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From Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-Day Guided Tour

From Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours
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Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, and tour Urquhart Castle.

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Duration 3 days
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  • See Eilean Donan Castle, which appeared in the movie “Highlander”
  • Spend a day exploring the Isle of Skye
  • Do a bit of monster spotting from the shores of Loch Ness
  • Explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry
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Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in a bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 1: A Spectacular Route North

Depart Edinburgh and travel north through the Trossachs National Park. Visit a lovely village and take in views of the UK’s largest expanse of freshwater, Loch Lomond. Continue across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe.

Learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit this incredible glen. The highland town of Fort William marks the end of Scotland’s oldest and most popular long-distance walks, The West Highland Way. Stay overnight in Inverness.

Day 2: A Full Day on Skye

You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. Highlights include the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and the stunning Trotternish Peninsula. 

You might see seals out in the waves as you walk along the coast, or a stag standing on a hillside. Visit the capital of Skye, Portree for lunch. Return to Inverness for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness

Drive along the banks of Loch Ness where you can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle or do a bit of monster hunting from the shore. As you head back to Edinburgh, your route will take you through Inverness, the Cairngorms, and Pitlochry.

At the Culloden battlefield, the site of the defeat of the Jacobites, there is the option of taking a tour. Continue on through the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and stop to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.

  • Transportation
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
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  • Children under 3 years

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
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based on 111 reviews

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I really enjoyed this 3 day tour. The sites we saw were gorgeous. Chris, our guide, was friendly and helpful. I know it's not common for AC to be used since it's usually cold in Scotland, but during our stay it was quite warm and the bus's AC wasn't very good so it was quite hot on the ride in the afternoons. I wish our room accommodations were closer to the city where all the shops/dining were instead of many of us spread out. I also wish we had more time to add on tours (like Eilean Donan castle or a boat tour of Loch Ness like the description mentioned).

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June 6, 2022

Highland Experiences gave us a great 3 day experience around the Highlands and Skye which was informative and put across in a very down to earth and where appropriate humerous manner. Our driver Barry was very sociable and easy to get on with and adapted the trip to suit our preferences, he was also a very careful drive around the windy mountainous roads and we felt very safe with him at the wheel Furthermore the accomodation in Inverness was excellent In summary this was a wonderful trip and excellent value for money

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April 6, 2022

The most comprehensive way to see the Highlands! 3 days were packed with sights and stops all over northern Scotland. But the itinerary was way too rushed. The average time we stopped at each sight was around 15 mins and it didn't allow for a full, leisurely experience. I would have preferred being in fewer locations but for an hour in each beautiful place. And it's a bumpy ride on those narrow highland roads so we need time to decompress on solid ground! The B&B at night was basic accommodations and good breakfast, which is fine because the only thing you do there is sleep after after a long day on a bus.

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July 7, 2021

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