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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Tour the beaches, lakes, and historic monuments of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, which offers more time to explore the highlights. Visit Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; enjoy sightseeing and sample Scotch whisky on the Isle of Skye; and take part in optional extras such as a Loch Ness cruise and a Culloden Battlefield tour.
Highlights
  • 3-day Highlands tour with stops at Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and Loch Lomond
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands
  • Full day on the Isle of Skye: See the island at a relaxed pace
  • Customize the tour to suit your budget with a choice of accommodations
What to Expect
Day 1: Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Your tour begins with pickup from central Edinburgh by coach and a leisurely drive to the Isle of Skye, discovering Scottish Highlands sights along the way. The first stop is Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you explore lakeside villages. Continue north, to Glen Coe where you walk and admire the area’s rugged mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Next, break for lunch (own expense) in Fort William, with views of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain. Finally, travel to Isle of Skye, stopping at Eilean Donan Castle (interior visit at own expense). After crossing the bridge to Isle of Skye, check into your accommodation (depending on type selected) and enjoy free time. Day 2: Isle of Skye After a hotel breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Isle of Skye, covering all of its most popular landmarks and attractions. Journey along the coast, admire natural wonders such as Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr, and enjoy free time for shopping, sightseeing, and lunch (own expense) in the port town of Portree. In the afternoon, sample traditional Scotch whisky at a historic distillery. Return to your accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Day 3: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh After breakfast at your hotel, you head back to Edinburgh, taking a different route that winds through the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to Loch Ness. Hear the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, and opt for a lake cruise (own expense). If you wish, visit the Loch Ness Visitor Center or Urquhart Castle (entrance fees not included). Next is Culloden Battlefield, the site of one of the region’s most important battles. If you choose to take a tour (own expense), you explore the battlefield and learn more about Scotland’s clans at the visitor center. Make a final stop in the rural town of Pitlochry, before heading to Edinburgh, where you are returned to the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation, as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Our small bus set off and I had no idea that it was going to be so enchanting! Our guide Nick Price was full of gems on the geology of the gorgeous landscape as well as being able to give the history of the region. He made the trip special and memorable and I would love to use
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My fiancé and I are beyond grateful that Daniel was our guide for this trip. This is the best tour we have had the pleasure of joining this far and we are so glad we booked it with Daniel. The scenery and castles etc were mind-blowingly beautiful of course but Daniel really
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Graham was my tour guide and he was absolutely phenomenal! He gave great reviews for the towns we were staying in and he took us to all of the best spots in the Highlands. He gave us plenty of time to explore and he gave loads of great facts about all of the places we traveled
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Today I am back in Edinburgh after my three-day tour. Thank you John McCulloch for a fantastic tour. If anyone's thinking of going to the Highlands, get John McC as your guide. He's knowledgeable, an excellent driver (a good thing!), And is expert at managing a disparate bunch
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Stephen H. did a fantastic job...truly a five star tour. Very informative of the area, excellent driver, great on the history of the isle of Skye. His narrative was tremendous and occasionally humorous.
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