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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Haggis Adventures

3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Isle of Skye—the affordable way—on this convenient 3-day Scottish Highlands coach tour that eliminates the need to rent a car. Besides a visit to what’s known as the “winged isle,” visit Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Glencoe, and a whisky distillery, and enjoy two nights in dorm-style accommodation.
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14 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Loch Ness
Day 2
Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye
Day 3
Loch Ness to Edinburgh
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Highlights
  • See Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and more highlights on a budget
  • Sample Scotch whisky at a Highland whisky distillery
  • Learn local legends and Highland history from your guide
  • Enjoy two night’s stay in shared dorm-style accommodation
What to Expect
On the first day, make your way through 'Macbeth' country to Dunkeld with its medieval cathedral. After sampling Highland whisky at a distillery and learning how Scotch is made, travel to Inverness. Then follow the length of Loch Ness—look out for the Loch Ness Monster along the way—to Fort Augustus, where you bed down in your dorm-style shared accommodations. Day two brings you to the Isle of Skye, known as the “winged isle” or “Isle of Mist.” Admire windswept landscapes, rugged coastline, towering mountains, and ruined castles as your guide explains exactly their significance. On day three, say farewell to Loch Ness. Pass Ben Nevis, Glencoe, and Stirling, scene of many of Scotland’s bloodiest battles. Learn tales of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as you return to Edinburgh.
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Departure Point
Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 nights dorm- shared accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Highland Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • If special assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
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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Amy Lenton wrote a review May 2020
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This was such an incredible tour, covering the most beautiful places in Scotland. I went as a solo traveller, and immediately felt welcome and left with new friends. Our tour guide was Rich (with help from Dan and Rich) and honestly I was laughing from start to finish! If you
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rose H wrote a review Apr 2020
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Absolutely fab, even though I'm Scottish I come from the south so finally got to see what all the tourists were talking about. The Isle of Skye is beyond words, absolutely breathtaking as is Glencoe. Our guide Rich brought everything alive through stories, folktales and snippets
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Anita G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing tour which I can highly recommend to anybody who wants to see a glimpse of Scotland and the Highlands but has little time. Our main guide Rich was absolutely fantastic, a wealth of knowledge, entertaining us with cool stories about Scotland without ever boring us. Cool
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Amy S wrote a review Mar 2020
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The scenery on this 3-day trip is incredible and the history behind it astounding. The big yellow bus has gained a few more followers but other than the occasional refuge from the rain it felt like we were off the bus more than on it. From Bonnie Prince Charlie on Drummossie
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Lisa D wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a great 3 day tour! The days just flew by and we got to see and experience more that I could have imagined. I can’t say enough positive things about Rich, Jamie Mac and Disco Dan! They were professional, fun and made the 3 day tour super special! Rich is one of the best
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Tomcatbubbles
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Wonderful trip, left me with a hunger to discover more of this beautiful country
Wonderful trip, left me with a hunger to discover more of this beautiful country. We actually did this trip in 2010
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CalebSmith10
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Doubt you will get to your activity unscathed!
The driver of the minibus was reckless on the road. He sped through a roundabout in Edinburgh City Centre and nearl
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skw1304
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Fantastic trip thru amazing Scotland
I was on the Highlands and Loch Ness tour with Rich as our guide. We had sun, snow and everything in between and a
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skw1304
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Excellent Highlands Adventure
I was on the Highlands and Loch Ness tour with Rich as our guide. We had sun, snow and everything in between and a
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JudithV1309
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Loved it!
Great trip, the driver-guide Lee was great, we loved his explanations and his jokes! 100% would recommend!
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sahithyanswamy96
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Best farewell from the UK
This was my last trip in the UK and it was the most beautiful experience of my life. Every single second of my 3 da
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953morgana
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Highland Fling with Gill
I literally think Gill is one of my best friends after doing this trip with her. She was so knowledgeable and kind
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manuelpinochet
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Excelent tour!
Excelent and complete tour with steve p! Funny and he gave a lot of information! Really recommended :)
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nathanlamont94
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High(land)ly reccomend
Steve P was a great tour guide. Haggis adventures is a great way to see parts of scotland that a lot of Scots haven
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ronieboy81
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Very Scenic Tour
Excellent tour that shows the highlands for a day. Steve, our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Having d
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kavivip
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disappointed
i couldnt make it to the trip which started on a monday morning because the flight was cancelled the day before to
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EmmaMarshall1234
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Highland Fling
Certainly was a Highland Fling. Gave us that little bit of a taste. I’m now in love with Scotland and want to come
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adamdermy93
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An adventure to remember!
This was our second time in Scotland and Haggis Adventures made it even more special than we already thought it was
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PascalB2701
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Great tour!
We took the loch Ness tour with Fiona and had a great time. We came through lovely places and Fiona was a perfect t
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MaryW364
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Our Day trip to the Highlands and Lough Ness
We had a wonderful day on this tour. Michael our Guide was great, (thanks Michael) and knew his subject very well H
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Key Details
  • Dunkeld Cathedral, Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, and 12 more
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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