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

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

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

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

From US$ 1,219.48 per person

Explore the Highlands on this 3-day tour that covers Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and Inverness. Hear legendary myths, venture through untamed mountains, and stay in fantastic local hostels.

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Duration 3 days
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the best of what Scotland has to offer in just three-days with our whirlwind tour.
  • Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster while traveling alongside the entirety of the famous loch
  • Explore the Isle of Skye, the jewel of the Scottish islands
  • Take a photo of Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous in the world
  • Have your breath taken away by view of the Cuillin Mountains
Full description

Our Skye High tour is the perfect way for travelers short on time to see most of Scotland. In just three days, go hunting for the Loch Ness Monster, see ruined castles and stunning lochs, and listen to Celtic myths in a proper Highland pub.

Leaving Edinburgh at 8:00 AM, take in views of the spectacular Forth Bridges and journey north to Macbeth County. Visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. Drive further into the Highlands and enter the Great Glen.

Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness and search for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Our journey to the Isle of Skye passes one of the most photographed castles in Scotland – Eilean Donan. Our home for the night is the small village of Portree on the Isle of Skye. (Overnight: Portree)

Today we explore the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Misty Isle’: a bucket-list destinations thanks to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views, and faerie stories.

Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, hear Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. Explore the windswept landscape, coastline, and mountain ranges. In the afternoon, explore Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod before returning to Portree.

Summer itinerary, April to mid-October. Our first stop of the day is the beautiful Armadale Castle, Gardens, and Museum of the Isles before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig.

Have the option to be a wizard for the day and board the Jacobite Steam Train aka “Hogwarts Express” to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world and a must for all Harry Potter fans. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Legendary guide
  • Multi-share dorm bed hostel accommodation, mixed dorms with men and women
  • Ferry across the sea to the Isle of Skye
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meet at the Haggis Adventures tour office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours are designed for young independent travelers (18-35 year olds) and the young at heart
  • The accommodation is in multi-share hostel dorms
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great tour to take if you want to really explore the Highlands. Thomas was an excellent guide as well - humorous and personable. Glencoe and the Isle of Skye were just beautiful. Unfortunately due to the time in season and dates, some of the activities were cancelled (distillery tour, museums, etc). Regardless, the tour is fun if you want to meet new people and get some great photos of the landscape!

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October 19, 2022

Awesome experience

It was worth every penny. Our tourguide Ross made it a special experience since his famiy's history is tied to the lands. It's amazing how much you can learn and see in just 3 days. Also met a great bunch of nice people on the bus. If you are considering booking, you should definitely do it!!

July 19, 2019

Scotland beautiful and compact

A very nice tour of Scotland Highlands. The first day of the tour was not quite as spectacular, the second day was best in terms of landscape when it went to the Isle of Sky, the weather was not so good on that day, typically Scottish with a lot of rain and fog, even that third day had a lot to offer in terms of landscape. Due to the processing went great. Well suited for young people and also solo travelers.

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October 13, 2018

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