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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Overview
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
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 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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JannaiMcC wrote a review Jan 2020
26 contributions1 helpful vote
Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories whilst traveling were unrivaled and the places we got to see were breathtaking. The accommodation arranged for us was top-notch, the buses were comfortable and the
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely comments about your tour with Fergie! I'm so glad to hear that you think Scotland is as great as we do. We would love to welcome you back on another tour one day! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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jhrack wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was such an amazing experience! Each day was filled with 10/10 destinations and our tour guide Steven had so much knowledge about Scotland and its history. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in exploring Scotland’s highlands.
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Public Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 25 Dec 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic time on your tour with Steven - I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments! Kind Regards, Laurine
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VANDANA M wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
It was a great experience. We saw beautiful and historical places which were surreal. Our tour operator Nick was extremely helpful and interesting. He constantly gave us interesting bits of information throughout our journey, from right when we started from Edinburgh to the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 Dec 2019
Hi there, It sounds like you had a great time on your tour with Nick, we're glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to welcome you back on another of our tours! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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Raahat M wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
My family was traveling from India and we decided to book the 3 Day Highlands Tour and it was one of the best experiences we've ever had. Our tour guide Nick was amazing and extremely considerate. He knew almost everything and shared with us about the history and trivial
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 Dec 2019
Hi there, I am so glad to hear that you had a great time on your tour with Nick, thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Scotland! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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Zoe wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic few days discovering gorgeous Skye with some incredible people. Tommy our exceptionally entertaining tour guide made the experience very special and is a true asset to the company.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Khoa
Fort Worth, Texas
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Book tour in July 2020
Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
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Ludwig G
11
A great experience guided by Andrew, which made it even better!
Highly recommended day tour! Great stories told by a very entertaining guide. Will come back for another tour!
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smithfor5
Laval, Canada
62
Our guide Steven B. was the best
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Steven B. was the best. He knew exactly what we wanted and was very
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L’usa chartier papas
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Highlands and lochness tour
Awesome! Would recommend again and again. Wish we had more days to take other tours! Funny comfortable and amazing
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World Nix
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Our first visit to Edinburgh
Our first visit to Edinburgh was fantastic and the Highlands tour was amazing! We enjoyed the trip to Glasgow and
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Starrah Ann
11
B line steven B is the best
My trip was way back in May but I was telling some random stranger on the internet about this tour and I thought
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Aaron
11
Crowded
This company alone (not counting other tour companies) filled seven buses of tourists and brought us all to the
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JannaiMcC
171
Outstanding!!
Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories
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Orly J
12
Trip
It was our first time in Scotland. We were so excited to go to the highlands. We notified the company that we will
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Kevin Murk
Sarasota, Florida
184
One of the most beautiful places on earth
At least we think it is. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the comfort of a luxury coach and see some
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