Our 3-day tour to the Isle of Skye* is the ideal way to explore the Scottish Highlands and discover one of its most famous islands. The perfect addition to a trip to Edinburgh to experience the true Scottish Highlands. The tour includes well-known places such as the Glencoe Valley, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Portree, Inverness, Pitlochry and many more.
Day 1: Glencoe Valley – Fort William – Isle of Skye
Our meeting point will be 190 High Street, Edinburgh. We will depart from here at 8:00 a.m. After passing the historic city of Stirling, we will drive through the town of Callander, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the famous Highland cows. Soon after, the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands will come into view, but we will first make a stop for coffee. We will continue on our way and pass by Loch Garry, taking in its beauty.
Our next stop will be the stunning Glencoe Valley, where you’re sure to fall in love with the magnificent views. From there, we will head to Fort William, a small yet important town, where we will also make a stop, so you can discover its history.
From Fort William, we will set off on the last stretch of the journey before reaching the Isle of Skye. On our way, we will make a stop at a viewpoint for some breathtaking views of Loch Duich, before heading to Glenfinnan, where we will enjoy the beautiful views from the famous aqueduct after appearing in the Harry Potter world.
Before reaching the isle of Skye and our accommodation, we will do a photostop at Eilean Donan Castle.
Day 2: Dunvegan Castle – Portree – Trotternish Peninsula
The next day, we will leave after breakfast and head to Dunvegan Castle*, the home of the Chief of Clan Macleod. Here, we will make a stop so that we can visit the Castle and admire its sea views.
Next, we will continue on to the charming fishing village of Portree. Choose from many walking routes and visit the town centre and its surroundings. We will also have time for lunch here. That afternoon, we will head north to the stunning landscapes of Trotternish. This peninsula is home to the Quiraing landslip, the spectacular Kilt Rock waterfall and the Old Man of Storr – a rocky hill steeped in history – where we will stop to take some photos. Heading back to Kyleakin, you can soak up the fantastic views of the famous Cuillin mountain range and the dramatic valleys of the Isle of Skye.
Admission to Dunvegan Castle is not included in the price of the tour:
• Castle and gardens: £14 for adults/£11 for over 60s/£9 for children aged between 5 and 15/free for children under 5.
*Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, in case it is not possible to visit Dunvegan castle, we will do an alternative route to Neist Point.
Day 3: Loch Ness – Inverness – Pitlochry – Edinburgh
On the final day of the tour, we will return to Edinburgh.
But first, after departing from Kyleakin and before the first stop of the day on the shores of Loch Ness, we will cross the impressive landscape of the Five Sisters of Kintail. When we arrive at Loch Ness, you’ll have the chance to take a boat trip on what is probably the most famous lake in the world. Afterwards, we will make a stop in Inverness, where you can explore the capital of the Highlands and have lunch.
The boat trip is not included in the price of the tour:
• Boat trip: £18 for adults/£16 for over 60s/£14 for children aged between 5 and 15/free for children under 5
On the last leg of the tour, we will stop to fill the vehicle up with petrol in Pitlochry, before heading to the Hermitage. This magical forest is home to the giant Douglas fir tree, known for its remarkable height. It is here, in this spectacular natural setting, where the River Braan and its powerful rapids flow. Steeped in history, those who love traditions and legends will be delighted to hear the most magical tales of this haven.
Arrival at Lawnmarket (Royal Mile, Edinburgh)
We will return to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridge over the Firth of Forth at around 7:00 p.m., having seen and enjoyed the best and most remarkable parts of Scotland.
**Since the weather conditions can vary, the guide will adapt the route depending on the weather in order to make the most of the different sights on the tour.
Low Season - From the 21st of October 2020 to the 1st of April 2121
Day 1: Glencoe Valley – Fort William – Isle of Skye
Our meeting point will be 190 High Street, Edinburgh. We will depart from here at 8:00 a.m. After passing the historic city of Stirling, we will drive through the town of Callander. Soon after, the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands will come into view, but we will first make a stop for coffee.
Our next stop will be the stunning Glencoe Valley, where you’re sure to fall in love with the magnificent views. From there, we will head to Glenfinnan Valley and its famous viaduct, before travelling onwards to Fort William. We will also make a stop at this small, yet important town, so you can discover its history and have lunch.
From Fort William, we will set off on the last stretch of the journey before reaching the Isle of Skye. On our way, we will stop at the Commando Memorial, where you can gaze at some of the best views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom. We will then also make a brief stop at Eilean Donan Castle for a unique historical experience as the sun sets.
That evening, we will stay in the village of Kyleakin or in the surrounding area, and enjoy a good night’s rest in the silence and tranquillity of the Highlands.
Our first stop after breakfast will be the Isle of Skye’s most impressive and well-known mountain range, the Cuillins, featuring its red and black mountains. We will continue our tour with a visit to the ruins of Dun Beag Broch, an impressive stone fort built around 2,000 years ago. Before leaving, we will visit one of the most charming parts of the island: Neist Point and its lighthouse. This stop on the westernmost point of the island boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Next, we will continue on to the charming fishing village of Portree. Choose from many walking routes and visit the charming town centre. We will also have time for lunch here. In the afternoon, we will continue north to the stunning landscapes of the Trotternish Peninsula.Experience the Fairy Glen with its otherworldly landscape, the Quiraing landslip, the spectacular Kilt Rock waterfall and the Old Man of Storr – a rocky hill steeped in history.
*Since the weather conditions can vary, the guide will adapt the route depending on the weather in order to make the most of the different sights on the tour.
The last day will be dedicated to some of Scotland’s most iconic sights before returning to Edinburgh.
We will have the chance to visit two of the most impressive castles in the Highlands: Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle. Before stopping on the shores of Loch Ness, we will visit Eilean Donan Castle. This is an unmissable stop on your visit to Scotland, so be sure to bring a camera. Next up on this exciting tour is the magnificent Urquhart Castle, which is sure to delight, surprise and astonish. Located on the shores of Loch Ness, this historical location was witness to the conflict during the Jacobite Risings.
After exploring these idyllic locations, we will follow the road up to the capital of the Highlands: Inverness. Here, you’ll have time to explore this town on the banks of the River Ness and grab a bite to eat. On the last leg of our tour, we will make a stop in Pitlochry, a charming Victorian town in the county of Perthshire.
*Important: it will not be possible to visit Eilean Donan Castle on some specific tours. Please check with the ViajarporEscocia.com team regarding the affected dates and the available alternative.
We will return to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridge over the Firth of Forth at around 8:30 p.m., having seen and enjoyed the best and most remarkable parts of Scotland.
In case you look for your own accommodation, it has to be located in the village of Kyleakin. Please be in touch if you have any doubt or enquires.
Accommodation is allocated under request. We cannot confirm your accommodation selected at the moment of the booking. We will reply confirming or offering alternatives in the next 48 hours.
Hostel accommodation with a bedroom and bathroom that will be shared with other travellers. Beds are normally distributed in bunk beds, and the bedrooms are usually mixed gender. Breakfast is not included.
- Shared room £60
*Currently we are unable to provide basic accommodation (hostel beds) due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact us to check alternative options.
This accommodation category offers a variety of Bed & Breakfasts in various locations, including Broadford, Breakish, Kyleakin, Portree, etc. All options include breakfast. For more information, please visit our webpage for accommodation options on the Isle of Skye.
There is limited accommodation on the Isle of Skye, therefore booking triple rooms will be subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Single room: £140 per person
- Double room: £130 per person sharing a double room
- Triple room: £130 per person sharing a triple room
This category offers a series of Bed & Breakfasts and hotels in the best locations to ensure maximum comfort. For more information, please visit our webpage for accommodation options on the Isle of Skye. Booking triple rooms will be subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Single room: £175 per person
- Double room: £190 per person sharing a double room
- Triple room: £190 per person sharing a triple room
- 3 days
- Transportation in a vehicle for 8, 19 or 29 people
- Lowest Price Guarantee
- Departure Point
- 190 High Street (Royal Mile)
- A printed version of your ticket is not required
- Free (up to 10 days before the tour)
- Departure time
- 8:00 a.m. *Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure you don’t miss the tour
- Return Details
- Approximately 8:00 p.m. on the third day
- What's Included
- Transportation in a vehicle for 8, 19 or 29 people.
- Professional driver and guide.
- What's No Included
- Tickets to monuments or attractions that are visited. Enjoy a discount in most of the attractions. We have alternatives in case you don’t want to visit the optional attractions.
- Meals: Scheduled lunch stops are at locations offering a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and supermarkets.
- Eating on the bus is allowed (sandwiches, snacks, fruit and similar).
- In relation to the food, it is recommended, especially on long-distance tours, to opt for the option of snack or light lunch. In this way, the time is used more and problems associated with dizziness and discomfort are avoided.
- Travel insurance.
It was a wonderful experience, we had the opportunity to get to know spectacular places, exceptional, beautiful and unique landscapes accompanied by our guide, a great person, guide and connoisseur of Scottish culture, its customs, its history beyond that written in traditional books. It was worth crossing the Atlantic to get to know the Highlands. We have the experience of three wonderful days shared with a group of travelers whose kindness and friendliness made our trip an opportunity to learn, know and enjoy a beautiful part of the world. Thanks loch ness bus.
We just got back from the 3 day tour. What a well of wisdom, it took us to so wonderful places, it told us lots of fantastic stories and legends, it guided us perfectly accompanied by good music and everything in very good company! Thanks for discovering the Highlands and Skye to us! Highly recommended tour !!!!!
You see everything there is needed to see. The trips are not too long and Xabier, our excellent guide, livened it up with all kind of anecdotes and historical explanations. We really had a great time.
Three great days, visiting spectacular places thanks to Xavi. He is such a professional guide, so close and who enjoys explaining in detail the history of this beautiful country. It is a highly recommended tour.
Excellent experience !!! It is the best experience we have done in Scotland, the tour was too short even. The guide was great, he managed to make a trip of that many hours by bus felt really short. I loved how he felt the stories when he told them about the Scottish clans and kings and all those Scottish legends, making it interesting. Really, I do not usually leave opinions, but it is worth it! Very good organization of all details in the tour. 100% recommended.