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3 Day tour to the Isle of Skye and the Highlands

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245€
Approx. 3 days
From Edinburgh
English

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architecture
History
History
Loch
Loch
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Legends
Castle
Castle
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landscapes

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 visiting Eilean Donan Castle.
Admission to Eilean Donan Castle is not included in the price of the tour:

Castle: £10 for adults/£6 for children over the age of 5/free for children under 5/£9 for over 60s
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.

 

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.
*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.

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: £12 for adults/£12 for over 60s/£12 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.

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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.

Day 2: Dun Beag Broch – Neist Point – Portree – Trotternish Peninsula

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.

Day 3: Loch Ness – Inverness – Pitlochry – Edinburgh

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.

Arrival at Lawnmarket (Royal Mile, Edinburgh)

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.

Basic accommodation
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 included.
Price from: Shared room

Standard accommodation
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.
Prices from:
• Double room
• Single room
• Triple room
Superior accommodation
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.
Prices from:
• Double room
• Single room
• Triple room

Short description

Glencoe Valley, Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle, the indescribable beauty of the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Inverness and many more inspiring landscapes.

Duration
3 days
Travel
Transportation in a vehicle for 8, 19 or 29 people
Guide
Yes
Language
English
Lowest Price Guarantee
245€
Departure Point
190 High Street (Royal Mile)
e-ticket
A printed version of your ticket is not required
Cancellation
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
  • Accommodation with breakfast included (accommodation list)
  • Professional driver and guide service in Spanish with ViajarPorEscocia.com
  • LochNessBus.com discount card for partner establishments in Edinburgh
What's No Included
  • Entradas a monumentos o atracciones que se visiten. Disfrutarás de un descuento en la mayoría de las atracciones. Disponemos de alternativas en caso de que no quieras visitar las atracciones opcionales.
    • Para el pago de atracciones solicitamos el pago con efectivo. La mayoría de las atracciones no acepta tarjeta.
  • Comidas: las paradas programadas para el almuerzo se encuentran en localidades que ofrecerán una gran variedad de restaurantes, pubs y supermercados.
    • Está permitido comer dentro del autobús. No se permiten comidas excesivamente olorosas o que puedan provocar malestar al resto de los participantes.
    • En relación a la comida se recomienda, sobre todo en los tours de largo recorrido, optar por la opción del snack o almuerzo ligero. De esta manera se aprovecha más el tiempo y se evitan problemas asociados al mareo y malestar.
  • Seguro de viaje.

Kaleb Blair
17 March 2020

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.

Arthur
14 March 2020

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 !!!!!

9 March 2020

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.

Vanessa
8 March 2020

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.

Omari
6 March 2020

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.

245€
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