Multi-day trip

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

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 342.87 per person

Likely to sell out

On this 3-day tour you will admire Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and many more inspiring places. A limited amount of time in Scotland should not stop you from visiting the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Small group available


  • Admire Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, the Great Glen and Glencoe
  • Spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, with a full day reserved to explore this magnificent island
  • Enjoy the service and knowledge of a passionate, local guide
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Scotland
  • Learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Highland Clan system
Full description
Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends. This is a journey packed with many of Scotland’s most iconic sights and scenery, all conducted by an expert local guide. Day 1: Edinburgh to Portree You will leave Edinburgh at 8:00 AM, enjoying stunning views of the Forth Bridge. Enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers, and mountains. You will visit the quaint village of Dunkeld, with its historic cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Then continue further north into the Highlands and enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. After you take in the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, the journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye. You will spend the night in Portree on the Isle of Skye, known as the winged isle. Day 2: Isle of Skye You will spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery. You will discover the many myths and legends that surround the beautiful island. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall, and Dunvegan's impressive castle. Stay overnight in Portree. Day 3: Portree to Edinburgh On the final day you will head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens. Pass the Commando Memorial with views of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. You will see eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor, before arriving in Rob Roy country where you will hear about the rogue turned hero. Crossing back into the lowlands, you will arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star guesthouse
  • Breakfast
  • Professional local guide
  • Transportation by coach
  • Souvenir map
  • Downloadable audio guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Other meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Jacobite steam train ride
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Highland Explorer Tours office. For tours departing after April 1, 2023, the departure point will be: Edinburgh Bus Station 26 Elder Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Children under 5 years old are not permitted to join this tour
  • Children aged under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • For winter departures, the tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5:30 PM and for summer departures, the tour returns at around 8:00 PM
  • If you are unsure which return time applies to your tour, please contact the supplier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

December 31, 2022

Tolle Tour durch die Highlands, super schöne Landschaften und tolle Castles und Gärten, tolles B&B, super netter Guide und sehr nette Mitreisende aus aller Welt

August 30, 2022


amazing experience. Alison was an excellent guide and driver and the accommodation in Skye inn was fantastic. I really recommend it.

August 19, 2022


Product ID: 188391