Multi-day trip

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

Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours
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From US$ 368.32 per person

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Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, and tour Urquhart Castle.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide


72 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • Loch Lomond, Scotland

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Inverness

  • Isle of Skye

  • Portree

  • Inverness

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle (boat cruise)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Culloden Battlefield

  • Guided tour

    • Optional
  • Pitlochry (free time)

  • Edinburgh

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Main stop
Other stop
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, which appeared in the movie “Highlander”
  • Spend a day exploring the Isle of Skye
  • Do a bit of monster spotting from the shores of Loch Ness
  • Explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry
Full description

Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in a bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 1: A Spectacular Route North

Depart Edinburgh and travel north through the Trossachs National Park. Visit a lovely village and take in views of the UK’s largest expanse of freshwater, Loch Lomond. Continue across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe.

Learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit this incredible glen. The highland town of Fort William marks the end of Scotland’s oldest and most popular long-distance walks, The West Highland Way. Stay overnight in Inverness.

Day 2: A Full Day on Skye

You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. Highlights include the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and the stunning Trotternish Peninsula. 

You might see seals out in the waves as you walk along the coast, or a stag standing on a hillside. Visit the capital of Skye, Portree for lunch. Return to Inverness for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness

Drive along the banks of Loch Ness where you can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle or do a bit of monster hunting from the shore. Please note that during the winter months it may not be possible to take a cruise and visit the castle, but you will still get the opportunity to take in views of the loch, and see if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster.

At the Culloden battlefield, the site of the defeat of the Jacobites, there is the option of taking a tour. Continue on through the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and stop to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry as you make your way back to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Important information

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
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4.5 /5

based on 135 reviews

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Although weather has been drizzling for the 2nd day of the trip, we manage to take photos & the guide did his job well by taking us to all the places as highlighted in the itinerary as well as stop at some scenic places when requested. Really appreciate the guide / driver.

November 18, 2022

I absolutely loved my Tour, My Guides Chris and Alex Were excellent, answered all questions thoroughly and were good natured and entertaining, (Chris has a good story for everything and great dinner recommendations) I can't recommend this tour enough. The scenery was breathtaking and i was really happy with the amount of stops we were able to fit into 3 days. Accomodations were cozy and Hosts were very attentive and welcoming. 15/10

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November 10, 2022

An essential tour. I highly recommend it, the places that are visited and the landscapes that are seen are incredible. Our guide was Andy, who was attentive to us at all times, he explained a lot of things to us in a friendly and funny way, we could not have had a better guide. The B&B where we slept is very good, cozy and clean, and the breakfast is very complete. Very close to the center of Inverness.

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October 23, 2022

Product ID: 33586