Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 211.25 per person

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Enjoy a 3-day tour experiencing the dramatic scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Spend time in Glencoe, explore the Isle of Skye, the Eilean Donan Castle and mysterious Loch Ness.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • Luss

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Portree

  • Dunvegan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Duntulm Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Kilt Rock

    • Optional
  • Old Man of Storr

    • Optional
  • Eilean Donan Castle

  • Loch Ness

  • Fort Augustus

  • Pitlochry

  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the picturesque seaside village of Portree.
  • Pass through the haunting and dramatic Glencoe valley.
  • Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis.
  • See Skye's highlights like Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and Lealt Falls.
Full description

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness.

Day 1

From Edinburgh, you will head west where your first stop will be at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. Traveling north via Tyndrum you will pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, your tour will pause for photos at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Your first day ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.

Day 2

After breakfast, your will depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include Dunvegan Castle, a trip to Uig, and a visit to Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders. Other options include viewing Duntulum Castle, enjoying breathtaking views of Kilt Rock, or perhaps a bracing walk at the Lealt Falls. The day will end with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before returning to Portree.

Day 3

You will commence your final day of the tour via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. The tour continues south over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with the last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.

Includes
  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach.
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide.
  • Accommodation (if option selected).
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted by the activity provider via email regarding accomodation (if option selected)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 197 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour is amazing. Every scene in the Highland is an incredible picture that you have never seen before. The driver Andrew has tried his best to ensure we can have a good sight-seeing experience and take some great photos, in the limits of short daylight time long driving time and bad weather. Thank you.

January 24, 2023

I do not recommend doing the tour during winter, since daylight hours are scarce and you have to run from one place to another, so you spend a lot of time on the road and little appreciating the landscapes. Despite that, the views are spectacular and our guide (Paul B) made the trip extremely enjoyable.

January 9, 2023

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour for anyone wishing to visit Scotland and enjoy the magical nature of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Our guide, Jim, was the best! He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, a fantastic driver, and taught us so much about Scotland's remarkable culture and history. Three days was the perfect amount of time and we really enjoyed being based in Portree at our lovely accommodation, the Springfield Guest House. We also enjoyed being in a couch van instead of a big bus. Overall, I think Timberbush is the best choice for a tour of the Scottish highlands.

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December 16, 2022

Product ID: 74136