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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
From GBP 225.00

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Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day small-group tour from Edinburgh, with accommodation and round-trip transport included. Drive through the magnificent Highlands, including Glencoe, and cross to the Isle of Skye for a free day to explore this rugged island. On the last day return to Edinburgh with a stop at Loch Ness to look for its legendary monster of ‘Nessie’. Your small-group tour includes breakfast each morning, and personalized attention from your guide with numbers limited to 16 people.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
This 3-day small-group tour from Edinburgh takes you through some of Scotland’s most ravishing scenery, including Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye, where you stay two nights in the pretty town of Portree. On Day 2, enjoy a day of exploring awe-inspiring Skye, and then, on Day 3, return to the mainland, with a stop at Loch Ness to look for its famous monster, ‘Nessie’.
Choose between B&B or 3-star hotel accommodation in Portree and enjoy a daily breakfast during your trip. All other meals, activities and entrance fees are at your own expense.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Edinburgh
Departure Time:
8:30am
Duration:
3 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at: Rabbie's Cafe 6 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG at approx 7pm

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B&B Twin Room
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2-night trip including twin room B&B accommodation for 2 nights

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GBP225.00
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B&B Single Room
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2-night trip including single room B&B accommodation for 2 nights

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GBP269.00
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Hotel Twin Room
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2-night trip including twin room hotel accommodation for 2 nights

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GBP275.00
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Hotel Single Room
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2-night trip including single room hotel accommodation for 2 nights

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3-Day Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Tour to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh by Minivan
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Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide
  • Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
  • Travel by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Two nights of B&B or 3-star hotel accommodation with private facilities
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast)
Hotel list:
A variety of superior-class bed & breakfasts, guesthouses and hotels are used. These offer excellent value for money and allow the benefits of tourism wealth to be distributed among a number of rural businesses, rather than being concentrated in one area.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • There are opportunities to take nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
  • First Edinburgh tour operator to be awarded 5-star status by the Scottish Tourist Board.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Maximum of 2 adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available.
  • Customers are allowed one piece of luggage with a max weight of 15kg
  • Please indicate preference for twin or double room in special requirement box at time of booking
Itinerary:
Day 1: Edinburgh – Portree
Meet your driver/guide in Edinburgh in the morning and travel west in your comfortable Mercedes minivan. Pass Linlithgow Palace and the town of Stirling, with its photogenic castle and nearby hilltop Wallace Monument. Continue past Doune Castle, where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed, and stop in the town of Callander for refreshments (own expense).

Enter the Scottish Highlands and enjoy the glorious vistas of Loch Luibnaig on route to Breadalbane, or the ‘High Ground of Scotland.' Climb to the heather-coated wilds of Rannoch Moor and through the breathtaking mountain scenery of Glencoe, scene of the infamous Massacre of Glencoe in 1692.

After time in Fort William for lunch (own expense), drive past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Follow the A830 or ‘Road to the Isles’ and wend through the beautiful Five Sisters of Kintail mountains toward the Isle of Skye. Stop to visit (own expense) iconic Eilean Donan Castle, a much-photographed, water-lapped castle standing where three lochs meet.

Afterward, cross the bridge to Skye and trace the rugged coastline to its capital, Portree, for an early-evening drop-off at your accommodation. Tonight, explore this port town as you wish and enjoy dinner at any of its welcoming restaurants or pubs (own expense).

Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree

Day 2: Portree (B)
Day two of this fully guided experience, depending on the weather, provides many possibilities beckon as your knowledgeable guide helps you get the most of your time.

North from Portree you can see or walk a section of the stunning Trotternish Ridge, a dramatic line of hills that culminates in the Old Man of Storr, the sea cliffs of Kilt Rock, and the craggy rock formations of Quiraing. Alternatively, take in the lush green estate of Glendale, visit 13th-century Dunvegan Castle or journey to the sea cliffs at Neist Point to spot seabirds and perhaps dolphins, sharks or whales. This evening, take your pick from Portree’s pubs and restaurants again for dinner (own expense).

Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree


Day 3: Portree – Edinburgh (B)
After breakfast at your accommodation and a pickup by your guide and minivan, travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back to the mainland. Enjoy majestic views over Loch Duich and continue to eerie Loch Ness, where you'll stop for lunch (own expense) and try and catch a sighting of the lake's legendary monster.

From here, travel along Loch Laggan through the Grampian Mountains, an area known as ‘Monarch of the Glen Country’ after the popular BBC series. Pass Dalwhinnie, home to one of Scotland's highest whisky distilleries, and Blair Castle, before a stop for refreshments (own expense). Then, continue via Perth and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh, where your tour ends in the early evening with a city-center drop-off.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donna B, September 2016

We had a great time on our tour! Nick, our guide, was perfectly delightful, entertaining and very knowledgeable. He's also a fabulous storyteller. The tour itself is packed full of so many sights and scenery and we were able to see parts of the highlands and Skye that would have been unknown to us otherwise. It was highly organized and just when you think you need a break, one is right around the corner. We highly recommend the tour and will gladly book again with Rabbies and Nick!

Reviewed by: Linda R, United States of America, September 2016

This tour is awesome. Dave, our driver/guide, has a great personality, good knowledge of the history of Scotland, and tells very entertaining stories. It's great to go with a small group. Be forewarned that this is a trip for people who are comfortable with walking. We highly recommend this tour.