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    3 Day Isle of Skye Minicoach Tour

    Skye, Loch Ness, Highlands and new friends to make on our 3 days journey through Scotland!

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3 Day Isle of Skye Minicoach Tour dep Glasgow

3 days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands as well as the romantic Island of Skye. Highlights  include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Departs 4 days a week all year, guaranteed.

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Highlights

Highlights: ~ Glencoe ~ Eilean Donan Castle ~ Quiraing mountain pass ~ Isle of Skye ~ Neist Point ~ Five Sisters of Kintail ~ Loch Ness

This tour operates on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Day 1

Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and travel north, crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. We travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens.

We continue north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views.

From here we travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis. On the "Road to the Isles" now through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head north to Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.

Day 2 on Skye

is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather, and dynamics of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. There will be a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction there is Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod, and possibly the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the furthest most west point on Skye. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free night in Portree.

Day 3 Return Home via Loch Ness

You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting 'Nessie'. Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as 'Monarch of the Glen Country' before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow. Arriving at 1930 approx.

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Inclusions

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.

Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Exclusions

Meals and refreshments.
Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)

The tour price does not include accommodation, but this gives you the freedom to choose your budget and the type of accommodation you wish to stay in.

Choose Hostel, B&B or Hotel and Rabbies will book it for you.

Accommodation on the tours is dispersed around various villages and towns. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings may limit the choice of accommodation available.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: All Year
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days
  • Departure Point: Glasgow
  • Departure Point: outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street), Glasgow, G1 1QX, Scotland
  • Departure Time: Please check-in at 08:45am. Departs at 09:00am.
  • Expected return Time: The tour returns at 19:30 hrs (day 3)
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days

Rates & Dates

Adult Prices:  £119 - £155 depending on season
Discount Prices:  £109 - £145
Departing: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (All year)

Booking Notes

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Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Loch Lomond

    Britain's largest inland waterway, measuring 22 miles long and at certain points up to five miles wide, is Scotland's most famous (uninhabited!) loch, thanks to the Jacobite ballad about its "bonnie banks".

     

  • Glencoe

    Dramatic landscape with a dramatic history. Few who visit the glen are unmoved by its majesty and power.

  • Fort William

    Fort William is the gateway to the Western Highlands and one of the country's main tourist centres. It stands at the head of Loch Linnhe, with the snow-topped mass of Ben Nevis towering behind.

  • Portree

    Skye's largest town and a charmingly friendly stop-off popular with all visitors.

Castle Visited

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    One of the world's quintessential castles: Eilean Donan is familiar from films and stunning in its romantic location. Open daily.

  • Dunvegan Castle

    The Clan MacLeod has had its family seat at Dunvegan Castle since about the 12th century. It remains the seat of the Clan and a castle well worth visiting for its history and excellent state of repair

  • Blair Castle

    Home to the Duke of Atholl who is the only person other than the monarch to raise a private army. The duke's army is ceremonial only. The castle is not a med

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