TravelScotland Logo TravelScotland Logo

Call +44 131 603 4880 or use our Live Chat or Request A Call Back for help, advice or to book a tour - speak to our resident expert Sholto who is a fund of knowledge!. You can search for tours tomorrow with our quick availability search.

About Sholto

sholto250Sholto is our tour expert and has information on something like 30 different tours around Scotland. If you don't want to browse around the site, try giving him a call for some advice.

(BTW: Sholto is ancient Scottish/Gaelic name that means the "sower of seeds" or propagator - people often ask)

3 Day Skye Tour from Glasgow

A great 3 day tour that focuses on the Isle of Skye with 2 nights in Portree. Highlights include Glencoe, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Old Man of Storr & lots else. Tour size max 16 in luxury minicoach. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays all year.


  • Includes whole day on Skye exploring
  • Visit to Eilean Donan (The Highlander) Castle
  • Concession Pricing for Students, Children & Seniors
  • Range of Accommodation choices including hostels

Luss, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Five Sisters of Kintail, Portree (Skye), Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Flora McDonald’s Grave, Black Houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Pitlochry.


Check Rates & Book Now

Enter your travel date and then on the next screen you can enter traveller details to receive an instant quote.

This tour operates on: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Day 1 - We Journey North

Departing Glasgow, we make our first stop at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond.

Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the desolate 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, (weather permitting) we stop for photos at Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then we can admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.

Our journey takes us to the charming village of Portree, on the Island of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.

Day 2

After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day’s touring – options can include a visit to Talisker distillery* and Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses.

We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls. Our tour ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.

Day 3

We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’ and 'Made of Honour'; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness.

Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour terminates. If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Waverley Station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of us.

3 day Skye

The trip and customer service was fantastic. My email enquiries got response very quickly and professionally. The tour was amazing even the weather was not that perfect sometimes but our tour guide Dom always tailored the best agenda for us. Besides, the B&B was just fabulous but it was varied for everyone. 

Best Tour of the Highlands

I went for the 3 day tour to the Isle of Skye. The guide was very good and enthusiastic. He kept the journey more enjoyable and memorable with his stories and jokes. The bus coaches were comfortable and had USB points which were very useful. Would be appreciable to also have WiFi on board which was the only drawback. The tour gave us ample time to see most of the attractions at our own pace and also in a relaxed manner. 

3 Day Skye Tour

Our tour guide was Martine and she was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and friendly and so nice to my Mum! She was always willing to pull out my mum's wheelchair for any stops she wanted to participate in and for those few sights and attractions that were not wheelchair accessible, Martine even stayed with my Mum to keep her company. The tour was a whirlwind but it was beautiful and we got to see so many great places! The bus was comfortable, the accommodations arranged for us were great, and I would highly recommend this 3 day tour!

Amazing...

Amazing bus, Amazing tour itinerary, excellent accommodation that they suggested and also the tour guide was brilliant

Excellent Tour & Lots of Toilet Stops

It was an excellent tour. The tour guide Martin was very knowledgeable person. We had enough toilet stops and plenty of own timings to explore the places.

Learned a Lot!

Kudos to Martine our driver and guide for being so friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about Scotland during the tour. She makes sure that you have enough stops for toilet breaks and photo ops. She's hilarious and I'll make sure to book another Timberbush tour with her next time I'm back to Scotland.The reservations team were so patient as well to answer all my inquiries about my accommodation. Overall it was a fun experience.

Great Tour

We did the 3 day tour and it was well worth it! Our guide, Dom, was pleasant and knowledgeable. He made the drive fun and interesting with his stories of Scottish history. We were able to see and learn a lot and it was better than I expected. Overall, a great experience and would definitely recommend!

Recommended!

We took 3 days trip from Edinburg to Isle of Sky, Loch Ness and many other stunning places. Such a great way of getting to know that beautiful country! We would never be able to hear so many interesting facts and stories if not for our tour guy Gregor. He was keeping us entertained through the trip but without being too intrusive. We couldn't ask for more :) If you are first time in Scotland, definitely the best way to travel.

Great Trip through Great Country

We took the three days trip from Edinburgh through the Highlands all the way north to the Isle of Sky and back.
Definitelly the best option if you are visiting Scotland for the first time. You get to see loads of amazing stuff, including castles, lovely towns and spectacular nature. Isle of Sky is breathtaking and when you get to higlands there, you feel like falling down to your knees, spreading your arms wide open and shouting "Freedom".
Our tour guide, Gregor, made the trip even more fun with loads of interesting facts. We had a chance to dine with him and his friend (tour guide from another bus) Andrew at the Isle of Skye and thanks to that we now know that you could fit all the people in the world into the Loch Ness three times over and other interesting facts you wanna tell your friends about.

Best Way to Visit Scotland

The 3 day Skye tour from Edinburgh is by far the best way to view/travel and learn about the history behind Skye. And every other location you happen to pass on the way. Our guide Callum was an absolute fountain of knowledge. His passion for his job absolutely shines through in the work he does, his love for his country and everything in it is absolutely evident across every minute of the tour.

The tour was well planned with plenty of stops and breaks, loads of photo opportunities. Callum always had a suggestion for somewhere good to eat or drink. He's definitely quite the story teller, with a great personality attached. 

Inclusions

Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Exclusions

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle.

Accommodation is not included in the price, but will be reserved for you, and you simply pay for the accommodation when you arrive there. You will get details of accommodation after the tour is booked

The tour price includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All accommodation is payable on arrival to the accommodation provider. Please note that many Bed and Breakfasts do not have card machines and do require guests to pay in cash. 

Accommodation rates do vary between providers and seasons. For this reason we are only able to give you an estimated rate until a booking has been made. Estimated rates are as follows:

Youth Hostel: £18.00 - £25.00 per person per night
B&B: £35.00 - £60.00 per person per night
Hotel: From £65.00+ per person per night

All hotels require credit card information in order to secure a booking. If you wish us to reserve a hotel room on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details.

Please note a single supplement may apply. The above accommodation rates are valid until March 2018.

Optional Extras: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle

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: 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
  • Departure Time: Departs: 10:15 Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Expected return Time: 20:30 hours day 3
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days

Rates & Dates

Ticket Price (Per Person )
Season Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays All Year £125-155 £119-149

We offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Please note that rates vary across the year.

Booking Notes

Two night stay in Portree
The tour price does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. see exclusions.

*PLEASE NOTE: All featured castles & distilleries open April-October - alternatives offered during October-March which may alter the route. Talisker Distillery closed on Sundays except during June, July and August.

Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16. Please note we cannot carry children under 5 years old on any tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Luss

    Small traditional village on Loch Lomond that is a heritage site protecting its pretty streets. The Loch Lomond cruise boats depart from pier here.

  • 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.

  • Pitlochry

    Small Highland tour that is a frequent stopping place for coaches travelling along the A9. Somewhat a one road town of shops and cafes.

  • Fort Augustus

    At the more scenic southern end of Loch Ness stands the village of Fort Augustus, originally set up as a garrison after the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and headquarters of General Wade's campaign to pacify the Highlands. Today Fort Augustus is a busy little place; full of monster-hunting tourists and boats using the flight of five locks to enter or leave Loch Ness on their journey along the Caledonian Canal.

Castle Visited

  • Duntulm Castle

    Old ruined castle near Duntulm on Trotternish Peninsula in a fantastic position facing North West over the sea. 

  • 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

  • Eilean Donan Castle

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

Similar Tours

  • 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 3 days a week all year, guaranteed. ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED.

    • Prices From: £199
    • Runs : Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • 3 Day Skye Experience from Glasgow

    3 Day tour to Skye from Glasgow with overnight beside Loch Ness and 2nd night on Skye. Minicoach with 16-24 seats and excellent driver guides. Available all year Wednesday & Saturday Departures and Monday and Wednesday in the summer. Includes Accommodation in price.

    • Prices From: £235
    • Runs : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • The Skye 3 Day Tour from Edinburgh

    3 day tour to the dramatic natural beauty and delights of Skye. Stay two nights in Portree on Skye. This tour runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays all year. Best way to see Skye quickly.

    • Prices From: £125
    • Runs : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday