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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.

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  • 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.

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.

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Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.


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

Price does not include Accommodation but we book for you. You can also book your own if you prefer.

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 £119.00 £119.00

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).

Booking Notes

Two night stay in Portree
The tour price does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs per person per night:

Youth Hostel: £17-£19,

Bed & Breakfast: £32-£48,

Hotel: £60+.

Single supplemenst may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.

*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.

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  • Amazing Stories & Music

    I really recommend this tour to everyone. The places we visited in the Highlands and Skye were unforgettable.

    • Name: Gonazalo
    • Review Date: 11.01.16
  • Amazing Time!

    Such an amazing time. We did The Isle of Skye tour. The sun came out on the second day and we saw the most perfect rainbow. It was really pretty "magical." As far as our guide, Stuart was just the best. Thank you so much for such a memorable experience.

    • Name: Sonja
    • Review Date: 16.11.15
  • An Amazing Experience

    What an amazing experience! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Scotland and wanting to get out of the major cities and really see what this country has to offer.

    • Name: Liddies
    • Review Date: 07.01.16
  • Excellent Tour

    Excellent tour , Tour guide Alan wa much helpful in terms of breaks during the tour. Guide knowledge was awsome & really appericate his involvement during the complete tour.

    • Name: Manoj
    • Review Date: 10.08.16
  • Fabulous Trip

    Fabulous trip. Exactly what we wanted and expected. Marten, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. Accommodation was exceptional. Luckily the weather was fabulous as well. Don't miss Eilan Doran Castle. All highly Recommended

    • Name: Diana
    • Review Date: 13.04.16
  • Guide Made it Perfect

    I strongly recommend this tour to everyone. The tourist attractions that we have visited in the Highlands and the Isle of Skye are simply stunning. What's more our guide Pete made this trip absolutely perfect with his experience and amiability. We have really had the opportunity to learn from him lots of things about Scotland history, traditions, music and even Gaelic! He did his best to make everybody enjoy the experience and he succeeded in. If we had gone on our own we would have never discovered this amazing routes and real Scottish life. Pete is an expert, you can ask him about almost anything! In addition the accommodation that was arranged for us really met our expectations. I am totally convinced that we couldn't have taken more advantage of our time.

    • Name: Eva
    • Review Date: 10.01.16
  • Magical Experience

    Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and funny and made our trip absolutely outstanding. The scenery was breath-taking and despite the long hours in the coach, every place we got to at the end of each drive was so magnificent it was worth the wait!

    • Name: Tessa
    • Review Date: 20.11.15
  • Most Fun Trip

    It's one of the most fun trip I have ever had.. The tour guide Martine is really great! She led us 3 days going through all planned attractions with many interesting stories of history, movies and legends; also she took care lots details which made the trip safe and comfortable (including the music)! And the most attractive thing from the touring is Martine's Humor, brought the whole team such a fun and wonderful trip!

    • Name: Qix
    • Review Date: 24.08.16
  • Really Enjoyed the Skye Tour

    I really enjoyed the 3 days tour in Skye. Martin was such a great guide, full of knowledge about the Scottish history. All the little detail about the history throught the tour was amazing. Thank you very much for that! The b&b was perfect, so comfortable and great breakfast. I had an amazing time.

    • Name: Valerie
    • Review Date: 10.06.16
  • Skye Wonderland

    I highly recommend this tour anytime of year, but if you are looking for Scotland's natural beauty in its most raw, rustic and rugged state, I'd recommend a winter visit. There were many times where I had to pause for minutes at a time and stare in wonder at the majesty around me.

    • Name: Anonymous
    • Review Date: 28.01.16
  • Tour was Excellent

    This tour was excellent. and the guide really made sure we enjoyed the trip! 5 Star!

    • Name: Paula
    • Review Date: 17.02.16

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.

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