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.
Day 1 - The Journey North
From Edinburgh we head west to collect our Glasgow passengers* and then make our first stop at the picturesque conservation village of Luss (1), on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond.
Travelling north via Tyndrum (2) we pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor (3) - one of Europe's great wildernesses
before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.(4)
After lunch in the Fort William area (5), we pause for photos at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail (6) mountain range.
Our journey ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.
Day 2 - Exploring Skye
After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include a visit to Talisker distillery (8)* and Dunvegan Castle*(7), or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders.
We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle (9), take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls.
Our day on Skye ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr (A), before we return to Portree for drinks in the bar, time to admire your photos and post a few for your friends to admire and bed.
Day 3 - Homeward - Eilean Donan, Ness & Cairngorms
We commence our return via the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle* (B), backdrop for the movie, 'Highlander'; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus (C) for lunch and views of Loch Ness (D).
Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, (E) before returning to Edinburgh with a view of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.
*PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person. *If the 3 day tour has no Glasgow pick-ups it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.
*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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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
Rates & Dates
|Nov, Dec 2018, Jan & Feb 2019
|April - May & October 2019, March 2020
|June - September 2019 + Peak
|November 2019 - March 2020
Certain Dates are designated peak periods and operate High season rates as below:
- Easter - 13 April - 27 April 2019
- Spring Bank Holiday: 24 - 31 May 2019
- Christmas / New Year: 15 Dec 2019 - 4 January 2020
Please note: discounts are avaioable for students, seniors and children.
Rates vary from month to month. check on booking for the correct rate for your date.
- 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.
*Please note: all featured castles and distilleries open April - October. Alternatives offered during October - March which may alter the route. Talisker distillery is closed on Sundays.
If the tour has no pick-ups in Glasgow, it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.
Please note that for individual travellers, single ensuite accommodation on Skye is very limited, especially in high season - please check with us however we may have to offer you alternatives.
Current typical costs of accommodation per person per night are approximately: £60+ for hotels, £32-£45 for B&B"s and guest houses and £16-£18 for youth hostels. These are reserved for you.