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.
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
Approximate costs are per person per night:
- Youth Hostel: £17-£19,
- Bed& Breakfast: £32-£48,
- Hotel: £60+.
Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.
Optional Extras: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle
Rates & Dates
||Standard Tour Ticket
||Discount Tour Ticket
|Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays All Year
|| £119 - 143
- 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.