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.
Highlights: ~ Glencoe ~ Eilean Donan Castle ~ Quiraing mountain pass ~ Isle of Skye ~ Neist Point ~ Five Sisters of Kintail ~ Loch Ness
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 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 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.
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 we will book it for you.
Typical prices per person per night:
Hostel £15-£20, Guest House B&B £30-£45, Hotels - more.
Based on 2 people sharing (except hostel). Single occupancy will be higher.
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.
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.
Min Age5 years
Tour Vehicle TypeMini Coach
Departure PointTourist Information Office, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY
Departure TimePlease check-in at 08:45am. Departs at 09:00am.
Expected return TimeThe tour returns at 19:30 hrs (day 3)
Duration of Tour3 Days
Months of OperationJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Rates & Dates
Adult Prices: £119 - £139
Discount Prices: £109 - £129
Departing: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (All year)
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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!!