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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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2 adults
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Journey into the Scottish Highlands—famed for picturesque hills, lakes, and centuries of history—and then onwards to the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. The small group size makes this trip feel more intimate, and it includes round-trip transit from Edinburgh via a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, so you can focus on admiring the scenery instead of navigating your own way through the countryside.
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5 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Portree
Day 2
Flexible full day touring around...
Day 3
Portree - Edinburgh
  • Round-trip included in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for ease and comfort
  • Choose from a B&B or 3-star hotel during your Isle of Skye stay
  • See some of Scotland’s most popular sights, from Loch Ness to Glencoe
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
This 3-day adventure in the Scottish Highlands begins when you meet your guide at a convenient location in Edinburgh and set off via a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. With only a small group of fellow travelers for company, you discover the area’s unique landscapes and rich history. On the first day, you head to Portree, the Isle of Skye’s largest town. En route, see the historic city of Stirling, Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest peak), and the hills and waterfalls of Glencoe. Enjoy free time to explore Portree in the evening before a night at a B&B or 3-star hotel—whichever you picked at checkout. The second day begins with a guided tour of the Isle of Skye. Depending on the weather, visit the 13th-century Dunvegan Castle, the rugged rock formations of Quiraing, or the sea cliffs at Neist Point, among other destinations. Your second night is again spent in Portree. On the third day, make your way back to Edinburgh, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities as you go. Pause at Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessie (its sea monster), and admire the wild Grampian Mountains. The tour ends in early evening, upon return to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Travel by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Two nights of B&B or 3-star hotel en-suite accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Room preferences (e.g double room instead of twin room) should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Single rooms accommodate 1 person with 1 x UK Single / US Twin bed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Beth N wrote a review Mar 2020
Bloomington, Indiana6 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was exactly what I was looking for on my trip to Scotland! I wanted to see more than just Edinburgh and this tour let me see a large part of the countryside and Isle of Sky without ever feeling rushed. Our tour guide, Ross, constantly checked in to make sure we were
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Date of experience: March 2020
Gabriel F wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
My fiancee and I chose Rabbies for this 3 day tour to the Isle of Skye and back and we could not be more satisfied. Our guide Grant was great, not only in regard to knowledge about history, nature and local legends of the Highlands and the Islands, but also in trying to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Devin-Jean M wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, United States14 contributions
My mother and I wanted to take a trip that would show us everything in 3 days. This tour came close, or as close as one could in 3 days. Willy was a sensational driver and guide. He was able to share a ton of great history and cool bits and tried his best to meet everyone's
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sam B wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions
I booked the 3 day package from TripAdvisor and absolutely loved this tour-it was the highlight of my 2 week vacation! My tour guide Jim was absolutely awesome! He was kind, organized, funny and open to any questions on the trip. Jim took us to many places-I didn’t feel rushed
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Date of experience: March 2020
JennyDLC wrote a review Mar 2020
Glendale, California99 contributions21 helpful votes
What a perfect and concise first-time visit to the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands. Beautiful country and appreciated the highlights. There definitely much to see and appreciated our knowledgeable tour guide, William, who drove and talked us through the sights, castles,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Rabbie's
Great way to see more of Scotland in a short amount of time!
This tour is by far one of the best ways to more of Scotland than just the city. Our driver and tour guide Grant wa
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Best tour
We choose Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh on Sunday morning. Our tour guid
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Great Day on the road
We chose the Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour on a sunday. To cut it short: it was a fantastic day trip. Glen
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Wonderful tour!
It was a day packed with lovely stories from our tour guide, Fiona, and beautiful views of the Scottish countryside
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Fun but still informative, one-of-a-kind Scottish experience
Our driver/guide/DJ was Stefan, an extremely funny, knowledgable guy with a carefully selected track list matching
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Good Tour, Great Guide!
Really enjoyed our tour of the Highlands. It was great to see the countryside. Our tour guide Henry was the best! H
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This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip, so glad I decided to go. You get to see loads of beautiful sc
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Absolutely incredible tour of the Highlands, Loch Ness, and Inverness
My girlfriend and I went on this tour back in December. Our guide was Doug and I believe he made the tour and trip
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Absolutely Amazing
I don't know which was the best part of the trip, the scenery from everything or our tour guide Mark. It was such a
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Best part of the trip
Kevin was a fantastic tour guide. The right mix of fun facts, useful information, and a good music playlist. :) We
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Great Tour and Guide
I did this tour because I wanted to see more of Scotland than just Edinburgh, and this was when I truly fell in lov
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Rabbie’s Loch Nassau, Glencoe and Highlands Tour
We throughly enjoyed this excursion. It was a long day (almost 12 hours) but the driving was well broken up by num
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Breathtakingly Beautiful
Our trip into the western highlands was an out of this world experience. The views were breathtakingly unreal. This
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Lisa D
Saved our trip back home
we went on several rabbles tours and they were all fantastic! Every morning we would go into the cafe grab a yummy
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Overall, great experience.
Definitely worth doing a day trip like that. You get to see Scotland's wild beauty and hear lots of history and fac
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3 days
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