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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh - with unbiased reviews

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends. This is a journey packed with many of Scotland’s most iconic sights and scenery, as well as the chance to visit one of the most picturesque sights in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, 1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld Scotland

We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland

The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first, we take in spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sligachan, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

Learn about some of the island's myths and legends at Sligachan

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland

View the iconic Old Man of Storr

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland

Visit Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Trotternish Ridge, Scotland

View the incredible rock formations of the Trotternish Ridge, which have inspired many films.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lealt Falls, Portree Scotland

Beautiful waterfall on the island coast

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Commando Monument, Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge PH34 4EG Scotland

We head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens, stop at the Commando Memorial with views to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe and wild Rannoch Moor

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Green Welly Stop, Main Street, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland

Stop here for lunch

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Callander, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Enjoy a stop in this beautiful highland village before finishing your journey south to Edinburgh.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by climate controlled coach
  • Meals
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Dunvegan Castle entry
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years old, we are unable to carry children under this age.
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • On winter/off-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. On summer/high-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 8pm. Please plan your onward travel accordingly. If you are unsure which return time applies to you, please contact the supplier.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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AngePangeScotland wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions
I returned this week from a trip away with my Mum & Aunt, and we had a great time!! Firstly, our tour driver, Michael, was brilliant. He was a great driver - we felt very safe, and he was so knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. The itinerary was perfect for us, with stops
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Jackie C wrote a review Oct 2019
37 contributions
Lee our tour guide was so friendly and prompt! He had answers to everyone’s questions, had stories to share and just so much history knowledge on everything we were driving by! Loved it! The trip itself was beautiful, great scenery, great people on the trip from all over the
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janne wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions
This was my first multi day tour, and it was awesome! Our tour guide, Rich, was so funny and told us great stories, along with the history of the sights. He got everyone involved, by the end of the tour we were sad to leave him! Highly recommend this tour!
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Daniel Z wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I have done a lot of researching prior to making a decision in term of which tour to book at Highland Explorer Tours. Our choice couldn’t be better. Particularly for us the 3-days tour has been a good fit, and mainly a great experience to get to know many landmarks
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Rupa wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
We took the 3 day Inverness and isle of Skye tour with Highland Explorer. The tour was professionally managed, some good and some not so good, will cover in the review. The tour starts from the Highland explorers head office, we had Jo as our guide and driver. Putting down the
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your recent 3-day Isle of Skye tour with us. First of all, I am delighted to know that you were impressed by Jo’s knowledge and abilities as a driver guide, and that you also enjoyed your B&B accommodation and your time in Dunvegan castle. Having said this, I am sorry to hear that you found certain stops during the tour to be longer than necessary. The Viking Museum is an interesting location for those who perhaps wish to stretch their legs and learn about the Viking influence in Scotland. While this may not be to everyone’s preference, our drivers do their best to allow as much time as they can for customers to explore. Again, with Eilean Donan Castle, this is a photo stop on our tours, but the drivers try to allow as much time as possible without impeding the rest of the day’s activities. I appreciate that this would be disappointing if you wanted to spend more time there, so I apologise. Secondly, I am sorry that you found the tour to be too regimented. There are so many things to see and do in Scotland, but our 3-day Isle of Skye tour is the best way to experience many of the highlights in a shorter space of time. We build our itineraries for each tour with a aim to cover as many of main tourist destinations and highlights while also ensuring a good balance of time at each stop throughout the day as well as free time in the evenings. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our Operations team, for review. I would also like to apologise that you and your wife felt unwelcome by the comments made to you when making unscheduled stops. Making sure that our customers feel comfortable and valued is our priority, please be assured this matter will be investigated and taken forward internally. Lastly, I would like to apologise that you expected the tour would be a bit more flexible. Due to the number of places featured on our tour, they do need to run with the schedule featured on our website. I appreciate that this could feel restricting if you had more places in mind that you wanted to visit, however the price includes all of the activities as well as transport and accommodation. Our guests always have free time in the evenings to explore more and spend time off of the bus. Nonetheless, I am pleased that you enjoyed most of your time on tour, and I hope that these aspects did not discourage you from considering us again in the future. If we can be of any more help, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Paula
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Key Details
  • Dunkeld Cathedral, Fort Augustus, and 10 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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