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

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Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day small-group tour from Edinburgh, with accommodation and round-trip transport included. Drive through the magnificent Highlands, including Glencoe, and cross to the Isle of Skye for a free day to explore this rugged island. On the last day return to Edinburgh with a stop at Loch Ness to look for its legendary monster, "Nessie". Your small-group tour includes breakfast each morning, and personalized attention from your guide with numbers limited to 16 people.
  • 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
Departure Time
8:30 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 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, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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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I am in the midst of the tour, we return to Edinburgh tomorrow, but I have to say the Rabbies tour, with Gill as a guide, has been my best and most memorable part of my trip to Scotland. Gill is a joy to be around, goes out of her way to be friendly and helpful, is very
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Day 1: Start from Edinburgh to Portree. There are quite a few great stops along the way, especially Eilean Donan and Glencoe. Our driver Jeff was absolutely amazing. I have this weird obsession with sheep so when we passed by a group of sheep that was very close to the
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The landscape of Isle of Skye is breathtaking (and so is Glencoe)! All the places already look surreal in the photos, but they are 10 times even more surreal and beautiful when you are actually there! I'm glad that we could spend a full entire day in Isle of Skye to really take
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The size of the tour was perfect, and the bus I took was spacious and comfortable. The entire trip was pretty relaxing and intriguing, since I have both seen breathtaking views and learned some facts about Scottish Highland. Although it took us some time to reach Portree(isle of
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This experience was incredible! Our tour was the perfect size and length of time! We were taken to all of the must see locations on Skye and if they were not visible due to the ever changing weather, our awesome driver Al came back to it another time! He made our trip personal
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