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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the Isle of Skye—the affordable way—on this convenient 3-day Scottish Highlands coach tour that eliminates the need to rent a car. Besides a visit to what’s known as the “winged isle,” visit Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Glencoe, and a whisky distillery, and enjoy two nights in a dorm-style accommodation.
  • See Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and more highlights on a budget
  • Sample Scotch whisky at a Highland whisky distillery
  • Learn local legends and Highland history from your guide
  • Enjoy two night’s stay in shared dorm-style accommodation
What to Expect
On the first day, make your way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its medieval cathedral. After sampling Highland whisky at a distillery and learning how Scotch is made, travel to Inverness. Then follow the length of Loch Ness—look out for the Loch Ness Monster along the way—to Fort Augustus, where you bed down in your dorm-style shared accommodations. Day two brings you to the Isle of Skye, known as the “winged isle” or “Isle of Mist.” Admire windswept landscapes, rugged coastline, towering mountains, and ruined castles as your guide explains exactly their significance. On day three, say farewell to Loch Ness. Pass Ben Nevis, Glencoe, and Stirling, scene of many of Scotland’s bloodiest battles. Learn tales of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as you return to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights dorm- shared accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Highland Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • If special assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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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We had the best time on our Skye High 3 day tour with HAGGIS Adventures. The tour itself was great; a brief overview of the Scottish Highlands with enough time spent at each place to enjoy and experience it. The highlight was the full day we spent on the Isle of Skye. We were
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Went on the three day Skye tour with Michael as our guide. What an amazing time! Michael was incredibly nice, answered all of our questions and told us lovely stories about Scottish myths and fairies! We had a small group of 12 which was perfect. The hostel (and pub downstairs)
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Went on a 3 day tour of Skye and surrounding highlands. Had an absolute blast, a highlight amongst 6 months of backpacking Europe. I met some incredible people and got to see some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Had Michael for our local guide who was an
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I had such an incredible time on this tour and would recommend it to everyone. The scenery was stunning and our guide Micheal was an absolute legend. As well as all the interesting facts and dates etc he added anecdotes and faerie stories which made it so much more fun and
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This tour was the start to our holiday and we couldn't have asked for a better group or trip leader. Michael was an absolute champion and made sure everyone was accommodated and filled requests where we could. For anyone on his trips you'll have an absolute ball! The hostel in
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