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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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  • 3-day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands tour from Edinburgh
  • A comprehensive overview of Scotland ideal for travelers with limited time
  • See historic landmarks such as Dunkeld Cathedral and Eilean Donan Castle
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
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Overview
Don’t let limited time in Scotland stop you visiting natural wonders such as the Isle of Sky and the Scottish Highlights. On this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, you’ll admire Dunkeld Cathedral; the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle; and Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster of the same name. Plus, explore the Isle of Skye, gaze at the summit of Ben Nevis, and travel through the stunning Great Glen Way. Two nights accommodation and breakfasts are included.
What to Expect

Day One: Leaving Edinburgh, past stunning views of the Forth Bridge, we enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. It’s then further north into the Highlands before we enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first we take in the views of spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’. (Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)

Day Two: We spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery, myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall. (Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)

Day Three: We head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens, we pass the Commando Memorial with views to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor await before arriving in Rob Roy country to hear about the rogue turned hero. Crossing back into the lowlands arriving in Edinburgh in the early evening.

*In the winter, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. In summer, this changes to an 8pm return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyable First-Time Trip to Scotland

We had never been to Scotland, so I liked the idea of a bus tour to see key sites. The online website was a little "clunky" - I didn't get immediate confirmation of our reservation, and ultimately had to contact the tour company, which they...More

Thank BeachDreamer9
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review your feedback is greatly appreciated. Yvonne will be delighted with your fantastic feedback. Yvonne has a real passion for her country and takes great pride in showing off its best bits. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Big Blue Bus

The tour was well organised. There was so much beautiful landscape in the tour and it would be impossible to do them justice in this brief review. As a first time visitor to Scotland, I would never have been able to see all these places...More

Thank Mattsz
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time out to write a great review of your tour with Rich.It is fantastic to hear you really enjoyed his stories and special surprise! We hope you got that photo of the train over the viaduct, truly iconic...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
spectacular fun!

we went on a phenomenal tour of the scottish highlands and the isle of skye .... our wonderful tour guide, yvonne, made it all magical .... she told us stories of clans and fairies and trolls ... but also hit on geography, flora, fauna, environmentalism...More

Thank ebeckartist
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for leaving a great review of your tour with Yvonne. It is fantastic to hear you loved the quirky stories that she made come to life during your 3 days away. We hope to see you again soon for more stories...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome Landscape -- and Tour Guide

We covered an incredible amount of ground in a short time and were blown away by the awesomeness of the Highland and Skye landscapes. The affection that our guide -- Yvonne -- has for her homeland was infectious. We learned so much from her. We'll...More

Thank dmarkharris
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for a five- star rating. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour with Yvonne. She has a great knowledge of our country and I am glad you got to learn more about Scotland. We hope to see you on...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Awesome trip through the Scottish Highlands and to Isle of Skye

An awesome trip through the Scottish Highlands and to the Isle of Skye that was well planned and executed. Special thanks has to go to our awesome tour guide RICH which provided so much fun during our trip and made it truly a memory for...More

Thank Victor Å
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Victor, So glad you enjoyed your trip through the highlands with Rich. Hope if you make it back to Scotland you will join us again for another tour. Best, Gary

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