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FROM:  £169

Groups of 5 or more get a 10% discount

Our 3-day Isle of Skye tour will show you the best of this wonderful country. Heading towards the Isle of Skye, the Highlands and the stunning Loch Ness. A magical trip that will make you fell in love with Scotland

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What will you discover?

Before you see in detail the itinerary of the 3-day small group tour to the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & the Highlands, we offer you a summary with the main points:

  • The Isle of Skye – The breath-taking island home of the clan Macleod, visit the beautiful town of Portree, Eilean Donan Castle, the Quiraing and the beautiful Trotternish.
  • Loch Ness – The mystical shimmering Loch which has inspired tales, myths and legends for generations is yours to admire. Perhaps even take a Loch Ness boat trip?
  • The Scottish Highlands – Home to Highland cows, Moorland deer, Roman and Viking ruins, waterfalls, lochs, mountains, Urquhart Castle and the stunning Valley of Glencoe.
  • Inverness – The beautiful and captivating capital of the Highlands, where you will be based over two nights. A compact city of vibrant restaurants, bars, history and culture.
  • The Glenfinnan Viaduct – An awe-inspiring sight and now the world famous Harry Potter bridge.
  • More! – More indeed than any other tour company, these action-packed three days will take you to the most beautiful places in the world with expert Nessiheunters driver guides, who will always put YOU first on this adventure of a lifetime.

Summary of your 3-day Isle of Skye Tour

Your 3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour will take you to the greatest ‘must see’ places of the most beautiful country in the world, with expert tour guides showing you the very best places, on and off of the traditional tour routes, gained through years of experience in the Scottish Highlands!

Visit the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness, the Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks, the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the Glencoe Valley, the Clava Cairns, a traditional Whisky Distillery and walk in the footsteps of the Jacobites at Culloden.

This is just a small summary of the magical 3-day Isle of Skye Tour, with expert guides taking you to the world’s most famous places and many, many more off the traditional guide books!

In this magical tour, you will spend two nights in the beautiful city of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. A selection of Accommodation Options are available.

If you are interested in knowing more details of this Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Tour please read the Full Itinerary section.

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Tour details

Price

  • From £169 adults.
  • From £159 children, seniors and students.

Groups of 5 or more get a 10% discount.


Duration

3 days

Departure 7:30 am | Return 19:00 pm


Language

Guide in English  Icono bandera de España. Tours por Escocia en Espanñol


Included

  • Small groups.
  • Transportation in a 16 seater minibus.
  • The safety and professionalism of your driver-guide to ensure you experience the most incredible Scottish stories.
  • Booking of your accommodation on your behalf.

Not included

  • Food and drink.
  • Accommodation in Inverness.
  • Optional entrance and guided tours to the attractions.

How to book?

You can book by paying the full amount or simply with a deposit of £50 per person. The rest of the payment will be taken automatically 10 days before the tour.

  • Online: Select the day to check the availability, choose your accommodation preferences and make a secure payment by credit or debit card.
  • By telephone:  +44 (0) 131 202 9020 using a credit or debit card.

Accommodation in Inverness is very limited. We recommend  booking as soon as possible.


Instant confirmation

  • Once the payment is completed you will receive the receipt and tour details in the confirmation email.
  • It is not necessary to print the receipt.

Important information

  • The minimum age is 5 years old. You would need to book a private Isle of Skye Tour if your child is younger (child seats will be available).
  • Scotland’s weather can be very special and unpredictable. We recommend you bring warm waterproof clothing and comfortable and appropriate shoes.
  • The Loch Ness cruise may not be available on certain occasions.
  • The itinerary and stops may suffer variations due to causes beyond our control, such as traffic jams, bad weather and other reasons beyond our reach.
  • During the winter season (November to March), the itinerary may suffer variations due to the lower number of hours of daylight.

Cancellations

Free! For cancellations with a minimum of 10 days, the total amount of the tour will be refunded. If the cancellation occurs within ten days of the tour, there will be no compensation.

Full itinerary

Your magical tour to the gems of the Scottish Highlands begins in Edinburgh as we weave our way northwards and then towards Scotland’s dramatic west coast. See some of the most stunning lochs and glens and Scotland’s highest mountain as we venture up to Inverness.

The Kelpies

We leave Edinburgh and head north, past the stunning Linlithgow Palace before stopping at the fabulous Kelpies. The Kelpies stand at a height of 30 metres and are the largest statues of horses anywhere in the world. Discover the legend of these mystic creatures believed to inhabit the Scottish Lochs, and the mythology passed down by our ancient ancestors.

Doune Castle

Passing by the incredible Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, we tell the tale of Scotland’s two greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Your expert guide then takes you to Doune Castle. This stunning medieval castle has been the backdrop for some of the greatest Scottish films and series, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail through to the fictional Castle Leoch in Outlander and Winterfell from Game of Thrones.

Kilmahog

We take our stop for breakfast at Kilmahog, a traditional Scottish Woollen Mill. As the mountains appear through the morning mists, come up close to our wonderful Highland Cows (April to October) or browse some beautiful Scottish themed collections. Maybe try some of our national dish Haggis, grab a coffee and prepare to head off into the foothills of the magical Highlands.

Loch Lubnaig

Heading into the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, we make a short stop at Loch Lubnaig, a beautiful freshwater loch whose name in our native Gaelic means ‘Crooked’. A beautiful sight, surrounded by forests and the mountains of the Highlands.

The Falls of Dochart

Your adventure now takes you into the lands of the Highland Clans and the Icelandic Vikings, whose marks are still visible on the landscape today. Travel to the beautiful village of Killin and the magical Falls of Dochart, set amongst ancient ruins. A truly unforgettable sight.

Traditional Scottish Farm

Through lochs and glens and past magical waterfalls, you journey into the Scottish Farmlands. Stop and see some more of our world famous Highland Cows up close, in one of the best spots we know!

Loch Tulla

You notice the road now heading up higher as we begin to climb into the mountains. At the top, we make a stop which will take your breath away, as we look back over the stunning Loch Tulla and back down to see just how far we have come. Take a photograph here which you will treasure for a lifetime.

Rannoch Moor

Venture over the road to Skyfall through the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Marvel at one of the most desolate places on earth and make a stop to visit the beautiful wild deer of the moors whom our guides know how to find. If you are very lucky, they come up and let you feed them! A magical and unforgettable experience!

Glencoe & the Three Sisters

Just past Rannoch Moor, you will discover one of the most breath-taking sights of a lifetime, the beautiful Valley of Glencoe. The most iconic image of Scotland is yours to admire and a moment to treasure.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct

Towering over Loch Shiel, the incredible Glenfinnan Viaduct is one of the most dramatic sights in Scotland. Admire the world famous Harry Potter Bridge and the place where the Bonnie Prince Charlie began the final Jacobite rebellion.

Fort William

The second city of the Highlands, Fort William is our lunch stop. Guarding the west coast, the old fort is still visible, the last in a chain of three forts which held the Great Glen. Take some time to explore the town and the old fort and enjoy some traditional Scottish food.

Ben Nevis

Rested and recharged, your journey takes you into Glen Nevis and up towards the UK’s Highest Mountain, Ben Nevis. Marvel at the snow-capped peak from the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. A beautiful moment on our magical trip.

Fort Augustus

Nestled on the shores of the shimmering Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a beautiful little town with so much to offer. Take a picture at the famous Loch Ness sign, explore the village or take a Loch Ness boat tour and go hunting for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Urquhart Castle

Journey beside Loch Ness to the beautiful ruins of Urquhart Castle, Scotland’s third most visited tourist attraction. Marvel again at the wonders of the mystical shimmering loch and hear the story of this awe inspiring ruin.

Inverness

Your incredible and unforgettable first day ends in the Capital of the Highlands, where you can unwind, explore and enjoy this vibrant city of history and culture. You will see Inverness Castle over the River Ness, and walk the famous Church Street where ancient history fuses with the modern boutiques, bars and restaurants of this stunning bite-sized city of wonder.

Relaxed and refreshed, you now journey to the incredible crown-jewel of the Highlands, the magical Isle of Skye, known as “The Misty Isle”. Passing over the Skye Bridge, enter a magical place of passionate legends, breath-taking views and fabulous fairy tales.

Sligachan Bridge

Passing through the western Highlands and through the Black Isle, we come to the Isle of Skye and the beautiful Sligachan Bridge. Stop for a photograph on the ancient stone bridge, whose mysteries are said to hold the key to eternal beauty.

Portree

A beautiful fishing village which is the capital of Skye, full of beautiful colourful buildings and some of the most stunning cuisine in the Highlands. Have some lunch by the bay and enjoy this wonderful, picturesque village.

The Old Man of Storr

The unmissable stop on this magical journey to the Isle of Skye. Inspired by an ancient love story, this impressive eminence in the Trotternish Peninsula is a moment to treasure. Gaze out over towering basalt rocks and the green hills of one of Scotland’s most famous and beautiful rock formations.

Kilt Rock

Named after the folds of the traditional Highland Kilt, this stunning rock formation overlooks the Mealt Falls, an incredible 50-metre waterfall which flows majestically down the cliffs into the sea.

The Quiraing

No adventure to the Misty Isle is complete without a visit to the Quiraing. A stunning mountain pass and one of the greatest geological formations on earth. An awe-inspiring landscape of towering cliffs and plummeting valleys which will make you fall in love.

The Fairy Glen

You will be amazed at the ‘other worldly feel’ of the Fairy Glen, a magical place and home to ‘The Wee People’ said to inhabit this mystical isle. See the stone spirals and leave a coin for the fairies for good luck, gaze into the Fairy Pools and marvel at ‘Castle Ewan’ the towering rock which was the home of the mythical creatures.

Eilean Donan Castle

The unforgettable sight of Eilean Donan is the stunning castle. Built on an island at the meeting of three lochs, Eilean Donan towers over the landscape as the iconic image of the Highlands. It is one of the best preserved Scottish Castles and an incredible place which defended Scotland for centuries against the Vikings.

Glen Shiel

The stunning Glen Shiel landscape is yours to admire, running from the Five Sisters of Kintail to The Saddle, often called “The best mountain of the region.” Admire the wild landscape where Rob Roy fought in the cause of the Jacobites, and stare up at The Peak of the Spaniards where Spanish fought their desperate battle in 1719.

Inverness

Passing back into the Highlands and through the Great Glen, see again the majesty of Loch Ness as we head back along past Urquhart Castle towards the beautiful city. Once again, you can relax and enjoy your evening in this historic and vibrant city. The perfect end to a magical day!

The final day of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes you now towards the east in a full day tour, as we venture through Jacobite Country, seeing some of the greatest sights in Scotland. Heading back towards Edinburgh, you will visit the most beautiful towns and cities of our country on an unforgettable finale to your Highland tour.

Culloden Battlefield

No visit to ‘Jacobite Country’ is complete without a visit to Culloden Moor, where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the last great battle in Britain. Tour the interactive visitor centre, walk in the footsteps of the Jacobites, and perhaps lay a flower on the clan cairns in honour of the brave Highlanders.

The Clava Cairns

You now set off towards the incredible ancient ruins and standing stones of the Clava Cairns. Walk amongst stunning Bronze Age monuments which tell of a mystical and ancient past. A stop you will truly love!

Whisky Distillery

The Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery, situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is the highest distillery in the UK. Sample an incredible single-malt and take home a bottle of Scotland’s most famous export!

Pitlochry

Stop for some lunch in the wonderful traditional pubs and cafes of this Victorian town which takes you into a distant past. Try the world famous Whisky Ice Cream from Scotland’s most famous ice cream shop, or take a walk to the Pitlochry Dam and the impressive Salmon Steps.

The Hermitage

A magical wooded landscape, linked to the legend of the Irish bard and warrior Ossian. Step into Ossian’s Hall, a beautiful stone structure in the woods and venture out to marvel at the incredible Black Linn Falls, one of the most impressive waterfalls of the Highlands.

The Forth Bridges

Through the ‘Kingdom of Fife’ your journey takes you over the River Forth via the Forth Bridges. A beautiful sight and home to the world’s oldest metal bridge, which has become a symbol for Scotland, where the old meets the new in seamless harmony.

Extra Stops?

Our experienced and passionate Nessiehunters guides will always go above and beyond your expectations to make this an experience you will treasure forever.

Wherever possible, our guides will make extra stops and take you to some of the true hidden gems of the Highlands & Islands which other tour operators don’t know about.

The Highlands and our customers are our passion, and if your guide can do more to make your adventure with us extra special, they always will!

Accommodation information

Accommodation is not included in the tour price.

We reserve the accommodation in your name, and the payment is then made directly by you to the accommodation provider (ideally in cash, wherever possible). You have the option to choose your accommodation preferences during the reservation process.

In this way, you can control the final price of your tour without hidden or added costs, to suit your own budget and comfort needs.

In order to offer you a variety of accommodation options in Inverness to suit your budget, we have partnered with some of the best providers.

Below is a list of prices and types of accommodation:

Hostel

An ideal option if you are travelling on a budget or just want to enjoy more of your time out exploring Inverness. Beds are in shared rooms or dormitories of from 4-12 beds, typically with a kitchen / dining room and shared bathrooms. Typically, breakfast is not included, although some hostels may offer a continental-style breakfast option for a small charge.

Please note that some hostels do not have rooms or dormitories separated by gender, although we will give you the option to select certain preferences during the reservation.

Price: £25-28 per person per night.

Bed & Breakfast

A Bed & Breakfast is typically a guest house or similar, or else a more modern ‘AirBnB’ style arrangement within a family home with a warm, friendly atmosphere, more pleasant than in some hotels. Most rooms have a TV, private bathrooms and breakfast is included in the rate.

Rooms available

  • Single Room: Single bed
  • Double Room: Double bed
  • Twin Room: Two single beds
  • Family Room: Double bed plus 1-2 single beds

Price: £40-60 per person per night.

Reservations for single rooms will be charged at between £10-20 per person per night.

Hotel

Experience Inverness in comfort. Hotels are usually Three-Star and offer a bar or restaurant and evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price or optional.

Rooms available:

  • Single Room: Single bed
  • Double Room: Double bed
  • Twin Room: Two single beds
  • Family Room: Double bed plus 1-2 single beds

Price: Hotels range from £60-150 per person per night.

Reservations for single rooms will be charged at between £10-20 per person per night.


To know more about the characteristics of the type of accommodation available, please go to our accommodation section.

Alternatively, to give you the maximum choice, we also give you the option to reserve the accommodation yourself (you can select this option during the reservation). Please make sure that it is within a 2km (1.2 miles) radius of the city centre, to ensure that we can pick you up on time in the morning without holding up the rest of the tour group.

Departure point

The departure point for our 3-day Isle of Skye tour from Edinbugh is the Lawnmarket Bus Stop (Royal Mile).

310 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH

Next to Deacon’s House Cafe.

FAQs

Should I bring food?

Our lunch stops are places where you can choose between restaurants, cafes or supermarkets. Of course, if you want to bring your own food, you are more than welcome.

Can children travel?

Unfortunately, we regret not being able to take children under 5 years of age on our regular tours. On our private tours to the Isle of Skye, you can travel with children under 5 as we have special booster seats to comply with UK legislation.

What is a small group tour?

A small group tour is made to be able to take you to places which our standard coaches could not reach, guaranteeing a more personalised experience as well as specialised extra stops.

In what type of vehicle are the tours made?

Small group tours will be made in a 16-seat minibus.

What Accommodation options can I choose?

When you make your reservation, we will offer you the following options:

  • Economy – Hostel
  • Average – Bed & Breakfast
  • Comfort – Hotel

Type of Room:

  • Shared (Hostel)
  • Single*
  • Double
  • Twin (Two beds)
  • Triple

*Reservations for single rooms will be charged at £20 per person per night.

Please note the types of accommodation available are subject to availability and the season. Although we try our best to ensure that you have the stay you require, please appreciate that on rare occasions, these factors can be outside of our control. For more detailed information, please go to our accommodation section.

My Accommodation preference is not available. What happens?

In the booking form, we always ask you for a second accommodation option, in case the first is not available. In certain cases, such as in peak season, certain accommodation options may not be available and, in the unlikely circumstance that neither of your chosen options are available, we will contact you to find the best solution. For these reasons, we always advise that you book as early as possible to ensure a more full range of accommodation options.

Are my payment details secure?

Our online and telephone payment system is 100% secure and is encrypted against fraud or unauthorised transactions. In addition, we do not have access to your debit or credit card information, and all of your details are protected by Comodo 2048 bit SSL Protocol for ultimate online security.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Please go to our FAQ section or contact us directly.

Customer reviews

It is very gratifying for us to read the positive reviews that our clients write after having made our tours. Our staff work with real passion every day so that this tour to the Isle of Skye and the Highlands is the best you will have.

Incredible tour

Incredible tour. Emanuel was very well informed about history, sports, music and everything about Scotland and UK. They played us thematic music for each part of trip. On the way back we played games and i can only recommend this tour for everyone.

Fediss92 – TripAdvisor
09/02/2019

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