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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
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from £215.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5211P21
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • 2 nights accommodation • Breakfast • Driver/guide • Local guide • Transport by climate controlled coach
Exclusions
Meals • Jacobite Steam Train • Dunvegan Castle entry • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Inclusions
Breakfast • 2 nights accommodation • Breakfast • Driver/guide • Local guide • Transport by climate controlled coach
Exclusions
Meals • Jacobite Steam Train • Dunvegan Castle entry • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
13 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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50 reviews
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Fyona L
London, UK1 contribution
Amazing tour !
Jun 2021
We really enjoyed the 3-days tour in the Highlands and Isle of Skye !
The tour was interesting and we learned at lot thanks to our guide about the Scottish culture, traditions and a lot of other stories about the locations we visited.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, it's great to hear you enjoyed your tour and that you learnt a lot about our wonderful culture and traditions!
Written 19 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isabelle P
1 contribution
RICH
Oct 2020
The tour was well organized and our tour guide, Rich, was just excellent - he provided informative and entertaining commentary with an eclectic selection of Scottish music. All in all it was an amazing tour and I enjoyed it thoroughly !

Would highly recommend - both the tour and the tour guide :)

Best regards,
Team Denmark
Written 6 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Isabelle. Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am glad you had an amazing tour with Rich and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
Written 10 October 2020
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259vivien
Sutton, UK4 contributions
Great tour guide but tour itinerary could be improved
Sep 2020 • Family
We do generally enjoyed this tour - great guide, nice group, great stories to share, guide has good knowledge of history and places, amazing scenery, great experiences in Jacobite steam train and breathtaking view of the Glenfinnan viaduct, clean and comfy accommodation in Isle of Skye. However, there were a few insignificant stops (ok it maybe interesting to know) along the way with very little time left to explore Loch Ness itself. We were only given about an hour. We only had time to eat lunch there; no time to admire the lake or canal or take a cruise or even shop for souvenirs!
Written 24 September 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here at Highland Explorer Tours and i'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the tour along with the guide's tales of Scotland's history. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is quite exceptional; we hope you managed to snap a picture! I'm sorry if you felt your time at Loch Ness was too short however we hope you got a good lunch at Fort Augustus! Since the first night is spent up on the Isle of Skye we need to have time-allowances to get there at a reasonable hour. Best regards, Tom
Written 27 September 2020
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Magdalena P
1 contribution
Highlands
Sep 2020 • Solo
That was really great trip. Wonderful views that I will never forget. Scottish Highlands are the real encaunter with the nature. The guide Scott was a very professional and passionate person. His engagement made this trip even more beautiful. Many thanks, that was pleasure travelling with You 😊
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi Magdalena, thank you so much for joining us on tour! I'm so happy that you found Scot to be a great guide, full of interesting facts and a passion for Scotland. We hope to see you another time! Paula
Written 26 September 2020
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Chiomacee
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
Fantastic and Educative.
Aug 2020
A good way to see Scotland. Very amazing and educative tour with lots of folktales. The tour guide Ian was very knowledgeable and pointed out where some amazing scenes from some movies and TV shows were shot. You may need to brace up for the cold and sometimes wet weather.
Written 4 September 2020
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Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you got to see a lot of Scotland! Glad you had a great time with Iain on tour. We hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
Written 5 September 2020
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jemmam100
Scotland, UK2 contributions
Excellent way to see the highlights of the Isle of Skye
We were a little sceptical about booking a group tour with the current covid situation but our worries quickly disappeared. Temperature checks were taken before getting on board, there was plenty of room to spread out and distancing on the bus wasn’t a problem with such a small group, hand sanitizer was available and everyone was really respectful about keeping their face masks on while on the bus. Our tour guide Dougie was great and he really knew his stuff. Would highly recommend!
Written 9 August 2020
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Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you felt safe and secure on tour. I am glad you had a great trip with Dougie. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
Written 22 August 2020
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Angelique V
1 contribution
Fantastic!
Jan 2020 • Family
Gillian, our guide was fantastic. Amazing experience with beautiful scenery and fun, Scottish music and stories along the way. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Written 7 January 2020
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Alexa
8 contributions
AMAZING TOUR with YVONNE
Dec 2019
We took the off-peak 3-Day Isle of Skye tour with our AMAZING tour guide Yvonne! This was my first tour (my partner has done them before) and I absolutely loved it. Yvonne had a perfect flexible itinerary to make the most out of Scotland's highlands despite the weather. It was nasty outside when we stopped at the Loch Ness so instead of spending the couple of hours there, Yvonne suggested we make it a quick stop and we were able to squeeze in the Eilean Donan Castle in addition (not on the regular itinerary but a perfect indoor activity). The accomodation was lovely, the staff were amazing, and the town Portree that you stay was very cute.Yvonne was super informative and wonderful at keeping the group involved and on schedule. We saw many beautiful places and I felt like we were given a good basis of history and culture. I would definitely book another tour with this company.
Written 17 December 2019
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AngePangeScotland
Scotland11 contributions
3 Day Isle of Skye & Highlands - excellent tour
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 in Dunkeld, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Portree & stopoffs around the Isle of Skye including Dunvegan Castle and Flora MacDonald's grave; followed by a drive to Mallaig where we had some lunch and took the Jacobite Steam train to Fort William before making our way back to Edinburgh.

Our accommodation was 2 nights spent at the Skye Inn which was excellent - comfortable beds, great food, friendly staff, and a well stocked bar and open fire to relax in front of.

We could not have asked for more on this trip, so thank you to Michael and Highland Explorer Tours! I would not hesitate to book another tour with this company.
Written 11 October 2019
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Jackie C
27 contributions
Relaxing and educational!
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 world! Would recommend!
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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An Amazing Experience!
This tour was truly an unforgettable experience. The opportunity to see the highlands and the incredibly scenic Isl
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Unforgettable trip!
This was so good. I highly recommend going for it if you are at all undecided. Every day was filled with incredible
LeshanthaP
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Great experience - highly recommended!
As a solo traveler who wanted to see more of Scotland than just Edinburgh, I would highly recommend this trip to th
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Amazing tour!!
Beautiful landscapes and picturesque towns full of history, which we had plenty of time to enjoy. Rich, our tour gu
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Do this trip!
12 hours on a bus and train too long.. NOT. Had a fantastic time, not sure which was the highlite, being on the tra
263aidee
263aidee
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Wonderful
Amazing experience! Our tour guide was Rich, he kept us engaged during the whole trip, we listened to his stories a
Patrick G
Patrick G
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Brilliant days tour
Our tour driver Rich , made a long tour hugely interesting .He clearly knew so much especially as our tour deve
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Exceptional experience! A must visit!
The whole trip was amazing! The staff was friendly, talkative and made us fall in love with Scotland and Scottish p
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The best day trip!
It was perfect. Rich is the best tour guide. Great experience. 100\10 would recommend. Unforgettable day!!!
jefftW7089SK
jefftW7089SK
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Highly recommended
Just finished the Loch Ness tour with guide/driver Rich. The tour covers a huge distance but did not seem like it.
Mariela1394
Mariela1394
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Fun, relaxing day trip - plenty to see and a wonderful guide!
This trip is a fantastic way to explore and see a lot of sights in one day. The cruise on Loch Ness was very relaxi
florev346
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Long but worth it
Extensive day trip with gorgeous views! I really enjoyed my time on the coach driving north and to the west coast.
Terepal
Terepal
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Great experience, wonderful guide and very safe trip
Spent a fantastic day exploring the Highlands and cruising on Loch Ness. Our guide, Rich, was fun, knowledgeable an
DavidJFAllen
DavidJFAllen
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Ask for Rich and you won't be disappointed.
It was a lot of time on the road, but our tour guide, Rich, absolutely made the trip a memorable one. He was so fun
Josue B
Josue B
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Just Amazing
the steam train experience was good, but the Highlands are mindblowing, plus Charly the coolest Scottish will tell
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