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3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

  • 3-day Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh
  • Admire views of Glencoe, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and Ben Nevis
  • Take in the highlights of the Isle of Skye, including Kilt Rock, Fairy Glen, and Dunvegan Castle
3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour with Double/Twin B&BMost Popular
Our 3 day Skye tour including a double or twin room at a Bed and Breakfast in Portree, Skye. This option includes breakfast.
Tour with Single B&B
Our 3 day Skye tour including accommodation in a single room at a Bed and Breakfast.
Tour Excluding Accommodation
Your 3 day tour will not include accommodation. You must book this yourself. We kindly ask you to ensure the accommodation is located in the centre of Portree, Skye.
The Isle of Skye is the largest of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands and this multi-day tour from Edinburgh ensures you take in all the highlights. Admire natural wonders such as Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; visit Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle, and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye; and see Eilean Donan Castle, where Highlander was filmed.
What to Expect

Day One

The 3 day Skye tour starts at 9am from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Travel through to Glasgow to pick up the Glasgow passengers and begin a journey up to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The first stop of the day is the small conservation village of Luss, situated on the 'bonnie bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond. Take time to enjoy the beautiful views across one of the largest lochs in Scotland, before continuing north.

Travelling North via Tyndrum, pass over atmospheric Rannoch Moor, before enjoying time in dramatic Glencoe; the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan, and also features in the James Bond film, Skyfall. After lunch in a traditional Highland village, pause for photos at Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and then stop to admire Glen Garry. From the right viewpoint, the loch looks like the shape of Scotland!

Afterwards, pass the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range and pass over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. The first day ends in the charming village; where your Driver-Guide will drop you at your accommodation.

Day Two

After breakfast, depart Portree for a full day exploring the beautiful Scottish island. Today's itinerary is flexible; you may enjoy a visit to the magical Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle* and Kilt Rock. You may perhaps prefer a walk at the scenic Lealt Falls, or learn of the history of iconic Scot, Flora Macdonald and the unique Black Houses. Discuss these options and more with your Driver-Guide on the day. After a full day touring the island, return to Portree for a nights rest.

Day Three

Commence the third and final day via the much admired and photographed Eilean Donan Castle*. The castle is the backdrop to many films, including 'Highlander'. Move on to the loch side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views across Loch Ness; perhaps you will get a glimpse of the famous monster! Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian Mountains, with last stop of the day in the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Then return to Edinburgh, crossing over the Firth of Forth, where you will see the iconic Forth Bridges. Your tour ends at approximately 7:30pm.

*Optional Extra

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Memorable Experience And Well Executed

Our experience with Timberbush has been quite positive. The booking process was pleasant with all my initial, and later, follow up questions answered in a courteous and concise manner. The bus was clean, quiet and comfortable. Our driver Allan S. was remarkable. The perfect combination...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So glad we toured with Timberbush rather than attempting this on our own!

Overall: We had a great time on our 3 day tour of Skye, Loch Ness, and the Highlands. Dom, our guide, was terrific and we saw some really amazing things. Pros: --Really informative narration throughout the tour. Great tidbits of Scottish history. --The stops on...More

Thank em0hawk9000
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello em0hawk9000, Thank you for your review! We're pleased to hear that you had a good time visiting the various locations on our Skye tour and liked Dom's style of guiding. We'll be sure to let him know how much you enjoyed the tour with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect Balance

Our guide Martin provided a blend of historical tales, traditional and contemporary Scottish music on the bus' sound system, and quiet interludes that made the ride a pleasure from start to finish. Martin was amiable, ready to share an anecdote or joke, to sing along...More

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Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello _christinabjsj, It's great to hear that you had an enjoyable day travelling through the highlands with Martin and we're very pleased that you liked having him as your Driver-Guide for your journey. We'll be sure to let him see your feedback! If you return...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was perfect in everything! The driver/guide Georgia was really friendly and informative. She'd shown us lots of wonderful things about Skye, always sharing her passion with us. The places she drove us were breathtaking, I have no words to describe the best 3...More

Thank 75anascv
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello again 75anascv, Thanks for leaving a review for the other tour you took with us! We're thrilled to hear that your tour to Skye with Georgia was the highlight of your trip! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to her for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent tour of scottish highlands

Took a Scottish highlands 3 day tour (Isle of Skye) 18-20 July 2018. Fantastic experience thanks to Jennifer of Timberbush tours. She was so energetic, enthusiastic and helpful. A perfect guide for visiting all those places on the highlands. Very informative indeed. Overall the tour...More

Thank nitin s
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello nitin, Many thanks for your review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Skye with Jennifer and liked her style of guiding. We'll let her know you had a great time and pass on your feedback! Please let us know if...More

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Response from amberpop | Reviewed this property |
I think they do different sized tours, the one we were on had 20 of us, all different nationalities a really nice group. I think it would be better uf you contacted the company direct to get more information.