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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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A note from 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
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Updated 20/07/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Journey into the Scottish Highlands—famed for picturesque hills, lakes, and centuries of history—and then onwards to the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. The small group size makes this trip feel more intimate, and it includes round-trip transit from Edinburgh via a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, so you can focus on admiring the scenery instead of navigating your own way through the countryside.
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5 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Portree
Day 2
Flexible full day touring around...
Day 3
Portree - Edinburgh
  • Round-trip included in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for ease and comfort
  • Choose from a B&B or 3-star hotel during your Isle of Skye stay
  • See some of Scotland’s most popular sights, from Loch Ness to Glencoe
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
This 3-day adventure in the Scottish Highlands begins when you meet your guide at a convenient location in Edinburgh and set off via a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. With only a small group of fellow travelers for company, you discover the area’s unique landscapes and rich history. On the first day, you head to Portree, the Isle of Skye’s largest town. En route, see the historic city of Stirling, Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest peak), and the hills and waterfalls of Glencoe. Enjoy free time to explore Portree in the evening before a night at a B&B or 3-star hotel—whichever you picked at checkout. The second day begins with a guided tour of the Isle of Skye. Depending on the weather, visit the 13th-century Dunvegan Castle, the rugged rock formations of Quiraing, or the sea cliffs at Neist Point, among other destinations. Your second night is again spent in Portree. On the third day, make your way back to Edinburgh, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities as you go. Pause at Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessie (its sea monster), and admire the wild Grampian Mountains. The tour ends in early evening, upon return to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Travel by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Two nights of B&B or 3-star hotel en-suite accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Room preferences (e.g double room instead of twin room) should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Single rooms accommodate 1 person with 1 x UK Single / US Twin bed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions, the visit to Eilean Donan Castle will be a photo stop only, no internal tours of the castle are available at this time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Analía G wrote a review 20 Sep
2 contributions
Excelent trip! Our guide Doug was great. I completely recommend this tour. My favourite moment was to swimm in the cold fairy pools. Even with covid restrictions we had the most amazing trip
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Date of experience: September 2020
sstefanie wrote a review 18 Sep
1 contribution
We were lucky as it was only 3 of us for the whole 3 day trip experience to Isle of Skye and Highlands. Our guide Keith was incredibly amazing! He managed our destination very well although the weather was unpredictable throughout the trip. He explained the history, knowledge,
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jim Magsino wrote a review 09 Sep
2 contributions
Booked a 4-tour combo with rabbies for the duration of our 10 day stay in Scotland. 3-day Isle of skye tour with Jodie, day tours with Dom (Alnwick), Fiona (West Highlands) and Jillian (Rosslyn). Best holiday we've had so far. Informative with svottish history, accomodating to
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Date of experience: September 2020
Beth N wrote a review Mar 2020
Bloomington, Indiana7 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was exactly what I was looking for on my trip to Scotland! I wanted to see more than just Edinburgh and this tour let me see a large part of the countryside and Isle of Sky without ever feeling rushed. Our tour guide, Ross, constantly checked in to make sure we were
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Gabriel F wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
My fiancee and I chose Rabbies for this 3 day tour to the Isle of Skye and back and we could not be more satisfied. Our guide Grant was great, not only in regard to knowledge about history, nature and local legends of the Highlands and the Islands, but also in trying to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Rabbie's
Absolutely amazing! I got to explore the beauty Scotland has to offer in a really comfortable bus. Our guide Barbar
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Two fantastic trips to the Islands!
They were two excellent 3 day trips from Inverness, which covered so many amazing places. The tours were well plann
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Breathtakingly Beautiful
I lucked out on the weather for this tour as we had a warm sunny day to explore some of the great lochs and castles
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Excellent experience
We have been on two tours with Rabbies and really enjoyed both. Very knowledgeable tour guides with a sense of humo
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Absolutely the best.
Great trip, plenty of toilet and photo stops. Hard working and knowledgeable drivers. Aussie Pete our driver went o
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Great day trip
Really great day. Michael, our guide was absolutely brilliant. He was funny, helpful and very knowledgeable about
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Amazing day trip!
Firstly I’d like to say what a wonderful day this was. We saw so many wonderful places, famous film spots, gorgeous
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Amazing tour with Grant!!
Wonderful day/tour visiting the Highlands. Our guide Grant was brilliant, taking care of the group, making sure eve
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Fantastic trip to Scotland!
Just got back from this excellent 4-day West Highlands and Isle of Skye tour with Sean our tour guide / driver. The
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Great - professional & safe plus entertaining
Adam made our experience memorable. Interesting, professional & taking care for the whole group as well as with in
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Alex D
Wonderful tour
We had a great time with Grant. The tour was amazing and we had so much fun. Grant is extremely knowledgeable and m
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St Andrews and Loch Ness tours
Both guides (James and Robbie) were extremely knowledgable on Scottish history and ancestry. Safety was a main prio
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Great tour
We had a lot of fun doing this tour together with Henry. Sure, we spend a lot of time on the bus, but we saw a lot
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The best way to see the Scottish borders
We had a fantastic day made all the more special by Ewan our guide/driver who entertained us with his extensive kno
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Perfect choice for a day tour if you're in Scotland for the first time
We took this tour in early September. Even though there was only the two of us, the tour started, Rabbies guarantee
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Key Details
  • Loch Ness, The Old Man of Storr, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 22 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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