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3 Day Magical Isle of Skye Tour

The Skye Experience

Tour description

Day 1

Our tour begins in our beautiful capital city, Edinburgh, before travelling to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, to meet the rest of our group. Along the way you’ll learn the history of these two important central Scottish cities, before heading north into the Highlands.

We’ll stop in the quaint town of Dunkeld for a chance to see the Norman and gothic style cathedral, the place is steeped in history but visitors will be struck by the beauty of its setting too.

We continue further north through the Cairngorm National Park towards Culloden battlefield. Here you have the chance to explore the Culloden visitor centre* and learn more about the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

Next stop is the highlight of day one: Loch Ness! From a Jacobite boat cruise* you’ll get fantastic views of Urquhart Castle and you may even spot Nessie, have your camera at the ready! If you prefer you can monster spot from the shore.

Overnight: Skye

Day 2 

We'll begin day two with a stop close to the loch at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see Thomas Telford’s ruined bridge, built in 1813, which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls.

As our route nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle which you may recognise from the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.

Our stop at Sligachan will welcome you to Skye with some unforgettable views of the Black Cuillin Mountains.

You’ll then head further north into Skye for a leisurely lunch at the colourful harbour town of Portree. Surrounded by high ground and cliffs; this is a perfect place for photographs. Next it’s on to the famous Kilt Rock viewpoint; the jaggy rock face and powerful waterfall are a stunning example Skye’s natural beauty.

Another highlight of your day on Skye will be Uig Bay on the north west of the island, with breath-taking views across the sea.

Overnight: Skye, a pretty village you’ll have time to explore in the evening.

Day 3 

Your third day starts with a visit to Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands which marks the end of the famous West Highland Way, Scotland’s most popular long-distance walk. Its landscape is dominated by Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain. 

You’ll also get the opportunity to visit a Whisky Distillery* and learn how we make the perfect dram and taste some too!

Then it’ll be time to head towards Glen Coe. On the way you’ll learn about the brutal MacDonald Clan massacre that took place in 1692. You’ll then be able to stand in awe amongst towering mountains and weeping waterfalls and take photographs of this incredible part of Scotland.

Our stop by Loch Tulla offers another beautiful Scottish loch for you to enjoy.  Our final stop will be at Luss by Loch Lomond so you can soak up even more stunning scenery. There are up to 60 visible islands depending on the water levels, see how many you can spot! We’ll then return back to your departure city. 

Please note, optional extras

Jacobite Cruise £13.50 

Jacobite Cruise and Urquhart Castle £20.00

Culloden Visitor Centre £7.00

Eilean Donan Castle £6.50

Please note some dates may operate on reverse.

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Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays year round
Daily in the summer months (starting April 1st)
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