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3-Day Tour of Skye and the Highlands

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US$ 341.10
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See the very north of Scotland, where the winds whip the wild edge of the United Kingdom. We'll also see highlands highlights such as Loch Ness, the Great Glen, and more.

See the very north of Scotland, where the winds whip the wild edge of the United Kingdom. We'll also see highlands highlights such as Loch Ness, the Great Glen, and more.

Isle of Skye + Highlands 3-Day Tour

Day 1

We’ll leave Edinburgh behind as we'll hop on aboard a train at 8 am to start this highland adventure. As we ride along we'll enjoy incredible views of the Forth Bridge as we reach the Highlands. We’ll see Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers, and mountains. Our first stop will be to visit the quaint village of Dunkeld which has a beautiful cathedral and sits on the banks of the River Tay. Then we’ll continue our journey even further north as we enter the Great Glen - a valley that runs a total of  62 miles (100 km)! Finally, we'll come to Fort Augustus, where we'll leave you some time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie - the infamous Loch Ness monster!

Then we'll continue our journey to the famous Isle of Skye but not before admiring the Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night will be the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Winged Isle’.  We'll spend the night in the capital city of the isle: Portree.

Day 2

We'll get to spend the day exploring the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye. But that's not all, as we'll also get to learn about this island through its myths and legends. Do you know how Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escaped from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains? You'll have to come along to find out! We'll also see the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall, and Dunvegan's impressive castle. Finally, we'll rest up for the next day and spend the night in Portree.

Day 3

On our third and final day, we'll have some more time to explore the beauty of Skye before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. We'll be able to enjoy incredible views from the coach such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We'll head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country. Finally, we'll arrive back in Edinburgh at approximately 8.30 pm where we'll say goodbye at Waterloo Place in the city center.

Changes to the itinerary 

Please note that in the Winter season, the itinerary will be different and that the Dunvegan Castle is only visited in summer. In the Winter season, which starts in mid-October and ends in mid-April, on the third day we'll see the Skye Bridge, Commando Memorial where we'll enjoy views of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.


All packages are Bed and Breakfast only, and we use many different accommodation providers: it's a small island with limited availability. All are based in Portree. Breakfast is included, but no other meals are.

Please note

  • Some of the featured castles are open between April and October - with alternatives offered between October and April which may alter the route.
  • Dunvegan Castle and Eilean Donan Castle are optional extras on the tour, with payment on the day.
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Double Room
Adults Seniors over 60 Students Children aged 5-16 Children under 5
US$ 341.10
US$ 324
US$ 324
US$ 324
not permitted

Double Room

  • Adults

    US$ 341.10
  • Seniors over 60

    US$ 324
  • Students

    US$ 324
  • Children aged 5-16

    US$ 324
  • Children under 5

    not permitted

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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3 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English–speaking guide

2 nights stay in 3* B&B Accommodation in a twin room

Ferry crossing 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye

Dunkeld Cathedral

Not included

Admission to castles visited


When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


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Corporate name: Radical Travel Group Ltd

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .


Free! Free cancellation up to 45 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 22 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 75%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

High Street 60, Edinburgh EH1 1TH, Scotland, GB

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