Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider:Highland Experience Tours
Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider:Highland Experience Tours
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From US$ 501.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, and tour Urquhart Castle.

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Duration 3 days
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    Starting location:


  • Loch Lomond

  • Glencoe

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    Fort William

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    Isle of Skye

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    Loch Ness

    Urquhart Castle

    Boat cruise

    Optional, Extra fee

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    Culloden Battlefield

    Guided tour


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    Free time

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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • See Eilean Donan Castle, which appeared in the movie “Highlander”
  • Spend a day exploring the Isle of Skye
  • Do a bit of monster spotting from the shores of Loch Ness
  • Explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry
Full description

Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in a bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 1: A Spectacular Route North

Depart Edinburgh and travel north through the Trossachs National Park. Visit a lovely village and take in views of the UK’s largest expanse of freshwater, Loch Lomond. Continue across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe.

Learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit this incredible glen. The highland town of Fort William marks the end of Scotland’s oldest and most popular long-distance walks, The West Highland Way. Stay overnight in Inverness.

Day 2: A Full Day on Skye

You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. Highlights include the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and the stunning Trotternish Peninsula. 

You might see seals out in the waves as you walk along the coast, or a stag standing on a hillside. Visit the capital of Skye, Portree for lunch. Return to Inverness for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness

Drive along the banks of Loch Ness where you can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle or do a bit of monster hunting from the shore. Please note that during the winter months it may not be possible to take a cruise and visit the castle, but you will still get the opportunity to take in views of the loch, and see if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster.

At the Culloden battlefield, the site of the defeat of the Jacobites, there is the option of taking a tour. Continue on through the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and stop to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry as you make your way back to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Important information

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 155 reviews

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It was fantastic, our guide Andy was incredibly kind and passionate about his country. He showed us a lot ! Too bad that the van got a mechanical problem on the Isle of Skye so we just saw like 1/4 of what we should have seen - that's unfortunate but nobody's fault.

May 15, 2023

We had an indescribable beautiful 3-day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Our tourguide Jamie gave us a lot of information and did a really great job. Perfect mix of a good playlist and interesting stories about Scotland in the bus. Definitely worth it.

March 29, 2023

Although weather has been drizzling for the 2nd day of the trip, we manage to take photos & the guide did his job well by taking us to all the places as highlighted in the itinerary as well as stop at some scenic places when requested. Really appreciate the guide / driver.

November 18, 2022

Product ID: 33586