Visit one of the most famous isles in Scotland – the Isle of Skye, a favourite filming location for major Hollywood franchisee like Harry Potter and James Bond. Visit the real deal on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh for the ultimate Skye experience. Drive through Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, which opens up to Glen Coe, arguably Scotland’s most famous glen.
Reach Fort William, the pinnacle of Scotland’s oldest hiking trail – The West Highland Way and behold Ben Nevis, the highest peak in UK! Take in sights of Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland.
Visit attractions in Skye such as the beautifully impressive Trotternish Peninsula, The Old Man of Storr, Dun Beag, Mealt Waterfall, the colourful town of Portree and much more. Spend two nights in the Isle of Skye and enjoy full breakfast to kickstart your day!
01 Apr - 18 Oct: Daily Except TuesdayDuration
2 nights, 3 daysStart time
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre-departure briefing.
1 Parliament Square - Royal Mile, (Caffe Nero next to St Giles Cathedral), EH1 1RE, Edinburgh.
Same as starting point
Begin your tour from 1 Parliament Square - Royal Mile (Caffe Nero next to St Giles Cathedral) and be sure to reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre-departure briefing. Board your air- conditioned Mercedes coach and get set for a magnificent journey through the Scottish Highlands!
The drive takes you through Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where the majestic lake and surrounding hills follow you for miles! This spectacular route towards the north opens up into the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor as your journey through Glen Coe. This glen is famously known for its haunting history of the MacDonald Clan Massacre in the 17th century, but it is also known for its incredible views, waterfalls and majestic hills.
As you drive further towards Fort William, this Highland town marks the end of Scotland’s oldest and most popular walking trail – The West Highland Way. Stop for lunch here and take in views of UK’s tallest peak – the Ben Nevis. Thereafter, as the road takes you near the coast, stop at Eilean Donan Castle to capture Scotland’s most photographed castle behind your lens too! Explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander before you cross the bridge to Skye and make your base at the Isle of Skye for two nights.
Enjoy a full day exploring the incredible Isle of Skye with your expert and fun driver-guide who will ensure you get the most out of your day with sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the craggy Cuilin Mountains, the beautifully impressive Trotternish Peninsula, the Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall. Admire the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch. Dun Beagor “the small fort” is the best known, the best preserved, and the most accessible broch on Skye. An endless array of sights await so be sure to pack extra batteries for your camera!
After taking in the most wonderful and breathtaking sights of Skye, stop for lunch at the colourful town of Portree where you can enjoy delicious fish and chips next to the harbour. Just be sure to keep an eye out for the clever seagulls! Close the day with some delicious Scottish Whisky before heading back to your accommodation for a second restful evening in the Isle of Skye.
The final day of the tour has a lot in store as you begin with a visit to the most famous lake in the world – Loch Ness. Enjoy the tales of the legendary mythical creature of the Loch Ness, fondly called Nessie! Try to spot the legendary Loch Ness monster on the cruise and de-board where the impressive atmospheric ruins of Urquhart Castle dominate the shores of Loch Ness.
Thereafter, head to the famous battlefield of Culloden where you can explore the site where the last stand of the Jacobites raged against the British forces in the 18th century. An interactive exhibition and impressive visitor centre makes for a fantastic experience where you can learn about the events surrounding the battle.
The last leg of the journey brings you to the picturesque Highland town of Pitlochry, where you can pick up souvenirs for loved ones back home, explore the pretty town perched next to the river Tummel or simply indulge in local treats before returning to Edinburgh. The tour comes to a close as you are dropped off at the starting point.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start time to confirm departure details.
You can carry a suitcase weighing no more than 15kg (55 x 40 x 20cm).
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Neil is our driver for the tour, and he absolutely done the fabulous job! Definitely enjoyed the tour....Sum Pui, United Kingdom, 22/Oct/2017