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3-Day Isle of Skye, Inverness & the Highlands Small Group Tour

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An unforgettable 3-day adventure to the glorious jewels of Scotland, based from Edinburgh and traveling to the best and most beautiful places in the country. Visit the ‘Misty Isle’ of Skye, explore the Loch Ness and admire stunning landscapes. You will spend 2 nights in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh - Highlands - Glenfinnan - Loch Ness - Inverness

Pass By: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland
We depart from Edinburgh Lawnmarket at 07.30 and head past Edinburgh Castle towards the beautiful Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and seat of Scottish Royalty before making our first stop at The Kelpies.

Stop At: The Kelpies, Helix Park, Falkirk FK2 7ZT Scotland
Towering over Helix Park in Falkirk, the awe-inspiring Kelpies are the largest equine statues in the world at 100 feet tall and 300 tones apiece. Hear their legend and the Scottish folklore which has surrounded them for centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA Scotland
We now travel past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle. Better remembered as "Winterfell" from Game of Thrones and "Castle Leoch" in Outlander, the beautiful Doune Castle has a magical history all its own. Take a photo with the legendary lace itself, for your friends to envy!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilmahog Woollen Mill, Callander FK17 8HB, UK
The Roman town at the frontier of the empire, Callander is called "The Gateway to the Highlands" and you can see why, as the mountains start to emerge from the morning mists. Just past here, we make our breakfast stop at the Kilmahog Woollen Mill, where you can grab some coffee and a "full Scottish" breakfast and meet our friendly Highland Cows up close (April to October).
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK178HF Scotland
Lubnaig - meaning 'crooked' in Gaelic - is one of Scotland's most captivating Lochs and boasts some of the finest scenery in the Scottish foothills.A wonderful moment to treasure on our journey up through the hills towards the magical Highlands.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Falls of Dochart, Gray Street, Killin, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK21 8SL Scotland
A magical stop on our tour, the picturesque village of Killin and the Falls of Dochart. Now into Highland Clan Territory, see the traces left behind of the Clans themselves and of the Icelandic Vikings whose presence here has left its own mark upon the landscape, and marvel at the beautiful and famous falls as they flow into Loch Tay.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Strathfillan Wigwams, Tyndrum, Crianlarich FK20 8RU, UK
Travelling through glens, forests, ancient ruins and fantastic waterfalls, we pass through the Scottish Farmlands. Come up close to our world famous Highland Cows, set amongst the ancient ruins of the Clans.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Loch Tulla Viewpoint, A82, Bridge of Orchy PA36 4AG, UK
We travel north through the Glen of Orchy, telling tales of the Picts who dwelled in these lands as we make our way to the stunning viewpoint at Loch Tulla. A captivating place which makes you fall in love, look back down to the lowlands and see how far you have come, or visit the Munro Cairn made from 795 stones, one stone from each one of the Scottish mountains. You are now on the cusp of the magical Highlands.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rannoch Moor Visitor Centre, Rannoch Station, Kinloch Rannoch PH17 2QA Scotland
Journey o the road to "Skyfall" through one of the most desolate places on earth, where the last great glacier settled 100,000 years ago, Amongst ancient Crannogs, lochs and pools, walk across an incredible landscape and perhaps even come up close to our personal friends, the Wild Deer of the Moors.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Glencoe Massacre Monument, 8 Upper Carnoch, Glencoe Village PH49 4HU Scotland
The most iconic image of the Highlands never quite prepares you for the real thing: the Valley of Glencoe and the Three Sisters. This is an incredible moment to breathe in the atmosphere of this magical land and a moment you will treasure for a lifetime.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, 15 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH Scotland
The second city of the Highlands, Fort William guarded the west coast and the Great Glen for centuries. It now welcomes you to stop for lunch and a break before journeying on towards the crown jewels of the Highlands.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan Scotland
The world-famous "Harry Potter Bridge" at Glenfinnan is an awe-inspiring and towering structure set amongst the stunning countryside. Whether or not you're a "Potterhead" this is an incredible moment to remember.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus Scotland
The charming and picturesque village of Fort Augustus is nestled on the shores of the shimmering Loch Ness, the most famous place in all of Scotland and home to our resident "Nessie". Explore the village, take a Loch Ness Boat Cruise or walk the shores of the most mystical place on earth.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland
Along the northern shores of Loch Ness, journey through Drumnadrochit towards the unforgettable Urquhart Castle, the statuesque ruins overlooking the famous Loch itself. Take a tour of the castle, or admire its incredible scenery, and stop into the Loch Ness Visitor Centre where you can have a photo with a life sized Nessie!
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: The Isle of Skye - Eilean Donan Castle

Pass By: Skye Bridge, Route A87, Kyle of Lochalsh Scotland
Known as "The Misty Isle" Skye is the true gem in the crown of Scotland. We depart Inverness and make our way north, through the Black Isle and the peaks and glens of the Western Highlands before crossing over the Skye Bridge into the magical Land of the Fairies and home of the Clan Macleod.

Stop At: Sligachan Old Bridge, A863/a87, Sligachan IV47 8SW Scotland
On the road to Portree, we pass the beautiful and ancient Sligachan Bridge in the heart of the Cuillins. Hear the legend of the great battle of ancient warriors from Scotland and Ireland, and discover the Key to Eternal Beauty. Your guide will even teach you how to, if you're brave enough!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Portree Harbour, Off the Sound of Rassay, Portree Scotland
The beautiful fishing village which is the island's capital. Home to some of the greatest cuisine in Scotland and some enchanting and captivating views, we stop here for lunch and let you enjoy the jewel in the crown of Skye!
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
The unmissable and grandiose basalt pillar of the Old Man of Storr, with its many myths and legends, is one of the greatest sights on Skye. Hear the tales of the priest who tricked the devil and the story of the fairies who carved the great rock for their lost friend from the human world.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
Names for its peculiar shape - that of a Scottish kilt - the great rock is home to the Mealt Falls which plunge over 50 metres down the cliff face, into the sea. A dramatic image which you will never forget!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quiraing Viewfield Road, Portree IV51 9ES Scotland
Skye is home to some of the world's greatest and most dramatic landscapes, and none more so that the Quiraing, a journey of plummeting valleys and sheer cliffs which will take your breath away and make you fall in love with the Misty Isle of Skye!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
No trip to Skye is complete without the awe-inspiring Eilean Donan Castle, the gateway to the Hebrides. Built on an island at the meeting place of three lochs, the great castle is a place of magic and mystery. Here we stop for that perfect picture postcard moment and grab a coffee as we admire the incredible scenery.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Inverness Castle, Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EG Scotland
Back through Glen Shiel towards the stunning city of Inverness, our adventure continues to the shore of Loch Ness once again. Spend your evening unwinding and relaxing in the many vibrant pubs, restaurants and bars of the city, or visit Inverness Castle and Cathedral in a place where romance meets the real in a beautiful tapestry.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Culloden - Whisky Distillery - Pitlochry - Saint Andrews

Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland
The third and final day of this adventure of a lifetime is an action-packed finale to this incredible trip. Taking you to places that others will not, we make our way back towards Edinburgh via the east coast, through Jacobite Country to some of the most wonderful and stunning places Scotland has to offer!
rom Inverness, we walk in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden, where the last great battle ever fought in Britain occurred in 1746. Beautifully preserved and wonderfully compact, tour the battlefield, visit the interactive visitor centre and lay a wild flower on the clan cairns before you go. An incredible, unmissable experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Clava Cairns, National Grid Reference: NH 757 444 off the B9006, 6 km from Inverness Scotland
The world famous Clava Cairns are just a stone's throw from Culloden and are an awe inspiring collection of ancient bronze age ruins, standing stones and more, dotting this magical landscape and telling of our mystical and ancient past.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery, General Wade's Military Rd, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, UK
The Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery is the highest and also the oldest working whisky distillery in Scotland, with a wonderful visitor centre. Come and discover what our ancestors called "The water of life" and sample a few of our world famous single malts. Perhaps even take home a bottle or two of Scotland's most famous export!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AP Scotland
A picturesque town frozen in time, we take lunch in Pitlochry for an hour. Made famous by Queen Victoria herself, the charming town of Pitlochry offers a wonderful array of pubs, bars and cafes to tempt every appetite, all set in a Victorian atmosphere. Finish off with a single-malt whisky ice cream from the most famous ice cream parlour in Scotland!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Just off A9 at Dunkeld, Dunkeld Scotland
A magical wooded landscape teeming with wild deer, red squirrels and birdsong, the Hermitage is forever linked to the legends of the mythical Irish warrior and bard, Ossian. Visit the ancient stone bridge in the centre of this mystical wonderland and venture through Ossian's Hall where you will be confronted by the incredible Black Linn Falls.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: View Point, Forth Bridges, A904, Newton EH52 6QF Scotland
Through the 'Kingdom of Fife' our journey ventures across the impressive Forth Bridges. Marvel at our huge and imposing new Queensferry Crossing and then at the Forth Rail Bridge, the oldest metal bridge in the world and the iconic image of Scotland, in a place where the old meets the new in seamless harmony, as we cross back into Edinburgh for the end to this incredible tour of the most beautiful country in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Small group tour
  • Transportation
  • Booking of the accommodation on your behalf. See options below.


Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Accommodation in Inverness. We will get in touch with you to know your accommodation preferences.
  • - Hostel: £25-28 per person per night
  • - Bed & Breakfast: £40-60 per person per night
  • - Hotel: £60-120 per person per night
  • - If you wish you can also book your own accommodation. Just make sure it is central.
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery


Departure Point
310 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PQ, UK


Departure Time
7:30 AM

Duration
3 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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