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

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Explore the Highlands on a 3-day tour from Edinburgh that covers Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, and Glen Coe. Hear legendary myths, venture through untamed mountains, and stay in fantastic local hostels.


  • See the best Scotland has to offer in just three-days with our whirlwind tour
  • Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster, where one pic can get you instant fame
  • Explore the Isle of Skye, the jewel of the Scottish islands and home to faeries
  • Take a photo of Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous in the world
  • Have your breath taken away by view of the Cuillin Mountains


Our Skye High tour is the perfect way for travelers short on time to see most of Scotland. In just three days, go hunting for the Loch Ness Monster, see ruined castles and stunning lochs, and listen to Celtic myths in a proper Highland pub. DAY 1 Leaving Edinburgh early morning, take in views of the spectacular Forth Bridges and journey north to Shakespeare's Macbeth County. Visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. Drive further into the Highlands and enter the Great Glen. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness and search for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Our journey to the Isle of Skye passes one of the most photographed castles in Scotland – Eilean Donan. Our home for the night is the small village of Portree on the Isle of Skye. (Overnight: Portree) DAY 2 Today we explore the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Misty Isle’: a bucket-list destinations thanks to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views, and faerie stories. Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, hear Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. Explore the windswept landscape, coastline, and mountain ranges. In the afternoon, explore Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod before returning to Portree. DAY 3 Our first stop of the day is the beautiful Armadale Castle, Gardens, and Museum of the Isles before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. Have the option to be a wizard for the day and board the Jacobite Steam Train aka “Hogwarts Express” to Fort William (Summer itinerary, April to mid-October), one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world and a must for all Harry Potter fans. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glen Coe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh late evening - leaving time to grab a dram and toast your adventure with new found friends.


Transportation Legendary guide Multi-share dorm bed hostel accommodation, mixed dorms with men and women Ferry across the sea to the Isle of Skye

Important Information

  • The order of the itinerary route is subject to change.
  • Tours are designed for young independent travelers (18-35 year olds) and the young at heart
  • The accommodation is in multi-share hostel dorms
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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