Skye, Inverness and the Highlands
3 day/2 night tour
Price range: £270 - £450
This adventure across Scotland will live long in the memory! The romantic bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, sweeping Highland glens and moors and mystical castles are all calling. Beautiful Skye and its rugged Cuillin Mountains are unforgettable, while a bloody history lesson awaits at Culloden battlefield. Will you be lucky enough to spot the beast in the depths of Loch Ness?
Glen Coe - Visit the the heart of this awesome valley to experience stunning scenery and hear tragic tales
Loch Ness - Explore ancient Urquhart Castle and enjoy a monster-spotting cruise
Isle of Skye - See island highlights including the Old Man of Storr; Kilt Rock and the mighty Cuillin Hills
Eilean Donan Castle - Tour this romantic castle situated on its little island at the head of Loch Duich
Culloden Moor - Discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, his Jacobite Army and the last battle ever fought on British soil
Movie locations - Outlander, Loch Ness and Highlander
Guest house accommodation included - hotel upgrade option available
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Edinburgh/Glasgow - Glen Coe - Inverness
From the nation’s ancient capital, we leave the bustling streets of Edinburgh and head west, where the moody landscape of central Scotland transforms into the spectacular scenery of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Our first stop is the heavenly village of Luss. Imposing Ben Lomond dominates the skyline as the crystal clear waters of Loch Lomond lap at the shores of this picturesque place. It’s impossible to ignore the romance in the air as the bonnie banks work their magic.
Waving goodbye to this beautiful spot, sensational views lie around every corner as we head to the Highlands. The panoramic views of Loch Tulla are especially awe-inspiring and are framed perfectly as our coach climbs the Black Mount before descending into the remote and mysterious Rannoch Moor.
The haunting beauty of Glen Coe can only fully be appreciated by stopping there. With plenty of time for a few photos, we then enjoy all Fort William has to offer under the gaze of the snow-capped summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak.
Finally, we weave our way through the atmospheric scenery of the Great Glen before arriving in Inverness, our base for the night.
Day 2 - Inverness - Eilean Donan Castle - Isle of Skye
A hearty breakfast is the perfect start before we bid a fond farewell to the capital of the Highlands. The stunning scenery continues as we journey north-west through the charming village of Garve before our first stop at Glen Carron. The crisp mountain air will refresh and revive while we drink in the views over Loch Carron.
Another spectacular sight awaits as we head towards the fairytale castle of Eilean Donan. Perched on a little island in Loch Duich, it rises mysteriously through the mist. We’ll explore its many secrets and legends before crossing the engineering marvel of the Skye Bridge.
Portree, the island’s capital, is the perfect place for a spot of lunch and a chance to taste the real Scotland. Lose yourself in its little streets and browse unique and independent boutiques. Don’t miss the colourful houses that surround the harbour – the ideal backdrop for a keepsake photo.
Reinvigorated and ready for more exploration, The Old Man of Storr will leave you gasping in amazement. This pinnacle of rock proudly stands on the Trotternish Peninsula and can be seen for miles around. We then soak up more mystery and mythology, from The Quiraing and Kilt Rock to the spectacular Mealt Waterfall.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Day 3 - Isle of Skye - Culloden Moor - Edinburgh/Glasgow
The sun rises on our final day and any sadness at leaving Skye after breakfast is quickly followed by excitement and anticipation as we return to the mainland and wind our way to the most famous loch of them all – Loch Ness. We’ll take in the full majesty of its icy depths as we drive along its banks before stopping to take a tour of the mysterious ruins of Urquhart Castle. A short cruise on the calm waters of the loch gives us an opportunity to hunt for the elusive Nessie and we’ll learn more about the legendary creature.
Heading south of Inverness, we next explore the bloody history of Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites’ last stand against government forces in 1746 comes to life thanks to the impressive visitor centre and interactive exhibition.
We leave behind the rugged beauty of the Highlands on a spectacular drive south. The Spey Valley and Cairngorms National Park will take your breath away and a stag or soaring eagle at the Pass of Drumochter and Glen Garry may be spotted. Pausing in Pitlochry, we reinvigorate in the heart of Scotland before enjoying the gentle rolling countryside towards Perth and Fife and a return to Edinburgh.
If you started your tour in Glasgow the coach will pause at Edinburgh Waverley Station. Here you catch the express train back to Glasgow. The train operates every 30 minutes and the journey time is only 50 minutes or so. The fare is included in the cost of the tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Multi-day Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Multi-day Tour offers amazing value for money, comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury travel. All of this combines to create the definitive Scottish experience. Each tour is hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive knowledge as well as their driving skills. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, they’ll go out of their way to help. You will want to see as much as possible, but you don’t want to be rushed. Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable mini/midicoach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Comfortable guest house accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities is included in the price of all tours. On many tours you can choose to upgrade to hotel accommodation, at extra cost, if you wish. A tasty Scottish breakfast is included each morning of your stay. If you’ve got more time to spare a series of extraordinary itineraries has been created by combining one or more shorter tours. Seamless in operation these unique holidays allow you to discover even more of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. A feature of these tours is that you will travel with a different driver/guide and fellow travellers for each portion of the itinerary.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour the optional extras are: ( ) Please note these prices are given for guidance only and may be subject to change without notice. The age limit for child discounts can vary. Credit/debit cards are not always accepted so you should plan to have sufficient cash with you should you wish to purchase any of these optional extras.
Tell me about my accommodation and which type of room should I choose?
The cost of accommodation is included in the price of your tour. On this tour you can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation: Guesthouse and B&B. The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&B’s offer enhanced facilities such as a resident’s lounge where you can relax with other guests. Hotel. We select comfortable hotels that are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes as well as comfortable bars where you can relax and un-wind. Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in and are seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre.
What type of room should I choose?
There are different bedrooms types to choose from, here is what you can expect: Single room - one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - two people sleeping in two separate beds. Double room - two people sharing one large bed. Family room - three people sharing a room sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). Please note that a family room can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
Can I join this tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow (or v.v)?
Yes, you can and there is no extra charge to do this. It makes a great way of travelling between our two great cities. The tour is scheduled to return in both Edinburgh and Glasgow at 19:00 hrs. We need to book this in advance for you so please email us at email@example.com no later than 24 hours after making your reservation. Please quote your booking reference number and request either an Edinburgh or Glasgow drop-off.
- 2 nights guest house or hotel accommodation
- Location: Loch Ness/Inverness (1) and Isle of Skye (1)
- Scottish/Continental breakfast (2)
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midi coach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
266 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QX
Check-in: 09:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:00 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:00 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. You can up-grade to hotel accommodation at extra cost during the booking process.
One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
This tour departs from Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can choose to return to either city at no extra charge! Please make your selection during the booking process.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.