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Isle of Skye Explorer
See, Visit & Explore: Tyndrum, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, The Great Glen, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle, Trotternish Peninsula, Portree, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry and the Forth Bridges

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3 day tour from £239

Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
until 31 March, 2019
Except 23, 25 & 30 December
and 1 January

from 1 April 2019

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from £ 239 per person
Children - from £ 229 per child
Single Room - from £ 249 per person


Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 15 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£239 - £285

We regret that hotel accommodation is not available on this tour.

Product code: TB 01420

Tour Summary

Sit back and relax as this three day tour unfolds to show you Scotlandís west coast scenery at its very best. The highlight is a relaxing two night stay on the Isle of Skye.

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to Tyndrum then tour through Rannoch Moor and stop in awesome Glen Coe. At Fort William pause to view Ben Nevis, Britainís tallest mountain and, a little bit later, scenic Loch Garry. Cross ďover the sea to SkyeĒ and drive to Portree.

Day 2: Spend today exploring the Isle of Skye. The flexible itinerary will allow time to see a traditional Black House, the Fairy Glen and Kilt Rock. You'll also have the chance to visit stately Dunvegan Castle too!

Day 3: Return to the mainland to visit Eilean Donan Castle. Later spend time by Loch Ness before entering the Cairngorm National Park. Tour through the Grampian Mountains and visit the Victorian resort of Pitlochry. Return to Edinburgh through the Kingdom of Fife.

Tour features:

  • Visit Glen Coe, The Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Portree (2)
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Extended Tour

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Day One
Edinburgh - Glen Coe - Isle of Skye
Departing from Edinburgh we are soon travelling from the Lowlands into the picturesque Highlands. After enjoying a break in the village of Tyndrum we make our way through sprawling Rannoch Moor, a wilderness of forbidding mountains and enveloping peat bogs. The natural desolation of the moor provided a safe refuge for the great Scottish freedom fighters - Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
Awesome Glen Coe is known as the "Glen of WeepingĒ after the infamous massacre in 1692 of 38 MacDonalds by Campbell troops who had been their guests for not forswearing the Jacobite cause. Today the glen is a much more peaceful place and is a popular venue for outdoor pursuits. Weíll make a stop so that you can enjoy a short walk amongst the stunning scenery that surrounds us.
After break for lunch in the typical surroundings of a Highland village we will stop to enjoy the panorama of Ben Nevis, Britainís tallest mountain. The Great Glen is a dramatic and picturesque valley that is famed for its fast-flowing rivers and deep lochs. This is a land of bitter clan disputes and as we enter the village of Invergarry we will see the "Well of the Seven HeadsĒ monument that commemorates a particularly gruesome incident! Glen Shiel is flanked by a mountain range known as "The Five SistersĒ, four of which are over 3,000 ft (915 m) and they provide a spectacular aperitif of our crossing "Over the sea to SkyeĒ. The island "capitalĒ of Portree will be our home for the next two nights.
Overnight: Portree, Isle of Skye
Day Two
Exploring the Magical Isle
The Island of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and boasts some of the finest mountain scenery in Scotland. The history of the island includes Viking invasions, bloody clan feuds and, of course, the sad tale of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Today weíll visit all the key sights and youíll get insight as to why this is such a special place.
After breakfast enjoy some free time in Portree, which sits around its quaint harbour complete with multi-coloured houses. Later we board our coach and make our way to ancient Dunvegan Castle*, the 800 year old seat of the Macleods of Skye. There has been a castle on this site since the 13th Century and its treasures include the famous Fairy Flag, said to bring good luck to the Clan in time of trouble. Dunvegan also has beautiful gardens which provide a marvellous oasis.
The Cuillin hills are always part of the islandís scenery and can be seen from almost everywhere on the island . But the pinnacles of the Black Cuillins and the great slabs of the Red Cuillins are only part of the amazing scenery of Skye. In the Trotternish Peninsula, our next destination weíll find a ridge which runs for around 20 miles which creates an almost Jurassic landscape. Look out for the Old Man of Storr, a huge black monolith which stands on its own and is over 58 metres tall. Further on weíll see Kilt Rock which, as the name suggests, resembles the pleats on a kilt!
During our drive we will stop to visit the grave of Flora Macdonald who famously helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the Government troops that were searching for him dressed as a maid. After an enjoyable day of sightseeing weíll return to Portree for our second night stay.
Overnight: Portree, Isle of Skye
Day Three
Isle of Skye Ė Loch Ness Ė Edinburgh
Our time of the Isle of Skye, sadly, comes to an end. As we make our way to the bridge to the mainland we are rewarded with our last views of the stunningly beautiful Cuillin Hills. Eilean Donan Castle* must, surely, we one of the most photographed castles in the World. Sitting on a little island where three lochs merge it presents a picture-postcard image. Weíll make a stop so you can walk over the archway and through the ornate gates to explore the castle and enjoy the wonderful views.
Loch Ness needs no introduction. We'll make a stop in Fort Augustus where, after lunch, you can take a stroll along the banks and gaze out over the mysterious waters that are said to be inhabited by the elusive monster!
Our transit of picturesque Glen Spean will bring us to the ever-changing scenery of the Cairngorm National Park then onwards through the Drumochter Pass to Highland Perthshire, "big tree country". Our last stop of the day will be in Pitlochry which just oozes Victorian charm.
The last part of our journey together will take us through the Kingdom of Fie which has a long and rich history with many Royal connections. Finally we will cross the Forth Road Bridge which affords wonderful views of the iconic railway bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing, which is currently being constructed. All to soon we will arrive in Edinburgh and the end of this fabulous tour.

Wanting to travel on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday?

Our Skye and the Scottish Highlands 3 day/2 night tour offers a similar itinerary. Click here for details.

* Admission Fees

Dunvegan Castle - £11.00 Adult £8.00 Child

Eilean Donan Castle - £7.00 Adult £3.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on this Signature Extended Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Extended Tour from Scottish Tours delivers a quality Scottish touring experience that offers the very best value for money. Comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury mini or midi coach travel all combine 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.Friendly, courteous and well informed, theyíll be happy to answer all your questions about the history, geography and customs of the places youíll discover on your tour. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, theyíll go out of their way to help.
You will want to see as much as possible, but you donít want to be rushed. Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable coach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. We often include those little gems, well worth a visit, that most other tour companies drive on by.
As these itineraries are more leisurely, visiting places off the beaten track is easy and makes for a truly unforgettable trip.Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Youíll stay in a comfortable guest house with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities.
Each property has been carefully selected to offer you Highland hospitality at its very best. Start each day with a Scottish breakfast, a hearty meal that will keep you going all day long. Vegetarian and Continental options will also be available if you prefer lighter fayre.Please check out the other FAQís for more specific information on this tour. If you have any unanswered questions please feel free to email us at  - weíll be happy to help. 
How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.  
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience.  The guesthouses and B&Bís 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&Bís offer enhanced facilities such as a residentís lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in and the guesthouses/B&Bís seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.  
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
How do I pay for the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. Itís not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so itís a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.   

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2&3)
  • Live commentary in English.
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Services of a tour host
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host
  • Departure information

    Check In: 08:45
    Departs: 09:00
    from The Ensign Ewart, 521-523 Lawnmarket,
    The Royal Mile,
    Edinburgh EH1 2PE
    Returns: 19:30

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