3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle Of Skye And The Highlands Tour From Edinburgh - Stirling

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
  • Return Details :
    Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travelers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning Lochs and dramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub. Then there is the star of the show - the beautiful Isle of skye.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Day 1: Edinburgh to Loch ness- departs 8.30am. Leave Scotland's capital crossing the Forth Road Bridge and make our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. Then onto a Highland whisky distillery to sample the Water of Life and discover how Scotlands favourite tipple is made. Journeying on through Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch ness, searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch ness is home for the night.

Day 2: Isle of skye- today explore the winged isle or Isle of Mist with its ruined castles, breath-taking scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges before passing the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle.

Day 3: Loch ness to Edinburgh- leaving the Great Glen pass under the shadow of Ben nevis and the route south takes you through the stunning Glencoe (used as a backdrop in Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies). Head past Stirling, scene of many of Scotlands most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before your return to Edinburgh at approximately 5pm.


Accommodation included: 2 nights

2 nights dorm- shared accommodation (mixed dorms male & female sharing)

Local Scottish English Speaking Guide

Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle


Food and drinks, unless specified


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Attraction entry fees

Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle

Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Minimum age is 18 years

If special assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not recommended for travelers with mobility concerns

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 19-Oct-2022

    Tom was Amazeballs. The tour was great. We got to feed highland cows and see lots of rainbows. The tour itself also felt very inclusive and the whole trip felt very safe and comfortable.

  • 29-Sep-2022

    I wouldn't advise anyone to reserve a spot on this tour through Tourradar. I received a confirmation of my reservation from the trip, but after 9 days they had to cancel it due to a processing problem. They asked me to pay extra money to travel the Jacobite train on the day before it was cancelled. I paid additional money because I made the decision to do so. This raises the question of why they did not even bother to check their system and discover that there were already too many passengers booked into the tour. If they had told me beforehand, I wouldn't have reserved the accommodation and transportation. NOT SURPRISE, they did not reimburse me for the money I had previously spent on it. Since I knew they couldn't cancel the trip after the confirmation, I previously made reservations for a specific day of transportation to get to Edinburgh and a hotel. Haggie Tour and its operations decline any liability for system errors, forcing customers to pay additional fees (for accommodation and transportation) as a result of changing the date. I WOULD SUGGESTS USING A DIFFERENT TOUR OPERATION. DO NOT EVEN FRUSTRATE TO PHONE THEM AND ASK FOR THE CONFIRMATION AS I HAVE ALREADY DONE SO BUT THE RESULT CAME OUT DID NOT LIKE WHAT I EXPECTED

  • 15-Sep-2022

    I would definitively recommend. It is really worth to go in the Highlands, Scotland has a lot to offer! I would advice to take the option haggis is offering (jacobite train, visit of the castle) as there is not much to do in Portree. For sure, our experience wouldn't have been the same if we didn't have our guide Thomas. He was amazing!!!! We had really a great time thank to him, he tried to entertain the whole group when he could. Thank you for the trip!

  • 15-Sep-2022

    We really enjoyed the drive and verbal skills of our guide Thomas. The tour was an adventure by itself

  • 01-Aug-2022

    Beware of sick people. We returned from a 3 day tour of Isle of Skye a few days ago and had a couple so sick (coughing, sneezing, struggling to sit upright) they were taking medicine on the bus. It would have been nice if something was done to protect the health and safety of others on the tour as we've now tested positive for covid. The hotel package is a scam. We paid significantly more for the hotel accommodation and it was down a steep hill from the town square where we were dropped off (which we have to carry our luggage to & from) while the B&B guests were dropped off at the front door. On top of that our rooms were at the top of 42 tiny steps which made carrying up our luggage difficult & no porter service was available. I googled the room price of the Rosedale hotel & the Skye Inn (B&B) and they're almost exactly the same price.

  • 23-Jul-2022

    The 3-day Highlands Trip is a convenient but packed whirlwind, I'd thoroughly recommend both it and Haggis Adventures. Our group drove to Skye on the first day, making various stops at locations like Glencoe and the Eilean Donan Castle. The second day, we drove around Skye, and the third day, Loch Ness and Culloden before returning to Edinburgh. Many of the stops were pretty fast, around an hour or two at most, but this allowed us to cover a lot of area in a short amount of time. Our guide, Rich, made the trip a great experience where it might've ordinarily fallen short. He was super friendly and welcoming as well as knowledgeable. He told us bits of history and folk tales, introduced us to his personalized Scottish playlist, and cracked jokes, which made the bus ride an entertaining experience. But it's not so loud that you can't pop some headphones in if you need some quick rest. A highlight of the trip for our whole group was getting to see Rich's home village, it added a really unique and lovely bit of personalization to the experience. I'd definitely recommend this trip for those who don't want the complications that come with driving around the Highlands as a tourist, but still want to thoroughly explore the area. More than anything, I'd recommend requesting Rich as your guide to get the best experience!

  • 22-Jul-2022

    This tour is definitely going to be one of the top highlights during my trip in Scotland. Our tour guide, Rich, was such a blast. Not only did I feel comfortable and safe in his bus, but his story-telling and jokes are the absolute best. I felt like I learned so much from him and I appreciate the amount of effort he made to make sure everyone was having fun and learning the vast amount of history Scotland has to offer. The three day was perfect for me because it was long enough to enjoy multiple parts of Scotland, but not too long to the point of exhaustion. With the trip came hiking, scenic drives, historical monuments, and more! Also a plus, the bus is not only comfortable but has a hilarious and iconic exterior that I love and appreciate. Definitely would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and educational experience of Scotland!!

  • 22-Jul-2022

    This has been one of the best tour experiences that I have gotten to experience. There were a lot of great destinations all over the highlands and the Isle of Skye. You get to see the beauty and essence of these place. Our tour guy, Rich, was absolutely amazing. He knew so much about all the places that were visited and had some interesting stories to tell too. Besides the destinations, he is another feature that made the trip so lively and fun. He has a great sense of humor and is one of the nicest lads. He has a way of telling stories and the history of places that you are just drawn in and absorbing it all. I learned so much on this tour and had the most fun time ever. I definitely recommend it and the tour guide Rich.

  • 22-Jul-2022

    Rich was the best tour guide! He kept the trip engaging, played great tunes, and was very informative about historical places in the high lands. Loch Ness was my personal favorite part of my trip and the accommodations provided were very good. Rich pointed out several pop culture spots that we passed by on the bus drive as well, which was super fun to hear about. I now know where Sign of the Times was filmed! I was glad we were able to hit so many iconic and historical spots given the short amount of time we had. I left the trip feeling very fulfilled with everything I got to see!

  • 22-Jul-2022

    I loved this tour so much! We were able to see so many iconic locations around the highlands and the Isle of Skye. As other reviewers noted, there is a lot of driving in this tour --- but the bus was very comfortable and we had frequent breaks to stretch our legs. I also loved just looking out the window and taking in the beauty of the highlands, as there was a breathtaking view around every corner. My favorite spots by far were Dun Beag on Skye and the Clava Cairns near Culloden, where our tour guide Rich helped us get Outlander-style photos with the rocks! Rich was a wonderful tour guide, as he told us stories in a funny and engaging way. I loved it when he told us about his experiences around Scotland, because it made the tour much more special and personal. If you are looking for a tour around the highlands, this one is perfect!

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