3-Day Isle Of Skye And Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour From Glasgow - Inverness

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a three-day small-group excursion from Glasgow. In three days, you'll explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the Highlands, and visit the second-largest island off Scotlands West coast, the magical Isle of Skye.

Highlights

Breakfast included

Multi-Day Trip

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions

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Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow-united-kingdom">Glasgow Portree

Stop At: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Loch lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Loch Lubnaig is a small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between Ben Ledi and Benvane.
Great little picnic spot on the shore of Loch Lubnaig with a little cafe. Friendly staff in the cafe, nice cakes and takeaway food.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buachaille Etive Mor, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotlands most famous landscapes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
An iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of Glasgow-united-kingdom/isle-of-Skye">Skye.

Day 2: Isle of Skye

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
Great photo stop at this iconic rock formation. This sharp pinnacle of rock bursts out the land and can be seen for miles around.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
Picturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
Set round its natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourists holiday destination and the harbour continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
(optional)
Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at award winning 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.
Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
(optional) Neist Point - the most westerly headland on Skye - is an iconic destination, with stunning cliff scenery, a fine lighthouse, an outlook to the Outer Hebrides, and the chance to watch for minke whales in the summer months.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Day 3: Portree Glasgow

Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Optional boat trip opportunity and a chance to spot Nessie!
Duration: 50 minutes

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

Itinerary:

Day 1: Glasgow – Portree
Depart Glasgow in the morning and travel north, crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. You will then travel into the Highlands, where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically; the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountaintops and forest-filled glens. Then keep heading north toward the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. Continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692.

Leaving Fort William after lunch (own expense), you’ll drive past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Traveling west on the 'Road to the Isles,' head through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains that guard the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye.
Stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set at the junction of three lochs and completely surrounded by water. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, follow the dramatic coastline north toward the island's capital, Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening, when you are free to go out and explore the town.
Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree

Day 2: Portree (B)
Day two of this fully guided experience provides many possibilities depending on the weather, and your knowledgeable driver/guide will help you plan the best itinerary for you on that particular day. North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with its spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the famous landmark the Old Man of Storr, the impressive sea cliff, Kilt Rock, and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. It’s amazing natural scenery, which is best enjoyed away from the van by taking a walk through this unique landscape.

Further west, the scenery changes again with the emerald green valley of Glendale, the dramatic sea cliffs of Neist Point (the most westerly point on the island, where you might get lucky and spot some whales or sharks) and the 13th-century home of the Clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle. You return to Portree in the evening.
Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree

Day 3: Portree – Glasgow (B)
You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. Then it’s onto Loch Ness for lunch (own expense) and the possibility of spotting Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. There is a boat trip available here (April to October only; price not included) that will get you a bit closer!
Then head south through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous as Monarch of the Glen country, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery. Continue past Blair Castle, stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow . You’ll arrive in the Glasgow city center by early evening.

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Breakfast

Driver/guide

All ferry and bridge crossings

Modern, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan for personal experience(maximum 16 people)

Two nights accommodation with private facilities in either a B&B/guest-house or 3-star hotel

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Admission fees

Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle

Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Entry/Admission - Loch Ness

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children are not permitted to travel alone. Child rate applies only when sharing with at least 1 paying adult

Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years

Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking

Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately

When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section

Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available

Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.

It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Jul-2019

    Simply fantastic!!!! Our guide Ben is knowledgeable, explaining important history landmarks etc, it was perfect. Fellow tourists were very nice. Enjoyed our trip very much.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our 3 day trip to Isle of Skye on a Rabbie mini-bus was very enjoyable and comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and our bus driver Allan was fantastic! He was funny, informative and knew when to talk and when to play music. We enjoyed the hiking so much that it would have been great to add more time for hiking. Great trip overall and met some nice people!

  • 17-Sep-2018

    We had a great time. Our tour guide _George was the best. He made the tour interesting and fun. He is very knowledgeable . The sights were beautiful and we were given enough time to enjoy them. Robyn and Denny

  • 09-Dec-2017

    Our tour was led by Ian who provided insightful commentary about the history, landscape, culture and humor of Scotland. Ian strove to meet the requests of all participants and demonstrated great flexibility when weather prevented some planned visits. In one instance, due to inclement weather, he was able to secure a whisky tasting to replace a visit to an outdoor area we were all impressed and satisfied. All three members of our family were thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the tour and the clear effort to make this a memorable part of our visit to Scotland.

  • 06-Dec-2017

    If you travel to Scotland, you MUST visit the Isle of Skye...and what better way to do this than with a private tour guide who takes care of all the details!!! We booked through Viator, which booked us with Rabbis. Our guide was John....very knowledgeable, professional, music connoisseur, and all around witty! My husband and I are already planning to tour Ireland next year and we will definitely be booking this through Viator and Rabbis. We literally showed up at the bus on day 1 and did not have to worry about ANYTHING...John took care of all the details. The money paid is very very very much worth the it!!! I am a very experienced global traveler and have high expectations....my expectations were definitely met. My husband and I will be going back to Scotland as well...please go to the Isle of Skye...you will remember the landscape views for the rest of your life.

  • 17-Nov-2017

    One of the best tours! Will definitely come back to Scotland because of the people, the culture, the scenery and the shopping!

  • 17-Nov-2017

    One of the best tours that I have ever experienced! Definitely will come back to Scotland! love the scenery, love the people, love the food and love the shopping!

  • 23-Sep-2017

    We had the best time with Fraser! He was a wonderful storyteller! He found unique activities for us - the walk to Coral Beach and the Ferry crossing, the Isle of Skye Brewery. His playlist and history lessons helped Scotland come alive for us!

  • 11-Sep-2017

    This tour was awesome! There is so much packed into 3 days, it's hard to even pick a favorite: castles, sea cliffs, whisky tasting, more! Even with wind and rain for two of the days, we still had a great time. The tour guide/driver, Grant, was fantastic and was very engaging with us in pointing out various things we passed, and providing us with history of the area. He also threw in a few jokes. Overall, the entire tour was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Scotland.

  • 06-Jun-2017

    We really enjoyed this tour to the Isle of Skye. Ian our driver/guide was very, very knowledgeable of scotland history and of the sites we stopped to visit as well as of those we went through. Ian had interesting information about our surroundings as well such as the evolution of the vegetation and the forest and the geology of Scotland. He also shared with us Scottish music and poems. The topics he discussed were so varied that everyone could find something of interest for them personally. We had a good group of 12 adults and everyone was very respectful of others and of the schedule. Ian made many stops for pictures, food or toilet breaks. On a day when the weather was less cooperative, he had a plan to keep us busy and entertained. During the return trip, an accident on the motorway required Ian to find an alternate way back to Glasgow. Despite this inconvenience, he remained calm and took us through different towns than those initially planned. All in all it was a great tour which I strongly recommend.

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