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Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

Our three day Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow enjoys the natural beauty and delights of one of Scotland’s favourite islands: The Isle of Skye.

Tour Details

Duration:
3 Days
From:
Glasgow
Departures:
Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
Leaves at:
10:15
Returns by:
20:30

What's included?

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)

Not included?

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Accommodation

Day 1

Departing Glasgow, our first stop on this Isle of Skye tour is at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond.

Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

After lunch in the Fort William area, we pause for photos at Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.

Day 1 of the Isle of Skye tour ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.

  • Of course the landscape is stunning but having the right guide makes all the difference.

    - Kimi G, travelled October 2015

  • You'll have a great time with Timberbush!

    - Snazzyapple, travelled October 2015

  • I would certainly recommend this tour, it’s value for money and have I had the chance would do it again!!!

    - Sameer P, travelled August 2015

Day 2

After breakfast our Isle of Skye tour will depart Portree for a full day’s touring Skye - options include a visit to Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, historic dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders.

We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls.

Our 3 day Isle of Skye tour ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.

Day 3

We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for the movie ‘Highlander’ and 'Made of Honour (interior closed in winter), our Isle of Skye tour will then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness.

Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop for refreshments, in the pretty Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the Isle of Skye tour terminates.

If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50 minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.

Two night stay in Portree:

The price of our 3 day Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £18-£22, Bed & Breakfast: £35-£55, Hotel: £65+. Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person on the 3 day Isle of Skye tour. 

*All featured castles open April-October - alternatives offered during October-March which may alter the route.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle

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Adult
£122122 concession
Children (5-16)
£122
Senior (60+)
£122
Students
£122

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Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066

FAQs

Your 3 day tour from Glasgow departs at 10.15 hrs from 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX.  There is a designated tour company coach stop at this location.

You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/EEGLZ

You can also find us by Glasgow Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

No, accommodation is not included in the 3 day Skye tour price, as we prefer to let you choose exactly what kind of accommodation you want, depending on your budget.

The tour price includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All accommodation is payable on arrival to the accommodation provider. Please note that many Bed and Breakfasts do not have card machines and do require guests to pay in cash.

Accommodation rates do vary between providers and seasons. For this reason we are only able to give you an estimated rate until a booking has been made. Estimated rates are as follows: 

  • Youth Hostel: £18.00 - £24.00 per person per night
  • B&B: £35.00 - £55.00 per person per night
  • Hotel: From £75.00+ per person per night

All hotels require credit card information in order to secure a booking. If you wish us to reserve a hotel room on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details.

Please note a single supplement may apply. The above accommodation rates are valid until March 2017.

Single supplements may be charged, especially in high season. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.

Ensuite rooms have a private bathroom/toilet/shower within the room

Standard rooms have communal facilities that are shared with other guests.

Double means one double bed which sleeps two.

Twin means two single beds, where you share a room but not a bed

Yes, you are free to make your own arrangements if you wish. Simply advise us at the time of booking that you will be reserving your own accommodation, and inform us at your earliest convenience of the name and address of the Guesthouse once it has been booked.

We kindly ask that your accommodation provider is located in central Portree, Skye, otherwise your Driver-Guide will be unable to drop you off and collect you.

Luggage is restricted to one medium sized suitcase per person.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which attractions they would like to visit on the day.

Optional extras on this tour are as follows:

From March 2017

  • Eilean Donan Castle: £6.50
  • Dunvegan Castle: £13.00 adults, £10.00 concessions
  • 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' Cruise (time permitting): £13.00 adults, £12.00 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on your Skye tour.

The above rates are valid from March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All of the attractions can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day.  If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your 3 day Skye tour from Glasgow will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide. If you require a written translation of your tour, simply let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you.

Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

As you’ll be spending three days on and off the coach with the opportunity for walks, we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothing, comfortable walking shoes and some sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

And don’t forget your camera to capture all of the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

Skye is well-known for it's diverse wildlife. You might come across red deer, golden eagles, mountain hares, even otters, so make sure you keep your camera at the ready!

 

  • Portree
  • Glencoe
  • Kilt Rock
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • Eilean Donan Castle

Tour Photographs

  • Ben Nevis
    GlasgowGemini
  • Three Sisters, Glencoe
    Andrey K
  • Kilt Rock
    Globetrotter280
  • Eilean Donan Castle
    Jeff N

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