3 days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands as well as the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Departs Glasgow on Mondays and Saturdays all year .
Isle of Skye 3 Day Minicoach Tour depart Glasgow
Eilean Donan Castle
Day 1.Depart Glasgow at 09.00 travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.
Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond we travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. From here we travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis.
On the 'Road to the Isles' now through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film 'Highlander', set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head up to Portree stopping for dinner on the way. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.
Day 2 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you that particular day. For example : Travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with it's waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.
After lunch you can go over to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Or go over to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free night in Portree.
Day 3 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 5 Sisters of Kintail.
Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow. Arriving at 1930 approx.
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Portree. If you have access problems or special requirements please let us know when booking. Glenelg ferry does not operate between November and Easter so we use the Skye bridge both ways at this time.
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
All ferry and bridge crossings.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Accommodation - the tour price does not include accommodation but this gives you an opportunity to choose your budget and the type of accommodation you wish to stay in and Rabbies will book it for you - Hostel, B&B or Hotel - please refer to the booking form on this web site for prices. Please note that in the case of late bookings accommodation availability and choice may be restricted and they cannot guarantee to find your first choice. There is usually a supplement for single rooms.
Meals and snacks.
Adult Prices: from £99 to £135
Discount Prices: from £89 to £125
DeparturesDeparts: Mondays & Saturdays (All Year)
Tours depart from the Tourist Information Office, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY at 09:00am. Please check-in at 08:45am. The tour returns at 19:00hrs day 3.
Book Online Now
Click on the 'Book Now' button to check availability and for immediate confirmed booking. Payment is required during the booking process.