3 Day Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

A 3 day minicoach tour to enjoy the stunning natural beauty and delights of one of Scotland's favourite islands - Skye. Stay two nights in the picturesque town of Portree on Skye. This tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays all year.

Tour Highlights: Luss, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Five Sisters of Kintail, Portree (Skye), Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Flora McDonald’s Grave, Black Houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Pitlochry.

Day 1 - Journey North

From Edinburgh we head west to collect our Glasgow passengers* and then make our first stop 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 valley, 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.

Our journey ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.


Day 2

After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include a visit to Talisker distillery* and Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient 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 tour from Edinburgh ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.

Day 3 - Homeward - Eilean Donan, Ness & Cairngorms

We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty loch-side 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 Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh.

*PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.  *If the 3 day tour has no Glasgow pick-ups it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.

*All featured castles & distilleries open April-October - alternatives offered during October-March which may alter the route. Talisker Distillery closed on Sundays except during June, July and August.



Accommodation is not included in the price, but the tour operator will reserve it for you, and you simply pay for the accommodation when you arrive there. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £17-£19, Bed& Breakfast: £32-£48, Hotel: £60+. 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.

Optional Extras: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle


PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Min Age

5 years

Tour Vehicle Type

Mini Coach

Departure Point

Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE

Departure Time

Departs: 09:00 Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure

Expected return Time

Returns: 19:30 (day 3)

Duration of Tour

3 Days

Months of Operation

All Year

Rates & Dates

Ticket Price (Per Person )
Days Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays All Year
£113.00 £113.00

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16. Please note we cannot carry children under 5 years old on any tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

*Please note: all featured castles and distilleries open April - October. Alternatives offered during October - March which may alter the route. Talisker distillery is closed on Sundays.

If the tour has no pick-ups in Glasgow, it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.

 Please note that for individual travellers, single ensuite accommodation on Skye is very limited, especially in high season - please check with us however we may have to offer you alternatives. Current typical costs of accommodation per person per night are approximately: £60+ for hotels, £32-£45 for B&B"s and guest houses and £16-£18 for youth hostels. Timberbush Tours reserve your accommodation for you.

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