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  Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.

The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

For more information on accommodation and prices click here...

The Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Glencoe
~ Eilean Donan Castle
~ Quiraing mountain pass
~ Isle of Skye
~ Neist Point
~ Five Sisters of Kintail
~ Loch Ness

3 days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.

Stay 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 08.30       Returns: 19.00 approx
Adult Prices:  £119 - £149
Discount Prices:  £109 - £139
Departure Days: Daily (Apr - Oct)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (Nov - Mar)


Accommodation Info Accommodation Options
 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Highlights of the tour include Glencoe, the Lochaber region around Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle (set of “Highlander”) and over the sea to Skye, where you stay in the picturesque harbour town of Portree. 

Day 2
focuses on exploring Skye including the wild north of the island, the Old Man of Storr, the mountain pass of the Quiraing and Skye’s most westerly point at Neist. 

Day 3
returns you through the Cuillin mountains to the mainland, past the 5 Sisters of Kintail, on to eerie Loch Ness, the central Highlands, Pitlochry and Edinburgh. Stay 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree , Skye. 

Departure Point 
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map. 

Return to Waterloo Place 

Inclusions
 
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. 
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning 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. 

Exclusions
 
Meals and refreshments. Entrances to all Visitor Attractions. 

Accommodation
 
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary. 

Discount Price 
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information
 
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 which is small but hilly! If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking.

 

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
From the very start of the tour to the end Rabbies has the guest at heart which is so evident in the service provided. Murray our driver and guide informed the group of so many interesting facts and Scottish history that I'm sure they will share the same passion for our wonderful country as he does. We enjoyed so many wonderful stops during the 3 days which was nothing short of spectacular. The B&B at Seaforth Cottage was very comfortable and is in such a unique position for the amazing sunrises that we were so lucky to see. Ian the owner of the B&B was very accommodating and friendly and therefore would recommend guests to stay there. Many thanks for the lovely weekend which we really enjoyed. We have some amazing memories backed up by a gallery of spectacular photos. Thanks to all at Rabbies for the behind the scenes co-ordination and admin and of course to Murray who as our tour guide I would not hesitate to nominate for an award if such exists!!! He was friendly, witty, courteous, polite, helpful, accommodating, willing and of course interpreted the needs of a diverse group of different nationalities to perfection. Not easy whilst safely navigating and driving us to our next destination. We look forward to our next tour.
Posted by ian kerr on 23/04/2014


We are booked on the 3 day Isle of Skye Tour for May 10./14. we are staying one more night in Glasgow the night of May 12 and heading to Edinburgh on May 13. we are looking for transportation to Edinburgh(not us driving) there are 6 of us(including 2 seniors) . can anyone suggest quickest and most direct transportation to get to "Lets Edinburgh apartments" close to Princess street in Edinburgh. thank you.
Posted by Annette Tobin on 14/04/2014


thanks Karen for your hints and tips and stories to tell I enjoyed the 3 day trip despite the snow and the wind
Posted by Barbara Fluegge on 13/04/2014


Every stops were awesome! Paul he is a good driver and tour guild .nothing I can say but awesome.
Posted by Li on 20/02/2014


We took the 3 day tour of the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh last week (Feb) with our unforgettable Rabbie's tour guide, Mackenzie Dalrymple. The weather was horrendous at times with white-out (snow) driving conditions and high winds. But Mac persevered with his uber-skilled driving and patience, getting us to our various destinations safely. His knowledge and passion for Scottish history and culture was delightfully woven into his art of storytelling. We enjoyed listening to his Scottish accent along with his favorite fiddle and bagpipe musical groups that fit the mood as we traveled. One of the many highlights of our tour was at the gravesite of Roderick Mackenzie. Mac played his bagpipes for us in Scottish tribute. What an unexpected surprise! Hearing the pipes played outdoors in such beautiful scenery is a memory that will last us a lifetime. Mac treated all of the 12 international tour passengers with the greatest respect. He learned all of our first names and the countries we were from. He made us all feel welcome! When he noticed that a couple of people in our group were not dressed warmly, he kindly advised them to buy Wellys and a heavier jacket before we got to the Isle of Skye at one of our rest stops. Later at Loch Ness he graciously took a group photo for us with about 10 different passenger's cameras. Truly he enjoys his job and has the patience of a saint! He also surprised us by being a great environmental steward; picking up trash at every stop along the way with a pole and large green trash bag as we took photos and explored. Needless to say, we certainly hit the jackpot with Mac as our Scotland tour guide. He has set the "gold standard" - far surpassing any other tour/trips. Three words come to mind; professional, knowledgeable and gentleman. What a joy! Kudos to Mackenzie Dalrymple...you are a legendary tour guide. Great job! Cathy McCosham and Donna King United States of America
Posted by Cathy McCosham on 17/02/2014


guide was so smily all the time, it looked so good
Posted by Hyejin on 17/02/2014


the landscape was amazing, the tour guide is funny! we have a lot of laugh. we also learn a lot scotish history. it was great expenrience!
Posted by Lei on 13/02/2014


The whole tour was great, but wee Pete tells us stories was good fun. We have a ball :)
Posted by Richard on 04/02/2014


My twin brother and I visited Scotland from DC in September 2013 and went on the three day Isle of Skye trip with John as our guide, it was so beautiful! John was extremely knowledgeable and so kind. It was so comfortable and we enjoyed every second of the tour. We had a good laugh with everyone that was on the bus with us. I definitely recommend this amazing tour to anyone that visits Scotland. It was the highlight of our 2 week stay! We had such a great time and we miss John!!!! Thanks Rabbies for making our first international trip so incredible! -Olivia & Grant
Posted by Olivia on 23/01/2014


My twin brother and I visited Scotland from DC in September 2013 and went on the three day Isle of Skye trip with John as our guide, it was so beautiful! John was extremely knowledgeable and so kind. It was so comfortable and we enjoyed every second of the tour. We had a good laugh with everyone that was on the bus with us. I definitely recommend this amazing tour to anyone that visits Scotland. It was the highlight of our 2 week stay! We had such a great time and we miss John!!!! Thanks Rabbies for making our first international trip so incredible! -Olivia & Grant
Posted by Olivia on 23/01/2014


The choice of stops was really nice. I've been on Skye tours before (with other operators) and the mix was different on this tour, which was great. It was also flexible, which was very much appreciated.
Posted by Ben on 23/01/2014


Laura Barrington is an excellent guide. The best one I had until the date. The tour was very well planned logistically! Skye is definily the best of the tour (2nd day).
Posted by Jano on 07/01/2014


Richard was outstanding. I was very pleased with this tour and the whole experience with Rabbies.
Posted by Andrew on 03/12/2013


STAFF WERE SO SO COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL. THE DRIVER/TOUR GUIDE KNEW THE AREA VERY WELL. THE ACCOMMODATION WAS VERY COMFORTABLE.
Posted by Ammar on 27/11/2013


We had a great time with John's tour (Oct 21-23, 2013). John did an amazing job timing movie soundtracks with the actual film locations and made the tour very entertaining. I personally also enjoyed the lessons on what makes a great Scotch. :) Chris and Alexandra from Canada P.S.: John, if you read this, I did manage to get authentic Scottish whisky glasses in Canada and will get a bottle of Auchentoshan as soon as possible!
Posted by Chris on 12/11/2013


Neist Point and Stiffin Beach were my highlights, Bruce let us explore everything which was very kind!
Posted by Viola on 11/11/2013


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Posted by Roberta Milne on 08/11/2013


I'm sure we're the only 2 people to ever get lost in Portree. Wee Peter was the BEST tour guide ever. He's a wonderful stort teller. Hope you're enjoying the music from Coisir Ghaidhlig Bhancoubher. We'll be back! Roberta & Lynne/Vancouver, Canada
Posted by Roberta Milne on 08/11/2013


I want to give a tremendous, huge thanks to Rabbie's and our wonderful guide Murray for an perfect 3 day tour. I took my mother on a 3 week vacation to the UK for her 70th birthday, and we both agree that the 3 days we spent on this tour were far and away the best part of the trip. It is truly amazing that in such a short time we were able to make friends, learn so much, and see such beauty. Our guide Murray was incredible - the type of person that anyone and everyone would want to be friends with - friendly, insightful, & funny. I really can't say enough good things about our experience. Thank you!
Posted by Grant Peel on 05/11/2013


We spent 3 days on the Isle of Skye tour and in one word: Incredible. Now,, Isle of Skye itself takes a lot of the credit for being such a beautiful place, but our Rabbies tour certainly helped bring it to life. Edinburgh John was our guide and he was so wise and adept in his storytelling, it made it very real. The fact that he could tell stories and have them connect so nicely with each stop is a true skill. I also loved that he adapted the tour based on what we asked and how the group felt; it was nice to have that flexibility. There is a lot of driving on the tour but having stops every 90 min or less made it much more bearable. We were never dying for the loo or wishing we could stretch our legs. As well, John encouraged the tour members to get to know each other a bit. The sights we saw were amazing and I highly recommend visiting Skye. The only drawback on the coach, which may seem small, is lack of cup holders. Holding a water bottle for hours of driving is tiresome. It's a small detail but it's helpful when you're in the seat for a long time. I would definitely recommend this tour, Rabbies and of course, wise "Edinburgh John"!
Posted by Shazia McCormick on 23/10/2013


Great introduction to Scotland and one of the prettiest and most charming parts of the country - Skye. Made all the better by Andrew who gave us both historical and present-day views - all the while with a soundtrack! How he arranged the perfect weather we can't imagine. We did a large group tour afterwards but there was a special intimate atmosphere with a small group. Highly recommended - and we'll do another! Cheers - Jo & B.
Posted by Jo & Bruce on 21/10/2013


Posted this to TripAdvisor, but got an e-mail back saying they "weren't able to publish your review because we don't post reviews about multi day tours on our site," so I decided to post it here instead: Jamie was so awesome I felt compelled to write a review. We joined the 3 day tour for the Isle of Skye & the Highlands on 09/25/13, and he was by far the best guide I've ever had throughout my travels (even more obviously so after our subsequent tour guides in different countries). He's insanely knowledgable, fun, professional, and no BS when it came to scheduling and taking care of the group! He was not only accommodating to all of our requests, but would often tactfully get us to places before the crowd so we could avoid lines and get the best photo opportunities. He's such a great storyteller and so passionate for Scotland, it was contagious and made us all fall in love with Scotland!
Posted by AW on 15/10/2013


I took the Isle of Skye 3 day tour and I could not have imagined how amazing it was going to be. It was an awesome experience thanks to our guide Jamie. He gave us full information about Scotland and the places we visited. He told us about the history and included funny anecdotes and fairytales, delighted us with scottish music, kept us entertained all the time, and gave us advice about restaurants, shops, coffes and attractions.Since I do not speak English very well I was afraid of not enjoying the tour because I thought I would miss too much information, but Jamie took care of that too by speaking slowy, and that was really helpful. He created a very good atmosphere and offered us alternative plans for people with different interests. I feel lucky for having had him as a guide for this tour. He is the best ambassador Scotland and Rabbie's could have. I hope to have the opportunity to repeat a tour with him and I highly recommended it to everybody. Jamie thank you very much for helping me enjoy my visit to this wonderful country so completely, just as if I was among friends.
Posted by AGURTZANE on 10/09/2013


We enjoyed a beautiful trip in Skye and our guide Andrew was nice and competent, helping us to get the most out from our tour. We hope to be back in Scotland soon with Rabbie’s!
Posted by Laura&Fede on 20/08/2013


We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and we were very pleased with Graham as our guide. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and was able to adapt to change quickly. For example, the weather was very rainy/foggy on one of the days so to maximize the enjoyment of the group, he offered to take us to see the "Fairy Pools" instead of Neist Point. The fairy pools were by far one of the most beautiful and unforgettable sites that we saw on the trip.
Posted by Jennifer on 20/08/2013


We had a fantastic guide for our group from Edinburgh who gave us a fantastic tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye where we stayed two nights. Can't recommend both this tour and Michael as a guide highly enough. If we could shoot over to Scotland from New York any time we wanted we'd find out what tour Michael is leading and anywhere he's going we'd want to be in his group. Excellent trip in the middle of our Scottish honeymoon.
Posted by Bill and Lynne King on 16/08/2013


It was a very relaxed tour seeing I had just been on a 22days UK tour with 44 passengers so relaxing was just what I needed
Posted by Anita on 24/07/2013


Everyone on the bus was very kind, and Ally really did a great job of connecting all the people together on the bus!
Posted by LIYU on 21/07/2013


Our tour guide, Emily was wonderful. Her sharing of stories and the history was the reason we wanted to do this type of tour. The added bonus was her delivery and enthusiasm.
Posted by Shelley on 19/07/2013


I loved stopping of at the Fairy Glen on Skye, that was magical. Ally was just so helpful and encouraging and helped me overcome my fear of heights. Ally is a fantastic guide, who goes out of his way to make sure people have a great experience. Please thank him again for making sure we had such a wonderful time.
Posted by Michaela on 18/07/2013


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Depart Edinburgh at 08.30 and travel west passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument. You pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python's "Holy Grail" before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands you head north towards the glorious scenery surrounding Loch Luibnaig then through Breadalbane (meaning the ‘high country of Scotland’) and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. You continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Leaving Fort William after lunch you drive past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Travelling west on the "Road to the Isles" you head through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. You stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and completely surrounded by water. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, you follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island’s capital, Portree. 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 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. Amazing natural scenery, which is best enjoyed away from the bus 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. 

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". There is a boat trip (Summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer! 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 Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving at 19.00 approx.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts