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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.

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)
We absolutely enjoyed every minute of our Isle of Skye 3 day trip! No complaints at all. It was a perfect way to get to see all of the cultural and landscape highlights of the highlands and the Isle of Skye. Can't imagine doing it any other way & can't say enough wonderful things about our time on the trip. Everything we saw and places we went were beautiful. We visited England, Edinburgh, & Dublin on our UK trip, and by far this trip and the Highlands and Isle of Skye of Scotland were our favorite. We are very outdoorsy so appreciate all the natural beauty and diversity that this part of Scotland and the trip had to offer. It provided us outlets for small hikes and outlets to be a little more adventurous if we so chose. But these were not required to take in the landscape if others are not so physically active. It was just an added bonus for those of us outdoorsy folk. We enjoyed all the scenery, history/factoids and Scottish stories and folklore provided, meeting new people within a small group setting from around the world, & not having to figure out transportation, travel and accommodations on our own is a huge bonus to doing the trip through Rabbie's too! We are sure that all tour guides through Rabbie's are good, but we especially enjoyed our guide, Graham. He was very attentive to all his travelers and made the trip very entertaining and insightful. He informed us of all the cultural stories and history to all the places we went and saw while keeping it interesting and entertaining. His enthusiasm (not in an overwhelming or annoying way though) for Scotland made it all the more enjoyable. He was very personable and friendly in a down to earth way. Thanks to our accommodating guide, bonus items we enjoyed from our trip included: We were able to get up close & see the highland (Hammish) cows, go to the Talisker Distilery, and take a boat tour of Loch Ness. He gave us good recommendations throughout the trip too. Overall this is a wonderful well-rounded trip and the best way to take in what we consider to be the best part of Scotland and the UK. We highly recommend this trip and Rabbie's.
Posted by Katie & Jake on 13/07/2014


This journey is beyond our expectation. Wonderful view and nice companion. Driver and Guider and Story teller and Music DJ and ....Party Peter (I wish I made the right spell) is so amazing, how can one person handle so much things together? He is facetious , friendly and always full of energy. My friends and I have enjoy a wonderful journey this time. Thank Perter and Rabbie's so much. and thank our wise choice. ^_^
Posted by MINYU on 09/07/2014


Our driver and guide Jamie was quite exceptional. His depth of knowledge so generously shared made the world of difference between a bus-trip and and a moving journey into Scotland. His deep knowledge of Scottish history embellished with music, humour and skilful story-telling provided a deeply moving experience - one that absolutely confirmed my intention to again visit Scotland to explore my own Scottish roots more carefully. I will certainly take another Rabbies tour, hopefully with the same driver. Jamie mentioned that ideas regarding tours are welcomed by Rabbies. I am very interested in the Arts / crafts, and wonder whether there might be potential for a tour to be organised around artist's studios - painters, potters, weavers, woollen mills - in Scotland and the islands.
Posted by Susan Johnson on 23/06/2014


There were 3 of us (myself, my sister and our friend) who attended the tour of Isle of Skye from 31st of May 2014 till 2nd of June 2014. It was absolutely amazing! John is a great tour guide, who told us a lot of interesting things about Scottish history, local traditions, places around. We also had a great soundtrack for our tour and we absolutely loved the music! The group was very friendly, the atmosphere relaxing and the places we visited were absolutely ADORABLE. It could not be any better. If you want to have nice time touring around Scotland, Rabbie's is your best choice :) We'd definitely travel with Rabbie's again!
Posted by Anna Ivanova on 07/06/2014


The entire tour was lovely, what I like most though was the care that was taken by Mav to ensure everyone was comfortably put in the places of stay; and his insights in history, little tit-bits about places, listening to his over the tour was indeed enjoyable
Posted by Vasudha on 29/05/2014


Sarah was very engaging and always tried to accommodate the desires of everyone in the group. She was great! As far as the tour itself goes, I loved the nature stops ( eg Glencoe ) way more than the town stops.
Posted by James on 28/05/2014


My wife and son and i had a great trip to skye, our guide John was great and the trip would not been so much fun without Johns music and information of the trip Thanks John will not forget the trip cheers
Posted by Gord St. Denis on 27/05/2014


the local knowledge of scottish history,geography of out tour guid Brian was amazing and hewas very friendly with everyone. also he made us learn some scottish words which we liked.
Posted by Gaurav on 26/05/2014


Ruth was outstanding as a guide - please pass along my sincere thanks to her. She was able to cater to the needs of everyone on the tour and made sure we each got the personal experiences we wanted. She was incredibly friendly, down to Earth, and had so much knowledge - felt like an insider in terms of things to do in Skye. On Skye, the highlight was Neist Point
Posted by Kelsey on 25/05/2014


My most enjoyable part of the tour is the beautiful habour town Portree where we stayed for two nights. I really love the place.
Posted by Nyla on 23/05/2014


Karen was great telling us history, poems, little facts about the places we visited and passed. Really enjoyed the many scenic stops and little hiking trips we took. I really felt like I got to connect with the land of Scotland on a more intimate level. It was beautiful!
Posted by Kara on 23/05/2014


Graham was a wonderful guide. Your beautiful country and lovely people are a treasure.
Posted by Constance on 23/05/2014


Our tour guide. Jamie is really fantastic, we liked Jamie's food recommendations, his stories, the music he plays. We also had good accommodation. I liked the very good balance of bus tour plus free time to walk and hike in Skye, most bus tours don't give free time to wander and walk like this.
Posted by Wei-Ching on 12/05/2014


Gail is funny, friendly and knowledgeable. She made the whole trip enjoyable! :)
Posted by Hoon Lian on 12/05/2014


Gail was excellent, very knowledgeable, very helpful. she is so enthusiastic, her love on Scotland is obvious. she is a great storyteller, knows her history.Excellent tour guide.
Posted by Neil on 09/05/2014


Can't say enough good things about our 3 day tour of Skye and the Highlands with our wonderful tour guide Andrew! This was my first visit to Scotland and trying to decide which tour to take on a limited time schedule was a challenge....so glad this was the one I chose for myself and my son to take. We saw so many wonderful sights in our 3 days of travel. Hats off to Rabbie's -- a tour company I will definitely recommend and use again. Can't wait to come back!
Posted by Sue Peever on 05/05/2014


This was our first international (from US) trip with our kids, ages 5 & 7, so we were not sure what to expect. The pace, schedule, and adventures on this tour were a perfect match for our family. Our boys loved running off the van to explore the fairy glen, sea cliffs, and waterfalls. They could nap and snack on the van when needed. The hotel in Portree was more than comfortable, and we had a floor to ourselves (two twin rooms). There was even a wonderful community playground (and soccer field) within walking distance of the hotel. We preferred casual restaurants and pubs (because of the kids and prices) and had plenty to choose from. We especially enjoyed the Isles & the Granary. There's even a yummy bakery between those two. 3 days was just right for us- not too long, not too short. Also, Andrew Campbell is a stellar guide, and I felt quite luck to have a Skye native leading us! Our kids were the only ones on the tour, but it went very smoothly (since they behaved most of the time!) Our kids are used to being quite active (running, sports, hiking) in case that helps in your planning. However, you can always just hang out in or around the van if you don't feel like much walking at any of the stops. The views are still amazing from the van! We brought along "quiet activities" like sticker books and an ipad to help with the longer drives since kids aren't as enthralled by the amazing scenery as we are. One of kids has severe nut allergies, and it wasn't an issue 95% of the time. One bakery in a small town was unhelpful but we just went to another one down the road. Restaurant and pub options are adequate unless you have a high number of allergies (I don't think we would have enjoyed our trip nearly as much if he hadn't already outgrown his milk allergy). We were looking for a tour that would allow us to see more remote and picturesque parts of Scotland and do the driving and planning for us. This hit the mark 100%. If you are thinking of taking your kids on a Scottish tour, I think you have found the right one.
Posted by Jen H on 30/04/2014


I went on the Isle of Skye tour with Pete as our guide a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely amazing! We saw so many awesome sights it is hard to believe. Steve was training to be a guide as well and he added to our fun. Between the two of them we learned so much and were constantly amazed. They were both very enthusiastic and accomodating. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a great time.
Posted by Nancy Mooney on 30/04/2014


We recently did 3 day trip to Isle of Skye and Highlands of Scotland. It was a fantastic experience and special mention has to be made of our tour guide & coach driver : Laura , she was amazing and she made the trip very special and memorable !! Would recommend all for this trip and if Laura represents the quality of people with rabbie's then they have a great thing going!!
Posted by Chopra on 24/04/2014


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


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