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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 - £155
Discount Prices:  £109 - £145
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.

 

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My girlfriend and I did the 3-day Isle of Skye tour in September 2014. In a word: Fantastic. Our guide, Ally, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. A true professional. It was more than simply sight-seeing, Ally tried to help you understand the (turbulent) history that has shaped his beautiful country. Though each of the three days held something special, the full day on Skye is really magical. Thanks Ally!
Posted by Paul on 23/10/2014


We went on a 3-day tour to Isle of Skye were fortunate to have Stevie as our guide! He is a patient driver and we felt safe despite the winding roads we had to take. Stevie is witty and his sense of humour kept us entertained on the long drive. We especially loved the stories, history and folklores he shared and we are appreciative that he had given us some very memorable moments on this holiday. We would like to thank Stevie again for being such an exemplary host! We would love to come back to this beautiful country and see you soon!
Posted by Lynne and Max on 13/10/2014


Thank you for this wonderful tour! It was perfect organized. Special thanks to Party Pete :) for the Scottish tales, legends and music. He is the best!!! Mia and Isak från Sweden
Posted by Mia Byrge on 03/10/2014


A fantastic tour into the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Everything was excellent. The scenery was breathtaking and always a new view just around the corner. A special thanks to Glasgow John for looking after us all and making the tour so interesting and funny at the same time. The second time I have been on a Rabbies tour and will defo be going on more.
Posted by Linda Canning on 15/09/2014


The first full day on Skye was amazing, particularly the Fairy Castle and the Quiraing Mountains in the Trotternish Peninsula. We also enjoyed staying in Portree, and visiting Eilean Donan Castle was fantastic.
Posted by Jennifer on 08/09/2014


My wife and I just got home from our UK trip. All we have been talking about is the great time we had on the Isle of Skye 3 day tour with the most wonderful Emily. What a treasure she is! She taught us sooo much as we toured the Highlands. We really did experience Scotland and, as your slogan goes, we became a part of it. Thanks Rabbie's and Thank you Emily.
Posted by Frank FioRito on 06/09/2014


I took this tour with my son and daughter-in-law, and just wanted to say that John Wells was a fantastic tour guide (and bus driver). I think he taught my son and daughter-in-law more history than they've ever learned in school, and unlike school, they were enjoying it. As daughter-in-law said, she learned as much ON the bus as off it! When John discovered we were part of the MacDonald line he stopped at the ruins of the MacDonald/ Lord of the Isles castle ruins in the north of Skye, and son and I now have a picture of us in front of it. A great ambassador for Scotland!
Posted by Everett A. Mayhew, Jr. on 02/09/2014


The whole experience was incredible. Probably the best part was the history and legends told by our amazing tour guide, Alan, and the beautiful Scottish music playing on the minicoach.
Posted by Alexander on 28/08/2014


John was a very very nice, considerate, patient and humerous guide. He told us along the tour a lot of interesting stories, played very good scotish music and cared about everyone's interest.
Posted by XIAOYAN on 25/08/2014


Ally was fantastic - always energetic, always providing an unbelievable amount of information in an engaging way, encouraging questions from everyone. We were really amazed at his vast knowledge of Scottish history, all attractions, as well as music, film, and popular culture. He showed great, genuine interest in these topics, and it was contagious. He also took the time to get to know all of us, and keep us engaged. While we stayed on itinerary, he was also open to requests from the group which made it feel very flexible and relaxing. We enjoyed the three days greatly and wish it could've been longer!
Posted by Cristina on 25/08/2014


We enjoyed everything!!! The contrasts in the landscape and scenery were fantastic - even through the driving rain and howling wind - it was all beautiful. Our B&B was excellent and the places Mav recommended (mainly food) were super.
Posted by Jennifer on 21/08/2014


Our tour guides Peter and Stevie were absolutely excellent. Despite the awful weather, they kept our spirits up with historical accounts, legend/folklore stories, Gaelic lessons, movie soundtrack quizzes to name a few! Their local knowledge is phenomenal and as far as we were concerned they made our trip.
Posted by Roberto on 19/08/2014


Roland was awesome!!! He seriously has set the bar for my tours now. I hope my future guided are as friendly and knowledgeable as him
Posted by Steve on 18/08/2014


It's been almost a month since my tour to the Isle of Skye, and on reflection, I feel it was definitely the highlight of my recent trip to Scotland. Our tour guide/driver Jane was the best sharing the history and legends of the regions through which we drove. Normally, I doze off during these trips, but I was so entertained by Jane's stories I never even closed my eyes. I will gladly recommend Rabbies to all my friends.
Posted by Sandy on 17/08/2014


I enjoy this tour very much. We all love the ambiance among every members and our brilliant tour guide - John. He's really a professional, experienced and clever guide. I feel safe when he's around me. We all love him and his endless stories&jokes!
Posted by Hung-Yih on 14/08/2014


Our bus driver Al was excellent in everyway. His knowledge of Scotland and its history was very enjoyable. The music was spot on and all the stops were very well organised. The trip was 100% and would recommend to everyone.
Posted by patricia on 10/08/2014


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


It was overall a really good tour, with interesting information about Scotland and the destinations we travelled to. I enjoyed all of it, the amazing scenery on the Isle of Skye and the Highlands in general (I took beautiful photos), our really wonderful tour guide Pete, and the company of the other passengers (found new friends!). Highlights were Eilean Donan Castle, Neist point, and the fairy mountains.
Posted by Elisabeth on 05/07/2014


Loved Portree on Skye and the Bed and Breakfast. It was nice to have time to myself to explore all the hidden footpaths and the BnB was close enough to walk to the town but far enough away to feel like I was in the mountains. The fairy glen was lovely and Loch Ness was beautiful. The best time I had was the little hiking trip our guide found off the beaten path. Unexpected and completely remote.
Posted by Karen on 01/07/2014


Liam was an excellent guide, responsive to questions and knowledgeable about everything. I loved that we went to Neist and I also liked that we crossed the interior of Skye on back roads to get there. My accommodation at the Rosedale Hotel on the harbour was perfect.
Posted by Karen on 01/07/2014


It was the driver's deep knowledge of Scottish history, his ethics, his passion for his country, environmental knowledge and fabulous people skills that made the tour quite outstanding.
Posted by Susan on 25/06/2014


Our tour was just great. Party Pete was fantastic. We have had a great time. His knowledge of the area and also his general knowledge was so interesting. So Pete showed us lots of interesting places.
Posted by Robert on 24/06/2014


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


It tour guide was very nice and knew a lot about the history of Scotland, stories... She was a good storyteller! The accomodation was also very nice. And enjoying the landscape in the highlands was amazing!
Posted by Nekane on 19/06/2014


Loved Portree on Skye and the Bed and Breakfast. It was nice to have time to myself to explore all the hidden footpaths and the BnB was close enough to walk to the town but far enough away to feel like I was in the mountains. The fairy glen was lovely and Loch Ness was beautiful. The best time I had was the little hiking trip our guide found off the beaten path. Unexpected and completely remote.
Posted by Karen on 01/07/2014


Liam was an excellent guide, responsive to questions and knowledgeable about everything. I loved that we went to Neist and I also liked that we crossed the interior of Skye on back roads to get there. My accommodation at the Rosedale Hotel on the harbour was perfect.
Posted by Karen on 01/07/2014


It was the driver's deep knowledge of Scottish history, his ethics, his passion for his country, environmental knowledge and fabulous people skills that made the tour quite outstanding.
Posted by Susan on 25/06/2014


Our tour was just great. Party Pete was fantastic. We have had a great time. His knowledge of the area and also his general knowledge was so interesting. So Pete showed us lots of interesting places.
Posted by Robert on 24/06/2014


It tour guide was very nice and knew a lot about the history of Scotland, stories... She was a good storyteller! The accomodation was also very nice. And enjoying the landscape in the highlands was amazing!
Posted by Nekane on 19/06/2014


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"! 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