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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 Loch Lomond National Park, 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: 09.00       Returns: 19.30 approx
Adult Prices:  £119 - £139
Discount Prices:  £109 - £129
Departing: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

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 Glasgow. Stay 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree, Skye. 

Departure Point
Outside Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow (next to Greggs). Click here to see map.

 

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.

Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.
Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)

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 15 (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!!

 

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


Traveling around Skye was great. John was flexible and tried to get an idea of what the group wanted to do. He picked the right attractions for the type of day that it was and he stopped at the right places at the right time.
Posted by Emily on 26/05/2014


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


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 loved the way Graham customized the tour according to the weather and everyone's interests. We thoroughly enjoyed his knowledge of the local folk lore as well as excellent choice of songs and music. All this along with regular stops and management of attractions made this tour extremely enjoyable.
Posted by Danyaal Imran on 06/03/2014


Roland was an excellent guide and was entertaining and knowledgeable.
Posted by Georgina on 16/12/2013


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


John McDermott himself was a outstanding tour guide in my book with the knowledge and great hospitality. The ability to use smaller transportation to get to various parts of the highland is a grand idea.
Posted by Rachael on 12/11/2013


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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 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


I brought my mom and sis on the 3-day Isle of Skye tour and we were very fortunate to have a very talented, enthusiastic, full-fledged Scots guide cum driver, Duncan. He had very clear explanation and we thoroughly enjoyed his historical and Scottish flavoured stories (and folklores) presented with a good twist of humour. We had the best sightings throughout the trip, despite the occasional drizzly weather. He also pointed out scenic sites used in various movies. We loved the well selected (even my mom loved it!) highland/Scottish music along the way. The group was very well taken care of, with no hassles and he was flexible to demands. Thanks Duncan, for making this trip so pleasant and worthwhile, I won’t hesitate recommending this to anyone who wishes a relaxing weekend getaway!
Posted by Cindy on 29/07/2013


Graham, our guide, was absolutely brilliant. His knowledge and consideration for us was second to none. From steering us to great dinner spots to having very entertaining and informative stories...we never had a dull moment!
Posted by James on 07/07/2013


We loved everything about this tour! Paul was super knowledgeable and covered so much history. He also did an excellent job setting the mood with great Scottish music. Overall, he made the experience above and beyond expectations by giving us a little choice and flexibility.
Posted by Loic on 21/06/2013


While I loved every single stop we made on the tour, the best part was Graham himself. He was funny, extremely knowledgable, entertaining, friendly, helpful, and just overall an absolutely wonderful person and tour guide. I'm so glad we got the opportunity to travel with him.
Posted by Meghan on 20/06/2013


Your driver, Paul Eunson scores 10 in personality, friendliness & professionalism, only to happy to oblige any request from any of the tour group.your company should be so lucky to employ such an all round good guy.
Posted by ross on 17/06/2013


Best tour from my 10 day stay in Ireland and Scotland. Had John, he was amazing and made the experience so much better!!
Posted by Loredana Russo on 04/06/2013


Andrew, our tour guide, was amazing. He made it one of the best tours I've been on. I look forward to more Rabbie's tours in the future.
Posted by Justin Leroy on 12/04/2013


Andrew is so nice and friendly. The tour is so attractive itself, and the way Andrew introduced us make it even more interesting and impressed! I feel like I am so much liking this place as the tour guide himself loves the place so much! Andrew is presenting his own pleasure to us which is the most important part, rather than just talking about the history and travelling us to the place.
Posted by Wing YUk Tse on 22/02/2013


tour guide was so much fun! i dont think anyone else could have made 3 days of sad winter weather more interesting and enjoyable!
Posted by Clara Chung on 01/02/2013


I never would have imagined how beautiful a cold and wet winter could be until I visited the Highlands and the Isle of Skye with the guide of Rabbies. The beauty of the landscapes and scenic views were made meaningful by the experience provided by our super-friendly and knowledgeable driver/tour-guide, Paul. An almost disaster vacation turned out to be a once in a lifetime and memorable winter vacation that will always be remembered. Not only he showed us the perfects spots of photographs and sight-seeing, he also brought us the history and the local folklores as if we were transported to the magical world of fairies and castles. I'm also happy I met great people from all over the world in this trip. Thanks Paul, Graham and George! See you soon!
Posted by John Joaquin on 23/12/2012


I never would have imagined how beautiful a cold and wet winter could be until I visited the Highlands and the Isle of Skye with the guide of Rabbies. The beauty of the landscapes and scenic views were made meaningful by the experience provided by our super-friendly and knowledgeable driver/tour-guide, Paul. An almost disaster vacation turned out to be a once in a lifetime and memorable winter vacation that will always be remembered. Not only he showed us the perfects spots of photographs and sight-seeing, he also brought us the history and the local folklores as if we were transported to the magical world of fairies and castles. I'm also happy I met great people from all over the world in this trip. Thanks Paul, Graham and George! See you soon!
Posted by John Joaquin on 23/12/2012


Magificent scenery without the hassle of driving myself
Posted by Belinda Bowles on 15/12/2012


This was our first multi-day bus tour and although we approached with trepidation, we absolutely loved the small group, many stops, relaxed pace (even when I know we were getting a bit behind). Being able to pick and choose our directions to walk, eat, run around at stops ... what a treat; ditto for having many options in terms of accommodation type/price range. We are still raving about it more than a week later, and wondering if you operate outside Scotland. We are both pretty urban-focused, but even the ultra-urban spouse thought your tour was simply wonderful. The country-loving did too.
Posted by Susan & Ken O'Connor / Waxman on 13/12/2012


I like how Paul, our tour guide, answered all our doubts and questions, told stories, history...cared to stop in every single spot during sunrise or sunset to get dramatic pictures with beautiful skies and amazing landscapes, he was very attentive and professional. Amazing tour and guide!
Posted by MIREIA MATEO PEREZ on 11/12/2012


We enjoyed the friendly and warm of the driver guides - Andrew and Duncan who demostrated they passion for the job and displayed their care for the environment . They little acts touch our heart and our mind. Willingness to go the extra mile that delighted us. Well done! We made a right choice to select your company as our travel partner.
Posted by Kim Siong Poh on 23/11/2012


This was our first multi-day bus tour and although we approached with trepidation, we absolutely loved the small group, many stops, relaxed pace (even when I know we were getting a bit behind). Being able to pick and choose our directions to walk, eat, run around at stops ... what a treat; ditto for having many options in terms of accommodation type/price range. We are still raving about it more than a week later, and wondering if you operate outside Scotland. We are both pretty urban-focused, but even the ultra-urban spouse thought your tour was simply wonderful. The country-loving did too.
Posted by Susan & Ken O'Connor / Waxman on 13/12/2012


I like how Paul, our tour guide, answered all our doubts and questions, told stories, history...cared to stop in every single spot during sunrise or sunset to get dramatic pictures with beautiful skies and amazing landscapes, he was very attentive and professional. Amazing tour and guide!
Posted by MIREIA MATEO PEREZ on 11/12/2012


We enjoyed the friendly and warm of the driver guides - Andrew and Duncan who demostrated they passion for the job and displayed their care for the environment . They little acts touch our heart and our mind. Willingness to go the extra mile that delighted us. Well done! We made a right choice to select your company as our travel partner.
Posted by Kim Siong Poh on 23/11/2012


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

Day 1 Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and travel north, crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. We 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. We continue 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 north to 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 dynamics of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. There will be a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction there is Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod, and possibly the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the furthest most west point on Skye. 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.

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