Venture through breath-taking landscapes, quaint villages and epic castles on this journey to the ‘Misty Isle’.
Eilean Donan Castle* – An iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.
Glencoe – Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tale of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.
Quiraing Mountain Pass – Skye’s outstanding geological stunner. These strange formations gave Skye its nickname, the ‘Winged Isle’.
The Old Man of Storr - This sharp pinnacle of rock bursts out the land and can be seen for miles around.
Five Sisters of Kintail – Legend says a local wizard turned five sisters into these mountains so they could preserve their beauty.
Loch Ness – This loch holds more fresh water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. But does it also hold the Loch Ness Monster?
Spend three days weaving through the landscapes, legends, and landmarks of Skye. On your journey north, you’ll travel past the historic heart of Scotland and learn about the battles between the Scottish and the English.
In Skye, you’ll stay in the cute and cultural town of Portree, and explore the scenery that inspired countless myths and legends.
And by the time you’re home, you’ll understand why this little island deserves its large reputation.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
You depart Edinburgh and travel west. This part of your journey is a history lover’s dream. You pass Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and Doune Castle, before stopping in Callander for refreshments.
Next, we venture north through the splendid scenery surrounding Loch Lubnaig 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. And after lunch we pass Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and head into the Great Glen. Travelling west on the "Road to the Isles" you head past the Five Sisters of Kintail.
You then stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle*, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, you follow the dramatic coastline, towards the island’s capital, Portree. And after all this breath-taking beauty, you’re dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening with enough time to go out and explore the town.
*Eilean Donan Castle is closed from 31st December until 1st February. It's also closed on 2nd, 5th, 16th, and 23rd February. But don't worry, on these dates you still stop off at the castle to admire it's beautiful exterior.
Today is a flexible day on Skye; and your driver-guide ensures you take a unique route that suits the weather, the local events, and your group's interests.
You can travel north to the Trotternish Ridge and beyond. Here you find the geological wonders like Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Or your guide may take you back in time and teach you about the legends and clan culture surrounding the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle.
You return from to Portree in the evening.
You travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.
You visit Loch Ness for lunch and the chance to spot "Nessie"! Heading south through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie and onwards past Blair Castle.
We stop for refreshments in one of the Perthshire villages before heading past Perth, over the Queensferry Crossing, and back to Edinburgh.
Thank you to our tour guide (Andy). We joined the 3 days highland Isle of Sky tour on 06 Dec. His Professional presentation skills and rich knowledge of local culture/ community connected with all our visitors. We was very enjoying and discovering the new things every day. We believe that we com back soon! Hey Andy, I am very impressive to your soundtrack. You are doing very well. Have a successful career as you dream come true!
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Thank you to our tour guide (Andy). We joined the 3 days highland Isle of Sky tour on 05 Dec. His Professional presentation skills and rich knowledge of local culture/ community connected with all our visitors. We was very enjoying and discovering the new things every day. We believe that we will come back soon! Hey Andy, I am very impressive to your soundtrack. You are doing very well. Have a successful career as you dream come true!
Besr tour ever, our driver Ross was funny,informative and a fantastic driver, felt safe the entire trip. Had a wonderful group of people and enjoyed everyones company. Another employee Katey came with us and my wife and I loved her and her warm personality. Will recommend this trip to everyone we know.
I took the 3 day tour to Skye with Grant (the first, that is) and to say it was a trip I will always remember is an understatement. Not only do you get to see all the landmarks you hoped to, but Grant goes out of his way to make sure everyone on his tour has the best of times and adapts the tour to make special requests possible. A soundtrack for every specific landmark, history filled tidbits (Grant is wise beyond his years and a great human being), funny stories and great conversations, this tour is like nothing I had experienced before. Well organized, great accommodations, experienced guide... everything you need to make unforgettable memories. All the best to Grant and to Rabbie’s for making such experiences possible. - Isabelle
In July we went on a three-day tour to Isle of Skye. I have to admit I had worried whether everything would be ok, but it turned out fantastic. Rabbie’s had everything well organised. They also booked accommodation for me and my family (5 members) with Anne Campbell in Portree. The hosts were nice and prepared big breakfasts for us. Also, the rooms are beautifully furnished. And it wasn’t expensive, which is especially important when you travel and pay everything for 5 people. The tour was wonderful, we saw a lot of interesting and beautiful things. But we were most impressed with our guide Jodie. She was so eloquent that we were able to understand everything she said (which is for speakers of English as a foreign language not easy with Scottish people). She knows a lot about the Scottish history and told us many stories and tales. She is also a very funny person. When she didn’t talk and explain things (as she had to drive, as well), she played us typical music. We were able to experience Scotland to a full extent! We are thankful to Rabbie’s for a smooth organisation of the tour and for providing us such a wonderful guide.
It was the best trip ever! My family and I had the best time. Everything was perfect, even the weather! Best tour guide, friendly group members and the most breathtaking views. The Isle of Skye is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Jude knows everything about Scotland! And she knows how to tell a story! I really love everything on this journey. And I hope to come back to this fairytale land in the future.
Took the Scotland Isle of Skype Highlands trip with James in May and its one of the best tour ( best guide) by far with magnificent view and wonderful hospitality.
I have just come back from 3days Skye tour and it was amazing! Our driver and guide Grant led us to explore the most beautiful places that I have ever seen in my life. Althought there have been long drive distance, He was able to make us spend great time with stories, funny moments, beautiful songs. Me and my boy left our heart on that 16seats coach, especially in Skye Island. It was our second time with Rabbies (the first was in Lochness with Willy) and maybe it is not the last. Thanks Grant for made me live not a journey but an heart experience, thanks to our international group and thanks to Scotland for being such a beautiful country. Trust me, go there and you wont regret!
You stay two nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree on the Isle of Skye.
Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.
Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation directly. Most don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.
Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. An amendment charge will apply.
You’ll need to contact us with your accommodation details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in. Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.
You may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation for each separate accommodation booked. If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.
We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.
B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard
The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast. The cost is £35 - £40 per person per night. A single standard room is £40 - £60 per night.
B&B En suite
The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The cost is £45 - £55 per person per night. A single en suite is £60 - £80 per night.
Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The cost is £70 - £85 per person per night. A single is £85 - £130 per night.
A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals. The cost based on dorm beds is £19 - £25 per person per night.
Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together).
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
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