The Isle of Skye
3 day tour

  • Castle tours in Skye
  • Beautiful tours to Skye
  • Coastal tours of Skye
  • Loch Ness tours from Glasgow

Venture through breath-taking landscapes, quaint villages, and epic castles on this journey to the ‘Misty Isle’.

Tour map

Highlights

Nessie
Film Locations
Lochs
Mountains
National Parks
Walks

Places you'll explore


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 tales 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’.

Neist Point - The location of a dramatic lighthouse and a great place to spot dolphins, whales, porpoises, and basking sharks.

Five Sisters of Kintail - Legend says a local wizard turned five sisters into these mountains so he 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 contain the Loch Ness Monster?


Your journey


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 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.


Tour Details

Departs
09.00 - Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
Returns
19.30 approx
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Tour accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Admire the mountainous splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail
  • Take an epic photo of the gorgeous Eileen Donan Castle
  • Wander around the cute seaside village of Portree

Departing Glasgow you 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.

Next, we venture north through the splendid scenery surrounding Loch Luibnaig 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 to visit 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.

Day 2

  • Explore the natural wonders of Skye
  • Enjoy epic sea views at Neist Point
  • Learn about the history of the Clan Macleod at Dunvagen Castle

Today is a flexible day on Skye. Your driver/guide will ensure you have the best day out no matter what the weather.

North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. 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

  • Try and spot the Loch Ness Monster
  • Journey through the pine-clad region of Perthshire

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, stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow.

Customer Reviews

Excellent tour!

Liliana González Posted on 18/02/2017

I had an awesome time traveling with Rabbies. Our tour guide was Arron. He was really nice and very very entertaining and I loved how he described the sites, stories and the knowledge about the history of Scotland. It was also nice that he had some playlist for the trip which matched perfectly with each scenery. I really recommend this tour. Thanks, Arron I had a lovely time!

Great Time

Edward Coppelman Posted on 01/09/2016

I have never been a tour before. My wife and I went on the 3 Day tour and had a wonderful time. The tour guide, Ian, wasnt just a guide but really a host. He really kept us informed, entertained, safe, and engaged. The group got along famously, and truly experienced the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye in a way we never could have on our own.

Great time 30/05/16

Jackie Posted on 19/06/2016

What a great trip, amazing scenery, superb accommodation and not forgetting the lovely company on the coach. The driver Alex kept us entertained during the trip providing loads of information about everywhere we went and to top it all he also provided music and songs for us to sing along to. Loved it, thank you Alex you were a superstar and the company are lucky to have you. I enjoyed it so much I have booked a couple of day tours for next month when I visit Glasgow again. Thanks again Jackie

Isle of Skye 3-day Tour Review

Wong Kwan Kei Posted on 12/06/2016

I joined the tour 2 weeks ago with my sister from Hong Kong and until now, I still see it as an amazing one. With the excellent tour guide Ian, we learnt more about the history and nature about this mysterious place. Was really a great trip though it took a long way up to the Skye. Just one thing - we didnt make it to Neist Point in this tour, hope may be we can be there in the future! Many thanks to Ian!

Fantastic tour with John

Kumud Mahesh Posted on 26/05/2016

We had an amazing 3 days around the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with John. He was very knowledgeable, considerate and kept us entertained with his stories and music throughout. His commitment to supporting local businesses and keeping the environment clean was particularly impressive! The sun was out most of the time and every glen, loch, backroad and village was beautiful! Wed go with Rabbies again and recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Scotland!

Fantastic tour with John

Kumud Mahesh Posted on 26/05/2016

We had an amazing 3 days around the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with John. He was very knowledgeable, considerate and kept us entertained with his stories and music throughout. His commitment to supporting local businesses and keeping the environment clean was particularly impressive! The sun was out most of the time and every glen, loch, backroad and village was beautiful! Wed go with Rabbies again and recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Scotland!

30/05/16

Jackie Posted on 13/05/2016

Hi, I am looking forward to my trip to the Isle of Skye. Please get in touch if you are on the same tour. It would be lovely to hear from you. Jackie

3Day Skye Highland Tour

Mr. Matt Alexander Posted on 24/02/2016

Although being a brief tour, it proved both memorable outstanding! Tour Guide John McDermott packed this event with all that was humanly possible. We are so impressed with your company and delighted to be able to leave the driving to Rabbies and soak up the rich Scottish scenery you normally dont have time to view for watching the road traffic etc. We are SO looking forward to seeing much more of our beautiful Homeland later this year courtesy of Rabbies. Thanks for the memories!

Incredible tour!

guilherme mendes Posted on 20/11/2015

During september , my wife and I made the Sky Island Tour andT it was the right option for a 3 days break in our vacation in Scotland. The hotel choosed by Rabbie´s was the Tongadale , Portree, a small and friendly city, with many good restaurants. The whole trip was driven by our ANDREW THE BEST GUIDE ! He told many stories about this part of Scotland, was friendly and professional. We were like an old family inside the bus and the 3 days were short at the end! We need more. I´ve recommended Rabbie´s for all my friends tha has a trip to there, ans in the future we will make another tour, for sure! Thanks Andrew!

Marvellous Murray!

Pui Yee Kong Posted on 10/11/2015

Im not sure if my review has been posted...apologies if I have double posted. I took the 3 day Isle of Skye tour from 9th - 11th September and we got Murray as our driver/tour guide. He was the absolute best, funny and very patient with our requests on the sort of sights wed like to see in Skye, not to mention having to help me take photographs as I was travelling solo. Murray kept feeding us all with historical facts, as well as some folk tales as we passed by certain areas. There was also plenty of Scottish music to fill the gaps, which was lovely. Im very pleased to say that the Rabbies tour was easily the highlight of my trip and I do plan to come back and see more of Scotland! We were lucky and managed to get 3 full days of sun during the tour (it rained almost the entire day the day after) and there were quite a lot of photo stops off the bus daily, which was great. The photographs on this website simply do not do the breathtaking, rugged landscape justice. You just have to come and see it with your own eyes. Portree is a very charming town and Id highly recommend the tour for first timers to Scotland. I requested to be dropped off at Spean Bridge on the last day of the tour as I was heading to Fort William the day after and Murray looked up information on public transport even though he didnt have to. Please pass my thanks and gratitude to Murray for being absolutely wonderful, not to mention his input and brilliant recommendations on shortbread and whisky. He deserves a raise!

Accommodation

Where does this tour stay overnight?

You stay two nights in Portree on the Isle of Skye.


How does the accommodation work?

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.


I want Rabbie’s to book my accommodation, what happens now?

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.


What if I want to change my accommodation booking with Rabbie’s?

Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum amendment charge of £5.00 will apply.


I booked my own accommodation is there anything I need to do?

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 can find a selection of hotels at hotels.rabbies.com.


What if I cancel my tour at short notice?

If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation. And occasionally you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.


What are the accommodation types and what do they cost?

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 between £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night. A single standard is between £35.00 - £60.00 per night.



B&B En/suite

The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £40.00 – £50.00 per person per night.

The expected cost for a single room will be between *£55.00 - £80.00 per night.


Hotels

Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost of Hotel 3* is between £65.00 - £85.00 per person per night. Hotel 4* is approximately £75.00 - £120.00 per person per night.


Hostels

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 is between £15.00- £25.00 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).


I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, you can read our FAQs, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email rooms@rabbies.com.


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