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 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’.
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 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?
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.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
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 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 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.
*Please note that Eilean Donan Castle will be closed from 31st December till 1st February 2019. It will also be closed on 2nd,5th,16th and 23rd February. During that time you will still stop for photos of the exterior but the visitor centre and castle will be closed.
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. 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 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, stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow.
Stewart took us out on 3 fabulous days! We were a small group and we had a marvelous time. Stewart is an excellent tour guide and if you have a chance book in with him out of Glasgow. I have taken a few Rabbies tours and this was the best! Enjoy, enjoy!
Amazing tour! We learned so much more than we expected to of Scotland’s history and geology through our guide Grant’s expert commentary. The scenery, hospitality of the locals and laughs we enjoyed with our fellow passengers certainly made this short trip the highlight of our stay in Scotland. Thanks Rabbie’s! We look forward to touring with you again some day.
We have spent wonderful days on the tour. Unforgettable views outside the bus window were accompanied by interesting stories, legends and stories of our guide and driver Iain Farrell. His work evokes a feeling of great gratitude.
Bucket List fulfilled!
I took the 3 day tour to Isle of skye and just want to Thanks to rabbies and our Guide Mckenzie for making it wonderful experience Special Thanks and full marks to Mac for making it more lively and beautiful even after extreme weather conditions. I enjoyed every moment of it and strongly recommend it to those who want to see Nature in its true form. I have created a video of a great performance by Mac in which he played pipe music for complete group. Thanks Harsh Chhabra
Departing from Glasgow 26 July, we had a very interesting tour together with your guide Ian. He really knew the history of Scotland, and is an amazing story teller. In a fantastic way he told stories and facts about the Highland, the Clans and the nature, as he drowe through the historic places. This wa a trip through the timeline of Scotland! The rain was over us now and then, no surprice. Skye was nice, the mountains, the seaside, the town Portree.
We had the most amazing tour from Glasgow with our very knowledgeable driver-guide, Ian who told us many great histories, tales and myths of Scotland and even the meaning of the songs related to it. Ive studied a year now in Scotland and I dont quite know this beautiful place but not until now! At the end of the tour, Ian played a song named Will Ye Come Back? OF COURSE WE WILL. I hope we could have a longer time in Skye and maybe tailor tours that include more hiking (Old Man of Storr, Quiraing) so that we can admire this piece of beauty a wee bit longer.
Hello, We are looking to book a tour with Rabbies but are concerned about our parents who have mobility issues. The are not in wheelchairs but do use walkers and cannot walk for long distances. This is an important trip to visit the homeland and we want to take in as much as possible, Thank you! The Gunn family
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!
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.
You stay two nights in 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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