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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 - £165
Discount Prices:  £109 - £155
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. 
Entrance fees 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. Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

 

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
I believe the young mans name was Mark who was our guide. If I am wrong I apologize. We boarded our bus at Castle View BB in Inverness. Our young guide was a super intelligent, above average guide. I felt like he explained everything completely and succinctly. I was amazed at his vocabulary and perfect selection of words to explain the somewhat complex history of the clans on our trip. His understanding of the environment and history were superior. You put up with me explaining American politics. You were terrific! Just a great experience! Suzanne Grace, USA
Posted by Suzanne Grace on 30/06/2015


I was part of a group of three people (aged 30-32) touring Skye for the first time. We considered renting a car and staying in BBs, assuming it might offer a more authentic experience, but were so glad we decided to do this tour instead. Having an experienced driver left more opportunities for taking in the sights, sounds, and history! Our tour guide, John Wells, played a key role in making our trip as relaxing, enjoyable, and insightful as possible. Hes one of the most genuine individuals Ive met and has a true knack for storytelling. He also put us young ones to shame running up hillsides and scaling waterfalls! Overall, Im happy to report that this trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks John!
Posted by Katie Hemsworth on 27/06/2015


We could not have had a better time on our tour! It surpassed our expectations, and a lot of that was due to our tour guides, John. He was an incredible story teller and was so knowledgeable! Skye is beautiful and not to be missed in your lifetime. we made the right decision in taking this tour over attempting the drive ourselves...leave it to an expert! Thanks John!
Posted by Callie on 21/06/2015


Thanks Liam for making this trip so great! I enjoyed every minute of Skye and our travels into the Highlands. Liam was very professional, helpful and attentive to all members of our bus and thought he added great content to a beautiful scenic landscape.
Posted by Leah on 06/06/2015


Had the best tour with John McDermott on the Isle of Skye. He was able to take us places where the big coach buses cant access so I could get some fabulous pictures of the countryside that you wouldnt normally see. I loved his stories and will be telling them to everyone, just as he says it! The BB we stayed at in Portree was lovely. I would highly recommend using Rabbies for touring this absolutely beautiful country, as its meant to be seen. Rabbies also are a very green company, John was always out and about picking up the trash when we were venturing around. The vans are all about fuel economy, safety, and have the most experienced drivers. If youre lucky enough to go on a tour with John, you will have enjoyed his humour and his stories!
Posted by Shawna Morin on 04/06/2015


Fantastic trip to Skye, amazing landscape, nice weather and great stories (not to forget the great voice of our guide). Thanks Al and Rabbies!
Posted by Helga on 01/06/2015


Rabbies has it down pat. We had a wonderful small group tour to Skye with Gail as our guide. The weather and scenery were great (blowing a gale at Cuith-Raing!). Gail is a fantastic guide. I dont see how the experience could be improved, as she provided information, entertainment, and enjoyment. Even talked us into going to the ceilidh in Portree! Ready to do it again.
Posted by Edward Hamilton on 30/05/2015


It was my first visit to Scotland. Thanks to the rabbies group for a wonderful trip. It was Derek who guide us throughout the tour. He was fabulous and very much entertaining.
Posted by Anup Kumar Jana on 15/05/2015


Hi, My wife and I would like to take this tour starting on 4th of June from Edingburgh. Would like to book the BB en/suite (Which I think means that it will be a single room with a double bed and attached bathroom) through you. Could you please let me know the cost of the ones that are presently available to you. Thanks Vipin
Posted by VIPIN KAURA on 05/05/2015


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Posted by Nipa,Yanie,Loic on 20/04/2015


As a family that love to travel around the globe, no words can describe what an amazing experience weve had with Murray, our friendly, kind and informative guide. He truly made us love Scotland. When he was explaining the history of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye, he did it in such a way that we were all captivated: we could even imagine him as a Highlander charging off with a broadsword into the wild! He would sometimes crack jokes to make everyone laugh during the tour, and he succeeded everytime in doing so. Every single minute of the tour with him was a pure delight that we will never ever forget. We would like to thank Rabbies Tour and Murray for showing us such a great country Scotland is. It is now one of the best country weve been to out of more than 25 others!
Posted by Nipa,Yanie,Loic on 20/04/2015


We got back yesterday from the 3 day Isle of Skye tour. Now, Sarah was not responsible for the weather, which was - gorgeous for three days! But she was responsible for giving us an excellent overview of the region and of Scotland in general. She is very witty, sarcastic, and appropriately melodramatic when telling stories. I must say that, while getting a pretty good picture of Scottish history, it all soon became a blur, especially the endless twists and turns of the endless Jacobite soap opera, whose attempts to rule apparently lasted well beyond the limits of good taste. But Sarah injected the stories with such enthusiasm that it was like she was there (luckily, she wasnt). It was amazing to hear of all of the gory ways one can die - burnings, beheadings, drowning, dying of thirst (hope I remember them all....). Rabbies booked us for a great BB in Portree (breakfast picture enclosed). And along with her storytelling, Sarah was a great driver (with a running commentary on the driving skills of those around us on the roads), as well as offering ample opportunities to eat, take photos, and pee. One cant ask for any more! Thank you for a great trip.
Posted by Paula on 10/04/2015


Found the community site when looking for another Rabbies tour to book for Feb 16...had a great time on Skye and than again on the Stirling tour ... thank you George...loved the history, music, and that you took us to places that werent even on the tour but were very special..the SAS memorial at Stirling and St Columbas Isle on Skye...thanks again...have recommended Rabbies to all and sundry :-)
Posted by Susanne Reidy on 10/04/2015


Just back from a fantastic tour of Skye which could definitely be called the Jewel In The Crown of Scottish islands. However the title is going to Murray, our wonderful driver/guide! We drank in all his fascinating stories, almost cried at the songs he played and laughed together as a group. Murray this was all because of you, your thoughtfulness, concern, wacky personality. Thank you, too, for your amazing driving skills! YOU made this holiday special for us all!
Posted by ailsa hamilton on 30/03/2015


Weather (by Scottish standards :-), scenery and the organisation of the trip: all of them are A plus plus plus!!! But I guess the success of a tour mainly depends on the fellow travellers you are stuck with in the minibus and the guide looking after you for 3 days – so a BIG thank you to my lovely companions, especially for their adventurous spirit!!! And as for the guide – well! I have grown very suspicious while reading some posts about the other tours and the other guides! How come ALL the reviews sound sooooo alike??? All these fabulous guys with their amazing stories, great sense of humour, being knowledgeable and all the tourists – myself included - wanting to go back and do a tour with the same ones??? Now I am torn between two theories: a) the company does a super-duper job to carefully select its guides and that is why all of them are brilliant – except that OURS was certainly the BEST EVER!!!! :-) b) the company actually employs only ONE fantastic guide who takes unsuspecting tourists all over Scotland, using different names and assuming different looks simultaneously! And you know what, after hearing all those fairy tales, I am more inclined to believe the latter one :-) I have found you out, Rabbie’s! :-) Joking aside, what is promised about more personal attention, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads, passionate guiding etc. is absolutely true. All our needs were catered for, all our extra wishes were granted. A very flexible, very inspirational, very entertaining, very refreshing tour – thank you so much Murray! :-)
Posted by Marta on 30/03/2015


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


Emily is a fantastic guide with infectious enthusiasm. She is a captivating story teller with deep knowledge of the history, geology, and folklore of Scotland.
Posted by Merrielle on 01/10/2014


The scenery on Skye is breathtaking and Liam was an excellent guide. I particularly liked Neist Point and Faerie Glen.
Posted by Holly on 29/09/2014


Peter was a great tour guide: friendly, entertaining, and informative! He set the bar very high as far as our other tours (not with Rabbies) went - the others didn't compare! I was very impressed when Peter went with each person/group into their accommodation the first time just to ensure everything was set up properly. Peter is great!
Posted by Stephanie on 29/09/2014


Jane provided the perfect balance of low-key stories, geographic and flora knowledge, and music. She had an excellent sense of timing -- when to start stories so they would hit the climax right as we drove by a key spot, etc. She was very friendly and got to know everyone as individuals, not treating us as a group.
Posted by Diane on 29/09/2014


The driver, Al, made sure that we all had a good time. He was so funny and happy to stop frequently for photos, had a wealth of information of history, politics, the area, geology, etc. It was quite fun and I was so sad to have to leave so soon.
Posted by Cristina on 29/09/2014


Sight-wise, my favorite part was traveling through the Highlands; Fairy Glen and Quiraing. As far as our guide was concerned, Audrey was without equal. She made us laugh, was very knowledgeable, and she was compassionate for our safety and well-being. She also had great music, which I'm going to try and find to put on my playlist.
Posted by Peter on 18/09/2014


Wonderful history information as well as interesting little stories from Al. Great flexibility for add'l stops for photo ops. Good amount of 'free' time.
Posted by Kathy J on 16/09/2014


Our guide Steven was a fantastic storyteller and made Scottish history come alive through the myths and legends of the area.
Posted by Susan on 15/09/2014


Audrey is a lovely person and she's passionate about her job. Her effort made this trip unforgettable. I guess the tour guide is the most important part in any tour :)
Posted by Mohammad on 13/09/2014


Duncan MacLachlan was a delight - great driving skills, so well educated in the history of EVERYTHING there. I am a president of an investment firm and know exemplary service. Duncan was exemplary in his duties. I loved all the natural settings we visited
Posted by Belinda on 11/09/2014


Bruce, our tour leader, has an outstanding knowledge of Scottish history, language and geography.
Posted by Barbara on 11/09/2014


I must to say big thanks to Allen Oliver. he is really really a friendly and responsible guider. He is also very considerable to take care every tourist. He told us a lot of interesting histories and speaking very vivid. He drives a long way and he was still send to every tourist on their accommodations. He can control the time effectively and lead us to a correct places to visit. No shopping recommendation but offer us many useful informations. he can answer any tourists questions very well and be patient. Because we are all foreigners, he tried his best to explain everything to us. Even some times they were sleeping and only one person listen, he can still tell the stories very well. He is so fantastic!!! Best guider.
Posted by xuanlin on 10/09/2014


Our tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. The accomodation is great. Potree is a lovely place.
Posted by Shiyin on 09/09/2014


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


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

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