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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)
and Sunday 03/01/2016


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 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!! 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)
Amazing 3 days around isle of skye although it was keeping raining. Emily is the best guide i ve ever met.
Posted by lei on 23/12/2015


This tour was the best part of our UK vacation!! Matt/ Matthew, our tour guide was second only to the beautiful Scottish scenery, in what made this trip so great. The tour itself is a 3 day teaser of Scotlands history, music, myths and legends, and the landscape. Matts havering provided us invaluable vignettes about Scottish culture, both old and new ... and his perfectly timed Scottish music was the cherry on top of the cake. Angus B and B was amazing - the room, the breakfast, and the pleasant company, really made our stay exceptional! This was our first international organized tour, and I believe Matt, Angus and Rabbies have set the bar really high for all our future experiences. I would highly recommend this tour to all first time Scotland visitors! Were definitely coming back :)
Posted by Smitha Soman on 08/12/2015


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!
Posted by guilherme mendes on 20/11/2015


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!
Posted by Pui Yee Kong on 10/11/2015


Thank you Grant for giving us the most amazing tour of Isle of Skye. (from the rowdy Canadians at the back of the van... you know who we are). We had a great time saw so many things and enjoyed all your stories and insider info! This trip was something we will remember forever. So glad we booked it!!!!
Posted by Ralf Deppe /Debra Lynn Deppe on 02/11/2015


Our Guide-Peet- despite the bad weather was an amazing,extraordinary, powerful, brilliant, patient ,ironic,puntual,respectful,experienced, sweet and ironic!! thank you from Marina
Posted by marina visentini on 26/10/2015


I took a three day tour September 23rd around the Isle of Skye with my girlfriends. Matthew was our guide and he did a great job! He was considerate of all his passengers and did his best to accommodate all of us. Castles, cathedrals, distilleries, mountains, glens, and frequent stops for rainbow pictures made for a very memorable trip. I loved the Scottish music he played for us! Id go again in a minute! Thanks, Matt!
Posted by Irene Puhr on 10/10/2015


This is one tour we will remember and cherish . While the bright sunshine helped,the tour guide Grant brought in loads of value . His passion for the job shined through - like the sun !
Posted by Satish and Jayanthi on 05/10/2015


We recently completed the 3 day Isle of Skye tour which was sensational. The small bus was great as it allowed us to go to places where larger buses were restricted and smaller numbers make for a more pleasant experience. We had glorious weather so the scenery was spectacular. Our driver Iain was courteous and friendly and provided a fascinating, informative commentary which added great value to our experience. This was my second tour with Rabbies and I would heartily recommend them.
Posted by Wendy Marriott on 22/09/2015


Hi, We are a group of 3 and we would like to get the isle of skye 3 day tour from edinburgh with departure date of 22 September 2015, however it is already unavailable online. Can you arrange it with us. Thanks, Liana 0097455077281
Posted by Liana Katrina Felipe on 14/09/2015


A friend recommended me to join this tour, and I wasnt sure at first at I wanted to explore the Isle of Skye solo. In a hindsight, I have zero regret joining rabbies tour. Our guide Daniel Young was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and the highland and he has told us so many wonderful histories about the clans in the highland while he was driving us through the beautiful lands. Whenever someone in the tour had a question, Dan was able to answer it or he would look up the answer for us. I was lucky that for most part of the three-day tour, sunshine was with us and there were only once or twice light showers. We were able to visit various sites, some that I didnt know about (and thus obviously would have missed if I travel on my own), such as the Fairy Pool, which, like its name, pretty fairy to me. The other travelers in my tour were friendly, polite and punctual. There were people from the States, people from China, people from Taiwan and so on and we got along pretty well. I managed to make some new friends in the tour! All in all, rabbies tour is worth joining and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Posted by kwokting on 13/09/2015


the guide/driver Mag was excellent. I was a little concerned about a bus tour but loved this company. It was well organized, we were treated like adults and the free time was perfect. He was very well informed with both historical stories and the legends. His humour was a great balance. I will definitely use Rabbies for future trips. Thanks for making my vacation so special!
Posted by Deborah Ann Powell Wells on 08/09/2015


Fantastic experience in the 3 days tour from Glasgow to Skye Isle from 22/08 to 24/08! Skye is a magic isle: a special thank goes to our guide John. With a special selection of songs, He drove us around to the best landscape of the isle. He really Made us feel relaxed and happy people))
Posted by Elena Italy on 27/08/2015


This was my second tour with Rabbies. It was a perfect trip, thanks to our guide James! He is charming and very humorous. Skye is truly magnificent. I want to go back to Skye again and again. Even Ive just arrived in Edinburgh from the tour tonight. Unfortunately, because of the random car accident, the road a87 was closed and we couldnt visit the Eilean donan castle and Loch Ness on the last day. So we went around the map, via Inverness came back to home. Im glad that James guided us to other attractions and did try to make us best option in his ability. Im planning to visit Ireland 3 weeks later and I hope to travel around the island with Rabbies again.
Posted by dmthoth on 24/08/2015


My husband I have a Tour to Skye from 6-8 Aug. The tour was nice. Peter C. who was Excellent Driver, Perfect Guide and also Wonderful Singer. He made our trip wonderful. Thanks Peter fro every thing you have done. Thanks you Rabbies, we for sure will book your tour again
Posted by Nga Nguyen on 18/08/2015


Just home from a 10 day trip to Scotland that included a 3 day tour to Skye from Glasgow. Our guide, John McDermott, was incredibly well-versed on the history and folklore of the region and his wide-ranging musical selections were perfect. Loved his relaxed attitude, his accommodating approach and his desire to please everyone. He patiently recited the whisky tasting instructions a second time for me so I could record it and was VERY patient and fun during the kilt episode. :) Rabbies is THE tour company to go with, no exceptions. We also went on a 5 day tour with them last year in Ireland and picked up two additional one day tours out of Edinburgh this trip. Cannot say enough good about all these tour guides: John Ahern (Ireland), Jane C (Edinburgh), Ewan B (Edinburgh), and John McDermott (Glasgow). Kudos to you all!
Posted by Jennifer Loder on 01/08/2015


The impossibly beautiful Highlands. Just being there was amazing. Daniel's knowledge and commentary was also great.
Posted by Kelly on 14/07/2015


The day we spent at Isle of Skye, exploring, walking. We appreciated not having to drive ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed the commentary by Mike who is extremely knowledgeable about Scottish history.
Posted by Laura on 13/07/2015


Pete was an incredible tour guide, who hit all of the best characteristics one could hope for: safe driver, informative, friendly, helpful, and quick-witted
Posted by Melissa on 10/07/2015


Good photo stops, wonderful bnb host, fantastic driver who went out of the way to drop us off at our accommodations when we all got soaked and needed a change.
Posted by Tiffany on 10/07/2015


Our guide Steven is very kind and the bnb you found for us is great. The view of Highland is absolutely astonishing.
Posted by Hengfeng on 07/07/2015


Seeing Scotland and the beautiful country side. Al our tour guide was terrific- the best!
Posted by Robert and Janet on 04/07/2015


My family and I loved our tour guide (George) as he was friendly, fun and helpful. He also stopped at places not in the itinerary and on the way when we requested to take photos. He also constantly checked on us and asked if we were enjoying our tour. All his stories were really interesting too!
Posted by Cheryl on 01/07/2015


James was absolutely brilliant. Never a dull moment or boring tale. We all learned (and laughed) a lot. Most enjoyable was the comfortable atmosphere our guide help facilitate and encourage, as it isn't easy to bond or get to know strangers!
Posted by Dalena on 30/06/2015


Hearing the stories/folklore about the places we were about to visit. Duncan was an awesome guide and really made the tour enjoyable for everyone.
Posted by Jacki on 29/06/2015


Party Peter made the experience unforgettable. He tells and explains in a story tale mode, he was very positive and nice with all the group. He knows the places, the stories, and the country very well.
Posted by Luis Jorge on 23/06/2015


The whole tour!! The stunning beauty!! Ross was exceptional!! So informative and accommodating to everyone's needs and wishes.
Posted by Lyn on 21/06/2015


I loved the Scottish folklore behind the different attractions as well as the warmth from our guide! :)
Posted by Melissa on 13/06/2015


The tour guide Matt was amazing. The fairy Glen lol. Actually every place we visited was perfect.
Posted by Daphne on 08/06/2015


was wary about taking bus tour ( like to do own thing) but enjoyed whole experience
Posted by Ann on 08/06/2015


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.  We stop for refreshments in one of the Perthshire villages 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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