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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 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)
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


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


Hi there, Ive book the Isle of Skye 3 day tour with rabbies a few days ago, and I just got some questions about clothes and footwear for this trip. Basically I just wanted to know that if its ok to wear normal waterproof sports shoes (not waterproof hiking/trekking shoes)? In addition, is it necessary to wear waterproof jackets? Can we just wear normal clothes with raincoat outside? Will it be a lot of hiking/trekking for this trip? Im asking because we dont usually do hiking so we havent bought any hiking equipment. Thank you a lot for your kindly reply in advance, and we look forward to this trip!
Posted by sophiesong on 25/07/2015


We enjoyed our lovely trip through the Scotish Highlands to the Isle of Skye. We saw Edinburgh before and could explore a bit more of the variety of Scotland during the Tour. Alan, our Tour Guide made the journey unforgettable, because of his good stories told with humor, wonderful music, historic knowledge, helpfulness and openness. It was one of the best decision during our holiday to book this tour. We recommend the Tour. two satisfied Tourists from Austria. AndreaMario
Posted by Andrea Martens-Horvath on 10/07/2015


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


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.  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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