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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.

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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 Loch Lomond National Park, 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: 09.00       Returns: 19.30 approx
Adult Prices:  £119 - £159
Discount Prices:  £109 - £145
Departing: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

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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 Glasgow. Stay 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree, Skye. 

Departure Point
Outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street), Glasgow.Click here to see map.

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.

Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.
Entrance fees to all Visitor Atttractions
Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)

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!! 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)
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


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


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


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


Seeing the country. It was magnificent. Hearing the history, stories and anecdotes from Graham. He's a walking encyclopedia of information and brought the history to life. We loved it. It was the best part of our entire 3 week vacation. All of us could understand him!!
Posted by Susan on 13/07/2015


Murray is the best guide in the world, thank you for everything
Posted by Igor on 12/07/2015


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 really enjoyed everything.
Posted by Laura on 10/07/2015


Murray was the best. He made the trip. With his stories, information about the area, great driving skill,and diversity of destinations,and his willingness to accommodate our desired stops,he was fabulous. 6 stars for Murray!
Posted by shiela on 05/07/2015


the scenery, the sights and the wonderful anecdotes in Ian's stories during our trips and Portree was amazing
Posted by Noga on 22/06/2015


Ian was great story teller and has very detailed knowledge of Scottish history and so many other interesting topics He was very helpful, informative, friendly and engaged everyone whole heartedly . We (family of 4) enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend Rabbie to others
Posted by sriram on 22/06/2015


The tour guide provided lots of interesting information and stories.
Posted by In Hei on 16/06/2015


Fantastic scenery and top class tour leadership (with a great music mix) from John Mc Dermott from Glasgow. He is truly a great asset to your company. Despite poor rainy weather in Skye he gave us a day to remember on the island.
Posted by Bill on 09/06/2015


The tour guide is so friendly and humorous, the experiece with Rabbies' tour is perfect.
Posted by LEI on 08/06/2015


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


I loved seeing the fairy pools, but really the entire trip was amazing. Would highly recommend to friends.
Posted by S Julianne on 25/05/2015


We were traveling as a group of four students. We loved the fact that John took us "off the beaten path". Yes, we saw several touristy destinations, but we also saw things that most people traveling to Scotland would never see!! We had highland cows and sheep crossing in front of the bus, we got to hike very cool trails, and had interesting little stops such as the Angus MacAskill Museum and the Dinosaur Museum. Those were priceless stops that we will never forget! I also loved how personalized the tour was. There were only 12 people on our particular tour and it was fantastic!!
Posted by Kevyn on 25/05/2015


Our guide John from the Glasgow tour & the wonderful landscape John was a fabulous tour guide , he loves his job and it shows . Our group of four thought he was so warm and friendly but also very professional . Hope he gets to read this .
Posted by Chrissie on 25/05/2015


EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT BUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF OUR GUIDE (AND HIS PATIENCE IN ANSWERING OUR NEVER ENDING QUESTIONS) WAS IMPRESSIVE.
Posted by ARGYRO on 18/05/2015


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


Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. It was great to have someone local(with the kilt on) telling historical tales and fearie* tales linked to the specific location while touring on the bus. The background music was also very nice and unique to the place.
Posted by JIN JOO on 04/05/2015


The sights were definitely amazing on Skye. Kudos definitely to Murray our guide for the spots that he picks for us to stop and view the sights. And also how he ran the tour with his mix of commentary, music, history etc made the tour extra special!! This is one guide you want to keep with Rabbies for sure!!
Posted by Suhon on 26/04/2015


Our guide John from the Glasgow tour & the wonderful landscape John was a fabulous tour guide , he loves his job and it shows . Our group of four thought he was so warm and friendly but also very professional . Hope he gets to read this .
Posted by Chrissie on 25/05/2015


EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT BUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF OUR GUIDE (AND HIS PATIENCE IN ANSWERING OUR NEVER ENDING QUESTIONS) WAS IMPRESSIVE.
Posted by ARGYRO on 18/05/2015


Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. It was great to have someone local(with the kilt on) telling historical tales and fearie* tales linked to the specific location while touring on the bus. The background music was also very nice and unique to the place.
Posted by JIN JOO on 04/05/2015


The sights were definitely amazing on Skye. Kudos definitely to Murray our guide for the spots that he picks for us to stop and view the sights. And also how he ran the tour with his mix of commentary, music, history etc made the tour extra special!! This is one guide you want to keep with Rabbies for sure!!
Posted by Suhon on 26/04/2015


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and 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. We continue north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. From here we travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis. On the "Road to the Isles" now through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head north to 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 dynamics of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. There will be a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction there is Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod, and possibly the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the furthest most west point on Skye. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free night in Portree.

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 Glasgow. Arriving at 1930 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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