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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

~ 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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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.

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.

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

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)
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

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

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

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

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

Too many high points to choose just one. Murray went above and beyond to ensure that our trip was one we will never forget! We will definitely book another tour soon and pass the word along to friends and family. Thanks for the memories!
Posted by Luanne on 04/10/2014

A fantastic tour into the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Everything was excellent. The scenery was breathtaking and always a new view just around the corner. A special thanks to Glasgow John for looking after us all and making the tour so interesting and funny at the same time. The second time I have been on a Rabbies tour and will defo be going on more.
Posted by Linda Canning on 15/09/2014

It was our first time to travel with Rabbie's. Steven's passions about highlands and his performance of story telling were really impressive.
Posted by Guanyu on 28/08/2014

Our driver Graham was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about Scottish history and told a great tale. The tale was followed by music related to what he had just told us and it was excellent. He was very friendly and flexible with our tour, depending on the weather conditions and what everyone particularly wanted.
Posted by Margaret on 27/08/2014

The Isle of Skye was fantastic with plenty of opportunity to walk in the beautiful countryside. Graham was brilliant and really made the tour special with his knowledge of Scotland, stories, humour and musical choices.
Posted by Diana on 25/08/2014

There were 3 of us (myself, my sister and our friend) who attended the tour of Isle of Skye from 31st of May 2014 till 2nd of June 2014. It was absolutely amazing! John is a great tour guide, who told us a lot of interesting things about Scottish history, local traditions, places around. We also had a great soundtrack for our tour and we absolutely loved the music! The group was very friendly, the atmosphere relaxing and the places we visited were absolutely ADORABLE. It could not be any better. If you want to have nice time touring around Scotland, Rabbie's is your best choice :) We'd definitely travel with Rabbie's again!
Posted by Anna Ivanova on 07/06/2014

Traveling around Skye was great. John was flexible and tried to get an idea of what the group wanted to do. He picked the right attractions for the type of day that it was and he stopped at the right places at the right time.
Posted by Emily on 26/05/2014

Can't say enough good things about our 3 day tour of Skye and the Highlands with our wonderful tour guide Andrew! This was my first visit to Scotland and trying to decide which tour to take on a limited time schedule was a challenge....so glad this was the one I chose for myself and my son to take. We saw so many wonderful sights in our 3 days of travel. Hats off to Rabbie's -- a tour company I will definitely recommend and use again. Can't wait to come back!
Posted by Sue Peever on 05/05/2014

This was our first international (from US) trip with our kids, ages 5 & 7, so we were not sure what to expect. The pace, schedule, and adventures on this tour were a perfect match for our family. Our boys loved running off the van to explore the fairy glen, sea cliffs, and waterfalls. They could nap and snack on the van when needed. The hotel in Portree was more than comfortable, and we had a floor to ourselves (two twin rooms). There was even a wonderful community playground (and soccer field) within walking distance of the hotel. We preferred casual restaurants and pubs (because of the kids and prices) and had plenty to choose from. We especially enjoyed the Isles & the Granary. There's even a yummy bakery between those two. 3 days was just right for us- not too long, not too short. Also, Andrew Campbell is a stellar guide, and I felt quite luck to have a Skye native leading us! Our kids were the only ones on the tour, but it went very smoothly (since they behaved most of the time!) Our kids are used to being quite active (running, sports, hiking) in case that helps in your planning. However, you can always just hang out in or around the van if you don't feel like much walking at any of the stops. The views are still amazing from the van! We brought along "quiet activities" like sticker books and an ipad to help with the longer drives since kids aren't as enthralled by the amazing scenery as we are. One of kids has severe nut allergies, and it wasn't an issue 95% of the time. One bakery in a small town was unhelpful but we just went to another one down the road. Restaurant and pub options are adequate unless you have a high number of allergies (I don't think we would have enjoyed our trip nearly as much if he hadn't already outgrown his milk allergy). We were looking for a tour that would allow us to see more remote and picturesque parts of Scotland and do the driving and planning for us. This hit the mark 100%. If you are thinking of taking your kids on a Scottish tour, I think you have found the right one.
Posted by Jen H on 30/04/2014

From the very start of the tour to the end Rabbies has the guest at heart which is so evident in the service provided. Murray our driver and guide informed the group of so many interesting facts and Scottish history that I'm sure they will share the same passion for our wonderful country as he does. We enjoyed so many wonderful stops during the 3 days which was nothing short of spectacular. The B&B at Seaforth Cottage was very comfortable and is in such a unique position for the amazing sunrises that we were so lucky to see. Ian the owner of the B&B was very accommodating and friendly and therefore would recommend guests to stay there. Many thanks for the lovely weekend which we really enjoyed. We have some amazing memories backed up by a gallery of spectacular photos. Thanks to all at Rabbies for the behind the scenes co-ordination and admin and of course to Murray who as our tour guide I would not hesitate to nominate for an award if such exists!!! He was friendly, witty, courteous, polite, helpful, accommodating, willing and of course interpreted the needs of a diverse group of different nationalities to perfection. Not easy whilst safely navigating and driving us to our next destination. We look forward to our next tour.
Posted by ian kerr on 23/04/2014

We loved the way Graham customized the tour according to the weather and everyone's interests. We thoroughly enjoyed his knowledge of the local folk lore as well as excellent choice of songs and music. All this along with regular stops and management of attractions made this tour extremely enjoyable.
Posted by Danyaal Imran on 06/03/2014

Roland was an excellent guide and was entertaining and knowledgeable.
Posted by Georgina on 16/12/2013

We had a great time with John's tour (Oct 21-23, 2013). John did an amazing job timing movie soundtracks with the actual film locations and made the tour very entertaining. I personally also enjoyed the lessons on what makes a great Scotch. :) Chris and Alexandra from Canada P.S.: John, if you read this, I did manage to get authentic Scottish whisky glasses in Canada and will get a bottle of Auchentoshan as soon as possible!
Posted by Chris on 12/11/2013

John McDermott himself was a outstanding tour guide in my book with the knowledge and great hospitality. The ability to use smaller transportation to get to various parts of the highland is a grand idea.
Posted by Rachael on 12/11/2013

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Posted by Roberta Milne on 08/11/2013

I want to give a tremendous, huge thanks to Rabbie's and our wonderful guide Murray for an perfect 3 day tour. I took my mother on a 3 week vacation to the UK for her 70th birthday, and we both agree that the 3 days we spent on this tour were far and away the best part of the trip. It is truly amazing that in such a short time we were able to make friends, learn so much, and see such beauty. Our guide Murray was incredible - the type of person that anyone and everyone would want to be friends with - friendly, insightful, & funny. I really can't say enough good things about our experience. Thank you!
Posted by Grant Peel on 05/11/2013

We loved everything about this tour! Paul was super knowledgeable and covered so much history. He also did an excellent job setting the mood with great Scottish music. Overall, he made the experience above and beyond expectations by giving us a little choice and flexibility.
Posted by Loic on 21/06/2013

While I loved every single stop we made on the tour, the best part was Graham himself. He was funny, extremely knowledgable, entertaining, friendly, helpful, and just overall an absolutely wonderful person and tour guide. I'm so glad we got the opportunity to travel with him.
Posted by Meghan on 20/06/2013

Your driver, Paul Eunson scores 10 in personality, friendliness & professionalism, only to happy to oblige any request from any of the tour group.your company should be so lucky to employ such an all round good guy.
Posted by ross on 17/06/2013

Andrew, our tour guide, was amazing. He made it one of the best tours I've been on. I look forward to more Rabbie's tours in the future.
Posted by Justin Leroy on 12/04/2013

Andrew is so nice and friendly. The tour is so attractive itself, and the way Andrew introduced us make it even more interesting and impressed! I feel like I am so much liking this place as the tour guide himself loves the place so much! Andrew is presenting his own pleasure to us which is the most important part, rather than just talking about the history and travelling us to the place.
Posted by Wing YUk Tse on 22/02/2013

tour guide was so much fun! i dont think anyone else could have made 3 days of sad winter weather more interesting and enjoyable!
Posted by Clara Chung on 01/02/2013

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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