Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

3 Day Tour from Glasgow

Overview

On this stunning 3-day Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow we’ll visit Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Glenfinnan, & take the ferry “over the sea to Skye” *.

An Island of fairy folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations and crystal-clear pools and waterfalls.

With its rich history and vast array of wildlife it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Prices from £169.00per person

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Tour Duration
3 Days – 2 Nights

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Day 1

Our first visit today is at the pretty Highland village of Luss which sits on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. This is our first chance to breathe in some clear highland air and enjoy the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Lochs and mountains give way to the desolate Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, scene of perhaps the most brutal episode in Scottish History, the Glencoe Massacre. We’ll make a stop here to admire the stunning but haunting beauty of Scotland’s most famous Glen.

Savour the stunning views at the Glenfinnan Viaduct as it curves through the Glen as the route to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

At Glen Shiel we’ll take the breathtaking mountainous single-track road to get some stunning views of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail before catching the Kylerhea ferry that takes us ‘over the sea to Skye’ *.

Day 2

Your friendly driver-guide will ensure you see the best Skye has to offer based on the conditions. Skye never disappoints – there is just so much to see.

The island is punctuated by its mountain range, the Black Cuillins. At the foot of these mountains lie the fairy pools, azure blue crystal-clear pools and waterfalls on the River Brittle. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the fairy pools, tempting enough for some to try wild swimming.

We’ll have time to explore Portee and enjoy some lunch before we head to the Trotternish Peninsula. The awe-inspiring scenery never seems to stop, and we’ll get spectacular views at the Quiraing, Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock before we reach the famous landscape of the Old Man of Storr.

Day 3

We cross the Skye Bridge to the mainland and Eilean Donan Castle. The castle sits on an island at a point where three great sea lochs meet, surrounded by majestic highland scenery. Eilean Donan was used in many films including Highlander and James Bond epic, The World is Not Enough.

Fort Augustus lies at the southern tip of Loch Ness and is a great place to stop for lunch. With around two hours here, you can enjoy an optional cruise on Loch Ness or take a stroll around this attractive village.

Our journey continues through the Cairngorms National Park, passing Blair Castle to Pitlochry for our final refreshment stop of the day. Our return to Glasgow takes us over the Firth of Forth via Edinburgh.

* From October to the end of March our route to Skye will be via the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.

If there are no passengers booked to return to Edinburgh, our route to Glasgow will take us past Stirling Castle.

3 Day Isle of Skye Tour from Glasgow Tour Highlights

Day 1
Luss, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Glen Garry, Glen Shiel, Five Sisters of Kintail & Loch Duich,Glenelg & Kylerhea Ferry.

Day 2 
The Fairy Pools (if accessible), The Faerie Glen, The Cuillin Mountains, The Quiraing, Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls, The Old Man of Storr & Portree.

Day 3
Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, The Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness & Cruise, Cairngorms National Park, Grampian Mountains, Blair Castle, Pitlochry & Queensferry Crossing.


Departure & Return

Departs Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Your tour will be shown on the Buchanan Bus Station display screen as Discover Scotland Tours – Skye 3 Day. This screen will also show the bus stance your coach will depart from. We depart from stances 23 – 32.

Check in 09:15

Departs 09:30

Ends between 19:00 – 20:00

Returns to Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Note: You can start this tour in Glasgow and end the tour in Edinburgh or vice versa. Please select your preferred drop off location on the booking form.


Late Arrivals

In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as result miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.


Children

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.


What’s Included

 Transport in a 16-seat mini coach

 Coach Air Filtration System as standard

 Air Conditioning as standard

 Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

 Ferry to Skye, weather permitting and when operating

  Accommodation

  Entry to Visitor Attractions

  Meals & Refreshments


What to Bring

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in 1 day, so we suggest bringing suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket and layers of clothing.

Shoes that are suitable for short walks on uneven paths and rough terrain. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera to capture fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!

Most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, however we recommend bringing some cash with you.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel this tour 15 days or more prior to departure – you will be refunded 90% of the tour price.

Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to departure – no refund will be due.

Cancellations must be made in writing. For further information please refer to our terms and conditions.

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Please have a look at some customer experiences with Discover Scotland Tours.

27/12/22 – Olivia

I booked this tour for myself, brother and husband and we absolutely loved it! John Black our tour guide was amazing; funny, informative and always going that extra mile to ensure all of us got the most out of our tour. John kept us incredibly safe on the road whilst driving through the snowy highland roads on day one, and ensured each guest was dropped at a convenient location at the end of the tour. The itinerary of this tour was fantastic and really showcased Skye. A real highlight for us all were the Fairy Pools and Fairy Glen! Our accommodation in Skye with David couldn’t have been better and we had a lovely two nights stay. We found Discover Scotland tours through a basic Web search on Google and our definitive factor in booking was that accommodation could all be organised by the company. Thank you for this tour; for my brother and I, seeing parts of Scotland properly for the first time as we now live in Australia was amazing.


02/12/22 – Yee Win

It is safe to say that all credit goes to our driver-guide, Stuart, who was jovial, humorous, and professional from the get-go. Even though we ended up being a small tour group, Stuart never skimped on the stories and jokes on the ride. A seasoned driver familiar with the highlands, he also took us through some shortcuts that would definitely have felt unsafe if not for his driving. We went to as many sights as was possible during the short daylight hours in early winter, which is quite a real feat. With a wee bit of help from the weather (we went right before it snowed), we were given ample time to walk/hike around certain places to take in their vast beauty, such as the Fairy Pools, Loch Ness, and Glenfinnan. And of course, the shorter stops like Ben Nevis and Five Sisters were equally stunning. Everything we saw felt like a feast for our eyes and souls. I only wished we took a photo with Stuart (but he is in many of our videos!). Many thanks also go to our b&b host, Fiona, for offering a warm place, a big breakfast, and her own stories.


17/10/22 – Magda

The trip was fantastic! The Scotland views are stunning. In addition, we were such lucky for having two sunny days, making it even more beautiful. Scott, our guide, was incredible with us. He drove us to awesome places and was always in a good mood throughout the trip. Always patient with our time for pictures and relaxation. He is so funny. His playlist was amazing as well. I enjoyed the support on the live chat. It was so helpful. Furthermore, your support to book our accommodation is something that I appreciated a lot as well. Thank you for this fantastic time in Scotland, Scott and Discover Scotland Tours!


22/09/22 – George and Vera

Our tour was fantastic With Jerry as our guide! He had a wealth of knowledge, great jokes and really knew how to engage all of us. He made the trip so much fun and we didn’t know what to expect next. The quiz bowl, Scottish music, karaoke sing along, props for taking pictures,  the books on Scotland he passed around and his delightful stories made your beautiful country come alive!

The sights along the way were amazing and it’s difficult to choose our favorite one. The minibus was comfortable. We give 5 stars to Jerry and your company!!


20/09/22 – Brian and Carol Anne

Our tour to Skye was above and beyond expectations even if the weather on Skye didn’t fully cooperate. Our tour driver and guide John Sheedy set the tone for the trip with his local knowledge,  humor and knowledge and expert driving. He took extra good care of us, even making sure there was a taxi waiting for us at the end of the tour. Our accommodations at Kyleside 16 was top-notch. Agnes is a lovely accommodating host with a super clean, comfortable room and a delicious breakfast to start the day. We have had a wonderful holiday in Scotland and the Discover Tour to Skye was the icing on the cake. Thanks again for a lovely time.


22/08/22 – Jacqueline

I truly enjoyed the 3 days tour to the Isle of Skye from Glasgow. The van seatings were very comfortable for long distance travels and with usb ports to charge phones and devices. Our tour guide – Collin was exceptional in making us feel entertained and safe on the ride. From the wonderful playlists of music he had put together, feeding the highland cows, and driving very skillfully and safely for us to enjoy the Highland views. I truly want to say thank you to Collin for putting such great effort in creating such memories for all of us on this trip to the highlands. And thank you Discover Scotland for making a trip up to the highlands so accessible and awesome. Will definitely and highly recommend my friends and family to take a tour with Discover Scotland if they ever decide to visit 🙂


28/07/22 – Laura

My tour guide was Michael and he’s one of the best! Considerate, funny , knowledgeable, driver par excellence, patient. This was my first ever trip overseas and my first tour experience, and it couldn’t have been better, thanks largely to Michael. I would recommend you without hesitation.


14/07/22 – Diana

We’ve done the 3 day tour from 14 to 16 July, we loved our tour guide, he was a really nice gentleman with so much cultural and historic knowledge, the overall experience was 5*. I will definitely highly recommend this tour to everyone that wants to visit Scotland. The bus was really comfortable aswell.


24/06/22 – Robert

What a tour ,we had the best time ever.Scot was wonderful could not do enough for everyone, felt very safe with his driving ability. His knowledge of the places was very good. Coach was fresh and clean, he went out of his way to help everyone have a good trip. Will be booking again with your company. Thank you for such a terrific tour.


23/06/22 – Rachel & Eddie

Our trip to Isle of Skye, the Highlands & Loch Ness 3 day tour was amazing. Jerry, our Tour Lead was excellent, his knowledge of every where he took us was incredible, he new facts, figures, history and had amazing stories to tell. He was helpful, very kind and great fun (with his stories and bag of props!) to be on tour with. The guest house Mo Dhachaidh was also excellent and the host was very welcoming.The places Jerry took us to were absolutely beautiful, and if we had not done the tour we would never had known about. This was our first ever coach tour and as it was a small group of 16 we found it very friendly. Jerry dropped us off and picked us up on time every day, he even came to the guest house front door to pick us up.  Thank you for such an incredible experience.

FAQs

Situated on the east coast of Skye is the fishing village of Kyleakin and this is where we stay for both nights of our tour. During peak season some of our passengers may be allocated accommodation in the villages nearby to Kyleakin.

The village has some restaurants for evening dining and a shop should you require any necessities.

Your tour excludes accommodation. During the tour booking process you will be asked if you are booking your own accommodation or whether you wish us to reserve this on your behalf?

Booking my own accommodation

If booking your own accommodation this should be in the village of Kyleakin where most of our customers will be staying. The nearby villages of Breakish or Broadford is fine, however some accommodation providers are situated on roads that even our small coaches cannot get down, so please check with us first at bookings@discoverscotlandtours.com

Please contact us to let us know the name of the accommodation you have reserved.

I want Discover Scotland Tours to book my accommodation

We’ll reserve your accommodation and let you know the name of where you are staying. You pay the accommodation provider directly.

Some accommodation providers don’t accept credit cards and only take cash. We will inform you of this when we confirm your named accommodation.

Accommodation Guide Price

We provide a guide price as each establishment has their own pricing structure. We allocate accommodation on a first come first served basis. An exact cost will be confirmed once you have booked and we can confirm what is available.

All B&B’s we book on your behalf have en-suite facilities.

B&B
Double/twin room: £110.00 – £140.00 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.

B&B
Single occupancy: £95.00 – £120.00 per room per night

Hostel
We do not reserve hostel accommodation but we can provide guidance on where passengers may wish to book. There is an option to request information on hostels at the time of booking.

This is limited to one piece of luggage (like an airline cabin bag) with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. For guidance, measurements should be no more than 65cm x 45cm x 30cm / 25in x 18in x 12in. You are allowed one small carry-on bag for onboard personal items.

If you require to store luggage while on tour you may choose  to use luggage facilities. You’ll find these in both Glasgow and Edinburgh Train Stations and Edinburgh Bus Station.

Yes while on Skye, your Tour Leader will drop you off each evening and collect you at a agreed time each morning.

Above all, please ensure you are ready in plenty of time each morning.

In the Scottish Highlands many businesses do not accept card; particularly in rural areas where mobile signals are not very strong. Your driver will also take cash payment for any optional extras. Therefore, it is best to bring cash with you.

There are cash machines on route should you require to take out money while on tour.

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