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, and 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.

**Unfortunately, Eilean Donan Castle will be closed to the public on the dates listed below, however your driver-guide will take you to the best viewpoints to get that iconic image.
December 22nd 2021 - March 1st 2022

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

Departure & Return

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

Check in 09:15

Departs 09:30

Ends between 19:00 - 20:00

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

Ferry to the Isle of Skye (when operating)

 Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  Accommodation

  Meals & Refreshments

  Eilean Donan Castle

  Loch Ness Boat Cruise


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.


Luggage

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.


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.


Tour Highlights

Day 1
Luss, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Glen Garry, Glen Shiel, 5 Sisters of Kintail, Kylerhea Ferry & Kyleakin.

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, Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park, Grampian Mountains, Blair Castle, Pitlochry & Queensferry Crossing.

Please note we may visit some attractions on a different day due to seasonal changes.

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

15/04/22 – John

Our Family of 5 enjoyed a great 3-day tour of The Isle of Skye, the Highlands, & Lochness. Jerry was our driver and a fantastic tour guide.  Jerry had much history and stories to share along the way and he was very punctual, responsible, and kind. Our favorites included Kilt rock, the Harry Potter train, the Lochness cruise, and the fairy hills. We highly recommend this tour if seeing all breathtaking aspects of Isle of Skye and Lochness is on your bucket list.  Thanks for a once in a lifetime experience.


03/01/22 – Samantha

My tour was absolutely amazing. Scotland is so beautiful and every person I met in Scotland was so kind, including the guide Michael. Michael was great, he had stories to tell for all the locations we visited and even some of the sites we passed along the way. I love his personal touches such as songs that related to the locations and his little tapestries that he hung up at the front of the bus made each day special and unique. I enjoyed everything about the tour, I wish I could have stayed in Scotland longer.


20/12/21 – Mara

Thank you very much for a nice tour! It was so good to get out of town and spend 3 days in nature. I really enjoyed the spectacular sightseeing! Thanks to the cool driver! I look forward to meeting you next trip! 


22/10/21 - Celena 

We are so grateful we found this tour as it was a wonderful experience. When we planned to go to Scotland, we knew we wanted to see the Isle of Skye, so we researched tours that would take us there. Upon comparison, Discover Scotland seemed the best fit for us, and I believe it was. Our guide, Michael, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He really knew the area and best places to see depending on the weather.  We speak so highly of our tour and would recommend it to everyone! When we come back to Scotland, we will be sure to use Discover Scotland once again.  I honestly can’t think of anything i would’ve changed.  Thank you for the adventures and memories!


22/10/21 - Kerri

I really enjoyed our trip to the Isle of Skye and would travel again with you. Our tour guide Geoff was fantastic. He went out of his way everyday to make sure we could see as much as possible obviously depending on the weather. On the second day he even visited the Old Man of Storr again in hope that the weather would have cleared up for us to see it but I love how he always had a plan b in place without even hesitating. We saw so many fantastic things in such a small amount of time. At the end of the tour we also appreciated him going out his way to drop us directly back to the Euro hostel after the rest of the tour disembarked in Edinburgh.


24/09/21 – Jimin

3 day tour Isle of Skye with Michael , the best tour guide in the whole wide world!! By the afternoon our entire bus were friends.   I found your tour just googling it. Marghrad my booking agent was so thoughtful especially since she knew I was a solo traveller.  She booked a lovely Bed and Breakfast - Corran .  I was very comfortable and had a beautiful eggs and smoked salmon breakfast. Highly recommend the quality and service I received.


21/09/21 – Jenny

I would like to say how impressed I was with the tour. I want to add that having Jeff as our tour guide really made it such an unbelievable experience. Please let him know how much he made that such a great experience and his personality is fabulous. He has such good communication skills and had a good understanding of people's needs. I would recommend discover Scotland tours to anyone and hope you continue to provide these wonderful tours in the future. I hope to return sometime in the future to do another tour as I love Scotland!


21/09/21 – Scott and Chun-yi

We will never forget our trip. The weather was glorious, and the scenery, spectacular. Our photographs, no matter how hard we tried, were unable to capture the majesty of our surroundings. Even so, we forged memories we shall always treasure. The tour was paced well, and we were able to spend enough time at key locations. Michael was a responsive and well-organised tour leader. We spent a very pleasant two nights in Kyleakin during our three-day trip. We can’t wait to go back!


18/09/21 – Madison

My guide was Jeff, and I wholeheartedly want to state my thanks to him for his services this week. He’s a very charismatic and funny gentleman, and his storytelling skills are excellent. He made every location especially interesting by providing us in-depth history of how each site came to be famous and what the current events are regarding each place we stopped. He was helpful with recommendations for places to eat/drink, other places to see if we came back to the Highlands, and when I told him I’m an exchange student at the University of Glasgow he even took the time out of his day to answer any questions I had about the West End of Glasgow, as he informed me that’s the area where he grew up. On the first day of the tour, I’d mentioned how badly I wanted to pet and feed a Highland cow, and on the last day of our tour he surprised the entire group with a quick detour to do just that. That particular detour has been something of a bucket-list item for me for several years now, and Jeff made it happen for me. I cannot express how much I appreciated that kind gesture from him. My only regret is not signing up for a 4 or 6 day tour, as I was sad to leave the Highlands when we finally concluded our trip. I enjoyed everything we did while traveling this beautiful country, and I’ll be sure to book another trip with this company before the weather starts to get colder.


20/08/21 - Rammilan

We felt very welcomed when we met Clif (Tour Guide) in Glasgow. And I also liked the small group size of your tour. If group size is large sometimes it causes delay if someone doesn't arrive on the time at meeting point. Clif's knowledge and interest in the history amused us. I never thought there might be amazing facts, stories and history about the places we visited. We just went to enjoy the beauty and scenery of Scotland but Clif introduced us to the stories and history. To summarize, 3 days tour to Isle of Skye was very fun and interesting, we spent some quality time there. And this is definitely sure if I visit again then it will be Discover Scotland Tours 🙂 Thanks.

FAQ's

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 [email protected]

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: £100.00 - £130.00 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.

B&B
Single occupancy: £85.00 - £105.00 per room per night

Hostel
£25.00 - £30.00 for a mixed dorm bed.

Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Other independent hostels offer mixed rooms (males and females together).

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