3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travelers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning Lochs and dramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub. Then there is the star of the show - the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: HAGGiS Adventures

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Stop At: Forth Bridge

View the iconic Forth Bridge while crossing over to the Kingdom of Fife

Stop At: Dunkeld

Visit the quaint cathedral town of Dunkeld

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ness Region

We stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness with the opportunity to search for a glimpse of the legendary beast.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle

Take in the sight of the most photographed castle in Scotland

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Isle of Skye

Stop At: Sligachan Old Bridge

Stop at various places on the Isle of Skye where your guide will recount the many myths and legends that come from the area

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Portree Harbour

Enjoy a lunch break in the main settlement of Portree

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr

We explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges. There will be time for a walk if weather and conditions permit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock

View the incredible coastal rock formations.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

The afternoon is spent exploring Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 3 Isle of Skye to Edinburgh

Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct

View the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in Harry Potter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Meeting of the Three Waters

Our route south takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in the James Bond - Skyfall movie and the scene of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Wallace Monument

We head to Stirling, the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before the Highlands change back to the Lowlands.

Duration: 30 minutes
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