Welcome to Skye


The stunning scenery is the main attraction, but when the mist closes in there are plenty of castles, crofting museums and cosy pubs and restaurants; there are also dozens of art galleries and craft studios.

Along with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, Skye is one of Scotland’s top-three tourist destinations. However, the crowds tend to stick to Portree, Dunvegan and Trotternish – it’s almost always possible to find peace and quiet in the island’s further-flung corners. Come prepared for changeable weather: when it’s fine it’s very fine indeed, but all too often it isn’t.


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$330.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh Small Group

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - PortreeStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOptional boat trip opportunity and a chance to spot Nessie!Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of SkyeDay 2: Flexible full day touring around Isle of SkyeStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandGreat photo stop at this iconic rock formation. This sharp pinnacle of rock bursts out the land and can be seen for miles around.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPicturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.Duration: 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of SkyeDay 3: Portree - EdinburghStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAn iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Scottish Highlands 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

ItineraryDay 1: Glasgow – PortreeStop At: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandLoch Lubnaig is a small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between Ben Ledi and Benvane. Great little picnic spot on the shore of Loch Lubnaig with a little cafe. Friendly staff in the cafe, nice cakes and takeaway food.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Buachaille Etive Mor, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBe moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAn iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of Skye.Day 2: Isle of SkyeStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandGreat photo stop at this iconic rock formation. This sharp pinnacle of rock bursts out the land and can be seen for miles around.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPicturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandSet round its natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourists’ holiday destination and the harbour continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional)Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at award winning 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional) Neist Point - the most westerly headland on Skye - is an iconic destination, with stunning cliff scenery, a fine lighthouse, an outlook to the Outer Hebrides, and the chance to watch for minke whales in the summer months.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree on the Isle of Skye.Day 3: Portree – GlasgowStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandSituated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOptional boat trip opportunity and a chance to spot Nessie!Duration: 50 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$298.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

DetailsYou will get to experience Scotland through its scenery, culture and history in this three day tour brought to you by one of our fantastic driver-guides. Depart from Edinburgh and day one will take you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You’ll have to time to explore a picturesque villages perched on the banks of the loch. From here we’ll head a further north to one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Glen Coe. Once sight of the gruesome MacDonald Clan Massacre; this glen of dramatic mountains and waterfalls will be a highlight of your Scottish trip. Your lunchtime stop will be in Fort William, many films were shot in or near this bustling Highland town. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. Our day ends with a visit to one of Scotland’s most iconic castles, Eilean Donan (own expense). Perched on a small tidal island where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet, the backdrop to the castle is as unforgettable as the castle itself.Overnight: Isle of SkyeAfter breakfast, your second day is dedicated to the Isle of Skye. Your experienced driver-guide will ensure you get the most out of your day on the island based on weather and your group. You’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense) in the colorful harbor town of Portree. The rest of the afternoon will be spent taking you to various beautiful spots such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the opportunity to taste a few drams of whisky.Overnight: Skye.After another restful night of the Isle of Skye, we’ll journey off the island to Loch Ness, the deepest loch in the UK and home of the famous monster Nessie. There are many ways to experience the beauty and mystery, perhaps a Jacobite cruise (own expense) to see Urquhart Castle (own expense) or just monster spotting from the shore, the choice is yours! We’ll then make our way to Culloden Battlefield. Here you have the chance to stand upon the place of the famous 1745 battle, and learn about it in the interactive visitor centre (own expense). We’ll then journey south to the pretty town of Pitlochry perched on the River Tummel, before returning to the capital city of Edinburgh.

$656.80 Day Trips & Excursions

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

Your 5-day Scotland and Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh highlights the country’s outstanding natural beauty and rich history. From ancient castles to mysterious lochs, this experience allows you to uncover the best of rural Scotland alongside one of our fun and knowledgeable guides. Depending on the season, enjoy a scenic ride aboard the Jacobite steam train or a Loch Ness cruise and admission to Urquhart Castle. Relax in your choice of B&B (shared bathroom), B&B ensuite or hotel accommodation with a breakfast included each morning. Departures 13th May - Sep 12 will include the Jacobite Steam Train All other departure will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.

$741.72 Cultural & Theme Tours

Iona, Mull, Isle of Skye Small Group 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Trossachs National Park - ObanStop At: Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandOne of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandYou venture through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: ObanThis Victorian harbour town offers excellent seafood and a charming intimacy. This will be your base for the next 2 nights.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.Day 2: Oban - Isle of Mull - Iona (optional trip to Staffa & Fingal's Cave)Stop At: Fingal's Cave, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional boat trip) Volcanic rock columns are home to black guillemots, fulmars, puffins and the magical Fingal's Cave. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Isle of Staffa, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional boat trip)Felix Mendelssohn, who visited the uninhabited island of Staffa, off Mull, in 1829, was inspired to compose his 'Hebrides Overture' after hearing waves echoing in the impressive and cathedral-like Fingal’s Cave. The cave walls and surrounding cliffs are composed of vertical, hexagonal basalt columns that look like pillars (Staffa is Norse for ‘pillar island’). You can land on the island and walk into the cave via a causeway. Nearby Boat Cave can be seen from the causeway, but you can’t reach it on foot. Staffa also has a sizeable puffin colony, north of the landing place.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Iona Abbey and Nunnery, Isle of Iona, The Hebrides, ScotlandYou take the small ferry to Iona, birthplace of Celtic Christianity, and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard, or explore rocky headlands and sandy coves. ** Passengers may have less free time on Iona, if they opt for the Staffa boat trip.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.Day 3: Oban - West Highlands - PlocktonStop At: Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandLocated in one of Scotland's most beautiful spots and dramatically sited on a small island at the mouth of Loch Laich.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe scenery of Glencoe is breathtakingly beautiful!From the spectacular 3 Sisters to the Majestic Buachailie Etive Mor, this has got to be one of the most beautiful places in Scotland!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Plockton Harbour, Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe picturesque village of Plockton boasts an incomparable location on a sheltered bay of Loch Carron surrounded by a ring of hills.Plockton has a charming seaside setting and the road follows the bay with a chocolate-box row of neatly painted cottages arranged around the curve of a tiny harbour. The village is backed by a craggy landscape of heather and pine.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.* Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.Day 4: Touring around Isle of SkyeStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPicturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional)Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at award winning 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandSet round its natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourists’ holiday destination and the harbour continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.* Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.Day 5: Plockton - Loch Ness - Pitlochry - EdinburghStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAn iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandSituated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$298.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow

You will get to experience Scotland through its scenery, culture and history in this three day tour brought to you by one of our fantastic driver-guides. Depart from Glasgow and day one will take you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You’ll have to time to explore a picturesque villages perched on the banks of the loch. From here we’ll head a further north to one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Glen Coe. Once sight of the gruesome MacDonald Clan Massacre; this glen of dramatic mountains and waterfalls will be a highlight of your Scottish trip. Your lunchtime stop will be in Fort William, many films were shot in or near this bustling Highland town. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. Our day ends with a visit to one of Scotland’s most iconic castles, Eilean Donan (own expense). Perched on a small tidal island where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet, the backdrop to the castle is as unforgettable as the castle itself. Overnight: Isle of Skye After a hearty Scottish breakfast your second day is dedicated to the Isle of Skye. Your experienced driver-guide will ensure you get the most out of your day on the island based on weather and your group. You’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense) in the colorful harbor town of Portree. The rest of the afternoon will be spent taking you to various beautiful spots such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the opportunity to taste a few drams of whisky. Overnight: Skye After another restful night of the Isle of Skye, we’ll journey off the island to Loch Ness, the deepest loch in the UK and home of the famous monster Nessie. There are many ways to experience the beauty and mystery, perhaps a Jacobite cruise (own expense) to see Urquhart Castle (own expense) or just monster spotting from the shore, the choice is yours! We’ll then make our way to Culloden Battlefield. Here you have the chance to stand upon the place of the famous 1745 battle, and learn about it in the interactive visitor centre (own expense). We’ll then journey south to the pretty town of Pitlochry perched on the River Tummel, before returning to the city of Glasgow.