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Overview

Small Group Tours
5 Nights
  • Prices from: £720 per person
  • Start: Edinburgh
  • Finish: Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 3 days
  • Availability: Year round
  • Transport: Luxury mini-coach and tour guide

Highlights

Edinburgh
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Edinburgh is Scotland’s ancient capital city and a hub for culture and creativity. Attractions include historic Edinburgh Castle, the picturesque Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the home of Scottish royal history.

Quiraing & The Old Man of Storr
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The Isle of Skye is popular for its stunning and dramatic volcanic scenery, including the Cuillin Mountain Range, the iconic Old Man of Storr and spectacular Quiraing Mountain Pass – the northernmost summit of the Trotternish Peninsula.

Colourful Portree
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Once a fishing village, Portree is the proud capital of the Isle of Skye. Colourful houses cling to the sheltered harbour and fishing boats bob on the water in this peaceful little place.

Eilean Donan Castle
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On the shores of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan must be Scotland’s most beautiful and photogenic castle.

Dunvegan Castle
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The award-winning and picturesque Dunvegan Castle is perched on the banks of Loch Dunvegan, and has an iconic history and five acres of beautiful formal gardens to enjoy.

Atmospheric Glencoe
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Glencoe is Scotland’s most famous and mystical glen, site of the infamous massacre of Clan Macdonald. Enjoy the great outdoors and spectacular views of the Mountains of Glencoe.

 

An Unforgettable Tour of the Breathtaking Isle of Skye

Explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands and the romantic island of Skye, where the scenery that inspired countless myths and legends will leave no doubt that this little island deserves its large reputation.

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Your tour begins in Edinburgh, Scotland’s ancient capital city, where winding cobbled streets combine with stunning architectural delights, leaving you spellbound. 

After enjoying the sights of the city, you’ll set off for three days weaving through the dramatic landscapes, legends, and famous landmarks of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. On your journey north, you’ll travel past the historic heart of Scotland and learn about the battles between Scotland and England. Your tour will stop at Eilean Donan Castle – one of Scotland’s most iconic sites – as well as legendary Loch Ness. 

On the Isle of Skye you are spoilt for choice, with romantic Dunvegan Castle on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, the jaw dropping volcanic scenery of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, and the stunning coastal cliffs at Kilt Rock. Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the Island’s capital, Portree, while you explore what is truly one of Scotland’s most magical Isles. 

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Isle of Skye small group tour. This tour combines a three day group guided experience with independent sightseeing days in Edinburgh to make the most of your time in Scotland.

We love the opportunity to use our first-hand knowledge and experience to design and deliver the perfect, bespoke holiday experience for you.

You may wish to extend your holiday before or after your small group tour, or combine it with another of our tours.

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh
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Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland’s majestic Capital City. Edinburgh is a great place to wander – narrow alleys, flights of stairs and hidden courtyards tempt you off the main streets at every turn and for a spectacular view of the city take a walk up Arthur’s Seat.
Overnight – Edinburgh

Day 2: Edinburgh Sightseeing
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Enjoy a City Sightseeing Bus Tour, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House and explore the many attractions of this beautiful city.
Overnight – Edinburgh

Day 3: Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye
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Your tour begins by departing Edinburgh and travelling past Stirling with its imposing castle, before taking a refreshment stop in Callander. Continuing into the Highlands, you head north towards its glorious scenery and to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. 

Enjoy lunch in Fort William before your next visit, to the famous Eilean Donan Castle. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, follow the stunning coastline north towards the picturesque harbour town of Portree, the Island’s capital.
Overnight – Portree, Isle of Skye

Day 4: Isle of Skye Sightseeing
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Enjoy a flexible day exploring Skye, with  many possibilities depending on the weather. Your tour guide may travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery, or visit Kilt Rock, with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

After lunch you could visit the geological wonder of the Old Man of Storr, or go over to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Talisker Distillery is also here, as are the famous Cuillin Hills.
Overnight – Portree, Isle of Skye

Day 5: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh
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Leave the Isle of Skye behind and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for wonderful views of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. Then it’s onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting ‘Nessie’!

Your tour continues through the Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, made famous as ‘Monarch of the Glen Country’. It passes Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s highest Whisky Distillery and continues past Blair Castle into Perthshire, where you stop for refreshments before returning to Edinburgh at approximately 19.00.
Overnight – Edinburgh

Day 6: Depart Edinburgh
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After breakfast your unforgettable holiday will come to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 5 nights including traditional Scottish breakfast
  • 3 day Isle of Skye Tour by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach with a maximum of 16 passengers
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • Comprehensive information pack and local visitor guidebooks
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink and sightseeing suggestions
  • Map of Scotland
  • Tickets for the Edinburgh City Sightseeing Tour
  • All ferry crossings (as per your itinerary)
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Entry to visitor attractions

Why Book a Small Group Tour?

Your Tour Company

We work closely with an award-winning company whose expert guides truly take you beyond the guidebooks to explore the stunning scenery and extraordinary history of this country.

Some guides are history geeks and can tell you who owned every castle, others are geologists and know the age of every mountain. All of them are friendly, passionate people who are dedicated to making you fall in love with their home country.

Explore Scotland in a modern, air-conditioned mini-coach. You will never get lost, always take the scenic route and have great views, and you are free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving.

Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers will allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. Knowing all of the arrangements are taken care of means you can sit back and relax. It’s an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of sightseeing an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay. We specifically choose accommodation suitable for your tour, close to local attractions, pubs and restaurants.

Our discerning team have a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below.

Category
Accommodation type
Price per person
Standard
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £760

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish experience.

Budget
3* B&Bs and Guest Houses
From £720

A collection of 3* B&Bs and Guest Houses offering comfortable accommodation close to local attractions. Your accommodation is great for the little personal touches.

A chat with your warm and friendly hosts and fellow guests over breakfast will arm you with local knowledge and tips for the day ahead.

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The Isle of Skye

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