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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Haggis Adventures

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

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Overview
Discover the Isle of Skye—the affordable way—on this convenient 3-day Scottish Highlands coach tour that eliminates the need to rent a car. Besides a visit to what’s known as the “winged isle,” visit Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Glencoe, and a whisky distillery, and enjoy two nights in dorm-style accommodation.
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Loch Ness
Day 2
Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye
Day 3
Loch Ness to Edinburgh
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Highlights
  • See Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and more highlights on a budget
  • Sample Scotch whisky at a Highland whisky distillery
  • Learn local legends and Highland history from your guide
  • Enjoy two night’s stay in shared dorm-style accommodation
What to Expect
On the first day, make your way through 'Macbeth' country to Dunkeld with its medieval cathedral. After sampling Highland whisky at a distillery and learning how Scotch is made, travel to Inverness. Then follow the length of Loch Ness—look out for the Loch Ness Monster along the way—to Fort Augustus, where you bed down in your dorm-style shared accommodations. Day two brings you to the Isle of Skye, known as the “winged isle” or “Isle of Mist.” Admire windswept landscapes, rugged coastline, towering mountains, and ruined castles as your guide explains exactly their significance. On day three, say farewell to Loch Ness. Pass Ben Nevis, Glencoe, and Stirling, scene of many of Scotland’s bloodiest battles. Learn tales of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as you return to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 nights dorm- shared accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Highland Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • If special assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Anita G wrote a review 17 Mar
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Amazing tour which I can highly recommend to anybody who wants to see a glimpse of Scotland and the Highlands but has little time. Our main guide Rich was absolutely fantastic, a wealth of knowledge, entertaining us with cool stories about Scotland without ever boring us. Cool
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Date of experience: March 2020
Amy S wrote a review 15 Mar
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The scenery on this 3-day trip is incredible and the history behind it astounding. The big yellow bus has gained a few more followers but other than the occasional refuge from the rain it felt like we were off the bus more than on it. From Bonnie Prince Charlie on Drummossie
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Date of experience: March 2020
Lisa D wrote a review 15 Mar
1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a great 3 day tour! The days just flew by and we got to see and experience more that I could have imagined. I can’t say enough positive things about Rich, Jamie Mac and Disco Dan! They were professional, fun and made the 3 day tour super special! Rich is one of the best
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Date of experience: March 2020
Parker wrote a review 10 Mar
Nevada, Iowa2 contributions
Charlie Hume is easily the best tour guide that we could have asked for on this trip. If there was an option to rate this tour more than 5 stars I would. This was easily the most fun that I have had on a trip ever. I would easily recommend this trip to anyone that is going to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ethan Jorgensen wrote a review 10 Mar
Des Moines, Iowa1 contribution
If I could give this tour more than five stars, I would. Everything about the trip was more than accommodating, and was more than enough fun for myself. Charlie is the best tour guide that I have ever had, and Iain was amazing as well. Would recommend 100 more times!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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skw1304
Melbourne, Australia
30
Fantastic trip thru amazing Scotland
I was on the Highlands and Loch Ness tour with Rich as our guide. We had sun, snow and everything in between and a
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skw1304
Melbourne, Australia
30
Excellent Highlands Adventure
I was on the Highlands and Loch Ness tour with Rich as our guide. We had sun, snow and everything in between and a
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Anita G
10
"Skye High": Best Tour + Best Guides + Scottish Highlands = BEST TIME EVER
Amazing tour which I can highly recommend to anybody who wants to see a glimpse of Scotland and the Highlands but
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Amy S
11
If you do anything, do this tour.
The scenery on this 3-day trip is incredible and the history behind it astounding. The big yellow bus has gained a
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Lisa D
11
Best guides EVER!!!
What a great 3 day tour! The days just flew by and we got to see and experience more that I could have imagined.
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Judith V
10
Loved it!
Great trip, the driver-guide Lee was great, we loved his explanations and his jokes! 100% would recommend!
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Parker
Nevada, Iowa
10
Lets give it up for SCOTLAND
Charlie Hume is easily the best tour guide that we could have asked for on this trip. If there was an option to
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Ethan Jorgensen
Des Moines, Iowa
10
Simply AMAZING
If I could give this tour more than five stars, I would. Everything about the trip was more than accommodating,
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sahithyanswamy96
Nottingham, United Kingdom
10
Best farewell from the UK
This was my last trip in the UK and it was the most beautiful experience of my life. Every single second of my 3
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John B
10
Could not have asked for a better Highlands experience!
Haggis Adventures offers a spectacular highlight of the Scottish Highlands. Our guides, Iain and Charlie were
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Key Details
  • Dunkeld Cathedral, Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, and 12 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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