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Isle of Skye

Explore the scenery that inspired countless myths and legends, and by the time you're home, you'll understand why this little island deserves its large reputation.

Isle of Skye

Explore the scenery that inspired countless myths and legends, and by the time you're home, you'll understand why this little island deserves its large reputation.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle, Quiraing mountain pass, Isle of Skye, Neist Point, Five Sisters of Kintail, and Loch Ness.
  • Small groups of up to 16 passengers.

    (*maximum of 8 participants can be booked on any one departure with Celtic Tours. If more than 8, the tour must be private and the price will be affected).

Isle of Skye Tour Includes

  • Four (4) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh and two (2) nights in Portree.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Three (3) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Off season (Oct 31, 2016 - March 31, 2017) - Land Start Day is on Sun, Tue, Thur or Friday (with actual touring beginning on Mon, Wed, Fri or Sat). Please make sure your land start date falls on Sun, Tue, Thur or Friday during this time.

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.


Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer (included) to your pre-booked accommodations (note: check-in time is generally from 2 pm). Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 02: Isle of Skye

Departure point at 6 Waterloo Pl, guests are requested to check in at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am, depart Edinburgh. 

You depart Edinburgh and travel west. This part of your journey is a history lover’s dream. You pass Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and Doune Castle, before stopping in Callander for refreshments.

Next, we venture north through the splendid scenery surrounding Loch Lubnaig and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor.

You continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. And after lunch, we pass Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and head into the Great Glen. Traveling west, you head past the Five Sisters of Kintail.

You then stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle*, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, you follow the dramatic coastline, toward the island’s capital, Portree. And after all this breathtaking beauty, you’re dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening with enough time to go out and explore the town.

*Unfortunately, Eilean Donan Castle is closed on 5th and 6th November, 12th November, 20th November, 26th November, 14th December, 16th December. It'll also be closed from 23rd December 2022 to 31st January 2023. Although you can't visit the castle, you'll still be able to take photos from various viewpoints.

Day 03: A flexible day on Skye!

Today is a flexible day on Skye; and your driver-guide ensures you take a unique route that suits the weather, the local events, and your group's interests.

You can travel north to the Trotternish Ridge and beyond. Here you find geological wonders like Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Or your guide may take you back in time and teach you about the legends and clan culture surrounding the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle.

You return from to Portree in the evening.

Day 04: End in Edinburgh

You travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.

You visit Loch Ness for lunch and the chance to spot "Nessie"!** Heading south through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie and onwards past Blair Castle.

We stop for refreshments in one of the Perthshire villages before heading past Perth, over the Firth of Forth, and back to Edinburgh.

Arriving at approximately 7:00 pm in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

**The optional Loch Ness boat cruise is weather dependent and may be canceled without notice.

Day 05: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

Rates & Hotels

2023 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book) 2023 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only Land Only
  $1069
  $1289
  $1409
  $1639
  $1869
  $1369
  $1329
  $1259
2023 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book) 2023 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only Land Only
  $1319
  $1439
  $1559
  $1789
  $2019
  $1519
  $1479
  $1359

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.