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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
13 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Isle of Skye
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Isle of Skye 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
  • 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
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility concerns
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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tarnlawn wrote a review Aug. 2020
Takapuna, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
With only limited time to explore Scotland it was recommended by friends that we do a tour with Haggis Adventures. Our driver Calum was entertaining, knowledgeable and a whole lot of fun his enthusiasm for his beautiful country was contagious along with lots of laughs. Absolute
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Sep. 5, 2020
Aw thank you so much for your lovely review! Glad you had such a fantastic tour and lots of laughs with Calum. We hope to see you again in Scotland! Best Wishes, Maggie
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Amy Lenton wrote a review May 2020
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This was such an incredible tour, covering the most beautiful places in Scotland. I went as a solo traveller, and immediately felt welcome and left with new friends. Our tour guide was Rich (with help from Dan and Rich) and honestly I was laughing from start to finish! If you
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rose H wrote a review Apr. 2020
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Absolutely fab, even though I'm Scottish I come from the south so finally got to see what all the tourists were talking about. The Isle of Skye is beyond words, absolutely breathtaking as is Glencoe. Our guide Rich brought everything alive through stories, folktales and snippets
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Anita G wrote a review Mar. 2020
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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
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Amy S wrote a review Mar. 2020
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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
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mschiffzik
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Any time again!
Taking the trip was a more or less spontaneous idea and I have to say it was one of the best of the whole vacation.
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CYNDIE D
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A perfect day trip and guide
We had a fantastic day trip with Callum, who was kind enough to guide us and reply to our questions. All the social
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rebeccajhfw
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Highly recommend!
Great tour! Our guide was Rich - he was knowledgeable, engaging and hilarious! All round great story-teller. It was
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KevSue2
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Long day but worth while
This is a lot of travelling but it is so worth it. We were blessed with a beautiful day in late September as the le
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31sakshibansa
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The best of Scotland
I did the 5 day highland fling tour and OH MY GOSH! Memories for life! Rich is the best host and guide! He made sur
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489Jacinta
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Highly recommended
Great excursion to Loch Ness and Highlands in a comfortable and highly sanitized coach. Rich, our guide, was a ver
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489Jacinta
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Highly Recommended
Had a lovely experience with this tour as the locations and time to spend in each of them was appropriate, with no
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donitar611
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Great tour
Tour was great even with the rain. Our tour guide (Callum) is really amazing. Would recommend to others. ❤️
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bavarianbarbaria2019
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Great Tour
Awesome tour through the highlands to Loch Ness w lots of fun & interesting stories from driver Calum. Great playli
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tessmanali23
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Mind-blowing :D
I went on the Loch Ness Tour via Glencoe and the Highlands with Scot as our driver and tour guide and it was specta
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levizzle06
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Beauty and History of Scotland
From start to finish, Scot (our driver) was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable in explaining all the places we s
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tricky1983
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Fantastic adventure!
It was an excellent trip, which covered so many amazing places. The tour was well planned, especially during this C
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Dipannita D
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Experience of a lifetime
I did the 5 day Highlands tour with Haggis, and it was probably one of the highlights of my 2019. Amazing guide, am
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annaviol
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Amazing day in the Highlands
The trip was excellent! It allows you to see so much of the Highlands in one day and we also took the boat trip on
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Flyer301715
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Highlands tour
Had a great trip yesterday, guide Caitlin was very informative, cheerful, uplifting and entertaining. Just what yo
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Key Details
  • Forth Bridge, Dunkeld, and 10 more
  • Duration: 3 days
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