Scottish Guided Tours

Scottish Guided Tours

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh

Private guided tours to Skye

The magical ‘Misty Isle” is a huge attraction for visitors to Scotland. Scottish Guided Tours offer private trips from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. Our tours from Edinburgh offer the complete door to door service.

Getting to the Isle of Skye

A private tour guide, private transport and flexible itineraries to ensure the best private tours of Scotland. Scottish Guided Tours offer a full range of day tours and multi-day tours of Scotland

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4 Day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

4 Day Highland Explorer Tour - Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

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3 day Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

3 day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh - Scottish Highlands & the Isle of Skye

2 day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

2 Day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

A popular request from travellers who visit Scotlands Captial.

Door to Door Service

Private tours to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh are a popular option for visitors to Scotland. Travellers want to see the beautiful Highlands and the legendary ‘Misty’ Isle of Skye. As a result, private tours are very popular and book up fast. Early booking is always recommended: Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Tours from Edinburgh 

Book a tour from Edinburgh to the Isle Skye or a day tour from Edinburgh and experience Scotland with a private guide. You can be assured of an action packed Isle of Skye trip. Travel through magical and awe inspiring scenery and share the experience of a private guided tour with your family and friends. Explore our private  Isle of Skye & Loch Ness 3 day Tour

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Tours are one of the most popular tours on offer from Scotlands major cities. Private tours can depart from any location. Just one of the many benefits of private tours of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours.

 

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Private Scotland Trips

Flexible tour itineraries and small private groups. Tours are exclusively for your family and travelling companions –  Explore Scottish Guided Tours ‘Bespoke Tour of Scotland’

Over the Sea to Skye

Getting to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh with Scottish Guided Tours could not be easier.

Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh - Private Isle of Skye Tour

Private Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh are a popular choice. 2 Day Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh are often enquired about. Unfortunately, we have to direct you to our 3 Day Isle of Skye and Loch Ness Tour –  or our 4 days Highland Explorer or a bespoke private Tour of Scotland

Two days to visit the ‘Misty’ Isle of Skye is just not enough time from Edinburgh – See our Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness

Private Guided Tours of Scotland from Edinburgh 

A variety of shorter day tours are also available from Scottish Guided Tours –  Stirling Castle is a wonderful 6-8 hour private day tour.

Whisky Distillery Tours or Outlander day tours. All are 5* rated private tours and Scottish Guided Tours depart from any location.

Contact us and plan a bespoke private tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.

Sample Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh Itinerary

Day 1
Our first stop is Doune Castle. An incredible 14th century castle. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots and more recently used for filming the Outlander TV series and also Game of Thrones.Next is coffee and a snack in Callander in heart of the Loch Lomond National Park. A delightful Highland village with a history stretching back to the early picts. We continue north through world famous Glencoe. We stop for lunch in the Lochaber area. Our private tour continues to the Glenfinnan Viaduct and its famous Harry Potter railway bridge. Both the Glen and the Viaduct are a magnificent photo opportunity. Full of Jacobite history and local folklore.

Over the Sea to Skye The ferry from Mallaig takes us “Over the sea to Skye” We check in early evening.

 

Day 2

Full Isle of Skye Tour

Today is a full day touring the Isle of Skye. We enjoy a drive along the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. Spectacular cliffs and rock formations await. Stops can include Lealt Waterfall, a wonderful waterfall and cliff formation. Kilt Rock with it’s dramatic sea cliffs and views across the ocean. The famous Old Man of Storr rock pinnacle is a sight to behold and a walk is possible (weather permitting) The Quiraing mountain pass is literally a fairy tale landscape with epic views. Skye has many wonderful sights and views including the Fairy Glen, Staffa Beach, the Fairy Pools and Neist Point Lighthouse. After an action packed day we arrive back for dinner in the early evening.

Day 3

Leaving Skye via the bridge, we arrive at Eilean Donan Castle. Hear the history and folklore of Scotlands most photographed Castle.

We depart and travel along dramatic Glen Shiel and the stunning 5 sisters of Kintail. We continue to Loch Ness with all its mystery and although sightings of “Nessie” are rare, you just never know… A boat trip on Loch Ness, from the village Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness is always a great option to experience the expanse of Scotlands deepest body of water.

In the afternoon we pass Loch Laggan and into the Cairngorms National Park before gradually starting to head south and Highland Perthshire awaits. Highland Perthshire was a much favoured tourist destination for the Victorian traveller and even Queen Victoria herself fell in love with Scotland in this beautiful part of our country.

The Hermitage Woods offer a beautiful walk into ‘Big Tree Country’ A unique and atmospheric attraction awaits.

We return to our drop off point after an unforgettable3 Day  Isle of Skye Private Tour.

Laura M
Laura M
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Scottish Tour “Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland, we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall, his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident, not your bog standard repetitive tour guide, there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours, we will return and when we do, we will definitely be booking with Niall.”
DMarieC
DMarieC
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Kirstie B
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We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
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Browse a selection of our 5* rated private day tours of Scotland

Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond Day Tour

Explore the most important Castle in Scotland and walk in the footsteps of Kings & Queens. Enjoy the beauty of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Loch Ness Day Tour

Loch Ness - Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour

Experience the famous Loch Ness and the rugged landscapes of Glencoe. The ultimate day tour of Scotland.

Outlander Tours from Edinburgh

Outlander Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire Fraser on our private Outlander day Tour. Travel through the timeline of Scottish history.

Rosslyn Chapel Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour

History, mystery and the North Western frontier of the Roman empire. Book our incredible Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall private Day Tour.

St Andrews Day Tour

St Andrews Day Tour

Explore the ancient University town. Known as the “Home of Golf” Book our breathtaking day tour - Medieval ruins, quaint coastal villages of Fife and the ‘Old Course’ St Andrews.

Glencoe Day Tour

Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Day Tour

Discover the hidden gems of the beautiful Scottish Highlands and experience the wonder of famous and sometimes infamous Glencoe.

Alnwick Castle & Viking Coast Day Tour

Alnwick Castle & Viking Coast Day Tour

Travel to England on a private Alnwick castle tour. A stunning classic Castle steeped in history & full of treasures. Walk in the footsteps of Vikings at Lindisfarne before flying a Broomstick at Hogwarts.

Whisky Experience Day Tour from Edinburgh

Whisky Experience Day Tour

Scotch Whisky tours of Scotland are a unique and enjoyable way to discover Scotlands culture, history and folklore. Enjoy a wee dram of the ‘water of life’ at our carefully chosen Scotch Whisky Distilleries.

Private Tours of Scotland

Bespoke Private Day Tour

Design your own bespoke private tour of Scotland. Your time frame & your interests. Contact us and lets plan your perfect Scotland tour.

Browse a selection of our 5* rated overnight private tours. Enjoy more time exploring Scotland

Explore Scotland on a Private Multi-Day Tour. Experience the true wonder of our beautiful country with a private tour guide and transport. Private escorted tours of Scotland – Overnight in Inverness – Private Isle of Skye Tours – Outlander Tours – 5 day North Coast 500 tour – 5 day Orkney Islands tour –  Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Private Tours of Scotland

Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour - 3 Day Tour

Join us on the best 3 day tour of Scotland. Our private Scottish guided tour takes us to the uniquely beautiful Isle of Skye and the world-famous Loch Ness

Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour

Inverness & Scottish Highlands 2-Day Tour

2 Day Inverness & Highlands Tour allows you more time to explore Scotland. Relax and enjoy a private escorted tour of Scotland & overnight in Inverness.

2 day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

Isle of Skye & Highland Explorer 4-Day Tour

Travel through Scotlands unique and rugged highland & island landscapes. Over 4 wonderful days visit Glencoe - Culloden -Isle of Skye - Inverness

Orkney Islands Tour

Orkney Islands Tour

Experience an Orkney Islands Tour over 5 wonderful days. See the best preserved neolithic settlement in Europe - Ancient mysteries & breathtaking scenery. Experience the natural beauty of the Orkney Islands and the Scottish Highlands on your private Scotland Tour.

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2 Day Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

2 Day Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh is a question we are often asked at Scottish Guided Tours. An Isle of Skye Tour and the journey through Scotland needs and deserves a wee bit more time. This is why we created our 3 Day Isle of Skye & Scottish Highlands Tour

Glencoe Day Tour

Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Day Tour

Discover the hidden gems of the beautiful Scottish Highlands and experience the wonder of famous and sometimes infamous Glencoe. Enquire about escorted private tours of Scotland.

More info & FAQ

  • Private tour prices: 495 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for your tour guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group and a complete door to door service. Private guided tours can start and end in any location. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

Private Escorted Tours of Scotland

Chesapeak Tourist
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
Kirstie BEdradour Distillery & Best of Scotland Day Tour
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
Ickles Family
Ickles FamilyPrivate Tour of Scotland
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieC
DMarieCExtraordinary & Outstanding
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Wendy M
Wendy MPrivate Tours are the best!
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Private tours are the best! Spending a day doing what you want to do is the best tour option! We had been on many small group tours and found them enjoyable, but for the ultimate tour experience, choosing your day exactly how you want is definitely the way to go! Niall, at Scottish Guided Tours, is the man for the job! He picked us up at our hotel, and we spent the day exploring the Trossachs National Park. We visited four lochs (lakes), several historical locations, explored at our own pace and hiked to breathtaking locations that we wouldn't have known about if it weren't for Niall's expertise of the area. You don't need a headset to explain every step of the way when Niall is happy to provide you with history and insight into each location. He is also kind, funny and a great companion for touring around (he knows all the great food stops, too). During our last visit to Scotland, I felt the tour stop locations were a bit crowded, and I wanted to do a little more hiking into the depths of the beautiful forests of Scotland. We hiked to incredible mountain viewpoints, beside streams and along lochs. It was the best! Of course, if hiking isn't your thing, the beauty of Niall's tours is that you can do anything you want - well, with time and distance considered. 🙂 Don't hesitate, contact Niall to discuss 'your' trip. You won't regret it!
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