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Isle of Skye & Loch Ness 3 Day Tour

Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour

Spend 3 magical days travelling through Scotland to the wonderful Isle of Skye. Experience first hand the incredible scenery and folklore on a private guided tour of Scotland. We travel across the ‘Highland Boundary Fault line’  into the heart of the Scottish highlands and explore the famous Isle of Skye. The ‘Misty Isle’ has earned a huge reputation and after 3 days on a private Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh, you’ll understand why –  Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

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‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

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Experience an Unforgettable Tour of Scotland

Ten Star Review!
Ten Star Review!
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It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he created so many wonderful experiences for us - I’ll never forget it - we took his Outlander Tour - as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus - he knows Outlander the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
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This was the most amazing tour!! Niall was absolutely fabulous and very knowledgeable. My husband and I couldn’t imagine trying to see everything we visited on this tour.
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
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First, if you are contemplating booking a tour with “Scottish Guided Tours”, we highly recommend you contact them now!! Spectacular!! We were not sure how to tackle our planned travels to the Isle of Skye so we just googled “3-day tour / Isle of Skye”, and SGT (Scottish Guided Tours) was the first listed. Thank goodness for us...
The very best way to experience Scotland!
The very best way to experience Scotland!
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Please book now - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! We only wished we could have had even more time with Eddie and his phenomenal expertise about Scotland once we arrived in Edinburgh, with stops in Falkirk and Stirling. Eddie made the start of our vacation truly magical. We are so grateful and immensely appreciative. Thank you!
I wish I could give them a million-star rating
I wish I could give them a million-star rating
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We booked two tours with them: a one-day Hadrian’s Wall Tour with Alan and a four-day Stirling, Isle of Skye and Highland tour with Murray. Both guides were amazing and made our trip unforgettable.
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
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It is rare nowadays to say that something is perfection, but my fellow trip companions and I would agree that our tour with Scottish Guided Tours led by Niall and Andrew was just that. During our ten-day visit to Scotland, we journeyed on a three-day Outlander tour with Niall as our guide and a one-day tour of St. Andrew's led by Andrew...
Touring with professionals
Touring with professionals
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Eddie, our most professional, congenial guide, was excellent. Our four days with him were seamless. He filled us with the zest of the Inverness/Isle of Skye area and people. My only regret was not having him with us for our entire trip. Thank you, Eddie and Scotland Guided Tours.
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
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Our tour of the Highlands and Islands would not have been the same without Niall. He took such great care of us, planned a truly amazing tour and handled all of the logistical details. While discussing the itinerary, we started with the tour offered, and he helped us customize our five-day trip so we could experience exactly what we hoped. Additionally, we enjoyed our overnight accommodations based on Niall's excellent recommendations...
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
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It can be difficult choosing a tour company based on online reviews but choosing to travel with Scottish Guided Tours was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made, and we are so glad we did. We spent three days exploring Skye and the Highlands with Niall as our guide, and our trip was so amazing that it completely surpassed all of our expectations. We loved it!
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Your Journey

Relax and enjoy the incredible scenery and folklore of the magical Isle of Skye with Scottish Guided Tours – Marvel at majestic Loch Ness and the beautiful Scottish Highlands over 3 wonderful days. Book a private guided tour of Scotland and travel to the heart of the Scottish highlands & the Isle of Skye. Join one of our favourite journeys and walk in the footsteps of Highland Warriors as we cross the ‘Highland Line’ into the land of our ancient people – Explore the history of our lands and local culture. Epic tales of giants, witches and warriors have been passed down through the generations. As your private tour guide, telling stories and sharing local folklore help make our tour to the magical Isle of Skye, a truly unique journey. Enquire about a private guided tour with Scottish Guided Tours – Contact us

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Transport

Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

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Day One 

 

 We depart Edinburgh and are quickly travelling NW, and the imposing landmark of Stirling Castle is in the distance.
The Royal Burgh of Stirling was once the home of Kings and Queens, including Mary Queen of Scots. Stirling Castle was the most important castle in Scotland, and the story of these lands shall unfold as we travel towards the highlands. In a few miles, the scenery changes and we are immersed in one of Scotlands National Parks.  
 
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Stirling Castle is the most important Castle in Scotland. A great landmark on our Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience first hand the wonderful scenery and folklore as we travel across the “Highland Boundary Fault line’ from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
The ‘Highland Line’ or Highland Boundary Fault Line’ is a fault line of lochs and mountains running from the North East to the South West of Scotland. 
The contrast in the landscape between the lowlands and highlands of Scotland and the protection it provided is one reason the Highland Clan system was the last tribal system in Europe.
An unforgettable landscape and a great start to our  Isle of Skye & Loch Ness tour from Edinburgh.

 

The Highlands & Glencoe

 

Breathtaking Glencoe awaits, and the beautiful scenery and bloody history are all around us. Glencoe is Scotlands most famous Glens (valley) 

On our Isle of Skye & Loch Ness tour, hear the history and folklore of Glencoe and how, in the late 17th century, the MacDonalds of Glencoe suffers a terrible fate!

Witches and heroes from ancient folklore have lived in this magical place.

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Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor at sunrise, Glencoe on our Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh.

Ben Nevis & Lochaber

 

Lochaber is home to Ben Nevis, Scotland`s and the UK`s tallest mountain. After a photo stop at the ‘Ben’, we continue on our journey to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh.

The further into the Scottish Highlands we travel, the more unique and beautiful  Scotland becomes. History and tales of the people who shaped these lands around every corner.

Tales of Jacobites, Highland Warriors, and even Princess’s turned to stone a long, long time will keep you entertained whilst surrounded by epic scenery.

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The rugged high places of Scotland are full of folklore and history.

Portree Village –  Isle of Skye

 

In the early evening, we arrive at your chosen accommodation on the Isle of Skye.

We always endeavour to allow you plenty of time to check-in and prepare for dinner. One of the many advantages of a private tour with Scottish Guided Tours is our local knowledge, and we can book and suggest the best hotels or B&B’s and the best local restaurants. 

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A view of Portree harbour on our Isle of Skye Tour.

Eilean Donan Castle

 

Eilean Donan Castle on a private multi-day tour of Scotland
The famous Scottish Castle of Eilean Donan reflected in the loch on our private Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh.

Over the Sea to Skye

 

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The Skye Bridge takes us to the Misty Isle.

Day Two

 

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The Quiraing, on our Isle of Skye trip from Edinburgh with Scottish Guided Tours

Isle of Skye Tour

 

A full Isle of Skye day tour awaits on day two.

The “Misty Isle” holds so many incredible visitor experiences and unique sites that it is actually impossible to do Skye justice with a mere description.

Wonder at  ‘The Old Man of Storr’ and the Trotternish Peninsula. We explore Kilt Rock and Lealt Waterfall.

Both are great “wee” walks and photo opportunities.

 

The Magical Fairy Glen

 

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The Fairy Glen at sunset on our Isle of Skye and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh.

 The Quiraing is a landscape shaped by Faeries

 

Breath in the sea air and gaze across the highlands and islands of Scotland and the Atlantic Ocean.

 The Isle of Skye’s rugged coastline is the perfect place to hear some local history and folklore.

Many believe ‘faeries’ are still with us! Just out of sight, behind a thin veil of mist.

Standing here, immersed in the landscape of the”Quiraing” or the mystery of the “Fairy Glen”, and it’s easy to see why.

Isle of Skye from Edinburgh
Kilt Rock on our Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour

Private Tours of Scotland 

Private tours are designed around you and your travelling companions.

You may want a short or long walk to Neist point Lighthouse.

A hike up the ‘Storr’ or you may prefer more time in the fishing village of Portree!

 

The Old Man of Storr

 

Complete flexibility is only one of the many benefits of a private guide and transport.

Local knowledge of where to go if the weather turns, or how best to avoid the crowds in busier months is a huge advantage of the private Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh.

The Isle of Skye is a landscape shaped by faeries & fire and our full day touring the island is a fun and magical journey.
 
In summary, private guided tours of Scotland are a unique and relaxed way to explore Scotland. 
 
We return around 17.00 hours, giving you all plenty of time to freshen up, explore and sample more local hospitality.
 

 

 

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The Old Man of Storr offers the opportunity for a unique hike on our private Isle of Skye Tour.

Kilt Rock 

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Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye trip

 

Day Three

 

The Majesty of Loch Ness

We depart the Isle of Skye and travel along Glen Shiel to the world-famous Loch Ness.

The Loch Ness Monster has been bringing visitors to this part of Scotland for many years, and remember to keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready !! 

Sightings of Nessie are more common than you might think!

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The A87 road as it passes through Glen Shiel on our Isle of Skye Tour

Loch Ness Awaits

 

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Loch Ness looking North East. Sightings on Nessie are not as rare as you think !!

The Caledonian Canal

 

The beautiful village of Fort Augustus is our base for a couple of hours. Built along the Caledonian Canal, the village offers great views and lots of shops and lunch options.

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Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus where it joins Loch Ness

An Engineering Wonder

 

Built-in the 1800s,  the 60-mile canal is an engineering marvel that connects the North Sea with the Atlantic. Thomas Telford’s vision was realised by the blood, sweat and tears of once-proud highland warriors desperate for work after the clearances and by skilled Irish workers brought in to finish the huge task.

It is a testament to all concerned, and the canal is still in full working order. Watch boats of all sizes pass along the canal as you enjoy a coffee or refreshment.

 

Awe-inspiring Glencoe    

 

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The Scottish Highlands with Scottish Guided Tours

 

             Explore Loch Ness on Cruise

 

Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh
Cruise boat on Loch Ness,

                                                                             

   Loch Ness Boat Trip 

 

You may wish to experience the vast waters of Loch Ness on a cruise. We can arrange this for you on the day, and it can definitely be a highlight of our visit to Loch Ness.

Leaving Loch Ness, we travel through the mountains and glens to the Cairngorm National Park. The largest of Scotlands two National parks and home the mighty Cairngorm Mountains, we enjoy a spectacular drive to Highland Perthshire.

 

                                                                                 

 Forth Rail Bridge

 

Our final stop is the Unesco protected and world-famous Scottish landmark of the Forth Rail Bridge on our return to Edinburgh. Opening in 1890, the bridge still carries all the rail traffic over the River Forth. One of 3 bridges covering the last three centuries and a great stop before the short drive back to our drop off location.

Forth Rail Bridge on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Forth Rail Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours as we return to Edinburgh

Scottish Guided Tours

Scotland is a land steeped in myth, legend and outstanding beauty. Breathtaking views, heartbreaking history and a landscape you will never forget.
  • 8:30 am Depart
  •  Doune Castle 
  • Callander Highland Village in heart of the Loch Lomond National Park.
  •  Glencoe
  • 12 noon Lunch
  • Ben Nevis photo stop
  • Glen Shiel
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Kyle of Lochalsh 
  • 17:30 Isle of Skye check in

Day 2

  • 09:00 a.m 
  • Mealt Falls
  • Old Man of Storr ( Walk option)
  • Kilt Rock
  • Quiraing ( Walk option)
  • 12:30 Uig ( Lunch)
  • Fairy Glen 
  • Neist Point Lighthouse 
  • 17:15 Return 

Day 3

  • 09:00 Depart
  • Skye Bridge
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • 12 Noon Loch Ness Boat Trip
  • Depart
  •  Highlland Perthshire ( Walk option)
  • Forth Rail Bridge
  • 18:00 Return
  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 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 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s overnight expenses.
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 
  • Guides Overnight Expenses

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. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

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 

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