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Isle of Skye 4 Day Tour
From Edinburgh or Glasgow



4 Days

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Isle of Skye

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Tour Type


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Group Size

Up To 8

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We always hear when guests finish the Isle of Skye 3 day tour they wish they had longer on Skye so we wanted to offer this 4 day tour with two days spent on Skye. 

This 3 night 4 day tour gives you more time to visit extra locations on Skye such as the scenic Elgol with an option for a boat trip on the truly beautiful Loch Coruisk or the option to drive along the Sleat peninsular dubbed the "garden of Skye" & ancestry home of the Clan Macdonald. With its ancient history and lesser known castles this area is great and often not as busy as the popular North of Skye. 

Not only do we still get to visit highlights such as the Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Kilt Rock, & Fairy Glen it also gives you time to visit both Neist Point & the Fairy Pools which usually isn't possible on the 3 day tour. 

It is also popular with those who prefer a more leisurely approach to visiting Skye and may want to spend more time at certain locations, enjoy more hiking or possibly a whisky distillery or two!


Just like the 3 day tour we still have the benefit of driving up through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Glencoe & Glenfinnan Viaduct and driving back via Loch Ness and the Cairngorms National Park enjoying a more varied itinerary to and from the Lowlands. 

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Itinerary Highlights

Total Duration: 3 Days

Day 1 : Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Inverlochy Castle Ruins


Day 2 : Isle of Skye Full Day Tour - History, Whisky & Fairy Folklore

Day 3 : Isle of Skye Full Day Tour - History, Whisky, Fairy Folklore


Day 4 : Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Cairngorm National Park & Highland Perthshire

Route Map

Tour Information

Tour Information

​Departure & Return

Tour will start at chosen pick up location (Please inform us when booking, we can pick up anywhere in Edinburgh or Glasgow and offer a hotel pick up service or if you would want to start/end the tour at one of the main airports this is often a popular option. 

*This can be changed to anywhere in Scotland if you get in touch to find out if available (surcharge may apply)

Check In 0800

Departs 0815

End Time (1900) Approx

**These can be changed by request although this is the recommended start time

What to bring


It is recommended to pack suitable footwear for hiking, waterproof clothing, umbrella, suncream and midge spray (insect repellent). We can get all 4 seasons in one day in Scotland!

Child Seat Regulations

Due to insurance policies we regret we do not carry children under the age of 2. Children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

What's Included

  • Experienced Driver Guide

  • Private use of our luxury Minivan

  • Dual Air Conditioned Vehicle

  • Fuel, Taxes & Parking Fees

  • Driver Overnight Expenses

  • Dram of fine Scottish Single Malt Whisky 

  • Bottled Scottish Water 

What's Not Included 

  • Travellers Accommodation (Do not book the tour online until you have booked tour accommodation & confirmed with us) 

  • Entry to Visitor Attractions 

  • Meals 

Accommodation on Tour

We can assist booking accommodation but can not  take payment so this would be need to be booked independently. We request guests to book overnight accommodation in the village of Kyleakin or within a 10 mile radius. This includes the villages of Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara, Plockton on the mainland Broadford, Breakish and Kyleakin on Skye. 

*Get in touch if you would like to book out of this area, this may incur extra cost and possibly impact the itinerary 


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation 14 days before departure date a full refund will be given minus the 20% non-refundable deposit.

Full T&C's can be found here

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary 

Day 1 The tour will start at your chosen pick-up destination or designated pick-up point. Edinburgh Departures We will leave Edinburgh and drive towards our first stop, Callander, a small town situated on the River Teith, a little over an hour away. The town serves as the eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park; Scotland’s first National Park. This can be a great location to pick up lunch for later or get a morning coffee and cake/pastry. On the way towards Callander we will pass Stirling Castle & the Wallace Monument. This area is steeped in history and played huge roles in shaping early Scotland. Leaving Callander, we stop 5 minutes later to visit some Highland Cows and get an iconic photo of our famous residents. Just another short drive to our next stop which takes in a beautiful freshwater loch called Loch Lubnaig and we may possibly see some wild water swimmers brave the chilly but inviting clear waters. We will then drive west toward the famous A82 road which will take us towards Glencoe. Glasgow Departures Leaving Glasgow, we drive towards Loch Lomond entering the National Park, just after passing the town of Balloch. We will drive over the River Clyde where you will learn how important this river was in shaping Scotland’s biggest city. Passing through the historic town of Dumbarton your guide will point out Dumbarton Castle and tell you about William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, who both stayed in the Castle. This town was the seat of power in the area until Vikings laid siege here in 870AD. Arriving at the beautiful conservation village of Luss, which sits on the “bonnie’ banks of Loch Lomond. You will have some time to take in the small village and walk down to the Loch to take in some of the best views found in the area. Your guide will tell you about Luss Parish Church built on the grounds of the ancient cemetery that dates back to the 7th century and even has a Viking Hogback gravestone estimated to be from the 11th century. The village was also the setting for a local TV series called Take the High Road. The Grade B listed cottages which give the village its character was left over from the workers of local slate quarries. Both Edinburgh & Glasgow Departures (The route will now be on the same itinerary until the tour ends.) We will then make our way out of the National Park, following the old drover’s route, and onto to the desolate wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Not long after this the majestic beauty of Glencoe will welcome us and we will make various stops through this mesmerising landscape. You may want to hear stories about Jacobites and the infamous Glencoe Massacre that took place in 1692 (inspiration for the Game of Thrones episode “Red Wedding”) or you might just want to enjoy the views and learn about the geology of the area. Highlights in this area include Buachaille Etive Mor (Scotland’s most photographed Mountain), The Three Sisters of Glencoe, and Loch Achtriochtan. Filming locations here include James Bond Skyfall, Highlander, Outlander and many more! Lunch can be taken in the area and if you preferred a sit-down type of lunch your guide can go through some options. (We recommend picking lunch up in the previous stop to make more time for extra stops in Glencoe, but this is entirely down to your preference). Continuing out of this area, we will drive along Loch Linnhe and up through the Great Glen towards Fort William where you will see the ruins of the old Fort and time permitting stop at the Old Inverlochy Castle ruins before making our way to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. This was the site of the start of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard. It has more recently gained fame through the Harry Potter movies and is a must see for any Potter fan. If time permits, we may even see the Jacobite steam train (AKA Hogwarts Express) passing over the viaduct; which is a highlight for many. We will then drive back towards Fort William to take us up to the Isle of Skye. The road back to Fort William offers the best views of Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain). On the way up to Skye we will enjoy some more spectacular scenery passing through the Glens of Garry, Clunie and Shiel; passing the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Eventually we reach the Skye Bridge where we will cross “over the sea to Skye” Day 2 This day the itinerary can be made around what you really want to see the most. You can inform us when you book what you would like to see on Skye, or you can decide on the day and inform your guide. Please bear in mind that Skye is a big island and not all locations can be visited in 1 day (if you wanted to visit most locations, we advise booking the 4 day tour or longer if possible). Your guide will collect you at your accommodation at an agreed time of your choosing (we would recommend no later than 0900). If following our most popular route our first stop will be at Sligachan Old Bridge. This has some wonderful views of Skye’s famous Red & Black Cuillin hills. The old bridge gives an iconic view of the black hills in the background, which makes for a great photograph. From Sligachan you may wish to visit the Fairy Pools and Talisker Whisky Distillery (tours must be booked in advance) or make the longer drive out to Neist Point Lighthouse and maybe visit Skye Weavers in Glendale. Lunch can be in the picturesque town of Portree, Skye’s capital, before going around the Jurassic landscape of the Trotternish Peninsula. This landscape was formed over 300 million years ago when soft and hard lava set over a Jurassic sediment giving it its’ strange but beautiful rock formations. Highlights here can include views of the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Kilt Rock, The Quiraing, Duntulm Castle and Fairy Glen. Time spent on this peninsular is down to your preferences. You might want to visit the museum of Island Life which is a preserved township of cottages each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions the people of Skye would have lived in during and before the 19th Century. Also, beside the museum is the famous Kilmuir cemetery which is the resting place of the late Lady Flora Macdonald, who famously helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape "over the sea to Skye", as well as the famous fashion designer Lee Alexander. We conclude the day with a visit to the ferry port of Uig, the gateway to the Outer Hebrides, which is also home to the Isle of Skye Brewery. Day 3 With the extra day on Skye this is entirely up to the group what we do with this day. It could be spent slowing down the pace of day 3 and visiting sites and attractions that were missed the day before or you might want to visit other locations like Elgol and do a boat trip to visit what could be one of the most beautiful Lochs in Scotland, Loch Coruisk. (Only accessed with a boat trip from Elgol. Please see Misty Isle Boat trips in attractions section). You may want to visit the peninsular of Sleat, home to Clan Macdonald and visit Knock Castle ruins which sits just behind Toraphaig Whisky Distillery, Skye’s newest whisky distillery which is only just over 5 years old. Dun Scaith Castle ruins are impressive as well and can offer great views over to Glasnakille which sits on the coast not far from the clearance villages of Suisnish & Boreraig. This is a little off the beaten track but worth it to enjoy the ruins but also the views which on a good day looks over to the Black Cuillin Mountains. Other options could include a visit SkyeSkyns a local tannery in the north of the island in Waternish and maybe visit Trumpan Church Ruins which is nearby. This is a site with some dark history to go along with it. Coral Beach is in this area as well and could be added on to the visit of Waternish. Day 4 We will leave the island via the Skye Bridge. From the bridge we will head back along the A87 towards Eilean Donan Castle. (The most photographed castle in Scotland) You will have the option and time to enter the castle or if preferred we can visit various vantage points to capture some great photos of the castle. We then drive towards Loch Ness. Time permitting, we always recommend a stop at ‘Chocolates of Glenshiel’ on the way which was founded by Finlay Macdonald when he was 16 years old and has gone on to win many awards; and even provides to Selfridges in London. You may see how they make the chocolate through the viewing window in the café. We arrive in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus (one of 3 Forts built during the Jacobite rebellions). You will have the option to do a boat cruise on Loch Ness; world famous due to its underwater resident – Nessie! Or just tour the town and grab some lunch. After enjoying Loch Ness, we will then make our way back down the Great Glen heading south with some photo stops along the way. Capturing the Nevis Mountain Range and Grey Corries from the Commando Memorial, just outside of Spean Bridge. The drive will then take us East across the Grampian Mountains, along Loch Laggan, which has been the site for several film sets. Continuing into the Cairngorm National Park (the biggest national park in the United Kingdom), we will pass ‘Dalwhinnie’ - Scotland’s highest Whisky Distillery at 1200ft above sea level. The road then joins the main artery connecting the Highlands to the Lowlands - the A9. Arriving at Perthshire there will be an option to stop in one of the Highland towns of either Pitlochry or Dunked, before entering back into the hustle and bustle of the Lowlands and finishing up at your chosen drop off location.



Below we have added links to some of the attractions & sites that can be visited on this tour that have websites. 

Please visit attractions websites for up to date prices and availabilities. If doing the cruise on Loch Ness book direct with your guide on tour as we can access tour times that are not available online.This can be done on the day of visiting Loch Ness. 


Castles can be booked on the day at the gate. 

Any whisky distillery tours must be booked in advance as these sell out far in advance although we can still visit distillery visitor centres for tastings and access distillery only release whiskies. 

Please Note: Some attractions will be closed through the winter months ( December - March)


Isle of Skye 4 Day Tour FAQ's


Our FAQ's can be found here but FAQ's specific to this tour are below:

Is the tour customisable to change the itinarary? Yes to a certain level this tour can be customised. The rate charged for this tour is based on the route taken, length of each day & overnight location. The route on Skye is fully cistomisable and we can visit any locations that will fit into the day. The route to and from Skye is standard for this tour but you can make extra stops or change stop locations along the way just let us know eiether on the day or before the tour starts. (Route map can assist)

How much luggage can I bring on tour? Although our vehicles are spacious we need to know how much luggage will be brought onboard prior to the start of the tour. We can usually fit in 4 large cases and 4 small carry on cases. or 8 small sized carry on cases and 8 small rucksacks. Please get in touch for more information

How do we arrange our accomodation? Accomodation must be booked indepentantly which we can assist with. Please get in touch and we can send reccomendations. We also advise booking as early as possible as accomodation on Skye can be limited and often not possible to booklast minute.

Where do we stay whilst on tour? We use the village of Kyleakin for our overnights on Skye. We request travellers book here or within a 10 mile radius either Broadford, Plockton or Balmacara. We can send out more information on request. Please get in touch for any assitistence.

Can we book our accomodation outwith the requested area? Yes of course - please get in touch for more information. This may add extra cost to the tour or itinarary might need adjusted to fit in the extra travelling time.

Where will we eat after the tour finishes each day? When booking accommodation please ensure there are adequate facilities nearby. If staying in the bigger towns like Portree Broadford or Kyleakin we always advise making dinner reserations as restaurants are full very early and dining options can be limited.

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