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3-Day Isle of Skye and Black Isle Tour

Tour the Highlands for three days, stopping at Glencoe, Loch Ness, and Stirling Castle. Stay in Inverness for two nights. Drive through the stunning Cairngorm National Park and attend a historical village of Dunkeld and explore Black Isle's brilliant landmarks, such as the Trotternish Peninsula, Portree, Quiraing, the Cuillin Mountains, the Old Man Storr and Kilt Rock.
72 hours
Group size up to 30 persons
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What is included in activity
Driver and tour guide
Guided 3-day tour
Air-conditioned minicoach
What is not included
Meals and drinks unless specified
2 nights overnight accommodation in Inverness (see 'Know before you go' for details)

Take a three-day tour of the Scottish Highlands with a guide and see popular spots like Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye. Spend two nights in Inverness and talk to your guide about the history of this lush region.

Day 1:

We will make a stop at the enigmatic Kelpies on our first short drive north from Edinburgh. Your driver will tell you everything you need to know about the largest outdoor artwork in Scotland, which features mythical creatures from Scottish folklore. After that, we'll continue our journey and come upon Stirling Castle. Learn about Robert the Bruce and William Wallace from your tour guide and be inspired. Your tour guide will tell you about the remarkable tribal clan history of the Highlands as you travel north into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and take in the stunning scenery. Learn about the tragic past of Glencoe, Scotland's most famous valley, as you admire it and admire it. Take in the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct before traveling north to the southern banks of Loch Ness to capture Nessie, the infamous monster! Stop for photographs of Urquhart Palace prior to showing up in Inverness, the Capital of the High countries, where you'll remain for 2 evenings, browsing a neighborhood guesthouse, inn, or inn.

Day 2:

After breakfast, leave Inverness and travel to the Black Isle via the Kessock Bridge, where you can take in the stunning scenery of Loch Carron and Achnasheen. When you arrive on the Isle of Skye, head north to see the island's highlights, such as; the famous Quiraing, the Cuillin Mountains, the Old Man Storr, the Trotternish Peninsula, Portree and Kilt Rock. Stop for pictures of "Eilean Donan Castle" Scotland's most beautiful castle, late in the afternoon. This castle, which served as the setting for numerous well-known movies like "Highlander" and "Made of Honor," is another must-see iconic landmark! After that, you'll drive through Glen Shiel and back to Inverness, where you'll spend your final night. In the evening, go to a Highland Pub to eat traditional Scottish fare and drink some Scotch whisky or beer while listening to some local musicians play.

Day 3:

Pay a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then the "Clava Cairns," which are incredible standing stones from the Bronze Age that are 4,000 years old and were the site of the final Jacobite Rising. Make a pit stop at the Highland Folk Museum on your way south. You can live highland life in the 17th century here. Check out the clothing and weapons, the buildings, and the way people lived 300 years ago. Drive through the stunning Cairngorm National Park next. Before going to Dunkeld, a historic village on the banks of the powerful River Tay, you will have the chance to taste Scotch Whiskey. You'll cross the renowned Forth Bridges on your way back to Edinburgh. The anticipated time of return to Edinburgh is around 6:30 p.m.

Important Information:

  1. There is no accommodation included.
  2. You need to stay in Inverness for two nights. Please use the city center dropoff/meetup point at 26 Queensgate, Inverness IV1 1DJ to reference local accommodations to book. The provider can also send you a list of local places to stay.
  3. The activity provider strongly recommends that you book accommodations with a flexible cancellation policy in the event that the minimum number of passengers required for the tour is not met.
  4. You may bring a piece of larger luggage that can weigh up to 15 kg per person but does not need to adhere to specific dimensions. 
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What places you will see

Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Deacons' House Cafe

How long your tour will be
3 days, 2 nights
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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
897 reviews
Martha D.
Great trip, great guide, amazing scenery. So much to see and do in the Highlands and on the Isle of Skye that 3 days only allows brief stops at many places, but amazing places they were! Wouldn't hesitate to return and I'd be happy to use the same tour company again!
about 17 hours ago
Zachary E.
Rose the Perfect Guide! Although there is nothing perfect in this mortal world, Rose is an exception. She is a textbook example of how a guide should be; she was kind, considerate, and upbeat. I am astonished by her storytelling skills; she made it so enjoyable that I am sure nobody on the bus dozed off even for a minute. The tour was one of the few experiences I would remember for a long, long time; it was a perfect blend of sightseeing, history, cultural stories, and fun! If you are visiting Scotland for the first time, I would highly recommend doing this three-day tour to experience the highlands and Isle of Sky.
9 days ago
Lyle J.
The Experience was Phenomenal Marty was our Driver. So Kind, Passionate with an Absolute love for Scotland and the job to guide tourists to all the Beautiful Locations at hand. The Scenic beautiful sites and history are truly worth knowing about and experiencing first hand. Everything about this tour was beautiful and The Scots Sense of Humour Is hillarious. I would highly recommend this tour. Thanks to Marty the Scottish King
11 days ago
Myles W.
John was the best tour guide! He is an incredible story teller, has an awesome playlist, excellent sense of humor, and extremely knowledgeable about Scotland. We were laughing within seconds of getting on the bus. It was the best three day trip. John is very helpful and a skilled bus driver too. I wish all my subsequent tours had been with John as well. #hairycoojohn The real king of the north. I loved the kilts. You set the bar high Sir. I’m so glad my first visit to Scotland and the highlands was with the best Scott.
12 days ago
Daniel W.
This was a wonderful experience and people who come to visit Scotland should definitely take the hairyCoo three day tour with Brian Smith. You will be totally entertained and feel comfortable by his stories and knowledge about Scotland. He did a wonderful job showing us great spots in the Highlands.
13 days ago
Zac M.
Please opt for Brian Smith, the best and the most entertaining tour guide. I enjoyed the tour most because of him. The tour has selected the best of places in the Highlands and Isle of Skye. No time is wasted and you get to cover as many places as possible. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
14 days ago
Hudson K.
I had this 3 day tour back in early July. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. As the only solo traveller on this trip I was offered the seat right at the front, allowing me to see more of the stunning views from there and back down. Each day was amazing and there was so much to see. The Scottish Highlands are truly a stunning part of the world. Our tour guide was Rose, who is an absolute phenomenon at storytelling and a PRO at driving, who made us all feel at ease on those narrow roads! I cannot recommend this trip enough! I'm already planning to A massive thank you to Rose! And to the Hairy Coo company for this amazing, unforgettable experience!
16 days ago
David M.
Even though I normally don't like tours, this one was superb! Rose is a fantastic storyteller--very well read, knowledgeable and articulate. She will make you want to read up on Scottish history and Celtic myths. She catered to everyone's needs and made the whole experience extremely interesting. She took us to very nice stops with good food on the way. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in an unforgettable travel experience! Bravo, Rose!!!
23 days ago
Milo O.
It was FANTASTIC! Wear comfortable shoes (I bought sneakers with memory foam and it was a BLESSING) and dress warm (bring a sweater and a jacket; Isle of Skye is pretty chilly and you will see some FANTASTIC scenery throughout the trip, but a lot of it is at the top of hills and the wind isn't very forgiving) and you will enjoy yourself immensely! And if you can, request Brian Smith as your guide; you will NOT regret it. He will keep you so entertained that you will be sad when the trip is over. Genuinely friendly and hilarious; a perfect example of what I was hoping for in a Scottish man/guide =) As a proud lover of warm weather (and the U.S....most days), only Brian could have me strongly considering moving to Scotland. (I hope you are reading this Brian! It's Princess, and I wrote that last part just for you. =) )
26 days ago
Madison M.
Steven and Tony were a phenomenal duo for this tour. Either one of them would have made this a memorable experience, and I will be sure to recommend The Hair Coo to anyone I know is coming to Scotland. If I only had three days here, none of it would feel wasted if all I did was the three day tour. There's just so much to experience between Stevens stories, the sites to visit, and the towns to explore.
about 1 month ago
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