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The Skye High Tour

Trip Type: Backpacker Tour
Tour Cost: $205 ($195 students)
Departs from: Edinburgh
Duration: 3 days

Tags: $500 or less Tours, 2-3 days, England & Scotland Tours, Haggis Adventures, Small Group Tour

Probably the most popular backpacker adventure in Scotland! An ideal budget tour for those short of time who really want to discover the magic of the Scottish Highlands. Experience fantastic overnight destinations on the shores of Loch Ness. You'll only stay in the best - all accommodation on this tour is in VisitScotland approved 3 and 4 star hostel dorms - Experience the difference with Haggis!

Get out there - deep into the magnificent mountains, remote lochs and glens and experience the fascinating history and culture. A fantastic action packed three days in the awesome Highlands and Isle of Skye exploring Loch Ness, Glencoe and the wild west coast.

Day: 1 | Location: Edinburgh To Loch Ness

Leave Scotland's capital and head to Stirling, home to legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and scene of many of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles. The route north takes the tour through the dramatic & inspiring Glencoe, and if weather permits you may well take one of Haggis' legendary ‘wee walks’, before heading for Fort William - in the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain). Travelling through the Great Glen you'll head for Fort Augustus. Staying on the banks of Loch Ness, in Fort Augustus tonight you will discover a bit more of Highland history and culture, before trying to entice Nessie out for a wee dram!

Day: 2 | Location: Loch Ness to Isle of Skye

Today explore the magical Isle of Skye. Ruined castles, awesome scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and legends, hear all about the Faeries and the Selkies, and local characters who have contributed to the rich history of this magical island. Quite simply unmissable! Your overnight destination is at a legendary 4 star hostel Morag's Lodge on the banks of Loch Ness with the best showers in the Highlands!

Day: 3 | Location: Loch Ness to Edinburgh

Before heading south en route for Edinburgh, the group will follow the entire length of Loch Ness, searching for a priceless glimpse of the legendary beast. Pass through Inverness, capital of the Highlands, and head for brooding Culloden Moor, sight of the defeat of Bonne Prince Charlie’s Jacobite uprising. After a bite to eat and perhaps another ‘wee walk’, you'll head south past Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Perth (amongst other things) before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 5.30pm. – An action packed fun filled and unforgettable 3 days!

Departs most Mondays & Fridays ALL YEAR!
(Extra departures on Saturdays & Wednesdays during spring and summer months)
Overnight stops may vary!
TOUR CHECK- IN: 08.30am

What’s included?

An unforgettable adventure with like-minded travellers, transport, including all ferries and a legendary tour guide!

What’s not included?

Meals and entrance fees are not included allowing you to keep your options open. We book accommodation for you in hostel dorms and all you have to do is pay for this when you arrive at the hostel. This usually costs between £15-£20 per person per night.

Join our award-winning tours and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!

We've only ever had one aim - to provide the best possible adventures in Scotland, England & Wales for independent travellers! Every member of our team shares our passion for their country and travel, have travelled extensively themselves and know what it's really like to travel on a budget. To our team, travel is not a job - it's our passion. While others work to live - we live to travel!

We’re fanatical about making sure that every day, every single HAGGiS trip is the best we've ever run. We passionately believe our country is magnificent - it's our mission to help you love it like we do!

PASSIONATE team: We're proud that over the years our team has earned a reputation for being the best in the world - the experts! Perhaps that's why more travellers trust us with their precious travel time than any other backpacker travel company in Europe.

LEGENDARY crew: This might be your first visit to the UK and we are determined to make it so good, it won’t be your last! Therefore, it's important that the people who know it best show you around - the locals. Our guides are all young, superbly trained, highly entertaining, local characters with a knowledge and understanding of our country that is second to none. Widely recognised as the best trained, and world renowned for their professionalism these guys are the best there are!

GORGEOUS vehicles: Our distinctive yellow buses are welcomed throughout the Highlands. Just because you're travelling on a budget doesn't mean you have to compromise on safety or comfort. That's why we use Mercedes Benz midi-coaches, the latest models custom-built for touring. Famously yellow and named after our legendary crew, our buses all have eco-friendly (low-emission) engines, BIG windows, BIG sound systems and are ideally suited for your comfort. Perfect for that legendary HAGGiS atmosphere!

FANTASTIC reliability: HAGGiS Adventures are renowned for their reliability; after all, if we booked a tour we'd expect it to run too. Especially if you have travelled from the other side of the world! We do NOT operate a minimum numbers policy so once you book you will travel - guaranteed! Since 1993, the year we started, we have never EVER cancelled a tour!

AWESOME reputation: 15 years experience - HAGGiS is the longest running backpacker tour company in the UK and thousands of people have experienced our commitment to quality in that time. Don't just take our word for it. Over 99% of our passengers recommend us. We are also proud to have had some of our achievements recognised officially. We have numerous awards and our tours are rated as 5 stars by VisitScotland; see our AWARDS section.

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Tour Highlights

  • Go monster spotting and spend the night at Loch Ness
  • Discover the magical Isle of Skye
  • Explore the haunting beauty of Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre
  • View the stunning Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich
  • Hear the bloody history of the clans, try on traditional Highland dress and see their weapons
  • Taste some Haggis, washed down with a dram of whisky or Heather Ale
  • The Skye High tour is a fantastic introduction to Scotland, offering a real flavour of our magnificent country that will leave you desperate to return and discover more.

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