3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travelers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning Lochs and dramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub. Then there is the star of the show - the beautiful Isle of Skye.


Day 1: Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Pass By: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry KY11 1HP Scotland
View the iconic Forth Bridge while crossing over to the Kingdom of Fife

Stop At: Dunkeld, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Visit the quaint cathedral town of Dunkeld
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ness Region, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
We stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness with the opportunity to search for a glimpse of the legendary beast.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
Take in the sight of the most photographed castle in Scotland
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree in hostel with shared dorm accommodation

Day 2: Isle of Skye

Stop At: Sligachan Old Bridge, Sligachan IV47 8SW Scotland
Stop at various places on the Isle of Skye where your guide will recount the many myths and legends that come from the area
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Portree Harbour, Quay St, Portree IV51 9DE Scotland
Enjoy a lunch break in the main settlement of Portree
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
We explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges. There will be time for a walk if weather and conditions permit.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock, IV51 9JE Scotland
View the incredible coastal rock formations.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan IV55 8WF Scotland
The afternoon is spent exploring Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree in hostel with shared dorm accommodation

Day 3: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh

Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan Lodge A830 Rd, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland
View the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in Harry Potter.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Meeting of the Three Waters, Glencoe Village Scotland
Our route south takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in the James Bond - Skyfall movie and the scene of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Wallace Monument, Hillfoots Road Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF Scotland
We head to Stirling, the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before the Highlands change back to the Lowlands.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, Dundreggan Estate, Inverness IV63 7YJ Scotland
Learn about the rewilding efforts of the charity Trees for Life to restore Scotland's Caledonian Forest.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Minimum age is 18 years"
"If special assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Minimum drinking age is 18 years"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals."
"Not recommended for travelers with mobility concerns"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Start Time: 07:45 AM
Duration: 3 Days
Start location: Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • 2 nights dorm- shared accommodation (mixed dorms male & female sharing)
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dundreggan Rewilding Centre
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fees


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