Loch Ness & Isle of Skye


Trip Info


Head to the far north and west of Scotland to discover some of our country’s most fascinating sights. Encounter iconic gems like beautiful Eilean Donan Castle, dramatic Glen Coe and famous Loch Ness, all part of the Highland's rich heritage and spellbinding beauty. 

Combine a visit to the breath-taking Isle of Skye with whisky tasting and ancient myths and legends; an authentic Scottish experience not to be missed!


  • Dunkeld
  • Highland Folk Museum
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Clava Cairns
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Old Man of Storr
  • Kilt Rock
  • Ben Nevis
  • Glen Coe
  • The Kelpies


  • Passionate Local Guide
  • 2 nights B&B Accommodation (see accommodation tab)
  • Whisky experience

Looking for a more budget friendly option? HAGGiS Adventures our sister company is the Wild Child of Scottish Adventures and offer backpacker tours with hostel shared-dorm accommodation. 

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DAY 1: Edinburgh to Loch Ness

We depart Edinburgh at 8.30am and cross the Forth Road Bridge on our way to picturesque Dunkeld with its historic Cathedral. We stop at the Highland Folk Museum to step back in time and experience life in the Highlands from 1700s to the 1950s. Learn the fascinating story that inspired Outlander at Culloden Battlefield and embark on your own journey through the stones at Clava Cairns. Continuing on through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch Ness for a glimpse of the mysterious creature “Nessie”. Our home for the night is the quaint village of Fort Augustus where you can relax by the shores of Loch Ness or visit a local pub for a hot drink or something stronger. (Overnight: Fort Augustus)

DAY 2: Isle of Skye

Today we have time to explore Isle of Skye, famously known as the ‘Misty Isle’: a must-see destination that will make you fall in love with Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. Expect ancient castles, breath-taking views, and faerie stories aplenty. Home to the famous MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, your Guide will recount Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. 

We journey along stunning coastlines and drive through dramatic mountain ranges, including the striking Cuillin Mountains, Old Man of Storr, and Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall. We pass iconic Eilean Donan Castle, said to be the most photographed castle in Scotland, before arriving back to Fort Augustus for the night. (Overnight: Fort Augustus)


DAY 3: Loch Ness to Edinburgh

Leaving the Great Glen, we bid farewell to Loch Ness and pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Our journey takes us south through the awe-inspiring landscape of Glen Coe, a scenic landmark of history, wildlife, and myth. Used as a backdrop in Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies, Glen Coe is often recalled as Scotland’s most famous glen. 

Drive through one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe when we cross the Rannoch Moor, a vast stretch of land that will reveal a little more of Scotland’s diverse terrain. Heading past Stirling, we visit the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous battles in the Wars of Independence and hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. We make our final stop at the majestic Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures, designed by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. After a fabulous three-day adventure, we arrive back to Edinburgh at approximately 5.00pm.


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Departure and drop off point

Edinburgh Bus Station (inside, Gate J*)
St. Andrew Square 
EH1 3DQ  

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PLEASE NOTE: from 5 February 2024, we will no longer depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. Our departure point will be from a city centre location. We will contact you via email and confirm the new departure point before your tour.

*departure gate subject to change. Please refer to the departure screens inside Edinburgh Bus Station for gate info. Check-in staff will be wearing high vis vests to greet you.
Edinburgh Bus Station can be accessed through two entrances: St Andrew Square and Elder Street. Please refer to the image below.

Edinburgh Bus Station Entrance Map

Departure Time

Tour departs at 08:30am, check-in starts at 8:15am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.00pm


3* Bed & Breakfast (B&B) / Guest House

In most cases you are staying in a B&B (Bed and Breakfast), which is renowned for offering visitors a warm Highland welcome. Most B&Bs offer a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast and is included in the price. On occasion, you are staying with a family who let out rooms in their home to visitors, giving you the opportunity of experiencing Scotland in a more authentic way. B&B’s and guest houses are both generally located within one mile of the centre of town, although during peak season, this distance may be slightly further.


Twin Room
One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room
One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

Family 3
One room with two separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and one bed suitable for one adult/child.

Family 4
One room with three separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and two separate beds suitable for one adult/child in each.


Accessibility and Facilities
For more information, see our Accessibility Statement.