Winter Highlands & The Isle of Skye


Trip Info


Winter is a magical time to experience Scotland’s stunning scenery and warm hospitality. Think snow-capped mountains and cosy nights sitting by the fire with a wee dram in hand. We’ll journey through spectacular Highland landscapes and over to the Isle of Skye, famous for its outstanding natural beauty and ancient myths and legends. Spend two nights at The Skye Inn Portree – a deluxe B&B with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.


  • Stunning Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness
  • Glen Coe 
  • Eilean Donan Castle 
  • Dundreggan Rewilding Centre
  • Dunkeld 


  • Passionate Local Guide
  • 2 Nights at the Deluxe B&B The Skye Inn, Portree (see accommodation tab)
  • Dundreggan Rewilding Centre (Make Travel Matter® Experience)
  • Foreign Language Audio Guides Available
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DAY 1: Edinburgh - Isle of Skye 

Leaving Edinburgh in the morning, we travel west, making our first stop at the impressive Kelpies, renowned as the largest equine sculptures on the globe. We travel further north through the Trossachs and over the wintry expanse of the wild Rannoch Moor. Marvel at the atmospheric Glen Coe, a true showstopper of a landscape during this time of year, before stopping at the Highland town of Fort William for lunch. The journey continues through the mountains to the mystical Isle of Skye past spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is on the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’ at the warm and friendly deluxe B&B The Skye Inn Portree.  (Overnight: Portree)

DAY 2: Isle of Skye 

We set off early and make the most of the winter daylight to explore the magical Isle of Skye. Highlights include the jagged Cuillin Mountains, the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland while taking in Isle of Skye’s rugged winter wonderland.  We arrive back at The Skye Inn early evening with time to relax by the fire in the Grand Room with a warming dram before dinner. (Overnight: Portree)

DAY 3: Isle of Skye - Edinburgh

We head south via the Skye Bridge and continue through majestic Glen Shiel to the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, located in the heart of the Highlands. Here, we learn about the charity Trees for Life and their inspiring mission to restore Scotland’s ancient native woodlands. Our journey then takes us to the shores of monstrous Loch Ness, where we’ll stop in the charming village of Fort Augustus. Explore the lochside and then find a cosy inn for lunch.  We travel further south, where quiet roads give way to serene Highland winter landscapes of the Great Glen. Our next stop is the quaint village of Dunkeld. Grab a warming tea and scone from the local bakery before taking a stroll by the village’s beautiful River Tay. Before our winter tour concludes, we cross the River Forth and marvel at the engineering wonders that are the three Forth Bridges.

The order of this route is subject to change.


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Limited Seats


Departure point


60 High Street (The Royal Mile)





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Departure Time

Check-in closes at 7.30am for tour departure at 7.45am

We are unable to hold the bus or refund for any late arrivals. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time

Tour returns at 6.00pm.



Deluxe Bed & Breakfast (B&B) At The Skye Inn* 

The Grand Room at The Skye Inn

Deluxe B&B accommodation and a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast each morning is included in the tour price.

Located in the heart of the beautiful town of Portree, The Skye Inn* offers the warmest of Highland welcomes, ensuring a relaxed and personal atmosphere - making you feel right at home! Enjoy an optional fine dinner in the evenings or cosy up at the bar in the Grand Room. During colder weather, a crackling open fire adds to the relaxing atmosphere to wind down after a busy day of exploring.

Please note that The Skye Inn* is a pet-friendly establishment. Although pets are not permitted on our tours, there may be other guests with dogs in shared areas like the reception and Grand Room during your stay. 

* The accommodation you will be staying in may be subject to change.



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.

One room with one bed suitable for one adult.

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