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 (from 26th October 2024)
  • Dunkeld 


  • Passionate local Guide
  • 2 nights at the Deluxe B&B The Skye Inn, Portree (see accommodation tab)
  • Dundreggan Rewilding Centre (from 26th October 2024)
  • Foreign language audio guides available
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Limited Seats


DAY 1: Edinburgh - Isle of Skye 

Leaving Edinburgh in the morning, we travel through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. Our first stop is the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. We travel further north into the Highlands through the Great Glen. We stop at Fort Augustus, on the banks of Loch Ness for lunch with time to explore the shores and to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous 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 deluxe B&B.  (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 Cullin 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 the beautiful winter scenery.  Arrive back at the Skye Inn early evening with time to relax by the fire with a warming dram before dinner. (Overnight: Portree) 

DAY 3: Isle of Skye - Edinburgh

We head south via the Skye Bridge, through stunning glens and past the poignant Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Marvel at the atmospheric Glen Coe, a true showstopper of a landscape, and the wilds of the vast Rannoch Moor before journeying through Rob Roy country to hear about the rogue who turned to a hero. Soon, we cross back into the Lowlands and arrive in Edinburgh in the evening. 

Please note: from 26th October 2024, we will also visit Dundreggan Rewilding Centre on day 3. The order of the itinerary route is subject to change.


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Limited Seats


Departure point

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

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IMPORTANT NOTE: from 5th February 2024 onwards, all tours from Edinburgh will depart from 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

*Check-in staff will be wearing blue high visibility 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

Check-in closes at 7.45am for tour departure at 8.00am.

IMPORTANT NOTE: from 5th February 2024 onwards, this tour will depart at 7.45am. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.



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.