Posted by: StonehengeNews | September 24, 2012

Seductive Isle of Skye and Highlands 3 Days Backpacker Tour

Tour Information

  • This is an over 17’s Budget Backpackers Type Tour
  • Sorry no children on this one but we do also offer excellent family tours see related products below
  • Adults from £115, Students from £109
  • Average age group 18-35, no upper age limit if young at heart
  • All prices are pound sterling and do not include accommodation costs
  • Departs
  • Summer Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s
  • Winter Monday’s and Friday’s
  • Departs from and returns to Edinburgh

HighlightsScotland Backpacker Tours

Small Group Tour of maximum 16 passengers

Great scenic tour to take in the Winter

Glencoe and the Weeping Glen site of 1692 massacre

On the hunt for the monster at famous Loch Ness

Delight at the enchanting and stunning Eilean Donan Castle

Be seduced by the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Culloden Battlefield


This tour is perfect for those with limited time who want to pack in a wealth of Scottish life, Isles, stunning scenery, castles, lochs, battlefields and so much more.  See all the best stuff of Scotland: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs anddramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub.

The price covers all transport and legendary local Guide to lead the way. We also reserve all on tour accommodation so a bed is guaranteed. This is paid for on arrival at each hostel. Prices are approximately £18 to £23 per night.

We believe in choice and so do not operate a restrictive kitty system, We recognise everyone has their own likes and dislikes so accommodation and meals are not included allowing you to keep your options open. There are self catering facilities at all the hostels we use.


Day 1:

Edinburgh to Loch Ness We leave Scotland’s capital and head past the capital of Stirling, home to legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and scene of many of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Our route north takes us through dramatic Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’ and site of the massacre of 1692. Continuing north to the Great Glen and under the shadow of Ben Nevis we arrive at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness.

Day 2:

Isle of Skye Today we explore the ‘winged isle’ or ‘Isle of Mist’ with its ruined castles, awesome scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, hear tales abound with faeries and fights, we explore the windswept landscape and brooding Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges. There is also the chance for a hike through this stunning environment before we return to the mainland past the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle.

Day 3:

Loch Ness to Edinburgh We follow the entire length of Loch Ness, searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Journeying on through Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we head for the sweeping and eerie Culloden Moor, sight of the defeat of Bonne Prince Charlie’s Jacobite uprising. Heading south we make our way to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral and through Macbeth country before crossing the Forth Road Bridge and our return to Edinburgh.

Additional Information 


We are not tied exclusively to any hostel chain so are free to select the very best hostels. We choose places packed full of character, everything from rustic cottages and farms to castles and country houses. We only use top quality independent and Youth Hostel Association hostels, mostly rated 3 and 4 stars.

We guarantee dorm bed accommodation on all our trips. Private rooms are available on request at extra cost. All hostels have great facilities, provide free linen, (you don’t need a sleeping bag), have top quality self-catering kitchens, security,laundry facilities and comply with stringent safety regulations.

Are there any age restrictions?

This is a leading youth travel tour operator in Scotland so the majority of our passengers are in the 18 to 35 age bracket and our style of travel reflects this. The minimum age on all tours is 17. There is no maximum age. As long as you are reasonably fit, young at heart and have a good sense of fun, we are sure you will have a fantastic time!

Single Travellers

Whilst we regularly get couples and friends travelling together, every tour has loads of people travelling on their own anddown to our style of travel, you’ll get to know everyone soon enough!

Free time

Go monster spotting on a Loch Ness cruise (summer only)

Party the night away in Morags Lodge

Tuck into some haggis (just don’t ask what it’s made from!)

Try whisky at an optional Highland distillery visit


Your legendary local Guide

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