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Loch Ness and Sky 3 Day Backpacker Tour
This tour lasts for 3 Days


A spectacular adventure through the Highlands and magical Isle of Skye with stunning scenery, incredible history and some unique and unforgettable experiences. Go monster hunting on Loch Ness, hike in one of the last great wildernesses of Europe, ride the train which inspired Harry Potter's 'Hogwarts Express', hear tales of Scotland’s bloody history and soak up the culture with a wee dram after a day’s exploring. There’s also the chance to get into some traditional Scottish music and dance at 


Our 3 Day Loch Ness  and Sky Backpacker tour is a 'wee gem'. Perfect for travellers 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 loch's, dramatic mountains and sampling the 'Water of Life' in a Highland whisky distillery. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub.

Then there's the star of the show, a whole day on the beautiful Isle of Skye exploring the windswept landscape and stunning coastline.



Tour starts 8.30am. We leave Scotland's capital crossing theForth Road Bridge and make our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with itsmighty Cathedral. Then onto a Highland whisky distillery to sample the ‘Waterof Life’ and discover how Scotland’s favourite tipple is made. Journeying onthrough Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length ofLoch Ness, searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Fort Augustus on theshores of Loch Ness is home for the night.



Today we explore the ‘winged isle’ or ‘Isle of Mist’ withits ruined castles, breath-taking scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod andMacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, we explore thewindswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges beforepassing the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle.



Leaving the Great Glen we pass under the shadowof Ben Nevis and our route south takes us through the stunning Glencoe (used asa backdrop in 'Skyfall' and the Harry Potter movies). We head past Stirling,scene of many of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars ofIndependence. We hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert theBruce before our return to Edinburgh approximately 5.00pm

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Visit a Highland whisky distillery

Be awestruck by stunning Glencoe

Overnight on the banks of Loch Ness

Take in the majestic beauty of Eilean Donan Castle

Discover the myths, legends and stunning scenery of the Isleof Skye

Party the night away in Morag’s Lodge, Loch Ness


  • Legendary local Guide
  • All transport
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 OPTIONS (which we will offer after you book)

  • Highland Whisky Distillery visit
  • Loch Ness cruise (summer only)
  • Hostel Accommodation

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