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  • Portree
  • Skye Bridge
  • Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Ness, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Portree, Glen Carron and Achnasheen

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1 day tour from £55

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
21 March to 8 May, 2016
02 to 16 October, 2016
Daily
9 May to 30 September, 2016

Saturday
26 March, 2016 only


Adult Price from 55
Child Price from 52

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Tour Summary

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. On this wonderful tour well experience the very best of the Magical Isle.

Our tour starts with a drive along the full length of Loch Ness. Tour through dramatic Glen Shiel to see the Five Sisters mountain range before taking time out to visit beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Cross over the sea to Skye to enjoy spectacular views of the Cuillin Hills and to visit Portree, the main town on the island. Return to the mainland and tour through dramatic Glen Carron before returning to Inverness by Achnasheen and the Black Isle.

Tour features

  • Visit Glen Shiel, Portree, Eilean Donan Castle* (* admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Kyleakin/Broadford, Isle of Skye
  • Depart from and return to Inverness
  • Tour duration: 10 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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We start our day together by driving along the banks of Loch Ness - keep a careful watch, just in case you know who makes an appearance! We'll stop in the little village of Invermoriston to see the delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, who constructed the Caledonian Canal. Next we travel through pretty Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel, scene of the 1719 battle, where we will see the "Five Sisters, a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape. Well make a stop at Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views of Skye from the ramparts of this most picturesque of castles.
Soon we will cross the road bridge "over the sea to Skye. From the little villages and gentle scenery of the southern part of the island the views will change dramatically as the Cuillin Hills come into sight. Considered by many to be amongst the finest hills in Britain the Cuillins present a vista that is simply unforgettable.
Set round its natural harbour the picturesque town of Portree is the islands largest community. The name of the town means the "King's Port" following a visit by King James V in 1540. Today the pretty painted houses which surround the harbour give Portree an old fashioned appeal. During our stop there will be time to explore the town and browse the interesting shops that surround Sumerled Square.
As we cross the Skye Bridge, heading for the mainland, look out for the little island of Eilean Ban. The author, Gavin Maxwell, lived in the lighthouse keepers cottage for a while. He is most famous for writing "Ring of Bright Water - a book that vividly described living with a family of otters.
From Kyle of Lochalsh we continue our journey through picturesque Glen Carron to reach the lonely village of Achnasheen, our final stop of the day. The final part of our journey takes us to Garve then on through the Black Isle. There are fabulous views over the Moray Firth to savour as we reach Inverness by way of the Kessock Bridge.
* Admission Fees

Eilean Donan Castle - £7.50 Adult £3.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
Will there be time to visit Eilean Donan Castle?
We allow a stop of approximately 1 hour to visit Eilean Donan Castle. Please note that this information is for guidance only and the location and duration of any stop may be varied or cancelled for operational reasons. 
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make a stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available. 
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes! 
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.


What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced tour host
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check in: 09:00 hrs
Departure: 09:15 hrs
From Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop, Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ
Tour returns at: 19:15 hrs


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