Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

Essential Tour Information

Click to View Larger map

Secure online Booking

Prices from

Adult:   £49.00

Child:   £46.00

Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Tour Type: Small Group Tour


View Accommodation Details

Dates of Operation

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
07 April to 12 October, 2014

Daily
12 May to 29 September, 2014

Saturday
19 April, 2014 only

Departure Information

Check In: 09:00
Departs: 09:15
Returns: 19:15

From: Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop, Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ

Click here for departure map

What's included

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

What's NOT included

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host

Product Code: HEX 00093

Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

Secure online Booking

Print this page Printable Version

Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye

from Inverness

Tour Highlights: The Black Isle, Achnasheen, Strome Ferry, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Beach-combing, Eilean Donan Castle, The Five Sisters, Invermoriston and Loch Ness

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

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, were we will see the "Five Sisters”, a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape.

W
e’ll make a stop so that you can visit Eilean Donan Castle (optional), perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views from this most picturesque of castles.

Soon we cross "
over the sea to Skye” by way of the road bridge and head for Broadford, where there is a stop for lunch. Next we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal. The pretty Red Cuillin Hills provide a pleasant start to our journey. As we reach the little village of Torrin, the bulk of Bla Bhein (Blanven) comes in to view. Considered by many to be Scotland’s prettiest mountain it provides breathtaking views.

The road descends to hug the banks of Loch Slappin and here we stop to enjoy some beach combing. The next part of our journey involves a steep climb over Strathaird to reach the little community of Elgol beyond.

We’ll have an extended stop in
Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills to enjoy. They rise majestically on the opposite banks of Loch Scavaig. If the weather is kind to us there are also stunning seascapes towards Rum and the other Small Isles.

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 describedliving 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.


Site Map | Privacy Policy |Contact Us | ©2012 Scottish Tours

web design by Integrating Technology