Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye - 1 day tour
Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye Tour
One day tour
Tour through picturesque Glen Carron before crossing “over the sea to Skye” to enjoy spectacular views of the Cuillin Hills and visit Portree, the island’s main town. Visit Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr before heading back to the mainland to see the fairy-tale Eilean Donan Castle.
Glen Carron - tour through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery
Isle of Skye - explore the stunning scenery of Scotland’s most romantic island
Cuillin Hills - experience inspiring views of these moody mountains
Portree - this colourful town is built around a natural harbour and has a unique charm all of its own
Eilean Donan Castle - see Scotland’s most iconic castle
The Five Sisters of Kintail - see the towering peaks of this imposing mountain range
Movie locations - Maid of Honour, The BFG and Highlander
Full Tour Itinerary
We start our day together by enjoying the fabulous views over the Moray Firth as we cross the Kessock Bridge.
Make a stop in the remote village of Achnasheen before continuing our journey through picturesque Glen Carron to reach Kyle of Lochalsh.
Soon we will cross the road bridge “over the sea" to the Isle of 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 simply unforgettable vista.
Set around its natural harbour, the picturesque town of Portree is the island’s largest community. Portree 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 instant appeal. There will be time to explore the town, enjoy some lunch, and browse the interesting shops surrounding Somerled Square.
After lunch, we head to the breathtaking natural wonders of the Trotternish peninsula.
World-renowned for its awe-inspiring rock formations, we’ll ensure you have plenty of time to admire the stunning Old Man of Storr, the famous Needle and the Quiraing.
No visit to Skye is complete without a trip to the tumbling waters of the Lealt Falls, and we’ll also pause to admire the fantastic Kilt Rock, with its columns seemingly folded in wondrous pleats.
Back on the mainland, we’ll make a stop at Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views of this most picturesque of castles.
Next, we travel through pretty Glen Shiel, the scene of the 1719 battle, where we will see the “Five Sisters of Kintail”, a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape
We end our tour by driving along the banks of Loch Ness - keep a careful watch, just in case you know who makes an appearance!
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
Can you tell me more about the optional extras on this tour?
To give you complete choice admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. The tour itinerary has been carefully designed to provide sufficient time for you to visit these attractions:
If you click on the links above they will provide you with more information on each attraction including current admission prices. In some cases a special discount is offered to tour passengers, your driver/guide will provide details if this applies.
Please note that credit/debit cards are not always accepted so it is recommended that you carry sufficient cash with you should you want to make a visit.
I’ve missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
We’re sorry but refunds or credits won’t be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time.
In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late.
I am travelling on a budget. Can I do the same trip by public transport?
Almost certainly not!
Our tours are designed to maximise your sightseeing opportunities so we frequently head off the main road and take routes where there is little or no public transport available.
Please also bear in mind that the tour commentary that you will enjoy is designed to bring Scotland’s history, nature and scenic beauty to life as you travel around.
Reading about your surroundings from a guide book will just not be the same!
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 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 in Scotland.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Platform 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:15 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(5 /5) 23 Apr 2022
The tour of the Isle of Skye is a must and highly recommended by my sister and myself. A great way to travel and learn at the same time.from Easingwold, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 24 Sep 2021
Excellent day out despite the cloudy weather. Our driver/guide Graham was icing on the cake.from Ilford, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 16 Jul 2021
This tour is an absolute must.value for money and so much places to see all in one day.lets you have a small taste of what Skye has to offer.!breathtaking views of Eileen Donna castle.from FRASERBURGH, GB