Isle of Skye Day Tour - 1 day tour
Isle of Skye Day Tour
One day tour
Discover the beauty and history of this magical island, forever linked to the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cross “over the sea to Skye” to see ancient castles, dramatic landscapes, towering mountains and seaside towns. This all-embracing tour will take you to many of the key attractions and some hidden gems too.
Price range: £64 - £69
Loch Carron - enjoy the stunning fjord-like panorama over to the village of Lochcarron
Kyleakin - discover the ancient ruins of Castle Moil and the intriguing story of “Saucy Mary”
Kilt Rock - marvel at the stunning cliffs and dramatic waterfall plunging 60 metres into the waters below
Old Man of Storr - admire the magnificent cliff-side pinnacle towering 50 metres high
Eilean Donan Castle - capture the perfect selfie at this iconic castle with its mountain backdrop
Glen Shiel - see the “Five Sisters” mountain range and hear the story of the 1719 battle
Movie locations - Macbeth, Stardust and Transformers: The Last Knight
Full Tour Itinerary
From Inverness, we head for lonely Achnasheen then onwards through the beauty of Glen Carron, one of the finest in the North West Highlands. There is a stop at the viewpoint so you can enjoy the view over Loch Carron and the ruins of Strome Castle, below.
Our entry to the island is by way of the Skye Bridge, and almost immediately we’ll reach the little fishing village of Kyleakin where we’ll see ruined Castle Moil, the ancient seat of the Mackinnon Clan. We’ll make a stop here so you can enjoy the vista of the sweeping bridge and Eilean Ban Lighthouse.
Our island tour continues as we follow the coastal route enjoying stunning views over to the little islands of Scalpay and Raasay. Shortly the peaks of the Cuillin Hills will come into view. We’ll make a stop at Sligachan to enjoy impressive views of the Red and Black Cullins.
The Trotternish Peninsula is famed for its dramatic landscapes with fantastic mountain vistas and sweeping coastal panoramas. During our visit to this scenic area of Skye, there will be several stops so you can capture the ever-changing views.
The Trotternish Ridge is a spectacular spine of rock that dominates the landscape for over 18 miles (30 km). Look out for the Old Man of Storr, a magnificent 50m black monolith that has appeared in several movies including BFG, The Land that Time Forgot and Prometheus.
Next is we’ll stop so you can admire amazing Kilt Rock, a sea cliff whose basalt columns resemble the pleats in a kilt! It makes an impressive sight. The Quiraing is a Jurassic landscape created by glaciers where we’ll find extra-ordinary peaks and pinnacles with unusual names – “The Needle”, The Table” and “The Prison”. With time off the coach, why not take a stroll to find a viewpoint so you can work out which is which!
The picturesque fishing port of Portree is next. Packed full of interesting shops, it’s the ideal place to pick up a hand-crafted souvenir. Don’t forget to take a stroll down to the harbour to see the colourful houses for which the town is famed.
Back on the mainland, there is a stop at Eilean Donan Castle for photographs. Surrounded by majestic scenery, this iconic castle has featured in numerous movies including “Highlander”, the James Bond film “The World is not Enough” and “Maid of Honour.”
Our return to Inverness will take us through Glen Shiel, home to the “Five Sisters of Kintail”, a group of mountains that boast some of the most striking peaks in Scotland. Later we’ll tour through Glen Moriston then the final part of our journey along the mysterious banks of Loch Ness.
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. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotland’s best scenery as quickly as possible .
Are admission fees included in the price of the ticket?
Admission fees are not included in the price of the tour. Many of the most popular museums and art galleries on each tour route are free of charge.
Can I show my ticket on my smartphone?
No, you will need to print the voucher that we send you and exchange it with either the bus driver or ticket seller, if you board at Waverley Bridge .
Where can I purchase travel insurance?
We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance in place for your trip to Scotland, especially if you are visiting from overseas. To purchase a policy speak to your insurance broker or undertake a search on-line. We would also suggest checking your home policy or credit card contract as many suppliers include travel insurance as part of their offering.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned 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: 09:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:15 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:45 hrs
There are no child, senior or student discounts available on this tour.
We’re really sorry, but children aged under 6 years cannot travel on this tour.
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.