Scenic Skye - 1 day tour
One day tour
Experience Loch Ness in all its glory and see the famous waterfall and bridge at Invermoriston. Pass beneath the Five Sisters mountains to visit romantic Eilean Donan castle. On Skye, see the towering Cuillin Hills and enjoy tasty fish and chips amid the pastel hues of Portree. The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock are among the sights we’ll discover before returning home via Kyle of Lochalsh and Glen Carron.
Eilean Donan Castle - capture the iconic view of this beautiful castle
Old Man of Storr - experience incredible views of this impressive 50m high pinnacle created from an ancient landslide
Kilt Rock - see the remarkable waterfall cascading 60 metres into the sea below
Trotternish - travel through this famous Jurassic landscape to see weird rock formations like the table, prison and needle
Portree - spend free time in this bustling fishing port to explore its colourful harbour and enjoy shopping for a hand-crafted souvenir
Loch Carron - enjoy a birds-eye view of this fjord-like sealoch
Movie locations – The BFG, The land that time forgot and Highlander
Full Tour Itinerary
Equally impressive is the Five Sisters mountain range as we continue through Glen Shiel to Eilean Donan Castle. Standing proudly at the head of three lochs, we stop to explore the iconic ramparts that have starred in so many big-screen adventures.
More adventures await as we use Eilean Ban as a stepping stone to arrive on the Isle of Skye. Passing the islands of Scalpay and Pabay, breathtaking scenery is around every corner, with a stop at Sligachan Bridge to admire the imposing Cuillin Hills.
Then it’s on to Portree, with its pastel homes snuggled along the harbour front. Lunch comes courtesy of the local fishermen, with sizzling chips the perfect accompaniment to the freshest of catches.
No trip is complete without seeing the natural wonders of The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock, after which we cross the water again, returning with stops at the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, Loch Carron and Achnasheen, before we head to the Black Isle to bring an unforgettable day to an end.
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.
What options are available on this tour and what is the cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour the optional visits are:
Following the links above will give you more information on each attraction including current admission prices. At some locations a special discount is offered to tour participants, your driver/guide will give you more information if this applies. Credit/debit cards are not always accepted so you should plan to have sufficient cash with you should you wish to make any visits.
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.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers, however at times of peak demand larger coaches may be used.
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.
You’ll 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 - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
- 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 6
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:00 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 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:(3 /5) 18 Mar 2022
Ti many stops along the way for bathroom breaks. The tour Ended at 7pm, not at 8pm. On the way back ed stopped at portree for the second time of the day, for 1 hour. We could has visited something else in that hour. Anyway, malcom was a great guide.andrea from bologna, IT
Rating:(5 /5) 19 Nov 2021
Amazing experience!! Skye was stunning and the weather even behaved. Our guide, Ray was just brilliant He wore a kilt and explained the history and folklore of the area with great enthusiasm. His choice of music was pretty good too. It’s a long day, but well worth it.from ,
Rating:(5 /5) 29 Oct 2021
The most interesting tour I ever did. The bus was comfortable, and the size was just perfect, my daughter suffer from anxiety when there's too many people but she felt comfortable and safe. The guide was brilliant, super fun, great with children and you can feel how much he loves to tell the history, my children age 8 and 12 didn't even wanted to use they electronics(that was a miracle), they was super concentrated. There's loads of stops for amazing pictures. We'll worth the money and would not just recommend but would definitely do again. Thank you for this amazing experience. TatianeTatiane from Bedford, GB