Skye Discovery - 2 day tour
2 day/1 night tour
Travel past jagged peaks and rolling glens to discover the secrets of this fascinating island. On the way, explore the historic wonders of Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castles, before reaching a land rich in life and legend. Admire natural wonders like the Fairy Pools and Kilt Rock and learn more about Bonnie Prince Charlie before returning home via Glen Carron.
Price range: £159 - £199
Eilean Donan Castle - explore this picturesque castle attractively situated on its little island at the head of Loch Duich
Cuillin Hills - savour the breathtaking views of these towering peaks
Fairy Pools - see the crystal blue pools of water set against the backdrop of the majestic Cuillin Hills
Portree - enjoy a relaxed overnight stay in this picturesque harbour town
Trotternish Peninsula - experience breath-taking views of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and The Quirang
Movie locations - The BFG, Stardust and 47 Ronin
Guest house accommodation included
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Inverness - Eilean Donan Castle - Portree
Heading south from Inverness, our odyssey begins on the mysterious shores of Loch Ness. Here, you can take to the water and cruise its gentle swell before alighting to explore the atmospheric ruins of historic Urquhart Castle.
Passing through the charming village of Invermoriston, we follow the twists and turns of the Road to the Isles, inching our way westwards beneath the impassive peaks of Glen Shiel and the rugged beauty of the Five Sisters of Kintail.
Breaking free of our craggy corridor, the mountains give way to the sweeping vistas of Loch Duich. Sitting proudly at its head is the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, its 800-year-old ramparts instantly recognisable from big-screen adventures such as Highlander, The World is Not Enough and Maid of Honour.
After stopping to explore the castle’s historic beauty, we set off again, passing the Kyle of Lochalsh before crossing the water to the magical Isle of Skye. Once on dry land, our first stop is the Cuillin Hills, where the secrets of their hypnotic Fairy Pools are soon revealed.
Our first night is spent in the colourful harbour town of, Portree, where tales of feuds, folklore and faeries accompany the finest local seafood and whisky.
Day 2 - Portree - Trotternish Peninsula - Inverness
A hearty Highland breakfast is essential to prepare us for a day of discovery. So after enjoying traditional Scottish fare, we head out for our first stop – 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 amazing Kilt Rock, with its columns seemingly folded in wondrous pleats.
History surrounds us at every turn – not least at Kilmuir and its moving memorial to Flora MacDonald. Here, you’ll hear the full tale of how she disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie as her maid to help him flee Government troops in 1746, before escaping ‘o’er the sea to Skye’.
As the day draws on, we must cross o’er the same sea ourselves, returning reluctantly to the mainland and winding through scenic Glen Carron. Here we’ll pause awhile to savour the spectacular views of Lochcarron before we set a course for Inverness, passing through Achnasheen and across the Black Isle as we go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Multi-day Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Multi-day Tour offers amazing value for money, comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury travel. All of this combines to create the definitive Scottish experience. Each tour is hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive knowledge as well as their driving skills. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, they’ll go out of their way to help. You will want to see as much as possible, but you don’t want to be rushed. Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable mini/midicoach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Comfortable guest house accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities is included in the price of all tours. On many tours you can choose to upgrade to hotel accommodation, at extra cost, if you wish. A tasty Scottish breakfast is included each morning of your stay. If you’ve got more time to spare a series of extraordinary itineraries has been created by combining one or more shorter tours. Seamless in operation these unique holidays allow you to discover even more of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. A feature of these tours is that you will travel with a different driver/guide and fellow travellers for each portion of the itinerary.
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.
Tell me about my accommodation and which type of room should I choose?
The cost of accommodation in a comfortable guest house/B&B is included in the cost of your tour. The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other amenities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a resident’s lounge where you can relax with other guests. Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in and the guesthouses/B&Bs are seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
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.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.
- 1 nights guest house accommodation
- Location: Portree, Isle of Skye
Scottish/Continental breakfast (1)
- Transportation 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 6
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 08:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:00 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)
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.