Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - 1 day tour
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle
One day tour
Pass beneath the dramatic Five Sisters mountains as you journey west to one of Scotland’s most enchanting islands. Explore famous Eilean Donan Castle before crossing o’er the sea to Skye, lunching in the colourful town of Portree and admiring natural sights including The Old Man of Storr. Suitably inspired, return home via the tranquil waters of Lochcarron.
Loch Ness - uncover the legend of this enigmatic lake
Vikings - discover the legacy left by these Norse invaders
Eilean Donan Castle - explore this magical castle set in an idyllic setting
Portree - spend free time in this colourful harbour town
Old Man of Storr - take in the magnificent scenery that surrounds this spiky pinnacle rock
Lealt Falls - take a stroll to see the tumbling waters of this impressive waterfall
Movie locations - Highlander, The Wicker Man and Transformers: The Last Knight
Full Tour Itinerary
Bidding farewell to the Highland capital, our adventure begins beside the famous banks of Loch Ness – remember to keep watch for the elusive monster lurking beneath its icy depths!
Heading west, our surroundings become more rugged as we pass through breathtaking Glen Shiel and gaze at the towering crags of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. These proud peaks in turn give way to mighty sea lochs that once echoed to the splash of Viking oars.
History awaits at our first stop as the unmistakable turrets of Eilean Donan Castle hove into view. Standing grandly at the head of Loch Duich, you’ll have time to explore the battlements made famous by 007 and Highlander.
More myths and legends greet us next as we cross the Skye Bridge to the magical Isle of Skye. Close your eyes and breath in centuries of Highland history before sampling the catch of the day in charming Portree harbour. Suitably refreshed, we then explore the coastline’s many natural wonders, marvelling at Lealt Falls, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr.
Leaving our charming island behind, we take a gentle meander through Glen Carron, pausing only to admire the view across Lochcarron before returning to Inverness.
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 are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
The tour fare includes transportation by luxury mini or midicoach and the services of a professional driver/guide. Admission to the attractions featured on this tour is optional so you can choose to visit or not depending on your interests. The tour itinerary will allow time for you to enjoy visits to:
The links above will give you more information on these attractions as well as current prices. On some tours discounted prices are available to tour passengers - your driver/guide will provide more information if this applies. Not all attractions accept payment by credit or debit card so you should carry sufficient cash should you be planning a visit.
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.
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.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat.
We recommend that you and your party arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
- 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
Outside Barclays Bank
19 Union Street
Inverness, IV1 1QA
From 01 January 2024 the tour will depart at 07:45 hrs (check-in at 07:30 hrs)
Check-in: 07:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:45 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 16 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.
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.