Isle of Skye Scotland

The Isle of Skye

The romantic Isle of Skye is on everyone’s must-see list.

It’s the largest, and arguably best known, of the Inner Hebrides.

The Cuillin Hills dominate the landscape. Explore Trotternish to see strange peaks, peculiar rock formations and fairy-tale waterfalls. Skye has strong links with clan battles, the Jacobite Rising and the Highland Clearances.

The isle has also provided inspiration for poetry, songs, novels and films.

The isle’s main town Portree has a character all its own. Seek out the colourful harbour, home to a fleet of fishing boats.

Enjoy their daily catch in one of the town’s many restaurants.

The Isle of Skye offers some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. The soaring peaks of the Cuillin Hills, the dramatic geology of the Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing , an extraordinary assembly of pinnacles, rock towers and secret places. Visit stately Dunvegan Castle or the extensive gardens at the Clan Donald Centre. Don’t forget to take time-out to explore Portree with its pretty harbour and local craft shops.
There is so much to experience on the Isle of Skye with Scottish Tours


Things to see...

Fun Facts about the Isle of Skye

  • Portree's picturesque harbour was designed by Thomas Telford.
  • Dunvegan Castle is probably the oldest inhabited castle in the north of Scotland. The Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod have occupied it continuously for more than 750 years.
  • The Glenelg to Skye ferry is operated by a turntable ferry "Glenachulish" which can carry 6 cars.
  • Armadale Castle was the seat of the powerful Clan Donald, who were known as the "Lords of the Isles".
  • The Vikings settled on Skye and lived there, albeit not completely at peace for over 550 years.

Tours that visit Isle of skye


2 Day Tour from £ 275.0000 A Look at Skye
A Look at Skye
from Edinburgh

This 2 day tour is ideal if time is short and you want to get a real taste of the Highlands and the beautiful Isle of Skye!

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3 Day Tour from £ 225.0000 Skye and the Scottish Highlands
Skye and the Scottish Highlands
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Experience more of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer on this tour to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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3 Day Tour from £ 354.0000 Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
from Edinburgh

This magical tour combines a magical visit to the Isle of Skye with a trip on the World famous Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts’s Express!

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5 Day Tour from £ 520.0000 Road to the Isles
Road to the Isles
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and the spectacular scenery of the Highlands make this a very special tour.

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1 Day Tour from £ 48.0000 Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
from Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. Come with us and explore the Magical Isle.

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4 Day Tour from £ 555.0000 Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
from London

Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then tour through the Highlands to see Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the amazing Isle of Skye.

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5 Day Tour from £ 655.0000 Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North
Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North
from London

On this short break from London discover elegant Edinburgh then head to the Highlands to explore the Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands.

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1 Day Tour from £ 52.0000 The Best of Skye Small Group Tour
The Best of Skye Small Group Tour
from Inverness

Leave the herd behind on this exclusive small group tour to the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye

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3 Day Tour from £ 235.0000 Isle of Skye Explorer
Isle of Skye Explorer
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

While the focus of this delightful tour is undoubtedly the beautiful Isle of Skye you’ll also experience Scotland’s west coast scenery at its very best.

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3 Day Tour from £ 309.0000 Spectacular Skye Small Group Tour
Spectacular Skye Small Group Tour
from Edinburgh

Exploring the magical Isle of Skye and the picturesque Scottish Highlands as part of a small group makes for a very special touring experience.

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4 Day Tour from £ 455.0000 Best of the Highlands
Best of the Highlands
from Edinburgh

Explore the diverse scenery of the Highlands from the impressive mountains of Skye to the rugged coastline of the Far North.

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5 Day Tour from £ 550.0000 Isles of Iona, Mull and Skye
Isles of Iona, Mull and Skye
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

A trio of Scottish Islands - Skye, Mull and Iona - awaits us on this magical Highland adventure.

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8 Day Tour from £ 955.0000 Highlands and Islands
Highlands and Islands
from Edinburgh

This amazing small group tour unfolds to show you the magnificent scenery of Scotland’s West Coast as well as the Hebridean islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis.

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9 Day Tour from £ 2399.0000 A Scottish Journey
A Scottish Journey
from Edinburgh

This ultimate Scottish adventure combines magical islands, historic castles and the seductive scenery of the Western Highlands.

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11 Day Tour from £ 1975.0000 Best of Britain
Best of Britain
from London

This comprehensive tour showcases the very best of three neighbours - England, Scotland and Wales.

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7 Day Tour from £ 1175.0000 Best of Scotland
Best of Scotland
from Edinburgh

This comprehensive tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands features all the “must see” destinations.

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