A Look at Skye - 2 day tour
A look at Skye
2 day / 1 night tour
Although this is a short tour, it is packed with exciting features! Discover the delights of the scenic Isle of Skye, including the striking Cuillin Hills, Old Man of Storr and the colourful fishing port of Portree. There’s the chance to visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle and take a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness. During your comfortable overnight stay in Inverness, why not take the opportunity for a stroll along the banks of the River Ness or catch some traditional music in a local pub?
Glen Coe - stop to appreciate the awesome beauty of Scotland’s most famous valley
Loch Ness - admire the ruins of impressive Urquhart Castle and enjoy a cruise on mysterious Loch Ness
Inverness - enjoy a free evening in the “Capital of the Highlands”
Eilean Donan Castle - stop to see this amazingly picturesque castle
Isle of Skye - see the famous Cuillin Mountains and Trotternish Peninsula before exploring the bustling fishing port of Portree
Movie locations - Made of Honour, Skyfall and Loch Ness
Hotel accommodation included
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Edinburgh/Glasgow - Glen Coe - Inverness
Our journey starts with amazing views of Stirling and its impressive Castle, then, after a short drive, we enter the Highlands.
A climb up the "Black Mount" will bring us to the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles!
We will make a photo stop in haunting Glen Coe before making our way through Fort William and into the Great Glen.
The highlight of our day together is undoubtedly a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a stop so you can enjoy a cruise on the loch and admire the views of Urquhart Castle.
It's a short drive to Inverness, where we will spend the night.
Day 2 - Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Excursion - Edinburgh/Glasgow
After breakfast, we travel through picturesque Glen Carron, then after a stop to admire the view over Loch Carron, we cross over the sea to Skye!
There are grand views of the mighty Cuillin Hills as we make our way to Portree, the island’s main town. There will be time to explore this bustling town and admire the picturesque harbour.
After free time head northwards to explore the famous Trotternish Peninsula, famed for its spectacular landscapes and strange rock formations, including the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock.
Back on the mainland, we stop to view fairytale Eilean Donan Castle, set on its tiny island in Loch Duich. There is time to photograph this iconic castle before we make our way through Glen Shiel.
The last part of our journey takes us to Invermoriston, where there is a short stop to view the romantic Telford bridge.
After a drive along the banks of Loch Ness, there is a short comfort stop in Inverness before boarding the train for your scenic rail journey to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Please note that the train journey is unescorted, and part of the journey may be in darkness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Train and Coach Tour?
This tour may be short, but it's fully loaded and has been carefully planned to give you an authentic taste of Scotland.
Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous sights on this lively tour, including Glen Coe, The Great Glen, and Loch Ness. The highlight is a full-day excursion to the picturesque Isle of Skye, where there is plenty of time to explore Portree, see the towering Cuillin Hills and visit the Jurassic Trotternish Peninsula.
Enjoy a comfortable overnight hotel stay in Inverness, where you can enjoy Scottish cuisine at its best in one of the city’s fine restaurants.
Return to Edinburgh or Glasgow by scheduled ScotRail train. Your ticket will be conveniently sent to your IOS or Android smart device, so all you need to do is hop-aboard and take your seats for one of the most scenic journeys in the country. If you plan to return to a different city from the one you departed from please contact us prior to making your booking.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
Admission fees are not included in the cost of the tour so to complement your itinerary you can choose to participate in these exciting options:
Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise
Visit hauntingly beautiful Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland’s largest castles. The castle boasts a commanding presence overlooking the loch. After time to explore the castle and admire the views take to the water for a cruise on Loch Ness. Please note that for operational reasons it’s not possible to visit Urquhart Castle only.
The cost of the ticket is £19 per adult and £15 per child.
Eilean Donan Castle
The link above will give you more information on this attraction 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. Please note that not all attractions take payment by credit/debit card so it is recommended that you carry sufficient cash should you plan to make a visit.
Tell me about my accommodation?
After a busy day exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands, comfortable and well-located accommodation will be just what you are looking for.
On this tour, your stay will be in Inverness, and the cost of hotel accommodation is included in the tour fare.
We select comfortable hotels with a minimum of 3-star rating, which feature bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities.
All hotels are close by to the city centre where a wide choice of restaurants and bars can be found.
How much luggage can I bring?
There are no restrictions on the amount of luggage that you can bring on this tour . Please bear in mind that luggage storage on the train is limited and you may be required to lift your case onto a shelf unaided.
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!
- 1 nights hotel accommodation
- Location: Inverness (1)
- Scottish/Continental breakfast (1)
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
- Full day excursion to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye with local driver/guide
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned touring coach or mini/midi coach
- Live commentary in English
- Single standard class train ticket from Inverness to Edinburgh
- Services of an experienced guide and/or driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
266 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QX
Check-in: 09:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 23:59 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 00:10 hrs
Child discount applies to children aged 3 to 15 years.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
IMPORTANT: Once booked this tour cannot be changed or cancelled
The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
This tour departs from Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can choose to return to either city at no extra charge by prior arrangement. Please contact us for more information.
In order to receive the train ticket, a smart device with IOS or Android operating systems is required.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(4 /5) 01 Oct 2019
The first part or our tour had to be transferred to Timberbush. It's a good thing we were able to be reached by email. Our party of four were not able to sit together and we were not sure we were on the right bus. The second part of the tour that we picked up in Inverness was excellent. Kevin was the best. The seats were a bit cramped for my husband and i to sit together, but luckily my daughter is small and i sat with her comfortably. The Columba Hotel in Inverness had only two rooms reserved for us, but luckily were able to come up with a third room, which turned out to be the best room (i wish my husband and i had been put in that very large room instead of the tiny one we were given). The weather was near perfect.Thomas from Rochester, US
Rating:(5 /5) 21 Sep 2019
It was a great holiday. People were really nice and welcoming. The scenery was spectacular. The size of the group was perfect. The guide was knowledgable and accommodating. The driving around was safe. I would really recommend to discover Scotland with Scottish tours.Francine from LONDON, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Sep 2017
A special shoutout to Chris, our driver-guide for the Skye tour -- he was wonderful! Very thoughtful, funny and accomodating. Thanks, Chris!Neeta from Ghaziabad, India