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 and explore iconic Eilean Donan castle. On Skye, see the towering Cuillin Hills and enjoy fresh fish amid the pastel hues of Portree. The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock are among the sights we’ll see before we return home via Kyle of Lochalsh and Glen Carron.
Price range: £48 - £56
Eilean Donan Castle - capture the iconic view of this beautiful castle
Old Man of Storr - get great views of this impressive 50m high pinnacle created from an ancient landslide
Kilt Rock - see the impressive 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 see 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. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
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. On the Original Loch Ness Tour and at times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) 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 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.
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.
Rating:27 Oct 2019
We are travelling quite a lot and have done our share of guided tours all over Europe. Without any doubt this one, 'Scenic Skye' was certainly one of the best experiences we had so far. We spent an amazing day and saw so many beautiful and breathtaking places along the road. The tour lasts basically the whole day, but it is worth every single minute. Most of it owed to our great tour guide Chris. He was amazing, telling us so many interesting things along the way. History, geography, culture or local folkloric traditions and tales, you name it. His knowledge was vast, very informative and entertaining at the same time. He really went the extra mile to show us special places and fit in even some extras along the way. Five big stars, we definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for this wonderful tour and experience.Michael from London, GB
Rating:21 Sep 2019
This is a long tour but definitely worth it.Thomas from Iklin, MT