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  • Portree
  • Skye Bridge
  • Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
See, Visit & Explore: Glen Carron, Achnasheen, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Portree and Loch Ness

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1 day tour from £51

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
All year
Except 30 & 31 December

6 May to 29 September, 2019

Adult Price from 51
Child Price from 48


Child rates apply from 3-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour

Product code: HEX 00093

Tour Summary

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. On this wonderful tour well experience the very best of the Magical Isle.

Our tour starts with a drive across the Black Isle to Achnasheen. Tour through picturesque Glen Carron before crossing over the sea to Skye to enjoy spectacular views of the Cuillin Hills and to visit Portree, the main town on the island. Return to the mainland to visit beautiful Eilean Donan Castle before travelling through dramatic Glen Shiel to see the Five Sisters mountain range. Return to Inverness along the banks of Loch Ness.

Tour features

  • Visit Glen Shiel, Portree, Eilean Donan Castle* (* admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Kyleakin/Broadford, Isle of Skye
  • Depart from and return to Inverness
  • Tour duration: 10 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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We start our day together by enjoying the fabulous views over the Moray Firth as we cross the Kessock Bridge. We travel through the Black Isle then onwards to Garve. We'll make a stop in the little village of Achnasheen before continuing our journey through picturesque Glen Carron to reach Kyke of Lochalsh.

Soon we will cross the road bridge "over the sea to Skye. From the little villages and gentle scenery of the southern part of the island the views will change dramatically as the Cuillin Hills come into sight. Considered by many to be amongst the finest hills in Britain the Cuillins present a vista that is simply unforgettable.
Set round its natural harbour the picturesque town of Portree is the islands largest community. The name of the town means the "King's Port" following a visit by King James V in 1540. Today the pretty painted houses which surround the harbour give Portree an old fashioned appeal. During our stop there will be time to explore the town and browse the interesting shops that surround Sumerled Square.
As we cross the Skye Bridge, heading for the mainland, look out for the little island of Eilean Ban. The author, Gavin Maxwell, lived in the lighthouse keepers cottage for a while. He is most famous for writing "Ring of Bright Water - a book that vividly described living with a family of otters.
Well make a stop at Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views of Skye from the ramparts of this most picturesque of castles.
Next we travel through pretty Glen Shiel, scene of the 1719 battle, where we will see the "Five Sisters, a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape. It's onwards through Glen Moriston to reach the little village of Invermoriston where we'll see the delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, who constructed the Caledonian Canal.
We end our tour by driving along the banks of Loch Ness - keep a careful watch, just in case you know who makes an appearance! 
* Admission Fees

Eilean Donan Castle - £7.50 Adult £3.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
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 a 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. 
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. Youll 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 - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes! 
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.

What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced tour host
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check in: 09:00 hrs
Departure: 09:15 hrs
From Platform 7, Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Tour returns at: 19:15 hrs

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