Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye Discovery Tour
Discover a flavour of the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye with a one day tour from Inverness that includes Lochs, Glens, Castles, Mountains and Clans.
The Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye Discovery tour begins at Inverness where we follow the banks of Loch Ness down past Urquhart Castle to Invermoriston before turning west through Glen Moriston on the way to Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. Before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle we take a short detour up Carrbrae for a stunning view of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains.
At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient past with time for a visit into the castle to discover its secrets before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where the spectacular Cuillin mountains greet us in the distance. We then journey down the Sleat Peninsula - known as ‘the garden of Skye’ - where we stop at the beautiful Isleornsay with its stunning views across the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart before a late lunch stop at Armadale.
Leaving Armadale we spend the rest of the afternoon 'getting off the beaten path' and exploring the remote western side of the Sleat Peninsula, crossing over to the villages of Tarskavaig, Tokavaig and Ord for a spot of beach-combing and some great views across to the Cuillin mountains before we begin our journey back to Inverness.
The tour covers approx. 220 miles over 9 hours which allows for lots of stops and time out of the vehicle enjoying the scenery. We have 2 long stops on the tour both around 1 hour - at Eilean Donan Castle (mid morning) and Armadale (late lunch). Additionally, we have at least 8 viewpoint and photo stops between 10 and 15 mins.
Highlights of an Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye Discovery Tour
I can promise our tour will include all the wonderful Scottish Highland and Hebridean views shown above... but maybe not the weather - we are the land of four seasons in one day!
Private Tour Price
April to October: £400
Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness 6pm
(approx. 9 hours)
...and because it's the Highlands and we can have "four seasons in one day"!