Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
Isle of Skye and Highland Discovery Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye Discovery Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle

One Day Isle of Skye Discovery Tour from Inverness

Discover a flavour of the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with a one day tour from Inverness that includes Eilean Donan Castle in the West Highlands and the stunning Sleat Peninsula in Southern Skye

The Isle of Skye Discovery tour is designed to give you a wonderful flavour of the West Highlands and Southern Skye at a relaxed pace. Tour ‘flavours’ include Lochs (Cluanie, Duich and Ness), Glens (Shiel and Moriston), Castles (Eilean Donan), Mountains (Five Sisters of Kintail) and Highland and Hebridean Clans (Macraes and Macdonalds).

The 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.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

At Eilean Donan Castle we explore the castle’s ancient past - with time for a visit into the castle to discover its secrets - and a mid-morning coffee break, before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where the spectacular Cuillin mountains greet us in the distance.

Isleornsay, Isle of Skye

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 Castle cafe.

Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye

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 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 10 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 at least 1¼ hours - 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.


Although we stop at Armadale Castle cafe for lunch this tour does not include a visit to Armadale Castle and the Musuem of the Isles. Should you be interested in visiting the castle then please consider the Clan Macdonald Tour inc. Armadale Castle which is similar but with a reduced stop at Eilean Donan Castle and no Isleornsay stop, allowing for time in Armadale Castle.

April to October:     £425
March:                      £380
This tour is not available from 28th October to 28th February.
Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes and a driver/guide but exclude your entrance fees and meals.