Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

Isle of Skye Explorer Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle

Isle of Skye Explorer Tour from Inverness

Our most comprehensive one day tour from Inverness taking you through the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye and the Trotternish Peninsula to explore its stunning and dramatic scenery.

The Isle of Skye Explorer 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. Loch Duich awaits us at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains with the stunning Eilean Donan Castle in the distance.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient past with time for a short visit (optional) 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. Our journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to the base of the Red Hills and the dramatic Black Cuillin mountain ridge. We stop near the old bridge at Sligachan (great place to take a short walk) where we get the best view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye The Quiraing, Isle of Skye Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye

Arriving in the beautiful harbour town of Portree we enjoy a late lunch before exploring the Trotternish Peninsula in northern Skye. First stop is for photos of the Old Man of Storr in the distance. Next is a visit to Kilt Rock for an amazing view out across the Sound of Raasay and beyond before we take a drive up the old cattle pass road to the Quiraing. Looking down on the village of Staffin below and across the sea to the north west Highlands, the Quiraing is one of the highlights of the Isle of Skye tour. After returning back to Portree for a late afternoon coffee stop we then begin our journey back to Inverness.

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

Tour Notes
This tour is the most comprehensive day tour we offer to Skye. While the tour does cover over 260 miles we do this over 11 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 for 1 hour at Eilean Donan Castle (mid-morning) and at Portree (late lunch) along with a 20 minute coffee stop in the late afternoon. Additionally, we have at least 7 viewpoint and photo stops between 10 and 15 mins.

Highlights of an Isle of Skye Explorer 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:    £500

March:                     £450 *

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 8am
Return Inverness 7pm
(approx. 11 hours)

This tour is not available November to 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 entrance fees and meals.

* Due to reduced daylight hours in March we will most likely return to Inverness in darkness. While the Scottish Highlands are renowned for changeable weather all year round, please note that for tours during winter, poor weather conditions are more likely and weather disruptions can be more common.