At Eilean Donan Castle we have one hour to explore the castle’s ancient and historic past - with time for a short visit (optional) into the castle to discover its secrets - and a mid-morning coffee break. Our journey continues as we head out over the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where the spectacular Cuillin mountain range greets us with stunning views. As we drive through the Isle of Skye we have stops for photos and time to enjoy the magnificent scenery before we arrive at the main town in the Isle of Skye - Portree - where we have a late lunch and some time to discover its beautiful harbour and town centre.
The rest of the afternoon is spent exploring the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye. First stop is the Trotternish ridge, 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.
This tour is the most popular and also the busiest 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.
Isle of Skye Explorer Tour Highlights
I can promise our tour will include all the wonderful Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye views shown in the video above... but maybe not the weather!
Isle of Skye Explorer Tour Photos
...and because it's the Highlands and we can have "four seasons in one day"!