At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient and historic past before we cross the bridge to Skye. Our journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to the Red hills and along to the old bridge at Sligachan and its great view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin. We finish the day with time to explore Portree where we will overnight for the next two days.
Day 2 begins with a journey to the Trotternish peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock before we take a drive up the old cattle pass road to the Quiraing. Looking down onto the village of Staffin below and across the sea to the north west Highlands, the Quiraing is one of the highlights of the whole trip to the Isle of Skye.
We visit the Museum of Island Life before arriving at Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. As well as exploring the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland, Dunvegan also has wonderful gardens. Our day ends with a gentle hike along the shoreline of Loch Dunvegan as we visit the 'Coral' Beach.
Day 3 begins with a journey through Skye to 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. Next stop is the Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles. Leaving Skye we take a stunning 40 minute ferry journey across the Sound of Sleat to scenic fishing town of Mallaig on the Scottish mainland.
We continue along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan and its historic monument commemorating the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The ruins of Inverlochy Castle are our next stop - a wonderful hidden gem of a castle that’s nearly 800 years old - before we begin our return journey to Inverness along the Great Glen. Along the way we stop at Fort Augustus to view the locks and the Caledonian Canal at Loch Ness.
Highlights of a 3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour
These clips are from a tour taken in late summer when (as expected) we experienced the full range of glorious Highland and Hebridean weather - all four seasons!
2018 Booking Update - Please note that available dates in 2018 for Multi Day Tours are filling up quickly. Also, accommodation in Portree (Isle of Skye) tends to book up quite far in advance so for the widest choice of accommodation and available tour dates I would recommend that you book as early as possible.
...and because it's the Highlands and we can have "four seasons in one day"!