Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

Make more of your trip to the Highlands and the Isle of Skye with a three day tour from Inverness returning back via Lochaber and the Great Glen. Explore the stunning scenery of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye and discover its ancient history and culture.

3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

Day 1 begins at Inverness where we follow Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle and discover its links with many of the important events in Highlands history. Turning west we journey through Glen Moriston to Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains. Before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle we take a short detour up Mam Ratagan for one of the best viewpoints in the Scottish Highlands.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

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.

The Quiraing, Trotternish Peninsula, 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.

Glenfinnan 'Harry Potter' Viaduct, Highlands

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.

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE
April to October:     £1500
This tour is not available from 16th October to 31st March.
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, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.