5 Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour
A stunning five day Hebridean and Highland private tour taking you to the dramatic Isle of Skye then south to explore the Highlands and Argyll before returning to Inverness along the Great Glen.
Day 1 – begins from Inverness where we follow the banks of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle to explore its medieval history. After passing through Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel we take a short detour up Mam Ratagan for one of the best viewpoints in the Scottish Highlands across to the Five Sisters of Kintail. At Eilean Donan Castle we discover its historic past before we cross the bridge to Skye. Our journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to the old bridge at Sligachan and its great view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin, before our arrival in Portree where we will overnight for the next two days.
Day 2 – begins from Portree 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. Continuing around the peninsula we visit the Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir. The afternoon takes us across to Dunvegan Castle, home of the clan Macleod, one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. As well as being one of the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland, Dunvegan also has wonderful gardens to explore before we return to Portree.
Day 3 – begins from Portree with a drive to Armadale to catch the mid-morning ferry (30–40 minutes) across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. We then follow the 'road to the Isles' to Glenfinnan to explore the Jacobite monument, museum and viaduct. After a visit to Fort William, the mid-afternoon takes us south into Argyll, with a viewpoint stop at Castle Stalker and a visit to Dunstaffnage Castle along the way before we arrive in Oban where we will overnight for the next two days.
Day 4 – begins from Oban heading south to explore the wonderful Kilmartin Glen, home to an array of Neolithic and Bronze Age standing stones, cairns and stone circles. After passing through Lochgilphead we follow the banks of Loch Fyne towards Inveraray where we exploring this picturesque town and visit Inveraray Castle, ancestral home of the Clan Campbell. The mid-afternoon takes us north towards Loch Awe where we have a viewpoint stop at the ruins of Kilchurn Castle before our return to Oban.
Day 5 – begins from Oban with a detour to Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy to pass through the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor. We enjoy the breath-taking views around Glencoe – and explore its sorrowful past – before taking a short tour down Glen Etive for even more amazing scenery. The afternoon takes us on our return drive north-east along the Great Glen to Inverness including a visit to the medieval ruins of Inverlochy Castle along with the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus.
Private Tour Price (per tour)
April to October: £3450