Make more of your trip to the Isle of Skye with a full two day tour from Inverness. Explore its stunning and dramatic scenery - including the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr - and discover its ancient history, heritage and culture.
Day 1 begins at Inverness where we follow Loch Ness before turning west towards Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. Continuing on to the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains we take a detour up Mam Ratagan for a breath-taking view of the Highlands! At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient and historic past before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye and heading for the dramatic Black Cuillin. The late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish Peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing before our return to Portree for our overnight stop.
Day 2 begins from Portree with a short drive to Dunvegan Castle - home of the Clan MacLeod for nearly 800 years - for a great look back at the history of one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. Leaving Dunvegan Castle we make our way down past the Red Hills of Skye towards the Sleat Peninsula and the beautiful Isleornsay where we have the opportunity to enjoy some Hebridean whisky tasting. After a visit to Armadale we begin our late afternoon journey back to Inverness.
What to expect on a 2 Day Isle of Skye Tour...
I can promise our tour will include all the wonderful views shown above... but maybe not the weather - we are the land of four seasons in one day!
Private Tour Price (per tour)
April to October: £1000
November to March: ** £850
Depart Inverness 9am
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 (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.
We recommend that you book accommodation in Portree for your overnight stay to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay and eat in Portree.
** Off Season Touring
The Highlands are renowned for changeable weather, even over the summer months. However, from November to March, poor weather conditions (wind, rain and snow) are more common. Further, daylight hours are reduced. For tours during this period, we may offer a modified itinerary (as number of attractions close over the winter months) with slightly shorter touring days. The itinerary and timings may be changed at short notice to adapt to weather conditions, and on very rare occasions tours may be cancelled due to severe weather.
Tour Option – Return via the Road to the Isles and the Great Glen
On Day 2 we take the Isle of Skye ferry (40 minutes) from Armadale across to Mallaig and explore Glenfinnan, Inverlochy Castle and the Great Highland Glen on our return to Inverness. With this option we would not visit Dunvegan Castle or Isleornsay. Available April to October. Option surcharge - £50 per tour (includes ferry tickets). With this option you could also take the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William – Information on booking the Jacobite Steam Train
Ferry Sailings (for the Great Highland Glen / Jacobite Steam Train tour option)
Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can occasionally occur. In the event of a ferry cancellation from Armadale to Mallaig for either of the listed tour options we would revert to the standard itinerary and return to Inverness via the Isle of Skye bridge (and refund the tour option surcharge) but we are not responsible for any costs incurred from the Jacobite Steam Train booking (if applicable).