Isle of Skye Whisky Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye Whisky Tour inc. Talisker Distillery

Isle of Skye Whisky Tour from Inverness

A great day of mountains, lochs, glens and castles on the way through stunning Highland scenery to the Isle of Skye and ending with a wonderful tour and tasting at Talisker Whisky Distillery.

The Isle of Skye Whisky tour begins at Inverness where we follow the banks of Loch Ness down past Urquhart Castle to Invermoriston before turning west through Glen Moriston on the way to Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. Before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle we take a short detour up Carrbrae for a stunning view of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient past with time for a visit into the castle to discover its secrets (and enjoy an early lunch) before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where the spectacular Cuillin mountains greet us in the distance. Our journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to the base of the Red Hills and the dramatic Black Cuillin mountain ridge. We stop near the old bridge at Sligachan (great place to take a short walk) where we get the best view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye Talisker Distillery, Isle of Skye Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye

Leaving Sligachan we head for Talisker Whisky Distillery by the banks of Loch Harport. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy a dram (or two) at the Talisker bar before you take a one hour whisky tour and discover the secrets of Scotland's best export! The whisky tour finishes with a final tasting dram of Talisker Single Malt Whisky before we begin our journey back to Inverness!

Private Tour Price (per tour)

April to October:                £475

November to March: **     £425

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness 7pm
(approx. 10 hours)

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 entrance fees and meals.

Talisker Distillery Tour - £10 per person.
Eilean Donan Castle Entrance Fee - £10 per person.

Please note that Eilean Donan Castle is closed on 3rd, 7th, 21st, 27th, 28th November – 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December – 1st to 31st January. For tours over these dates, there will only be a viewpoint stop near the castle.

Tour Notes
The tour covers approx. 230 miles over 10 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 over 1½ hours - at Eilean Donan Castle (late-morning and early lunch) and at Talisker Distillery (mid-afternoon). Additionally, we have at least 6 viewpoint and photo stops between 10 and 15 mins.

** 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 and daylight hours are reduced (particularly from mid-November to mid-February). For tours during this period we may return to Inverness in darkness. 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.