3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

Enjoy your trip to the Isle of Skye with a more leisurely three day tour from Inverness returning back via Lochaber and the Great Glen. Explore its stunning and dramatic scenery - including the Trotternish and Sleat Peninsulas - and discover its ancient history, heritage and culture.

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. 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. 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 exploring the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland, Dunvegan also has wonderful gardens. Our return to Portree includes a visit to the 2000 year old Dun Beag Broch by Loch Bracadale.

Day 3 begins from Portree on a tour down the Sleat Peninsula to Armadale. Leaving Skye we take a stunning 40 minute ferry journey across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. We continue along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan with its historic monument commemorating the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the great Victorian viaduct. 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.

What to expect on a 3 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens 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:    £1500

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(3 Days)

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.

Accommodation Options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Portree for both nights 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. However, two nights on the Isle of Skye do allow for alternative accommodation locations around the island and if you have a specific preference please contact us to discuss.

Tour Option
From April to October the Jacobite Stream Train runs along the stunning West Highland Line and crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct and there is the option to take a single journey from Mallaig to Fort William - Information on booking the Jacobite Steam Train.

Ferry Sailings
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 we would return to Inverness via the Isle of Skye bridge but we are not responsible for any costs incurred from the Jacobite Steam Train booking (if applicable).