Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour
A full day of stunning Highland scenery on the way to Eilean Donan Castle followed by a visit to the beautiful Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye and a return journey to Inverness via the Isle of Skye ferry, Glenfinnan monument and viaduct and the Great Glen.
The Isle of Skye and Highland Glens 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. Loch Duich awaits us at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains with the stunning Eilean Donan Castle in the distance.
At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient past with time for a visit into the castle to discover its secrets 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 south to the Sleat Peninsula - known as ‘the garden of Skye’ - a less explored area of Skye that is home to a stunning coastline, heather-clad hills and breath-taking views across the Sound of Sleat.
Arriving at Armadale, you can enjoy great local produce at the Armadale Bistro during your late lunch stop. Leaving Skye in the mid-afternoon we take a stunning 40 minute ferry journey across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. Then we continue our tour along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan where we stop to admire the historic monument commemorating the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the raising of the standard in 1745. Glenfinnan also has a magnificent Victorian viaduct and if you don’t mind a short hike up a hill track I can promise you a great view!
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.
Private Tour Price (per tour)
May to September: £500
April and October: £450
Depart Inverness 8am
Return Inverness 7pm
(approx. 11 hours)