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 cross the Isle of Skye bridge to the mainland and 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)
May to September: £1050
October to April: £950 **
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 overnight accommodation in Portree 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. The tour quote will include a list of accommodation recommendations and suggestions for overnight locations.
Tour Options (April to Mid–October)
Return via the Great Glen
On Day 2 we take the Isle of Skye ferry (40 minutes) from Armadale across to Mallaig and explore the Great Highland Glen on our return to Inverness. With this option we would not visit Dunvegan Castle and spend less time in the Sleat Peninsula but instead visit Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct, Inverlochy Castle and enjoy a stunning drive through the Great Glen. (No surcharge)
Jacobite Steam Train
From April to October the Jacobite Steam 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 the Jacobite Steam Train option
Please request one (or both) of these options through the 'Extra Information' section when completing a Tour Enquiry Form for the standard tour.
The tour itinerary is based on experience, previous clients feedback and timings. However, we have a little flexibility and the tour itinerary can be adapted (in advance) to suit specific requests if possible. Please let us know any requests through the 'Extra Information' section when completing a Tour Enquiry Form.
Ferry sailings are generally reliable in the summer months, but delays can occasionally occur. In the event of a ferry cancellation from Armadale to Mallaig for the 'Return via the Great Glen' tour option we would revert to the standard itinerary and return to Inverness via the Isle of Skye bridge.
** Off Season Touring
The Highlands are renowned for changeable weather, even over the summer months. However, from mid-October to early-April, poor weather conditions (wind and rain) are more common and daylight hours are reduced (particularly from November to February). For tours during the off-season, we may offer a modified itinerary (as number of attractions close over the winter months) with slightly shorter touring days and the itinerary and timings may be changed at short notice to adapt to weather conditions.