2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour
Make more of your trip to the Highlands and the Isle of Skye with a two day tour from Inverness returning back via Lochaber and the Great Glen. Explore the stunning scenery of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye and discover its ancient history and culture.
Day 1 begins at Inverness where we follow the banks of 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 we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye heading for the base of the dramatic Black Cuillin mountain ridge. The late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish Peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock before we take a drive up to the Quiraing for one of the highlights of the whole trip to the Isle of Skye. We then return to Portree for our overnight stop.
Day 2 begins with an early start from Portree through Skye to the Sleat Peninsula - known as ‘the garden of Skye’ - where we stop at the beautiful Isleornsay before visiting Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles. 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 2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour...
Five Sisters of Kintail
Eilean Donan Castle
Old Man of Storr
The Great Glen
Tour Option - Take the Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William
The Jacobite Stream Train runs along the stunning West Highland Line and crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct. You can book a single journey (for Day 3 of our tour) and join the 1410 Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William (subject to availability) while I follow along by road and pick you up at Fort William Train Station where we continue back to Inverness along the Great Glen including Inverlochy Castle and Fort Augustus.
Availability and Notes
• Monday 22nd April to Friday 25th October 2019 (Weekdays).
• Saturday 4th May to Sunday 29th September 2019 (Weekends).
• The Hebridean Explorer does not purchase tickets for The Jacobite Steam Train - these must be purchased in advance by your group through www.westcoastrailways.co.uk.
• The Hebridean Explorer has no affiliation with The Jacobite Steam Train and is not responsible for any delays, changes or cancellations that may occur with The Jacobite Steam Train, and any extra costs that clients may incur.
Private Tour Price (per tour)
April to October: £1050
Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness 6-7pm