2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

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...

Highlights

Five Sisters of Kintail

Eilean Donan Castle

Black Cuillin

Portree

Old Man of Storr

Kilt Rock

The Quiraing

Armadale Castle

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Inverlochy Castle

The Great Glen

I can promise our tour will include nearly all the wonderful Hebridean views shown in the video above... but maybe not the weather!

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

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness 6-7pm
(2 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, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Portree for your overnight stop 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.

Ferry Sailings
Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can very occasionally occur. While we cannot be responsible for any extra accommodation, food or other costs that clients may incur due to ferry delays and cancellations, we will make every effort to adapt the tour to minimise disruption. Please note that no refunds will be given for tour and itinerary changes due to ferry changes and cancellations. To date all our tours have crossed over to Mallaig without any significant delays.

2020 Booking Update
Please note that we are now taking bookings for 2020. As dates for multi day tours tend to book up quite far in advance, for the widest choice of available tour dates (and accommodation options) we recommend that you book as early as possible.