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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle

From £55 per adult

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January — December

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This one-day adventure takes you through some of Scotland's most iconic scenery – to reach the iconic and beautiful Isle of Skye. You’ll also get to explore Eilean Donan Castle and make a quick visit to Loch Ness before we return to Inverness.

An enjoyable journey to Skye…

We have planned this itinerary based on the beautiful landscapes of the Scottish western highlands. As we leave Inverness, we will be able to take in the fabulous views over the Moray Firth when driving over the Kessock Bridge, the first multi-cable-stayed bridge in the UK and biggest of its kind in Europe. If we are lucky, the sunrises can be particularly spectacular when crossing the bridge.

Our journey continues past Contin, along the side of the Black Water, and through the remarkable Highland landscapes. The next stop will be at the lovely Kyle of Lochalsh, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable – and well deserved – tea break with views to the Skye Bridge.

 

Over the Sea to Skye…

Next, you’ll cross onto the little island of Eilean Ban, where Gavin Maxwell, the author of the “Ring of Bright Water,” lived for some time while studying otters and other local wildlife. Who knows… we may have a few opportunities for watching and photographing the island’s wildlife ourselves!

And now, make yourself comfortable, sitting forward in your seat with your back straight and your camera ready, as you are about to cross the Skye bridge and discover a unique, extraordinary paradise for nature-lovers.

Skye is a genuinely special destination as you will experience on this tour. A stunning wee island with lots to offer to its visitors; from its wonderful natural landscapes and powerful history to its spectacular local food and drinks. We will journey up this magical island and gently take in the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills. This is followed by a beautiful stop in the highly photogenic Sligachan Bridge, with probably one of the best views in the world. We will then follow the east coast road to Portree, the capital of Skye and one of its highlights. This will be our lunch stop, where you will have time to enjoy one of the good reasons people visit this lovely town – the fish and chips. With a lovely view of the colorful harbor – just watch out for the seagulls!

After a tasty treat and a relaxed drive back to the south, we will leave Skye and make our way to what is recognized as one of the most photographed castles in the world…

 

Discover Eilean Donan, Scotland’s most iconic Castle…

Eilean Donan Castle* is one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles (and a very popular location for films and TV shows). It’s so special it even sits perched on its own little island at the head of Loch Duich! We find its history extremely fascinating, from raids and sieges to its destruction during the Jacobite rising in 1719. You will have the opportunity to snap some photographs of this iconic castle.

 

Homeward Bound via Loch Ness…

Our one-day adventure wouldn’t be complete without a quick visit to Loch Ness. The dark waters of this loch carry Scotland’s greatest unsolved mystery, making it one of our biggest tourist attractions!

The first documented sighting of our very popular Loch Ness Monster (Nessie for us, friends) took place a long long time ago… 565 AD! Join us now in our monster spotting as we drive along the shore of Loch Ness. You’ll then stop close to the loch at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see a delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, the same engineer who created the Caledonian Canal.

 

Glen Affric, a land worth restoring…

Not far away from here, Trees for Life are working on the reforestation of the stunning wild forest at Glen Affric. As you already know, we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously, currently involved in supporting the work of this charity, by helping them with their quest to restore our native Caledonian woodlands. With your amazing support, we have been able to help to return a wild forest to Glen Affric, which makes us very proud!

 

Return to Inverness

After having a final break amongst Invermorriston Falls, board our bus for the return journey to Inverness, arriving in the early evening. Our one-day Skye tour finishes just a few minutes’ walk from the start point.


Departure days:

Daily (April 11 – Oct 16)

Tues/Thu/Sun (Oct 16 - April 10)

No tours running Dec 25 / 26 and Jan 01 / 02



Departs/Returns:

Check-in 7:45am/ Departs 8:00 am / Returns 19:15 pm

Meeting point:

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street IV1 1LT

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Contact details

Highland Experience Tours
1 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1RE
Starting
Inverness
Length
1
Day
Transport
Minibus
Type
Medium Group (17-30)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Castles Family Film and TV History Landscapes Photography Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Tour prices

From

  • £55 Per Adult
  • £52 Per child
  • £52 Concession

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Tour company information

Highland Experience Tours

Your Scotland experience starts here. From monsters and mountains, chapels and chieftains to castles and whisky, we want to give you the most authentic Scottish experience possible. From the comfort of our luxury bespoke vehicles to our legendary, fully qualified guides, we can’t wait to show you our country. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a job doing something we really enjoy; everyone at Highland Experience shares a passion for travel and helping other people discover Scotland’s Highlands. Our love for real, sustainable and unique tour experiences makes us who we are.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am -10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 8pm

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