Isle of Skye Private One Day Tour: For up to two people – £495, for three to six people – £595. Prices are not per person. Tour is available from March to December.
We will collect you from your overnight accommodation at 8.00am. Please be aware that the Isle of Skye tour is longer than our other touring days. This is a 12 hour tour running from 8.00am to 8.00pm which transports you through 300 miles of some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.
Prepare to journey through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, where every mile is beautiful. Sandy beaches, blue Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens…
Loch Ness – you’ll begin your day with a drive along the beautiful and deep Loch Ness, which contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. This will include a viewpoint over the spectacular Urquhart Castle.
Viewpoint – we’ll take you on a short detour to enjoy one of the most spectacular views in Scotland…
Eilean Donan Castle – you’ll be visiting this iconic castle which has to be one of the most famous in Scotland. Used as a filming location for many movies: ‘Highlander’, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ‘The New Avengers’, ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘James Bond – The World is Not Enough’… its famous bridge and romantic turrets draw sightseers from all over the world. A visit here is a truly unforgettable experience. If you would like to tour inside the castle, we can shift the timings on the itinerary slightly to allow you to do so.
Then we’ll travel over the sea to Skye…
Kyleachin – we’ll stop at this small village briefly for some beautiful views of the Skye Bridge.
Cuillin Mountains – enjoy the spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.
Portree – enjoy some leisure time to wander around this picturesque and colourful town.
See the Old Man of Storr – although we won’t be walking up the mountain to see the Old Man himself, this video shows the views from partway up the mountain. This is the scenery that you’ll be traveling through
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls – enjoy these beautiful falls and famous viewpoint. Mealt Waterfall descends 60m into the Sound of Raasay, and on windy days it doesn’t even reach the bottom as it blows back up the cliff. The backdrop to the falls is a rock formation which looks strikingly similar to the pleats of a Scottish Kilt. You may even catch a rainbow there too.
The Quiraing – this part of the Trotternish ridge is incredible! It was formed by a large landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. This awe-inspiring landscape and has featured in films such as ‘The BFG’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Stardust’, ‘The Land That Time Forgot’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ’47 Ronin’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’. The area features places including the famous rock pinnacle, The Needle, the hidden plateau of The Table, and The Prison, a natural rock formation that can look very much like a castle from certain angles. The Quiraing portion of the Trotternish landslip is still moving today!
Skye Museum of Island Life – Step back in time to an old Highland village. The museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life one hundred years ago.
Flora MacDonald’s Grave – it is said that Flora’s funeral in 1790 was attended by several thousand mourners, who between them drank 300 gallons of whisky. Tradition has it that she was buried in a shroud made from a bed-sheet in which Bonnie Prince Charlie had slept.
Sligachan – we’ll stop at this beauty spot for a rest and a cuppa…
Another Viewpoint – enjoy the stunning vistas on this beautiful part of the drive as we head back towards Inverness, but on a different route.
Fort Augustus – we’ll have a short stop at this picturesque Highland village on the southern tip of Loch Ness. In the early 17th century, the village became known by the name of the fort built by General Wade, Fort Augustus, named after the second son of King George. Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became infamous in the Highlands as ‘Butcher Cumberland’ owing to the many atrocities inflicted on the Highland population by his orders. While there, you’ll see the 5 locks that run through the River Oich and the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal and lock system, built by Thomas Telford in the early 1800s. The Caledonian Canal stretches from Fort William to Inverness, and is linked by a series of natural lochs. Here in Fort Augustus is a flight of 5 locks from the top of the canal in Fort Augustus down into Loch Ness.
On route back to Inverness, except this time on the other side of Loch Ness. Be prepared for some more beautiful and expansive vistas…
Loch Ness – our final stop of the day will be at a small village on the banks of Loch Ness where you’ll have your photos taken by Andy at this iconic monument to the famous Loch.
You’ll arrive back in Inverness at approximately 8.00pm.Why are our tours so different?
A Professional Photographic Album of Your Tour: Throughout the tour we will take professional quality photographs of you in each location (only with your permission of course), and we will e-mail you a complete photographic record of your tour within two weeks. Here is a link to photos of recent Outlander clients who have kindly given us permission to share them.
We also offer a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony to couples who wish to renew their wedding vows whilst on tour with us.
Two very passionate Tour Guides: We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable history, and sharing it with you.
If you feel a deep connection with Scotland, then this tour is for you. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this magnificent country in comfort…Your Private Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness includes:
Not included: Your travel to Inverness, admission fees, meals and overnight accommodation are not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to here in Inverness.
Meals are not included in your tour. We provide a large flask of hot water, along with coffee and a selection of teas in the car as light refreshments. We also provide a large cool bag and cold bottled water. As your Tour Guides, we will bring our own food and refreshments, leaving you free to decide whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down lunch at one of the locations, or whether you’d like us to take you to a supermarket to purchase a packed lunch to eat later in the day. We will store your packed lunch in the large cool bag until required. You can let us know when we collect you which lunch option you’d prefer for the day, and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, and embark upon an Outlander Tour with a difference! Visit the filming locations around Edinburgh and the book locations around Culloden and Inverness. Then travel ‘Over the Sea to Skye’… Enjoy all of this, and take a journey back through time to explore your own Past Lives too (optional). Regular Scheduled Tours and Private Tours on dates to suit you. Included: Professional quality photographic record of your entire tour, guide wears the full Jacobite Kilt as worn in the 1745 uprising, Jacobite Weapons demonstration, two guides on every tour.
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