From Inverness: Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Tour
- Duration: 12 hours
Travel in style in a Mercedes minicoach and hear about Scotland's turbulent past from your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the views of the mountains of Wester Ross on the drive to Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the castle before traveling over the bridge to Skye. Head through the mountainous heart of the island before arriving in the harbor town of Portree for lunch. After lunch the drive takes you around the Trotternish Peninsula. The guide will point out landmarks, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Quiraing. Make your way back through majestic Glen Shiel, along the shores of Loch Clunie. The final part of the trip takes you along the banks of mighty Loch Ness.
This trip was absolutely fantastic and everything you can hope for. Our tour guide Shawna has a huge knowledge as well as a big passion for her job! She did explain everything perfectly, and when you're looking for an unforgettable day out in Scotland... book this tour!
Depart Inverness at 08:30 and travel west towards Kinlochewe and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Marvel at the imposing form of Beinn Eighe Ridge as it gives way to the world-famous Loch Maree, home to the majestic Golden Eagle. Next, head down through Torridon towards Shieldaig, passing some of Europe’s most ancient geology and wild scenery along the way. Continue up the renowned Bealach Na Ba ("Pass of the Cattle") and onwards to the isolated village of Applecross, where you will stop for lunch. Get incredible views towards the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides as you make your way towards Eilean Donan Castle, a picture-perfect edifice perched on a junction of 3 gorgeous lakes. After your visit to the castle, travel along the shores of Loch Ness en route to Inverness, where you will be dropped off by approximately 19:30.
Our guide Shauna was great, friendly and very informative. She took us to some great locations where I got some great pictures.
Spend 3 days exploring some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Itinerary Day 1: Depart Glasgow at 9.00 AM and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland, you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond the tour travels north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 th...
We were traveling with my adult brother who is on the autism spectrum And everybody especially our tour guide Alastair was very patient and wonderful with him. We had a three week trip in the UK and those three days in the Highlands with the wonder photo stops and interacting among the passengers was our favorite. My brother talked about this portion of the trip the most and we heard Alastair's name a lot as he reaped our trip to Friends and Family. Pictures do not do the highlands justice. We extended our trip just for this excursion and very thankful we did. It was Amazing!!
Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit historic sites and discover remote sandy beaches. Marvel at stunning seascapes and enjoy exploring picturesque villages. Travel in comfort in a small group, enjoying personalized attention and accommodation in guesthouses and B&Bs. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Head north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay, and then into the Cairngorm National Park and to the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. After lunch you’ll spend time on the shores of Loch Insh and then take a short forest walk to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch to village of Dores where you can do some Nessie spott...
Embark on a breathtaking 4-day journey through the Scottish countryside, enjoying the grandeur of the Scottish glens, mountains and coastlines at a relaxed pace. Spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye and stop to take in the dramatic views of untouched nature as you pass the dramatic Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Day 1: Edinburgh - The Kelpies - Glencoe - Fort William Depart Edinburgh at 9:15 AM and travel northwest to visit the Kelpies, the largest pair of horse sculptures in the world and one of Scotland's most fascinating modern marvels. For lunch, stop in either of the small towns of Killin or Callander, passing through beautiful lochs and castles. After enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor, a beautiful location for photographers and nature lovers. You then travel to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most ...
This is my first travel experience and I must say I am very happy I did this trip. The places we visited are beautiful. Our tour guide Adam is very friendly, informative and professional. Highly recommended.
Our Skye High tour is the perfect way for travellers short on time to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. In just three days, go hunting for the Loch Ness Monster, see ruined castles and stunning lochs, and listen to Celtic myths in a proper Highland pub. Day 1 – Edinburgh to Loch Ness On the first day, you’ll leave Edinburgh and head past the ancient capital of Stirling, home to legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and home to bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. The route north then takes you through dramatic Glencoe, the site of the 1692 massacre in the Weeping Glen. Then, it’s off to the Great Glen, under the shadow of Ben Nevis (the tallest mountain in Britain), before arriving in Fort Augustus on the shores of famous Loch Ness. Day 2 – Isle of Skye The second day will see you exploring the Isle of Skye, otherwis...
Fantastic experience! A must see in Scotland. Our knowledgeable tour guide Charlie went above and beyond to make sure the whole bus enjoyed the tour and seen as much
Departing from Edinburgh, travel through Scotland’s Central Belt to Glasgow, here there's time to visit the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, opened in 1901. Then cross the Kingston Bridge over the River Clyde and head north to the village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond. Next, it’s onwards and upwards over the steep pass of 'Rest and be Thankful' in the village of Inveraray, a town lapped by the sea water of Loch Fyne and famed for its oysters and seafood. Next head to Dunadd Iron Age Fort, the coronation site of kings and queens of Dalriada, the ancient Gaelic speaking kingdom. Follow in the footsteps of kings and queens and take the steep but thankfully short path to the summit of the hill. After a stop at Kilmartin Museum, drive through the stunning Argyll scenery to the bustling port and fishing town of Oban, the location of your first night’s stay. In the mornin...
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Just to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 hour minibus group tour on Monday from Inverness to Skye and the Eilean Donan Castle. I sounds a long time but driver-guide Jim McCloud made it both fun and interesting. There were frequent stops - longer ones at the castle and at Portree for lunch. I enjoyed the music that Jim played, and his stories and insights. There were a mix of ages on the trip, but everyone seemed to enjoy it. The scenery, of course, was the real star of the trip. I'd never been to Skye before. It was wonderful to wander round, and even do a bit of climbing, in the mountains. A wonderful trip. Highly recommended - and well worth the money.
We had the most amazing day with Catty, our awesome tour guide! She knew so many interesting things and taught is so much! We even learned about where JM Barry was inspired to write about the lost boys and never never land, along with tons of history about the jackobites and the Prince Charles guy. Seriously beautiful landscapes and tons of fun as well, we would recommend this tour 10/10 times-especially with Catty, she’s the best! ~Shari and Zach
A long but great day out, tour guide Liam kept it fresh at every turn with his interesting facts/knowledge and humour. Incredibly scenic even with the foggy conditions on that day. We did miss the Old Man of Storr because of the mist but we were taken to an alternative viewpoint and the rest of the trip more than made up for it. Would definitely recommend.
Mykel our tour was very generous with his knowledge and experience and with all the extra stops we did. It was truly fun and wonderful!
Great tour! our guide, Jim was really funny and told us lots of interesting stories about the Highlands and Scotland.