Visit The Isle of Skye
Many people visiting Scotland want to see the Isle of Skye, but if you only have one day in which to see it, I can take you there in one day! It is a longer day than some of my tours, just because it takes a while to get there. The scenery on the North loop of the island holds the best views, so on this tour I tend to stick to this part of the island. We start the day in Inverness, and travel up Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, with a short stop here so you can see the castle. From here we continue along to Eilean Donan Castle. Again we will stop here for a short time, so you have the chance to get a photo of the castle. Continuing north, we will cross the Skye Bridge over to the Isle of Skye. Our first stop on the Isle will be at Sligachan, where you can get a beautiful view of the Cuillin Hills. A real breath-taking piece of scenery! We will travel up to Uig, and visit the wonderful Fairy Glen. This is a beautiful naturally occurring landscape, well worth a visit. From the Fairy Glen we will cut across the high moors towards The Quiraing, an ancient landslide along the Trotternish Ridge, and in my opinion one of the most stunning landscapes in Scotland. From there we will visit Kilt Rock, a basalt rock formation, which resembles the folds of a kilt – hence the name! From here you will get a view along the coastline to the Old Man of Storr, one of the most iconic landscapes of Scotland. From here we return down the Great Glen (it’s good to see it from both directions) where you again will have the chance to see some of the resident wild goats of the area.
Tour Photo's & Movies
Visit The Isle of Syke
1 from Urquhart Castle.JPG
2 past Eilean Donan Castle.JPG
3 across the Skye Bridge.JPG
4 onto the Isle of Skye.JPG
5 the Blackhill Waterfall.JPG
6 to Slignacha.JPG
7 Slignacha Hotel for longer stay on Skye.jpg
8 and the Seumas' Bar.JPG
9 with over 450 Malt Whiskies.JPG
11 and the Fairy Glen.JPG
12 is also possible for camping.JPG
13 Quiraing, the northernmost summit.JPG
14 of the Trotternish Ridge.JPG
15 Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls.JPG
16 and the Old Man of Storr.JPG
17 Portree is the last stop.JPG
18 on the back to Inverness.JPG
Tour Type: Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Landscape
Transportation Method: 7 Seater VW Caravelle T4 1997
Activity Level: Light
Family Friendly: Yes. I have one Baby and 3 Child seats available German (fluent), English (fluent) explanation
Maximum travellers: 6
Dates, Tour Duration & Start Times.
Duration: 10 hours, starting at 8 am
If you would like to extend the day to more than 10 hours there will be an extra charge of £30 per hour for the whole group.
'price at time of booking'
TOUR PRICE: £450 GBP
Estimated Local Cash Needed
Local Cash: £30
Free! Everywhere we visit on this tour is free of charge. All you would need to pay for is food and drink.
This is simply a day trip out to Skye, and a tour round the island. As it takes time to get there, we don’t have much time to stop along the way, but you will be able to take in the astounding scenery from the comfort of the van, and spend more time exploring Skye. • The Great Glen with a stop at Urquhart Castle • stop at Eilean Donan Castle • Skye Bridge • Fairy Glen • The Quiraing along the Trotternish Ridge • Kilt Rock • The Old Man of Storr
Vehicle including fuel
Public liability insurance
Minibus Hire and Reward Car Insurance
I can arrange to pick you up anywhere between Elgin and Inverness including Inverness airport. Local railway or bus stations are Elgin, Forres, Nairn and Inverness. If you are staying somewhere locally, I can collect you from your hotel or B&B. I will either come into reception or have a name board as appropriate. Please specify the exact location where you would like to be collected. My tours generally start at 9:00 am, please specify if you would like a different time. End location: I will return you to your place of choice in the area as above. Location options: Address or location upon traveller's request, Airport, Invergordon Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon traveller's request, Rail or Bus Station. I will be waiting for you with a sign saying TORSTEN