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  • 2 Day Eilean Donan, & Skye Tour from Inverness

    2 Day Eilean Donan, & Skye Tour from Inverness

    Departing from Inverness every Saturday from May to September for 2 days exploring Skye
  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Eilean Donan Castle

    The archetypal image of the Scottish castle in stunning scenery. Truly an wow moment. We visit on day one of the tour
  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness

    Possibly, the world's most famous lake with a mysterious unseen inhabitant. We will pass by after leaving Inverness
  • Five Sisters of Kintail

    Five Sisters of Kintail

  • Old Man of Storr

    Old Man of Storr

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Inverness to Skye 2 Day Tour

2 day tour departing on Saturdays from Inverness that visits both Eilean Donan Castle (an iconic castle) and then travels to Skye including Dunvegan Castle, Cuillin Hills & Old Man of Storr. Tour price includes accommodation in B&B/guesthouse. Departs Saturday


  • Best Way to Experience Skye from Inverness
  • Includes visit to iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Stay in Small village in North Skye on Trotternish Peninsula
  • See Quirang & Old Man of Storr
  • Journey back through Achnasheen & North Highlands

Eilean Donan - Loch Ness - Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr - Cuillin Hills - Black Isle


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This tour operates on: Saturday

Day 1 Eilean Donan  & Arrival in Skye.

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Leaving Inverness, we head towards Eilean Donan Castle which is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and also most photographed castles (Highlander Movie) On the way we will pass along Loch Ness and then turn North along Glen Shiel and past the ridge of moutains called the "5 Sisters of Kintail". You’ll have ample time here to explore and take in the scenes that surround it. Over to the scenic Isle of Skye... Next we’ll head onto the misty isle, and towards the colourful town of Portree, a great place to explore and have lunch.

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We’ll then drive around the Trotternish peninsula, giving you the opportunity to take in some of Skye’s most incredible scenery, such as the Old Man of Storr. We’ll spend our night in the beautiful and undisturbed Uig, which lies at the head of a sheltered inlet.

Overnight: Uig

Day 2 Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and more of Skye... 

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Our second day takes us further west towards the traditional seat of the MacDonald clan at Dunvegan Castle (entrance extra) and its spectacular gardens, with its waterfalls and exotic plants. We’ll pass by some incredible sights such as Sligachan bridge on our way to Achnasheen, a tiny settlement in the centre of the northern Highlands.

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Next we’ll visit one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Glen Ord which was established in 1838. Located on the Black Isle, you’ll have the chance to take a tour and watch the distillers at work before enjoying a taste of a dram of their malt whisky, We might finish with an optional Loch Ness Cruise* which is the perfect way to end our tour before we return to Inverness.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Months of Operation: May, June, July, August, September
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days
  • Departure Point: Inverness
  • Departure Point: Visitor Information Centre, Bridge Street
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
  • Expected return Time: 18:00
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

Runs from 14th May to 24th September on Saturdays

Price:

  • Adult £165 per person,
  • Student/OAP/Child: £155
  • Single Traveller: £185

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Muir of Ord

    Village north of Beauly Firth on railway line and well located to visit North East coast or towards the west. 

  • Uig

    The A87 runs northwest from Portree to the tiny ferry port of Uig, dramatically set in a horseshoe bay and the departure point for ferries to Tarbert (Harris) and Lochmaddy (North Uist).

  • Dunvegan Area

    The visitor guide on Dunvegan on Skye with information on and around the place including attractions, sleeping and eating and self catering cottages in Dunvegan.

  • Achnasheen

    A small hamlet of just 28 people 40 miles north west of Inverness.

  • Dornie

    Dornie is a small fishing village nestles in the west highlands of Scotland. Our visitor guide to Dornie in the Scottish Highlands includes what to see and do and accommodation options.

Castle Visited

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    One of the world's quintessential castles: Eilean Donan is familiar from films and stunning in its romantic location. Open daily.

  • Dunvegan Castle

    The Clan MacLeod has had its family seat at Dunvegan Castle since about the 12th century. It remains the seat of the Clan and a castle well worth visiting for its history and excellent state of repair

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