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1 Day Eilean Donan Castle & Skye Tour dep Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. On this wonderful day tour we’ll experience the very best of the Magical Isle,  have a stop for photographs on the shores of Loch Ness and visit Eilean Donan Castle. The tour runs daily from May to September, and 4 times a week in  April and October.

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Tour Highlights: The Black Isle, Achnasheen, Strome Ferry, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Beach-combing, Eilean Donan Castle, The Five Sisters, Invermoriston and Loch Ness

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From Inverness we will make our way through the Black Isle to Garve and onwards to the lonely village of Achnasheen where we will make our first stop of the day. Refreshed we continue our journey through picturesque Glen Carron to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Soon we cross 'over the sea to Skye' by way of the road bridge and head for Broadford, where there is a stop for lunch. Next we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal. The pretty Red Cuillin Hills provide a pleasant start to our journey. As we reach the little village of Torrin, the bulk of Bla Bhein (Blanven) comes in to view. Considered by many to be Scotland’s prettiest mountain it provides breathtaking views.

The road descends to hug the banks of Loch Slappin and here we stop to enjoy some beach combing. The next part of our journey involves a steep climb over Strathaird to reach the little community of Elgol beyond.

We'll have an extended stop in Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills to enjoy. They rise majestically on the opposite banks of Loch Scavaig. If the weather is kind to us there are also stunning seascapes towards Rum and the other Small Isles.

As we cross the Skye Bridge, heading for the mainland, look out for the little island of  Eilean Ban.  The author, Gavin Maxwell, lived in the lighthouse keepers cottage for a while. He is most famous for writing 'Ring of Bright Water' - a book that vividly described living with a family of otters.

We'll make a stop so that you can visit Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views from this most picturesque of castles.

At Glen Shiel, we will see the 'Five Sisters', a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape. Next we travel through Glen Moriston to Invermoriston, where we will have our last stop of the day. Our return to Inverness is along the banks of Loch Ness. We will have a stop for photographs by the loch side - keep a careful look out, just in case you know who makes an appearance!

Castle Visited

Eilean Donan Castle

Exclusions

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host

Inclusions

· Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
· Services of an experienced tour host
· Service charges and taxes

Min Age

3 years

Tour Vehicle Type

Mini Coach

Departure Point

Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop, Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ

Departure Time

Check in: 09:00 hrs Departure: 09:15 hrs

Expected return Time

Tour returns at: 19:30 hrs

Duration of Tour

Full Day

Months of Operation

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Rates & Dates

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
7 April to 12 October, 2014

Daily
12 May to 29 September, 2014

Saturday
19 April 2014 only

Prices(Per Person)

Adult:   £49.00

Child:   £46.00

Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
  • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
  • Child rate apply from 3-12 years inclusive
  • We regret that children under 3 years cannot be carried on this tour.

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Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

Cancellation Policy: More than 3 days notice: Full refund less £5 per person administration fee. 3-1 days: no refund. Day of departure: no refund.