This private one-day driver-guided tour takes you along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness, before heading west through Jacobite country towards the Isle of Skye. Once on the island you will visit the Trotternish Peninsula and explore the strange and ancient landscape, which is shrouded in many myths and legends.
A full day private tour from Inverness, with a qualified and local guide, to explore the spectacular Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye
When: Anytime from March to end of October
Start: 9am departure from any Inverness area location
Finish: Flexible – in plenty of time before ship departure.
Total tour time: approximately 10 hours
Transport: Pick up from any location in Inverness or surrounding area in either a large saloon car (suitable for up to 3/4 passengers) or a 9-seater MPV (suitable for up to 8 passengers).
- Complimentary fruit, snacks and water
- Fully qualified guide – accredited with the Scottish Tourist Guide Association
- All transport costs, fuel, parking, etc
- Travel through stunning Highland landscapes
- Photo stop for Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
- Photo stop at the scenic Eilean Donan Castle
- Lunch stop in the pretty harbour town of Portree (maybe you will be tempted by their tasty fish and chips)
- Discover the strange landscapes of the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing
- Stand above the Lealt Waterfalls on the new viewpoint
- Admire the cliff top views at Kilt Rock
- Hear the legends and myths associated with Skye – tales of fairies, sleeping giants and ancient clan feuds
- Sample a dram or try a pint from the onsite brewery at the Sligachan Inn
Following the River Ness, you head away from Inverness, crossing the historic Caledonian Canal before your first glimpse of Loch Ness. Stopping above Urquhart Castle, you will find the perfect photo spot for both the castle and the loch – keeping a careful eye out in case Nessie appears.
Travelling through the heart of Jacobite country, you will hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his loyal followers, as they escaped the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, passing by the site of an earlier battle at Glen Shiel. You will pause at Eilean Donan castle, sat upon its small islet, with an opportunity to take photos, before crossing to Skye.
The mighty Cuillin Mountains greet you during the drive to the colourful harbour town of Portree. Beyond you enter an ancient landscape with a chance to see the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and The Quiraing – some of the most impressive sites on Skye.
Before you return to Inverness you can take some refreshments, and maybe a dram, at the historic Sligachan Inn, famous for its collection of over 400 malt whiskies behind the bar.
Maximum 4 passengers (large saloon) = £460
Maximum 8 passengers (9-seater MPV) = £520