Drive the full length of Loch Ness, see Cairngorms National park and the stunning Glen Coe, and pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
Inverness to Skye
- Adults ages 16-59
- Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive
- Concessions Seniors(s) 60yrs+ / Students
Three of Scotland’s national treasures: Skye, Eilean Donan, and Loch Ness
This one-day adventure takes you through some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery – past Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle – to reach the Isle of Skye from Inverness. You’ll then experience the very best that this magical place has to offer before returning home via the beautiful Black Isle.
- Photograph Eilean Donan: One of Scotland’s most beautiful castles
- Loch Ness: Home of the famous monster
- The Isle of Skye: Explore this incredible island
- The Cuillin Hills: Loch Slapin, Blaven, and Eilean Ban
- The Black Isle: Wonderful scenery and fascinating history
This is Scotland’s must-see!
Join us in our adventure and discover some of the most dramatic and picturesque landmarks in Scotland; from the always popular Loch Ness to hidden gems not found in guidebooks. Meet one of our amazing guides and enjoy this unforgettable experience.
A day to explore Skye…
Our journey will take us through some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery – to reach the beautiful Isle of Skye. You’ll also get to photograph Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most spectacular castles in the UK (which is saying something).
An enjoyable journey to Skye…
Our one-day adventure begins with a quick visit to Loch Ness. The dark waters of this loch carry Scotland’s greatest unsolved mystery, making it one of our biggest tourist attractions!
The first documented sighting of our very popular Loch Ness Monster (Nessie for us, friends) took place a long long time ago… 565 AD! Join us now in our monster spotting as we drive along the shore of Loch Ness.
We will also stop to get views of the ruined Urquhart Castle, perched on the loch’s edge, before we travel through the stunning Glen Shiel – you’ll spot the 5 sisters and hear of the epic battle that took place here long ago.
Discover Eilean Donan, Scotland’s most iconic Castle…
Next we head further west to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles (and a very popular location for films and TV shows). It’s so special it even sits perched on its own little island at the head of Loch Duich! We find its history extremely fascinating, from raids and sieges to its destruction during the Jacobite rising in 1719. You will have the opportunity to snap some photographs of this iconic castle before we continue on our journey…
Over the Sea to Skye…
Next, you’ll cross onto the little island of Eilean Ban, where Gavin Maxwell, the author of the “Ring of Bright Water,” lived for some time while studying otters and other local wildlife. Who knows… we may have a few opportunities for watching and photographing the island’s wildlife ourselves!
And now, make yourself comfortable, sitting forward in your seat with your back straight and your camera ready, as you are about to cross the Skye bridge and discover a unique, extraordinary paradise for nature-lovers.
Skye is a genuinely special destination as you will experience on this tour. A stunning wee island with lots to offer to its visitors; from its wonderful natural landscapes and powerful history to its spectacular local food and drinks. We will journey up this magical island and gently take in the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills.
Portree for lunch…
We will then continue north to Portree, the capital of Skye and one of its highlights. This will be our lunch stop, where you will have time to explore the village and taken in a lovely view of the colorful harbor – just watch out for the seagulls!
The dramatic Trotternish Peninsula…
It is the most northerly of Skye’s peninsulas and it contains some of the most striking landscapes in Scotland. Here we will stop for photographs at The KiltRock, Mealt Waterfall and The Old Man of Storr. We will also stop to view the incredible Quirang. This is possibly the most memorable part of Skye. No matter the weather, the landscape here is hauntingly beautiful. It is an enormous landslip created and still developing over millions of years.
Iron-Age Dun Beag Broch…
A chance to walk up this ancient structure and take in the views of Skye’s stunning landscapes. Or view one of Skye’s best preserved brochs from afar. There are well over 500 brochs in Scotland, most of them found in northern and western Scotland and the islands.
Eternal youth at Sligachan River…
We will visit the Sligachan River, this river which flows from the Cuillin Hills is said to be enchanted and for those brave enough to dip their face in it’s icy waters are said to be gifted with eternal youth and beauty.
Following part of the North Coast 500 we make our way back to Inverness. This will take us past some final stunning scenery. You’ll see Loch Carron and the Black Isle before crossing the Kessock Bridge into Inverness.
- No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be “changeable”, to say the least. We suggest that you bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket (it has been known to rain in Scotland), sunglasses and plenty of layers.
- Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks, on rough or uneven terrain.
- Although most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, we would also recommend bringing cash with you.
- Don’t forget a camera to snap the fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!
- Please limit your luggage to 1 x small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), along with 1 x small handbag or daypack.