This tour caters for the day tripper that is already on the Isle of Skye and is looking for a day trip of the Island, on their way back to Inverness via Eilean Donan castle.
We travel through an area of soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and wild moorlands as you traverse through Glen Sheil under the shadow of the Five Sister’s of Kintail.
We start the day with a short drive we stop at the charming Fairy Glen. This is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside.
Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!
Next up is the Quiraing, a landscape used in many sci-fi films, and known for its other-wordly rock formations and stunning vistas. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.
We stop for lunch in the wonderful town of Staffin at the bottom of the Quiraing overlooking the Island named after the later, where a local crofter swims his cattle over in spring for grazing and returns them in autumn, they must be the only swimming cattle in Britain.
We travel on southbound, We make a stop at Kilt Rock, the dinosaur stamping ground of Skye with its rich fossil heritage. This whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum in stone. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land and the history of it’s people.
The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, rising to a height of 720m. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, taking in a stunning cliff top view out to the islands of Rhona, Raasay and the mountains of Assynt.
The tour takes in large parts of the eastern side of Skye with it’s awesome skies and endless ocean, before heading south and back over the Skye Bridge to the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Then on to Eilean Donan Castle.
The castle is the most visited in the Highlands and arguably the most beautiful. What a wonderful sight it is, sitting at the corner of three lochs!
You will have the opportunity to take a tour of the castle, the stronghold of the McCrae clan and the headquarters of James Bond’s M in “The World is not Enough”. Wonder at the castle’s amazing array of ancient weaponry.
Our route back to Inverness takes us across a large expanse of wilderness, well off the tourist trail and you will enjoy a secret stop before visiting the wonderful Rogie Falls before returning to the city.
Exclusions: Accommodation, Visitor attraction entrance fees, Food.
We will be taking a lunch break and there will always be a cafe or shops for you to buy lunch or just bring a packed lunch.
Please bring cash, as some places do not accept cards.
Isle of Skye - we will contact you to arrange a location.
Adult - £65
Children (5-15) - £59
Seniors - £59
Students - £59
Please call to book, as very limited seats are available.
Hotline: 01478.613514 or 07931.352628 (out of office hours)
From April to October.