Your ship will anchor off shore and use tenders to transport you ashore, to the tiny harbour of Portree, the name of the town of Portree commemorates the visit of King James the V in 1540, records have it that it was originally called Portray and was believed to have been inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic period.
You'll board your Bus in the main square and travel North towards the Old Man of Storr travelling parallel to Loch Fada with fascinating views of the Trotternish peninsula.
On this tour you will experience a rugged land of magnificent peaks, fast flowing rivers and isolated moors.
We will transport you to the far northern peninsula of Skye at Trotternish, where you will have plenty time to explore and take several short walks in an area of fantastical landscapes and stunning coastal vistas.
These are some of the highlights you will see:
The Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr is one of the iconic natural features of the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, the longest in the UK, rising to a height of 720m. This amazing landscape should be part of any tour to the island and has made Trotternish the most popular visitor destination on Skye. 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, film location for among others the Ridley Scott 2012 directed science fiction film Proetheus.
The Trotternish coastline is the most famous on Skye. It dates from the Mid-Jurassic period, formed 175 million years ago and is the dinosaur stamping ground of Scotland. The beaches are rich in fossils, the rocks are ancient and twisted. The whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land. As part of the tour we will visit two indoor museums. The dino museum has an internationally important collection of dinosaur fossils: here you can see their footprints embedded in stone, taken from the local beaches.
Kilt Rock with the distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon hills on the mainland, this weird landscape is used as a film location for many Sci-Fi movies, and is known for it’s amazing rock formations.
Home to the dinosaurs of Skye’s ancient past and home to the most traditional people on the Isle of Skye. Only hear will you experience stunning vistas, swirling mists and shifting suns around you.
We take the opportunity to drive right up to the Trotternish ridge at the Quiraing, lying in the far North of Skye.
The Quiraing is a landscape used in many sci-fi films, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.
Come to the cliff edge with us and see it for yourself!
Highland Life Museum
To finish our day we stop at the Highland Life Museum you will see a whole village of traditional black houses, complete with thatched roofs and can learn about the old ways of the native peoples. Enjoy some of the best shopping on the island in the museum shop filled with quality local products.
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.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over varying uneven terrain with gravel, cobblestone surfaces and wooden floors.
Guests will have to negotiate some steps. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Exterior walking portions of the listed tours will be conducted in all weather conditions (rain or shine).
Guests are advised to take the appropriate weather gear and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Transportation has been obtained for the excursion program; however, all vehicles' air-conditioning systems may not be to North American standards.
These are the Ships we will be offering Shore Excursions for:
Ship Amsterdam, Holland American Line, 3 May 2019
Ship Star Pride, Windstar Cruises, 24 May 2019
Ship Rotterdam, Holland America Line, 13 August 2019
If yours ship is not in the list above contact us.
Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions.
All Prices quoted in Pound Stirling (GBP): Adult £69.99 / Child £64.99
Duration: 5 hr(s) 30 min(s)
Departure Time: Depending on arrival of Ship, however our staff will be on the Pier waiting for you.