Come and join us for this epic experience that is a must for every fan of the hit TV series Outlander. Travel through the ancient glens and discover hidden castles and villages where Jamie and…
- Private Tour 1-8 people | Suitable from +5 years old
Experience the Isle of Skye!
Spend four days discovering landscapes and local legends on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Recently voted the fourth best island in the world by National Geographic Magazine, it is little wonder that Skye is one of the most popular tourist locations in Scotland.
- Departs from your accommodation at 9 a.m.
- Hotel drop-off at 6 p.m. approximately
- Bring waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
- Transportation and air conditioning as standard
- The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
- Estimated cash needed for lunch and visitor attractions would be £80
- Tour exclusions – Entry fees to visitor attractions and accommodation, lunch stops
- Day 1, 2, & 3 – The Isle of Skye
- Day 4 – Back to Glasgow or Edinburgh
You depart your accommodation and travel north through the Trossachs National Park. Often called the ‘Highlands in miniature’, we make a quick stop and enjoy the stunning views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.
Cross over the ancient national fault line and travel into the highlands, where the landscapes change dramatically. This is where we first catch a glimpse of the Rannoch Moor, which is covered in heather, lochans, and peat bogs. You also enjoy stunning views of the Black Mount and the Buachaille Etive Mor.
We then travel through Scotland’s most famous valley, Glencoe. Feel history come alive when we tell the tales of the massacre of the Macdonald clan, which took place in 1692. This is where we stop for our lunch at the award-winning Clachaig Inn.
We then travel through the Great Glen, eventually traveling west towards the stunning Eilean Donan Castle. This has to be Scotland’s most photographed castle, which is heaped with history. Soon we arrive at your accommodation in Skye with enough time to explore your surroundings and enjoy a traditional Scottish meal.
We travel to the north of the island towards the Trotternish Ridge, which is home to some of the most dramatic mountain formations in the world. Enjoy the spectacular cliffs of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the beautiful mountain pass of the Quiraing.
You then travel to one of Scotland’s most fascinating and scenic graveyards, the Kilmuir graveyard, which is the final resting place of Flora Macdonald, the ‘Preserver of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.’ It is said that there were over 3000 mourners at her funeral in 1790, and they drank 300 gallons of whisky in her memory. From here, you can enjoy the stunning views looking over the Minch towards Harris, North Uist, and Lewis.
We take the short drive down to the Fairy Glenn, which is very similar to the Quiraing but only in miniature. Walk through the windy paths and round-topped hills that give the glen an otherworldly feel. Climb on top of the Fairy Castle, which is called Castle Ewan, and enjoy the beautiful views that the glen has to offer.
We then drive you back to your accommodation.
You visit the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod’s Dunvegan castle. The castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has a wealth of history and five-star gardens for you to enjoy.
You then travel to the most westerly point on the island and take in the spectacular views at Neist Point. Here you can look down towards the famous Neist Point lighthouse, where you may also be able to see dolphins and whales swimming by in the sea below.
We then travel to our final location for the day and enjoy the views of the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle. The Fairy Pools are rock pools of crystal clear mountain water that are spring-fed from the Cuillin Mountains. Embark on the stunning 2.4-km walk from the car park and take in the awesome views of the rock pools and waterfalls.
We then take you back to your accommodation.
No visit to the Isle of Skye is ever complete until you visit the tiny township of Elgol, which offers stunning views over Loch Coruisk. On your outward boat journey from Elgol you will visit the large colony of seals and see the famous ‘Bad Step’. You will see a rich variety of sea birds and possibly golden eagles or sea eagles. Sightings of dolphins, porpoises, whales and basking sharks are also possible – sometimes in great abundance!
Your captain Seumas Mackinnon has had the pleasure of running passenger boat trips from the pier in Elgol to visit Loch Coruisk for nearly 50 years and will do all he can to make this a trip of a lifetime.
We will then travel back to the mainland by ferry and travel towards the famous Glenfinnan Monument. The monument was built in 1815 to commemorate the clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Princes standard was raised here on the 19th of August 1745 at the head of Loch Shiel, and was the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.
After your 4 day Skye Experience we will soon arrive back towards the lowlands and drop you off at your accommodation of choice. Haste ye Back !