Take a journey to the Isle of Skye, taking in some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and one of its most famous castles…
The Isle of Skye Experience – Private Tour for up to two* people – £495
* If a group of three are happy to share the back seat of a Subaru Outlander 4 x 4 which is very spacious, then three people are welcome to book for exactly the same price as two.
If you wish to book for a larger group, please contact us.
This can be booked as a stand-alone tour, or added as an additional day to your Outlander Tour.
The Isle of Skye Experience includes a professional quality photographic record of your complete tour.
We also offer a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony to couples who wish to renew their wedding vows whilst on tour with us.
We will collect you from your overnight accommodation at 8.00am.
The journey you’ll take throughout this day will transport you through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, and every mile is beautiful. Sandy beaches, blue Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens,… this journey has everything. It’s a photographer’s paradise.
Cuillin Mountains – enjoy the spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.
Portree – enjoy some leisure time to enjoy lunch and wander around this bright and colourful town.
See the Old Man of Storr – although we won’t be walking up the mountain to see the Old Man himself, this video shows the views from partway up the mountain. This is the scenery that you’ll be traveling through…
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls – enjoy these beautiful falls and famous viewpoint. Mealt Waterfall descends 60m into the Sound of Raasay, and on windy days it doesn’t even reach the bottom as it blows back up the cliff. The backdrop to the falls is a rock formation which looks strikingly similar to the pleats of a Scottish Kilt. You may even catch a rainbow there too.
The Quiraing – this part of the Trotternish ridge is incredible! It was formed by a large landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. This awe-inspiring landscape and has featured in films such as ‘The BFG’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Stardust’, ‘The Land That Time Forgot’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ’47 Ronin’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’. The area features places including the famous rock pinnacle, The Needle, the hidden plateau of The Table, and The Prison, a natural rock formation that can look very much like a castle from certain angles. The Quiraing portion of the Trotternish landslip is still moving today!
The North Coast of Skye – enjoy the breathtaking views as we travel around the Trotternish Peninsula…
Flora MacDonald’s Grave – it is said that Flora’s funeral in 1790 was attended by several thousand mourners, who between them drank 300 gallons of whisky. Tradition has it that she was buried in a shroud made from a bed-sheet in which Bonnie Prince Charlie had slept.
Sligachan – we’ll stop at this beauty spot for a rest and a cuppa…
Eilean Donan Castle – after leaving the Isle of Skye, we’ll be visiting this iconic castle which has to be one of the most famous in Scotland. Used as a filming location for many movies: ‘Highlander’, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ‘The New Avengers’, ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘James Bond – The World is Not Enough’… its famous bridge and romantic turrets draw sightseers from all over the world. A visit here is a truly unforgettable experience. Although we will be stopping here for a break, it won’t be possible to tour the inside of the castle.
Loch Ness – you’ll end your day with a drive along the beautiful and deep Loch Ness, which contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. This drive will include a viewpoint over the spectacular Urquhart Castle.
You’ll arrive back in Inverness at approximately 8.00pm.
Price is £495, which includes Tour Guiding and vehicle for the day for two* people. The price is not per person. * If a group of three are happy to share the back seat of a Subaru Outlander 4 x 4 which is very spacious, then three people are welcome to book for exactly the same price as two.
We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable landscape, and sharing it with you. So, allow us to showcase the beauty of Scotland to you, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey in comfort…
Your Private Isle of Skye Tour includes:
- Transport and Tour Guiding to the above locations in a very comfortable Subaru Outback 4 x 4.
- Collection from your hotel or B&B in the morning, and drop off at a location of your choice (within reasonable distance) at approximately 8.00pm after your day’s touring.
- Professional quality photographic record of your complete Tour. The photographs will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the completion of your tour. Here is a link to some of the Outlander Tour photos taken of recent clients who have kindly given us permission to share them on social media and on our website (we don’t do that as the norm).
What’s not included: Your travel to Inverness, admission fees, meals and overnight accommodation are not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to here in Inverness.
Accommodation: You are welcome to choose from many options for overnight accommodation in Inverness, from the luxury option of staying at Culloden House Hotel through to a local B&B. You may even wish to stay in the city centre to enjoy evening walks along the River Ness. The VisitScotland website contains a superb listing of local accommodation, and you can access the list here. It is up to you to organise and pay for your own overnight accommodation direct with the venue of your choice.
Meals are not included in your tour. We provide a large flask of hot water, along with coffee and a selection of teas in the car as light refreshments. We also provide a large cool bag and cold bottled water. As your Tour Guides, we will bring our own food and refreshments, leaving you free to decide whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down lunch at one of the locations, or whether you’d like us to take you to a supermarket to purchase a packed lunch to eat later in the day. We will store your packed lunch in the large cool bag until required. You can let us know when we collect you which lunch option you’d prefer for the day, and we will be happy to accommodate you.
More details are on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
To Book your Tour…
Simply contact us with your preferred dates and the tour you’d like to book, and we will forward to you by email a PayPal invoice for the amount due. PayPal is a quick and simple way to pay in your own currency. You can pay the emailed invoice by debit or credit card and you do not need to have a PayPal account. Simply check your email and follow the instructions. Please note that PayPal charge a small fee for conducting the transaction which ranges between 3.4% – 5% of the amount, depending on the country you’re booking from. This small fee will be added to the amount we invoice you for. We find that PayPal is cheaper than doing an international bank transfer, whilst also being a safe and secure way to pay.
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Prices in different currencies
The Loch Ness One Day Tour: Prices shown below in different currencies:
|AUD Australian Dollar||$811|
|CAD Canadian Dollar||$828|
|NZD New Zealand Dollar||$879|
|USD US Dollar $||$619|