Explore some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and one of her most famous castles…

  • Book this as a Private Tour on a date of your choice – available from March through to December each year.
  • The price is £795 for up to 6 people between May and October or off-peak it is £675 for up to 6 people in March, April, November or December.
  • It includes two tour guides looking after you very well, plus professional-quality photographs of your tour sent to you afterwards.
  • This price is for your tour guides, vehicle and photographs. Accommodation, admission fees and lunches are not included.

Please note that this tour is for adults or accompanied teenagers only. We do not cater for children younger than 12 years old. This is a 12 hour, 300 mile trip – not suitable for young children, toddlers or babies. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Note also, that there is insufficient time for any long walks or a sit-down lunch in a cafe or restaurant on this one day tour. If you would like to enjoy a sit-down lunch, then we would need to omit parts of the tour to make time. If you wish to take advantage of sight-seeing walks such as to the Fairy Pools and/or the Old Man of Storr, then you would need to book a two or three day Isle of Skye Tour with us and book well in advance (6 to 12 months) in order to secure accommodation.

Please Contact us for details.

Your Tour Itinerary…

We will collect you from your overnight accommodation at 8.00am. Please be aware that the Isle of Skye tour is longer than our other touring days. This is a 12 hour tour running from 8.00am to 8.00pm which transports you through 300 miles of some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.

Journey through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, where every mile is beautiful. Sandy beaches, blue Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens…

Loch Ness – you’ll begin 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.

Beach village on the shores of Loch Ness… our first stop of the day will be at a small village on the banks of Loch Ness where you’ll have your photos taken by Andy at an iconic monument to the famous Loch.

Haunted Graveyard – you’ll visit a graveyard with an incredible and spine-tingling history behind it.

Viewpoint – we’ll stop at an incredible viewpoint looking out over many miles of the Highlands.

Fort Augustus – we’ll have a short stop at this picturesque Highland village on the southern tip of Loch Ness. In the early 17th century, the village became known by the name of the fort built by General Wade, Fort Augustus. While there, you’ll  see the 5 locks that run through the River Oich and the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal and lock system, built by Thomas Telford in the early 1800s.

Two more viewpoints – we’ll take you on a short detour to enjoy one of the most spectacular views in Scotland…

Eilean Donan Castle – you’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. If you would like to tour inside the castle, we can shift the timings on the itinerary slightly to allow you to do so.

Then we’ll travel over the sea to Skye…

Kyleachin – we’ll stop at this small village briefly for some beautiful views of the Skye Bridge.

Cuillin Mountains – enjoy the spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.

PortreePortree – we’ll enjoy lunch and a wonderful gift shop at a location just on the outskirts of this colourful town.

The Old Man of Storr is an incredible rock formation that can be seen for miles…

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls descend into the Sound of Raasay. 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 Staffin Dinosaur Museum was established by Dugald Ross in 1976 when he was only a teenager. The species he identified in the area include Stegosaurus, Megalosaurus, Cetiosaurus, Hadrosaurus, and Ceolophysis. (Closed from November to April)

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!

Skye Museum of Island Life – Step back in time to an old Highland village. The museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life one hundred years ago (closed on a Sunday and from October to Easter).

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…

Heading back towards Inverness – our drive will include a viewpoint over the spectacular Urquhart Castle.

You’ll arrive back in Inverness at approximately 8.00pm.

For a Gallery of our Isle of Skye photos, click here.

Why are our tours so different?

A Professional Photographic Album of Your Tour: Throughout the tour we will take professional quality photographs of you in each location (only with your permission of course), and we will e-mail you a complete photographic record of your tour within two weeks. Here is a link to photos of recent Outlander clients who have kindly given us permission to share them.

Two very passionate Tour Guides: We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable history, and sharing it with you.

Your Private Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness includes:

  • Transport and Tour Guiding to the above locations either in our very comfortable all-wheel-drive, air-conditioned Subaru Outback (1-2 people) or our equally comfortable and air-conditioned Mercedes minibus (3-6 people).
  • 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.
  • Professional quality photographic record of your complete tour.

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.

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.

To Book your Isle of Skye One Day Tour from Inverness…

Select your date, book and pay for your private Isle of Skye One Day Tour from Inverness using the booking widget below. You are welcome to combine this tour with our other Tours. If you would like to then please either book and pay for them separately, or make an enquiry via the form on our Contact us page – let us know how which tours you would like to book together and on what dates. We can then send you a single quotation and payment request by e-mail.

A confirmation of your booking and your payment will be sent to you from us and from Stripe, our secure payment gateway. For more information about online booking and Stripe – click here for our FAQs page. Please also read our Terms and ConditionsBy booking with us, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions. The person booking the tour (the lead person) does so on behalf of all the other individuals included on the booking, so that all are bound by the booking conditions.

If you are booking well in advance and would prefer to pay a 20% deposit, then please send us an enquiry via the form on our Contact us page. Sorry, our online booking system does not currently support the choice of either deposit or full payment – we are working to provide this option in the future. In this case, the remainder of your payment will be due 60 days prior to your touring dates.  Similarly, if you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please Contact us and we will forward our bank details on to you.

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Please note that this tour is for adults or accompanied teenagers only. We do not cater for children younger than 12 years old. This is a 12 hour, 300 mile trip – not suitable for young children, toddlers or babies. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

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The price is £795 for up to 6 people between May and October or off-peak it is £675 for up to 6 people in March, April, November or December