Isle of Skye Tour
Looking for the perfect tour of Skye to see all the amazing sights of this rural slice of Scotland? IT Tours has a fantastic 10 hour tour that will whisk you away through the Highlands of Scotland to see some of the most iconic sights and lesser known gems Scotland has to offer!
Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle
The start of your tour of Skye will begin with two of the most famous tourist hotspots in all of Scotland: the beautiful waters of Loch Ness & the famed Urquhart Castle. Home to Nessie, the ellusive Loch Ness Monser, you’ll be able to take in the sights and snap some great holiday pictures to show off to the family. Scientists have searched for centuries for evidence of Nessie’s presence, but she’s a shy creature…maybe you’ll be the one who’ll get to see her swimming in the cold waters!
From there it’s on to Urquhart Castle, an early 13th Century fort that became one of many fortifications hit by the effects of the Jacobite Uprising. Destroyed in 1692 to keep it out of Jacobite hands, now the ruins have been partially restored allowing you to experience & learn the full history of this cultural landmark. Explore the ruins, try not to feel chilly in the jails, have food in the visitor center and marvel at the full sized Trebuchet on display. Definitely a sight to behold!
Eilean Donan Castle
After that, you’ll travel deeper into rural Scotland and make a stop at one of the most majestic sights in all the Highlands: Eilean Donan Castle. This fully restored 13th Century castle sits on a small island at the point where Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long all meet. Originally built as a defense point to keep the citizens of Kintail safe from Viking attacks, it fell into disrepair for nearly two centruies before being painstaking restored by 1932. One of the most iconic sights in this corner of the Highlands, your tour of Skye will stop here so you can marvel at this incredible scenic spot and learn a little more about the history of this fascinating locale.
Kyle of Lochalsh
The next stop on your exciting tour will be the portside town Kyle of Lochalsh, a lovely & quaint little village that acts as gatekeeper to the Isle and offers you a stunning view of the grand Skye Bridge that you’ll later cross to enter the heart of Skye and the beauty within! A town where life moves slower, it offers a refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Explore the village, buy some souvenirs, enjoy some authentic fresh Fish & Chips and breathe in the lovely Highland air before you cross over the bridge with us and continue on your journey!
Beyond the bridge is the Isle of Skye – Scotland’s backyard – a place where hundreds of thousands of tourists from all across the world come to visit and experience it’s breathtaking views. Your Skye tour will be no different as we’ll be taking you to some of the most well known and jaw-droppinging sights the Isle has to offer. The Cuillin mountain range are an unmissable treat, their piercing peaks visible from most of Skye. You’ll travel through the Quiraing, a series of pinnacles and landslips that have created subtle shapes in the rock-face: look out for the ‘Prison’, ‘Needle’ and ‘Table’. And finally your tour of Skye will include a visit to Kilt Rock, a series of sea cliffs that due to rock formation, vertical columns and intruding cuts, make them look very much like a Highlanders’ kilt!
This is a 10 hour tour
1 to 4 people with a driver/guide £450
up to 8 people with a driver/guide £550
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