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OVER THE SEA TO SKYE

PRIVATE DRIVER-GUIDED TOUR

For Who?
Explorers
How Long?
12 hrs
From Where?
Inverness Area
How Much?
£725

Private Group (max. 5 Adults)

Your Adventure

Explore the Highlands in Style:
Let Elle and our Land Rover Discovery take you to the most amazing places in the Scottish Highlands.


Incredible Scenery, Legends & Ancient Rocks

The Isle of Skye is called the „Isle of Mists" for a reason. Therefore, sunshine can not be guaranteed on this trip to one of Scotland’s most popular islands. However, the misty-moody atmosphere has its very own charm and can make a visit to this jaw-dropping, out ouf this world landscape even more special. On this 12-hour roundtrip from Inverness, we take in many of the island’s highlights - and a few gems on the way.

Our tour starts with a drive along Loch Ness, where we get a glimpse of iconic Urquhart Castle - or perhaps even Nessie. We take some time to admire a hidden gem along the way: The gorgeous Invermoriston Bridge, built by Thomas Telford, who is also known as „the Colossus of Roads".

We then continue along the banks of River Moriston to Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel until we reach the famous Eilean Donan Castle, where you can choose to visit or just grab a coffee before we make our way over the sea to Skye, crossing the imposing Skye Bridge. On our way to Portree we grab the chance to wash our faces in River Sligachan (Aye, there is a story to that...).

After a lunch stop in Portree, we keep heading north: The stunningly beautiful Trotternish Peninsula with its distinctive rock formations and the lovely coastal scenery is certainly one of the highlights of Skye: The fantastic rock pinnacles at the Old Man of Storr, Lealt – a dramatic waterfall, Kilt Rock, where the sea has washed a wonderful pattern into the cliffs, and the dramatic, otherworldly landscape of the Quiraing are all located on the peninsula, that we will be exploring in the afternoon.

After our tour of the peninsula, we will start making our way back to Inverness via the remote Achnasheen Road. You will hear plenty more stories while taking in more breathtaking scenery along the way.

Highlights

- Invermoriston Bridge
- Eilean Donan Castle
- The Skye Bridge
- Sligachan
- The Old Man of Storr
- Lealt Falls
- Kilt Rock
- The Quiraing
- Dramatic views & a few hidden gems

Included
Not Included

- Private Driver-Guided Tour for up to 5 Adults
- Professional STGA-qualified Driver Guide
- Luxury Vehicle, incl. Insurance, Fuel, Parking
- Bottled Water, Fruits & Scottish Treats
- Personal Hand Sanitiser

- Meals / Packed Lunch
- Admission to Visitor Attractions

Over the Sea to Skye
Over the Sea to Skye
Over the Sea to Skye
Tour Times

Monday - Sunday
from 08.00 h

Simply choose a date and time that is convenient to you during the booking process.
If you would like to start your full day tour earlier or need to be back for a certain time, just leave a comment on your booking form.

Starting Point

From your accommodation anywhere around Inverness, Nairn or Elgin.

Further Information

Suitability

Please refer to the tour description and the information in this section to decide whether a particular tour is suitable for you and your group before you make your booking.

Our driver-guided tours are kept at a leisurely pace and are suitable for all age groups.

This tour includes longer drives than usual. For the comfort of our passengers, we recommend a maximum of 5 Adults on this tour.

Walking Sections

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Ascent:

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Walking Time:

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Easy to Moderate - reasonable fitness level required:
Walking over paths and rough ground with some muddy patches and a few short slopes.

Equipment

Our famous Scottish weather has its reputation for a reason. Therefore, it is always good practise to pack an extra layer and a waterproof jacket or coat on top of your sunscreen and your sunglasses. You may need them all.

Please note that we may not be able to take you on parts of the tour if your footwear is not suitable.
In such an event, a (partial) refund is entirely at our discretion.

- Walking Shoes recommended
- Clothes to keep you warm and dry, whatever the weather. We may be exposed to wet and windy weather.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

Accessibility  |  Dietary, Mobility & Special Requirements

We are always happy to make adjustments to our tours to make them more enjoyable for you.

If there is anything we can do or provide, please let us know.


Please inform us about any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

Click here for further information.

COVID-19 Measures

We adhere to the latest government and public health guidance to keep you and us safe and we practice social distancing and maintain the highest hygiene standards on our tours. We have committed to the Good to Go scheme launched by Visit Britain that recognises good practise in following COVID-19 guidelines and have adapted the STGA Good To Go Protocol. For more information on how we implement these guidelines on our tours, please click here.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

Book your Highland Adventure online and pay by Debit or Credit Card.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended. Online Bookings are closing 48 hours prior to tour start.

If you prefer to pay for your tour in a different way or would like to make a last-minute enquiry, just contact us by phone or email to discuss your options.

We strongly recommend that guests arrange suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance prior to their booking.

Cancellations


We know that planning can be a difficult task in uncertain times.
Therefore, we have worked out a straightforward Cancellation Policy for Online Bookings:

 

  • You can reschedule your tour free of charge if things are not working out the way they were planned.

  • If you need to cancel your tour, the following Cancellation Policy applies:

Walking Tours & Virtual Tours

Up to 24 hours prior to tour start

Less than 24 hours prior to tour start

0% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

Half and Full-Day Tours

Up to 14 days prior to tour start

Less than 48 hours prior to tour start

50% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

*) Cancellation costs or processing fees from third-party providers incurred for the specific booking will be charged in addition.

For further information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Contact

Any Questions or Special Requirements?
If there is anything you would like to know or discuss before you place your booking, just get in touch:

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