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SPECIAL TOURS - Clan Tours ~~ Dark Deeds Tour ~~ Diana Gabaldon Outlander Tours ~~ North Coast 500 Tour ~~ Rosamunde Pilcher Winter Solstice Tour ~~ The Magical West Tour

A03ii Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness to Eilean Donan Castle, Armadale, Mallaig, Harry Potter Viaduct & Great Glen including a fun and incredibly scenic ferry ride - Eleven Hours

NOT AVAILABLE 20TH OCTOBER TO 28TH MARCH INCLUSIVE nor Sundays in October and April.

Mountain scenery from one of our Skye tours.

Tours are exclusive, but some people have offered the spare seats on their tour as shown in green below.

 For a full list of dates see the calendar page.

You are collected from your Inverness hotel, B&B, the airport or station and we head along the side of Loch Ness stopping at various view points. Scenery along the road to Skye

After Invermoriston we take a stunning drive towards the romantic Isle of Skye. En route is some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery including the renowned Five Sisters of Kintail.

Eventually we arrive at one of Scotland's most photographed castles; Eilean Donan Castle where time is provided for a visit. Other alternatives are available for those who just want a photograph of the castle rather than a visit. Note that the castle is not open in the winter.

We cross the arching Skye bridge to the Isle providing opportunities for a picnic lunch or lunch at the Clan Donald Centre. Great views of the Cuillins too.

Among the options you can choose is to grab a sandwich and build in extra photostops or take a sit down lunch in the charming Ardvasaar Hotel or the renowned Eilean Iarmain (Isle Ornsay) Hotel.

We take a short ferry ride to the small fishing harbour of Mallaig and then back along the "Road To The Isles". The latter includes the opportunity to see the famous "Harry Potter Viaduct" and the Glenfinnan monument. From this location you can also see the location of the computer generated Hogwarts from the "Goblet of Fire" and see from where the galleon emerged in the same film. This monument is supposed to be the rallying point for Charles Edward Stewart, but our guides can also show you the more likely point for the raising of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Standard which is up a short path nearby. We will also give you a good overview of the Jacobite Uprisings (NOT Rebellions!) during this part of the tour.

Isle of SkyeAnother option is to visit the medieval Inverlochy Castle (one of the best preserved medieval keeps in Scotland), once the stronghold of the Comyn clan, the arch rivals of the Bruce family.

Then back towards Inverness with more photostops at the Commando War Memorial and Loch Lochy depending on the time available.

It should be noted that ferries can be cancelled in poor weather and in that case we will take alternative routes. Also, during the winter, early spring and late autumn, daylight may curtail some aspects of the tour. The ferry operator always produce their upcoming schedules very late in the day and we may have to adjust timings to meet their final schedules.

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Price: £395 (allow about £50 for the ferry) for guide and vehicle - check top of calendar for how many passengers each guide can carry - 11 hours.  NOT AVAILABLE 21ST OCTOBER TO 20TH MARCH INCLUSIVE.

Ruined Dunsgiath Castle and the Cuillins seen on our Isle of Skye Tour The Glenfinnan Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore in 1745. Yes the monument does lean and, yes, you may recognise the backdrop scenery from the Harry Potter film, Goblet of Fire Looking towards the Sound of Sleat. Splendid isolation on the Isle of Skye Tour. Highland Cow seen on our Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour The Skye Bridge seen from an optional coffee stop on the Isle of Skye Tour The famous Harry Potter Viaduct as seen from one of the optional short walks on our Isle of Skye Tour Taken on the way to the Isle of Skye in March 2007 A sheep on the Sleat peninsula of Skye on the way to the Mallaig ferry during the Isle of Skye Tour View of the Cuillins from one of our Isle of Skye tours Inverlochy Castle - a real medieval keep in the care of Historic Scotland as viewed on our Isle of Skye Tour