Shortened itinerary NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY; due to limited daylight
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.
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 en route to Portree with its lovely coloured houses and picturesque harbour. Among the options you can choose is to grab a sandwich and build in extra photostops or take a sit down lunch overlooking the lovely harbour.
From Portree we cut across the Isle of Skye from east to west seeing golden beaches and finally arriving for a tasting at the famous Talisker Malt Whisky Distillery.
Here you are guided by Whisky staff around the whole process of making malt whisky from barley and peat through to the finished amber nectar. You also get to taste the spirit. Note that during the winter months the distillery's opening hours can vary and we'll report back to you on any itinerary changes when you book.
After the distillery we drive back down the island, viewing the jagged Cuillin Hills which can sometimes be spectacular.
Depending on the time available, on the return journey we take the coastal road from the Kyle of Lochalsh to the charming seaside village of Plockton. We then join the Loch Carron road for some terrific scenery.
We enjoy some stunning scenery on the leisurely drive back to Inverness taking in the Black Isle and views of both the Moray Firth and Beauly Firth.
It should be noted that in poor weather we may recommend alternative routes and will discuss this with you on the day. Also, during the winter, early spring and late autumn, daylight may curtail some aspects of the tour.
Before booking, please check the distillery is open on the date your require. Current opening is shown below:
January to March Monday - Friday
April - May Monday - Saturday
June to September Every Day.
October Monday - Saturday
November - December Monday - Friday
Christmas & New Year Closed 24th, 25th December and 1st January.
Admission charge £8.00
Price: £395 for guide and vehicle - check top of calendar for how many passengers each guide can carry - 11 hours