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$465.97 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh

The full day tour of the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh offers many choices. From the South to the North and the West to the East, Skye has an enormous variety of places for you to visit. The Clan Donald Centre in Armadale has beautiful gardens and is steeped in History. The scenery in the Sleat area is fantastic with great views of the mainland to the South, including Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis. A trip round the loop road through Tarskavaig and Ord provides you with great scenery and the opportunity to see some great wildlife. A trip to Elgol allows you to take a Boat Trip with one of the Boat Operators who sail to Loch Coruisk located under the Cuilins. The main road through Skye also offers some great views, but why not turn off onto some of the side roads for a trip with a difference. Tallisker Distillery could be on your list of places to visit, and why not? You can even have a taste of the product without the worry about who was going to drive. How about a trip to Dunvegan Castle and it's lovely gardens?Hollywood blockbuster film locations, dinosaur footprints, lovely places to eat, the list of places to see on Skye goes on and on, so its up to you. The trip may include a trip to or from Skye on the Skye Ferry across Kylerhea. This has the possibility of being a highlight of your holiday. The regular sighting of the Eagle in Kylerhea is always on the cards, so be ready with your camera. On the Glenelg side of the crossing, you can visit the Redcoats Bernera Barracks only a mile from the ferry. We will also travel the 3 miles to The Glenelg Brochs.  From here we return to the village of Glenelg before traveling up the Glen onto Mam Ratigan and to Shiel Bridge. We turn left towards Skye where we will take a little known back road with amazing views. You can then visit the most picturesque castle in Scotland, and clan stronghold, Eilean Donan Castle.  This tour can be customized to your requirements and pickup or drop-off can be made to suit your needs.

$532.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Skye

This day long excursion takes us via Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, beautiful Glenmoriston and onward through historic Kintail, the scene of a Jacobite battle. Past the Five Sisters Peaks and down into Lochalsh, we are soon “over the sea to Skye,” pausing for a photograph of Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Duich. Eilein a Cheò (Skye) is in itself a microcosm of all things Highland and indeed Scottish. On this one stretch of beautiful landscape, over 50 miles long but never more than a few miles wide, there can be found the modern day and ancestral homes of two of the great Clans of Scotland, The MacDonalds at Armadale and the MacLeods of Dunvegan. Here too is the scene of a British Naval frigate with over 400 marines being sent to put down resistance by crofters. The marines were on the Island for some six months following the Battle of the Braes near Portree where during the Highland Clearances 50 police dispatched from Glasgow to evict the people from their homes were challenged and seen off, mainly by the womenfolk. Unique in political history this Island and the neighbouring Western seaboard returned 4 members of parliament to Westminster in 1885. They had no party affiliation other than they were all from the crofting community. Their determined collective spirit won them the protection of the Crofting Land Act in 1886. Some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Black Cuillins are here, created by violent volcanic eruption millions of years ago. The lochs, in turn, a by product of the melting glacial bergs from the Ice Age. “Talisker”, the Island’s famous Malt Whisky, is distilled at Carbost. We take a different route home over the Auchtertyre Brae with its panoramic views into Strathcarron down into Achnasheen, Garve and the Kessock Bridge.

$5053.57 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Day tour to the Highlands & Islands

Day 1 Dunfermline to visit the 11th Century Abbey and Royal Palace, then through Highland Perthshire (Macbeth country). Back on the road we'll head up through the Grampian and Cairngorm mountains to Clava Cairns for a visit then up to Culloden Battlefield. Day 2 Depart our B&B for the Isle of Skye, through Glen Shiel to Eilean Donan Castle for a visit/comfort stop. Continuing we "drive across The Atlantic" on the Skye Bridge, time will dictate our programme on Skye. We then head for Armadale and take the 45 minute sailing back to the mainland, driving through Glenfinnan towards Fort William. Day 3 and South along the banks of Loch Linnhe and Glencoe for a photo stop and two nights in Oban. Day 4 spent on Mull & Iona. Day 5 Along the banks of Loch Long and into MacGregor country. Past Stirling Castle, the battlefields of Bannockburn and Linlithgow Palace and home to Edinburgh for around 5pm

$2329.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 3-Day Tour to the Highlands - Islands and the West Coast in a VIP Minibus from Edinburgh

Day 1 Depart Edinburgh around 8 am, travelling north to Dunfermline (one of our ancient Capitals) stopping to visit the 11th Century Abbey and ruined Royal Palace to visit the tomb of King Robert I (“The Bruce”). Up and through Highland Perthshire (Macbeth country), stopping at Dunkeld to visit the 12th Century Cathedral and have a coffee break.Heading back on the road we’ll head up to the “Pass of Killiecrankie” where a battle was fought during the Jacobite wars in 1689, continuing northwards we’ll pass Blair Castle and travel through the Grampian and Cairngorm mountains and arrive at Clava Cairns dating from the Stone and Bronze ages for a visit. We will then head up to Culloden Battlefield for our last visit of the day. It was on the moor that the last battle of any significance to be fought in Britain took place on the 16th April 1746. Then it’s off to the hotel for your well-earned dram and a relaxing evening. Day 2Depart our hotel around 0830 am, travelling South West our destination is the Isle of Skye, en route we travel almost the full length of Loch Ness, stopping for photographs at the ruins of Castle Urquhart (and possibly Nessie?), then we cut West through Glen Shiel and towards Eilean Donan Castle for a visit/comfort stop. Continuing our journey we “drive across The Atlantic” on the Skye Bridge and onto the Island, time will dictate our programme on Skye. We then head for the little port of Armadale and take the 45 minute crossing back to the mainland and drive through Glenfinnan towards Fort William and our overnight accommodation.Day 3Depart our hotel around 0830 am and continue our journey South.  We head along the banks of Loch Linne and into Glencoe, the setting for one of our blackest chapters in Clan warfare in February 1692, after a photo stop we continue Southwards up and over the Rannoch Moor, one of the last great wildernesses in Europe. Travelling down and through Balquhidder, we enter MacGregor country famous for Rob Roy and our last comfort stop of the day at the Victorian village of Callander (noted in history for the Romans, Rob Roy and the tragic Earl of Callander). Continuing our journey we drive through the village of Doune and its exceptional 13th Century Motte and Bailey Castle, noted for Robert Duke of Albany, David Stirling, Monty Python & The Holy Grail and more recently Outlander. Finally reaching the main motorway we drive past Stirling Castle, the battlefields of Bannockburn and the ruins of Linlithgow Palace before arriving back in Edinburgh around 8 pm.

$465.97 Private & Custom Tours

Isle of Skye Tour

The Isle of Skye offers many choices. From the South to the North and the West to the East, Skye has an enormous variety of places for you to visit. The Clan Donald Centre in Armadale has beautiful gardens and is steeped in History. The scenery in the Sleat area, known as the Garden of Skye, is fantastic with great views of the mainland to the South, including Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis. A trip round the loop road through Tarskavaig and Ord provides you with great scenery and the opportunity to see some great wildlife. A trip to Elgol allows you to see the fantastic views to Loch Coruisk and the Cuilins. The main road through Skye also offers some great views, but why not turn off onto some of the side roads for a trip with a difference. Tallisker Distillery could be on your list of places to visit, and why not? You can even have a taste of the product without the worry about who was going to drive. How about a trip to Dunvegan Castle and it's lovely gardens?Hollywood Blockbusted Film locations, lovely places to eat, the list of places to see on Skye goes on and on.... So why should you choose Scottish Car Tours.  The answer is simple.... We will give you a tour that you can say it is your tour. We will involve you in deciding where to go and what to see because we believe that it is YOUR TOUR.