Destinations – Isle of Skye

Our three day tours centre around the magnificent Isle of Skye; recently voted the 4th best island in the world by National Geographic.

There are many islands off Scotland’s West Coast to choose from, including Arran and Islay. We chose Skye because of the variety of experience it offers our guests.

From the moment you step on the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (we take the Skye Bridge in the winter months), you are transported to a place where the pace of life slows perceptibly and the outside world seems very distant.

In the short time we are there, we’ll try to give you a flavour of what this island is about and show you why it’s so well celebrated the world over.

There’s nothing quite like an early evening stroll around Kyleakin; our first stop on the island tour and the place where we spend our first night. With views across to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, it’s certainly a peaceful introduction to this fabulous place.

One thing that brings people to Skye is the incredible abundance of wildlife. These wild land and seascapes provide the perfect homes for Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Dolphins, Red Deer, Red Fox, Otters and Seal can often be spotted, even from the road. We’ll stop at the best view points and tell you when to get rid of the lens cap.

During the Summer we highly recommend the 90 minute boat trip from Elgol to Loch Coruisk. The Loch is set in the heart of the famous Cuillin Mountains and is the place to spot the magnificent sight of the native Sea Eagles. Some visitors have even been lucky enough to see pods of whales in these waters!

The scenery on Skye is awe inspiring. Many people just think of the majestic Cuillin mountain range but there’s so much more. The Trotternish Peninsula is home to the Faerie Glen  – an incredible miniature landscape of cone shaped hills and The Old Man of Storr is an other worldly peak over looking the Sound of Raasey. You’ll see both on a Discover Scotland Tour.

However, Skye not just about scenery and spectacular views. Portree, Skye’s largest town is a vibrant and colourful little town with plenty of opportunity to indulge in the local Talisker Whisky and fresh sea food.

The island is also a history lovers dream. From ancient Keeps to Neolithic Chambered Cairns and from stone circles to present day peak banks, there’s an incredibly rich heritage to enjoy.

A visit to Scotland probably isn’t quite complete without a visit to Skye. Book your 3 day tour here.  Remember we depart from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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