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Private Isle of Skye Tour Including Old Man Of Storr Hike From Inverness

(1 Review)
  • 12 Hours
  • Max Guests : 7
  • Difficulty : 8/10
  • Distance : 290 Miles

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Discover the world Famous Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye Scotland tours departing from Inverness. Embark on a captivating journey to The Misty Isle to hike the world famous Old Man Of Storr, where the the views just get better and better the further you walk up into the mystical hill, unveiling the beauty of Eilean a’ Cheò, one of the most picturesque Hebridean Islands in the Highlands. Departing from the capital of the Highlands, we venture to the western coast, with stops at various destinations en route, including the renowned Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic fortresses.

Our journey begins in Inverness as we follow the shores of Loch Ness, hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie, the legendary creature. Passing Urquhart Castle which offers a panoramic view of this historic ruin and the sprawling Loch Ness, the largest body of water in the UK by volume. Urquhart Castle, steeped in a tumultuous past, stands as a poignant symbol of the region’s history, marking a pivotal point in the oppression of the Highlands. Progressing through Invermorriston, we head towards Loch Claunie, continuing along Glen Shiel, the site of the historic Battle of Glen Shiel in June 1719.

Short Stop at Eilean Donan Castle (Caisteal Eilean Donnain)

Situated amidst the serene waters of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle graces a small isle where three lochs converge: Alsh, Duich, and Long. Named in honor of Celtic saint Donan of Eigg, this historic landmark has endured since the mid-1200s, featuring a chapel built by the saint himself. Ravaged by the Royal Navy in 1719 following a standoff with Jacobites and Spanish forces, Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap painstakingly restored the castle in the early 20th century, offering visitors a glimpse into its storied past.

The Isle of Skye

Crossing the renowned Skye bridge, constructed in 1995, we reminisce about the era when ferry services connected the mainland to the Isle of Skye since the early 1600s. Our journey then winds through the enchanting Isle of Skye, pausing at various captivating locales. While some may visit popular tourist hotspots, we also offer the flexibility to explore lesser-known gems. Before embarking on the tour, we prioritize understanding your preferences to tailor the itinerary accordingly. Whether you prefer exploring the west coast or seeking specific interests, we ensure a bespoke experience. Here are several enticing destinations to consider while exploring Skye:

  • Portree for a 45 Minute Lunch break
  • The Quiraing
  • Old Man Of Stor Hike
  • Portree
  • Kilt Rock

As we return from Skye, we’ll travel along the lesser-known back road to Inverness, making a stop at the Ledgowan Lodge Hotel for a brief break. This charming establishment, once a Victorian hunting lodge, is now operated by a family.

The options for places to visit are numerous. If you have specific destinations in mind, please inform us in the comments section when booking the tour. This allows us to arrange lunches at selected venues, as pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid any disappointments at some venues.

If you would like another tour with Sgùrr Tours at anytime during your visit or in the future we will give you a 5% Discount on your next tour and also a 10% Discount for any shop items sold on our online shop.

Activities

  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Medium/Hard Hike
  • Great Food
  • Photography
  • Meeting The Locals
  • Meet The Local Wildlife
  • Learn Some Scots Gaelic

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pickup/Drop Off
  • On Board Wifi
  • Self controlled Air Conditioning for passengers
  • Complimentary Cold Drinks
  • Free Single Malt Whisky or Gin Tasting
  • Complimentary Snacks

Price Excludes

  • Attraction Entrance fees'
  • Food & Drink at Restaurants
  • Gratuities

What to Expect

When choosing Sgurr Tours for as your tour guide, you will be looked after from start to finish, from planning the tour, food and drink guide and an optional extra for Ryan Mackenzie-Raymond to take professional photos throughout the day.

  • View the Nature
  • Hiking The Old Man of Stòr
  • Discover the famous view point “The Quiraing”

Itinerary

Morning - Lochness Views

Head down the side of Lochness heading straight through to Eilean Donan Castle.

Over the bridge to Skye

Onto Portree

Lunchtime - Lunch Stop Portree

The day is not complete without a stop for lunch in Portree to try out the local cuisine at our favourite place to stop for lunch, amazing cakes and hot chocolate for desert.

Afternoon - Take in the amazing Landscapes and a Hike of The Old Man of Stòr

After lunch we take the road to Uig, up over to The Quiraing to take in the spectacular views of the Trotternish Peninsula, we then head down to see Kilt Rock and onto the highlight of the tour the amazing hike up to the Old Man of Stòr which takes around 2 hours from bottom to top and back down. You will be blown away by the absolute beauty of this viewpoint.

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Sam Reddy - USA

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Our tour with Ryan was perfect. Months before our tour, I approached Ryan with the idea to propose to my then-girlfriend at a scenic viewpoint along the tour. Ryan was a great partner in planning this engagement surprise, in addition to being a knowledgeable tour guide and skilled photographer. My fiance (she said yes!) and I loved learning the history of the highlands from Ryan and his stunning photos captured our special day perfectly. Highly recommend!

26/10/2023
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