The Skye Highlights Tour:
Experience the BEST of Skye!
At Skye Luxury Tours we understand that many people want a Skye Tour, but only have a short time available to see the Isle of Skye. In an ideal world we would tell you to spend at least a week exploring the island and we can guarantee you would still want to come back for more! However, that often isn’t possible! Therefore many will want to see as many of the island’s highlights as possible and to experience as much of Highland life and culture as possible in a single day.
Don’t worry – we have the perfect solution for you! Skye Luxury Tours has combined our local knowledge, gleaned from growing up on the Isle of Skye, with a long background in tourism in the area. We have managed to cram an incredible Skye tour into a single, unforgettable day! As you look through the Skye Highlights Tour itinerary (below) you will no doubt recognise the names of many well-known scenic locations, some of which are very hard to reach without the help of a local guide. On top of the wonderful destinations and attractions listed below you will also enjoy (hopefully!) Stuart’s story-telling. At the end of your day you will leave with a much greater understanding of Skye’s people, history, culture, myths & legends and with a longing to come back to explore further all that the island has to offer!
Some feedback from our Skye Highlights Tour
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“I could not imagine a better way to see Skye. Stuart is a local, born and raised, so naturally he was full of stories and hidden knowledge about the island that I couldn’t imagine any other tour guides would have. His cheerfulness is contagious, and you can see he is so sincerely eager and happy to show you the best places of Skye. Don’t look any further!” Wendy B from Cairns, Australia
“We were a group of 13 students and we were super glad to have Stuart as our guy during our visit to Skye. Stuart was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Skye as he grew up on the island itself, so it was an extra bonus to hear stories from a true local.” Annie C from Glasgow, UK
Skye Highlights Tour Itinerary
During the half hour stop in Skye’s ‘capital city’, the beautiful fishing port village of Portree, you can pick up something for lunch or simply browse some of the lovely tourist shops.
The Old Man of Storr & Kilt Rock viewpoints
Our Skye Highlights Tour stops for some incredible photo opportunities offering views of the Cuillin Hills, the west coast of the Scottish mainland, the Isle of Rona and the famous ‘Old Man of Storr’, also giving you time to enjoy the spectacular Kilt Rock viewpoint.
Staffin lies at the foot of the Quiraing and has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its status as the best place in Great Britain for finding dinosaur footprints! We stop off here for a bathroom break before taking the mountain-pass road up the Quiraing itself.
The Quiraing is, for many people, the most captivating and stunning viewpoint on the island. Words cannot suitably describe the scene from the top viewpoint – so rather than try, we will simply leave you to discover it for yourself when you tour with us!
During the tour you will hear some of the Isle of Skye’s local stories, myths and legends of fairies (and monsters!), passed down from generation to generation. As you visit the Fairy Glen you will begin to realise why such stories abound amongst the islanders.
Where did the ‘magical’ fairy flag really come from? Why is this quaint old humpback bridge of such interest to people? Hear the roots of the Fairy Bridge story whilst at the ancient bridge.
Surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and packed with historical artefacts, no trip to the Isle of Skye is complete without a visit to Dunvegan Castle. As well as housing the famous Fairy Flag the castle is still home to the current chief of the Macleod clan. (*Please Note: The admission fee to the castle is not included in the price of your tour.)
Talisker is currently the only single malt whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye. Our stop here allows time to explore the distillery visitor display and excellent shop before we make our way home.
We offer this as a guideline for your tour as it has proven so popular with our guests. If you are unsure how to spend your day then we believe the outline above is a great place to start! However, remember that all Skye Luxury Tours can be tailored to suit your group’s requirements so please do not hesitate to ask if there are things you would like to change.