Tours to the Isle of Skye

See Dunvegan Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Eilean Donan Castle - the most photographed castle in Scotland, the pastel houses of Portree

Some of our favorite tours to the Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour

Isle of Skye, West Highlands 4 Day (not in winter)

Iona, Mull, Isle of Skye 5 Day Tour
Highland Explorer 5 Day Tour incuding Skye

Outer Hebrides & Skye 6 Day Tour
ISLE OF SKYE & THE HIGHLANDS 3 DAY TOUR
Eilean Donan CastleScotland travels wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Isle of Sky and the Highlands of Scotland. Departing and returning to Edinburgh, this 3 day tour will surely be one a favorite Scotland trips as you take in scenic surroundings on your travels to Glencoe, Ft. William and on to the Isle of Skye.

Day 1 Depart Edinburgh and travel west, passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument. You pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands you head north towards the glorious scenery surrounding Loch Lubnaig then through Breadalbane (meaning the ‘high country of Scotland’) and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. You continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. Leaving Fort William after lunch you drive past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Travelling west on the “Road to the Isles” you head through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. You stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and completely surrounded by water. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, you follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island’s capital, Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.

Jighland cowDay 2 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide’s knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you on that particular day. North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with its spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the famous landmark – the Old Man of Storr, the impressive sea cliff, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Amazing natural scenery, which is best enjoyed away from the bus by taking a walk through this unique landscape. Further west the scenery changes again with the emerald green valley of Glendale, the dramatic sea-cliffs of Neist Point (the most westerly point on the island, where you might get lucky and spot some whales or sharks!), and the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle. You return to Portree in the evening.

Day 3 You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”. Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as “Monarch of the Glen Country” before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s highest whisky distillery. We pass Blair Castle and continue through Highland Perthshire as we head back to Edinburgh and over the Forth Road Bridge.

Overnight Location B&B/ Guest House  Hotel 
Portree  Almondbank, Tarradale, Highfield, Woodpark Rosedale, Bosville, Royal
Daily, MTWTFSS 01/APR/16 - 31/OCT/16
Mon  Wed  Fri  Sat 01/NOV/16 - 31/MAR/17
Daily, MTWTFSS All year (except 23DEC17 and 30DEC17) 3DSKY 8.30 19.00
2017 June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas Jan-Apr
  Adult child Adult child adult Child
3 Day  The Isle of Skye  B&B $460 $368 $412 $329 $364 $291
single $539 $491 $444
Hotel $539 $431 $491 $393 $444 $355
single $571 $523 $475
on request only  4 * supplement pp/ package  $226 $218 $210
Isle of Skye and the West Highlands 4 day tour
This is a tour for those who have heard about the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and of the Isle of Skye in particular. By adding an extra day to our very popular three day Skye tour, we think this tour gives you that little bit extra - another day of sightseeing and the ability to travel at a more relaxed pace. This will give you more flexibility: to get off the bus more often, to take in a view, go for a walk with your driver/guide or spend some time photographing an area.

Day 1 Leaving Edinburgh today we travel North West through the Lowlands of Scotland as you pass both Doune and Stirling Castles. Following rivers, lochs and forests you will find yourselves in the Highlands where we cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and onwards to the majestic and atmospheric Glencoe. We then drive along the shore of Loch Linnhe before reaching our base for the night in Fort William.

Hogwarts ExpressDay 2 Today we take a breath-taking drive from Fort William passing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct as you head to Mallaig, a busy little harbour on Scotland’s west coast. From here we take the ferry onto the southern area of the Isle of Skye. Arriving in Armadale, we’ll drive through the Sleat Peninsula before spending time in Glenbrittle with its famed waterfall or Elgol for it’s seascapes and views of the Cuillin and Talisker with its beautiful Bay. From here we drive to our overnight base in Lochalsh and Skye area for the next two nights.

Day 3 Today is your opportunity to see at close hand some of the wonders of Skye. Your guide will choose the best itinerary to suit the weather and local conditions to give you a chance to get off the beaten track and slowly discover the best spots for photo opportunities or where to spot some whales or basking sharks. In the late afternoon you return to our overnight base for the evening.

Day 4 Today we travel south through Glen Shiel and past magnificent Loch Cluanie as we head east for a view of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. Continuing south, the route passes through the Monadhliath Mountains and into the Central Highlands where we make a stop in Highland Perthshire. Travelling south from here we return to the Lowlands and back into Edinburgh with views over the Forth estuary and the world famous Forth Rail Bridge.

Overnight Location B&B/ Guest House  Hotel 
Portree  Almondbank, Tarradale, Highfield, Woodpark Rosedale, Bosville, Royal
Sell at USD
2017 June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas
4 Day  Isle of Skye and the West Highlands  B&B $650 $520 $619 $495
(No hotel package) single $809   $778 $0
Monday All year 4DSKWH 9.15 18.30
and Wednesday 29MAR17 - 08NOV17
and  Friday 21APR17 - 06OCT17
and Sunday 30APR17 - 24SEP17

Tours of 4 days and more will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq. EH2 2AD.
Call 1-800-221-2474   9AM - 730PMPM or Please Email Us For Information

IONA, MULL & THE ISLE OF SKYE 5 DAY TOUR - 4 ISLAND MAGIC
5 Days 4 Islands - Scotland At Its Best!!

Enjoy the magic, ancient history and the undisturbed tranquility of the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa and the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye.

Day 1 Stirling -Loch Lomond - Argyll - Oban You travel north past Stirling castle, and then west to Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond,and the bonny banks". You will travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands through the magnificent white-washed 18th Century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. The afternoon will be spent in the heart of Argyll exploring the area close to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada before arriving in bustling town of Oban, the gateway to the islands, for your 2 night stay.

High Cross at IonaDay 2 Isle of Mull and Isle of Ionais an early start crossing on the ferry to Mull and enjoying an island adventure exploring her dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the peace and tranquility of Iona - birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore the rocky headlands and sandy coves of this island gem. There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa (except Saturday departures in September) and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture "Fingal's Cave". You then return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.

Day 3 Castle Stalker - Glencoe - Isle of Skye takes you north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker, and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. You then pass through Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis, Britain's highest montain. Your tour now takes the "Road to the Isles" through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. You stop to visit the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the sea to Skye, you travel up to the picturesque harbour town of Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening, where you are free to go out and explore the town.

Day 4 Isle of Skye is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and we take passengers preferences into account. For example : Travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery, visit Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with it's waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can go over to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Or go over to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Talisker Distillery is also here, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy your second free night in Portree.

Day 5 Loch Ness - Edinburgh You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". There is a boat trip (Summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer! Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, made famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dawhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards into Perthshire where we stop for refreshments, ending in Edinburgh.

Overnight Location B&B/ Guest House  Hotel 
Portree  Almondbank, Tarradale, Highfield, Woodpark Rosedale, Bosville, Royal
Oban Wellpark, Hawthornbank, Altavona  Rowantree, Oban Bay Hotel 
2017 Sell at USD
June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas
B&B $890 $712 $851 $681
single $986 $0 $943 $0
Hotel $1,010 $808 $986 $789
single $1,121 $0 $1,081 $0
Monday   27MAR17 - 23OCT17 5DIONA 9.00 19.00
Wednesday 19APR17 - 11OCT17
Saturday 06MAY17 - 23SEP17

On or after 1 April 2017, tours of 4 days and more will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq. EH2 2AD.

HIGHLAND EXPLORER - SKYE & THE FAR NORTH 5 DAY TOUR

Enjoy one of our Scotland tours small groups adventure to the Highlands, with breathtaking views and fascinating places throughout the Highlands of Scotland, from the ancient forests of the Cairngorms, vibrant Inverness - capital of the Highlands, to the majestic splendour of the mountains of Assynt, witness the stunning beauty of the Isle of Skye on our Scotland Tours Isle of Skye program and the be inspired by Glen Coe.

Day 1 takes you north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay. From here you head into the Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. Lunchtime will be spent on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle. It wouldn’t be complete if our Scotland tours Loch Ness journey didn’t take us down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some “Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the “Capital of the Highlands”, Inverness, where you will spend two nights.


Day 2 visits the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assynt. Leaving Inverness you take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge followed by a visit to the fishing village of Ullapool. With visits to the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes and the chance of seeing wildlife such as whales and red deer this is sure to be a memorable day.

Day 3

leaves Inverness heading west past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon. The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs. In the afternoon you stop in “tropical” Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity. Scotland Tours Isle of Skye  wouldn’t be complete with a voyage  over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.


Threve CastleDay 4 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. For example: travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Or a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free evening in the village. A  perfect way to end the day on our Scotland tours small groups tour to the Highlands.

Day 5 takes us south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through the rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters, you drive down through Glen Garry past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then onto Fort William for lunch. In the afternoon you will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart.

Overnight Location B&B/ Guest House  Hotel 
Portree  Almondbank, Tarradale, Highfield, Woodpark Rosedale, Bosville, Royal
Inverness  Craigside, Ardentorrie, Dalmore, Eskdale, Rossmount Craigmonie, Columba, Glen Mhor Hotel 

Tours of 4 days and more will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq. EH2 2AD.

adult child adult child
June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas
5 Day  Highland Explorer, Skye & the North West B&B $793 $635 $746 $597
single $921 $0 $873 $0
Hotel $937 $749 $889 $711
single $994 $0 $937 $0
2017 USD
Saturday 04MAR17 - 04NOV17 5DHIGH 9.00 19.00
Tuesday 18APR17 - 28SEP17
Thursday 27MAY17 - 14SEP17

 

For 1-3 day tours departures are from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
For tours of 4 days and longer departures are from Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DX (2017 only)

Questions? Contact Lynott Tours, your Scotland travel agents at 1 (800) 221-2474USA & Canada 

Please Email Us For Information

Cancellation Penalties: Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 22 : 45% per person 21-1 days 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60

BOOK THIS TODAY! CALL LYNOTT TOURS 9AM-730PM MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 1-800-221-2474 OR Please Email Us For Information