Portree Shore Excursions Castles and Cuillins North & South
Inverness tour guide offers you two signature tours, from Portree.
Portree Shore Excursions Cuillin's and Castles Tour - North.
Skye is the second largest island in the Hebrides at 639 square miles and on this tour your inverness tour guide takes you North to see some of the best Skye has to offer. Leaving Portree we pass the Old Man of Storr, not one of the locals but a finger of rock 165 foot high. Then it is along the east coast of Skye and on to the Kilted Rock where the water from the waterfall can go up rather than down! We head past Staffin where the population continue to keep the Gaelic language alive. Our next visit is to the Museum of Island Life (fee) and Flora MacDonald's grave the young woman who saved Bonnie Prince Charlie. Travelling around the Trotternish peninsula we pass the port of Uig and take in the Fearie Glen. Our main stop is Dunveagan Castle (fee) home of the MacLeods of Skye for 800 years. The castle holds the Fearie Flag as well as having wonderful gardens that you can stroll through at leisure. Our return to Portree gives us a view of the Black Cuillins as we arrive back at the port with maybe a chance to wonder around the shops before you sail.
Portree Shore Excursions Castles and Cuillin's - South
Skye is the second largest island in the Hebrides at 639 square miles and on this tour your inverness tour guide takes you to the South of the island to see some of the best Skye has to offer. Leaving Portree we drive south with the views of the Black Cuillins the iconic symbols of Skye. Stopping at Sligahan for photos, you inverness tour guide will tell you the history of these 300 million year old mountains formed when Pancera split. Highland Tour Guide will explain how these mountains were formed and the difference between these Black Cuillins and the Red Cuillins which we will pass on our way to Broadford. With views of the Island of Raasay. Travelling towards the Skye Bridge we have the option of heading to either Armadale Castle and the Clan MacDonald Centre and or to Eilean Donan Castle. Regarded as the most romantic Castle in Scotland if not the world. Let the your tour guide tell you the inside story of how a loving wife indulged her husbands plan to rebuild the castle in the early part of the 20th century. He will tell you why the Clan Chief is a woman and of the day he drove her to her wedding. Eilean Donan Castle has been the back drop of the movie “Highlander”, as well as being used in 23 other motion pictures including the James Bond Movie “The World Is Not Enough”. Lunch is taken at the Dornie Inn" if visiting Eilean Donan, which is a traditional Highland Inn.
Travelling back along the road to Portree to your cruise ship will allow you to see more of Skye.
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There is the option to combine certain elements of both of these tours depending on time, email for details.
Highland Tour Guide believes these two tours represent excellent value compared with a crowded coach.