Tour Number

Activity Level

202339


Categories

Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Child seats can be requested if needed

Friendly: No.
Must be able to get in and out of the vehicle
Wheelchair can be stored in rear of the vehicle

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Portree, Dunvegan Castle, Talisker Distillery Rail Road


Starting from the railway station at Strathcarron the road hugs the shore of Loch Carron. At Kyle of Lochcalsh we cross over to Skye via the Skye Bridge (opened in 1995 replacing the ferry that ran from 1600).

We then travel to the town of Portree (an Anglicised version of the Gaelic "Port-an-Righ" meaning "King's Port" and relates to a visit by King James V in 1540).

After stopping in Portree we continue to Trotternish passing the Old Man of Storr, a 165 foot rock pinnacle, and the 200 foot Kilt Rock waterfall.

We continue up the coast to Staffin, then take the little mountain road via the Quiraing to Uig. We then head to Dunvegan Castle - the seat of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over eight centuries.

After leaving Dunvegan we will travel on to the Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport (if time permits).

We then return to the mainland via the Skye Bridge in order for you to catch the return train from Strathcarron Station.

Tour takes 7 hours and can be amended to suit your requirements.

Itinerary

You take the train departing from Inverness to Strathcarron 09. 00am I shall meet you as you alight at Strathcarron were we begin the tour
We cross over the Skye bridge and up the east coast to Portree then on to Kiltrock and Mealt Falls then over the mountains to Dunvegan Castle drive down the west coast of Skye to visit Talisker for a tasting before returning to Kyle of Lochalsh were you will catch the train back to Inverness

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at Strathcarron Rail station I shall be waiting with a name board at end of platform

End location: I will return you to Strathcarron Rail station in time for you to catch the return train back to Inverness

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

The vehicle used will be a Highland Council licensed 2018 Ford Transit air conditioned minibus with leather seating for eight passengers, sunroof complete with microphone linked to speaker system

What’s Included

My time and service as your private guide
Transport from Strathcarron station around Isle of Skye and back to Strathcarron

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Pounds Sterling - Admission fees to Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery return rail fare from Inverness to Strathcarron, drinks and refreshments

What’s Extra

Rail tickets and admission fees to Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery

Restrictions

I do not accompany you inside castles distillery etc but will give you an insight as to what to look out for and give directions to entry points

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