Over the Sea to Skye

Tour Number

Activity Level

202340


Categories

Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

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

Friendly: Yes.
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)

Attadale Gardens, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenelg Brochs and Skye


Starting from the railway station at Strathcarron we visit Attadale Gardens. The road hugs the shore of Loch Carron and then climbs over to Eilean Donan Castle.

The castle originally dates back to the 13th century but, after being destroyed in 1719 during the Jacobite uprising - it remained a ruin for nearly 200 years until a 20-year restoration was begun in 1911.

We then take the road alongside Loch Duich to Shiel Bridge from where we take the old military road to Glenelg. This road climbs up high via Mam Ratagan with fine views of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.

At Glenelg we visit the 3, 500 year old Iron Age brochs - Dun Telve and Dun Troddan. We then take the small turntable vehicle ferry 'over the sea to Skye'.

Once on Skye we travel to Kyleakin crossing back to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland via the spectacular Skye Bridge and then return to Strathcarron where you catch your return train.

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

Itinerary

if weather is a problem ferry may be cancelled and so tour will be slightly altered.
Attadale gardens and the ferry only open April - November
November to April the gardens and ferry will be altered to a visit to Kyle of Lochalsh and a stop at the picturesque village of Plockton

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: As you alight your train at Strathcarron railway station at 10.47am I shall be waiting for you with a name board

Duration: 7 hours

Glenelg Ferry only runs April to September inclusive.

Transportation

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

What’s Included

Other: My time and service as your private guide
Transport throughout the tour bottles of chilled water and fruit juice

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 GBP - admission fees to Attadale Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle ferry fees any snacks meals etc

What’s Extra

Other: Admission fees ferry fees and train fare and lunch or snacks along the way

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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    Tour Price

    656 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 7 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    202340


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

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

    Friendly: Yes.
    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)

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