Skye

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Skye
Skye Bridge at early morning on Isle of Skye - Scotland, UK

Skye

£320.00£480.00

This day long excursion takes us via Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, beautiful Glenmoriston and onward through historic Kintail, the scene of a Jacobite battle. Past the Five Sisters Peaks and down into Lochalsh, we are soon “over the sea to Skye,” pausing for a photograph of Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Duich.

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This day long excursion takes us via Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, beautiful Glenmoriston and onward through historic Kintail, the scene of a Jacobite battle. Past the Five Sisters Peaks and down into Lochalsh, we are soon “over the sea to Skye,” pausing for a photograph of Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Duich.

Eilein a Cheò (Skye) is in itself a microcosm of all things Highland and indeed Scottish. On this one stretch of beautiful landscape, over 50 miles long but never more than a few miles wide, there can be found the modern day and ancestral homes of two of the great Clans of Scotland, The MacDonalds at Armadale and the MacLeods of Dunvegan.

Here too is the scene of a British Naval frigate with over 400 marines being sent to put down resistance by crofters. The marines were on the Island for some six months following the Battle of the Braes near Portree where during the Highland Clearances 50 police dispatched from Glasgow to evict the people from their homes were challenged and seen off, mainly by the womenfolk.

Unique in political history this Island and the neighbouring Western seaboard returned 4 members of parliament to Westminster in 1885. They had no party affiliation other than they were all from the crofting community. Their determined collective spirit won them the protection of the Crofting Land Act in 1886.

Some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Black Cuillins are here, created by violent volcanic eruption millions of years ago. The lochs, in turn, a by product of the melting glacial bergs from the Ice Age.

“Talisker”, the Island’s famous Malt Whisky, is distilled at Carbost.

We take a different route home over the Auchtertyre Brae with its panoramic views into Strathcarron down into Achnasheen, Garve and the Kessock Bridge.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Destination of your choice in Scotland (supplement fee may apply for long distant pickup/drop off)
DEPARTURE TIME Available at anytime. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours
EXTRA HOURS Duration of your is determined by the amount of time spent by passengers at each venue.  Additional hours charged at £40 per hour Sterling for a saloon car up to 3 passengers or £50 per hour Sterling for a minibus up to 7 passengers.
INCLUDED
Professional Guide Ask about the “Craic”
 Bespoke Tours Culturally Aware
 Music Linked  Ancestry Conscious
Geographically Structed Pre-Planned Photostops
Entry fee to visitor centres Meals not incuded
Guide gratuity

Additional information

Number of People

Up to 3 Passengers, 4-7 Passengers

Tour Hours

8

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
11th January 2017

Wonderful custom tour.
We had a very special experience in Scotland. We booked a private tour to see the Eilean Donan Castle in Kintail. Our guide, Andy, was excellent. Not only was he knowledgeable about the clan I was interested in, but he took the time to find the way to the ancient burial grounds of our ancestors.
Although I had not expected anything more, he also drove us over to the Isle of Skye, to Loch Ness, and to many other lovely areas in the Scottish Highlands.
In addition, he has a wonderful singing voice and entertained us on the way. I would give Andrew MacDonald of Hame Tours in Scotland, my very highest recommendation. You can contact him at andrew@hametours.scot.

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