Arrive from Inverness via the world famous Kyle Line scenic train journey then join us for a 5-hour fully guided Minibus Tour of the Isle of Skye, with photo and comfort stops along the way. Catch the morning train from Inverness at 08:55, arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh for 11:30 and we will pick you up from the station. If the train is late, we will wait for you.
If you are in Kyle already, we will pick you up from the bus stop at 11:25. We will return to Kyle in time to catch the return train to Inverness which leaves at 17:13.
Other pick-up points (booking essential) include Shiel Bridge at 10:45, Dornie Hotel at 11:00, Kyleakin Bus Stop at 11.40 and Broadford Bus Stop at 11:50. You can also join the tour in Portree at 13:15 picking up from the main square (Somerled Square). (Note: We could be delayed by 5-10 minutes on the Skye stops if the Kyle train arrives late.)
At 639 square miles (1,656 square kilometres), the Isle of Skye is the second-largest Island in Scotland after Lewis and Harris and boasts some of the most dramatic mountain and coastal scenery in the UK. The Island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period (7th millennium BC) by, variously, Celtic tribes including the Picts and the Gaels, Scandinavian Vikings and the powerful Norse-Gael clans of MacLeod and MacDonald.
Skye belonged to Norway until the Perth Treaty of 1266 transferred sovereignty to Scotland. Thereafter, the 18th-century Jacobite uprisings led to the breaking-up of the clan system and the subsequent ‘Clearances’ replaced entire communities with sheep farms. This involved forced emigrations to distant lands. Resident numbers declined from over 20,000 in the early 19th century to just under 9,000 by 1999. Today the population hovers around 10,000. The ancient Gaelic language is still spoken throughout the Island and all road signs are bilingual. The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and whisky-distilling. The climate is mild, wet and windy - but when the sun shines, there is nowhere more beautiful on Earth. The abundant wildlife includes Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles and Red Deer.