Isle of Skye Bus Tours & Shore Excursions
Our Isle of Skye Bus Tours run April to September. You can join us for the whole day or just a morning or afternoon. We also run shore excursions from May to September.
The tour leaves Portree Tourist Office at 09:15 a.m. and makes its way north stopping at The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls, Quiraing, Uig Brewery, Uig Pottery and the Fairy Glen. We then return to Portree where we will take a break for lunch at 1:15 p.m.
After lunch, the bus then leaves Portree Tourist Office and makes its way down to Sligachan which is in the heart of the Cuillin Mountain range. From there it is onwards to the west side of the Island for more sightseeing and photo stops, where we stop at the Fairy Pools * followed by a visit to Talisker Distillery Shop or 'Island at the Edge' **, a traditional croft where sheep are raised and beautiful tweeds and fabrics are made. The bus then makes its way back to Portree. There will be many stops to take photographs and there will also be surprises!
* If you are unable to make the Fairy Pools we will take you to visit the beautiful Glenbrittle Beach.
** Depending on time available
*** Discounted fares only available if booked online through this website. They are not available through agents.
Would you prefer to set your own times and tour itinerary? We run special Custom Tours where you can hire a car or a bus and choose where you want to go. We will pick you up at your accommodation and return you at the end of the tour*. You can choose from 4, 6, 8 or 10 hour hires. For up to three people, you'll be in one of our modern cars. For over three people and up to eight, we will provide one of our minibuses. Don't forget the Isle of Skye is perhaps bigger than you think and travelling times especially in summer can be longer. A 4 hour hire would give you time to see the Fairy Pools and perhaps some of the west side of the island *.
A custom tour gives you complete freedom to set your own times and see the places you most want to see. Minimum hire period is four hours.*
*The time travelling to and from your accommodation is included in the tour time. Pick up / drop off locations restricted to within 50 miles of Portree. For locations outside that radius, e-mail us for a quote.
Why not enjoy the beautiful sights of the Isle of Skye from the comfort of one of our modern minibuses? We will pick you up close to the quayside* in Portree and take you on a bespoke shore excursion to tour and experience some of the wonderful landscapes and vistas on the island to rival any other shore excursions that you may find. The start time of each tour is tailored around the time you are tendered ashore and is timed to finish when you are taken back to your ship. We will always cover the north part of the island – The Fairy Glen, the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. If you have enough time on shore, then we will add as many extra places as we can. With many stops for photo shoots and time to walk around with commentary by one of our experienced drivers. Just pick the date in the booking form that your cruise ship docks in Portree and book your shore excursion. *See FAQ page for departure point.