Over the Sea to Skye Private Tour from Inverness2022-11-15T20:51:24+00:00

This tour from Inverness to the Island of Skye is a journey through varied landscapes, different cultures and 2,000 years of history. Travelling from mainland Scotland on to the Hebrides’ most famous island, we’ll discover why Skye is a much loved island.

This itinerary has been built specifically to take an alternative view of the island and we’ll travel to some of the lesser known places as well as a few of the ‘bucket list’ stops along the way.

Skye is full of myths and legend and your professional tour guide is there to connect the places to the stories and give you a true understanding of the history and culture of this remote region of Scotland.

Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow country lanes of the highlands and islands.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

Tour duration
2 days (typically 9am – 5pm)

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  • All-inclusive private tour
  • Dedicated private tour guide and driver
  • Accommodation at Bosville Hotel (Double or Twin)
  • Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Tour & tasting at Talisker Distillery
  • Entry to all places listed
  • All travel costs
  • Luxury Mercedes tour van


  • Lunch & dinner (we can recommend places)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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This is one of our favourite tours! Over two days travel from Inverness through the northern highlands to the magical Isle of Skye. Explore the island and get a feel for island life past and present. Visit some of Scotland’s best landmarks and marvel in the ever changing landscape from the mainland to the Hebrides islands.

The magical Isle of Skye

Skye was recently voted as one of the best places to visit in the world and we can see why! The island has an ever changing landscape, from the rolling moors of the south to the jagged peaks of the Cullin Mountains. The island is full of history and folklore and we’ll show you the best sights and tell the stories that will ensure Skye stays in your heart for many years to come.


Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tour’s route

March 23, 2021 9:40 pm
  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 374 miles
  • Time 11 h 2 min
  • Speed 34 mph
  • Min altitude 0 ft
  • Peak 0 ft
  • Climb 0 ft
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These are some of the frequently asked questions about our Over the Sea to Skye Private Tour from Inverness, however if you have a specific question please contact us

Can I customise the tour?2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, we can customise any itinerary. We’ll email you shortly after booking to ask if you have any customisation requests and suggest additions you may wish to make.

Can the tour start at the airport / cruise port2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, we regularly pick up guests from the airport or cruise port. Read more about shore excursions from cruise ships

Do I need to bring anything with me?2022-11-15T14:45:22+00:00

We recommend bringing a jacket (even if the forecast is good!) and comfortable shoes. We’ll provide everything else including umbrellas, binoculars refreshments and a wee treat or two!

Do you provide car seats for children?2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, by law children under 135cm (4.4 foot) must travel in a booster seat. We can also provide baby seats. Please advise us if you need this.

How do I pay for the tour2022-11-15T14:42:58+00:00

When you book you pay a 20% deposit. The final payment is due on the date of departure and is taken from your card automatically. We don’t accept cash for your tour payment.

I need to change my tour date2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

No problem, as long as we have availability we can change the tour date. The deposit is transferable to your new date

What about ‘comfort stops’2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

There are plenty of toilet opportunities! Each of our tours is designed to have regular breaks and tour guide can accommodate most requests for bathroom stops.

What about lunch on tour2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Scotland is full of amazing places to eat and we’ll recommend stops that champion the best in Scottish quality and make the most of your time.

What is the maximum number of guests2022-11-15T14:41:56+00:00

We have two versions of our minivan; either 6 or 7 passengers. Find out more about our premium minivans

Where do I meet the tour2022-11-15T14:41:56+00:00

We pick you up from your hotel or accommodation. In some instances parking in the city centre is restricted so there might be a short walk to your vehicle, but your guide will walk with you to the vehicle.



We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland


We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour


`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided


Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 guests and their bags


Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi


  • Thomas W

    Guide picked us up and dropped us off on time (very important since we were coming from a cruise ship) and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Drove us to all the key points of interest, and the van was very clean and comfortable. Communication from [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • T Miller

    From the moment Sandy picked us up, we knew we were in for a wonderful day trip experience around Edinburgh. His historical knowledge of the city and surrounding area is top notch! He tailored our day to take in some hidden gems and provided us [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • Annemarie D

    We had so much fun with Andy! He was a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. We visited Rosslyn Chapel and some other places that were in keeping with our interests, like the oldest pub in Scotland (I know, many make the claim, but I'm [...]

    Published On: September, 2023
  • Mary Carol S

    Fantastic day with Michael! Great views of Loch Lamond. A nice hike and lunch there as well. Michael was really informative about Sterling Castle and all of Glasgow. I would highly recommend this tour and Michael.

    Published On: September, 2023
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