Im so excited to announce we have put together yet another 2 new tours!!! This year its all about trying to make sure there is an amazing tour for everyone, we are really using this expansion to the fullest and making it the best we possibly can. Both tours are on the stunning Isle of Skye how ever they are completely different tours and like nothing we have done before.
Traditional Craft work shop tour
We have never done a tour like this and have had the privilege of working with an amazing person to make this happen. So like the other Isle of Skye tours we leave Inverness at 9am but unlike the other tours we don’t make all the other stops along the way, other than Eilean Donan Castle which lets face it if you go to the Isle of Skye you have to visit first! Having said that we might not be able to do all the stops but there is still so much to see along the way. Our amazingly talented tour guides know most to the places where they can slow down long enough for you to take a photo out the window and will tell you in plenty time to get your camera out so you don’t miss the perfect photo.
We arrive at the work shop around 12pm where you will have 4 amazing hours to try your hand at weaving or spinning or maybe even both! There is also Dying on request. If you don’t want to try your hand at it your more then welcome to come along and see how they do it. The weaving and spinning process really is fascinating to see. You are supplied with all the materials you will need to make a beautiful creation and a wonderfully talented teacher to show you how its all done. Once you are finished your creation you are able to take it away with you too show everyone back at home and makes a fabulous souvenir. Worried you might work up an appetite? You get a very tasty lunch included in the course.
We understand that not everyones interest lies in the traditional crafts so we have come up with an alternative for the ones that don’t wish to take part. While the others are at the works shop we can take you to the Tailsker Distillery for a tour and a dram. Unfortunately we can only offer this is they have availability.
We return in Inverness around 6pm after a full and interesting day of either creating crafts or seeing how the famous whiskey is made. Either way it will be a great day and we can’t wait to start take the bookings for these the back end of July. I know that my husband Mark is particularly looking forward to the distillery.
Kilt Rock and Fairy Pools Tour
We have given this so much thought over the past few months and have finally come up with a route that works. We can now finally do both in one very full and fun day!! The new tour will still have all the incredible stops that the other tours have in when done separately but now you can see everything in one day!!
The stunning Isle of Skye has so much to offer and is truly magical. With this new tour you can go from having a dip in the cool mountain water that has formed in the amazing fairy pools to feeling like your on the edge of the world while standing on the side of the mysterious Kilt Rock. This really is an action packed day with so many stops along the way. We start by picking you up in inverness at 9am before traveling onto get the best photo of Loch Ness with the ruins of Urquhart castle in the back ground. From there we travel though to Kintail for a picture opportunity at Loch Cluanie. No trip to the Isle of Skye would be complete without stopping at the stunning Eilean Donan castle first. Here we have a 45 minute stop which is enough time for you to go explore the castle and grounds. Some of my most favourite photos have been taken here. After your stop at the castle we go on to the magical Island over the stunning and well known Skye bridge before heading onto the Fairy Pools though the heart of the Cuillins. At the Fairy Pools you will have the time to explore as much or as little as you like (within the hour). You can go on just a small hike to the bottom pool or you can explore even further up and go to the very top pool with its spectacular views. After you have gotten tired from exploring it time for a little relaxing drive to the other side of the island going through Portree with a fantastic photo opportunity of the Old Man Of Storr on the other side. The mysterious Kilt Rock is next on the agenda. Here you will have a 15 minute stop for you to see the beauty it holds as well as take breath taking photos of the kilt coloured rock side and lovely water fall running off the side. After an action packed day its time to head home via the Wester Ross coastal road. Don’t worry thought there are still a view more stops for photos along the way home. The first of these are the Five Sisters which have a different views every where you look. The last stop on our whirlwind tour is the lovely Loch Carron. This is the final photo stop but most defiantly not the least. Its breath taking and one of my all time favourites. You will arrive back in Inverness around 8pm.
There are a few choices of places to stop to have the quality picnic lunch that we provide for you depending on weather, timings and personal preference.We have had to extend the tour from 9 hours to 11 hours just to make sure we can fit everything in and theres enough time to enjoy the stops without rushing. We are now takings for booking for this and have a feeling its going to be very popular so book your space now.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the new adventure we are creating, I will keep you updated with the progress along the way.
Thanks for reading.