Five Isle of Skye Highlights on our Vacation Packages to Scotland

Our small group tours of Scotland are designed to give you a true taste of the country, with handpicked experiences, lovely local experts and a perfect mix of culture, history and geology to really add an extra layer to your visit. Our Scotland Travel Packages are ideal for travellers who want an immersive Scottish experience but with a leisurely pace. We have chosen hotels with a warm welcome where your expectations will be exceeded. The Isle of Skye is a particular highlight on these tours - read on for five reasons to take an Isle of Skye holiday with GeoCultura!
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The Quiraing, a scenic, slow-moving landslip in the north of the Isle of Skye.

1. Plenty of Time to Tour Skye

The Isle of Skye is a special place, and a one-day flying visit really isn’t long enough to get a full experience of its attractions.

We have three different travel packages and dates for visiting Skye in 2024: you can enjoy two nights on Skye on our 7 Day / 6 Night June 'Highlands and Islands Tour, and two nights on our late April/May Isle of Skye Vacation Package' and three nights on the late September 7 Day / 6 Night 'Landscapes and Photography Tour'.

On our Isle of Skye tours from Edinburgh, as part of our 4 or 6-night Highlands tours from Edinburgh, there is plenty to see and do packed into your time on the island.

2. Tour Skye and Stay in Style in Portree

For us, accommodation is a key part of any good tour; we want to find places you’ll look forward to returning to each day. Our choice of Skye accommodation definitely fits the bill, as we have selected the welcoming Cuillin Hills Hotel in Skye’s largest town, Portree.

Formerly a stately hunting lodge, the Cuillin Hills Hotel sits on a hill at the edge of town, with superb views of Portree Bay and, beyond that, the distant Cuillin Mountains.

The highly-recommended restaurant focuses on quality produce from Skye itself, with a menu offering traditional favourites alongside modern twists.

3. See Incredible Landscapes on your Isle of Skye Holiday

Skye is famous for its distinctive landscape, with jutting pinnacles, rugged coastlines and looming mountains that inspire a sense of awe. Our Isle of Skye tours will focus on different aspects of this unique landscape:

  • For our shorter April/May ‘Isle of Skye Vacation Package’ and longer June 2024 ‘Highlands and Islands’, you’ll be discovering how Skye’s geology has led to the creation of its picturesque hills, mountains and more. Your stay on Skye in June will be capped off with a walk on the iconic Quiraing range, possibly one of the world’s most beautiful landslides!
  • In our ‘Isle of Skye Landscapes and Photography Tour’, professional photographer Alex Hare will show you the best spots for a great photo of Skye, including remote coves, craggy cliffs and the famous Old Man of Storr pinnacle.

4. Our Tour Leaders – Rob Butler

Along with top-quality accommodation and an opportunity to discover Skye’s incredible landscapes on these Scotland vacations, we’re also including two expert Tour Leaders to help enhance your journey with their insights about the Isle of Skye.

First up, Rob Butler is a Professor at the University of Aberdeen, and the ideal person to help unpick the geological forces and history that have made Skye what it is today.

With a history of exploring and explaining across Scotland, Rob is the ideal person to help you understand the natural history of Skye, even if you’re not a geologist!

5. Our Tour Leaders – Ali Motion

Our other Tour Leader for Skye is Ali Motion, a highly-experienced and accredited Scottish Tourist Guide.

Ali’s speciality is showing off the best of Scotland, including its culture, history and wildlife, and she’s used to getting off the beaten track to reveal key sites and tell stories from Skye’s recent and distant past.

Both Tour Leaders for this vacation will compliment your time on Skye and help you to access an extra layer of understanding, through facts, folklore and more!

Want to find out more about our 2024 guided tours of Scotland? Click for our April/May Isle of Skye Vacation Package: Small Group Tour of Scotland, our June Highlands and Islands: Scotland and the Isle of Skye Tour and our September Scotland and the Isle of Skye Landscapes and Photography Tour, for all the details.

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