Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
This tour focuses on the most beautiful and varied landscapes of the Highlands.
You leave Inverness and head north over the Beauly Firth towards the dramatic landscapes of the northern Highlands. You may stop for views and photos before arriving at the exceptionally beautiful viewpoint for Loch Maree.
You head down towards the Loch to Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Visitor Centre for a short break.
From here, you take the single-track road through one of Scotland’s National Nature Reserves. Your driver-guide tells you about the woodland regeneration in the area and may give you a chance to get a view over the area and enjoy a close look at the native pine trees.
You now travel through the imperious landscape and dramatic geology of the Torridon mountains. As you reach the west coast, the road ascends and gives you incredible views across the Torridon Range, down over the Loch, and out to sea.
In scenically situated town of Sheildaig, you have a refreshment before taking on one of the most beautifully twisting roads in Scotland. This road may be the most photographed road on the famous North Coast 500 route.
In Applecross, you have space reserved at a local food pub. There are simple options such as sandwiches and soup, and classics like Haddock and Chips, Fish Pie and scallops and langoustines. There’s plenty of time for a relaxing lunch and maybe a little walk along the waterfront.
You take the shorter but even more dramatic road out of Applecross, the famous Bealach na Bà (Pass of the Cattle), and if the weather allows, you stop for viewpoints at the top and bottom of this dramatic road.
At Loch Duich, you find Eilean Donan Castle* situated on a small island accessed by bridge. You can visit the castle or simply enjoy the view from the visitor centre, which has a café, shop, and toilets.
The journey back to Inverness passes the Five Sisters of Kintail Mountain range, historic Glenshiel, Loch Ness, and the Great Glen.
You arrive in Inverness in the early evening.
*Due to Covid19 restrictions, the visit to Eilean Donan Castle will be a photo stop only, no internal tours of the castle are available at this time.
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What is included
- Transport by 16-seat luxury Mercedes minicoach
- Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Minimum age is 5 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches
You’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point
There’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive
Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules
Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches
When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19
Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.
Things have changed a little.
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places may have restrictions in place. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, the visit to Eilean Donan Castle will be a photo stop only, no internal tours of the castle are available at this time.
Meeting Point Information
MEETING: Margaret Street, Inverness IV1, Scotland, GB