From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

From $55.15 per person

Take a journey through the ancient wilderness of Scotland on a day trip to Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness. Discover postcard-perfect villages, and delve deep into the gory history of a legendary Scottish fortress.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Scotland's ancient lochs and mountains on a scenic tour west of Inverness
  • Capture the beauty of Eilean Donan Castle, possibly Scotland's most photographed fortress
  • Get views over to the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides
  • Travel along the shores of Loch Ness
Full description
Depart Inverness at 08:30 and travel west towards Kinlochewe and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Marvel at the imposing form of Beinn Eighe Ridge as it gives way to the world-famous Loch Maree, home to the majestic Golden Eagle. Next, head down through Torridon towards Shieldaig, passing some of Europe’s most ancient geology and wild scenery along the way. Continue up the renowned Bealach Na Ba ("Pass of the Cattle") and onwards to the isolated village of Applecross, where you will stop for lunch. Get incredible views towards the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides as you make your way towards Eilean Donan Castle, a picture-perfect edifice perched on a junction of 3 gorgeous lakes. After your visit to the castle, travel along the shores of Loch Ness en route to Inverness, where you will be dropped off by approximately 19:30.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned, 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The return time to Inverness is approximately 7:30 PM
  • Transportation is by top of the range Mercedes minicoach in a small group of no more than 16 people for a more personalized service, time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and more of an authentic experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. Time off the bus gives you opportunities to take nature walks, so please bring suitable clothes and footwear
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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Good opportunity to get to know the Highlands in one day. Great view from the bus, wonderful landscapes. Super lunch in Applecross. Our driver and guide Dave was very friendly and told many interesting stories. The weather was changeable, but that's the way it is in Scotland. I am glad that we did not have to drive this ourselves, since the roads are often very narrow. Highly recommended tour.

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August 19, 2019

Our guide Shauna was great, friendly and very informative. She took us to some great locations where I got some great pictures.

October 8, 2020

Most enjoyable journey and we both loved the places we visited the views were fantastic and Willie our guide was very knowledgable and told us some amazing stories

October 5, 2020

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