| Depart from the colourful harbour of Portree
this morning. Its name, meaning “port of the King”
was named after a visit by James V in 1540. Your scenic
tour today takes you through some delightful countryside
and past some spectacular Scottish Isles scenery.
A turbulent geological history has given the island
of Skye some of Britain’s most dramatic and varied
scenery – from the rugged volcanic plateau of
northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the Cuillins,
Britain’s finest mountain range. The hillsides
are scattered with ruins of crofts and sheep and cattle.
The islands most famous historical association is with
Bonnie Prince Charlie who is said to have claimed “even
the Devil shall not follow me here!”. He famously
fled here disguised as a maidservant in 1746.
Continue your journey today while your guide will introduce
you to the colourful history of these islands. Finally,
return to Portree and your waiting ship.