TOURS OF SKYE
PRIVATE ECO TOURS
SELF-GUIDED EBIKE TOURS
LOCAL ISLE OF SKYE GUIDES
OVER 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE TOURING SKYE
Real Scottish Journeys - Travel for Curious Minds
The Isle of Skye is magical, wild and beautiful. Take time to explore!
We offer minibus tours, private tours, self guided eBike tours and eBike hire.
Our one day minibus tours of the Isle of Skye
Try to imagine, big sea cliffs and misty mountains. Add rain soaked jeans, dark skies or windmilling arms swatting midges. Then picture big rainbow sized smiles and sunshine. Skye has all the seasons in a day. Soon you are running or puffing up the stairs at Neist Point, with your story...maybe the Gannets were hunting or you were one of the lucky ones that got a glimpse of a Minke. We follow winding coastal roads then we climb up high above the ocean to cross the island on lonely mountain tracks that suddenly drop back down to the sea. Rested on the bus, you step out in wonder in the Fairy Glen. We do this and more when you tour Skye with Real Scottish Journeys. On our one day tours of Skye we visit some of the most remarkable places in Highland Scotland.
Local Skye guides
We are local professional Skye guides. Our tours are the perfect mix of time on the bus and time to explore and discover Skye on your own. Time to stop and take it all in. Loads of time to make memories.
Getting the most from your visit to Skye
Be part of a new type of tourism. Slow down, take your time. Now there are even opportunities to contribute to the local community or take part in conservation projects as you travel. If you want do more than just take a few photos of Skye and move on, we recommend spending a minimum of three nights on Skye. Find a nice place to stay, get your bearings and hopefully come on a tour or rent an ebike from us. We guarantee a small group tour with a local Scottish guide. Our tours are always flexible and fun. You will discover Scotland’s history, understand the landscape and listen to tall tales that have tumbled down through the years.
Our Island home
Skye is fragile, much of the island is working farmland. Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access code at all times. Please never leave litter, disturb livestock, disturb wildlife, move/dislodge stones, damage vegetation or pick wild plants. We work with local communities and support rural business when ever possible.
Our planet home
The climate emergency is real and happening now ! We are trying to run our tours efficiently. We have always tried to minimise driving time and maximise walking time. We use the cleanest most fuel efficient minibuses available. We are now pleased to also offer zero emission small group private tours on a fully electric small minibus.
Book a Private EcoTour?
Take a private tour in our new fully electric mini bus. We can accommodate up to 8 passengers. Electric vehicles are quiet and green. Well over 95% of Scotland’s electricity is generated from renewables, so you can explore Skye in the knowledge you are starting to reduce your own carbon footprint as you travel. This is particularly important on a small group tour. These tours are designed to let you, your friends and family see exactly what you want to see. Or simply book a green transfer across the island or even further.
Plan a low carbon visit to Skye
Please start by slowing down a bit, move less and stay put longer. Travel is about experience, about the people you meet and the friends you make. When possible use trains instead of planes and buses instead of cars. Search for more sustainable accommodation. Support small independent local businesses and think about where the money that you spend is going. Please make sure that it helps the communities that you are visiting. A great new way to explore Skye is to hire one of our eBikes. Don't let the thought of hills or Skye weather put you off. Modern eBikes make the hills seem smaller and your legs seem stronger :) and the sun always shines somewhere on Skye !
We are rewarding travellers who slow down and also use public transport, we will give you £5 cash back per customer. To qualify, just stay a minimum of three nights on Skye and reach us by public transport. Easy ! Of course, if you want to feel really good, you can ask us to donate the cash to a re-wilding project on Skye and help even more.
Say thanks to Scotland and plant some trees in our new grove :)
If you are visiting Scotland, there is no better way to say thank you than to plant some trees. On your tour with Real Scottish Journeys you will learn that the western highlands once had a wonderful and wet temperate rainforest that was just bursting with life. Across the highlands trees for life are planting millions of trees, that will transform the landscape. These growing forests of the future will be our legacy that will enhance the natural world and benefit humankind in ways beyond our imagination.
Safe travels and thanks for looking at our website!
Isle of Skye
Trip Advisor Review
“Best day in Scotland - hands down!”
Bill provides an excellent full day tour of Skye. He is a fantastic story teller and genuinely nice guy. He balances this full day out with walking time to explore the sights, so you are not in the minibus all day. But when you are, you are treated to breathtaking sights, and occasional stories that make the place come alive. Also, excellent Scottish music to fill some of the time as well. Truly the best day of a wonderful 11 day trip to Scotland. I can't recommend it highly enough.
mhoyt111 - San Francisco, California
Photo credit, Skye Shore Leave: Daniel Sockman. https://www.flickr.com/photos/evocateur/14192946784/