If you are looking to get off the beaten track this summer why not visit the Isle of Raasay? It’s just a short ferry ride from the Isle of Skye, and can easily be combined with our legendary Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness.

Your Isle of Raasay tour will begin in Inverness when you will board our luxury mini-coach. We travel through the rolling hills of the Scottish mainland before crossing the iconic Skye Bridge to journey through Skye’s dramatic and rugged landscape. Highlights include: the sleepy town of Kyleakin; the mighty Cuillin mountains; the world-class Trotternish peninsula and the bustling fishing port of Portree.  

To find out more about what to expect on our Isle of Skye day tour, click here.

As we make our way back to the mainland, we pass the small crofting town and ferry port of Sconser, which lies on the Eastern edge of Skye. Those wishing to journey on to the Isle of Raasay will be dropped here in time to catch the 1845 ferry over to Raasay. This short, 20 minute, crossing offers fantastic views looking back over to Skye and ahead to the island that awaits you.  Ferries depart Sconser at 1845 Mon- Sat and can be booked here.

Once you are on Raasay there are lots of things to keep you interested, although you’ll probably want to rent a bike to get around. Highlights include the legendary Calum’s Road and the ruined crofting township of Hallaig, made famous by Sorley Maclean’s poem of the same name.

The newest attraction on Raasay is the recently opened Isle of Raasay distillery. It’s actually possible to stay onsite here if you join their club, although there are other options available too.

Please note that you will need to make your own way back to the mainland from the  Isle of Raasay. Citylink offers regular and great value departures from Sconser. You can find details here.

If you’d like to experience this Isle of Raasay tour for yourself simply book our Isle of Skye tour from Inverness and let us know when you book that you’d like to get dropped off at Sconser on the way back.