Silversea Luxury Cruises À Portree, Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye ranks near the top of most visitors' priority lists: the romance of Prince Charles Edward Stuart known as Bonnie Prince Charlie combined with the misty Cuillin Hills and their proximity to the mainland all contribute to its popularity. Today Skye remains mysterious and mountainous an island of sunsets that linger brilliantly until late at night and of beautiful soft mists. Much photographed are the really old crofts one or two of which are still inhabited with their thick stone walls and thatch roofs. View more

Orientation on Skye is easy: follow the only roads around the loops on the northern part of the island and enjoy the road running the length of the Sleat Peninsula in southern Skye taking the loop roads that exit to the north and south as you please. There are some stretches of single-lane road but none poses a problem.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Portree, Isle of Skye

Northern Skye Scenic Drive

Head North from Portree onto the Trotternish Peninsula. During your scenic tour today you will learn much of the fascinating history of the Isle of Skye and its geography and social history - in particular its crofting history.


Old Man of Storr, Lealt viewpoint

Passing the curious rock outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr, continue to Lealt viewpoint to admire the stunning waterfall. Two viewing platforms offer fantastic vistas towards the falls and over the cliffs.

Journey north to Kilt Rock - a dramatic 200-foot high cliff marked in an almost tartan-like pattern by the rock strata and with a waterfall tumbling sheer to the pebbled shore below. Enjoy some time here to absorb the scenery and take photographs.


Township of Staffin, Staggin Bay,Kilmuir, Graveyard to Flora McDonald's

Continuing your journey north, you will pass the crofting township of Staffin which overlooks the sandy Staffin Bay and drive around the northern tip of the island, hearing more of the myths and legends of Skye. On arrival at the settlement of Kilmuir your guide will give you a brief talk outside the thatched cottages, you will then continue on to the Graveyard to Flora McDonald's (Bonnie Prince Charlie's fame) grave. When visitors stand on this windswept and beautiful spot they are looking out over the Minch in the direction of the archipelago of the Western isles. It was from there that Flora and Bonnie Prince Charlie were brought over the sea to Skye on a stormy Saturday night at the end of June 1746. Continue through Uig and back to Portree.


Refreshment at Skeabsot Hotel,

A refreshment stop will be made at Skeabost Hotel, lovingly restored and stunningly refurbished former hunting lodge set in an idyllic location with spectacular views.

At the conclusion of the refreshment, re-board your coach and commence the short drive of approx.. 30 minutes back to the pier

Old Man Of Storr Hike

Departing Portree your route takes you through some beautiful coastal and hilly scenery as you head towards "Old Man of Storr" car park on the Trotternish Peninsula.

On arrival at the car park, the Ranger will give a quick safety brief before setting off. This very popular walk climbs up for a close look at the massive pinnacle "Old Man of Storr", one of Isle of Skye iconic landmarks. The walk is challenging in places but is achievable to the average walker.


En-route the ranger will talk about the geography and describe the next part of the walk. As you catch your breath, revel in the fresh air and fabulous vistas; Cameras out as snap shots are a must to keep the memories alight. At the top view scenes of the Islands of Raasay and Rona and beyond to the mainland, looking south, see "Storr Lochs", Portree Harbour and the magnificent Cuillin Hills (described as the hikers' dream).


On completion of your walk, return by coach to Portree.

Scorrybreac Walk And Portree

Portree (or Port an Righ in Gaelic) meaning Kings Harbour, was named after James V visited with his fleet in 1540. Today it is a bustling fishing town with pretty painted buildings huddled round a charming harbour. Meet your guide here for a beautiful circuit on the north side of Portree bay, popular with both visitors and residents.


Hear some of the history behind the buildings and street names of Portree before reaching the wooded shore and then pausing briefly by Apothecary's tower, built as a sign to passing seafarers that medical supplies and expertise are available in the village. The route will lead past the sailing club and memorial with a flagpole. The plaque commemorates the members of Clan Nicolson who contributed to buying this land. Stop here briefly to admire the views across the bay towards the distant Cuillin Hills.


Continuing along the route you'll reach a steep section, ascending a steep section of zig - zags. The reward is some fantastic views over the salmon farms to Raasay, with Dun Caan prominent like a little volcano.


Completing the circular route at the Cuillin Hills Hotel for some Chilled Chocolate Fondant with Chocolate Curd or Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Walnuts served with Tea and/or Coffee, to then return to Portree harbour and your ship.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.