Day trip

Inverness: Loch Ness, Skye, & Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Day trip

Inverness: Loch Ness, Skye, & Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 66.30 per person


Head out on a full-day adventure takes you through some of Scotland's most iconic scenery. Admire the stunning views and tiny villages along the way as you drive past Loch Ness, 5 Sisters, and Eilean Donan Castle, eventually reaching the Isle of Skye.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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  • See the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle
  • Drive by Loch Ness and see if you can spot the monster
  • Admire the iconic Red Cuillin Hills
  • Stop off and explore the tiny villages dotting your route
Full description

Travel from Inverness to Skye on a day tour exploring the countryside and seeing the main sights. Your day starts with a bit of monster spotting as you drive along the shore of Loch Ness. Stop at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see a delightful ruined bridge. Your journey winds through Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel and on past the 5 Sisters, a stunning range of mountains that dominates the surrounding landscape. Continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles, perched on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. Next cross over the bridge to Skye and start your island adventure. Highlights include the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and the stunning Trotternish Peninsular. Have the chance to explore the capital of Skye, Portree. You will be treated to even more stunning views and scenery as you make your way back to Inverness.

  • Day trip with transportation
  • Service of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

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Eddie was such a great guide. He is so professional and full of humor. He is such an expert guide and we enjoyed our time with him during the tour. It was a very worthy 11.5hours and we had a great view of the Eileen Donan Castle both the morning and night view, a fun time with all those stops we had and great photo locations. Highly-recommended guide and tour package.

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November 29, 2022

The Highlands are a beautiful area. The trip ran like a well oiled machine, everything was on time and we were never made to wait. I would have liked to have had more time at the outdoor area by the Enchanted River than spending so much time in the city of Portree, but I'm just not a shopper. The Eileen Donan Castle was wonderful! Our guide, Richard, was entertaining and informative, just perfect.

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September 23, 2019

It was a good trip with good stops fyring the long drive and a driver, who was very informative and with a good humour. We also had a very good impression of the Highlands along Loch Ness. The Eilean Donan castle was great. When I do not give the highest mark, it is because we did not have so much time Portree( 1,5 hour) . My daughter and I were lucky, as we had sandwiches with us and sat in the sun in the harbour, but would have been nice to have had an hour to walk around after. ( 2 hours altogether ).

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September 17, 2019

Product ID: 33220