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From Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour

From Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 70.21 per person

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Marvel at the sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys of the Isle of Skye. Visit historic Eilean Donan Castle.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the natural beauty of Scotland's Highlands and the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the iconic 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle
  • Travel along the banks of world-famous Loch Ness
Full description

Leave Inverness and head on a trip to explore the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle. Learn the history and culture of Scotland from your guide as you explore the sites. Keep an eye out in Loch Ness, as you might even spot the Lochness monster if you're lucky.

Travel in style in a Mercedes mini coach and hear about Scotland's turbulent past from your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the views of the mountains of Wester Ross on the drive to Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the castle before traveling over the bridge to Skye. Head through the mountainous heart of the island before arriving in the harbor town of Portree for lunch. After lunch, the drive takes you around the Trotternish Peninsula. The guide will point out landmarks, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and Quiraing. Make your way back through majestic Glen Shiel, along the shores of Loch Clunie. The final part of the trip takes you along the banks of mighty Loch Ness.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Start your tour at Stance 7 at Inverness Bus Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Return time: approximately 08:00 PM
  • Transportation by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
  • With time off the bus you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • Eilean Donan Castle is closed to the public on the following dates: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 13th, 19th, 25th November 2021 & 3rd December 2021
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 524 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour is wonderful! Kev was our guide and he shared A LOT of his vast knowledge. He thought of every detail, the scenarios we would visit (since the castle was closed and there would be time left ) and every traditional song he played. Very attentive and cheerful! We'd thought about doing the same car tour, but we'd never been able to tackle the Isle of Skye as well as Kev. Also, we wouldn't be able to understand so well about the island without Kev's information. The van is a perfect size and Kev drove very well and very safely.

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January 23, 2023

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience, our amazing guide willie brought us to so many amazing locations as well as made the tour fun, informative and memorable! We could not have asked for a better guide to show us the beautiful Highlands, Willie was absolutely excellent he is a true gem. No matter how much you research about this tour, youll always be surprised by how the day goes no matter the weather :) i would reccomend this tour to anyone and hope to do it again in the future!

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January 13, 2023

OMG! What a tour of lifetime with such an amazing tour guide cum driver. Nothing would be better than this. All cheers for this wonderful experience goes to the driver (Liam). Hope that we get such a guide in every tour. Also Isle of Skye is a nature’s paradise. Thank you Rabbies (tour company) and Liam for giving a lifetime good travel experience.

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December 25, 2022

Product ID: 89796