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From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Skye
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From US$ 93.67 per person

Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a full-day tour that includes visits to the best of the island, like Portree and the Fairy Pools.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide


9.5 hours
  • Inverness

  • 0.5 hour
  • Urquhart Castle (photo stop)

  • The Fairy Pools

  • Portree

  • Eilean Donan Castle (photo stop)

  • 2 hours
  • Inverness

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Enjoy the company of the fairies at the pools
  • Take a picture of the mighty castles of Eilean Donan, and Urquhart in Loch Ness
  • Enjoy some time in Portree, the capital of Skye
Full description
Depart Inverness and travel via Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye. Loch Ness is the largest Loch by volume in the British Isles, and one of the deepest ones too. Famous worldwide for its elusive monster, it hosts one of the most iconic castles of Scotland: Urquhart Castle. Visit the Fairy Pools. Walk the trail that takes to you to the pools and enjoy a swim with the fairies. After visiting the Fairy Pools, stop at Talisker Single Malt Scotch Distillery based in Carbost. You'll go through the Visitor Centre (not on the tour) and, if available, sample one of the fine whiskeys produced here. Continue your journey of the Isle of Skye, and take in the small village of Portree for an afternoon break. Portree is a small harbour village, and the capital of Skye. Before you travel back to Inverness, you will enjoy sights of the mighty Eilean Donan Castle, which is situated on its own island, and is one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. Continue homeward bound to Inverness, where your tour ends.
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

8:30 AM at Inverness bus stand, next to St. Andrews Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS. Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Waterproof shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Please note, minimum numbers apply. Your tour may be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum is not met
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of the tour is approximate and depends on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Tours may be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • Entrance fees and gratuities are not included
  • Food and drinks are not provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 385 reviews

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We got lucky! It was such a lovely sunny day. Easy meeting point near St Andrews Church, Inverness. I popped into the church before our tour. It costs £1 donation. Our lovely local tour guide Gorrrrrdon was wonderfully welcoming in his Scottish National Dress - the Kilt! The mini-coach was very comfortable. I sat I front as I get motion sickness. It was a long day but so worth it. We saw so many beauty places along the drive to the Isle of Skye. Isle of Skye is so beautiful. It was lovely to listen to the tales and learn the history of Scotland from Gorrrrrdon. He was brillant at explaining things and spotting some animals and places along the way. Take cash!! Most places have issues with card machine connectivity. There are loads of places to stop. Take your costume or wet suit for a swim in fairy pools! The water is cold but it’s such an amazing thing to do! I wish I had taken my kit.

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April 22, 2022

Most beautiful scenery!! Truly get a huge taste of the Scottish highlands. From castles to Loch Ness, cows, sheep, and deer. To waterfalls and vast countryside. I’ve always sworn to never be a tour kind of person and try to do those things on my own but I would highly recommend this tour. Gordon our guide was very knowledgeable and upbeat which kept the day entertaining. Had a fantastic time

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February 22, 2020

Stop thinking about this and just do it! Our tour guides were Gordon and Mike, both dressed in Kilts (for that extra immersion) and very knowledgeable. Mike was the driver, very professional and very safe, still giving a lot of information and advices, namely on places to go, see and eat at. Gordon, what a treat!! Full Scottish gear and the voice for the tour, taught us a lot about Scotland, the scenery, history and of course... mystical lore, Nessie and Fairies included (do not miss out on his Fairy explanation!). Be sure to ask about the cows (HAIRY COOOOOOS), you'll be in for a surprise! In short, you'll get more than your money's worth and see a lot more than advertised! Just marvelous! Luís Escudeiro

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December 12, 2019

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