Day trip

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

Activity provider:Tour Skye
Day trip

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

Activity provider:Tour Skye
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From US$ 135.61 per person

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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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    Starting location:


  • Transfer

    (0.5 hour)

  • Urquhart Castle

    Photo stop

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    The Fairy Pools

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  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Photo stop

  • Transfer

    (2 hours)

  • Arrive back at:


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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • 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 you to the pools and enjoy a swim with the fairies. Next, 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 to the Isle of Skye, and see the small village of Portree for an afternoon break. Portree is a small harbor village, and the capital of Skye. 

Before you travel back to Inverness, 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.

  • Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Inverness bus stand, next to St. Andrews Cathedral to begin your tour.

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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

  • Your tour may be cancelled or rescheduled if the minimum is not met
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At Talisker Distillery you may be asked for proof of ID to sample a Scotch Whisky
  • The duration of the tour is approximate and depends on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 460 reviews

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Wonderful day trip. Wish we had more time at the Fairy Pools (guest’s wife got lost at distillery and we were delayed 20 minutes. Toilets at fairy pools closed at 5pm sharp so we had to rush a bit to get back). Could have done without the distillery stop in my opinion. Overall this trip is worth it and we enjoyed very much.

May 26, 2023

This was an amazing day trip and I was so glad I took it. I was looking for a trip to the Isle of Skye that included the fairy pools and this was one of the few that was running. I already had a tour that was cancelled because of not meeting numbers but this one carried on with just 4 of us which was a relief considering I didn’t have any other options to visit the fairy pools. Our guide, Barry, was fantastic- he really made the trip special and memorable. He was really knowledgeable and you could tell he really appreciated the beauty of the surroundings around him. This made the trip more enjoyable as you could feel his enthusiasm for Scotland and the highlands. He also had a good sense of humour which made what was many hours out and about go by quickly. I’d highly recommend it!

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May 14, 2023

We had a great day touring the Isle of Skye. We ended up being the only two guests so we had essentially a private tour. Claire was absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable and an excellent driver!! She was generous enough to drop us off at our hotel instead of the pick up location. Would definitely recommend this tour!

May 11, 2023

Product ID: 142485