Day trip

Portree: Best of Isle of Skye Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Tour Skye

Portree: Best of Isle of Skye Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Tour Skye

From US$ 96.14 per person

Explore the main attractions on the mystical Isle of Skye on this day trip from Portree. See sights like the Fairy Pools, Talisker Distillery, Neist Point, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, and Fairy Glen.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Bathe with the fairies at the Fairy Pools
  • Enjoy a dram of Single Malt Scotch at Talisker Distillery
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery at the Quiraing from Neist Point
  • Fall in love with Dunvegan Castle
  • Take a leisurely stroll in the stunning nature of the Fairy Glen and Kilt Rock
Full description

Discover the magic of the Isle of Skye on this day trip from Portree. Travel aboard an airconditioned coach on this sightseeing adventure. Try to spot wildlife at Neist Point, or view the fantastical rock formations of Quiraing, and the stone pillar of Old Man of Storr,

Be picked up at a centrally-located meeting point in Portree and hop aboard the spacious pus. Relax on the drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains where the fairies are thought to bathe.

Have the chance to take a dip in crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Admire the natural arches and waterfalls in this picturesque location before heading to the Talisker distillery based in Carbost, one of the three whisky distilleries on the Isle of Skye.

Have free time to purchase a single malt Scotch, with a very distinctive peaty-smoky taste. Choose to go to Neist Point or to Dunvegan Castle. Look for whales, dolphins and sharks at Neist Point or capture pictures of the hilltop medieval style castle. Stop at the magnificent Fairy Glen, the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as Fairy Knowes, and put your ears to the grass to listen for the fairies at work inside. Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests. Follow the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze. Continue up to the Trotternish ridge and marvel at the views of the Quiraing, a landscape of rock formations and stunning coastal views. Arrive at Kilt Rock and the Dinosaur Museum before heading to the Then, continue 200 foot tall stone pillar called the Old Man of Storr which has featured in many movies including the Ridley Scott epic 'Prometheus.'

Includes
  • Small-group tour
  • Local guide
  • Transportation to and from each destination
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Bus Stop, Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Waterproof clothing is recommended.
  • You will be taking a lunch break and there will always be a cafe or shops for you to buy lunch or just bring a packed lunch. Please bring cash, as some places do not accept cards.
  • A minimum of 4 passengers is needed to run this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We were a group of 12 and we’re all accommodated. We all enjoyed the tour. We were bummed about not getting to stop at talisker distillery but the isle of Skye brewery was a nice substitute. Especially since it was toward the end of the tour. The guide was thorough on time. Which I admired since I also like being on time. He was knowledgeable and funny. We packed a lot in a day. And I don’t think we would have learned or seen so much ourselves. Especially with some of the roads we encountered. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to skye.

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October 15, 2022

A wonderful, fun tour. Rob is a charming tour guide who not only knows how to entertain but also draws your attention to the current situation (Single Trade Road). Depending on the weather, everything was there (rain, sun, strong wind), but that is what characterizes and charms Scotland! However, one should consider whether it is really necessary?! Every year 1 million tourists head to Skye (!!). Some don't even know how to behave in the great outdoors and deliberately destroy natural attractions. Just for a "private souvenir". Very annoying. Do you have to do that to nature?

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October 13, 2022

Despite the initially bad weather, the tour took place - fortunately! Our guide quickly suggested alternatives to us. As the weather finally got better, we were able to partially return to the original plan. Nevertheless, we saw almost everything. Above all, we had a wonderful day that could be flexibly designed. We would go on the tour again at any time!

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October 4, 2022

Product ID: 167618