1. United Kingdom
  2. Scottish Highlands
  3. Inverness
  4. Loch Ness

Isle of Skye Tour with Fairy Pools from Inverness

Product ID: 142485
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.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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  • 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
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
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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
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
• Minimum age to join the tour is 6 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult
• A small amount of walking is involved. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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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22 February 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 luisescudeiroadv@gmail.com

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12 December 2019

My wife and I booked this tour on a whim the day before it took place and we are SO thankful we did! Our guide Gordon was incredibly entertaining and knowledgable; he did a wonderful job of explaining everything we saw, including the history of the castles, how to properly drink whisky, and how to attract the famous Highland coos! That alone was worth the trip, but Gordon went above and beyond when he found out that my wife's family is descended from the Nicholson clan on Skye. He took us on a small detour to a private graveyard where past Nicholson clan chiefs are buried and helped us learn more about my wife's family history and connect with her past. I would highly recommend this tour (and especially Gordon!) to anyone who wants to explore Skye in a small group and have an unforgettable experience.

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7 December 2019

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Product ID: 142485