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From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Skye

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Skye

From US$ 122.79 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
English

Experience

Itinerary
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
Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
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

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 427 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Paula the multi-lingual guide had extensive knowledge of Scotland an it's history. She had a great sense of humor and made the trip a delight. We had, in Paula's word: very good weather *shuuush*. We got to experience Skye in every kind of light and scenery. The walk to fairy pools were exhausting but very worth it. The water tastes nice.

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September 7, 2022

We saw fantastic views around the Isle of Skye which was fantastic! Also roads there are very narrow and difficult to navigate if you are not local so taking a guide tour was a wise choice. However I can't say that tour was perfectly organized - we had a long drive to the Fairy pools and 2 hours walk there which was really nice and nature around was amazing. This walk was finished around 1 pm so we were quite hungry. After we came in Talisker distillery where we were given 35 min while bar was closed so we didn't really know what to do there. After that we went in Portree where we had lunch but it was 15.30 so many places didn't serve food..:( The guide was not amazing I think - after Fairy pools he didn't count people so we almost left two people who were 10 min late at the pools (we noticed them running when drive back). a bit better

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August 9, 2022

This tour was truly amazing. Our guide, Gordon, was the perfect guide. He was fun, funny, knowledgeable, and super helpful. We made several stops along the way for food, breaks, to stop and shop, and admire scenery. We saw so many castles too. The hike to the fairy pools was amazing but very cold so be pack accordingly! It was so worth it though. On the way home, we got to feed the heilan coos!

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July 8, 2022

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