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$68.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Leave Inverness and head southwest to Loch Ness, the legendary freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands. As you travel by minibus along the shore-side road, your expert guide will talk you through the myth of ‘Nessie’ – the fabled Loch Ness Monster. Stop at the wee village of Invermoriston to stretch your legs and see the delightful Thomas Telford Bridge.Continue traveling through pretty glens like Glen Moriston, and then pass alongside the Five Sisters mountain range. Stop outside Eilean Donan Castle to admire its incredibly picturesque ruins sprawled across the banks of three spectacular lochs.At the Kyle of Lochalsh, cross the famous Skye Bridge to reach the Isle of Skye itself. First stop is at the island’s second-largest settlement, Broadford, where you’ll visit a charming local inn for lunch (own expense). Then your tour of this beautiful island begins! Following the coastal road to Glen Suardal, pass the iconic Red Cuillin Hills and enjoy sweeping views of pretty Bla Bheinn (Blaven Mountain) from the village of Torrin. Take a stroll with your guide around the banks of Loch Slappin – one of Scotland’s most photographed lochs. As you amble around this picturesque spot, your guide will indulge you in the local pastime of beachcombing – scouting the shores for interesting rocks and fossils. After walking along the shores, enjoy a steep walk up Strathaird Peninsula to reach the tiny village of Egol. Spend time at leisure here, soaking up the stunning sea views across to Rum.Your journey back passes the little island of Eilean Ban, home to a large colony of otters and a wealth of wildlife. The famous British writer Gavin Maxwell calls Eilean Ban home, and the wildlife here influenced his best-selling novel, Ring of Bright Water. Head back to Inverness via the village of Achnasheen and the dramatic Black Isle, arriving in the early evening.

$106.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

Leave the Columba Hotel on Ness Walk in Inverness at 8:30am with your host, a driver-guide known as “the man in the kilt.” Your bus seats up to eight people, and has heating and air-conditioning, but no Wi-Fi or bathroom. Regular stops are included on the route. Travel along scenic roads, stopping to see famous Scottish landmarks such as the mysterious Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle as you go. You’ll immerse yourself into the history of Glen Shiel, a glen remembered as the site of a Jacobite battle, then stop to explore the peaks of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Eilean Donan Castle. Deer, wild goats, ospreys, and eagles are among the wildlife you might see along the way. Say hello to Morag, Mhairi and other Highland cows. Then, you’ll cross the sea to the Isle of Skye. Pass over the elegant Skye Bridge, which opened in 1995, and gaze at the scenery and landscapes that have captivated visitors for centuries. Travel through the Cuillin mountain range, and take in the dramatic and ever-changing backdrop. Continue to the picturesque harbor town of Portree, and perhaps enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense, or a stroll along the Thomas Telford–designed pier. After lunch, you’ll learn about historical volcanic activity that left natural landmarks such as the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. Explore the pillars and waterfall at Kilt Rock, and admire the views toward the Torridon hills on the mainland. Stop at the Kyle of Lochalsh, then return to Inverness. Your day trip ends around 7:30pm (or 5:30pm in low season due to daylight hours).

$467.25 Private & Custom Tours

Gairloch and Ullapool from South Skye or Lochalsh

Your tour starts at your accommodation and we will head to the North along Loch Carron. At Strathcarron we head west along the north side of Loch Carron, we travel through Kishorn and continue to Glen Torridon towards Kinlochewe. This area will take your breath away with the Torridon Hills towering above the valley floor and the road. Glen Torridon ends in the village of Kinlochewe, where we turn left towards Gairloch. En route we travel alongside Loch Marie with its great views of Slioch and the Lochs many islands. We then stop in Gairloch for a cup of Tea or Coffee before continuing North to Ullapool in time for Lunch.  After lunch we travel East on the main road towards Inverness.  Just before Garve we will again turn West and head back towards Kyle of Lochalsh to Achnasheen where we start to run alongside the Kyle Railway Line. We follow the general direction of the railway line all the way back to Stromeferry and then return to your accommodation where the tour concludes.

$163.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Day Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour From Inverness

Day 1Meet your guide for a 9am pickup in Inverness. From Inverness the first stop is Loch Ness, one of the world’s great lakes. The beautiful scenery starts the minute you leave the city, you are in the Highlands! You will journey towards the mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. The castle commands splendid views of the famous Loch and the Great Glen, with views out to the main Nessie-sighting “hotspot”. Catch a glimpse of the famous monster! Travel through an area of soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and wild moorlands as you traverse through Glen Sheil under the shadow of the Five Sister’s of Kintail. Drive along the black waters of Loch Duich to the next stop, Eilean Donan Castle, where you can go into the Castle (£7.50 fee) or just hang around taking pictures. A short drive from here takes you to the unforgettable Isle of Skye. The views from Skye Bridge can be breathtaking, your first site of the wonderful Cuillin mountains. You will be driven to the Fairy Pools, where you walk with the supernatural through fairy-sized landscapes and forests, rock castles, and their most famous baths, the Fairy Pools. Weather permitting, you can swim in the pools of the river (a must for all wild swimmers), one of the UK’s best wild swimming spots. Travel to the far west of the island to Neist Point. This is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. Here you are transported to the edge of the world, with its beautiful scenery, awesome skies and endless ocean. Day 2Start the day with a short drive to Fairly Glen. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes. Next up is the Quiraing, a landscape used in many sci-fi films, and known for its rock formations and stunning vistas. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe. Stop for lunch in the wonderful town of Staffin at the bottom of the Quiraing overlooking the island. Travel on southbound and make a stop at Kilt Rock, the dinosaur stamping ground of Skye with its rich fossil heritage. This whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum in stone. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land and the history of it’s people. Next travel to the Old Man of Storr, one of the iconic natural features on the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks. The tour takes in large parts of the eastern side of Skye with it’s awesome skies and endless ocean, before heading south and back over the Skye Bridge to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Finally head back to Inverness where the tour concludes via Lochcarron and Rogie Falls.