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$66.51 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 travelling 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 beauty 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. 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. From here we'll head to Portree, the capital of the island, for lunch (own expense). 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 Elgol. Spend time at leisure here. 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.

$104.34 Day Trips & Excursions

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Eilean Donan CastleExternal view of the Castle with toilet and coffee stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Urquhart CastleExternal views of CastleDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Loch NessPhoto Stop for Views of Loch NessDuration: 10 minutesStop At: QuiraingShort walk for stunning views and photo stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Old Man of StorrPhoto stop Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Happy ToursMeet and Greet in front of the Columba Hotel for departure of all our toursDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Kilt RockPhoto Stop Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Portree VisitScotland iCentreLunch time stop and site seeingDuration: 1 hour

$456.47 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.

$71.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group day tour to Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Wave goodbye to Inverness as we cross over the Kessock Bridge. You’ll enjoy a comfort break in the lovely Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye, a perfect place get a picture of the Skye bridge from. Next you’ll cross onto the little island of Eilean Ban before reaching the star of this tour: Skye. Your tour of this magical island takes in the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills and the Sligachan Bridge. We stop in the town of Portree for lunch, it’s colourful harbour is one of the most recognisable spots of Skye. It is situated on the east side of the island and a wonderful place to enjoy fish and chips and watch the world go by. After a relaxing lunch, we'll head further north to see impressive sights such The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Next, we’ll make our way off the island and to Eilean Donan*, one of Scotland's most picturesque castles. It is perched on it 's own island at the head of Loch Duich. You will have enough time here to tour the castle inside and out. Your day concludes with a bit of monster spotting as you drive along the shores of Loch Ness. We will also stop close to the loch at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see a delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, the same engineer who created the Caledonian Canal. You'll be able to snap some photos of Loch Ness before we return to Inverness.

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