Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
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Explore the romantic Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness. Taking in spectacular Highland scenery, your tour passes Loch Ness and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle before reaching Skye, where gnarly mountain peaks and hillsides swathed in purple heather are framed by soft, sandy beaches. Enjoy lunch in Portree and walks around Loch Slappin and the Strathaird Peninsula. Before returning to Inverness, pass the gorgeous little island of Eilean Ban.
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In Brief

Location:
Inverness-Shire, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
March 30 - May 10: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
May 11- Sept 28 : Daily
Oct 2- 11: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Fully narrated tour
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
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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.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that children aged under 3 years old cannot travel on this tour

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

While its a long day, it was a great day. Kevin the bus driver was safe and very knowledgeable and passionate about what he was showing. The trip showed how spectacular the Scottish highland scenery was. I was tired at the end but it was a day worth it. A great trip
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Alan, our tour guide, was excellent. He shared just enough history and facts to make an interesting day. He also was quiet for nice spans of time to give us time to enjoy the trip. We went to a lot of places but the timing was just right each place.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
This was my second time on this trip, it was just as amazing as the first time, the tour guide was full of information and knowledge on the areas we passed through. The scenery was stunning even with occasional cloud and a little rain, there were plenty of stops for taking photos so that you are sat on the bus for too long. Perfect day!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Good tour, altough lots of driving. The views of the Highlands are great Worth going. It would probably be better if we spent more time in the picture spots than in the town for lunch
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
I was expecting a long tiring day but it wasn't. The guide was very good, had many stops for photo shoots, to stretch a bit or for coffee. The landscape is breathtaking. Definitely worth the visit.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
The day was well planned out and well broken up to maximize the views and experiences. Out tour guide Kevin was excellent! Loved hearing about the history of Scotland and the myths around the areas we visited.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A place for those who enjoy natural landscapes and history, whith astoning parks, montains, lakes and castles.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Allan was a great tour guide. Made stops for amazing photo opportunities! Highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
We had enough luck to enjoy a day with little rain during most of the day. The trip was great and Alan was a great guide giving us perspective about Scotland's history and the main facts about the area and its inhabitants. We stopped in several spots along the way and had lunch at Perth which helped in not making the trip tough to bare. The Isle of Skye is beautiful and worth visit and I definitely recommend this tour and Alan as a guide.
• Submitted 04 Feb 2019
I highly recommend this tour,had a great day seeing some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.Bus was warm and comfortable,Alan our tour guide was amazing and gave us some amazing facts and history of the places we were seeing.Plenty of photo stops and time to explore.A great day out and can not recommend them enough.Will definitely do some more trips with them soon.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2019
I booked this tour for my mother and myself as a day trip from Inverness. I chose it in part because of the number of places listed as sites on the tour. Our guide was Chris, and he was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and history, and gave interesting commentary throughout the day. He even worked in several additional stops, which was a real treat, above and beyond what we expected. He also arranged for us to stop and feed some Highland Cows, which we all really enjoyed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Isle of Skye for the day.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
The Isle of Skye is unbelievably gorgeous and I really enjoyed this tour.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
Went on this tour yesterday and it renewed my faith in coach tours! Having had a bad experience a couple of years ago in Inverness not on a Viator trip I must add this was a far better experience. I was travelling with my elderly mum and we had a brilliant day. Our guide Richard was fantastic. He was very very interesting and funny which made the 10 hour trip fly by. Would certainly recommend this trip and I will most certainly be using again.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
This was a highlight, if not the best day, of my recent trip to Scotland. We had a packed bus but Alison was fantastic at keeping us all engaged and laughing and learning about Scottish history! The weather was a little cold and foggy but that just made all the places we saw that much more spectacular and made the photos more beautiful. Its a long day, but worth it because from start to finish there is beautiful scenery. Scotland is truly a stunning country. Thank you Alison for a wonderful day!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Highland Experience Tours equal five Stars! Fun, informative and always interesting. Our driver Chris is the best and made our visit to Inverness memorable!!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
A tremendous day! It was bit rainy, but our guide, Chris, made this the most exciting and interesting of all our tours. He's a real master and obviously cares about his work and showing you what's special about his country.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
fabulous day trip. Rob our driver was full of interesting facts and had a great sense of humour. plenty of opportunity to stop and take photos. good size tour, about 15 o the bus. leanne and dave-australia.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Beautiful Island. Very knowledgeable and friendly Driver. All four of us, really enjoyed our selves.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
This was a long day with lots of driving but well worth it. The isle of Skye is absolutely beautiful and not to be missed.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
The trip was amazing. Richie was a great tour guide.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
The tour was amazing. Lots of driving, however Kevin made it all worthwhile. When the tour ended he even provided tips for possible outings. Thank you Kevin!!
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
The trip was very good! We enjoyed the day and recommend the trip even for kids. Flavia
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
The driver/guide was informative, available to answer any questions, and attentive to our comforts. I can't believe we experienced so much in such a short period of time. I hope highly recommend Kevin and this tour.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
I had such a wonderful time in the Highlands thanks to the tour guide, Chris. Throughout the trip, he gave geographical and historical information about the places or castles we were passing by. Since the day of the tour was sunny, he stopped in many different places for us to take pictures and enjoy the view. I really can not recommend the tour enough. I felt like the money I paid for the tour was low compared to the rich experience of the Highlands I gained.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Inverness-Shire, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
March 30 - May 10: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
May 11- Sept 28 : Daily
Oct 2- 11: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Fully narrated tour
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide