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From Inverness: Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Tour

From Inverness: Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Tour

From $71.34 per person

Marvel at the sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys of the Isle of Skye. Visit historic Eilean Donan Castle.

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About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the natural beauty of Scotland's Highlands and the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the iconic 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle
  • Travel along the banks of world-famous Loch Ness
Full description
Travel in style in a Mercedes minicoach and hear about Scotland's turbulent past from your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the views of the mountains of Wester Ross on the drive to Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the castle before traveling over the bridge to Skye. Head through the mountainous heart of the island before arriving in the harbor town of Portree for lunch. After lunch the drive takes you around the Trotternish Peninsula. The guide will point out landmarks, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Quiraing. Make your way back through majestic Glen Shiel, along the shores of Loch Clunie. The final part of the trip takes you along the banks of mighty Loch Ness.
Includes
  • Transportation by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes minicoach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Your bus leaves from Stance 7 at Inverness Bus Station • Please check-in 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time

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Important information

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  • Return time: approximately 08:00 PM
  • Transportation by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
  • With time off the bus you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
  • If you are travelling with 10 or more people, you can book your own private tour by contacting the tour supplier. Please note that quotes are available on request and subject to availability
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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A long but great day out, tour guide Liam kept it fresh at every turn with his interesting facts/knowledge and humour. Incredibly scenic even with the foggy conditions on that day. We did miss the Old Man of Storr because of the mist but we were taken to an alternative viewpoint and the rest of the trip more than made up for it. Would definitely recommend.

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September 10, 2021

We had the most amazing day with Catty, our awesome tour guide! She knew so many interesting things and taught is so much! We even learned about where JM Barry was inspired to write about the lost boys and never never land, along with tons of history about the jackobites and the Prince Charles guy. Seriously beautiful landscapes and tons of fun as well, we would recommend this tour 10/10 times-especially with Catty, she’s the best! ~Shari and Zach

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September 5, 2021

Just to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 hour minibus group tour on Monday from Inverness to Skye and the Eilean Donan Castle. I sounds a long time but driver-guide Jim McCloud made it both fun and interesting. There were frequent stops - longer ones at the castle and at Portree for lunch. I enjoyed the music that Jim played, and his stories and insights. There were a mix of ages on the trip, but everyone seemed to enjoy it. The scenery, of course, was the real star of the trip. I'd never been to Skye before. It was wonderful to wander round, and even do a bit of climbing, in the mountains. A wonderful trip. Highly recommended - and well worth the money.

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September 1, 2021

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