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From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

4.8 / 5

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From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

From US$ 102.57 per person

Discover the scenic landmarks of the Isle of Skye including the Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Portree, the Old Man of Storr, the Fairy Pools. Stop for some photos of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness on the return leg of the journey.

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  • See one of the world's most photographed castles - Eilean Donan
  • Explore the charming coastal town of Portree
  • See spectacular rock formations including Kilt Rock, The Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr
  • Visit the Fairy Pools with the stunning backdrop of Cuillin Mountain
  • Stop at Urquhart Castle to see if you can spot Nessie
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Depart from a central meeting point in Inverness, where you will meet your guide and board the mini-bus. First, stop at Eilean Donan Castle and take plenty of photos as you admire the majestic beauty of this iconic sight in its wonderful coastal location.

Upon arrival in Portree, make your way to the harbor viewpoint where you can see the pretty pastel-colored houses. Enjoy a short stop here, where you can also purchase a light lunch. Next, stop at a loch-side viewpoint, and discover the unique rock formation of the Old Man of Storr. See the 50-meter high pinnacle that juts out from the Trotternish Ridge and is recognizable from blockbuster films including Ronin 47, Snow White & The Huntsman, Prometheus, and The BFG.

Continue to Kilt Rock, an exposed sea cliff that resembles the traditional Highland kilt. Be amazed by the imposing waterfall that cascades 60ft (180m) into the Sound of Raasay below. Visit the Quiraing landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach. On a clear day, see the Outer Hebrides and the Scottish mainland, framed by pinnacles, cliffs, and great buttresses. Enjoy some time for a short hike at this scenic location.

Continue to the Fairy Pools, a series of crystal clear waterfalls and pools surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the Cuillin Mountain. Finally, stop for some photos of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. Admire the sight of the castle on a distinctive peninsula jutting out onto the mysterious Loch Ness, before heading back to Inverness.

  • Transportation in a luxury mini-coach
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch and snacks/drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Look out for the bright purple and green "WOW"-branded mini-coach. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

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What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There will be an opportunity to purchase a sandwich/snack lunch along the way, either in Broadford or Portree
  • You are also welcome to bring your own cold food and drinks with you, which can be eaten at the stops
  • Please be aware that the walk to the Fairy Pools and back is a total of around 1.5 miles and will take around 40 minutes, so a moderate level of fitness is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 78 reviews

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This was an absolute treat of a tour, but it was only made better by our tour guide Rob. His history was profound, and his storytelling was even better. He made us laugh constantly, and created such an inviting atmosphere. The tour hit everything I ever wanted to see, and more! It’s the perfect way to spend the day.

October 13, 2021

One word for today: magical! From sunrise to sun set, the experience was nothing short of wonderful thanks to “original” Rob. His knowledge of the land, its history, geology, its flora & fauna is incredible, all delivered with this wonderful Scottish sense of humour & with so much humility. You never feel lectured, just someone who deeply loves his land & culture & is sharing his passion. Rob made today- along with Mother Nature who blessed us with incredible weather, a multitude of rainbows, no tricks from the fae & of course we saw Nessie ;) she showed up only for those who can see magic. Today was beyond what I had dreamt of when thinking of coming to the Highland & Skye. Thank you Rob, for your kindness, generosity with your explanation, for taking us to all those wonderful places & helping us making memories. I hope you get this as you get home! ;) a bientôt! Kenavo Steph

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September 29, 2021

A long day but so worth it. Our guide Rob was brilliant. His knowledge, stories, jokes and games throughout the long spells on the bus were great and certainly helped pass the time. The Fairy Pools were my favourite part of the tour, nature at its most stunning! We crammed a lot in to the day and it is tiring but don’t hesitate to book it, a great snapshot in to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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September 14, 2021

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