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From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

Activity provider: WOW Scotland

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

Activity provider: WOW Scotland
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From US$ 125.88 per person

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

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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 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
Full description

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. 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

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • 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 130 reviews

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Gregor, our driver, was amazing. He was not only knowledge about the areas we visited, but there were numerous songs that went along with his knowledge of the area's history. I highly recommend this trip. We actually were able to make a few unexpected stops that were a nice surprise!

July 1, 2022

This was by far my favorite tour during my trip. Shelby was so much fun, a very animated and active guide, we loved her energy! Please note: waterproof/good sturdy shoes are needed for this tour! When we went to the Fairy Pools, it was full on raining and the hike was very mucky, but definitely worth sloshing through the mud- the most gorgeous views ever! You also get an opportunity to order lunch ahead to pick up in Portree, I would HIGHLY recommend this so you have time to explore the cute village! This tour was a 10/10, I highly recommend it for the adventurous soul!

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June 9, 2022

Shelly (her name sounds like this, not 100% sure) made me understand that the Scots haven't forgotten their language, culture and history and they are proud about them. She is the best tour guide I have ever seen. During the 12-hour journey, she introduced her hometown with enthusiasm and told stories one by one. At least for me, a foreign scottish nationalist, her passion is very attractive to me. A very careful point is that she used a map to draw the route and itinerary of the whole day, which place we saw something, and what music we heard from local bands. This detail was very good. She gave us an extra photo stop at Urquhart Castle on my request when time was allowed. Many thanks!

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June 8, 2022

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