Day trip

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

Activity provider: WOW Scotland
Day trip

From Inverness: Isle of Skye Scenery Tour with Fairy Pools

Activity provider: WOW Scotland

From US$ 146.86 per person

Discover the scenic landmarks of the Isle of Skye including the Fairy Pools, 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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Duration 12 hours
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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 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

Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a guided day trip from Inverness. Drive along Loch Ness and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Make a stop at the Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains.

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 the Fairy Pools, a series of crystal-clear waterfalls and pools surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the Cuillin Mountains. 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
  • Snacks
  • 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 175 reviews

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Our guide, Andrew, was very funny, and super helpful/informative. The weather was perfect and because of that Andrew stopped multiple times to allow us to take photos of the gorgeous scenery. Andrew would give us plenty of time for breaks, to explore and to use any facilities/take photos. He gave great recommendations throughout and his stories were not only entertaining but definitely worked to help break down the travel time between attractions. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I would definitely recommend taking this tour.

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March 29, 2023

An experience one for the books! We were lucky to be with one of the best (if not THE BEST) tour guide there is - hey Andrew not the saint! We did not feel in a hurry to take pictures because he gave us plenty of time to savour the view and scenery in every stop we go to, plus he's funny too! Although the weather was pretty much bad on the day of the tour, that did not sour our Isle of Skye experience. It was magical nonetheless. Would love to come back again and again!

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March 29, 2023

A great tour with such a stunning scenery. Weather wasn’t too bad at all, but be aware you need to have adequate clothing and shoes especially for rain which is on and off in Scotland. Our tour guide, Andrew was very helpful and kept us entertained the whole trip. One of the best guided tours we’ve been on. Fairy pools is quite a walk but been given exactly the right amount of time to go up and back and the view was incredible. Amazing pictures taken during this trip. Definitely not to miss if you want to see the highlands and you have a spare day as it’s quite a lengthy tour 12 hours. Lovely day highly recommend

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March 29, 2023

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