Day trip

Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
Day trip

Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 72.51 per person

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Eco-certified

See the best of the Isle of Skye on a day tour from Inverness, including the capital Portree and the natural wonders of Kilt Rock and Lealt Falls. Admire Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle on the way.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Inverness

  • 1 hour
  • Invermoriston (photo stop, coffee)

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Portree (lunch)

  • Old Man of Storr

  • Kilt Rock

  • Lealt Falls

  • Loch Carron Viewpoint

  • 1.5 hours
  • Inverness

Meeting point
Other stop
Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in atmospheric natural scenery as you explore the Isle of Skye
  • See if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster from the coach or Invermoriston
  • Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, the set of movies such as Highlander and James Bond
  • Explore picturesque Portree, set on the sea among rolling hills and rocky cliffs
  • Snap photos of panoramic coastal views and Loch Carron from Strome Viewpoint
Full description

Take in some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer on an eco-certified tour from Inverness. Discover the Isle of Skye, including its capital Portree, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. See Loch Ness from Invermoriston, Loch Carron, and Eilean Donan Castle.

Meet your guide at Inverness Bus Station, where your group will board an air-conditioned coach. Head south out of the city. Then, follow the shores of Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you will stop for a short break. Grab a coffee, take scenic photos, and try and spot Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Then, continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. You will have time to visit the castle and learn about its history if you like (admission fees apply) or just admire the picturesque castle and its scenic surroundings.

Next, journey to the Isle of Skye. Stop at Portree, a small colorful town fringed by cliffs and rolling hills. Take in these beautiful surroundings while enjoying lunch and the views of the boats in the harbor. Once your appetite has been sated, move on to tour the rest of the island.

Head to the Old Man of Storr, an iconic rock formation, before visiting Kilt Rock, a sea-weathered cliff with amazing coastal views. Next, take a walk at Lealt Falls to admire the beautiful waterfall and gorge. Finally, head back to Inverness via the panoramic Strome Viewpoint over Loch Carron.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Eilean Donan Castle ticket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Stance 6 in Inverness Bus Station. It's right next to a public library and near Margaret Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • You can bring a packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop. Alternatively, you can buy food during the tour
  • You can take cold food and drinks on the bus but not hot food
  • Eilean Donan Castle is closed on the following dates in 2022: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 23, 26, and December 14, 16
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1059 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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The trip was amazing! Took my parents for highland experience and did not disappoint 🥰 our tour guide Alex was super helpful and very informative. He showed us the best viewpoints of famous spots and told us the history, which made the experience extra phenomenal. Highly recommend!

March 24, 2023

I really wanted to love this tour. The driver spoke so low on the speakers I couldnt hear a single word the entire 12 hours. I asked for him to turn the volume louder, because when the music played it was loud. That was very discouraging. I love history and wanted to hear what he had to say. I also believe this tour could have been 8-10 hours vs 12.

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March 24, 2023

Alex was an incredible tour guide! He had so much knowledge, so many personal stories intertwined, and stopped at the most beautiful places for us. Half of them didn’t even show up on the itinerary! I’d highly highly recommend this tour to anyone. Beautiful sights, a huge spacious bus, and a wonderful tour guide.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 190023