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Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour dep Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. You'll experience the very best of Skye, have a stop at Loch Ness and visit Eilean Donan Castle. Runs daily from May to September, and 4 times a week in March, April and October.


  • Skye in a Day
  • Includes iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • View of Loch Ness & 5 Sisters of Kintail
  • Best to see Skye when you only have a day in which to do it!

The Black Isle, Achnasheen, Strome Ferry, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Beach-combing, Eilean Donan Castle, The Five Sisters, Invermoriston and Loch Ness


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This tour operates on: Every Day

From Inverness we will make our way through the Black Isle to Garve and onwards to the lonely village of Achnasheen where we will make our first stop of the day. Refreshed we continue our journey through picturesque Glen Carron to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Soon we cross 'over the sea to Skye' by way of the road bridge and head for Broadford, where there is a stop for lunch. Next we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal. The pretty Red Cuillin Hills provide a pleasant start to our journey. As we reach the little village of Torrin, the bulk of Bla Bhein (Blanven) comes in to view. Considered by many to be Scotland’s prettiest mountain it provides breathtaking views.

The road descends to hug the banks of Loch Slappin and here we stop to enjoy some beach combing. The next part of our journey involves a steep climb over Strathaird to reach the little community of Elgol beyond.

We'll have an extended stop in Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills to enjoy. They rise majestically on the opposite banks of Loch Scavaig. If the weather is kind to us there are also stunning seascapes towards Rum and the other Small Isles.

As we cross the Skye Bridge, heading for the mainland, look out for the little island of  Eilean Ban.  The author, Gavin Maxwell, lived in the lighthouse keepers cottage for a while. He is most famous for writing 'Ring of Bright Water' - a book that vividly described living with a family of otters.

We'll make a stop so that you can visit Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. You will marvel at the views from this most picturesque of castles.

At Glen Shiel, we will see the 'Five Sisters', a range of five mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape. Next we travel through Glen Moriston to Invermoriston, where we will have our last stop of the day. Our return to Inverness is along the banks of Loch Ness. We will have a stop for photographs by the loch side - keep a careful look out, just in case you know who makes an appearance!

  • 1 Day trip to Skye

    I would gladly take this tour again!! We had a wonderful tour guide, she was full of information, pointed out spots of interest that were along the way, she laughed with us and awed over the beautiful sights....One of my favorite stories she told was of the 5 sisters of Kintail. I had never heard that one and she pointed out the 5 Sisters for us......A wonderful day of exploring, sight seeing and photo opportunities!! 5 star, highly recommended for anyone!!

  • A Great Day to Skye

    We booked this one day tour in the Inverness region because we wanted to make the most of our Highland experience. It was indeed a wonderful way to spend the day, since we had Allison, our tour guide, to delight us with stories about Scottish history and life, music and jokes. Also, we appreciated her excellent driving skills, since it couldn t have been easy to drive the bus through that narrow road in the Isle. A great day in a spectacular lanscape and the most pleasant company.

  • Amazing...

    Amazing bus, Amazing tour itinerary, excellent accommodation that they suggested and also the tour guide was brilliant

  • Eilean Donan & Skye Day Tour

    Alison was not only a good driver, an excellent one in fact, but a great entertainer. She had many nationalities on the bus, but soon got to know everyone by a name, and it was amazing how soon everyone got to know each other and talk - when they had the chance and Alison was not doing so. A great day out and a good laugh with Alison.

  • Isle of Skye from Inverness

    Took the day tour Inverness to the Isle of Skye. Allison was the tour guide/driver and went out her way to include everyone in games and was very knowledgeable on Scottish history. Stopped many times for photos. Had a nice hot lunch in a hotel on Skye. Stopped to dip out toes in a Loch and Allison had us doing a little dance in front of other tourists, which was quite funny. A great day. Highly recommend.

  • Recommended!

    We took 3 days trip from Edinburg to Isle of Sky, Loch Ness and many other stunning places. Such a great way of getting to know that beautiful country! We would never be able to hear so many interesting facts and stories if not for our tour guy Gregor. He was keeping us entertained through the trip but without being too intrusive. We couldn't ask for more :) If you are first time in Scotland, definitely the best way to travel.

    Inclusions

    · Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
    · Services of an experienced tour host
    · Service charges and taxes

    Exclusions

    · Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
    · Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
    · Gratuity to your tour host

    The Little Details

    • Minimum Age: Age 3+
    • Min Age: 3 years
    • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
    • Months of Operation: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    • Duration of Tour: Full Day
    • Departure Point: Inverness
    • Departure Point: Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop, Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ
    • Departure Time: Check in: 09:00 hrs Departure: 09:15 hrs
    • Expected return Time: Tour returns at: 19:15 hrs
    • Duration of Tour: Full Day

    Rates & Dates

    Departure Days

    Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 21st March to 16 October, 2016

    Daily - 9th May to 30th September, 2016 (Guaranteed Departures)

    Prices (Per Person)

    Adult:   £55.00

    Child:   £52.00

    Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
    We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

    Booking Notes

    • Prices are quoted per person per tour
    • Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
    • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
    • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
    • Child rate apply from 3-12 years inclusive
    • We regret that children under 3 years cannot be carried on this tour.

    Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

    Cancellation Policy: More than 3 days notice: Full refund less £5 per person administration fee. 3-1 days: no refund. Day of departure: no refund.

    Some Places We Will Visit

    • Elgol

      Beautiful seaside village that looks into the Cuillin heart as well as out to sea.

    • Loch Ness

      Loch Ness is world famous for the wrong reasons: the mythical watery monster than has been subject to repeated scientific investigations without success. Its fame ignores the real attractions of this huge lake framed by mountains and castles that cuts the highlands in two. 

    • Invermoriston

      Small and charming village between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus on the north side of Loch Ness.
    • Kyle of Lochalsh

      Visitor guide to Kyle of Lochalsh in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. Includes info on the Road to the Isles, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Arsaig & Morar and the best self catering cottages and hotels around the Kyle of Lochalsh.

    • Broadford

      This guide on Broadford on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides provides information to help you travel in and around the town with ease. The guide includes information on how to get to there, sights, sleeping & eating, self catering cottages in Broadford, transport, and other essential details. Also included are details about the nearby villages of Kyleakin and Kylerhea.

    • Inverness

      The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

    Castle Visited

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