The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle

Departure point:
Inverness
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 8am - 8pm

Accommodation needed for this tour

We offer a free accommodation booking service, however you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish. Please select your requirements below:

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Our 1 day Isle of Skye tour from Inverness takes in some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer! See Loch Ness, visit Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Kilt Rock and much more on our Skye tour from Inverness; capital of the Highlands.

After departing from Inverness we travel south, hugging the shoreline of Loch Ness to Invermoriston. Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700ft deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as ‘Nessie’. Invermoriston is only about 30 miles from Inverness, we stop for a short break here, allowing you the chance to perhaps see the monster yourself!

After Loch Ness, our Skye Tour continues on to Eilean Donan Castle*; one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. The castle is situated on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. We take time here to explore the castle and its atmospheric surroundings.

After Eilean Donan, we continue our journey to the Isle of Skye, passing over the Skye Bridge and on to the small village of Portree for our lunchtime stop. Portree, although a small harbour village, is the capital of Skye, and is surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills. Its beautiful surroundings make it a perfect stop to have lunch and enjoy views of the boats.

Moving on, we visit various points of interest in Skye such as; Kilt Rock for amazing coastal views, take a short walk at Lealt Falls and admire the Old Man of Storr. After spending the afternoon exploring Skye and admiring its stunning scenery we will stop off on the return journey at Strome Viewpoint for photos of Loch Carron before continuing homeward bound to Inverness, where your Isle of Skye day tour ends.

*Please Note:

Eilean Donan Castle will be closed on the following dates:

Feb: 17th, 28th

We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Tour Overview

Duration12hrs
Total Distance275 miles
Pick upInverness Bus Station, Stance 6 at 8am
Group sizeUp to 53
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 5 years-old

A couple of things To know

Included
  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
Amazing tour due to an outstanding guide!
“This tour was absolutely FANTASTIC! I cannot even put into words how amazing our guide, Tonks was. She was very very knowledgeable about the areas we went to and she was very enthusiastic. She was incredibly friendly and since we were only a small group she added in beautiful extra stops that made memories I will never forget. I am so glad this tour was available from Inverness and I recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Skye!!!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your one day tour from Inverness departs at 08.00 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/Di184JkubW42

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras (from 1st April 2019 - March 2020) are as follows:

  • Eilean Donan Castle: £8.00 adults, £7.00 seniors, £4.50 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attraction which is visited whilst on tour.

Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees must be paid in cash only.

Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.

Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!