Tour code: 5256SKYEIN
Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.

Highlights

  • Full-day Isle of Skye tour from Inverness
  • Pass Loch Ness and stop for incredible views at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Cross Skye Bridge and stop for lunch in Portree
  • Cross Skye Bridge and stop for lunch in Broadford
  • Free time in Portree to explore
  • Visit Eilean Ban island, home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the Ring of Bright Water

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What You Can Expect

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Invermoriston Bridge

This day trip from Inverness takes you to the dramatic Isle of Skye, heading southwest by minivan to the rugged Scottish Highlands. Your first stop is Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Stop for a break at Invermoriston and spot the Thomas Telford Bridge before continuing on through Glen Moriston and passing alongside the Five Sisters mountain range. Disembark at Eilean Donan Castle for a look at the sprawling ruins along the banks of three freshwater lochs.
Upon reaching Kyle of Lochalsh, your vehicle crosses the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye, stopping at a charming local inn in Bradford for lunch (own expense).

Next you’ll cross over the bridge to Skye and head for Kyleakin, where there’ll be a stop for lunch. Your tour of this magical island takes in the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills on the road to Portree, the capital of Skye and its colourful harbour.

Enjoy sea views of the Isle of Rum before re-boarding the minivan for the return journey. Pass the village of Achnasheen, Black Islethe and the isle of Eilean Ban — home to British novelist Gavin Maxwell — arriving in Inverness in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Jacquie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Gary was a fabulous, fun and knowledgable tour guide!

darshanabha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Danielle O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So many sites seen in one trip. The tour guide was amazing, so many stories and historical information, truly a trip to remember.

S P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing made so much fun cos of tour guide!!

patricia d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We traveled through a lot of beautiful scenery and visited a range of places of interest. Our guide was friendly and informative. A very enjoyable day.

Gary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our trip was utterly fantastic! The views were excellent, the stops on our tour were well timed, and our driver was excellent! His name was also Gary bonus points and he was brilliant! He was funny, loaded with excellent stories, and had a wealth of information about the areas we visited! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Kevin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Skye was quite beautiful. Well organized tour. Saw the right sights and given several photo shoot opportunities. Given plenty of time but kept on schedule. Informative, helpful, and personable driver/guide. Liked his mixture of historical accounts and anecdotes about island life. He might need a bit of brushing up on intricacies of English and Scottish royal history.

Only complaint was that bus seats were narrow but perhaps this was necessary to keep the bus narrow enough to negotiate tight streets and highways.

Jon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great excursion. Driver/guide very informative. Excellent choice of sights to visit. Reasonable price.

simon s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour around the isle of skye with our driver/guide Ian Sutherland, would highly recommend this for price, knowledge of the driver and overall experience.

Mrs M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So spectacular, We enjoyed the trip.

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