4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

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  • Location:Inverness, United Kingdom
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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. Tour the island with your guide and spend time at Loch Slappin, the Strathaird Peninsula and Egol village, 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
  • Travel through iconic Highland scenery to the Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Cross Skye Bridge and stop for lunch in Broadford
  • Walk along the shores of Loch Slappin and spend time at leisure in Elgol
  • 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).

Afterward, your tour of Skye follows the coastal road to the village of Torrin via Glen Suardal and the Red Cuillin Hills. Admire sweeping views of Bla Bheinn (Blaven Mountain) before a guided stroll around the shores of photogenic Loch Slappin and a steep walk up Strathaird Peninsula to the coastal village of Elgol for free time.

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

Abdullah Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was a great trip and was a highlight of my trip. We got to see so much of the Highlands condensed in one day. Our driver was capable and knowledgeable and he gave us so much information about the places we have visited. I highly recommend it.

Vaughn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great way to see the Highlands without the bother of driving. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see some amazing vistas. The tour started in downtown Inverness and it would have been nice if we could have received some instructions on where to park our car for the day. It was a bit of a scramble finding parking.

Joseph Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the true country of the Scottish Highlands. Our coach driver was the greatest. He was very informative on the history and was very thoughtful and accommodating to everyone. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Very long day but worth every hour of it. Five Star tour and driver was great with resteraunt recommends.

Jason P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, tour guide was entertaining and informative!

Jenna H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

WONDERFUL tour. Such a fantastic tour guide! LOVED IT.

Dragon United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Sunny day start with very fun and knowledgeable guide, named Allison.She kept us laughing out and back! She's a great sport and the red long haired came readily to her call for us to feed! Danced on the beach on the turn at Skye. Good views that day for miles. Great trip, just needs a play of the Skye boat song to top it off.

Margaret C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent driver who had extensive knowledge. Great value for money.

Dorcas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Spectacular scenery! This was a phenomenal tour. Out driver/guide, Alison, was wonderful-- passionate about Scottish history and a fund of information about the area. Her whacky sense of humor kept us all entertained. I loved feeding the highland cows. Too bad it was cold and rainy at Egol but fortunately the weather was favorable for the rest of the trip.

Ines Kar Yee L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide Michael was very professional. Apart from good time management, he gave good explanation as we drove along to different locations, which was good particularly not all of us are familiar with Scottish Highland. Magnificent views, we were very lucky as it was sunny when we were at Elgol, the view of Black Cuillins was just awesome! Highly recommended, especially those with limited time to see the Highlands.

Krasimir C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great trip, the driver is very kind and was telling us great stories about the area.

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