Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

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Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

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s
, Aug 2018

Unfortunately, it rained all day and the clouds were on the ground. Couldn't see a thing. The guide/driver was well informed of the area just couldn't see much that he wanted to share.

k
, Jul 2018

I booked this tour for my mother and myself as a day trip from Inverness. I chose it in part because of the number of places listed as sites on the tour. Our guide was Chris, and he was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and history, and gave interesting commentary throughout the day. He even worked in several additional stops, which was a real treat, above and beyond what we expected. He also arranged for us to stop and feed some Highland Cows, which we all really enjoyed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Isle of Skye for the day.

h
, Nov 2017

The Isle of Skye is unbelievably gorgeous and I really enjoyed this tour.

S
, Oct 2017

El guía muy simpático, demostraba mucha pasión por su trabajo estaba muy preparado y era muy muy amable. Lo único que cambiaría son las largar horas de autobús, haría una ruta más corta para evitar todas esas horas.

D
, Oct 2017

Went on this tour yesterday and it renewed my faith in coach tours! Having had a bad experience a couple of years ago in Inverness not on a Viator trip I must add this was a far better experience. I was travelling with my elderly mum and we had a brilliant day. Our guide Richard was fantastic. He was very very interesting and funny which made the 10 hour trip fly by. Would certainly recommend this trip and I will most certainly be using again.

L
, Oct 2017

This was a highlight, if not the best day, of my recent trip to Scotland. We had a packed bus but Alison was fantastic at keeping us all engaged and laughing and learning about Scottish history! The weather was a little cold and foggy but that just made all the places we saw that much more spectacular and made the photos more beautiful. Its a long day, but worth it because from start to finish there is beautiful scenery. Scotland is truly a stunning country. Thank you Alison for a wonderful day!

P
, Sep 2017

Highland Experience Tours equal five Stars! Fun, informative and always interesting. Our driver Chris is the best and made our
visit to Inverness memorable!!

r
, Sep 2017

A tremendous day! It was bit rainy, but our guide, Chris, made this the most exciting and interesting of all our tours. He's a real master and obviously cares about his work and showing you what's special about his country.

l
, Sep 2017

fabulous day trip. Rob our driver was full of interesting facts and had a great sense of humour. plenty of opportunity to stop and take photos.
good size tour, about 15 o the bus.
leanne and dave-australia.

T
, Sep 2017

Beautiful Island. Very knowledgeable and friendly Driver.
All four of us, really enjoyed our selves.


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