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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

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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

Emanuell H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved this trip - guide Allison was very funny and super nice! the Isle and destination were fantastic

Frederick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic landscape partly inaccurate online trip description -- Taking this trip was a highlight of our visit to Scotland. Eilean Donan Castle was impressive as was the drive through picturesque Skye. Our driver and guide Gary made the trip both informative and fun. Lots of important history here. Part of the itinerary was no longer available, which didn't matter to us but meant that the web description is not entirely dependable. Also, instead of a mini-van the trip went in a small bus, which might be challenging for those who get motion sickness.

Justine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a wonderful time in Inverness the tours I went on with the Highland experience and our driver and was very informative even though it rained most of the time we still got to see a lot of things my Jacobite tour of Loch Ness was beautiful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an excellent tour. Out guide/driver Ms. Alison Cameron from Highland Experience Tours conducted the tour extremely well. She is simply awesome.

Erin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I absolutely loved my Isle of Skye Day Trip with our amazing driver Gary, who was very informative, funny and so helpful that I would do the tour again. Our day started of cloudy as we passed Loch Ness and cleared up when we got to Eilean Donan Castle...which being a huge Highlander 80s film was my favorite of the whole trip, I got some amazing photos and we got and hour to explore...still smiling. We then headed to the beautiful Isle of Skye where we had lunch and the headed home stopping at some of the most glorious sights I have ever seen. Highly recommended.

Erika J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jacquie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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

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