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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Inverness-Shire, United Kingdom
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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.
  • Pass Loch Ness and stop for incredible views at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Cross Skye Bridge and stop for lunch in Portree
  • 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Strathcarron
The 1st stop of the day is in the little village of Strathcarron at the head of Loch Carron. there will be time to stretch your legs and perhaps enjoy a snack in a local tearoom
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Black Cuillin
Admire these stunning mountains as you arrive on the Isle of Skye.
Stop At:  
Sligachan Old Bridge
A quick photo stop at the Old Sligachan Bridge. Your driver/guide will enthrall you with tales of the enchanted waters.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Portree
Our lunch stop will be in the charming island capital of Portree. Why not enjoy some traditional fish and chips by the harbour - just watch out for seagulls
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kilt Rock
There is a wonderful viewpoint here giving great views over the waterfall and cliffs. You will also get great views of the Old Man of Storr
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Eilean Donan Castle
As you leave Skye we will stop at Eilean Donan Castle. one of the most pictureque castles in Scotland. There will be time to tour the castle
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Invermoriston
A short stop her to enjoy the waterfalls and admire the old bridge -designed by Thomas Telford.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Loch Ness
Our journey back to Inverness follows the banks of Loch Ness- watch out for "Nessie"
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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star-5
Best Tour I’ve Ever Had
Brooke_D
, Mar 2020
If I could leave more stars, I would. Our tour guide(I’m so mad I don’t remember her name) was off the charts amazing.
star-5
Really worth it!
tijmenhoes
, Feb 2020
This trip was really awesome! It was noticeable that the guide really was putting genuine effort in the tour. You got enough free time to see the sights at some places for a bit.
star-4
Full day tour - well worth it!
GoPlaces14891269364
, Nov 2019
We were lucky to have the weather on our side for such a tour. Even though our first stop gave us a taste of the white stuff....it was just a few flurries. Portree was an absolutely lovely town. We arrived at lunchtime - unfortunately so did all the other bus tours so the restaurants were full. Eilean Donan was everything I expected it to be. Beautiful. Every photo was a stunner. It was a very good day. Glad we left from Inverness.
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Day out in the Highland country
Perry R
, Oct 2019
While its a long day, it was a great day. Kevin the bus driver was safe and very knowledgeable and passionate about what he was showing. The trip showed how spectacular the Scottish highland scenery was. I was tired at the end but it was a day worth it. A great trip
star-5
Great tour
Ginene A
, Oct 2019
Alan, our tour guide, was excellent. He shared just enough history and facts to make an interesting day. He also was quiet for nice spans of time to give us time to enjoy the trip. We went to a lot of places but the timing was just right each place.
star-5
A fanstatic day out!
Freedom33274463220
, Sep 2019
This was my second time on this trip, it was just as amazing as the first time, the tour guide was full of information and knowledge on the areas we passed through. The scenery was stunning even with occasional cloud and a little rain, there were plenty of stops for taking photos so that you are sat on the bus for too long. Perfect day!
star-5
Extremely well planned and organised
atultyagi2019
, Aug 2019
The Tour was extremely well organised. The driver gude was fabulous and very clear in all communications. We had a wonderful time . The tour operator is best in class
star-5
Island of Skye
aaap2016
, Jul 2019
Good tour, altough lots of driving. The views of the Highlands are great Worth going. It would probably be better if we spent more time in the picture spots than in the town for lunch
star-5
Great tour and guide
Fatima A
, Jul 2019
I was expecting a long tiring day but it wasn't. The guide was very good, had many stops for photo shoots, to stretch a bit or for coffee. The landscape is breathtaking. Definitely worth the visit.
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Poor
Shawn S
, Jul 2019
Tour was a bit disappointing. Was expecting to hear more historical facts and see more attractions but we pretty much rode on the bus and saw things from the window. The stops we did make were very rushed and places were crowded with tourists. I wouldn’t take another trip with this touring company.

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