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

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

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

himynameisjen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Debra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Lois P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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!

Paula K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!!

rmadeo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

leanne d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

TIMOTHY M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

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

Joanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a long day with lots of driving but well worth it. The isle of Skye is absolutely beautiful and not to be missed.

Wendy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The trip was amazing. Richie was a great tour guide.

Mikhail A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour was amazing. Lots of driving, however Kevin made it all worthwhile. When the tour ended he even provided tips for possible outings. Thank you Kevin!!

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