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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Inverness-Shire, United Kingdom

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness, and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Travel in a Mercedes mini-coach, following a route through the mountains of Wester Ross on your way to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye, then visit the island’s highlights with an experienced guide. This full-day tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
  • Full-day Isle of Skye trip with Eilean Donan Castle
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Explore a historic castle on a tidal island
  • Visit the Isle of Skye's scenic highlights
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Round-trip transport from a central location in Inverness
Meet a driver at a central location in Inverness, then board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for the 70-mile (112-km) trip to Eilean Donan Castle. Drive past the famous Loch Ness—home of the legendary monster—and pause for a photo opportunity before arriving at the castle. Enjoy ample time to visit the castle, which dominates a tiny, tidal island at the confluence of three lochs (entrance fees own expense, roughly £7.50).

From Eilean Donan, continue to the Isle of Skye over the Skye Bridge, which commands sweeping views of the Inner Hebrides. Drive into the mountainous heart of the island, then stretch your legs at the harbor town of Portree, where you have a break for lunch.

The afternoon is all about exploring the superb Trotternish Peninsula, visiting a series of the area’s scenic highlights, including The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, a landslide on the eastern side of Meall na Suiramach.

Take the return trip to the mainland, passing the majestic Glen Shiel, Loch Clunie, and the Great Glen along the way. Conclude the tour at the original departure point in Inverness.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Loch Ness
Photo stop to admire Loch Ness!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eilean Donan Castle
Enjoy this wonderful landmark; one of Scotland's most photographed castle!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Portree Harbour
Lunch stop and a great opportunity to venture to the harbour.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kilt Rock
Enjoy this unique landscape offering panoramic views of waterfalls and cliffs.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Quiraing
The truly spectacular Quiraing is an icon of Scotland.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Old Man of Storr
Famous for its magnificent scenery and views, the Old Man of Storr is a popular hotspot for hikers and photographers.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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 Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour 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 Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a very long day to be sure, but worth every moment and every penny." See review
  • "Plenty of stops for breaks to stretch the legs and for photo opportunities." See review
  • "Take the small bus, and bring warm layers and rain jacket.😁 Rabbies was great." See review

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ghirozw
, Jan 2020
I had the tour in winter but was fortunate to have good weather on the day. Our guide Robbie has a wealth of knowledge of the area which made the tour very interesting. I would recommend this tour
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Amazing
liane135
, Nov 2019
Fantastic day well worth the money. Guide was amazing full of useful information. Seen some beautiful scenery well worth a trip.
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We found Nessie?!
alyssahollander
, Nov 2019
My sister and I had a fantastic day trip with our friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable guide Kevin. With a smaller tour, we felt we had a wonderfully personal experience, a friendly group, and were able to move around and see the many beautiful sights throughout Skye. We would highly recommend this tour to others who are looking to explore Skye!
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Breathtaking
jayne9944
, Oct 2019
Punctual pick up in a central location in a luxury, immaculate mini bus, breathtaking scenery from beginning to end with precise and such interesting commentry by Willy, a guide with such passion for not only his job, but his country, the people, the history and the music which really added to the experience. An truly magnificent experience .
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Book this tour !!!
Redrannie
, Oct 2019
Best 12 hour tour In the highlands our guide wasknoledgable and entertaining .She went above and beyond to show us all the sights. And entertain us with Stories of the highlands.
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Coach Trip To Skye - With Rabbies Tours of Scotland
Camper37472638801
, Sep 2019
A fabulous day from start to finish with our coach driver, Dave , who was entertaining, informative and interesting the whole day through. Stopped off at Eilean Donan Castle and many other places of interest and beauty. Then arriving on Skye and having a fantastic lunch of seafood. One of the best days we had on our tour of Scotland and will remain in our memory for a long time.
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Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle W/ Jim (THE BEST)!
KaitlinFr
, Sep 2019
Hands down the best tour experience! Jim was funny, knowledgeable & every bit entertaining. He was the perfect balance between historical and classic scottish tales. He allowed us plenty of amazing photo opportunities and gave wonderful recommendations throughout the day. He set the bar incredibly high for any tour I take in the future. Truly unforgettable! Must Do!
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Excellent driver/ guide Kevin
Douglas L
, Sep 2019
A must see trip. Our guide Kevin was excellent, even after a big rock hit the windshield of our first bus. Take the small bus, and bring warm layers and rain jacket.😁 Rabbies was great.
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The weather was awful, but the driver/guide kept us warm
Daydream66092459848
, Aug 2019
The driver/guide was absolutely charming. He told us a bunch of interesting facts. And he has a great sense of humour.
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Excellant Tour guide
Explorer45592
, Jul 2019
The weather was terrible with rain and high wind. However, the tour had plan B sites and Helen has saved the day. Sites were amazing albeit we had tp brave the weather. Despite the weather it was a great highland experience.

Product code: 2250P60

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