Skye & Eilean Donan Castle
1 day tour from Inverness

  • Cuillin Mountains
  • Trotternish Peninsula
  • Portree
  • Eilean Donan Castle glasgow tours

Experience your own slice of heaven on Scotland’s most famous island.

Tour map

Highlights

Lochs
Mountains
Nessie
Film Locations

Places you'll explore


Skye - The beauty of this island has inspired movie makers, poets and travellers from all round the world.

Kyle of Lochalsh - This is the gateway to Skye. Enjoy sublime views of landscapes that surround this village.

Eilean Donan Castle - An iconic and gorgeous 13th-century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.

Portree - A cute, colourful coastal town that’s as quaint as it is fascinating.

Trotternish Peninsula - The ultimate Skye road. It’s the way to see the Quiraing, kilt rock, and all of Skye’s must see sights.

Cuillin Mountains - Skye’s dominant mountain range. Enjoy views of these imposing mountains as you travel the ‘winged isle’.

Loch Ness - This loch holds more freshwater than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. But does it hide the loch ness monster?


Your journey


Sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys: Skye is mother-nature at her dramatic best. And on this day-tour you explore the best of it.

We take you on a journey through the stories, history, and sights of the island; while also giving you a taste of the most breathtaking scenery that Western Scotland has to offer.


Tour Details

Departs
08.00 - Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Returns
20.00
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

After an early start, you leave the city and travel along the Great Glen Fault Line towards Loch Ness. Here, you have a chance to spot the monster and admire lovely Castle Urquhart from afar.

You take a short break in Invermoriston and continue through dramatic highland scenery to the west coast and Eilean Donan Castle. You can go inside ‘the most photographed castle in Scotland’ or simply enjoy the astounding views.

And now, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Because it’s over the sea and onto the Isle of Skye. You travel up the island’s east coast through the stunning Red Cuillin Mountains to Sligachan, where you stop for a photo of the clear mountain waters.

Arriving in the town of Portree, you have free time to grab a bite to eat at one of the many delightful local restaurants.

After you’ve filled your belly, you explore some of the most famous scenery of the island at the Trotter Nish Peninsula. The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quirang are all unforgettably beautiful.

You have a quick break in Uig before venturing to Kyleakin for refreshments and a chance to view the dramatic ruin Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge and Eilean Ban.

Travelling over the bridge, you journey back to Inverness. The route you take back is different from the morning, so you get even more opportunities to enjoy the highland scenery.

Customer Reviews

Incredible Day Trip!

Rebecca Sather Jenkins Posted on 26/04/2017

Our guide Heather made sure our day was filled with adventure and beautiful sights. Leaving from Inverness, we visited a number of spots including Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, and a few beautiful spots on Skye itself. Heather provided a wonderful amount of information not just on Scottish history and culture but also on wildlife and geological processes, which was awesome. The bus is small and cozy, and has USB charging ports too! Highly recommended!

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