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Isle of Skye Tours

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Scotland's largest island, the Isle of Skye is a pocket of wilderness jutting off the coast of the West Highlands. The area is a treat for nature lovers, with its dramatic sea cliffs, windswept valleys, and glittering lochs.

The Basics
It's possible to visit the Isle of Skye on a full-day tour from Inverness, stopping at sights such as Fort William, Glencoe, and Eilean Donan Castle along the way. To experience everything the island has to offer, spend a night or two on the island—multi-day tours from Edinburgh or Glasgow are popular options that will give you plenty of time to visit Portree, the island's largest town; take in the views from the Old Man of Storr; and explore top attractions such as the Faerie Glen, Dunvegan castle, and Kilt Rock.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Prepare for unpredictable weather—it can get chilly along the coast even in summer and rain is always a possibility.
  • Pack some insect repellent—the Scottish Highlands are notorious for their midges, an insect similar to mosquitos.
  • Public transport is very limited on the Isle of Skye, so joining a tour is the best option for those without their own transport.

How to Get to the Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is part of the Hebrides Islands off Scotland’s west coast and can be reached by ferry from Mallaig or Glenelg, or by road, crossing the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. Journey times by road are about five hours from Glasgow, 216 miles (348 km) away, or 2.5 hours from Inverness, 112 miles (180 km) away.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Skye Island is during the spring and summer months, when the weather is most favorable—although the midges are out in full force on warm evenings. The views can be spectacular in winter, especially if it’s been snowing, but access to some of the island's lookout points will be dependent on the weather.

Natural Wonders on the Isle of Skye
The island's natural wonders beg to be photographed, and hikers and road-trippers will find plenty of opportunities to escape the beaten track. Stroll along the sea cliffs at Neist Point, cool off with a swim in the Fairy Pools, hike into the Cuillin Mountains, or explore the rugged landscapes of the Quiraing.
Address: Glendale, Scotland
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Isle of Skye

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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

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Take a break from the city on a full-day trip through the Isle of Skye with convenient round-trip transport from central Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide offers commentary about the area’s top landmarks, including Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, and the Old Man of Storr. Bring your camera: This trip offers endless panoramic views of Scotland’s natural landscape.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.24
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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Check out the Isle of Skye on a day trip from Inverness. With a Scottish local in a kilt as your driver-guide, you’ll discover the history behind the island plus some famous landmarks along the way. Pass Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then cross Skye Bridge to spend time on the island itself. Visit the town of Portree, travel through the Cuillin mountains, and discover beguiling natural sights such as the Old Man of Storr. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.17
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.24
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

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We leave behind the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, for a full-day adventure to the magical Isle of Skye. We drive along the world-famous Loch Ness - home of the elusive monster – and onwards through the mountains towards the west coast. Majestic mountains give way to vast sea lochs, once used by Vikings as an access route to our lands. We stop at the romantic Eilean Donan Castle with time for you to explore inside. After crossing the Skye Bridge, learn about the island’s myths and legends, as well as the true tales of rival clans and a fugitive prince. Enjoy lunch in the main town of Portee and visit the colourful harbor. Explore the Isle of Skye’s stunning coastline, and marvel at the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, and Kilt Rock. Take in the last of Skye’s otherworldly landscape as we drive through the Highlands back to Inverness.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.44
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The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour

The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of this magical island with a local Highland company. We are proud to be able to offer you the best rated tour guides and the most spacious and well-appointed mini-coaches, which are ideally suited to comply to current social distancing guidelines. We are a 5 star Visit Scotland rated operator, who are number 1 rated on TripAdvisor in Inverness. However, we don’t just offer tours; we offer you the opportunity to fall in love with the place we call home.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.15
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Isle of Skye Private Taxi Tour

Isle of Skye Private Taxi Tour

I love the outdoors, specially the beautiful scenery such as at Isle of Skye. I would love to share my experience with you with my luxury minivan. Should you wish to organise a tour, I can pick you up from any hotel, terminal or port and drop you off afterwards wherever you wish. Pricing is flexible, providing fixed rate taxi tours for small to medium groups or negotiate a price for bespoke tour destinations. Don't be afraid to ask!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$200.67
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Startling Skye in Private, Private Luxury Tour to isle of Skye,up to 7 persons

Startling Skye in Private, Private Luxury Tour to isle of Skye,up to 7 persons

Get more out of your time in Inverness by going on a day tour to the Isle of Skye. No need to worry about being held up by other travelers, as this tour is completely private, with just your party and the guide. See Urquhart Castle, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Storr, Trotternish Peninsula, Uig, Rogie Falls, and much more. As it’s a private tour, certain parts can be substituted or customized.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$965.14
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Private Bespoke Skye Tour

Private Bespoke Skye Tour

Personalised tour to meet your interests and timescales. Castles, Lochs Glens Dramatic landscapes History and culture
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.84
Price varies by group size
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$250.84
Price varies by group size
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