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BEST OF THE ISLE OF SKYE TOUR

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    Stop At: Fairy Pools, Road to Glenbrittle Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA Scotland

    We start on our journey with a drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains. The pools are located in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Skye. The fairies regularly bathe here, in the crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Weather permitting, you can swim in the pools of the river, one of the UK’s best wild swimming spots. Have fun diving under natural arches and waterfalls, but please do not spy on the fairies, as they can easily take offence!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Talisker Distillery, Carbost IV47 8SR Scotland

    Talisker distillery based in Carbost is one of the three whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye.

    The whisky is a single malt Scotch, with a very distinctive peaty-smoky taste.

    We shall go through the visitor centre (not on the tour) and if available sample one of the fine whiskys produced here.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neist Point, Glendale Scotland

    You have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle and we will pick you up on the way back from Neist Point.

    We travel to the far west of the island to the dramatic Neist Point. This is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. Here we transport you to the edge of the world, with its beautiful scenery, awesome skies and endless ocean. Come with us and see for yourself why Skye has been voted by National Geographic as the fourth greatest island visitor experience in the whole world!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan IV55 8WF Scotland

    You have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle and we will pick you up on the way back from Neist Point.

    Visit the ancient MacLeod clan castle, set in beautiful gardens, and see for yourself the flag from fairyland which is dated between the 4th and 7th centuries A.D.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fairy Glen, Scotland

    The charming Fairy Glen. This is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside. Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Quiraing Viewfield Road, Portree IV51 9ES Scotland

    We take the opportunity to drive right up to the Trotternish ridge at the Quiraing, lying in the far North of Skye.

    The Quiraing is a landscape used in many sci-fi films, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.

    Come to the cliff edge with us and see it for yourself!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland

    Kilt Rock with the distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon hills on the mainland, this weird landscape is used as a film location for many Sci-Fi movies, and is known for it’s amazing rock formations.

    Home to the dinosaurs of Skye’s ancient past and home to the most traditional people on the Isle of Skye. Only here will you experience stunning vistas, swirling mists and shifting suns around you.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland

    The Old Man of Storr is one of the iconic natural features of the dramatic Trotternish Ridge.

    The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, the longest in the UK, rising to a height of 720m. This amazing landscape should be part of any tour to the island and has made Trotternish the most popular visitor destination on Skye.

    The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, film location for among others the Ridley Scott 2012 directed science fiction film Prometheus.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Somerled Square, Portree IV51 9BS, UK
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Departure and pick up: at 8.45am from Somerled Square Bus Stop in Portree.
    • Landing and facility fees
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • The duration of the tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic and weather conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please wear waterproof clothes and comfy shoes
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Ann did a very good job of not only keeping us informed of all the beautiful scenery, but entertained with here stories and life experiences. There is lots of walking, but worth every step. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank FSUDoug
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We had a really great time on our tour, and managed to see all the sights we wanted to see, with plenty of time at each stop. Anne was a great driver and guide, and had loads of local information to share with us. She...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Gennafiles
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Excellent interesting tour led by Anne who has great in depth knowledge of the island. Comfortable minibus

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Ian R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    What a beautiful tour with a phenomenal guide and driver! The scenery is just breathtaking. If you have only one day to venture out of Inverness, definitely do this tour. Gordon was an amazing guide, he kept us laughing and told us all about tales...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Kaysa R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My mom and I enjoyed the tour very much despite the rain - but it's part of the Skye experience! Our guide was Anne. She is an excellent driver, took us to all the places we were meant to visit, including the Fairy Pools although...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank anablulp
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    YEs -- we enjoyed it very much. Don't go on a rainy day -- they are very busy!
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