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Isle of Skye, Fairy Pools, and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip From Inverness

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    Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland

    Loch Ness is known as the home of the Loch Ness Monster (also known as "Nessie"). The earliest report of a monster in the vicinity of Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, written in the sixth century AD.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland

    Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most recognised castles in Scotland. Strategically located on its own little island, overlooking the Isle of Skye, at the point where three great sea-lochs meet, and surrounded by the majestic splendour of the forested mountains of Kintail, Eilean Donan’s setting is truly breath-taking.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Black Cuillin, Scotland

    Once on the Isle of Skye we make our way up the east coast of the island. Take in the stunning views of the Red and Black Cuillin mountains, and the islands of Scalpay and Raasay as we head south west through many small villages, down single track roads towards the Fairy Pools.

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

    Walk in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains, with the supernaturals through fairy-sized landscapes and their most famous baths, the Fairy Pools. 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 30 minutes

    Stop At: Talisker Distillery, Carbost IV47 8SR Scotland

    Talisker distillery based in Carbost was the only whiskey distillery on the Isle of Skye, the whiskey is a single malt Scotch, with a very distinctive Peaty-smoky taste. We shall go through the Visitor Centre and if available sample one of the fine whiskys produced here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland

    We head north from Portree to the Old Man of Storr – marvel at this 50-metre pillar of rock, broken away from the main ridge of Totternish to stand on its own, as if guarding the rest of the other-worldly landscape, created by volcanic activity millions of years.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Portree Harbour, Off the Sound of Rassay, Portree Scotland

    We will spend some time in the tiny harbour town of Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye with its brightly coloured buildings beside a picturesque harbour, the name of the town of Portree commemorates the visit of King James the V in 1540, records have it that it was originally called Portray and was believed to have been inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic period.

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    87 Ardross St, Inverness IV3 5NN, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • International guide
    Exclusions
    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Your tour does not include accommodation in the price
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • The duration of the journey is approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic and weather conditions
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not recommended for travellers with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Gorrrdon was our amazing tour guide and Michael our wonderful bus driver! The day started at 8:30am and we didn't get back until about 8:30pm, but the day was wonderful! One of my favorite parts was the "coo stealin'" lesson we received (we fed the...More

    Thank Cherylin P
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with us. Next time you come to Scotland do not implement that lesson about Coo stealin', please. Crikey, this should have never ended up on TripAdvisor! ;D...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Gorrrrrdon our tour guide was fabulous! If you're taking this tour, tip him; He deserves it. It's an action packed day with lots of sightseeing. The major energy consuming activity is the walk to the fairy pools at Isle of Skye but it's really lovely....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SeoulaVas
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for taking some time to leave your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this tour with us. Gordon is indeed a force to be reckoned with, isn't he? Cheers!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Gordon took us on a long, exhausting day around all the good spots and shared humorous stories/history lessons along the way. Whiskey at the distillery and feeding the highlander cows were experiences I enjoyed as much as the beautiful Isle of Skye landscapes.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sohaib P
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for your lovely review! Do not hesitate to get in touch next time you are in Scotland, as we would be delighted to show you other hidden gems of this lavish country!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful time and the tour exceeded my expectations on every level! Our guide, Gordon, was amazing. He was hilarious and an expert hairy coo whisperer! We absolutely recommend this tour for anyone thinking about it. I would love to come back and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for your lovely review. We are chuffed to hear that you enjoyed the day with us : ) Next time, reach out for our tours departing from Edinburgh. There is so much to see in this lovely little country...!

    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    Our (Viator) Isle of Skye Tour was amazing. Michael was a wonderfully knowledgeable and personable guide. We began at 8:30am in Inverness, headed for the Fairy Pools and environs, and ended around 6:30pm feeling like we'd seen and done as much as is possible in...More

    Thank Pathfinder174128
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for your lovely review. We are chuffed to hear that you enjoyed the day with us : ) Are you sure the tour ended at 6.30 as opposed to 8.30pm? Either Michael entered a Stargate on the road back to Inverness,...More

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    Response from rparavicini | Reviewed this property |
    Reaching the first pools should be doable even for seniors (we had 3-4 persons 65+ with us, they all fared better than I did :) ). Reaching the topmost pools is a bit more strenuous, and I pretty spent after returning. As... More
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    Response from Aglimpsebeyond | Reviewed this property |
    It should come back around 8:30pm. It's a 12 hour tour.
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    2 August 2019|
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    Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
    No the bus we were on did not have a toilet but we had toilet stops every second hour
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