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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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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    This is a must do, best trip so far very good value for money. I would highly recommend it. Staff are fabulous and entertaining. Great trip for all ages.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with us. Do not hesitate to get in touch again next time you come back to Scotland : ) Cheers!

    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    Funny Gorrrdon and quite Andrew were very kind and we had a great fun with our two teens Well thought route Fairy pools quite difficult to reach if your are not will prepared where jumping on rocks through water TWICE was quite a challenge Waterproof...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Laalea R
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Hi traveller, many thanks for leaving your review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your tour with us, and look forward to meeting you again soon!

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    What an absolutely incredible tour! The guide was in full Scottish dress for the tour, and was extremely knowledgable about all things Scotland. The best part of the day was most definitely the Fairy Pools, so if you're wondering if you should add that on,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Ahahahah, Narnia, such a good parallelism! Skye is gorgeous indeed, we are so lucky here ^_^ Many thanks for the awesome review. We look forward to meeting you again!

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    We went on a one day trip with GoRrrRrrdon and had a great time. He's a ham of a storyteller and had my husband and I crying with laughter before the day was through. He took us to wonderful places and he spoke about everything...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Aglimpsebeyond
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Many thanks for the lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with us! Baby highland cows <3

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    Thanks guide Gorrrrdon and driver Robert for a wonderfull day to Sky. We recieved heaps of information about places passed and could enjoy loveley views. Every penny spent was worth it. Both guide and driver worked well together and gave alot of themselves when fullfilling...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Jan R
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Awesome review, many thanks! Robert and Gordon are real pros at what they do, and we love them to bits. Happy you found them enjoyable as we do : ) Cheers!

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    28 August 2019|
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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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