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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
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    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    Our trip to Isle of Skye was memorable, and it was made more exciting and fun by our tour guides (Gordon and Rob -sorry, I forgot our driver’s name). Weather was perfect as well. It was like being in some sci-fi movies.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Dorlo C
    Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

    We had an amazing tour with Gordon. His humor, knowledge of the area, and driving made the tour our favorite excursion in Scotland. I would advise anyone who wants to tour Skye to book this trip! Fairy Ponds were well worth it, even in the...More

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    Reviewed 12 April 2019

    We had a fantastic day on our one day trip from Inverness to Isle of Skye. The Fairy Pools were most definitely the highlight for landmarks for our family... and the Hairy Coos! We lucked out and had beautiful weather. Our guide Gordon was fantastic!...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Crystal V
    Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

    Thank you to Gordon, who was a fantastic tour guide. He was informative and very funny. The tour it self is amazing and the fairy pools was magical. Highly recommend and would definitely book with Tour Skye again.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Kim503
    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    Just returned from a completely enjoyable tour with Gordon to Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools as well as many other sites. He was on time and, right from the get go, I knew it would be fun. He is a story teller and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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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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    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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