- Journey on a full day tour to Skye
Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness
Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Ness & Uruqhart Castle
Our Full-Day Isle of Skye Tours from Inverness are a fantastic way to see some of the west coast’s most iconic scenery. After picking you up from your place of stay in Inverness, our tour guide sets off toward the Isle of Skye, making sure to hit all of the most scenic and historic locations in between.
On this tour, you can expect a combination of famous castles, rural villages, and impressive geological features. This includes the highly recognisable Eilean Donan Castle – a favourite with photographers and James Bond fans alike. Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness also feature on this tour for those hoping to spot the Loch Ness Monster. On the Isle of Skye itself, we stop at the colourful village of Portree and see the impressive Lealt Falls and neighbouring Kilt Rock for a taste of the Scottish Isles. All of this and more when you book a historic and scenic full day Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness.
You should know...
For all our booking options, you are booking the whole vehicle, no single seat booking is available, this also means a more private and custom tour experience for a reasonable price
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
From your place of stay in Inverness, we will travel towards Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle that now lies in ruins but retains an air of reverence and mystery.
From there we travel to Loch Cluanie, is an inland loch linked to the southeastern end of Glen Shiel, formed when the Cluanie Dam was built across the River Cluanie in 1955. We will spend around 15 minutes here, plenty of time to take a walk around and get some fantastic shots of the landscape. And then onwards to Eilean Donan Castle.
Eilean Donan Castle
We will then set off to the Eilean Donan Castle, near Dornie, is one of the most easily recognised castles in Scotland and probably appears on more calendars than any other. It is situated at the confluence of three sea lochs in the western Highlands, and is surrounded by the majestic splendour of the forested mountains of Kintail - Eilean Donan’s setting is truly breath-taking. In short, there are numerous reasons why Eilean Donan enjoys such romantic and iconic status in the hearts of our nation and its visitors. Next, on to Portree.
The tour then proceeds towards Portree, one of Scotland’s most impressive harbours in the north west Highlands. Take some time to wander around the beautiful town of Portree. Portree is considered to be among the "20 most beautiful villages in the UK and Ireland" according to Condé Nast Traveller, and is visited by many tourists each year. We will spend around 1 hour here and then on to Lealt water Falls.
Then, the road takes us to Lealt Falls, one of the most dramatic falls in the United Kingdom. Lealt waterfall lies in a gorge and is easy to reach. A short and easy walk (towards the sea) leads to the first viewpoint where you can look into the depths of the gorge and see the Lealt waterfall finding its way (in two steps) down the gorge, ending 90 metres below. Further on there is a second viewing platform with a wider view over the cliffs and the sea.
Finally, on to the magnificent 90 meter Kilt Rock, which looks strikingly similar to a pleated kilt. Made up of basalt columns resting on a sandstone base, one might even say that the colours of the rock formation appear almost tartan.
Sligachan on the Isle of Skye is a magical place. It’s not just the iconic Sligachan Bridge with its spectacular views of the Cuillin Hills, the real magic is in the water that flows beneath. The River Sligachan has been enchanted by the fairies. The story surrounds Scotland’s greatest ever warrior who lived here on Skye. Not William Wallace or Robert the Bruce but a legendary female fighter by the name of Scáthach. She was an expert in all forms of warfare and the greatest warriors came to train with her at The Fort of Shadows now known as Dunscaith Castle. Her fame spread across the water to Ireland where Cú Chulainn wasn’t happy that somebody could be considered a match for him in combat. The Irish demi-god sailed to Dunscaith and challenged Scáthach to prove once and for all who was strongest.
Complimentary with your tour
Alongside a guaranteed wonderful day out, a modern & comfortable tour bus and a knowledgable tour guide to take you around the Highlands of Scotland, these extra items all come as complimentary with this tour
Water & Snacks
With any tour you book, we will provide bottles of water and snacks for the journey
Meeting Point & Flexibility
Our tours are never rushed, and we pick you up and drop you off at your place of stay in Inverness
At Historic & Scenic tours we know that day tours should be about seeing and experiencing as much as possible while still making time to fully absorb the sights and sounds around you.
Our tours are always flexible, and we will work with you to make sure you experience your Highland adventure on your own terms.
Pick Up Time
We will pick you up at your hotel or place of stay in Inverness
Drop Off Time
And we will drop you off directly back to your hotel or place of stay
For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours prior to the start date.
If the booking will be cancelled after this period, no refund will be made.