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Isle of Skye

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MacLeod Estate, Dunvegan House

The Basics

It's possible to visit the Isle of Skye on a full-day tour from Inverness, stopping at sights such as Fort William, Glencoe, and Eilean Donan Castle along the way. To experience everything the island has to offer, spend a night or two on the island—multi-day tours from Edinburgh or Glasgow are popular options that will give you plenty of time to visit Portree, the island's largest town; take in the views from the Old Man of Storr; and explore top attractions such as the Faerie Glen, Dunvegan castle, and Kilt Rock.

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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride

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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
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$619.22 per adult
Perfect trip for few days
If you want a great taster for Scotland - but only have a few days - this is the trip to take! The itinerary covered lots of ground without feeling too rushed - Highlands and Isle of Skye are spectacular ... the train ride IS worth it - especially if you bring a bit of whisky to enjoy with friends! Our guide Charlie was awesome ! Highly recommend this trip!
Kerry_O, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Inverness

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Perfect trip for few days
Kerry_O, Jun 2021
3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
If you want a great taster for Scotland - but only have a few days - this is the trip to take! The itinerary covered lots of ground without feeling too rushed - Highlands and Isle of Skye are spectacular ... the train ride IS worth it - especially if you bring a bit of whisky to enjoy with friends! Our guide Charlie was awesome ! Highly recommend this trip!
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Would strongly recommend
David_B, Jun 2021
Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Interesting day, our tour guide, Robert was excellent. Plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Would strongly recommend.
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Timberbush Isle of Skye tour
Jacob_v, May 2021
The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
The best ever tour and tour guide of all our European and African tours. Ryan was amazing and kept us captivated with his knowledge of the area, history and all the places to visit. We highly recommend Timberbush tours.
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Excellent day trip
Karen_M, May 2021
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
An amazing day, was only myself and my daughter on the bus, Emily our driver was excellent, very knowledgeable
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Amazing Tour
MegaSavi, Oct 2020
The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
The tour was amazing! Our tour guide Prince Ryan was kind, engaging and told us lots of interesting stories. I am so happy I could see the best of Isle of Skye without having to drive myself. The organiser also ensured that safety measures were followed throughout the tour (guests required to wear mask and hand sanitiser available inside the van). I would recommend this tour to anyone!
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Fabulous experience
Chloe_C, Sep 2020
The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness
Fabulous trip! Well worth it- we saw everything there was to see on The Isle of Skye. Rob our guide was fantastic- so informative and drove and spoke for 12 hours- what a trooper!! The Covid rules were kept to religiously and we felt very safe. Highly recommend this tour and company!
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The trip couldn't be better
J_Eom, Jun 2021
3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
It was such an amazing and exciting experience. Regardless of the weather, the nature of Highland and Skye is just magnificent and stunning. I couldn't stop taking pictures because I didn't want to miss a moment. Moreover, our guider, Caitlin, and other group members were lovely and friendly companions. Caitlin is the best driver as well as a talented storyteller. The histories and legends, She spoke, were so catching and realistic. Also, fortunately, I could enjoy the sunny weather in the Isle of Skye. The trip couldn't be better.
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Highlight of my trip to Scotland!
Franziska_S, Oct 2020
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
Most beautiful Tour. Emily has been a fantastic Guide, telling us all about the Clans, Fairytails and everything else you need to know about Scotland and the beautiful Isle of Skye. It was a amazing trip and I recommend it to anyone! You could tell Emily really cared that we all had a great time on this tour and the photo stops we made and places we saw were absolutely stunning.
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Enchanting and Spellbinding Isle.
ChristineW3777, Nov 2019
3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Isle of Skye promises you everything you have read about it. Mystical places, rainbows, waterfalls, jagged rocky coastline.
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Isle of Skye Amazing Day Tour
Raynessa, May 2021
The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
Awesome day tour to the Isle of skye! Our tour guide Chris really went above and beyond to make our experience memorable! He told us lots of stories, know his history of the area, and had a bunch of interesting information. He took us to places that weren’t on the itinerary, I really enjoyed our time in the picturesque town of Plockton. He was so helpful with taking pictures of everyone and made this experience so enjoyable and adventurous! Thanks again Chris from Timber Bush! I highly recommend booking with them! :)
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Ultimate Tour - is the bees knees
Shelagh_F, Sep 2020
The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness
Simply the best day of our entire stay, simply the best tour we could have chosen, simply the best guide called Rob who was awesome. And simply the best weather we could have expected in simply the best Covid 19 safe conditions and most comfortable socially distanced ride. WOW! You are SIMPLY THE BEST!!! Thank you so much.
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Isle of Skye Full Day Bus Tour
Pioneer823126, Aug 2019
Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Wow! What a fantastic tour!! Our tour guide, Bryan, was THE BEST. We learned that his family has been living and working in the Inverness and surrounding area for generations. So he knew ALL the best stops. And his side stories were the highlight of our vacation! We highly recommend Happy Tours for the small group experience, the guide's attention to details and safety, and the FUN.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Prepare for unpredictable weather—it can get chilly along the coast even in summer and rain is always a possibility.

  • Pack some insect repellent—the Scottish Highlands are notorious for their midges, an insect similar to mosquitos.

  • Public transport is very limited on the Isle of Skye, so joining a tour is the best option for those without their own transport.

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How to Get There

The Isle of Skye is part of the Hebrides Islands off Scotland’s west coast and can be reached by ferry from Mallaig or Glenelg, or by road, crossing the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. Journey times by road are about five hours from Glasgow, 216 miles (348 km) away, or 2.5 hours from Inverness, 112 miles (180 km) away.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Skye Island is during the spring and summer months, when the weather is most favorable—although the midges are out in full force on warm evenings. The views can be spectacular in winter, especially if it’s been snowing, but access to some of the island's lookout points will be dependent on the weather.

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Natural Wonders on the Isle of Skye

The island's natural wonders beg to be photographed, and hikers and road-trippers will find plenty of opportunities to escape the beaten track. Stroll along the sea cliffs at Neist Point, cool off with a swim in the Fairy Pools, hike into the Cuillin Mountains, or explore the rugged landscapes of the Quiraing.

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