About this Tour
Explore the magical Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, swim in the Fairy Pools in the Summer months and track dinosaur footprints at Kilt Rock in the Winter months, see the Old Man of Storr plus much more on this 1-day small group tour from Inverness. Travel by minibus to see the jewels of the Isle on this jam-packed bumper day journey.
Visit: Tour Skye
Meet your guide for a 08:15am pickup in Inverness.
From Inverness the first stop is Loch Ness, one of the world’s great lochs. You will enjoy the views of the mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. The Castle commands splendid views of the famous Loch and the Great Glen, with views out to the main Nessie-sighting “hotspot”.
Travel through an area of soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and wild moorlands as you traverse through Glen Sheil under the shadow of the Five Sister’s of Kintail. Drive along the black waters of Loch Duich to the next stop, Eilean Donan Castle, where you can go into the Castle or just hang around taking pictures.
A short drive from here takes you to the unforgettable Isle of Skye. The views from Skye Bridge can be breathtaking, your first site of the wonderful Cuillin mountains.
With a short drive to the Fairly Pools. Walk the trail that takes to you the numerous pools, bring your swim suit and a towel and swim with the Fairies.
During the winter months (1st November - 18th April) the Fairy Pools are inaccessible due to the high water levels. We will visit Kilt Rock and the Dinosaur Museum in Staffin instead.
Next up is the Capital of the Island Portree, where we will grab our picnic Lunch/Dinner bag and spend some time in the capital of Skye.
Then on to the Old Man of Storr, a landscape used in many sci-fi films, and known for its rock formations and stunning vistas. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe. This whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum in stone. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land and the history of it’s people. The Old Man of Storr, one of the iconic natural features on the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks.
Finally heading back to Inverness where the tour concludes.
* Please note that on 24th November we’ll run the Summer itinerary.