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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
8am - 8pm
From: £59


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Our 1 day Isle of Skye tour from Inverness takes in some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer! See Loch Ness, visit Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Kilt Rock and much more on our Skye tour from Inverness; capital of the Highlands.

After departing from Inverness we travel south, hugging the shoreline of Loch Ness to Invermoriston. Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700ft deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as ‘Nessie’. Invermoriston is only about 30 miles from Inverness, we stop for a short break here, allowing you the chance to perhaps see the monster yourself!

After Loch Ness, our Skye Tour continues on to Eilean Donan Castle; one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. The castle is situated on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. We take time here to explore the castle and its atmospheric surroundings. 

Afterwards, we continue our journey to the Isle of Skye, passing over the Skye Bridge and on to the small village of Portree for our lunchtime stop. Portree, although a small harbour village, is the capital of Skye, and is surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills. Its beautiful surroundings make it a perfect stop to have lunch and enjoy views of the boats.

Moving on, we visit various points of interest in Skye such as; Kilt Rock for amazing coastal views, take a short walk at Lealt Falls and admire the Old Man of Storr. After spending the afternoon exploring Skye and admiring its stunning scenery we will stop off on the return journey at Strome Viewpoint for photos of Loch Carron before continuing homeward bound to Inverness, where your Isle of Skye day tour ends.

Tour Overview

Total Distance275 miles
Pick upRailway Terrace, Inverness at 8am
Group size16 - 32
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 4 years-old

A couple of things To know

  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
A spectacular and awesome adventure to add to your Scotland "must do" list.
“Not having taking many travel tours in my life, my trip to the highlands (Isle of Sky, Eileen Donan Castle from Inverness) with my daughter on January 14, 2024 was an incredible experience for me and well worth the expense. We were greeted by Liall our excellent host and travel guide and hopped onto a mid-size bus that was very clean, cozy and warm as the weather was cold with snow flurries during the day that made the adventure even more fun. Although the castle was closed the day we went, we were still able to walk around the grounds and surrounding scenic area which was breathtaking in itself. The many stops along this route are super beautiful. You cannot possibly take a bad picture anywhere. What we received on this tour is a day we will never forget; beautiful views, great Scottish music, a kind and very knowledgeable tour guide host, Liall, who shared a vast amount of information on the history, the surrounding landscape areas we were exploring and many stories of Scotland. We appreciated his wonderful service to the group. There were plenty of stops along the way to make our trip very comfortable. And the best thing is that we did not have to drive. We just sat back and enjoyed the ride. I totally recommend this incredible experience to all who are planning a trip to Scotland. We thoroughly loved it.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your one day tour from Inverness departs at 08.00 hrs from Railway Terrace. 

You can view our departure point by clicking here.

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches. 

From April 2024, prices for the optional extras will be as follows:

  • Eilean Donan Castle - Adults: £12, Seniors: £11, Children (6-15): £6.50, Children under 5: Free
  • Eilean Donan Castle (exterior access only): £3.50


Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.

Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
8am - 8pm
From: £59