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From Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour

From Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Marvel at the sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys of the Isle of Skye. Visit historic Eilean Donan Castle.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Discover the natural beauty of Scotland's Highlands and the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the iconic 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle
  • Travel along the banks of world-famous Loch Ness
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Leave Inverness and head on a trip to explore the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle. Learn the history and culture of Scotland from your guide as you explore the sites. Keep an eye out in Loch Ness, as you might even spot the Lochness monster if you're lucky.

Travel in style in a Mercedes mini coach and hear about Scotland's turbulent past from your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the views of the mountains of Wester Ross on the drive to Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the castle before traveling over the bridge to Skye. Head through the mountainous heart of the island before arriving in the harbor town of Portree for lunch. After lunch, the drive takes you around the Trotternish Peninsula. The guide will point out landmarks, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and Quiraing. Make your way back through majestic Glen Shiel, along the shores of Loch Clunie. The final part of the trip takes you along the banks of mighty Loch Ness.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Start your tour at Stance 7 at Inverness Bus Station.

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Important information

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  • Return time: approximately 08:00 PM
  • Transportation by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
  • With time off the bus you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • Eilean Donan Castle is closed to the public on the following dates: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 13th, 19th, 25th November 2021 & 3rd December 2021
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 428 reviews

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Our guide is Kev from Rabbis his route is to go from Loch Ness and back from Attadale, and loch Garve. So you won't see Loch Ness twice. The same in the skye, after Quiraing we went to Uig and back to Portree, you won't see the old man storr twice. He speaks about historical stories, education, energy, jobs in Highland, fun and humourous all the time. We were on top at the best viewpoint in Quiraing, however, only passed by the old man Storr, and took pictures from two points which are very very far the storr. A little shame, we didn't stop at the bottom of the storr or to see it closely. For Eilean Donan Castle, remember to use the 20 min stay time to view the castle from both side of it, differently beautiful. We also stopped by Scottish Highlands Cows view point, enjoy watching coos fed. It was the most unforgettable and lovely moment.

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July 21, 2022

Great experience. Wonderful landscapes. The small bus is absolutely a must when driving through those narrow roads. Our driver/guide, Kev, was very kind, careful, and a great teller of History, local stories and legends, as well as present-time issues that affect the daily life of the inhabitants of the island.

May 22, 2022

The one-day trip to Eilan Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye was amazing. During the trip we could stop at tons of different locations to enjoy the panorama and take some pictures, including Loch Ness, astonishing cliffs on the ocean and a lot of noce places around Skye. Definitely recommended for the price if you don't have much time but still want to grasp the vibe of the Isle. Will definitely come back with more time to enjoy the whole Isle.

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May 8, 2022

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