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Portree: Best of Isle of Skye Full-Day Tour

1. Portree: Best of Isle of Skye Full-Day Tour

Discover the magic of the Isle of Skye on this day trip from Portree. Travel aboard an airconditioned coach on this sightseeing adventure. Try to spot wildlife at Neist Point, or view the fantastical rock formations of Quiraing, and the stone pillar of Old Man of Storr, Be picked up at a centrally-located meeting point in Portree and hop aboard the spacious pus. Relax on the drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains where the fairies are thought to bathe. Have the chance to take a dip in crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Admire the natural arches and waterfalls in this picturesque location before heading to the Talisker distillery based in Carbost, one of the three whisky distilleries on the Isle of Skye. Have free time to purchase a single malt Scotch, with a very distinctive peaty-smoky taste. Choose to go to Neist Point or to Dunvegan Castle. Look for whales, dolphins and sharks at Neist Point or capture pictures of the hilltop medieval style castle. Stop at the magnificent Fairy Glen, the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as Fairy Knowes, and put your ears to the grass to listen for the fairies at work inside. Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests. Follow the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze. Continue up to the Trotternish ridge and marvel at the views of the Quiraing, a landscape of rock formations and stunning coastal views. Continue to the 200-foot tall stone pillar called the Old Man of Storr which has been featured in many movies including the Ridley Scott epic 'Prometheus.'

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye & Highlands Private Tour

2. From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye & Highlands Private Tour

Your Macleod Heilan Tours guide will pick your group up at your chosen location ready to make our way out of the city and into the Highlands. The Next 3 Days are broken down into a more detailed itinary which can be altered or adjusted if time permits. Please Note: When booking please let us know where your group have booked the two nights accommodation required and the prefered pick up/drop off location. Accommodation must be within a 10 mile radius of the village of Kyleakin at the South end of the island. This can include the villages of Kyle, Balmacara, Broadford, Breakish, Plockton and of course Kyleakin itself. We can go outwith these locations but an extra charge will be added. Day 1 Our first stop will be the beautiful conservation village of Luss on Loch Lomond. After refreshments and photos we will continue North going further into the Highlands & into Glencoe making photo stops as we pass through & take in the most photographed Mountain in Scotland "Buchaille Etive Mor" & the famous Three Sisters. Lunch will be in the Lochaber area before going out to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct. We will then make our way up to back to Fort William stopping for photos at the ruined Inverlochy Castle before driving up through Glen Shiel past the 5 Sisters of Kintail and "Over the Sea to Skye" via the Skye Bridge. Day 2 Today you will experience the magnificent Isle of Skye voted the 4th best island by National Geographic. What better way to enjoy it with a guide who grew up on the Island. We will have our first stop at Sligachan where we can marvel at the Black & Red Cuillin Mountains. Possibly wash our faces in the river Sligachan (Legend says its gives eternal beauty!) We will drive the short distance to the Fairy Pools where there is the option to hike up to the main pools and capture that spectacular photo. After a hike the best way to relax is with a "Wee Dram" so we can visit the famous Talisker Whisky Distillery before heading to the town of Portree for Lunch. After lunch we will complete the impressive Trotternish Ridge circuit taking in famous sights such as the Old Man of Storr, Mealt Falls an impressive Sea waterfall with Kilt Rock as its back drop, Lealt Falls, Britains largest landslide the Quiraing used for many movie locations and then end the day at the Fairy Glen. Day 3 We leave Skye behind & still have so much to see as we travel South. Our first stop of the day will be the "biscuit tin castle" Scotlands most photographed Castle Eilean Donan. From there we will then drive to Loch Ness where there is the option to enjoy the Loch from the water and also time to explore the village of Fort Augustus & the Caledonian Canal. After lunch we will then drive towards Spean Bridge and the Ben Nevis viewpoint (Commando Memorial) taking in the grandeur off the Nevis Range before heading East and South via the Lagoon road entering into the Cairngorm National Park. Gradually making our way through the Cairngorms down towards "Big Tree Country" Perthshire passing by Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery & Blair Castle. We will have a final stop of the tour in the beautiful town of Pitlochry which is the gateway between Highlands and Lowlands made famous through Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who would regularly visit. We will end the tour at your chosen drop off point.

From Portree: Full-Day Isle Of Skye Self Guided Driving Tour

3. From Portree: Full-Day Isle Of Skye Self Guided Driving Tour

Begin your adventure at Loch Fada Lake, a serene expanse of water that reflects the tranquility of Skye. A short distance away, you'll be greeted by the ethereal beauty of Brides Veil Falls, a sight that encapsulates the island's enchanting aura. Further along, the towering presence of the Old Man of Storr stands as a testament to the island's geologic past, offering hikers and sightseers an iconic landmark. From there, take in the expansive views at Rigg Viewpoint, a vantage point like no other, showcasing Skye's rugged coastline. As you traverse the island, the thunderous roars of Lealt Falls and Kilt Rock cascade into the sea, a sensory experience that's sure to captivate. For history enthusiasts, the Staffin Dinosaur Museum provides a glimpse into the island's prehistoric days, with well-preserved dinosaur footprints on display. Venturing further, the surreal landscapes of the Quiraing will leave you in awe. This geological masterpiece offers a unique trekking experience, with views that seem almost otherworldly. No trip to Skye would be complete without wandering into the mysterious Fairy Glen, a place where the island's myths and legends come alive. To round off your journey, immerse yourself in the tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the historical remnants of Caisteal Ùisdein, tying together the island's rich tapestry of nature and history.

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based on 223 reviews

We were a group of 12 and we’re all accommodated. We all enjoyed the tour. We were bummed about not getting to stop at talisker distillery but the isle of Skye brewery was a nice substitute. Especially since it was toward the end of the tour. The guide was thorough on time. Which I admired since I also like being on time. He was knowledgeable and funny. We packed a lot in a day. And I don’t think we would have learned or seen so much ourselves. Especially with some of the roads we encountered. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to skye.

Despite the initially bad weather, the tour took place - fortunately! Our guide quickly suggested alternatives to us. As the weather finally got better, we were able to partially return to the original plan. Nevertheless, we saw almost everything. Above all, we had a wonderful day that could be flexibly designed. We would go on the tour again at any time!

Skye Tours was really great. We did the 1 day tour of the Isle of Skye, and it was perfect. Our guide, Robb, was great too! Very interesting and knowledgeable.

A great day on the isle of Skye. We saw so much, and learned a lot about the culture and people who live there, so nice to shave someone do the driving.

the whole day was amazing lovely people great places and fantastic guide rob weather not so good but that's the way it goes