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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

Know before you go

  • 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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4.9 /5

based on 496 reviews

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Amazing trip, despite the weather! The stops are perfectly spaced out so there isn’t too much time sitting on the bus between locations. Incredible natural views, waterfalls, mountains, cliffs, lochs. And stunning man made structures too, castles, bridges, and the quaint seaside town of Portree (so many amazing places to eat, definitely leave the packed lunch at home).

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November 26, 2022

The trip was very fulfilling ! We were lucky to get a perfect dry and sunny spell day in the autumn Oct . Our guide from Rabbie’s was excellent! His funny and yet very detailed commentaries kept us so engaged while we were in the van . He kept us informed about everything we passed through ! The trip was well balanced between time on and off the van . We got just enough time to stop by the scenic spots , do a little walk hike and take brilliant photos of the vast beauty, some were really charming for colourful autumn day ! We got very good memory and will definitely recommend this when you have a short trip into the Highlands and want to cover Isle of Skye without driving a car or hiking .

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November 13, 2022

We loved having Helen Fraser as our driver cum guide! Her infectious energy and enthusiasm truly livened up the experience! A great sense of humor, story telling ability and going the extra mile to get us to vantage points (not in the itinerary) were what made our experience with Rabbies a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable one!

October 25, 2022

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