Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools - 1 day tour
Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools
One day tour
The focus of this tour is the picturesque Isle of Skye. See the craggy peaks of the famous Cuillin Hills then make a stop in delightful Portree. Later take a walk to see the cascading blue waters of the Fairy Pools. Back on the mainland isit iconic Eilean Donan Castle before returning to Inverness.
Loch Carron - enjoy dramatic views of Loch Carron and the Applecross Mountains
Isle of Skye - explore the majestic scenery of Scotland’s most romantic island
Cuillin Hills - see the stark peaks of the Black and Red Cuillin mountain ranges
Portree - discover this colourful town, built around a natural harbour, it has a unique charm all of its own
Fairy Pools - will the enchanting blue waters tempt you to take a dip?
Eilean Donan Castle - see Scotland’s most iconic castle
Movie locations – The World is not Enough, Macbeth and Black Angel
Full Tour Itinerary
Bid farewell to Inverness as we cross over the Moray Firth to reach the Black Isle. Travel to Achnasheen then through picturesque Glen Carron, stopping along the way so you can capture the view over Lochcarron. Make a short stop in Kyle of Lochalsh before making for the Skye Bridge.
First, we cross onto the little island of Eilean Ban then over the sea to Skye, the main event of our tour today. Our visit to the magical isle takes in wonderful coastal views of the islands of Pabay and Scalpay. Soon the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills comes into view. We’ll stop at Sligachan Bridge for a photo opportunity.
Portree is the main town on the island and is built around a natural harbour. The houses that surround it are painted in pleasant pastel shades making it the ideal background for your post on social media. We’ll enjoy a break for lunch in Portree. There is a working fleet of fishing boats based here so the freshly cooked fish and chips come highly recommended!
After an enjoyable lunch, we head to Glenbrittle where we can visit the enchanting Fairy Pools. The 2.4 km walk is rewarded with a series of natural pools and waterfalls where the blue and green water provides a magical appearance.
We return to the mainland and make the short journey to see Eilean Donan, one of Scotland's most attractive castles. It sits on a little island at the head of Loch Duich and has featured in a number of movies including Highlander and James Bond.
Our day continues with a drive through Glen Shiel where you will see the towering Five Sisters mountain range. A little later we will stop in the village of Invermoriston so you can enjoy a short walk to take in the charming view of Thomas Telford’s bridge and the cascading waterfall below.
Our tour concludes with a drive along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. Keep that camera ready, just in case…….
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat.
We recommend that you and your party arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available.
How do I pay for my tour?
You can pay for your tour by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special.
Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midi coach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
19 Union Street
Inverness IV1 1QA
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:45 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 16 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(5 /5) 17 Oct 2023
Our hosts, Peach and Danny, were both excellent! Knowledgeable. Funny. Wonderfully entertaining.Stu from Langley, CA
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Jun 2023
Would highly recommend to anyone, weather your a tourist or even a local like myself plenty to learn and enjoy....Alistair from Holbeach , GB
Rating:(5 /5) 30 May 2023
Peach and Donnie will make sure you have an amazing experience regardless of the circumstances.WILLIAM from Dunkirk, US