The Ultimate Skye Tour - 1 day tour
The Ultimate Skye Tour
One day tour
Super-size your visit to the magical Isle with this tour that will let you explore many of the island’s most famous sights. Sit back, relax and let your guide beguile you with stories of Jacobite risings, clan feuds and fairy-folk. This tour will be a highlight of your visit to Scotland!
Price range: £59 - £69
Loch Carron - enjoy a birds-eye view of this fjord-like sealoch
Old Man of Storr - get great views of this impressive 50m high pinnacle created from an ancient landslide
Kilt Rock - see the impressive waterfall cascading 60 metres into the sea below
Portree - spend free time in this bustling fishing port to see its colourful harbour and enjoy shopping for a hand-crafted souvenir
Fairy Pools - take a walk to see the crystal clear pools and tumbling waterfalls that have become Instagram legends
Eilean Donan Castle - capture the iconic view of this beautiful castle
Movie locations – The BFG, The land that time forgot and Highlander
Full Tour Itinerary
Leaving Inverness behind we’ll travel over the Kessock Bridge to the Black Isle and onwards to Achnasheen. Our journey continues through the striking beauty of Glen Carron to reach the highlight of our day together, the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides. It’s thought the name could mean "Winged Isle” in Gaelic.
The island has some 400 miles of coastline, so the next part of our journey offers beautiful views over the silvery sea lochs to the islands of Scalpay and Raasay. We’ll make our way to Portree, the island’s main town. There’s free time to explore this attractive community - don’t forget to seek out the colourful houses that surround the harbour.
The rocky Old Man of Storr, a 50-metre pinnacle overlooks Loch Leathan. It makes a stunning image, just right for your next social media post. Next, we move on to see Kilt Rock which stands overlooking the Sound of Raasay. From the viewpoint, you’ll marvel at the sight of the basalt columns that resemble the pleats of a kilt and the plunging waterfall that cascades 180 feet (60m) into the sea below.
The Quiraing is our next treat. A series of landslips created this lunar landscape of impressive cliffs, rock pinnacles and hidden plateaus. Our stop here will give you time to enjoy a short hike to find a unique viewpoint to savour the area’s unique scenery.
The Cuillin Mountains dominate the skyline of the island. We’ll stop at Sligachan where there are impressive views of the Red and Black Cuillin Mountains to savour.
Our final stop on Skye will allow you time to visit the famous Fairy Pools. After a 20 minute walk, or so, you’ll see the first of the pools that have become an Instagram sensation. This series of picturesque rock pools and tumbling waterfalls are famous for their crystal clear waters that flow from the Cuillin Hills. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the views before returning to the coach.
Please note that the return walk to the Fairy Pools is around 1.5 miles and will take around 40 minutes. As the path involves stepping stones over streams, adequate footwear is essential.
Back on the mainland, we’ll make a photo-stop at Eilean Donan Castle, surely this is one of Scotland’s most iconic sights and makes an excellent place for a selfie! As we travel through Glen Shiel lookout for the "Five Sisters of Kintail”, a group of five mountain peaks four of which are over 914 metres tall.
The last part of our journey will take us along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. We’ll make our final photo-stop at Urquhart Castle whose ruins sit overlooking the deepest part of the loch. It’s a popular spot with "Nessie-spotters”. From here it’s a short drive back to Inverness and the end of our tour.
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. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
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 in Scotland.
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 groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
I am travelling on a budget. Can I do the same trip by public transport?
Almost certainly not! Our tours are designed to maximise your sightseeing opportunities so we frequently head off the main road and take routes where there is little or no public transport available. Please also bear in mind that the tour commentary that you will enjoy is designed to bring Scotland’s history, nature and scenic beauty to life as you travel around. Reading about your surroundings from a guide book will just not be the same!
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotland’s best scenery as quickly as possible .
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned midicoach
- 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
From Platform 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness, IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 21:00 hrs
There are no child, senior or student discounts available on this tour.
We’re really sorry, but children aged under 6 years cannot travel on this tour.
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.