Day trip

Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 63.69 per person

See the best of the Isle of Skye on a day tour from Inverness, including the capital Portree and the natural wonders of Kilt Rock and Lealt Falls. Admire Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle on the way.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

9.5 hours
  • Inverness

  • 1 hour
  • Invermoriston (photo stop, coffee)

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Portree (lunch)

  • Old Man of Storr

  • Kilt Rock

  • Lealt Falls

  • Loch Carron Viewpoint

  • 1.5 hours
  • Inverness

Meeting point
Other stop
  • Immerse yourself in atmospheric natural scenery as you explore the Isle of Skye
  • See if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster from the coach or Invermoriston
  • Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, the set of movies such as Highlander and James Bond
  • Explore picturesque Portree, set on the sea among rolling hills and rocky cliffs
  • Snap photos of panoramic coastal views and Loch Carron from Strome Viewpoint
Full description

Take in some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer on an eco-certified tour from Inverness. Discover the Isle of Skye, including its capital Portree, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. See Loch Ness from Invermoriston, Loch Carron, and Eilean Donan Castle.

Meet your guide at Inverness Bus Station, where your group will board an air-conditioned coach. Head south out of the city. Then, follow the shores of Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you will stop for a short break. Grab a coffee, take scenic photos, and try and spot Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Then, continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. You will have time to visit the castle and learn about its history if you like (admission fees apply) or just admire the picturesque castle and its scenic surroundings.

Next, journey to the Isle of Skye. Stop at Portree, a small colorful town fringed by cliffs and rolling hills. Take in these beautiful surroundings while enjoying lunch and the views of the boats in the harbor. Once your appetite has been sated, move on to tour the rest of the island.

Head to the Old Man of Storr, an iconic rock formation, before visiting Kilt Rock, a sea-weathered cliff with amazing coastal views. Next, take a walk at Lealt Falls to admire the beautiful waterfall and gorge. Finally, head back to Inverness via the panoramic Strome Viewpoint over Loch Carron.

  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Eilean Donan Castle ticket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Stance 6 in Inverness Bus Station. It's right next to a public library and near Margaret Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • You can bring a packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop. Alternatively, you can buy food during the tour
  • You can take cold food and drinks on the bus but not hot food
  • Eilean Donan Castle is closed on the following dates in 2022: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 23, 26, and December 14, 16
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 871 reviews

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This was the best day of my life! Our Tourguide was such a sweet and funny lady. We loved the incredibly amazing story’s about the Scottish nature and the fairytales behind them. The places we visited were more beautiful than I could ever dreamed of. I could never forget the memories I made here. It felt unreal being there and me and my sister felt like it was a dream came true.. I can highly recommend taking this trip!!

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September 26, 2022

It’s an amazing tour and deserves all of the starts possible, but want to explain the situation and hopefully it will be clear next time. We have rescheduled this tour on “Get your guide” to another day and when we came to the tour in the morning - the company didn’t put our names in. Luckily two other people didn’t come and we made it, but be careful when rescheduling to another date - it is highly advised to contact the company by yourself and double check whether they have put you in the list for the day you have rescheduled on the app. But if we take the tour itself and our guide - everything is impeccable - thank you so much for everything

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September 25, 2022

We had an amazing time. Our driver Luke from Timberbrush(?) coaches was soo informative, funny, and a perfect guide. His clothing just added to the experience. He made a stop at some Highland cows and we were able to feed them and he went out of his way to take drone pictures of us at a couple beautiful spots. He was always courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend this tour and him to everyone. I went with my 82yo mom and she is still praising the whole experience

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September 19, 2022

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