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Isle of Skye Tours

Scotland's largest island, the Isle of Skye is a pocket of wilderness jutting off the coast of the West Highlands. The area is a treat for nature lovers, with its dramatic sea cliffs, windswept valleys, and glittering lochs.

The Basics
It's possible to visit the Isle of Skye on a full-day tour from Inverness, stopping at sights such as Fort William, Glencoe, and Eilean Donan Castle along the way. To experience everything the island has to offer, spend a night or two on the island—multi-day tours from Edinburgh or Glasgow are popular options that will give you plenty of time to visit Portree, the island's largest town; take in the views from the Old Man of Storr; and explore top attractions such as the Faerie Glen, Dunvegan castle, and Kilt Rock.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Prepare for unpredictable weather—it can get chilly along the coast even in summer and rain is always a possibility.
  • Pack some insect repellent—the Scottish Highlands are notorious for their midges, an insect similar to mosquitos.
  • Public transport is very limited on the Isle of Skye, so joining a tour is the best option for those without their own transport.

How to Get to the Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is part of the Hebrides Islands off Scotland’s west coast and can be reached by ferry from Mallaig or Glenelg, or by road, crossing the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. Journey times by road are about five hours from Glasgow, 216 miles (348 km) away, or 2.5 hours from Inverness, 112 miles (180 km) away.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Skye Island is during the spring and summer months, when the weather is most favorable—although the midges are out in full force on warm evenings. The views can be spectacular in winter, especially if it’s been snowing, but access to some of the island's lookout points will be dependent on the weather.

Natural Wonders on the Isle of Skye
The island's natural wonders beg to be photographed, and hikers and road-trippers will find plenty of opportunities to escape the beaten track. Stroll along the sea cliffs at Neist Point, cool off with a swim in the Fairy Pools, hike into the Cuillin Mountains, or explore the rugged landscapes of the Quiraing.

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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness, Inverness, null
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Explore the romantic Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness. Taking in spectacular Highland scenery, your tour passes Loch Ness and the ruins of Eilean ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.55
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Day Trips
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness

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Sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys: Skye is mother-nature at her dramatic best. And on this day-tour you explore the ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.15
Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh, The Scottish Highlands, Day Trips
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh

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The Skye and Lochalsh Tour gives visitors a taste of the area where you can enjoy a variety of Scenery and the culture the area has to offer.

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $472.48
Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness, Inverness, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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Enjoy a day trip exploring Isle of Skye in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax as your professional, Scottish, kilted tour ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.99
Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness Including Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Portree ... 
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Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness Including Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Portree and Eilean Donan Castle

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This ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness enables you to explore all of the must-see sights on Skye, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.65
Full-Day Best of the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour, Portree, Day Trips
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Full-Day Best of the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour

This full-day, "Best of Skye" tour includes Trotternish that features the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. These are some of the highlights you will ...  Read more

Location: Portree, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.05
Full-Day Guided Fairy Pools Tour In Isle of Skye, Portree, Day Trips
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Full-Day Guided Fairy Pools Tour In Isle of Skye

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This tour will take you to all the secret fairy townships on the mystical Isle of Skye. Walk with the supernaturals through fairy-sized landscapes and ...  Read more

Location: Portree, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.05

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