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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness provided by Highland Explorer Tours Inverness

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5211P26
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Scottish Guide
Exclusions
  • Food and Drink
  • Eilean Donan Castle entry (can be purchased on site)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Scottish Guide
Exclusions
  • Food and Drink
  • Eilean Donan Castle entry (can be purchased on site)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
  • Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness
    Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Sligachan Old Bridge
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Portree Harbour
    Stop: 70 minutes
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  • 5
    The Old Man of Storr
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lealt Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Kilt Rock
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Joanne C
AMHERSTBURG10 contributions
I did his tour through Rabbie's and our guide/driver was Helen. Helen was friendly, upbeat, funny, and very informative. She made a couple of stops at locations for us just to marvel at the scenery and made sure there were plenty of bathroom breaks built into the day. She really made the day enjoyable, I would definitely take another Rabbie's tour.
Written 2 August 2022
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Jean G
4 contributions
Family
This was a fantastic tour, highly recommended! Our tour guide, Duffy, was friendly and helpful, showing us some beautiful locations and viewpoints as he filled us in on the history along the way. An excellent balance between seeing multiple locations and getting to spend some time at each, with a smaller group. Absolutely wonderful!
Written 31 July 2022
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Bouri
1 contribution
Couples
What a delightful experience to cover the beautiful landscape of Isle of Skye in one day. The guide, Duffey, was able to tell us all sorts of fun facts and stories about landmarks, rock formations, people, characters and much more. A truly fun and interesting experience worth every penny.
Written 29 June 2022
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Culter
London6 contributions
An early start and a full day but worth the effort.
Tour guide Alana went out of her way to help and inform everyone-and she obviously likes working with people!
Written 27 May 2022
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Dorottya G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
Family
Wow where to start. Today with my brother we attended to a day toor with Highland Explorer Tours. We where very fortunate because the weather was clear and sunny. The tour is a proximity of 8 hrs. Our guide Fraser was simply amazing. He was funny and entertaining, he’s knowledge of the History and the Country was inimitable. He told us a lot stories about he’s family and him growing up at this beautiful place which made the tour special.
We stopped at every special spot.
During the trip we where listening to some folklore and today’s Scottish music. The atmosphere was simply super friendly.
Not to mention that he is a polite and great driver, we felt completely safe under he’s care.

Thank you so so much and hope to see you soon

Greetings Dóri and Marcell 😀
Written 14 May 2022
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Casper S
1 contribution
Friends
Really nice tour guide and stops! No stop was too long, good size of group & overall a great experience.
Written 8 May 2022
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Shoumo123
Harrow, UK159 contributions
Would like to write a 7 Star review for Alana and Highland Explorers. You made our visit memorable and insightful with a touch of local feel, history and beautiful fairytales for our 6 years old….who continues to think of Scotland as the land of Fairies and Unicorns.
Alana you are absolutely amazing, the passion for your motherland and showing its beauty to all of us deserves praise and appreciation.
Written 5 May 2022
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Yasmita C
London, UK20 contributions
Our small group tour started at 8am at the Inverness Bus station. Having been on the Outlander tour from Edinburgh we had a certain expectation from this one too, but our guide Alana blew our minds!

By the time the tour ended at 8pm, we were not only awed by the sheer beauty of the Scottish highlands but also the amount of locations Alana covered in a single day! Moreover despite being the only driver she kept us entertained and informed with a constant stream of historical facts, tidbits of information, general talk and even a waulking song along with some lovely Scottish reels. We were an inquisitive lot and Alana met every question with a smile and a detailed answer.

She was ever so patient at every stop never hurrying us along and still managing to keep to the schedule. We were travelling with our 6 year old daughter and during the stops Alana kept up a steady flow of conversation with her, drawing out her interest and making her happy instead of a bored, cranky child.

Thanks to Alana, in a single day we covered Lochness, Ratagan pass, Eilean Donan castle, lunch at Portree, Fairy falls & views of Black Cuillin (it was raining so the Old Man of Stoer was hidden in fog), Lealt falls, Staffin, Kilt rock & Mealt falls, Trotternish ridge and Quirang, whiskey tasting at Broadford and a few more in between. We were made as comfortable as possible with ample toilet stops & even tea/coffee/snack breaks.

It could have been a standard tour like any other, but Alana’s own enjoyment of it, her enthusiasm for showing us around and her love of the land made the experience exceptional for us. I highly recommend anyone visiting Inverness to book a tour with Alana as they will be in for an amazing experience. Thank you Alana!
Written 3 May 2022
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Amey
1 contribution
Couples
Spots-

Urqhuart Castle top view
Eilean Donan
Sligachan
Portree
Old Man of Storr
Quarrying
Kilt rock
Kealt falls

Positives-

1. Covers most of the isle of skye
2. Alane is a lovely guide- knowledgeable, accurate history, made us feel comfortable, good sense of humor, adequate toilet breaks
3. Minibus is comfortable
4. We can listen to local music in the bus
5. You get a free guide to inverness as a bonus

Negatives-

1. Weather can play spoilsport
2. You may be left with wanting for more especially as you get 15-20 minutes at each spot on the north of isle

Overall-

5 stars definitely
6th star for Alane
Written 30 April 2022
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vmesquita
Rio de Janeiro, RJ63 contributions
Solo
This tour was amazing. Our guide Iain told great stories while we were passing through all the amazing landscapes. He has been an English teacher for foreigners in the past, so he was able to explain things in a way very understandable for those which don't have English as first language. He tried to adapt the tour as best as possible to the pace of the groups, making sure we saw as much as thr time allowed. Highly recommend!
Written 27 April 2022
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Dream Day
This was by far the best day trip we have ever taken in our travels. We had a perfect day fortunately, ordered by D
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Best way to go on jacobite and loch ness
Tour guide was exceptional. Very informative and fun. Great trip on the jacobite...hairy coos...loch ness and so mu
496rituparnam
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Fun experience
What a wonderful day visiting the beautiful Scotland Highlands with our guide Iain. Our best part was riding the Ho
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Hogwarts Express
We really had a great experience and our bus driver Fraser went above and beyond to help anyone. He was also a wee
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456naamap
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Harry Potter and more
A very enjoyable and exciting day tour. In addition to the highlights (Riding the ‘Hogwarts Express’ & watching it
Ssalumbides
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Just okay
Took this trip in a Sunday. Stops made on this trip we’re closed because of the day as a company pívot to make your
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Fantastic Highlands experience
Fantastic tour with Duffy! It was a full Day, but we got to experience everything! The weather was great but be pr
Mounia C
Mounia C
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Amazing!
Amazing day! The Highlands landscape is just breathtaking! Thanks to Duffy, our guide, I learnt a lot about the Hig
Paul T
Paul T
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Amazing Experience
We recently had a first class return journey, together with afternoon tea on this fabulous train, the staff were ve
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Storyteller284317
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Beautiful Tour
Iain was a great tour guide. It was a wonderful experience to see the countryside and visit the small towns. Seeing
T6054UAmicheles
T6054UAmicheles
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Fun tour. A lot of walking required for people with mobility issues.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He made the day go by quickly. We had a problem with the air conditioning o
Halley S
Halley S
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What an experience!!! Do it!
What a day! We had such an amazing time on this tour! The loch ness morning view was spectacular and the views neve
Dhira V
Dhira V
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Super scenic day trip
Tour was very well paced to cover all stops in the itinerary. Driver was fun and knowledge. Must do day tour from I
jason o
jason o
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Worth it
Access to the tour from Inverness is conveniently located in town and our coach showed up on time. The driver/guide
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Awesome
Excellent tour. Duffy was hilarious as well as awesome. Thanks for a memorable day. The wee dram of Glen Moray was
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