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Portree: Skye in a Day 9-Hour Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 143592
Experience the amazing scenery of this beautiful isle on this 9-hour, genuine small-group tour of Skye. Sit back and let your local driver guide take you to visit the wonderful locations of Skye in a comfortable and clean minibus with air-conditioning.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the spectacular rock formations of the Quiraing and Trotternish Ridge with plenty of time for a wander and photographs
  • Enjoy a gentle 1.5-hour walk from the car park to the stunning Fairy Pools and back again with a backdrop of the magnificent Black Cuillins
  • Climb to the top of the Fairy Fort to enjoy the views of the mysterious Fairy Glen
Full description
Meet your driver-guide in Portree Somerled Square at the War Memorial at 9 AM. After finding your seat on the minibus and meeting your fellow passengers, the tour will then begin.

Make your first stop to photograph the rock pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr before heading north to the aptly named Kilt Rock. Continue on through Staffin up to the mighty Quiraing to experience the ancient landslips and amazing coastal views across the north east of Skye to mainland Scotland. Meander across the Trotternish Ridge to the Fairy Glen with its unique magical landscape.

Next, travel to Dunvegan where you can choose between going into the castle (extra cost to be paid locally) or visiting Neist Point with its iconic lighthouse and dramatic cliffs. If you opt to go into the castle, you may purchase lunch at the cafe, but if you decide to visit Neist Point you'll need to take a packed lunch with you. On return from Neist Point, those who chose to tour Dunvegan Castle will be picked up.

The tour then heads south for a climb up to the top of the ancient Dun Beag Broch to marvel at the views. Visit the famous Fairy Pools where you have the option of doing the walk (1 hour 15 minutes there and back) or you can go to a waterfall and stroll on a nearby shore. Enjoy views of the Black and Red Cuillins as you wind your way back to Portree and conclude the tour at around 6-6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Local driver guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrances
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from Portree Somerled Square at the War Memorial at 9 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Waterproof clothing and good walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Amazing trip and awesome guide!

Donald the owner of this local tour company I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Skye. He took the time to personally learn our names and the countries we came from. He was both knowledgeable about Skye, Scotland, its history and folklore, had a wicked sense of humour and entertained us the entire day. No radio silence, or waiting for us to prompt him to tell us about anything. He happily answered questions. He ensured we had time to explore all the sites and timed it so that it gave us more than a snap a photo stop. Thank you Donald for making my trip to Skye a wonderful experience!

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May 20, 2019

My friend and I had the best time on our tour! Donald, our driver, was so fun and knowledge. He made our whole group feel special and kept us laughing! *review from my travel partner: Donald, you are the best! Driver extraordinaire Only tour guide you’ll need on the Isle of Skye Notable geologist Always up to a challenge Leading authority on all things Scottish Devilish sense of humor If you’re looking for a fun filled day of the world’s best scenery and oodles of Scottish charm, Donald is the one!

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May 6, 2019

Donald was very friendly and shared a lot about Skye. Loved all the sites that we went to and the time allocates for each location was sufficient. Would highly recommend this!

October 2, 2019

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Skye Scenic Tours

Product ID: 143592