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Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness

The Ultimate Private Day Tour – Isle of Skye from Inverness

Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness

Embark on the ‘Ultimate Day Tour ‘ to the beautiful Isle of Skye from Inverness. Book our private Isle of Skye Day Tour and the very best of Scotland awaits. Private tours exclusively for your group of travellers. Day tours to the Isle of Skye from Inverness rarely have such a full itinerary. Book our private Skye tours from Inverness for a truly magical experience – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness

Our private Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness - The Fairy Pools of Skye - Portree- The Old Man of Storr - Kilt Rock - The Quiraing- The Fairy Glen - Eilean Donan Castle - Loch Ness Tour - Highland Scotland
Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness

Your Journey

Spend a magical day travelling to the wonderful Isle of Skye from Inverness. Visit Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye and hear first hand the legends & history that shaped these lands. Enjoy a fun & relaxed private tour from Inverness to Skye. Experience the incredible scenery and folklore on a private guided day tour.  As a result, the best private day tour to Skye awaits. 

Explore the wonderful Fairy Pools of Skye – Beautiful Portree fishing Village – The incredible rock pinnacle of the ‘Old Man of Storr’  – Magnificent Kilt Rock –  Awe-inspiring fairy tale landscapes of the Quiraing –  Magical & rugged Fairy Glen – The ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness. 

We travel into the heart of the Scottish highlands to visit Loch Ness and explore the world-famous Isle of Skye on our private tour. The ‘Misty Isle’ has earned a huge reputation, and after our private Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness,you’ll understand why –  Contact us

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Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

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Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

We depart Inverness at 8.am and travel the length of the majestic Loch Ness; thus, a great start to our Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness.

The world-famous Loch is home to ‘Nessie’ or the ‘Loch ness Monster’ as she’s sometimes known.

Cameras at the ready! Sightings of ‘Nessie’ are not as rare as you may think.

On the shores of the loch are a unique Castle and an ideal photo opportunity. Urquart Castle dates back to the 6th century and is steeped in history and legend.

Loch Ness

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Loch Ness looking North East. Sightings on Nessie are not as rare as you think !!

Urquart Castle

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Urquhart Castle commands great views of Loch Ness and can be found beside the village of Drumnadrochit on our tours from Inverness.

Eilean Donan Castle

Perhaps the most photographed castle in Scotland.  Eilean Donan Castle has featured in many movies and TV shows, including  ‘Highlander’ and ‘James Bond’ to name only a couple. One of my favourite folklore tales is of the origins of the Castle and travelling the glen telling you the story is something I always look forward to.

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Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich at Dornie is an incredible location on our Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness.

Private Day Trips to Skye from Inverness

After coffee, we cross the Skye Bridge onto the magical ‘Misty Isle.’

The largest of the Inner Hebrides, Skye has attracted travellers from the late 18th century and has many hidden treasures and legends.

Our Skye adventure has only just started!

Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness
The Skye Bridge is our route to the Island on our day tours from Inverness.

Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness

The “Misty Isle” holds many incredible visitor experiences and unique sites. Because of this, it’s actually impossible to do Skye justice with a mere description.

On our private tour, I shall endeavour to paint the same picture of Skye that my Father painted for me.

Tales of Warriors, Kings, Princes’s, Faeries and Giants, are literally around every corner on the Isle of Skye.

The Fairy Pools of Skye

Fairy Pools of Skye
The Fairy Pools of Skye are magical, crystal clear pools of water and a fantastic walk.

One of our first stops is the Fairy Pools of Skye. A walk is possible, and even a swim for those brave enough to enter the faerie waters.

Portree Village ( The Port of the King)

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A view of Portree harbour, the capital town on the Isle of Skye

The beautiful village of Portree is our lunch stop.

Fantastic local shops and eateries give us all the opportunity to taste lovely local produce and buy snacks for our epic journey around the Trotternish Peninsula.

The Old Man of Storr

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The Old Man of Storr is an incredible stop on our tours of the Isle of Skye from Inverness.

Wonder at  ‘The Old Man of Storr’ and the Trotternish Peninsula.

Whether the Faeries or landslips created the landscape here, we’ll leave that for you to decide.

Another great Skye legend is the actual making of the pinnacle known as the ‘Old Man of Storr’

We love to share a tale with you on our travels around the island or even as we walk up the Storr to gaze across the Minch.

The ‘Quiraing’

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The Quiraing, Isle of Skye is such an impressive fairy tale landscape on our Isle of Skye tours from Inverness.

Kilt Rock 

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Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock on our Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness

Mealt Water Fall and Kilt Rock, are a wonderful example of Skye’s Jurassic landscapes, and an impressive waterfall which plummets into the ocean.

 

The Fairy Glen

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The Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye is a magical stop on our tours from Inverness.

When the wind blows, the Bag Pipes’ ghostly rasp can still be heard echoing from the Faerie Kingdom’s deep chambers.

Isle of Skye Tours from Inverness

Join us on a private tour and breath in Skye’s sea air, and gaze across the highlands and islands of Scotland.

The Atlantic Ocean and islands make the most impressive backdrop for a magical journey.

 The Isle of Skye’s rugged coastline is the perfect place to hear some local history, folklore and legends.

Many believe ‘faeries’ are still with us! Just out of sight, behind a thin veil of mist.

Standing here, immersed in the landscape of the” Quiraing” or the mystery of the “Fairy Glen”, and it’s easy to see why.

Day trips to Skye from Inverness
A Highland Cow on the road to Elgol on the Isle of Skye. Tours from Inverness to Skye often meet our ‘Hairy friends’
Skye Tours from Inverness
Private tours are designed around you and your travelling companions. A hike up the ‘Storr’ or you may prefer more time in the fishing village of Portree!

Complete flexibility is only one of the many benefits of a private guide and transport.

Local knowledge of where to go if the weather turns, or how best to avoid the crowds in busier months, a huge advantage of the private Isle of Skye Tours from Inverness.

In summary, private guided tours of Scotland are a unique and relaxed way to explore.
 
 
Chesapeak Tourist
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieC
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Wendy M
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Private tours are the best! Spending a day doing what you want to do is the best tour option! We had been on many small group tours and found them enjoyable, but for the ultimate tour experience, choosing your day exactly how you want is definitely the way to go! Niall, at Scottish Guided Tours, is the man for the job! He picked us up at our hotel, and we spent the day exploring the Trossachs National Park. We visited four lochs (lakes), several historical locations, explored at our own pace and hiked to breathtaking locations that we wouldn't have known about if it weren't for Niall's expertise of the area. You don't need a headset to explain every step of the way when Niall is happy to provide you with history and insight into each location. He is also kind, funny and a great companion for touring around (he knows all the great food stops, too). During our last visit to Scotland, I felt the tour stop locations were a bit crowded, and I wanted to do a little more hiking into the depths of the beautiful forests of Scotland. We hiked to incredible mountain viewpoints, beside streams and along lochs. It was the best! Of course, if hiking isn't your thing, the beauty of Niall's tours is that you can do anything you want - well, with time and distance considered. 🙂 Don't hesitate, contact Niall to discuss 'your' trip. You won't regret it!
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  • Private Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness prices: 595 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for Guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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