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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness provided by Rabbie's

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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group 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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Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (16 people max)
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (Eilean Donan Castle)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Eilean Donan Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • * Unfortunately, Eilean Donan Castle is closed on certain days in winter. It's 3rd, 5th, 6th, 13th, 19th and 25th of November; 3rd of December; and between 22nd of December and 1st of March.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (16 people max)
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (Eilean Donan Castle)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
  • Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Eilean Donan Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • * Unfortunately, Eilean Donan Castle is closed on certain days in winter. It's 3rd, 5th, 6th, 13th, 19th and 25th of November; 3rd of December; and between 22nd of December and 1st of March.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun. 8, 2022
A note from Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
Government guidelines strongly recommended that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. Masks are available onboard our mini-coaches should you wish to wear one. Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
    See address & details
  • 1
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Portree Harbour
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kilt Rock
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Quiraing
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Old Man of Storr
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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49Greg
Bristol, UK37 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed our tour to the Isle of Skye.
The tour guide, whose name is Helen, made the tour enjoyable with facts and anecdotes about the sites as the tour progresses, we particularly enjoyed the music that was played on the minibus.
The minibus is very comfortable and we covered 275 miles on the day of the tour.
The reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 stars is the amount of time you have to spend travelling on the bus, It wasn’t a problem for us but we are in our 50’s and I wouldn’t recommend it for children.
Written June 23, 2022
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Jenn
10 contributions
Skye day trip with Paul as our guide. Firstly we have to highlight Paul. A brilliant guide, his knowledge was incredible. Story telling on point and music brilliant. Particularly loved the folklore myths and legends, really helps you understand the culture and history of the Highlands.

We can't fault the tour. Each stop had just the right amount of time. Plenty of toilet breaks too. Paul suggested free and paid things to do at each stop. We would recommend paying the £10 fee to enter Eilean donan Castle when you arrive - it is stunningly beautiful.
We took a packed lunch and although there was places to eat at Portree this worked best for us.

To get the most of the day just immerse yourself in the experience, the history, legends and scenery. You won't regret it. 12 hours flies by.
Written September 5, 2021
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Paavo
London, UK24 contributions
Helen is a phenomenal human being (and tour guide). Her Skye day trip from Inverness is a 12-hour minibus tour that visits all the best spots on Skye and along the route. She somehow managed to do two jobs simultaneously: that of the driver and the tour guide. In my experience those are typically two separate jobs. Even more impressively, she managed to do a better job at both together than most tours I have been one where they are separate people!

There is a lot of driving, but the scenery is beautiful. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the history, the culture and even the geography of the area. The speakers in the van were crisp and went all the way to the back of the van, which meant that everyone could hear her clearly. She is a brilliant storyteller and has a good sense of humour. All of these combined (together with her lovely accent) kept us engaged all day and made it easy and enjoyable to take in all the information.

With some stories Helen went above and beyond her professional duty as a tour guide, she did even more than just inform and entertain us, she... moved us. She went beyond the facts and figures and showed… heart. Especially when talking about the Highland life; what was, what is and what could’ve been.

But don’t worry, she doesn’t talk all day! She played plenty of carefully selected local songs (each of them with a relevant story attached) that allowed you to relax and focus on the scenery.

There are toilet breaks nearly every hour. Some of the breaks also allow you to buy quick snacks. If you are a fussy eater then you might want to bring your own food. The lunch stop, Portree, is mostly seafood, burgers and sandwiches with one small supermarket.

The trip was perfectly planned, clearly the results of many years of experience. We left from Inverness bus station, which is the easiest place to get to in Inverness. She had our names on a list, so we didn’t need to show any tickets. The tour stops for just the right amount of time at each stop. Helen always clearly announced at what time everyone should be back in the bus. At every stop she pointed out the top attractions, both the famous ones as well as her local secret gems. She also gave very clear directions on how to walk there from the bus, which was handy since most of the trip did not have internet service.

Helen is also a great driver. I get car sick fairly easily. But despite some of the curvy roads on the trip, with Helen’s driving I didn’t feel sick once!

Overall, I would very highly recommend Rabbie’s day tour of Skye with Helen. This is probably the best 12 hours you can spend in the Highlands. I have never been on the Timberbush tour, but I can’t imagine how it could be better than this one.
Written September 1, 2021
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jeff s
Saint Charles, MO9 contributions
I'm not the tour taking type, so I went in to this with some trepidation, but ended up thoroughly enjoying the trip. Kev did a great job explaining the history of the areas we passed at just the right level, and was happy to take follow questions. And maybe more importantly on some of the narrow, twisty, high roads, Kev always kept a steady hand on the wheel so it was easy to relax and enjoy the views and the history lessons he imparted. Top notch job. Also key was having only 16 people along, which make loading and unloading as we went from stop to stop a breeze. Kev was also very good at communicating what to do at each stop, when to be back, etc., as well as handling any questions that came up, be they administrative or questions about the land or the history surrounding it. Lots of little anecdotes you'd never find in a guide book.
Written May 31, 2022
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Sam
1 contribution
I originally had the tour booked the day after but due to cancellations I asked the tour guide if I could join that day's tour instead. He kindly offered and arranged an extra place on the tour for me and I am very grateful for that. I think it was Paul that led the tour that day. He rearranged the stops in a flexible way so that we could get the best views and photos from the trip! He was very knowledgable about Scottish history and culture and I learnt a lot from the trip. He was willing to answer any questions as well.
The scenery was magnificent and I definitely recommend this tour.
Written December 28, 2021
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Maggie T
4 contributions
Couples
Such an amazing day tour to the Isle of Skye! Our tour guide Stewart was awesome, telling great stories and making sure everyone was comfortable the entire time. He truly went out of his way to make sure that we got the full Skye experience, and that everyone saw everything they were hoping to see. We made so many great stops that it hardly felt like we spent much time in the coach at all. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to do a day tour out of Inverness.
Written June 7, 2022
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Anh D
1 contribution
A wonderful tour and day well spent. Very worth it because we wouldn’t be able to explore the highlands without a guide since the roads are so windy and reception might be bad in the mountains. Our tour guide Matthew was the BEST!! He was patient and extra kind to everyone! We hit all the places we wanted and did not feel rushed at all.
Written June 12, 2022
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Jadelle Turner
1 contribution
Couples
My partner and I took the day trip 15/2/20. Our tour guide,Colin made our trip. We would have easily just paid to enjoy his company. He’s a real asset to this company, and if all the tour guides are of the same then I could not recommend them enough. As they promise the tour buses are small and intimate, creating a personal feel. The tour itself was stunning; if we had planned to do this ourselves we definitely would not have seen as much. The tour is thoroughly thought out -from the knowledge and passion of the guide to the music that’s played that really sets the scene. We travelled on a cold wet day (mid feb, so was fully expected) but this did not deter from the experience; it’s Scotland after all! And the safety of the travellers was always paramount; with plenty plan As and Bs if a particular part of the trip wasn’t possible. We were in Scotland for a weekend, Rabbies and Colin made our trip worthwhile. So much so we are currently looking at which tour the company offers to do next!
Written February 18, 2020
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Rabbies_Aimee
Thanks for joining us. It sounds as though Colin was the perfect host and really made this tour special. We appreciate your understanding of the minor changes throughout the day, it's all part of the adventure! If you need any advice on future tours, don't hesitate to get in touch, we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Aimee
Written February 18, 2020
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Lynda H
Norwich, UK12 contributions
We had a fantastic day with Jim our driver/guide who was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and a really good driver under some terrible weather conditions. We would definitely travel with this company again especially as we were made aware of the environmental concerns and commitments made by Rabbies. Thanks Jim for a great day and your stories also for the introduction to some Scottish musicians and singers we will definitely be following up!
Written October 3, 2021
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kenm
2 contributions
Our driver Liam, was a great host. It was a spectacular day tour. Twelve hours is a long time and there is a fair amount of driving but the payoff was worth it hands down. Isle of Skye is a place you must visit. It is spectacular.
Written July 5, 2022
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Great tour but guide inexperienced on these locations
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Family Review
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Dreadful
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Pleasantly surprised at the depth and service of the tour.
Stewart was as fantastic a tour guide as you could hope for. He was continuously engaging, informative and whimsica
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Super duper Orkneys three day explorer
Thanks to Kev, a super duper guide. As with all our previous Rabbie’s trips, a super duper guide makes a super dupe
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Great tour, excellent guide
We had a really great time with beautiful scenery. The guide/driver was Helen and she was amazing. She was funny, k
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Great tour
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