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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-07-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
We've reduced the capacity of our vehicles by around 50% to enable social distancing
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Updated 20-07-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of this magical island with a local Highland company. We are proud to be able to offer you the best rated tour guides and the most spacious and well-appointed mini-coaches, which are ideally suited to comply to current social distancing guidelines. We are a 5 star Visit Scotland rated operator, who are number 1 rated on TripAdvisor in Inverness. However, we don’t just offer tours; we offer you the opportunity to fall in love with the place we call home.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Stance No. 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Stance 7
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  • 1
    Achnasheen
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Lochcarron
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Portree
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Kilt Rock
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    The Old Man of Storr
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Fairy Pools
    Stop: 75 minutes
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  • 7
    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Loch Ness
  • 8
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Quiraing
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Stance No. 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Stance 7
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Stance No. 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Experienced driver
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Lunch (a pre-ordering service is available on-board)
  • Snacks/drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Walking (approximately 1.5 miles to and from the Fairy Pools) is involved, and some of this is on rough terrain
  • Seats will be assigned to comply with social distancing guidelines - groups/couples will be seated together
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions but, if the Fairy Pools are inaccessible due to bad weather, we will visit alternative sights
  • Unfortunately, due to the duration of the tour and time on the coach, this tour is not appropriate for children under the age of six
  • We would recommend wearing/bringing warm clothes, hiking boots and waterproof jackets
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gillyhop wrote a review Oct. 12
Wicklow, Ireland1 contribution
This was one of my favourite tours I’ve ever done! Gordon was so knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and told many funny and interesting stories along the way. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the best of the Isle of Skye in just 1 day!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from WOWKay, Owner at The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
Responded 5 days ago
We are so glad that you got in touch, so that we could tailor the tour timings to co-ordinate with the Aberdeen train, enabling you to come out on our last Ultimate Skye Tour of the season. We hope that you will be able to join us again next year for another tour, as Gordon has plenty more entertaining stories and facts to share with you! Thank you for your great company, and for the excellent review.
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Liz C wrote a review Oct. 6
Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions
+4
This was a great full-day trip to the Isle of Skye, including a few stops on the way (like meeting some highland cows!). A lot of stops, very COVID safe, and Gordon kept the group upbeat and entertained the whole time. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from WOWKay, Owner at The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
Responded 5 days ago
We visit so many world-class sights on our Ultimate Isle of Skye Tour that it can be hard to remember them all, but meeting the hairy Highland Cows is, without fail, always a memorable highlight! We have taken measures which go above and beyond, to ensure that our passengers are safe on our tours during the pandemic, so we are really glad to hear that you felt comfortable throughout the day. Thank you for the 5 star review - it is very much appreciated.
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Anamika S wrote a review Oct. 6
21 contributions3 helpful votes
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We booked the Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness and it over exceeded our expectation. With the current pandemic rules put in place, we weren't sure if our trip would be a success. Gordon, our host was fantastic and would recommend everyone to book through Wow Scotland. Social
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from WOWKay, Owner at The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
Responded 5 days ago
As the only local company offering scheduled Skye tours from Inverness, we know all of the best places to visit, and all of the best stories too! We take our guests to places we take our friends to when they visit, and our local guides are passionate about ensuring that everyone leaves with memories to last a lifetime. Consequently, we are so glad that you day was so enjoyable, and hope that you will indeed join us again sometime. For anyone reading this, we don't endorse swimming in the Fairy Pools (the water is cold, very very cold!) but, if you do wish to, we'd certainly agree that you should take swimming gear, a towel and lots of warm clothes. The hike to get there is around a 1.4 mile round trip, and you have around 90 minutes to enjoy this beautiful natural phenomenon. Thank you so much for your excellent review and recommendation to others.
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Heary12 wrote a review Oct. 4
Dundee, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
+4
Enjoyed the isle of skye tour with WOW. Worth the money, tour guide chatty and knowledgeable and keeps the crowd interested, time passes quickly due to this. We went on a rainy foggy day so we didn't stop for long at a food shop until 4pm.... take a packed lunch just incase!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from WOWKay, Owner at The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
On every tour we ensure that there is a chance to purchase lunch by 11.30am latest; when and where we stop is dictated by the weather. On the day you came out we stopped at around 10.30am at the Co-op in Broadford, and Gordon advised everyone to purchase a sandwich lunch for eating at the Fairy Pools. That said, your suggestion to others to bring a packed lunch is a good one, as the less time spent shopping, the more time there is for sightseeing! Thank you very much for the excellent review - we are glad to hear that you had a great time on our Ultimate Skye Tour.
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Simla E wrote a review Oct. 3
United Kingdom6 contributions
We were looking forward to see Skye Island and would recommend this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the cites and made the road trip very much fun by telling us Scottish stories and playing Scottish music throughout the drive. I must say the drive was pretty long
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from WOWGordon, Owner at The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. This tour is all about exploring the dramatic scenery in the Isle of Skye, if we were to make more stops en-route it would make for a very different tour as we wouldn't be able to take in as much of Skye as we do. We are the only tour to include both the Fairy Pools and the Trotternish (Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Kilt Rock), so we really do cram a lot into the day. The drive to Skye is 85 miles and once we factor in a couple of photo stops for Urquhart Castle and Eilean Donan Castle it takes us about 2 1/2 hours to get there. I'd love to stop at more places en-route, but there are not enough hours in the day! Your tip re: clothing is definitely a good one for any time of year and we include that information on both our FAQs, our booking confirmation and our pre-trip email. That said, we definitely wouldn't recommend taking an umbrella as it they aren't really designed for our windy Highland weather! A good waterproof jacket is your best bet.
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Savvytravller67
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Eceptional Skye trip and incredible guide.
The Fairy Pools, Portree and Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Girdon, our brilliant. Gordon planned our trip really well, du
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467lesleyr
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‘Magical Mystery’ Tour
Our original tour had to be cancelled because of Covid but this company put together a surprise alternative which w
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542magdalenag
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The best trip I’ve had so far!
I went on a one day trip to the Isle of Skye with WOW Scotland Tours and I have to say that it was one of the best
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AyanG71
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Amazing tour, full of interesting stories and history
So much entertainment, Rob was amazing. We had a lot of fun and would recommend this to everyone. The highlight was
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AlohaNorm
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Do yourself a favor.
OK, I might be a bit obsessed but I have done the WOW Scotland tour to Skye several times now. As a matter of fact,
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CPatience2
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Knowledgeable and friendly guides!
I've been lucky enough to do a few tours with WOW over the past couple of years, twice on the Isle of Skye day tour
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mattbell86
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Really well organised tour!
We are so glad we did this tour so we could experience the Isle of Skye! The guide Rob did an amazing job, the requ
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pamelahQ6326TY
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Interesting Inverness
Discovering what an interesting city Inverness is - and it’s colourful history which belies its somewhat genteel ap
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SulakshanaRao
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Good experience
Very well organised. Maintained good sanitisation. Very informative Rob. Kept on explaining everything well and ke
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sophiesU2769JE
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incredible tour
Gordon, the guide, was incredible. His knowledge on history and Scotland was inspiring. Not only did he give you fa
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TravellerTreacy200
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Pleasant trip
Rob was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Scotlands history. He was also very charming and pleasant to ever
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Adventurehappened
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The best guided tour i've ever been on !
I recently travelled to Scotland for 6 days and this tour was the biggest highlight of my trip ! The tour was fan
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sarahg2014
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Isle of Skye tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a day trip to Skye. Gordon our guide was like a talking encyc
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barfly51
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Great wee tour
Great way to find your way around Inverness, whilst learning the history of the place. Entertaining and informative
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cashiff20
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Worst Guide, Worst Tour .Terrible Experience.
One of the worst tours I have been on. Tour guide Gordon was very aggressive and impolite raised his voice to my 12
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