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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness provided by Timberbush Tours

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
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Leave the city for the day and explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. Visit Eilean Donan Castle; one of Scotland's most photographed castles and cross the bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye. Visit Portree, it's village-capital and marvel in the beautiful scenic nature all in one day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6898P27
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Digital translations available on request.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • 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 32 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
  • Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Digital translations available on request.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • 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 32 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness
    Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Invermoriston Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 85 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Portree Harbour
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    The Old Man of Storr
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kilt Rock
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kyle of Lochalsh Viewpoint & Picnic Place
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Strome Castle
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Raquel_144
London, UK76 contributions
Excellent tour and very safe re: COVID-19 measures
A very highly recommended tour if you are in The Highlands or around Scotland. My sister and I were on tour on the 2nd December, with a fabulous weather, touring for the day around the Isle of Skye. Our guide, Ray was excellent. He entertained the group with a lot of stories and with a fantastic Scottish music selection (it is a pity, I can’t find you in Spotify though). He was very lay back however he was very fair and firm re: the use of face mask indoors. He did make our trip very safe, with alcohol gel inside the mini-van to use and good ventilation when travelling.
It is important to support small business and even more in C-19 times. So for everyone around the world, this is the 5* company to use if you are in Scotland. High quality, safe and thinking about the customer and their needs. Thanks Ray and hopefully, I will be able to find the marvellous music.
Written 2 December 2021
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GrandTour798538
Hi there, Raquel: We are so pleased you and your sister had such a great time with Ray on your Isle of Skye tour! I will be sure to pass on your comments to Ray. We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope that we will be able to welcome you both on another Timberbush tour in the future! As for the music, be sure to keep checking Spotify as Timberbush Tours will be releasing a playlist with the help of our amazing driver-guides. Thanks again for your feedback!
Written 3 December 2021
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Spain_38
London, UK3 contributions
What a beautiful scenery
Dec 2021 • Family
I travelled to Skye and Eilean Donan Castle on the 2/12/21. The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Ray was knowledgeable and fun. It was very enjoyable, I learnt about Scottish history in a pleasant way listening to great music and stories. I was very lucky with the weather. Ray was very patient with all the clients on the bus , giving us several toilet and coffee breaks. I supposed to travel to Berlin and I changed my flight due to COVID restrictions. I had been very lucky 🍀. Thanks Boris Johnson to bring me to the Highlands. Great tour guide, beatiful scenery and travel company. Thanks for make my travel fantastic.
Written 2 December 2021
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GrandTour798538
Hi there, Spain_38: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Isle of Skye tour with Ray. We're happy you had such great weather on Skye as she is called 'The Misty Isle' for a reason, so a clear sky ON Skye is quite special. We hope you make it to Berlin soon, but we appreciate you spending your time in Scotland with us. We hope to have you on another tour with us soon!
Written 3 December 2021
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kelly032
kent80 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2021
This was an amazing trip, The scenery was stunning and the stops en route were all incredibly interesting. The driver/guide (Ray) was excellent - he entertained us with stories of Scotland's history from the minute we set off interspersed with evocative and appropriate music. The best history lesson ever! He was firm but polite about mask wearing and a very good driver indeed. He remembered people's names and made sure everyone was included. I would thoroughly recommend this trip. Excellent value for money.
Written 24 November 2021
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GrandTour798538
Hiya, Kelly: Thank you so much for you kind review - it means so much to us. We're so happy you had such a great time on tour and that you feel it was a great value for the price. I will pass along your kind words to Ray, and thank you for mentioning how he was in regards to Covid precautions as this is very important to us.
Written 3 December 2021
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Kristen S
3 contributions
Loved it!
Sep 2021
This was a fantastic tour with our guide Bonnie Chris. The history and lore of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye made this tour unforgettable. Chris is a wealth of knowledge and really made me want to come back and spend much more time exploring.
Written 13 November 2021
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Hi Kesinc13 Thank you for reviewing Chris' Skye tour from Inverness! Please come back and see us again soon - I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with Chris! Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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Mike
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
An Unforgettable Experience
This is an amazing tour, our tour guide Ray was amazing, a real storyteller and very informative on the history of Scotland. A great guy and Scottish Viking. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions as he retold stories from the past mixed with the music selection and the beauty and mystery of the highland views. There were a few moments that the hairs on my body were standing on end. The Isle of Sky was like driving through a movie set it was so beautiful. The weather wasn't great on our tour as it was November but I dont think it matters, the Isle of Sky's beauty shines through in any weather. I actually think it was more dramatic with all the myst and low clouds and the autumn colours.

This tour is a must for any one visiting the Highlands.
Written 6 November 2021
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Hi DogsbodySounds Thank you for reviewing your Skye tour from Inverness, It sounds like you had a fantastic time and we hope you'll come back and see us again in the near future for some more exploration! Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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Carla C
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
this was amazing! Ray was literally the best tourist guide we ever had. He was fun, ready to show us some extra nice beauty spots in isle of skye and had super interesting data. We had a great time. Cannot recommend enough!
Written 6 November 2021
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Hi latinaenlondres Thank you for reviewing Ray's Skye tour from Inverness. That is high praise indeed! Thank you for your recommendation as well. Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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kellyinoklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK97 contributions
Well worth it!
Oct 2021
We had a tour in October 2021 with Ray. Ray wears a kilt and is a true Scot! He is animated and tells excellent stories and history. We saw beautiful scenery, yes, but the stories made the trip.
Written 4 November 2021
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Hi Kelly Thank you for your kind words regarding Ray's tour. We hope you'll come back for some more adventures soon! Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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FalconWycombe
Slough, UK6 contributions
Excellent tour
Oct 2021
My favourite bit was clambering up a hill in Skye before the rest of the group and being overwhelmed by the grandeur of the mountains visible from there.

Ray was indeed a brilliant guide and has mastered the art of story-telling; his diction is as good as any theatre actor's. That skill doesn't come easy.
Written 30 October 2021
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Hi FalconWycombe Thank you for your review of our one day Skye tour from Inverness. That is very high praise for Ray! It's great to see that you enjoyed your walk with the reward at the end and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes Martin
Written 3 November 2021
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Abigail B
Reno, NV301 contributions
Full Day Tour with guides Sinclair & Cathleen Dunnett! Such a marvelous pair of experienced guides!
I arrived at the bus station in Inverness at 0745 hours on Monday, October 25th for this amazing full day tour! Sinclair and Cathleen were so warm and hospitable. Their kindness and sincere passion for giving tours put the group of eight of us at ease and allowed us to bond as group as we traveling the country side and stopped at several places along the way that were the BEST for photo opportunities and breathtaking views of the landscape. Sinclair used a microphone so the whole group could hear him clearly as he told tales of local folklore, factual history and funny antidotal stories of his travels and experience. Cathleen drove the bus like an expert and kept Sinclair on task. Their chemistry as a married couple wears priceless and adorable.

It was a very long day and I felt informed throughout the whole day as to where we were headed, how long we would be at each stop, valuable information about each location and plenty of time to enjoy and take photos. The bus was kept warm and allowed us to dry out between stops from places where it rained a lot.

Overall it is a long day but every stop and photo opportunity was breathtaking and amazing. It was well worth the ticket price as well at the ability to knock off so many sites in the Scottish Highlands all at once. I would highly recommend this company for its professional, safe and absolutely personalized experience.

I cannot thank Sinclair and Cathleen enough personally for such a warm and hospitable experience.
Written 27 October 2021
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Hi littlebiggar1979 Thank you for your detailed and in depth review of the Dunnett's Skye tour! It sounds like you had a fantastic trip with them and its wonderful to see that you enjoyed their chemistry! We hope you'll come back and join us for another tour in the not-too-distant future. Best Wishes Martin
Written 2 November 2021
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Naroa
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
An unforgettable experience
It was a magical and incredible experience. Our guide, Ray, was phenomenal. You could tell he really enjoyed his job and because of this he made the day more memorable. Everything was great; the places we visited, the history, the scottish music. I would recommend it to everyone!
Written 24 October 2021
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Hi Getaway Thank you for your review of Ray's Skye tour! We really appreciate your recommendation and I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your time on tour! Best Wishes Martin
Written 25 October 2021
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dorotheeh437
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Scottish highlands
I was very happy about, that almost half of the tour was going throughout the Scottish highlands and we could enjoy
dawnteach
dawnteach
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Wonderful Holiday
Visited all these places recently. Thought the person at Dunrobin Castle entrance was a bit po-faced, miserable and
Susna
Susna
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Great day trip
Did the Isle of Skye one day tour, Our guide Ray regaled us with lots of stories and music and was very entertainin
quickstoptees
quickstoptees
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John O’Groats - great tour
We took this tour with Martin who was an excellent guide with exceptional knowledge of the highlands. The tour was
quickstoptees
quickstoptees
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Loch Ness tour was fantastic.
We took this tour with Ryan who was an excellent guide with exceptional knowledge of the highlands. The tour was pe
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helenbC4300UC
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Great trip, highly recommend
Brilliant trip, Ray our all round guide was superb, his knowledge of all aspects of the area, the history, the musi
jon o
jon o
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Unmissable Tour
Was fortunate enough to try this day trip. Basically I wanted to go John o groats and thought I’d give this a whirl
jacquie17
jacquie17
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Amazing day.
Our guide for the day was Malcom. He was excellent. So interesting to listen to and so knowledgeable. We really e
margaretcY742HH
margaretcY742HH
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Enjoyable day.
The tour commentary by our guide Ray who was knowledgeable and passionate about Scottish history enriched the exper
bethgQ2765ST
bethgQ2765ST
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Brilliant day
Had an incredible time in this trip with Ray. He made the whole experience so much better with his passion for Scot
594ruthl
594ruthl
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Worth every penny
Fantastic trip up north! Ray was a great guide, very informative and quite dramatic retelling of the stories. Loved
tonijt
tonijt
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Great day seeing this part of Scotland at its best
This tour was really enjoyable. Lots of lovely scenery and enjoyed the minibus taking us out of town and seeing the
814lynner
814lynner
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Awesome trip!
Well, what can I say? What a brilliant trip. Our driver/guide was Ian. He was brilliant! He kept us entertained all
Battolo
Battolo
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Relaxing and enjoyable tour
Conducting a bus tour in COVID times is not easy yet the tour company made it a really enjoyable experience. We wer
Mactosh1809
Mactosh1809
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Thoroughly recommend to others
Beautiful scenery, Malcom is a great tour guide very informative great safe driver giving us a very educational nar
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