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Skye In A Day From Portree Visiting The Most Scenic Spots
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Skye In A Day From Portree Visiting The Most Scenic Spots

By Skye Scenic Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 5-70, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you onto the tour as there is no lunch stop


Start:
  • VisitScotland Portree iCentre, Bayfield House, Bayfield Rd, Portree IV51 9EL, UK
    At the VisitScotland Portree iCentre car park - 8 hour tour departs at 8.45am sharp, returning 4.45pm. Please make yourself known to your driver guide who will be in the minibus with Skye Scenic Tours written on the vehicle. *Not suitable for Cruise Ship passengers as time and itinerary are fixed*
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26663P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travellers with mobility/walking issues, reasonable fitness is required
    • Please bring a packed lunch with you onto the tour as there is no lunch stop.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26663P2

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      VisitScotland Portree iCentre
      Bayfield House, Bayfield Rd, Portree IV51 9EL, UK
      At the VisitScotland Portree iCentre car park - 8 hour tour departs at 8.45am sharp, returning 4.45pm. Please make yourself known to your driver guide who will be in the minibus with Skye Scenic Tours written on the vehicle. *Not suitable for Cruise Ship passengers as time and itinerary are fixed*
      See address & details
    • 1
      Fairy Pools
      Stop: 70 minutes
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    • 2
      Neist Point
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 3
      Dunvegan
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 4
      Fairy Glen
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 5
      Quiraing walk
      Stop: 25 minutes
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    • 6
      Kilt Rock
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 7
      The Old Man of Storr
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Skye Scenic Tours
      361
      Portree, Scotland
      Joined in September 2012
    • jennilies
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Guide drove into our car
      The tour may be a good experience. We did however get a REAL experiece, as the tour bus passed our car in high speed on a narrow road, in pouring rain, smashing our side mirror. The driver (most likely the guide) didn't offer any compensation although it was clearly his fault, and his car was totally unharmed... We got scared by his attitude when approaching us, and didn't demand the compensation we should have gotten. Watch out for these guys.
      Written June 27, 2023
    • A9003CIjuliab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking views
      Our views on this tour were just amazing. Donald, our tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. We told him he'd be a great extra in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie due to his accent lol. The only thing we weren't fully prepared for was the amount of walking that was needed at some of the sights. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the Isle of Skye in a day!
      Written April 16, 2023
    • christophertait
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceeded exceptions in every way! Magical "island of the mist” ✨
      We can’t say enough and a review won’t be able to convey the wonder of Skye and our amazing guide Donald. We are a couple from Canada and booked two days of private touring. Before we arrived Claire, was very helpful in pointing us into the right direction and help with our trip planning. Donald our guide is truly a delight and we felt like old friends by the end of our tours. Donald and his family is from Skye and shared his love of his home and history of the island with humour and is very knowledgeable including his mother tongue of Gaelic. Highlights of our first day, hiking the Old Man of Storr, bonus for the sunny day, visited Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Dunscaith Castle Ruins, Flora MacDonalds Grave, The Isle of Skye Brewing, Uig Hotel for lunch, Fairy Glen, and the peaceful St. Columba Island. Our second day we viewed Duvegan Castle (closed in November), Neist Point…a highlight with the dramatic reverse waterfalls, cliffs and lighthouse Dun Beag Broch ruin, Talisker Distillery, Oyster Shed for lunch and an amazing walk to the waterfalls and towering peaks at the Fairy Pools, before a final stop at the Isle of Skye Candle Company. The above is just some of the itinerary highlights, but having our wonderful local guide made this trip extremely special and will leave us both with amazing looking memories. Thank you so much Donald and Claire for sharing your Island with us. We where “Living the Dream” 😉
      Written November 10, 2022
    • 987margareto
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great day out - fun, informative and great scenery
      Somehow we managed to dodge all the rain showers and had a really enjoyable day exploring some of the highlights of Skye. Donald was both amusing and informative. A relaxing day and a great introduction to the island. Well worth the money and a trip we’d highly recommend. It was also good to have a non-driving day after so much travelling to get to Skye. Favourite stops were the Fairy Glen with its unusually shaped moraine drumlins and Sligachan falls with amazing views of the Cuillins. Many thanks Donald.
      Written September 29, 2021
    • Makiko123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful drive in Skye
      It was a great day out. I wouldn’t have been able to move around without a car and he showed us all the beautiful points. He is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed through out the journey. I recommend to everyone! Thank you Donald
      Written August 19, 2021
    • CydDesMoines_Iowa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stress-free tailored sightseeing with Donald
      We had two wonderful days off touring the Isle of Skye with Donald. He tailored the two days to our wishes and was flexible around the weather. It was so relaxing to have him drive and he's a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge. Highly recommend.
      Written October 29, 2020
    • John S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Donald brightened our day on our grand tour!
      Weather started off very foggy, but Donald was entertaining and knowledgeable. His explanations and descriptions were thorough and easy to follow. We loved learning the history and life on the island. Even some Gaelic (pronounce "gallic" in Scotland). As the weather was not ideal, he knew the island well enough to take us to all the important parts so that we enjoyed every minute. Thanks, Donald, for a wonderful trip. The isle of Skye is my favorite place in Scotland, and you helped make the experience worthwhile!
      Written October 10, 2019
    • Bet51
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Isle of Skye Tour
      We scheduled a private tour with Skye Scenic Tours (Donald and Clare Nicolson’s business) in August for 2 couples. Our tour guide was Roddy. First of all, Clare in the office, always answered our e-mails expediently with excellent customer service. The tour we took greatly exceeded our expectations. It was a personalized tour where Roddy picked us up at the Mallaig to Arnadale Ferry terminal in south Skye and completed our tour at our hotel in Portree. We selected our points of interest beforehand. Roddy was a wonderful and informed guide, who showed us Skye and entertained us all day. He was a very cautious driver and knew the roads and points of interest very well. We learned about the island, some history, many beautiful locations and got up close to some hairy Coos. He taught us some Gaelic words and showed his love for the island. We stopped for lunch and asked us about our needs along the way so we were in comfort. He also advised on our travels to our next destination. This tour far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend this tour and I would give it 10 stars if I could!
      Written September 14, 2019
    • mzmeowus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Grand Tour of Skye - Highlight of our Scotland Trip!
      This trip is a must do! Donald took us on the Grand Tour of Skye. Of all the tours I researched, this is the only one that gives you time to hike the Quiraing, which was the highlight of Skye and indeed our trip to Scotland. Most people visited the entrance to the Quiraing, this tour gives you the time (and maps!) to walk through it. All of Skye is magical and the scale and size of the Quiraing makes it remarkable. Because of the time allotted to the Quiraing, you won't have time for a leisurely lunch. Rather, we snacked throughout the day while on our walks or in Donald's van. Even if you take your own car, consider joining this tour. Donald is a local and sequenced the schedule so we would arrive at hot spots before the big groups. We also knows how to read the weather patterns. He knew what to look out for to determine whether the stop would have clear or cloudy weather. The pace of the tour was great - we did not feel rushed - and Donald is very entertaining. As the website states, you do need to be able to complete a 2 hour walk. The terrain is well marked. You don't need a walking stick but shoes with good tread are essential. I'd recommend waterproof shoes if you plan to spend time hiking in Scotland. It is a damp place!
      Written August 7, 2019
    • HowtoEmptynest
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Donald was great!
      Warm, positive and fun to listen to, Donald took us on the tour around Skye. The sites themselves are breathtaking and serene. Picture just don’t say enough. Thank you, Donald, for a pleasant day!
      Written August 3, 2019
    • Paul C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour of Skye with Roddy!
      As a family of three, we opted to do a private tour being that we had our 8 year old travelling with us. Roddy is kind and engaging. He took us to some truly magical places and we would not have been able to do this ourselves. First of all, the roads tend to be very narrow and often one way roads. Roddy handled them like the professional he was. Roddy was able to strategically plan bathroom breaks. We were able to chat about what we'd see next. He offered great recommendations and navigated through some ugly traffic situations. I'd recommend Roddy or anyone from Sky Scenic Tours!
      Written July 30, 2019
    • Anglecos
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skye tour
      This is a bit late in writing, I came at the start of June.... But here it is.. Roddy the tour guide was awesome, very dry sense of humour & his knowledge of Skye was epic, linking bits of Skye's history with the various countries people on the tour were from. Can't recommend the tour enough. A great way to see loads of y the island when you don't drive. {Would have liked to get a wee bit closer to the Old Man of Storr though}
      Written July 23, 2019
    • Stuart h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you do one thing on Skye make sure to do this!
      This toilet was the best thing we did during our week on Skye. It needed up just being us on the tour being that Saturdays are change over days on the island for most accommodations. This was no issue to our guide who was knowledgeable of the are and history of Scotland, funny and very accommodating. We had been to Dunvegan the day before ourselves and when we told him of this he automatically changed the route so we wouldn’t have to go back. I really can’t recommend this tour enough, we got some amazing photos and saw everything we wanted to see up close.
      Written July 23, 2019
    • leciel83
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very accommodating tour operator
      We were part of a cruise and Portree was one of the port of call. As the local tours offered by the cruise were full, we started to look for a tour on TripAdvisor. We found Skye Scenic Tour, which was a great find! We had only 6 hours and wanted to visit Talisker Distillery and some scenic places for some great photo shoot. The tour company created a great tour route for the family and we really enjoyed the overall experience. Thank you Skye scenic Tours !
      Written July 18, 2019
    • Alastair M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic trip despite the weather!
      We booked a custom tour, and Clare was very helpful as we sorted out the itinerary (despite being on holiday herself at the time!!). When we arrived, our trip coincided with some awful weather - low cloud and persistent rain. Nevertheless, Donald kept our spirits high with his unfailing good humour and extensive knowledge of all aspects of the places we were visiting, and was happy to make changes to our itinerary on the fly. As a result, the day was a resounding success and left us with many happy memories to take home. Truly outstanding.
      Written July 10, 2019
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    Morag H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best tours ever. The driver Donald is local and shares all his vast knowledge of Skye with his small group of eight passengers. All the stops are amazing. I can’t recommend this tour company enough. Thank you Donald and Clare for everything.
    Written April 10, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We're both thrilled to read that you enjoyed our tour so much, you were all a fantastic group of passengers that day which makes the day more enjoyable! Thank you for taking the time to write and to recommend our tour to fellow visitors coming to Skye, it is really appreciated. Clare also asked me to say a special thanks for the mention :)
    Written April 14, 2024
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    Srivatsa B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    This is a wonderful, informative, engaging tour of some of the more famous locations on the Isle of Skye. Donald is very funny but also knows the island inside out. He's also a fluent Gaelic speaker and never misses an opportunity to teach his passengers about the language, the history and culture of the island, and the origin of placenames. Nice minivan, too! My personal highlights were the Fairy Pools and the Quiraing, and I was really pleased that at every single spot we got ample time to explore the area. At the Fairy Pools, for example, we got an hour and a half – enough for a hike! My only comment would be that I would've loved a little more time at the Quiraing, say, another half an hour, but that's only a really minor point. This was excellent value for money as well and I will definitely recommend it to my family :)
    Written April 3, 2024
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review of my wee tour! We do try to hit the right balance with the itinerary and timings (the weather does have a bearing too) so its good to know that you feel there was ample time to explore each location. It was a pleasure to meet you and we definitely all had a great time exploring Skye that day - it was a fantastic group of passengers and you all definitely made the day enjoyable for me!
    Written April 14, 2024
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    W B
    Ann Arbor, MI37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Skye is lovely with the eastern side being my favorite section. Portree is just perfect. The drive to Uig to take in the Fairy Glen is lovely and the Glenn is quite interesting. Uig has limited offerings unless you are catching a ferry out to the Hebrides - which I encourage.
    Written October 29, 2023
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    So glad to hear that you enjoyed Skye and thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review!
    Written November 3, 2023
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    Richard N
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    If you want to see Skye and learn all about it, then you could not pick a better tour than this. From our crash course in Gaelic to the wonderful history of the island, the Fairies Pools to the Old man of Storr, Donald was a wonderful host.
    I can't recommend this enough for a full day out of exploring and memories.
    Written October 27, 2023
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    Thank you so much for your brilliant review, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed my wee tour the other day! I would also like to say a big thank you to you too for the WD40 tip - it worked :)
    Written October 29, 2023
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    Ashley V
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    An 11/10 experience for sure! Donald, our guide, was hilarious and knew everything to know about everything Skye. We saw all the most beautiful parts of Skye, and I could not recommend this tour more! There were 8 total strangers on the tour and by the end of it, Donald made us all friends! Donald, thanks for shuffling around our little “functional family” for the day. We were sad when it ended! Absolutely book this tour!!!!
    Written October 13, 2023
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    It was, for sure, a really great tour that day as you were a fantastic group! Thanks for helping to make it enjoyable for me too & for taking the time to write this amazing review. I'm thrilled to read that it met all expectations and you are happy to recommend to fellow visitors to Skye :)
    Written October 17, 2023
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    James Knowles
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    I'm so happy I did this! Donald is amazing and the views you take in are breathtaking! It was so worth it!
    Written October 10, 2023
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to write this! So glad you enjoyed my wee tour and it was great to meet you :)
    Written October 17, 2023
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    WandererRhendric
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although we had a car on Skye we took this tour to better learn about all the sites on Skye. Donald our tour guide totally made this trip! He had such great humor and knowledge! He was so kind. He took us to all the sites on the list giving us plenty of time to see everything. My husband enjoyed not having to drive and watching the scenery. It was a rainy day but Donald kept our morale high. He even took us to site that we didn’t expect. The special graveyard of St. Columba where the Crusader stone is. We never would had found that ourselves. Very worth the money. We signed up for this trip via Viator through Trip advisor. We would do it again!
    Written October 7, 2023
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    It was my absolute pleasure to show you the popular sites of this beautiful Island despite the weather and so glad you enjoyed the addition :) Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, we do so appreciate it!
    Written October 13, 2023
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    Marius
    Bonn, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Donald gave us an absolutely fantastic tour on the Isle of Skye.
    He is a very good driver and told us a lot of interesting facts about the island.
    He is born and living there, so you can't get a better guide than him.

    Just sit back and relax while you drive to every important sights on Skye.

    I would 100% recommend this trip for everyone who doesn't want to drive on the island or is traveling by bus/train through Scotland.
    Written October 6, 2023
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    I'm thrilled you enjoyed my wee tour and thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. It means so much that you are happy to recommend it to fellow travellers and I really appreciate your kind words.
    Written October 13, 2023
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    Pamela H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Solo
    This tour takes you to all the main scenic sites on a small minibus (eight passengers. The driver/guide, Donald, was great fun. and gave lots of information. It wasn’t the best weather, so he gave us the option of modifying the itinerary, which we didn’t take. There was plenty of time to get out of the bus and explore. Wear sturdy shoes! I would recommend this tour and it takes the strain out of driving round the narrow roads yourself.
    Written September 10, 2023
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful review, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the day and it really means a lot to us that you are happy to recommend my wee tour to others visiting Skye. It was great that you all decided to go for it despite the weather, sometimes its best just to go with the flow and embrace the elements :)
    Written September 16, 2023
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    AbbyMelbourne
    Melbourne22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    We had a great day on this tour today. Donald took us to some beautiful sites around Skye. He was friendly and interesting with his commentary along the way which made the experience very enjoyable. We had plenty of time at the locations we visited to get the most out of the day. The 8 seater bus was very comfortable with the air conditioning being very welcome on what was quite a hot day! I can highly recommend this tour.
    Written September 8, 2023
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review about my wee tour of Skye. I really enjoyed showing you this beautiful Island and amazed that I was also even able to organise good weather for you :) Its great that you feel comfortable in recommending the tour to fellow travellers. Wishing you all the best.
    Written September 16, 2023
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