2 Day Isle of Skye with Fairy Pools Tour
This tour is not running in 2019, book it now for Summer 2020!
A 2 day tour picking up from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Then heading to the West Coast and to the Isle of Skye. The Fairy Pools, Neist Point, Trotternish with the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing to name a few.
From Inverness our first stop is Loch Ness, one of the world’s great lakes. The beautiful scenery starts the minute we leave the city, you are in the Highlands! You will journey towards the mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. The castle commands splendid views of the famous Loch and the Great Glen.
Urquhart witnessed considerable bloody conflict throughout its 500 years as a medieval fortress, and today is a grand ruin with views out to the main Nessie-sighting “hotspot”. Catch a glimpse of the famous monster! Take a million dollar photograph!
Leaving the Great Glen we head West.
You travel through an area of soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and wild moorlands as we traverse through Glen Sheil under the shadow of the Five Sister’s of Kintail.
A short drive from here takes us to the unforgettable Isle of Skye. The views from Skye Bridge can be breathtaking, your first site of the wonderful Cuillin mountains.
We drive you to the Fairy Pools, where you walk with the supernatural through fairy-sized landscapes and forests, rock castles, and their most famous baths, the Fairy Pools, you must take the fairy oath. Please wear waterproof clothing and footwear, as we travel to fairy land by going underneath waterfalls, a drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains. The pools are located in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Skye. The fairies regularly bathe here, in the crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Weather permitting, you can swim in the pools of the river, one of the UK’s best wild swimming spots. Have fun diving under natural arches and waterfalls, but please do not spy on the fairies, as they can easily take offence!
You travel to the far west of the island to the dramatic Neist Point. This is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. Here we transport you to the edge of the world, with its beautiful scenery, awesome skies and endless ocean. Come with us and see for yourself why Skye has been voted by National Geographic as the fourth greatest island visitor experience in the whole world!
We start the day with a short drive we stop at the charming Fairy Glen. This is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside.
Bend down to search for elves in the glen’s miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!
We make it to Rha waterfalls, called by some as the hidden waterfalls, certainly off the beaten track, hear you can do some more Wild swimming.
Next up is the Quiraing, a landscape used in many sci-fi films, and known for its other-wordly rock formations and stunning vistas. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.
We stop for lunch in the wonderful town of Staffin at the bottom of the Quiraing overlooking the Island named after the later.
We travel on southbound, We make a stop at Kilt Rock, the dinosaur stamping ground of Skye with its rich fossil heritage. This whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum in stone. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land and the history of it’s people.
South we travel to the Old Man of Storr, one of the iconic natural features on the dramatic Trotternish Ridge.
The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, rising to a height of 720m. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, taking in a stunning cliff top view out to the islands of Rhona, Raasay and the mountains of Assynt.
The tour takes in large parts of the eastern side of Skye with it’s awesome skies and endless ocean, before heading south and back over the Skye Bridge to the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Then on to Eilean Donan Castle.
The castle is the most visited in the Highlands and arguably the most beautiful. What a wonderful sight it is, sitting at the corner of three lochs!
You will have the opportunity to take a tour of the castle, the stronghold of the MacRae clan and the headquarters of James Bond’s M in “The World is not Enough”. Wonder at the castle’s amazing array of ancient weaponry.
Our route back to Inverness takes us across a large expanse of wilderness, well off the tourist trail and you will enjoy a secret stop before visiting the wonderful Rogie Falls before returning to the city.