Hike to the Fairy Pools

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The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Hiking Tour from Inverness

On our Skye Hiking Tour

The Isle of Skye Hiking Tour departs from Inverness Bus Station at 8.15am, where you will board a well-appointed 16-seater executive mini-coach. Accompanied by an highly experienced driver guide, who is trained to lead hiking tours, you will embark on a 13-hour hiking adventure to the Isle of Skye. Highlights of the tour include;

Eilean Donan Castle

This castle is one of the most photographed in the world, and with good reason too! Its stunning coastal location and impressive stature makes for a wonderful shot, so get your cameras ready.

We will spent around 10 minutes here at a classic viewpoint across the water. Please note that there is not enough time to visit the castle. 

The Skye Bridge

We journey over the bridge, hearing the story of its inception whilst enjoying breathtaking views of The Misty Isle and its neighbours (hopefully, if the sun is shining!)

Fairy Pools

Take a walk up to see the crystal clear waters of the Fairy Pools, set to a beautiful backdrop of the imposing Cuillin Mountains. You will have plenty of time to hike to the pools, and further if you wish, whilst enjoying the splendid beauty of your surroundings.(90 minute stop).


We would recommend taking a short walk to see the famous pastel-coloured houses or, for beautiful harbour views, head up to the Apothecary Tower. This is also your opportunity to pick up some lunch, with a packed lunch pre-ordering service offered on-board our mini-coach (40 minute stop).

Old Man of Storr

We will hike from the carpark up to the base of the Old Man of Storr. This hike is steep and is approximately 3 miles (5km) in total.

From the base of the Old Man of Storr there are fantastic views of the surrounding rock pinnacles, and out to the surrounding islands. (2 hour stop).


Are we saving the best until last?! You can make up your own mind when you get to this stunning location! You can either have a wander at your own pace, or join the guide on a very short walk to get up closer to the dramatic mountain ridge of the Quiraing. (40 minute stop).

The journey home

Sit back and relax, you deserve it! You will return to Inverness at 9pm with photos galore, and memories to last a lifetime.

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From £129 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — September

Contact details

WOW Scotland

Stance 7
Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street, Inverness

Tour information


  • Drumnadrochit
  • Invermoriston
  • Inverness City Centre


1 Day


  • Small coach


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Castles
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From £129 Per Adult £129 Per Child

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WOW Scotland

See Scotland with the people who know it best on our award-winning tours from Inverness. Our Ultimate Isle of Skye tours enables you to experience top sights including The Fairy Pools, The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Cuillin Mountains and Portree. Our Skye Hiking Tour is perfect for those who want to get out and really explore the magnificent landscapes. For those arriving by cruise ship, our shore tours from the Port of Invergordon enable you to explore the very best of the local area. We don’t just offer tours, we offer an opportunity to fall in love with the place we call home!

Opening times

0800 - 2000

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