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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Check out the Isle of Skye on a day trip from Inverness. With a Scottish local in a kilt as your driver-guide, you’ll discover the history behind the island plus some famous landmarks along the way. Pass Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then cross Skye Bridge to spend time on the island itself. Visit the town of Portree, travel through the Cuillin mountains, and discover beguiling natural sights such as the Old Man of Storr. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
  • Discover the Isle of Skye in just one day
  • Pass Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and other highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Inverness included as an added convenience
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
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Bottled water
Professional driver
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned bus
Gratuities
Lunch (own expense)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to Urquhart Castle
Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle
7 Ness Walk , 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK

Leaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meet at 8:20am for tour departure at 8:30am

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, dress comfortably
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (ages 6-17)
  • Due to the duration of this tour, not recommended for children under 6 years of age
  • Slightly uneven terrain, which is approximately 1 kilometer in total and will be over several tour stops. The longest walk is 300 meters
  • Not wheelchair accessible; some locations are not wheelchair accessible
  • Booster seats are available upon request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Happy Tours Scotland Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness.

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  • "It was a long day - 11 hours - but well worth it." See review
  • "We highly recommend Happy Tours for the small group experience, the guide's attention to details and safety, and the FUN." See review

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star-5
Highly recommended trip with excellent guide
Peter_H
, May 2022
Our guide - Greg - was fabulous: knowledgeable, friendly, with a great natural sense of humor. We shared our experience with friends in the United States who immediately requested pictures and more details. The scenery was breathtaking throughout the trip but Greg contributed greatly to making it a wonderful experience. - The minivan was very clean, the temperature was comfortable throughout the trip. We left on time and returned exactly on time - good for making plans. We very highly recommend this trip, especially with Greg.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Peter for the great review for Craig. We always try to be punctual as we are super aware of time being precious when you are on holiday. We love you enjoyed the humour and right away recommended us to your friends, thank you so much. Haste ye back
star-5
Take this your!
karajeffries02
, May 2022
Our tour guide Drew was amazing! He was so kind and seemed to really love his job. He made sure we saw everything and even searched for highland cows at the end since the regular ones were too far from the fence. 5stars!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much for the lovely review for Drew and his 5 stars! Our guides really do love their jobs, it's so interesting for them to meet you all and let you learn about our wonderful area. Glad you got to see the coos! Haste ye back.
star-5
Loved our tour and the...
Barbara_S
, Apr 2022
Loved our tour and the guide Stuart! It was a lot of fun, the right amount of information, and the isle of skye was a BEAUTIFUL must visit!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Barbara for a great review for Stuart. We absolutely agree that Skye is truly beautiful. Glad we got the mix of fun and facts just right for you. Haste ye back
star-5
Wonderful Tour
Alfred_M
, Mar 2022
Craig was a wonderful host who showed us the beauty of Skye and the surrounding areas. He shared a lot of Scottish history with us while also making it fun and entertaining. My wife and I throughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Alfred for leaving a great review and recommendation. We are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed Skye so much with Craig. We love our guests to have a fact filled but fun tour with us. Haste ye back.
star-5
A nice, compact day trip...
Aamod_D
, Dec 2021
A nice, compact day trip if you would like a taste of Skye covering major tourist spots, with the very friendly and interactive guide - Drew.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Aamod for the kind review for Drew. We hope you have a happy new year with lots of travelling. Haste ye back.
star-5
An Excellent Introduction to the Highlands
MunLeong_C
, Dec 2021
Excellent tour with an equally excellent driver/guide in the form of Drew from Happy Tours. Time keeping was spot on, commentary insightful throughout the journey, stopped at places that mattered. We had a wonderful introduction to the Scottish Highlands on this exceptional tour. Whilst the views were panoramic, our guide (Drew) helped put it all together to make it a memorable holiday for us. Thanks Drew.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Exceptional Tour.... wow! Thank you so much for the great review for Drew. We love you enjoyed Drew's knowledge and expertise as well as the wonderful views. Haste ye back.
star-5
A highly recommended tour! Had a great time.
Barinder_A
, Dec 2021
It was a great day out, Drew was an excellent guide who had a great knowledge of the history and heritage of Inverness and Skye. Eilean Donan and stopping to admire the breathtaking views of the Lochs and Glens along the way were the highlights for me. Even the less than ideal weather could not ruin what was a fun day out. Thank you for making the day so memorable! Will revisit the City and Isle again in the Summer im sure.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you so much for leaving Drew such a great review. It’s just as beautiful here in the poorer weather as when it’s fine. There is always lots to see and do. We really hope you return in the summer and we can let you see more of our wonderful area. Haste ye back.
star-5
Cracking tour and ran like clockwork
John_B
, Oct 2021
Sensational tour with Happy Tours and the highlight of our week long stay in Scotland. A truly authentic experience, we witnessed some of the most astonishing natural scenery in and around Skye, walked in the footsteps of legends at Eilean Donan, gazed at the Highland "coo" and ate the best fish & chips of our life in Portree. Drew was a conscientious and knowledge guide, and kept a nice personal touch throughout. John & Wai, London
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much John and Wai for the fab review for Drew. We are really "happy" you had such a great time in Skye and it was the highlight of your week long trip in Scotland. Drew loves to entertain our guests and impart some of our highland hospitality. Haste ye back!
star-5
To Skye and back with the man in the kilt
James_M
, Oct 2021
We experienced many memorable moments on our tour Our guide and driver Drew was extremely knowledgeable about the area and had many tales to tell witch made this a very pleasant and interesting day out
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you James for leaving a great review for Drew. We are so "happy" you created some memorable moments from this trip. They will be lovely to discuss when you are back home again. Haste ye back
star-5
A great day
Michael_R
, Oct 2021
Robbie was hilarious. Made it such fun. The day was perfectly timed and very enjoyable. The day was perfect!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Michael for leaving Robbie a great review. We are really delighted you had such a "happy" time on the tour and had such fun. Haste ye back
star-3
Isle of Skye
Deanna_A
, Sep 2021
There were plenty of pluses & minuses, Drew was entertaining & a lovely character, he tried to make the best of what must have been for him a tiring drive. The Windows constantly steamed up in what was meant to be Airconditioning & 8 people in a small elbow to elbow minibus was a bit gruelling & not enjoyable where you are changing seats with people having been in heavy rain. Drew was quite wonderful even shared a tot although there was no included bottled water or eating or drinking on the bus. A mixed bag, would we go again? Yes but only if there were less people or a bigger bus. We’ve been in a bigger minibus touring in tight roads in the Highlands, if Drew had one it would be top score.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so sorry you did not fully enjoy your tour to Skye with Drew. Drew is a great guide and was really trying to ensure everyone had the best possible tour in the poor weather condition. The airconditioning was working however it was warm as well as wet causing the windows to steam. We apologise you didn't get your bottled water, this must have been an oversight as there are plenty of supplies in the rear of each vehicle. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
star-5
Fantastic
Louise_B
, Sep 2021
Absolutely loved this trip, weather was beautiful and Bill the tour guide was really knowledgeable and such a lovely man
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you such Louise for taking time out to leave such a kind review for Bill. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip to Skye and even has some beautiful weather. Haste ye back.
star-4
Isle of Skye is breathtaking
Satish_P
, Aug 2021
We really enjoyed the trip. Excellent logistics and the tour guide, Robbie, is very knowledgeable and friendly. There multiple stops on the way. The views from Lochalsh are breathtaking and would have liked to spend a little more time there in return for cutting out some of other stops. Isle of Skye has so much to offer and a few hours is more of a taster for future trips.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Satish for a lovely review. We love you enjoyed the tour and all the spectacular views. Robbie is so knowledgeable and loves to let our guests enjoy the history. Haste ye back
star-5
Day trip to Isle of Skye
Herdeep_M
, Aug 2021
Great day trip to Isle of Skye spectacular views on the way and on Skye Drew our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny and kept it interesting all day
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for this lovely review. We're really "Happy" you enjoyed your guide Drew so much, a great guide is the making of a great tour. Haste ye back
star-5
Just book it!
Elizabeth_M
, Aug 2021
If you want to experience just a small bite of the highlands, this is how to do it! Coming from Texas, this was mind blowingly beautiful!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Elizabeth . We love you enjoyed the beauty of the Highlands so much. It's very different from Texas but both are lovely in their own way. Haste ye back.
star-4
More does not mean better.
Nasrin_I
, Aug 2021
Our guide Drew was very helpful and made us all feel welcome. For improvement, I do think that certain things can be cut out to improve the quality of the tour. For example, no need to stop over to view Urquhart castle….. instead head straight for Eileen Donan Castle to have 1.5 hours time to explore and really take in the breath taking scenery (as well as have a toilet break). Isle of Skye - you need at least 1.5 hours to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the lunch break. I know the aim is to pack in as much as possible, but more does not mean the experience is better. I would suggest that there are two main points of interest for the trip (Eilean Donan castle and Portree) and also include a fifteen minute stop over by one of the mountains to take in the amazing scenery (outside the car) and have a mini walk and photo opportunity. That would be better than lots of small stops. Adding half an hour to the tour to enable visitors the time to enjoy the places they visit would be worth thinking about.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for leaving the comments regarding the tour to Skye. While each of your points seem valid t we have taken many years to refine the tour to suit the majority of our guests. Urquhart Castle for example is a great guests pleaser. We love you still enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Slaint mhath.
star-5
Isle of Skye
Luke_S
, Jul 2021
Great day trip to see amazing Isle of Skye. The views are great, the castles breathtaking and the glens mesmerising. Portree, a small fishing village, is charming and the food in local restaurants is great. And our guide Drew was brilliant too!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for leaving Drew a grand review. You really sound like you had a very "happy" tour with us and appreciated all the tour has to offer. It's great to immerse yourself in out Highland culture and just enjoy it to the full. Haste ye back
star-5
Day tour to Skye
James_E
, Jul 2021
Had a great day on this tour with our driver Drew who was very informative throughout the day. The scenery was lovely and we had many stops throughout the day and a lovely lunch from the Granary in the square at Portree in Skye.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks Dianne for taking time to leave the tour and Drew a lovely review. We love to be informative as well as fun and we love you enjoyed all the stops. Portree has so many lovely places to eat, the hardest part is making the choice! We hope you tour with us again soon.
star-5
Isle of Skye tour
Carl_H
, Jun 2021
It was a great trip and Robbie the tour guide was ace I would definitely recommend it to anyone well worth the price 😎👍
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. Robbie will be delighted to be called "Ace", he is a popular guide and loves our visitors. We're please you found us value for money. Slainte mhath!
star-5
Would strongly recommend
David_B
, Jun 2021
Interesting day, our tour guide, Robert was excellent. Plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Would strongly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much David for leaving a review for Robert. We are really "Happy" you found Robert excellent and loved all the photo stops. Haste ye back

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