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Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye

Highland Council, United Kingdom
Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye

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icon11 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

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Learn about the rich culture and see the unforgettable scenery of the Isle of Skye on this private tour of one of Scotland’s most famous western isles. See hills and glens as you travel through mountain passes and by lochs and rugged coastlines. Hear local folk stories and learn about the history of the area from your knowledgeable local guide. Explore historic castles, visit local villages, or take some time to sit and enjoy the views from on top of the world.
  • As this is a private tour, your guide can be flexible and include sights and stops that you want to visit
  • Spot local wildlife and iconic scenery from the comfort (and warmth) of your private car
  • Your local guide will take you to hidden parts of Skye you wouldn’t find on normal tourist routes
  • Pick-up from Inverness—look out for your kilted Highlander guide
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Great Customer Service
Relaxed atmosphere
engaging conversation
Kilted Vaccinated Guide
Sanitized Vehicle
Admission fee to Eilean Donan Castle: about £6 - £20/person
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Saint Marys Church , St Marys Church, 32 Huntly St, Inverness IV3 5PR, UK

Look out for a ginger Peugeot Traveller pulled-up in front of the Church driven by a Highlander in a Kilt.

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
12/8/2021 - 2/28/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.Complementary pick-up is available within 5 miles radius of Inverness City Centre. Please provide exact address OR let us know if you prefer to meet up instead at our meeting point (St. Marys Church). ​
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minumum 2 persons, maximum 7.
  • During the tour, always practice Covid prevention and courtesy.
  • Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing. Waterproof hiking shoes and jackets are highly recommended.
  • Luggages are welcome as long as they are reasonably sized for travel.
  • Pack lunch or snacks in case we miss restaurants/cafes lunchtime schedule.
  • Minors and Seniors must always be accompanied by their respective guardians.
  • We cannot accomodate travellers with high risk health conditions (i.e. expecting a baby, not feeling well), Infants or Children under 6 years old.
  • We reserve the Right to cancel bookings for full refund before your tour starts due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e travel restrictions, emergencies)
  • We reserve the Right not to be held liable for personal injury, damage or loss of property, missed travel schedules or any appointments thereafter. ​
  • We reserve the Right to refuse service due to unsettled fees, misleading information or any untoward behaviour in general.
  • If you have any underlying condition, don't forget to bring your prescribed medication or take them before your tour starts. Bring a bug spray if you are prone to insect bites during summer time, meds for motion sickness, etc. Your health, comfort and well-being will ultimately be up to you.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Aye Tours Scotland Ltd.
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye .
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Do it; John’s fantastic!
, Jul 2022
Loved John. The Hubs’s mom was born and raised in Scotland so he had lots to talk about and John was so easy to converse with; gave wonderful insight and filled in gaps that completed puzzles. The tour had the right mixture of his guidance and presence along with exploring time on our own. A truly lovely day and we can’t say enough about him. He asked us in the beginning if either one of us got motion sickness and we both said no. John was a master at a smooth ride but the roads are like ribbon and we could’ve used a Dramamine before we got started. But that one little blip has nothing at all to do with John. 10/10. Highly recommend. Aye, John. We hope you make it to Chicago!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review. It was an absolute pleasure taking you both. The Scottish craic was great on the day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again another, either back here in the Highlands, or maybe, you never know, in the Windy City. Tickets to see the Chicago Bulls are on me!
There can only be One Highlander…. John McGullvray
, Jun 2022
The whole day with “Uncle John” was fantastic!!! He’s got stories, he’s got history, and he’s definition of Highland Hospitality. Do yourself a favor and book any trip with him, all though it was a rainy day we made the best of it and had a great day up to Skye. Thanks John!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It was my pleasure to take you to Skye. Thank you for your great enthusiasm and also for such a nice review. Take care and hope to see you back soon.... Uncle J.
Unforgettable fun and adventure! CAN’T MISS
, Apr 2022
I knew I wanted to go to Isle if Sky when visiting Scotland, but never did I think I would have this much fun doing it! John is an amazing guide with a million stories and exciting ways of sharing the history of the land. The drive is beautiful - the views are 24/7 and AMAZING! He knows the best spots around the island and on the way up. I couldn’t recommend anything more. This is a day my mother and I will never forget! Beautiful, adventurous , informative, and a BLAST!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Chloe. It was fantastic being with you both, the views and the weather were terrific.. You were great company, a great laugh and both so very charming. Bon chance with your studies and we.hope to see back some day.
Perfect day trip to Skye
, Mar 2022
This is already a great itinerary for the Isle of Skye; but add in a personable friendly tour guide and the flexibility of picking what you want to spend time on, and you get the perfect day! The Scottish landscape doesn’t even seem real! John also shares some great history facts that bring the hills around you to life!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure taking you to Skye and showing you the island. The landscape, particularly The Quiraing has that epic, other worldly feel to it... My favourite place in the world. Thanks once again for coming there with us.
The best tour EVER
, Nov 2021
It's hard to put into words what a great experience this tour was. John was the kindest, most fun, personable, knowledgable, funny guide anyone could ask for. The tour was around 12 hours, and John had stories and facts of everything Scotland the entire time (thanks to him I'm now a football fan!), each more interesting than the last. As for the stops along the way... WOW. I have never seen more beautiful sites in my life and consider myself a reasonably well-traveled person. The day started with crazy rain and that couldn't take away from the beauty of it all (and a little bit of whisky helped warm us up), and then somehow it stopped and we got some blue skies and even more spectacular views. I could go on for days about this experience, but truly just do yourself a favor and book this tour on your visit to Scotland. Thank you John for truly the most epic day ever - Matt and I will be talking about it for years to come. It might have even been better than our wedding day! ;-)
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your fabulous review. You and Matt were great company and made the whole day a pleasure. I am delighted with that football top you bought and I know it will go down a storm in Boston. Haste ye back very soon.
Fantastic trip!
, Oct 2021
Thankfully we booked this tour! The guide John is really nice and responsible! It would not let you down!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for leaving me a review. It was wonderful meeting you both. The weather wasn't the best but you guys made it a fantastic experience.
, Jul 2021
My wife and I had a great time on the tour with John while visiting from London. We felt safe, not-rushed and well guided. Will be waiting for John to visit Mongolia back!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much. I learnt such a lot and had a great day with you both. I am packing my suitcase right now. Mongolia here I come. You guys were fab.

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