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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.
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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
Wonderful tour
Matthew_S
, Jul 2022
Great tour of an absolutely beautiful piece of the British Isles. Our guide John was exceptionally friendly and accomodating, and there were plenty enough stops to keep even our youngest engaged (minus a short nap). Highly recommended by my family to yours.
star-5
A Day Out to Skye
David_J
, Jun 2022
Being a small party of 8 made it a pleasure. Our driver/tour guide Willie was great with his running commentary and local knowledge. Would highly recomend Happy Tours for a day trip, their vehicles were very comfortable and well equipped.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you David for a lovely review for Willie. We love you were comfortable on the tour and enjoyed the small bus experience. Cheers too for the recommendation for Happy Touring......haste ye back.
star-4
Good, but could've been better
alhussainalissa
, Jun 2022
There are many places on our way which we didn't stop at, but they looked much more beautiful than some of the ones we stopped at. A tweak to the itinerary will make it a 5-star tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for taking time to review your tour to Skye. It’s a matter of personal taste which views and stops seem important, we have finely tuned the itinerary to the most sought after which is a five star tour for most. Haste ye back
star-5
Perfect sunny day on skye
Dane_G
, Jun 2022
Stunning scenery! John the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and was very friendly. Cracking little whisky and shortbread to finish off too
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Dane for leaving John a lovely review. It’s great to have an expert to give you all the details. Each guide likes to give their guests a wee highland toast! Haste ye back
star-4
Isle of Skye 8 seater tour
Saurabh_J
, Jun 2022
Willie was a great guide and driver. He was informative and had answers to all our queries. It was a beautiful drive. I wish there were more stops on the way
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review for Willie. We love you enjoyed all the stops and all the knowledge. HAste ye back.
star-5
Brilliant
Michelle_S
, Jun 2022
John was a really good tour guide. He went into so much detail and was so friendly and down to earth. The tour was really good would go again
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Michelle for a great review for John. We love you enjoyed his tour so much you could do it again and found it so friendly. Haste ye back.
star-5
Great tour, despite the weather
Michelle_D
, Jun 2022
Chas was amazing and hilarious and brought the Scottish countryside and it’s history to light! Despite the rainy conditions, Chas made the experience fun and enjoyable as if it was a sunny day. Can’t wait to return to the isle of skye on a clear day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Michelle for the great review for Chas. We love he lit a passion for our history with you despite a dreicht day weather wise. You must definitely come back for the sunny version ! Slainte mhath.
star-5
Isle of Skye day tour.
Catherine_W
, Jun 2022
Robbie the tour guide was very engaging and informative. He put the health, safety and comfort of the guests first. The bus was clean and comfortable and Robbie was a very competent driver.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Catherine for leaving a lovely review for Robbie. We are so "happy" you enjoyed his information and felt the bus was clean, comfortable and above all safe. Haste ye back.
star-5
A nice 1-day tour of the Highlands
Ashutosh_D
, Jun 2022
Stuart was a wonderful guide. Pleasant, funny, easy to converse with regarding the various sights and history of the Highlands, and kept the whole group on schedule. This trip covered quite a bit of ground, albeit with very little time at each stop. Overall, a nice 1-day tour of the Highlands.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for such a nice review for Stuart. We love you found him funny and easy to talk to. We want our guests to feel like they are talking to a friend when they're on our tours. Haste ye back
star-5
Isle of Skye
Thomas_M
, Jun 2022
Stuart was a very knowledgable guide giving great insight into the history of all the clans and showing us the best spots for all the sights. Even gave us some surprise whiskey! Shame we didn’t see Nessie!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Thomas for taking time to leave a review for Stuart. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour, with Stuart's wee added dram. Nessie is so elusive.....you might see her next time! Haste ye back
star-3
Nice ride
Gloria_m
, Jun 2022
It was a very nice ride to see the beautiful mountains For me is was too long for a ride in car Wish there was more walking around or have a walking tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Gloria for leaving us a review. We're sad you felt it was too long in the bus, but The Isle of Skye is some distance from Inverness so it is a necessity I'm afraid. You are able to walk around in Portree at your lunch stop which you would have enjoyed I'm sure, and the other attractions too. Haste ye back
star-5
Perfect Scottish Highlands Day Trip
Lindsey_F
, Jun 2022
Robbie was the best tour guide and made this excursion an enjoyable experience! We had countless breathtaking views of the Scottish highlands, and learned a lot about the history and culture along the way. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Lindsey for leaving Robbie a great review and for recommending Happy Tours. You are so right when you say there are so many breathtaking views, we hope you captured some great shots. Haste ye back!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great driver!
Cordelia_S
, Jun 2022
We loved the stories and Stuart’s helpfulness. This really is a trip that deserves at least 2 days, but it was very nice to see all the highlights. Love the beauty of the Highlands.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review for Stuart. Skye really needs many days to fully appreciate the whole island but this tour gives as much as possible for a comfortable day tour. Haste ye back for more!
star-5
Face paced, but worth it!!
Brea_C
, May 2022
U.S. visitor here! Stewart was an AWESOME guide. Kept commentary to a minimum, while giving an ample amount of information about the sights. The pace of the trip was fast (most stops were kept to 5 minutes for pictures and leg stretching) but we covered A LOT of ground! He even stuck in a few extras to make the trip worth it. We were even lucky enough to have a dry and sunny day! Amazing sights and awesome company to have. Thank you!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Brea for a fab review for Stewart. Its great you found the tour friendly and enjoyed the company you were with. It's nice to be not absolutely filled full of chatter but to get a lot of information that is relevant. Skye is amazing and we hope you got some great photos. Haste ye back.
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.

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