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

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Enjoy a day trip exploring Isle of Skye in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax as your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide takes you on a journey through Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Old Man of Storr and much more. Eat a 1-hour lunch in Portree (own expense). Take home precious memories on this small-group tour that is limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience.
  • Explore the Isle of Skye in comfort by air-conditioned bus with your guide
  • Easily reach remote attractions including Eilean Donan Castle and Portree
  • Enjoy free time to explore the island’s top sights on foot at your leisure
  • Small-group tour (eight people) ensures personal attention from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Inverness, board your air-conditioned bus, and head into the Scottish Highlands to begin your full-day tour. Pass top attractions including Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle while your guide sheds light on Scotland’s colorful history. Explore the Five Sisters of Kintail and 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, then cross the sea to the remote, beautiful Isle of Skye. Drive through the Cuillin range and admire sweeping views over the rugged countryside. After a seafood lunch (own expense) in Portree, explore the town and learn about the volcanic activity that formed the region’s rocky features including the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. At Kilt Rock, gaze across to the Torridon hills and admire the mighty rock pillars and waterfalls for which the area is known.  Enjoy free time in the pretty village of Kyle of Lochalsh before returning in comfort to Inverness, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide, Robert, was fun, knowledgeable and made sure we were comfortable during this long day trip to the Isle of Skye from Inverness. He contributed historical facts as we discovered the breathtaking Highlands and the complex history of Scotland. Robert also made us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Starfish2018
maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such a kind review for Robert. We love that you have made a memory with us that you will cherish forever. The highlands are indeed breathtaking and having a knowledgeable guide is a real advantage. Having a laugh is always a bonus....More

Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to land Robert as a tour guide who was so warm and welcoming, not to mention knowledgeable! He was a running commentary on the history of Scotland in between all of our stops - any little detail about the area or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nelson89
maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Wow this is a wonderful review for Robert. It's so great ,as your husband mentions, to have a knowledgeable driver taking the strain so you can just sit back and enjoy the views and commentary. In a small group you can relax, have fun, and...More

Reviewed yesterday

This was my first tour with Happy Tours. I normally use another company. I was very impressed. Bryan was an amazing guide who was very friendly and informative. Skye was amazing and the places we stopped were gorgeous. Would definitely use them again. My only...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Matthew P
maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are delighted Bryan impressed you when you have travelled with other companies previously. We do find that by the afternoon in high season that some of the sights are very busy and we visit them earlier than others to ensure you get a great...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly wonderful tour with Mike. All the interesting facts delivered with humour along this very long and beautiful route. The mountain roads are narrow and winding, but the view from the mountain tops near the Old Man of Storr is magnificent. Mike’s historical notes and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Louise for such a great review for Mike We are delighted you had an excellent tour over in Skye with Mike and loved the views from the Quiraing over the mountain tops.It's great to get humour along with facts, it makes them so easy...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you to Robert our tour guide. If this is Roberts’ boss reading this then I’d like to confirm what you already know, Robert is your best employee. He was informative, caring and kept everyone engaged. Please let him know that a Georgia Overdrive is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MikefromMississauga
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Mike for leaving Robert a wonderful review. We love you want us to know what a great employee Robert is. All our guides are our best assets, we value them very much. It's fab you had such a great time and we will make...More

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14 September 2019|
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Response from maninthekilt1 | Property representative |
The fairy pools can be included in the tour if you wish to book a private tour.
13 September 2019|
Response from maninthekilt1 | Property representative |
HI there Yes we certainly do have private tours for two people. Just head over to our Happy Tours Scotland webpage to see all our information. Look forward to hearing from you
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