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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
Stuart is a gem!
henitakuntawala
, Aug 2022
Stuart was such a treat to have as our guide for the day! He gave us some very interesting facts, legends and tidbits about all of the sights from Inverness to Skye. Great way to spend a day in the Highlands!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
How lovely you enjoyed the company of Stuart so much. This tour is indeed a great way to spend a day with friends and enjoy the scenery. Haste ye back
star-5
History and laughs.
Carolyn_G
, Aug 2022
Our guide Stuart made our tour a memorable experience. He was engaging, we got history and a whole lot of laughs.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for taking time to leave Stuart a great review. It's our aim to have fun and keep people "happy" while still learning our history. Haste ye back
star-5
Absolutely Beautiful Skye Visit
Tina_S
, Jul 2022
Our group had such an amazing day touring some of the beautiful locations around Inverness and the Isle of Skye. Mike is an amazing guide that answered the hundreds of questions we had about this absolutely fantastic part of the world (there are no accurate descriptors for how breathtaking the landscape is on Skye). I highly recommend you book this tour if you're lucky enough to visit this region of Scotland.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks Tina, we love your group enjoyed the day so much with Mike. You are so right when you say words don't do the beauty of Skye justice. I bet you capture some amazing photos thought! Thank s for your recommendation and haste ye back.
star-5
Excellent experience
Jordon_B
, Jul 2022
Chas was an excellent guide and the sites were incredible. Chas was a character! He was full of loads of knowledge of the sites and general history. The small cohort of passengers was all ages, including a young person and he interacted well with everyone. It was the highlight of our time in the Highlands. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Jordon for the lovely review for Chas. We are so "happy" your tour was the highlight of your time in the Highlands. It's nice to interact with the guide and rally have some fun on the tour while enjoying the incredible sites. Haste ye back
star-5
Gorgeous Highlands!
Sheryl_Y
, Jul 2022
Guide (Ean) was terrific! Great information on culture, history and stories. Comfortable van with stops to break up drive. Highlands green velvet landscape a must-see!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Sheryl for the fab review for Ian. We love you felt very comfortable and really enjoyed Ian's history information and the views of our lush green landscapes. Haste ye back.
star-1
A huge waste of time and money
Carryn_E
, Jul 2022
Terribly disappointed, only spent 30 minutes at Eileen Donan Castle and then 1.5 hours at Portree. We spent essentially all of the rest of our time in the car while our tour guide kept talking about how he needed to rush back to Inverness so he could greet the guests at his Airbnb...... This felt like such a ripoff of our money. Would love to have spent more time on various different viewpoints across the Isle of Skye rather than just getting 5 minutes from a bad angle of The Storr and spending the rest of the time in the car. Possibly even further to some of the more scenic points like the cliffs and the waterfalls.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are so sorry you felt your tour was not up to your expectations. It is a long journey to Skye which necessitates being in the bus for quite a while. There are lots of stops for you to enjoy, perhaps ours were just not to your liking. The itinerary quite clearly shows you the stops and times before you book. The guides, no matter what their commitments are should never put personal needs before the needs of the guest. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Scotland nonetheless.
star-4
Nice bustrip. frendly...
JansyLisa_S
, Jul 2022
Nice bustrip. frendly guide. recomand the tour. Some more refrecments will be find. All in all a god trip to Isle of Sky.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review of your tour to Skye. As a guest do not be afraid to ask for more water on our tour.... it's there for your enjoyment . We love you still enjoyed the tour so much and the frienly nature of the tour. Haste ye back.
star-5
Beautiful day to see...
Steve_F
, Jul 2022
Beautiful day to see Skye, the Lochs, and castles. Mike was very entertaining and informative. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Steve for a lovely review for Mike. We are appreciative of your recommendation too, there's just so much to see and do in this fun packed day. Haste ye back.
star-5
A trip to remember
RoyErvin_S
, Jul 2022
Brilliant trip with John as a safe driver and a very knowledgable guide. A fine way to see more of the beauty of the Highlands and Isle of Skye.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the great review for John. We are really "happy" you had such a good time with him and felt so safe. There is so much to see and do around here and Skye is certainly beautiful. Haste ye back
star-5
Chas was an awesome guide...
Carol_S
, Jul 2022
Chas was an awesome guide on our full day tour of Skye from Inverness. The scenery, history and beauty of the area was spectacular. It was a relaxing day with our small group of 8, comfortable ride and charming Chas.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Carol for a fab review for Chas. We love you thought Skye was spectacular, it truly is. We are happy you felt so relaxed and enjoyed your small group of friends. Haste ye back.
star-5
Loved the Isle of Skye tour!
Roberta_B
, Jul 2022
Great tour to Isle of Skye! We had beautiful weather during our trip. The views are spectacular and the tour was well worth the cost. If you are traveling with other make a single booking to be together. We were a group of three couples but ended up in three different buses - returning at different times. We got some great pictures but better memories.
star-5
Must visit and take this tour from Inverness. Ask for guide John.
Surendra_S
, Jul 2022
Scotland is one of beautiful places in the world. Isle of Skye probably is the most scenic and beautiful. This tour is very economical as tours from Edinburgh are very costly. Our Guide John was knowledgable and he was explaining history and geography in a very friendly and jovial way. Towards the end of the tour, he offered Whiskey also to the group members. His communication is very effective,
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the lovely review for John. Skye is wonderful to visit and doing it from Inverness means much more time spent on the island. It's so nice to have fun and learn at the same time. A wee dram is a token of John's hospitality to our guests. Slainte mhath!
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.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for this family recommendation and the great review for John. We love you were all engaged and had a great time at the points of interest. Haste ye back
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.

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