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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 today

We did the full day tour to skye. Our guide was Alan. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. He was also a great driver which is important on some of the one lane narrow roads. We were incredibly lucky to have a remarkably clear, sunny day...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Judyeek
Reviewed today

We were a bit leery of doing anything that requires an 11 hour committment but four of us threw caution to the wind and signed up for the Happy Tour 8 person van tour from Inverness to Loch Ness, Dornan Castle and the Isle of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David S
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks David for this great review for Bryan, and your recommendation We are so "happy" when we can deliver a great day to our guests despite them having initial reservations about the tour length and content. The day really does just fly by......especially when you're...More

Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I had an absolute fabulous time with Bryan. He made the tour personable, creating an atmosphere where it felt like we were traveling with a good friend. Bryan not only told us about the history, land, and nature, but included details about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cdntravelgirl14
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Bryan will love his 10 star review! Thanks so much. We love you felt you had made a good friend in Bryan, he is a master in all things to do with Skye and can give some great recommendations and pick some wonderful photo stops....More

Reviewed yesterday

Thank you, Bryan, for an informative and incredibly breathtaking tour!! Truly loved learning about each of the features within the Isle of Skye! I cannot wait to return for a third time!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa M
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Lisa for this seperate review for Bryan. Once again we are so "happy" you had such an enjoyable tour and learned so much. Slainte mhath.

Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was so much better than its description. Our tour guide Mike did an incredible job sharing Scotland’s history, pointing out landmarks with their stories, and made sure to stop for all the breath taking views of the landscape. He was funny, courteous and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kerr14333
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for such a great review for Mike. We love you so enjoyed the history and the breathtaking views of the tour. It's nice to see a different stop featuring as your highlight (well is it really different?), you have to come to...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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