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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness provided by Happy Tours

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

Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
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The Isle of Skye is widely considered the jewel in Scotland’s crown, but its isolated location makes visiting a challenge. On this full-day tour from Inverness, travel by air-conditioned bus through the Scottish Highlands to remote attractions including Eilean Donan Castle and the harbor village of Portree. Explore on foot during your free time, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to eight people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.  Enjoy free time in the pretty village of Kyle of Lochalsh before returning in comfort to Inverness, where your tour ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.  Enjoy free time in the pretty village of Kyle of Lochalsh before returning in comfort to Inverness, where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48092P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Urquhart Castle
  • Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dornie
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Urquhart Castle
  • Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dornie
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Happy Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Caledonian Canal
  • 2
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Loch Cluanie
  • 4
    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Portree VisitScotland iCentre
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Old Man of Storr
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Hectors Bothy
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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wjohnjack
Bel Air, MD10 contributions
Great trip
Bill was a kind, very attentive and knowledgeable guide. His driving and commentary were exemplary. Thank you For an awesome day
Written September 25, 2021
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maninthekilt2
We are delighted you had an awesome day out with Bill to Skye. We also love the photos you have shared with us especially Bill in full flow. It's great you felt safe in the hands of a knowledgeable local guide. Haste ye back
Written September 25, 2021
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Vicky
1 contribution
Day trip to Skye
Great day out. Bill our guide was fantastic, his knowledge was outstanding. He made sure we had a great day and stopped many times for photo opportunities. Would definitely recommend this trip (and Bill)
Written September 24, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for the lovely review for Bill and your recommendation for our trip to Skye. Your pictures are beautiful, we love that you have shared them with us, it's great to have a guide to find all the best scenic stops. Haste ye back.
Written September 25, 2021
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Jacqui McQ
Glasgow, UK46 contributions
Jacqui
This was an amazing day out. Robbie our coach and driver of the 8 seater mini bus was great, full of knowledge explaining and telling us all the history on every stop he made on this trip. I would highly recommend anyone going to Inverness to book this trip you won't regret it , it was a fantastic day out for my 60th birthday, loved every minute of it. Overall Fantastic from beginning to end.
Written September 16, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you Jacqui for the great review for Robbie and for sharing all your lovely photos. We love the one of the Skye Bridge and also the one of Eilean Donan Castle. We are really "happy" you so enjoyed your 60th birthday with us. Slainte mhath!
Written September 17, 2021
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ellie
Farnborough, UK2 contributions
Scenery with no stress. Lochs, castles and legends
A full and informative tour starting at Inverness took us through beautiful scenery with friendly, personal anecdotes from our guide Drew. The bus was small but comfortable and clean. Drew stopped in several places for us to view scenery, castles and plenty of time in Portree for lunch. Would definitely recommend
Written September 16, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for your recommendation and the great review for Drew. We are very "happy" you were comfortable with us, and that you enjoyed you stop in Portree. Haste ye back.
Written September 17, 2021
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Francisco
1 contribution
Great Tour and Lots of Fun
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was an overall rich and fun experience. Lots of information about the Highlands and its culture, mixed with a little bit of fun trivia. We were a small group of just 2 couples, including ourselves, so it was a very tailored experience. Our guide, Craig, was very charming and funny, making us feel at ease and entertained all the time. It helps the weather was fantastic and we even got to see an amazing rainbow near the 5 mounts. All in all, a fantastic experience. And Loch Ness is ~745ft deep. I won't forget now.
Written September 16, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for leaving a lovely review for Craig . It's always a blessing to have fantastic weather and makes the sights just awesome. We love you enjoyed the facts and figures for our area. Haste ye back
Written September 17, 2021
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apeksha_arora
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2 contributions
Lovely day tour - comfortable and fun
Sep 2021 • Couples
Trip started nearly on time. Our guide Drew was calm and friendly. He was well aware of the locations, culture. Journey was interactive
and Drew shared several interesting facts. Though I was preparing myself for long tour but luckily It was well timed and we were happy to be back quite early around 5ish to Inverness leaving us with some energy explore city. On speaking with Drew about interest to attend whisky tour he was really sweet to help us with tasting while we were at a panoramic spot. I would definitely recommend them.
The only thing which was different was description of tour said 8 seater mini bus Mercedes Benz but we ended up in a Ford which was smaller. Well that being said still the journey was comfortable.
Written September 13, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you for the great review for Drew and your tour to Skye. We can't see where you got the van description from as we have always had Ford vehicles. That notwithstanding we are really glad you enjoyed the tour and the wee dram from Drew to whet your appetite for whisky. Slainte mhath.
Written September 15, 2021
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J T
2 contributions
Guide Drew was exemplary
Sep 2021 • Solo
Tours are as almost as much about the guide as they are the sites. A poor tour guide leaves you without a narrative about the places they take you. Drew (the guide for my tour) was filled with interesting and witty insight into each stop we had and the drive time was kept lively as he gave all sorts of anecdotes and facts about the things we were seeing. This tour involves quite a bit of van travel and the time spent in the car was interesting, amusing, and most of all - educational. Happy Tours uses clean and comfortable vans. Stops throughout the day were ample with Drew politely rounding up and stragglers. Fantastic itinerary and a very pleasant day.
Written September 13, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for the fab review for Drew on your tour to Skye with us. Skye is a fair way from Inverness and having the guide keep you entertained along the journey is paramount. It's great you enjoyed this so much and the variety of the itinerary . Haste ye back .
Written September 15, 2021
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Debbie H
1 contribution
Isle of Skye Day trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
Drew, who was our guide for the trip was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. The only thing Drew couldn’t manage was the weather but that didn’t stop us enjoying the experience. We would definitely go to Skye again.
Written September 11, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you Debbie for the lovely review for Drew. We love when our guests are just as "happy" with the tour, weather or not! It's still beautiful on Skye whatever the weather. Haste ye back
Written September 12, 2021
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Wynonna P
11 contributions
A very happy tour
Sep 2021
Excellent tour Drew our guide was very passionate about giving us the best experience he could. The weather wasn’t the best but we had a wonderful day so much so we will be visiting again the Eilean Donan Castle, which we stopped at on the tour.
Written September 10, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you for leaving Drew such a lovely review. I hope on your return to Eilean Donan you find the weather much better and can get some lovely photos. We're really "happy" you still enjoyed your day with us. Haste ye back
Written September 11, 2021
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Erin M
1 contribution
A Happy Tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Drew tried to give us the best experience possible despite the weather being against us, the tour was still exciting and beautiful
Written September 6, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for leaving a lovely review for Drew even when the weather wasn't at it's finest. We have such a beautiful area that rain never dampens the spirits, just presents a different picture. Haste ye back
Written September 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Magical Experience
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Brilliant tour and fabulous tour guide!
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Great guide!
Out tour guide Craig was brilliant, with a stunning amount of knowledge about history, but also a lot of humour to
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Highlands fun!
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Fantastic trip for us
The day was full of wonderful stories from Robbie. He is quite the character! Such a lovely man. This was a grea
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A tour not to be missed.
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Unforgettable tour!
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Absolutely worth it 😌
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Amazing tour with Bill
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Great trip with Rob
We had a great day with Rob. Knowledgeable, funny, made sure we were on time to see the train, and gave us sufficie
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AMAZING ROB
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Amazing tour , amazing guide
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