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

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

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Overview
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.
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7 Ness Walk
7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UKLeaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meet at 8:20am for tour departure at 8:30am
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    Happy Tours
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    Pass by Caledonian Canal
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    Loch Ness
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Eilean Donan Castle
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Portree VisitScotland iCentre
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Quiraing
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Kilt Rock
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    The Old Man of Storr
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    Hectors Bothy
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
7 Ness Walk
7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UKLeaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meet at 8:20am for tour departure at 8:30am
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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 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
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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 - 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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cindynor41 wrote a review 23 Sep
Mill Valley, California326 contributions170 helpful votes
john mcgillivray coleman was the world’s best tour guide! Too much cool and kind stuff he did to mention but I wanted to post this picture of him clowning around with us.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for this lovely review! We love the picture...just shows the very essence of John. Haste ye back Cindy!
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Justin T wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
We had an excellent tour of the Highlands and Isle of Skye with our tour guide Deryk. Deryk was very knowledgeable of the Highlands and Scottish history, and was quite funny. The sites were amazing even though the weather didn’t cooperate with us.
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Response from maninthekilt1, Owner at Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you for leaving Deryck such a great review . It's a shame when the weather is miserable, but there's still lots of amazing sights to see . We love you found some new knowledge on the trip and had a fun time as well. Haste ye back
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JerJerBeaverton wrote a review Jan 2020
Beaverton29 contributions12 helpful votes
XLNT day trip! Top notch guide/driver! Made sure everyone had a great time. FAB scenery BUT I GOTTA SAY: the HAIRY COOS were the hilite of the day!!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for this great review. The coos are always a delight to our guests, so awesome when you get up close to them! We love you had such an excellent day trip and loved out driver/guide. We hope you return for some more with Happy Tours Slainte mhath!
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Chelsea B wrote a review Jan 2020
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Absolutely loved the tour. Drew was very professional and knew his hisotry and the way around the land. Would do again and reccomend to anyone visiting the highlands. 10/10 experience
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for this great review for Drew and for your recommendation. We love you had such a great tour with Drew. He certainly has a great knowledge of our area and loves showing our guests this beautiful country. Haste ye back.
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Becky T wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our tour took place on a Scottish weather day—rain AND wind and on a Sunday. But the trip with Wullie, our intrepid guide, was amazing! Seeing those landscapes in mist and light rain was magical. Wullie made sure to keep us informed of what was coming and the music on the way
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from maninthekilt1, Owner at Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for this lovely review for Wullie. It's great you enjoyed our tour, despite the weather . The Isle of Skye can be truly spectacular in all weathers, this time of year there's a whole different landscape to appreciate. Hate ye back.
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Susan O
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Fabulous Day tour to Skye
This was a lovely tour. We were a bit concerned how things would be with Covid but our tour guide Drew was great. H
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SallyS4
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Great Highlander experience and in a kilt!!
Last August, which is a bit ago, my husband and I took a Viking Ocean Cruise starting in Bergen, Norway and cruisin
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T939IVlisaw
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Amazing Day
From first point of contact, I was impressed with the service and ability to accomodate my requests, nothing was a
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Pacman1968
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Great experience with a Highlander
My cousin and I had a wonderful time on this tour and I would highly recommend it! Del was our tour guide (you cann
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Anne G
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Excellent Day Trip!!!
Morven was a phenomenal tour guide for our day trip to Loch Ness, Beauly Priory, Glen Ord Distillery, the Culloden
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Inverness
What a fantastic journey!! Del our guide was very informative and gave us a good scope of the Scottish culture. He
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ricardoi930
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A Highlander shows you the highlands
I went on this tour with our guide Del. It was a small group and he tried to tailor it for us. You can really see h
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Shayna215
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Amazing Experience
Del was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and tailored the tour to the group. I highly recommend him an
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Driver Drew
Thanks to Drew for making the tour really enjoyable. It was good to have commentary both on the bus and at the tour
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lukecX691HA
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An amazing 5* experience
I had an amazing time on the Highlander Tour with Happy Tours. Drew our tour guide was excellent, and was very know
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chloeroo
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Fantastic day out
Drew our guide made the day very special. Very accommodating and knowledgable and he even wore a quilt in the freee
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W8387MBhannahs
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The best experience ever!
My cousins and I went on this tour and our tour guide Ian was the best! He knew so much about the places we had gon
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PaoloGuzzini
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A journey across centuries
Our guide, Bill, has been great and the tour was amazing as well. He led us through an incredibile journey across
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Peege24
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Loved it
A great way to see a number of different things in one day. Gordon, our guide, was excellent and we felt very much
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HappyExplorer111
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Great Tour
Our guide Billy was a wonderful guide who was informative and friendly. Billy is a professional guide with a thorou
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  • Duration: 11h
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