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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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
490 reviews
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Jennifer L
Peterhead, UK3 contributions
Great day on Skye tour
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Had a great tour to Skye last week during a stay in Inverness. Robbie our guide was fabulous and kept us informed and entertained all day. Only gripe was we could have done with more time in Portree otherwise we can thoroughly recommend this trip. Thanks Robbie. Jennifer and Wullie Lauder.
Written October 17, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you Jennifer and Wullie for the kind review of your tour with Robbie. We love you enjoyed yourself so much, especially Portree. We give as much time as we can there to allow you to be able to see the rest of the sights on the island. Maybe it's a good excuse for a wee trip back again and staying on Skye for the full Skye experience ! Haste ye back
Written October 18, 2021
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Vivien W
London, UK2 contributions
The best day of my life
Oct. 2021 • Couples
It was honestly one of the best says of my life and I cannot put into words how beautiful it was. The drive was so smooth with spectacular views, and the stops were really enjoyable and left us enough time to stop and take photos.
All the lovely people who came on the trip got along really well and were all looking out for each other.
Our tourguide Drew was outstanding and made it a truly unforgettable trip for all of us, he was incrediblely kind and welcoming, accommodated the elderly couple that came with us really well and just told us the nicest stories about the Highlands and himself.
I got the return time wrong while we were on the Isle of Skye and got back to the bus 15 minutes late, but Drew made sure that I wasn‘t left behind and waited, which I‘m so thankful for!
I would highly recommend doing this to absolutely anyone who comes to Scotland.
Written October 14, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you Vivien for such a heartfelt review for Drew and you fellow travellers. It's lovely to really have such a fabulous day, and no way was Drew leaving you behind! We can all let the time slip by too much at times! You were just enjoying the moment. Your pictures are a real treat. Haste ye back
Written October 15, 2021
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James M
Lanark, UK1 contribution
Great day out
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our guide Drew was very friendly and knowledgeable and provided an excellent day out for all excellent tour
Written October 13, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you James for a great review for Drew. We love you had such a great day and really enjoyed your tour. Haste ye back
Written October 14, 2021
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Amrik T
1 contribution
Highland tour
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful tour of the Highlands and Skye. Loved the Lochs,waterfalls and castles. Our tourguide was really great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended
Written October 9, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you so much for taking time to review your tour with us and to recommend it. Lochs, waterfalls and Castles are what this area is all about and we are "happy" we could deliver these to you. Haste ye back
Written October 11, 2021
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pauline m
2 contributions
Superb
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Punctual departure in our very comfortable bus driven by a great character Robbie. A font of knowledge on our surroundings and it's history, geography geology, and put everyone at ease. The scenery speaks for itself. Our fellow travellers were great too.
Written October 6, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you Pauline for a fab review for Robbie. We love you enjoyed his company so much and that you met some nice folks on the tour. Haste ye back.
Written October 7, 2021
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Michaela
Nottingham, UK7 contributions
Highly recommend!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
A great day trip out if you are looking to explore locations near Inverness and the beautiful Isle of Skye. Drew was a fantastic guide, who along with his local knowledge and personality made the trip engaging and fun whilst sharing the best bits about the area. He ensured that we had enough time at either stop and went the extra mile to show us the highland cows. Would definitely recommend this trip as it ensured a very personable experience and was a great way to spend time here in Scotland.
Written October 6, 2021
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maninthekilt2
Thank you for the lovely review for Drew , for the recommendation and for the beautiful photos you shared with us. It's lovely to see our wee Highland Coos up close. Skye is definitely a must to visit if you're in this part of the Highlands. Haste ye back.
Written October 7, 2021
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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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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MiroullaStylianou
MiroullaStylianou
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A great day out
Craig was our guide for the day and what a great day it was. We were a small group of seven people and everyone hit
Trip73088
Trip73088
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Top Trip
This is a great day out. Our guide Drew made it really special. The format of the 8 seater vehicle is affordable y
936markd
936markd
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1-Day tour of Loch Ness, Beauly & Culloden Battlefield
Drew did a wonderful job with this one-day tour. A bit slower paced than some other tours we took around Inverness
hollykaypetre
hollykaypetre
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Would 100% recommend!!!!
What an ABSOLUTELY fantastic day. Craig was our tour guide and he was the best part of the day. His jokes, his kno
Diana K
Diana K
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A walk through history
Excellent day trip to take while in Inverness. Bill was our guide, and the man knows his stuff! He used to be a his
Ox4dExplorer
Ox4dExplorer
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Could not recommend enough
This tour honestly blew all of my expectations out of the water! From River Ness, to Culloden to the adhoc whiskey
lesliehR6380HW
lesliehR6380HW
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Very enjoyable….. a beautiful part of the world
An excellent tour with Drew a very good and knowledgeable guide it was a pleasure to spend the day in his company,
Audbod4u
Audbod4u
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Fun, informative way to bring history to life (with spectacular scenery)
From pick up to drop off I found our guide Bill approachable, friendly, extremely professional especially during cu
marcelpT180LN
marcelpT180LN
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Recommend
Brilliant tour with amazing views and a passionate guide who was there to always give us details about everything w
660malcolmf
660malcolmf
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Excellent
The contrast between the distilleries was amazing and all offered something unique. Our driver/guide Bill was a fo
Carolinapat531
Carolinapat531
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Magical Experience
I had a fantastic trip with Drew our guide today and we were extremely lucky to get great weather as well. I come f
Aimeeloulou87
Aimeeloulou87
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Brilliant tour and fabulous tour guide!
Though I'm not a whiskey drinker and was taking it rather easy on the tour, I had a fabulous time! Bill - our tour
Sheriour
Sheriour
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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
Caroline C
Caroline C
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Highlands fun!
The tour in the highlands was excellent! Our guide, Craig, was very knowledgeable and fun to be with all day. The o
R7511WHsteves
R7511WHsteves
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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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