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About
Happy Tours is a long established tour company based in Inverness offering the following tours: Isle of Skye Tour , Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield Tour , Glenfinnan and Great Glen Tour, Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery Tour and Bespoke Private Tours. For up to the minute information and circumstances please call or email and we will be happy to help.
Inverness, Scotland

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2023

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Jay M
Washington, NC5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We had an amazing eight hour day with Bill, our local and knowledgeable and passionate tour guide! From Castles to distilleries to battlefields and hideaway restaurants, and more this experience could not have been more informative and enriching!
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you so much Jay for the kind words for Bill. We are really delighted you enjoyed your tour with him and appreciated the variety of sights on offer all aptly brought to life by a great guide. Haste ye back
Written 14 February 2024
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Brighton, CO16 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
My sister and I traveled to Scotland in September, 2023. We had decided not to rent a car and drive. Of all our choices she chose this tour and we were not disappoInted. Lochness is not all about a monster. It is beautiful and well worth the trip. The Urquhart Castle is a ruin which has been preserved on Lochness. The view of the castle from the visitor’s center is brilliant. We made different stops before lunch and then to the Culloden Battlefield where a significant event in Scottish history happened. Finally we toured the Clava Cairns where if you are a believer (Outlander) there is a vertical stone that can be touched and possibly transport you to a different century. Malcolm wore a kilt and was a great guide and the 8 seater van was comfortable and much more intimate than a huge tour bus. Just do it❗️
Written 30 November 2023
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Thank you so much for the great review if your tour with Malcolm. This tour is great as you say for those with no car and gives a great flavour of everything our local area has to offer. Being accompanied by a kilted guide with lots of knowledge is a winner every time. Haste ye back
Written 2 December 2023
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Brighton, CO16 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
My sister and I toured Scotland in September, 2023 and one of our stops was Inverness. We chose not to rent a car and drive so she picked out this tour and not really knowing about the area we were not disappointed. It was guided by William in a kilt which was a nice touch which also gave you a taste of his clan loyalty. We traveled in a comfortable 8 seater van which made the trip much more intimate. The itinerary was interesting. The view of the Dunrobin Castle from the garden level is unforgettable. At the last stop at the Glenmorangie Distillery we were gathered to taste of wee dram of distilled Scotch (which I passed on) and William (Bill) treated us to some of his wife’s, Mary, homemade shortbread. Such a generous personal gesture❗️
Written 30 November 2023
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Thank you so much for the great review for Bill. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour to beautiful Dunrobin Castle. Having a local guide makes the experience more memorable and gives you information not readily accessible. Mairi’s shortbread is always a winner 😀 Haste ye back.
Written 2 December 2023
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Carol E
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Went on trip to Isle of sky with Andy s from Inverness as our guide,it was a lovely trip,Andy was a informative and funny guide ,who nade the trip one to remember ,in between stops with relaxing music and nanny facts of by gone escapades .
Written 17 November 2023
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We think this review may be for another company Carol as we have no guide called Andy We are delighted they gave you a great tour. We have asked tripadvisor to put this review to the company you booked with. Happy travelling
Written 22 November 2023
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Liam M
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A wonderful day spent under Malcolm’s more than able guide. He had a detailed knowledge and took us off the beaten track to some wonderfully scenic locations. Thanks for a wonderful day!
Written 6 November 2023
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Thank you Liam for the great review for Malcolm. We love you had an excellent tour with him and really enjyed all the wonderful locations on the tour. Haste ye back
Written 7 November 2023
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Cristiane B
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The tour was excellent! Our guide Stuart was outstanding, very skilled and the places we visited were amazing. It was also really interesting to learn how to trully drink whisky! I have to mention that on the day of our tour it was raining and when we arrived in the Battlefiled, the rain was really hard but Stuart went through, asked if we would like to go to the field even under that weather and as we said so, he went with us and did a really good job explaining everything to us although soaked and wet.
Written 6 November 2023
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Thank you Cristiane for the lovely review for Stuart. We are very "happy" you had such a great time with him despite the rain. We are hardy souls in Scotland and well used to the different weathers we can get in one day. Haste ye back and Slàinte Mhath
Written 7 November 2023
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Explorer779623
Holly Springs, NC7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
What a wonderful, fun day out to Skye with a small group of fellow travelers & guide Niall. Weather was in our favor and we had great stops along with beautiful scenery at Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Bride's Veil Falls, faerie pools, & more. Niall was so knowledgeable and full of interesting & entertaining stories all along the way. I highly recommend this tour and tour operator, as this was my second experience with Happy Tours and I was indeed very happy both times. I will book again next trip!
Written 2 November 2023
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Thank you so much for the lovely review for Niall and for the beautiful pictures you've shared with us. You had a lovely day to enjoy the scenery and all the beautiful stops on the Skye Tour. We love your second tour was as good as your first and we really look forward to you travelling with us again. Slàinte Mhath
Written 4 November 2023
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Kirsten S
1 contribution
My sister and I did the Isle of Sky tour with Drew as our driver and tour guide. He was a great driver and shared interesting history along the way, a very nice local man he gave us some local context and the tour felt authentic, not contrived. We had a really nice day, saw a lot of the beautiful Highlands, learned a lot, and with a good lunch stop in Portree. Thank you Drew! Also a shoutout to Cameron who helped us book the tour last minute (after a different party cancelled) - he was very helpful and also quite funny and we shared some hearty laughter - good job keeping it fun! I would happily do another Happy Tours tour without hesitation!
Written 1 November 2023
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Thank you so much for this great reviw. We are delighted you had such a great time with Drew. With a local guide , fully kilted, you can feel the authenticity of their passion for our lovely area. The trip to Skye is so enjoyable when your guide knows all the history and local folklore. We were more than "happy" to help you out after you were let down and are delighted you loved our fun and we lifted your spirits. Haste ye back and Slàinte Mhath
Written 2 November 2023
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e5sto
Cambridge, UK4 contributions
Fantastic tour and visited lots of sites our tour guid William made the day very exciting he was funny and very very informative, he went above and beyond to give us a good experience thank you
Written 31 October 2023
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Thank you so much for the lovely review for William. We are so "happy" you had a fantastic tour and loved all the sites you visited with him. We love you appreciated his personal efforts to ensure you had the best time with him. Haste ye back.
Written 2 November 2023
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1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did three tours with Happy Tours: Isle of Skye & Eileen Donan castle (Mike was our tour guide); Glenfinnon Viaduct & Great Glen (with Drew); and, Culloden Battlefield & Loch Ness (with Malcolm). We thoroughly enjoyed all three tours and each of our tour guides. They were entertaining, informative, attentive, and punctual. We'd highly recommend this company for tours!
Written 30 October 2023
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Thank you Dennis for the great review for all your guides and for Happy Tours. We are really "happy" all three guides gave you a great tour and you enjoyed all the variety of sights that the Highlands of Scotland has to offer. Slàinte Mhath
Written 31 October 2023
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