Happy Tours – A Wonderfull Tour Operator in Inverness
It is time to introduce you to one of the fantastic local businesses in Inverness that gives our guests at Inverglen Guest House a wonderful experience during their stay with us. This month, we are shining the spotlight on Happy Tours, a unique, fun, independent company offering day tours from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
Happy Tours Scotland is a small business based in Inverness which has been operating since 2007. Over the years they have expanded their offer from walking tours, and now they have a range of day tours and private tours around the beautiful Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Skye.
They pride themselves on their ability to keep their tours small and personal by mostly using 8-seater vehicles.
These tours are highly popular so we certainly recommend that you book in advance. Do mention in the comments section of their booking form that you’re staying with us at Inverglen Guest House and they will be sure to look after you.
All the Happy Tours guides are passionate about their area of expertise. They are committed to providing an unforgettable experience and are keen to inform you, whilst also providing a fun and relaxed environment. We have set out below the main tours on offer from Happy Tours, however, if the regular tours don’t take in everything that you’d like to see then they will be delighted to help ytou create a personal tour with your own bespoke itinerary?
Leaving from the Inverness city centre every day at 8.30am, this tour will take in views of Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, and some of the major attractions on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Tour schedules vary in the winter and summer months because of the variation in daylight hours and opening times of the visitor attractions, so please check the Happy Tours website for more accurate information and to book your tour.
Leaving the Inverness city centre daily at 8.45am, this tour will visit Loch Ness, the historic and emotive Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Cairns and attractions on the Black Isle including a Clootie Well and Chanonry Point where you may catch a glimpse of our resident pod of Moray Firth dolphins.
Cameras at the ready to snap that photograph of our elusive Loch Ness Monster!
If you would like to explore further across the Great Glen, this tour takes you to the West Highlands. This tour includes spectacular scenery and amazing feats of engineering, such as the Caledonian Canal, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is now recognised across the world from the Harry Potter films.
This tour departs from Inverness city centre at 9.30am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 1 March and 31 October, so plan your stay at our Inverness B&B accordingly if this is on your must-do list!
Heading north from Inverness, this tour will take you to Easter Ross and Sutherland. You will visit Dunrobin Castle with its fairytale turrets as well as the beautiful fishing village of Portmahomack. This tour will also have you following part of the historic Pictish Trail.
The tour departs from Inverness city center at 9am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1 April and 31 October.
For fans of the Diana Gabaldon Outlander books, or the more recent Outlander TV series, these tours should be booked in advance to avoid disappoinment, as they are very popular! This tour will take in some of the historic sites and filming locations referenced in the series, and will allow you to step into Clare and Jamie’s shoes for a day.
Please check the Happy Tours website for tour details and prices.
With the very strict drink driving legislation in Scotland, the safest way to take a whisky tour and to sample the produce is definitely having an organised tour where someone else is doing the driving. Enjoy a dram or two and then enjoy the scenery on your return trip to Inverness! Please check the Happy Tours website for tour details and prices.
For those with a tight itinerary, or who are wanting a more personalised experience (maybe to trace your ancestral home, or castles off the beaten track), then an individulalised private tour can be arranged by the Happy Tours team to help create those “once in a lifetime” memories. Contact them directly to discuss your requirements.