On this six day tour of Scotland’s highlands you will discover the hidden charms of Scotland. You’ll travel stunning coastlines & Marvel at historic castles.
Take in Scotland’s spectacular mountain landscapes as we journey through the Scottish Highlands. On this tour we visit two of Scotland’s most iconic islands, spiritual Iona and the magical island of Skye.
Glenfinnan Viaduct and Jacobite Steam Train
Amazing Sunset over Skye Bridge
Eilean Donan Castle
Portree Isle of Skye
Scottish Highlands and Islands Tour Highlights
This Scottish Highlands and Islands tour is available from Glasgow and Edinburgh
Day 1 – Visit Stirling Castle, Tour The Trossachs and Tavel to Oban
To begin our 6-day tour of Scotland and before we head to the Highlands. We’ll be visiting the magnificent Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
Next, we travel to the beautiful Trossachs (Scotland’s Lakeland). Here you’ll be able to visit Rob Roy’s Grave and the pretty village of Killin.
We will then head to the fishing port of Oban where we will spend the next two nights. Oban has a great selection of specialty shops, seafood restaurants, and bars.
Day 2 – Isle of Mull & Isle of Iona Tour
Today, you’ll tour the beautiful Isle of Mull where we have a 1-hour drive South through the island.
After our drive across Mull, we move on to the Isle of Iona with its stunning Abbey. A place of pilgrimage for over 1400 years.
From Iona, we’ll take a boat trip to the small island of Staffa to view Fingal’s cave. Here you can take part in some puffin spotting, which we can include in your tour.
We will return to Oban again in the evening.
Day 3 – Tour of Glencoe & Journey to Skye
This morning, you’ll have a chance to see the iconic Castle Stalker as we travel further North.
Shortly after we’ll arrive at the spectacular mountains of Glencoe. One of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations in Scotland.
Close to Glencoe, we visit Fort William, a major Highland tourist center.
We then continue our journey west to the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Here you have a change of spotting the Jacobite Steam train (The Harry Potter Train) as it travels to Mallaig.
From the Viaduct, we will follow the ‘Road to the Isles’. Along the way taking in the beaches at Morar and Arisaig. Where you will have unrivaled views of The Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
When we reach Mallaig we will catch the short ferry Over the sea to the Isle of Skye’.
Arriving on the Skye, our first stop is Talisker Distillery for a tour and a wee dram. Or Alternatively, we can visit the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle. Afterward, we’ll head the capital of Skye, Portree.
Here in Portree, you’ll have a chance to get acquainted with what will be our base for the next two nights.
Day 4 – Your Tour of the Isle of Skye
On your tour of Skye, you’ll see the imposing Cuillin Mountain Range – visible from most parts of the island.
We’ll visit the spectacular Trotternish Peninsula. Here we have wonderful views of dramatic pinnacles at the ‘Old Man of Storr’.
You’ll then visit Kilt Rock and see the incredible Mealt falls. From here, we’ll then go on visit what is perhaps the most famous photo stop in all of Scotland – The Quirang.
Following the views at the Quirang, we’ll make a stop at the Museum of Highland Life. At this museum, you’ll get to see Skye as it would have been in the 18th century.
We’ll make a stop at Flora MacDonald’s Monument, before heading on the mysterious Fairy Glen.
Today you’ll also get to see the impressive Dunvegan Castle, and a fascinating 2000-year-old Broch, Dun Beag’.
We’ll end your tour of Skye by returning to Portree for your final night on the island.
Day 5 – Eilean Donan Castle & Loch ness.
This morning we sadly Leave the Isle of Skye behind. We leave the island by way of the Skye Bridge which connects the island to the mainland.
Our first stop today is the world famous Eilean Donan Castle. This is one Scotland most Beautiful Castles, so we have plenty of time for a tour and photo opportunities.
Following Eilean Donan Castle, we travel through the beautiful Glenshiel Mountains.
We then arrive at the enchanting Loch Ness. Here you’ll have a chance to catch a glimpse (and if you’re lucky a picture) of its famous resident ‘Nessie’
You’ll spend the evening here in Inverness. There is a good selection of restaurants in the city but they can get busy and booking is essential. Your guide will be able to assist you.
Day 6 – Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain Range
As we leave Inverness, we’ll pay a visit to the Culloden Battlefield. Here, you can explore its fascinating story.
We’ll then make a stop at Clava Cairns, a 3,500-year-old burial site.
We then head through the Cairngorm Mountain Range and into Perthshire.
Along the way, we’ll stop at the pretty Victorian town of Pitlochry. And also visit the Hermitage Waterfall
To finish your 6-day tour of the Scottish Highlands, we’ll visit Dunkeld Cathedral.
We now make our way to your accommodation. where we sadly say our farewells
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Information on our group tours of Scotland
Please note that About Scotland are strictly a private tour company and will only cater to your own party.
This means that from the beginning to the end of your tour, you will only ever tour Scotland with the party you initially booked with.
Currently, we will not arrange group tours that include anyone from outside of your own party.
This means that while we'd love to allow single guests or smaller groups to join together and share the cost, we feel that doing so would detract from our goal of providing you with the best private tour of Scotland we can offer.
If you would like to join a group tour, we'd recommend looking at some of the larger coach tours that are available elsewhere.
If you already have your own group organised, we would, of course, be delighted to have the opportunity to arrange your custom Scotland tour.
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