The Scottish Highlands Essential Experience Tour  

  • Tour ID: 1094
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh or Glasgow
    Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Book this Tour
  •  
     

    Tour Description:

    The Essential Scottish Highlands Tour Experience

    The Ultimate Scottish Experience - The Lowlands, Northern Highlands, and the most dramatic of the West Coast Islands. We do it all.
     
    This is the ultimate Scottish experience. In five wonderful days you will explore this great land of ours, soak up its dramatic highland scenery, discover its turbulent past and get to know Scotland's warm and welcoming people. Your journey will take you through high mountain passes and across historic battlefield, along rugged and beautiful coastlines and through misty glens. You'll also spend two nights on one of the most beautiful islands in the world . the Isle of Skye. 

    The Essential Scottish Highlands Tour ExperienceDay 1
    Through the Trossachs to Oban...

    After journey to Scotland's biggest city Glasgow to meet the rest of the group*. Our wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on the picturesque seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood!
     
    Overnight: Oban

    Day 2
    Gruesome Glens and the Hogwarts Express..

    Day two takes you over the Connel Bridge through Appin to the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan). We’ll stop in Fort William; a town dominated by Ben Nevis—the UK’s tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train*. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films. We’ll continue to the end of the line, Mallaig, a pretty fishing port, bustling but remote. You will have the opportunity to have an early dinner and enjoy some excellent seafood before taking a short ferry ride over the sea to Skye, where you’ll spend your second night.
     
    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    The Essential Scottish Highlands Tour ExperienceDay 3
    A Whole Day to explore Skye...

    You’ll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye’s mysteries and landscape with your knowledgeable driver-guide, they will ensure you get the most out of your time on the island based on the weather and group. Stops often include the likes of Cuillin Mountains, Dun Beag Broch, the Black Houses, the Kilt Rock Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Trotternish Peninsula, and of course the capital of the island, Portree.
     
    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Day 4
    Beautiful Castles and Mysterious Lochs...

    We’ll leave Skye and head straight to one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, Eilean Donan* which you’ll have ample time to explore. You’ll stop at the pretty Lochside village of Drumnadrochit for lunch, before having the option to cruise* on Loch Ness, look out for Nessie and visit Urquhart Castle* ruin. We’ll then head to the south end of the Loch for our overnight stop in Fort Augustus.
     
    Overnight: Fort Augustus

    The Essential Scottish Highlands Tour ExperienceDay 5
    Monster hunting, historic battlefields and home...

    Today you’ll head to visit the battlefield of Culloden* the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. We’ll also have time to explore the nearby Clava Cairns, a group of Prehistoric Burial Cairns – fans of Outlander will love this location due to its similarity to the fictitious stone circle, Craigh na Dun. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains. On your way south you can choose to enjoy a wee dram at a local whisky distillery* or explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh**.

    *Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Tour Highlights

    Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen & Oban
    The Trossachs & Western Highlands - A walk through history

    Glen Coe & Loch Ness*
    Fascinating history & wonderful scenery

    Eilean Donan*
    Scotland’s most beautiful castle

    Skye*
    A day to explore the whole island

    Culloden and whisky distillery*
    Historic battlefield and a dram of single malt




    Book this Tour




    Operated by: Highland Experience Rank 1

    Small Group Tour of Edinburgh from Queensferry Cruise Port


    Fully guided tour from Queensferry with Qualified Guide. Going to Rosslyn Chapel, New town Panoramic tour, a private tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

    tour details...

    Distillery and Whisky Tours in Scotland


    A variety of Whisky Tours in Scotland to such famous regions as Speyside and Islay, also 1 day whisky tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen...

    tour details...

    Shore Excursions: Tours from Cruise Ports in Scotland


    Private tours and regular excursions on the selected cruise ports in Scotland of Greenock (Glasgow), Invergordon (Inverness) and South Queensferry (Edinburgh)...

    tour details...

    Small Group Tours
    - 2 Day Tour of Loch Ness and Inverness
    - Isle of Skye and Highlands Scotland Tour
    - Scotland Highland Explorer Tour
    - Outer Hebrides Tour Experience - Skye, Harris and Lewis
    - Islay Whisky Adventure Tour Scotland
    - Speyside Whisky Trail Tour Scotland
    - Orkney Islands and Far North of Scotland Tour
    - more Scotland Tours

       Guest Reviews    
    "I had a fantastic time through Scotland Tours, I would recommend the company to others. Everything was great, the highlight had to be the boat ride on loch Ness. The guide & service was well organised"
      more comments  

     
    Scotland Guide
    Scotland Tourism Guide

    A detailed destination guide on tourist regions in Scotland. Click here
     

    Tours from London
    Guided Tours from London
    Guided tours to Cornwall, Bath, Stonehenge, Wales and more...

    Tours of Ireland
    Tours of Ireland
    Sightseeing tours in Ireland from Dublin, Belfast, Killarney and Galway