The Complete Scottish Experience
Orkney, Skye, & The Far North
Tour Only Price from £565
Tour with Accommodation Price from £740
Through the Trossachs to Oban...
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 to the picturesque seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland's best seafood!
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
A whole day to explore Skye...
You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon,
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Castles, lochs and beautiful beaches...
We’ll leave Skye and head straight to one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, * 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 , 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 .
Overnight: Fort Augustus
North to Lewis and Harris...
Day five takes you further north, first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and then to Dunrobin Castle*, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Here you can also enjoy a falconry display and a walk in its beautiful gardens. Then you will discover Knockan Crag Nature National Reserve and learn about one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Your journey through the Sutherland area will then take you on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris.
Ancient history and traditional tweed...
Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isle of Lewis and Harris. After you've explored the town, you'll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You'll also have a chance to stroll some of the island’s stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver*.
Castaways and coastal splendour...
Day seven gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island.
Historic battlefields and the journey home...
As you head home from Inverness, you'll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery*. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
The Trossachs & Western Highlands - A walk through history
Scotland’s most beautiful castle
& Carloway Broch. Explore pre-historic sites
Discover the story of weaving
and the Whisky Distillery*
Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point
Travelling from Edinburgh into the Highlands is like entering a landscape of vibrant wonder. The amazing scenery and historical monuments, Glens, Castles, Lochs and mountains are mesmerising in their beauty. I especially loved the ferry crossings, first to Skye and then to Stornoway, capital of Lewis and Harris, the Hebrides, an awesomely wild and free place to be. Feel the wind on your face and see the beauty of nature. I went with Highland Experience Tours in Edinburgh. Owen, our first driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and fun to have around, very able and helpful. Our second driver/guide was the wonderful Fergus....he was just an
(Christine H – Trip Advisor – May 2018)
This was truly the highlight of our 5-week trip to the UK. The 8-day tour of the Highlands was incredible. The scenery was breath-taking, the tour guides, Fergie and Neil were the best. Neil is a natural-born storyteller and Fergie is amazing with his knowledge and unbelievable driving skills. The best part is they made frequent stops for picture-taking and were willing to stop if possible for something special along the route. I cannot say enough good things about Highland Experience tours. Do not be afraid to go all the way with them to some of the most beautiful places on earth!
(hawaiivisitor2014 – Trip Advisor – September 2017)
We had a wonderful time traveling the Highlands with Russell and Fergie. They were informative, told wonderful stories and excellent at navigating the roads in Scotland. We were thankful many times for their expertise. We saw so much of Scotland we feel very blessed.
(Valerie A – Trip Advisor – July 2017)
Orkney, Skye, & The Far North