Enjoy the sweeping beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Experience the area’s history and culture and take time to get to know the places you visit. You’ll travel to Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and more.
What to Expect
Travel across the highlands of Scotland and discover some of the country’s major attractions. On this 5-day excursion you’ll stay in B&B accommodation and travel with an English-speaking guide.
Day 1: Through the Trossachs to Oban
This 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. Overnight in Oban.
Day 2: A Day of high hills and history
The second day takes you to the haunting landscape of Glen Coe, which was the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. You’ll continue on past Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest peak, and on to the sea, to the magical Isle of Skye. Overnight in Kyleakin.
Day 3: 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, so lose yourself in the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing, and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula. Overnight in Kyleakin.
Day 4: Castles, mountains, and on to Loch Ness
Once you leave Skye your first stop will be to visit the stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (this is an optional extra ). You’ll then drive past the spectacular Torridon Mountains and through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric. Here you can walk up to a beautiful waterfall that’s surrounded by ancient Caledonian forest. Continue on to your accommodation on the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Overnight in Drumnadrochit.
Day 5: Monster hunting, historic battlefields, and back to Edinburgh
Today you’ll have plenty of time to explore Loch Ness. Take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle (an optional extra), visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (also an optional extra), or just monster hunt from the shore. You’ll then head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden (an optional extra), the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and have time to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry, before arriving back in Edinburgh.
- English-speaking guide
- B&B accommodation
Know Before You Go
Price is per person in a shared twin room at a B&B. Single supplement applies. Please contact +44 131 226 1414 if you require any other accommodation arrangement.