The Complete Scottish Experience
Orkney, Skye, & The Far North
Tour Only Price from £485
Tour with Accomodation Price from £685
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!
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.
You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon,
We'll leave Skye and head straight to Scotland's most photographed castle, Eilean Donan* which you'll have ample time to explore. We'll continue further north through Glen Carron and past Loch Carron towards Achnasheen. You'll also experience the dramatic Glen Docherty which looks down towards Loch Maree, once visited by Queen Victoria and home to its very own "Nessie":
Overnight: Fort Augustus
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
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
Day four gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island.
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.
8-day Departures 15th May - 28th August include the Jacobite Steam Train
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
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
(Valerie A – Trip Advisor – July 2017)
Orkney, Skye, & The Far North