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sholto250Sholto is our tour expert and has information on something like 30 different tours around Scotland. If you don't want to browse around the site, try giving him a call for some advice.

(BTW: Sholto is ancient Scottish/Gaelic name that means the "sower of seeds" or propagator - people often ask)

Coach Tours to Scottish Islands

Take a coach or bus tour to the magical Scottish Islands of Skye, Mull, Iona, the stunning Outer Hebrides or the beautiful Orkney islands. We offer coach and self-drive tours throughout the year.

The Islands of Scotland are mainly on the west coast apart from the Orkneys which lie to the North of the mainland.The islands are some of the most historic parts of the country where ancient settlers (and raiders) landed from Northern Europe and Ireland. 

The standing stones of Orkney dating back to 2500BC are of such importance that they were declared a UNESCO world heritage Site in 1999.

The western Isles of Mull, Skye, Iona and the outer Hebrides depict a more "Highland" aspect in terms of landscape and character. Look out for the "Black Houses" with the thatched roofs tied down with ropes and a double row of hanging stones because of the fierce winter gales. Peat, from the numerous bogs, is still used as a fuel today and the stacks of drying peat are a common site on some of the islands even today. It is a back breaking job cutting peat with a specially designed spade known as a "tusker"- but in the best of Scottish pricing traditions- the peat is free!

Views of Scotland's finest castles, lochs, mountains and wildlife all come free ( Scottish Pricing Policy) as part of these Coach Tours to the Islands! Call Laraine now on 0131 603 4880 for advice, suggestions or to book a tour before they are sold out!

Coach Tours including Tours to the Isle of Skye

5 Day Orkney & North Scotland Tour from Edinburgh

Discover Scotland's North Coast and the wonders of the Orkneys on this 5 day/4night tour! Highlights are the Orkneys, the rugged extremes of Scotland’s northern coastline, Loch Ness and the Caledonian forests of the Cairngorms. Price includes B&B accommodation. Sunday, Wednesday & Friday departures.

  • Prices From: £499
  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

4 Day Inverness, Highlands and Skye Coach Tour depart Glasgow (ST)

The stunning beauty of Applecross, Torridon, a malt whisky distillery and a visit to the magical Isle of Skye make this one of our most popular sightseeing tours. Departs Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer months.

  • Prices From: £440
  • Days: Saturday, Sunday

5 Day Road to the Isles Coach Tour

A fantastic 5 day tour - this comprehensive tour of the Scottish Highlands is the probably the best way to explore the stunning scenery and amazing history of Scotland.  In just 5 days you'll get real insight into the nature, history and scenic beauty of Scotland. Runs every Monday from April to October. From Edinburgh & Glasgow. Includes Jacobite Steam Train journey

  • Prices From: £450
  • Days: Monday

5 Day Road to the Isles Coach Tour depart Glasgow

A wonderful way to explore Scotland's stunning scenery, this 5 day coach tour allows you plenty of time to expore the Scottish Highlands and the stunning  Isle of Skye. The tour includes your accommodation, and runs every Monday from April to October.

  • Prices From: £485
  • Days: Monday

Roam Around Scotland 8 Day Car Tour

This very popular 8 day car tour of Scotland provides visitors with the best of Scotland with visits to the west coast islands of Mull, Iona and Skye, plus the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Now available all year!

  • Prices From: £325
  • Days: Every Day

7 Day Skye, Orkneys & Highlands Coach Tour

This comprehensive 7 day tour of Scotland's Highlands and Islands is the perfect balance of discovery, travel and hospitality. Travelling in a small group you'll experience a magical blend of island life, historic castles and ancient legend.  Price includes your accommodation & breakfast. This is the best extended tour for the Far North of Scotland! Departs Mondays from May to September from Edinburgh.

  • Prices From: £830
  • Days: Monday

10 Day Escape to the Islands Coach Tour

10 Day Tour of the Orkneys & Outer Hebrides. Departs from Edinburgh on Wednesdays and Fridays April to September. Tour includes accommodation. Small Coach Tour.

  • Days: Wednesday, Friday

17 Day Scottish Islands Tour

Explore the extremes of North West Europe’s last great wilderness - 17 days to enjoy 8 fantastic west coast islands and the prehistoric beauty and history of the northern Orkney Islands, coupled with an escape to the Western Isles of Lewis and breathtaking Harris. Departs Edinburgh Fridays April-September

  • Prices From: £2000
  • Days: Friday

3 Day Hebridean Discovery Tour depart Inverness

A fantastic 3 day coach tour that runs alternate Fridays from May to September. This short tour of the idyllic islands of Harris and Lewis is the perfect balance of discovery, travel and hospitality. Travelling as a small group to the Hebrides you’ll experience a magical blend of island life, history and breathtaking scenery.

  • Prices From: £355
  • Days: Friday

3 Day Orkney Discovery Tour from Inverness

The fabled Orkney Islands boast more pre-historic sites than anywhere else in the UK. Discover the history of the Orkney archipelago, and the rugged extremes of Scotland’s northern coastline. Fridays in the Summer.

  • Prices From: £355
  • Days: Friday

4 Day Islay & Whisky Coast Tour departing Glasgow (RT)

This 4 day whisky tour takes you to the Islay and the Whisky Coast. Islay is home to 8 of Scotland’s finest malt whisky distilleries: Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Kilchoman. For the whisky enthusiast this excellent minicoach tour  will give you an in depth knowledge and even better - you won’t need to drive anywhere yourself!

  • Prices From: £219
  • Days: Monday, Friday

4 Day Islay Adventure Coach Tour from Edinburgh (ST)

This four day coach tour will take you to Islay, truly a Scottish island paradise. Stunning scenery, ancient history, abundant wildlife and a traditional culture make it an attractive enough island to visit. Add 8 of Scotland’s finest malt whisky distilleries and you can see why Islay is such an attractive destination!

  • Days: Thursday

4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

4 day specialist whisky tour takes you to the “Queen of the Isles” and the Whisky Coast. Islay is home to 8 of Scotland’s finest malt whisky distilleries. For the whisky enthusiast this tour with a small group will give you an in depth knowledge and even better - you won’t need to drive anywhere yourself! Mondays & Fridays, April-October.

  • Prices From: £369
  • Days: Monday, Friday

6 Day Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure Minicoach Tour

A magnificent adventure to the Outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris, home to pre-historic stone circles of Callanish and the famous white sandy beaches of Harris, and the magical Isle of Skye. Your tour will also include Ullapool and the Cairngorms. Accommodation INCLUDED. Departs Tuesday & Sundays May to September.

  • Prices From: £495
  • Days: Tuesday, Sunday

7 Day Best of Scotland Escorted Coach Tour depart Edinburgh

The serene Isle of Skye, perfectly photogenic castles and the grand cities of Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Glasgow beckon on this excellent Scottish tour. Your experience of Scotland is enhanced with visits to a traditional whisky distillery and breathtaking views of the striking Cuillin Mountains on Skye and Scottish Highlands.

  • Prices From: £1250
  • Days: Thursday, Sunday

The Skye Experience 3 Day Tour (HE)

In 3 days we'll show you Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle, the Isle of Skye, The Cuillin Hills, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor and more.  This tour runs 2 days a week throughout the year, plus Fridays from June to September. 2 nights accommodation is included in the ticket price.

  • Prices From: £235
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Take a coach or bus tour to the magical Scottish Islands of Skye, Mull, Iona, the stunning Outer Hebrides or the beautiful Orkney islands. We offer coach and self-drive tours throughout the year.

The Islands of Scotland are mainly on the west coast apart from the Orkneys which lie to the North of the mainland.The islands are some of the most historic parts of the country where ancient settlers (and raiders) landed from Northern Europe and Ireland. 

The standing stones of Orkney dating back to 2500BC are of such importance that they were declared a UNESCO world heritage Site in 1999.

The western Isles of Mull, Skye, Iona and the outer Hebrides depict a more "Highland" aspect in terms of landscape and character. Look out for the "Black Houses" with the thatched roofs tied down with ropes and a double row of hanging stones because of the fierce winter gales. Peat, from the numerous bogs, is still used as a fuel today and the stacks of drying peat are a common site on some of the islands even today. It is a back breaking job cutting peat with a specially designed spade known as a "tusker"- but in the best of Scottish pricing traditions- the peat is free!

Views of Scotland's finest castles, lochs, mountains and wildlife all come free ( Scottish Pricing Policy) as part of these Coach Tours to the Islands! Call Laraine now on 0131 603 4880 for advice, suggestions or to book a tour before they are sold out!