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This day trip from Inverness combines a scenic drive through the Black Isle, a visit to picturesque Cromarty, Dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, a visit to a Whisky Distillery and much more. This tour truly has something for everyone! April-October: Tuesdays & Thursdays

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Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour dep Inverness £55

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1 Day John O’Groats and the Far North Tour from Inverness £55

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1 Day Scenic Applecross Tour from Inverness £45

A day of scenic beauty as we travel to one of the remotest areas of Scotland—the Applecross Peninsula. This relaxing day trip is a wonderful antidote to the stress of modern-day travel! Tour runs every Monday from May to September.

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1 Day Skye in a Day Tour from Inverness £52

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3 Day Hebridean Discovery Tour depart Inverness £355

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.

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3 Day Orkney Discovery Tour from Inverness £355

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.

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Inverness to Skye 2 Day Tour

2 day tour departing on Saturdays from Inverness that visits both Eilean Donan Castle (an iconic castle) and then travels to Skye including Dunvegan Castle, Cuillin Hills & Old Man of Storr. Tour price includes accommodation in B&B/guesthouse. Departs Saturday

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The Orkney 3 Day Explorer from Inverness £257

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2 Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour £85

Visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, see Glencoe & Rannoch and journey down Loch Ness with an overnight stay in Fort William. Departs Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays all year.   

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4 Day Best of the Highlands Coach Tour depart Edinburgh £405

This popular 4 day coach tour takes you through the variety of Scotland's moods and landscapes, covering the country roads from the far west to the far north. It's the perfect introduction to the beauty of Scotland! The tour runs Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April to October. Price inc Accommodation.

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The Skye 3 Day Tour from Edinburgh £135

3 day tour to the dramatic natural beauty and delights of Skye. Stay two nights in Portree on Skye. This tour runs daily. Best way to see Skye quickly.

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Skye & Far North 5 Day Tour dep Edinburgh £419

Five days of Scotland’s best, including the mountain scenery of Assynt. Experience the remote white sandy beaches of the Northern Highlands, walk through the ancient pine forests of the Cairngorm National Park and soak up the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye. Departs 3 days a week during the summer months. ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED

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5 Day Iona, Mull & Skye Minicoach Tour from Edinburgh £535

5 days to enjoy Mull, Iona, Staffa and the Isle of Skye. Also includes Loch Lomond, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe and Loch Ness for the best of Scotland. Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturday during the summer months. Accommodation included.

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2 Day Loch Ness & Highlands Tour £78

2 day tour from Edinburgh that visits Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Culloden & Highland Perthshire with an overnight stay in Inverness. Tour runs every Monday and Thursday all year.  

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5 Day Road to the Isles Coach Tour £450

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

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5 Day Orkney & North Scotland Tour from Edinburgh £499

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.

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2 Day Jacobite Highlander Tour from Edinburgh £205

Experience a trip on the World Famous West Highland Railway Line by steam train, spend a night near the banks of mysterious Loch Ness and spend time in brooding Glen Coe. Runs on Wednesdays from May to October, plus Saturdays in July and August. Price inc Accommodation.

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2 Day Loch Ness & Inverness Tour from Edinburgh £130

2 days on friendly tour to Loch Ness, with a night out in Inverness and then the Caledonian pine forest and scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. Daily during the summer, & Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year. Prices inc B&B Accommodation!

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3 Day Skye Experience Tour inc Accomm £235

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 everyday through the Summer. 2 nights accommodation is included in the ticket price.

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2 Day Glimpse of Scotland Coach Tour from Edinburgh £135

This fantastic two day (1 night) coach tour will let you explore some of Scotland’s most popular sights; go monster spotting by Loch Ness and see some spectacular scenery. This really is essential Scotland! Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays all year.

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5 Day Outer Hebrides Coach Tour from Edinburgh £575

Get away from it all with this tour 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. This amazing tour runs alternate Thursdays through the summer. Price includes accommodation.

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7 Day Skye, Orkneys & Highlands Coach Tour £830

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.

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13 Day Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities Escorted Coach Tour £2125

Step back in time with this epic tour. Pagan monuments, Roman ruins, majestic cathedrals, medieval castles, geological wonders, famous universities, Highland glens, and Scotland's historic cities and majestic scenery will grip your imagination! This fantastic tour departs on Mondays from mid May to mid September.

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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.

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17 Day Scottish Islands Tour £2000

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

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3 Day Isle of Skye Minicoach Tour from Edinburgh £249

3 days to explore the drama and beauty of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Includes 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree in B&B.  Runs Daily. B&B Accommodation INCLUDED. Early Booking Required!!

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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!

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4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh £369

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.

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4 Day Orkney Adventure Tour depart Edinburgh £475

The fabled Orkney Islands boast more pre-historic sites than anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Discover the history of the Orkney archipelago, the rugged extremes of Scotland’s northern coastline, Loch Ness and the stunning beauty of the Cairngorm National Park. On this four day tour you’ll have time to discover these Northern Isles and much more besides! Departs alternateThursdays through the summer months.

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4 Day Outlander Coach Tour

4 Days and three nights following the locations and stories behind the popular TV series and books of Outlander. Running Fridays from Edinburgh in the Summer months

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4 Day Scottish Scenes Coach Tour £405

4 Day Tour from Edinburgh that takes in the Northern Highlands, Skye, Eilean Donan, Cromarty, Loch Ness, Royal Deeside. 3 Nights accommodation included. Runs Wednesday & Thursday each week May - September

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6 Day Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure Minicoach Tour £495

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.

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7 Day Best of Scotland Escorted Coach Tour depart Edinburgh £1250

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.

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Mull, Iona & Highlands 4 Day Tour £369

4 Day tour that encompasses the isles of Mull and Iona as well as the glories of the Western Highlands. Departs from Edinburgh on Tuesdays through summer with 3 nights in Tobermory. (see dates) Accommodation included!

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Orkney & Inner Hebrides 9 Day Tour £850

9 Day and 8 Night tour including Mull, Skye, Iona, Orkneys and the best of the Highlands. Tour includes your accommodation in B&B en-suite accommodation. Runs April to October.

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Skye & West Highlands 4 Day Adventure £389

4 Days spent in the western Highlands and on Skye that discovers landscapes, history and the  spirit of Scotland. We use small 16 seater minibuses and your accommodation is included in the price! Departs Edinburgh on Mondays (All Year), Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays & Sundays (Summer)

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Speyside 3 Day Whisky Tour from Edinburgh £249

A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. Your 3 day adventure allows you to sit back whilst you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorms, Speyside and Royal Deeside. Wednesdays & Fridays.

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The Hebrides, Skye & Far West £930

8 Day & 7 Night Tour of the Hebrides, Skye and the Highlands of Scotland. Departs on Monday from May to September with price including your accommodation + breakfast.

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2 Day Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

2 day tour from Edinburgh that visits Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Culloden & Highland Perthshire with an overnight stay in Inverness. Tour runs every Monday and Thursday all year.  


  • Overnight stay in Inverness
  • Loch Ness
  • Cairngorms
  • Rannoch Moor & Glencoe
  • As much of the Highlands as we can fit in 2 days!

Crianlarich, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Tomatin Distillery, Ruthven Barracks, The Hermitage, The Forth Bridges.


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This tour operates on: Monday, Thursday

Day 1

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From Edinburgh we head west to pick up our Glasgow passengers* (1) , first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond. (2) We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor,(3) passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, (4) site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

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Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen, before continuing north towards Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. (5)

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After lunch in the Fort William area, your two day tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, (6) then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.

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Overnight stay in Inverness.

Day 2

Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns, (7)before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery. (8)

After a lunch stop in the ski resort area of Aviemore we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. (9) We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, (A) stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before we cross the Forth Bridges, (B) back to Edinburgh.

Please note: On tours where the coach has no pick- ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.

Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.

Inclusions

Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Exclusions

The tour price does not include accommodation but the tour operator reserves it for you.  Approximate costs per person per night:

  • Youth Hostel: £17-£19,
  • Bed & Breakfast: £32-£48,
  • Hotel: £60+.
  • Single supplement may apply.
  • Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.

Optional Extras: Culloden Battlefield, Tomatin Distillery.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Green Ensign Ewart Pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: 09:00 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Expected return Time: 19:30 (day 2)
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

 StandardConcession
Nov, Dec 2018, Jan & Feb 2019 £82 £78
March 2019 £95 £91
April - May & October 2019, March 2020 £99 £95
June - September 2019 + Peak £109 £105
November 2019 - March 2020 £85 £81

Certain Dates are designated peak periods and operate High season rates as below:

  • Easter - 13 April - 27 April 2019
  • Spring Bank Holiday: 24 - 31 May 2019
  • Christmas / New Year:  15 Dec 2019 - 4 January 2020

Tickets are priced per person.

Discounted price is available to seniors (60+), students (please bring your student card) and children aged 5 to 16.

Rates across the year

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16. Please note we cannot carry children under 5 years old on any tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
  • Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.
  •  *On tours where the coach has no pick ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Fort William

    Fort William is the gateway to the Western Highlands and one of the country's main tourist centres. It stands at the head of Loch Linnhe, with the snow-topped mass of Ben Nevis towering behind.

  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness is world famous for the wrong reasons: the mythical watery monster than has been subject to repeated scientific investigations without success. Its fame ignores the real attractions of this huge lake framed by mountains and castles that cuts the highlands in two. 

  • Inverness

    The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

Castle Visited

  • Urquhart Castle

    Semi ruinous castle in strong position beside Loch Ness controlling the route North. Captured by Robert the Bruce by clever negotiation. Visitor centre open all year.

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