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  • 4 Day Inverness, Highlands and Skye Coach Tour

    4 Day Inverness, Highlands and Skye Coach Tour

    Starting from Edinburgh or Glasgow, visit some of Scotland's most iconic sights and landscapes over four days. Tour includes accommodation.
  • Rannoch Moor

    Rannoch Moor

    The wild lands of Scotland with striking image of Glencoe in the distance.
  • Glen Coe

    Glen Coe

    One of Scotland's most striking mountain ranges and site for the Campbell Massacre. We will drive along the road.
  • Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Britains highest mountain with an ascent from sea level. Wow: what a site from the road!
  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness

    Possibly, the world's most famous lake with a mysterious unseen inhabitant
  • Five Sisters of Kintail

    Five Sisters of Kintail

    Striking range of mountains with five peaks known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. Spotted on the road to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Eilean Donan Castle

    The archetypal image of the Scottish castle in stunning scenery. This is one of the great photo moments.
  • Isle of Skye

    Isle of Skye

    Enjoy this beautiful island with is stunning combination of landscapes, coast and history
  • Achnasheen & Applecross

    Achnasheen & Applecross

    The high climb over Pass of the Cattle where we climb 2000ft before dropping down to the coast
  • Dolphin Spotting at Chanonry Point

    Dolphin Spotting at Chanonry Point

    We will travel to Chanonry Point to meet the resident dolphins who will often come close to the shore.
  • Speyside

    Speyside

    Home to some of the world's most famous whisky distilleries and the eponymous river
  • The Castle at Blair Atholl

    The Castle at Blair Atholl

    Blair Atholl which we pass on our way south: the Duke is the only person in UK to be allowed a private army (apart from the Queen). They still muster once a year.
  • Forth Rail Bridge

    Forth Rail Bridge

    Masterpiece of Victorian Engineering that is still in use today. One of our last great sights on the voyage as we return to Edinburgh.

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4 Day Inverness, Highlands & Skye Coach Tour from Edinburgh

The wild beauty of Applecros & Torridon, a malt whisky distillery and a visit to the wonderful Isle of Skye make this one of our most popular sightseeing tours. Departs Saturdays & Sundays from May to September. 3 Nights in Inverness. Price includes accommodation.


  • Rannoch Moor
  • Skye
  • Great Glen
  • Eilean Donan
  • Cromarty & Dolphin Watching
  • Bealach nam Bo Pass & Applecross
  • Beinn Eighe Nature

Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Glen Carron, Isle of Skye, Beach combing, Cuillin Hills, Eilean Donan Castle, The Five Sisters, Lochcarron, Bealach nam Bo Pass, Applecross, Loch Torridon, Beauly, Cromarty, Dolphin spotting, Spey Valley and Scenic Perthshire

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This tour operates on: Saturday, Sunday

Day One - Edinburgh to Inverness (3 nights)

From Edinburgh we will make our way via lonely Rannoch Moor to the beauty of Glen Coe. There is a stop in the heart of the Glen so you can enjoy the spectacular surroundings. Next we head for Fort William before driving through the Great Glen to Loch Ness where you can visit Urquhart Castle * and take a monster spotting cruise *. Our tour is based in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, for the next three nights. The stay in Inverness is unescorted.

Day Two - The Magical Isle

Today we enjoy a full day excursion to the beautiful island of Skye. From Inverness we travel through pretty Glen Carron to Kyle of Lochalsh then 'over the sea to Skye' by way of the road bridge. After a stop for lunch we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal which provides breathtaking views of the Red Cuillin Hills. We’ll have an extended stop in Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills and, if the weather is kind to us, to Rum and the Small Isles.

A real highlight is our stop at Eilean Donan Castle*, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. Here you have the option of visiting this most picturesque of castles. Our return to Inverness will take us through Glen Shiel where we will see the "Five Sisters" mountain range.

Day Three - Scenic Applecross and Loch Carron

A day of scenic beauty as we travel to one of the remotest areas of Scotland—the Applecross Peninsula. Our journey commences with a drive across the Black Isle to the village of Achnasheen. Then the dramatic climb over the Bealach nam Bo, which means the Pass of the Cattle, in Gaelic. The Pass is the third highest road in the United Kingdom and climbs to over 2,000 feet! On our arrival in Applecross we can spend some quality time enjoying the spectacular seascapes or discovering the sad tale of the highland clearances at the local heritage centre. In this area wildlife abounds—nature lovers look out for red deer, pine martens (one of the rarest of British mammals) and otters.

Day Four - Inverness to Edinburgh

Our Highland adventure continues today as we travel across the Black Isle to the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty. It was from here that many Highlanders emigrated to the New World. The Moray Firth is home to a colony of dolphins and we'll make a stop at Chanonry Point, a popular vantage spot with enthusiasts of these loveable mammals. There is a stop in the pleasant town of Beauly before we travel through Glen Convinth to reach Drumnadrochit and the award winning Loch Ness Exhibition and Centre*. 

Our route south will take us to the gentle Spey Valley, with views of the Cairngorm Mountains, then through the dramatic scenery of the Drumochter Pass and onwards to Glen Garry - watch out for imposing Blair Castle.

We’ll make a stop for afternoon tea before continuing through the rolling Perthshire countryside. From Perth its homeward bound to journey’s end in Edinburgh.

The order in which excursions are operated may vary.

* Admission fees extra.

Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness Cruise ticket - £18.50 Adult £13.00 Child

Eilean Donan Castle - £7.00 Adult £3.50 Child

Glen Ord Malt whisky distillery - £6.00 Adult 

Loch Ness Exhibition Centre - £7.45 Adult £4.95 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice. Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. It’s not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so it’s a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.

Notes:

On the first day of the tour, you will travel up in a larger coach, but for the rest of the "freestyle" tour you will travel around the Highlands on a smaller 16-25 seater which is both more informal and more intimate.

No restrictions on luggage.

Inclusions

· 3 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
· Full Scottish breakfast (days 2, 3 & 4)
· Excursions as detailed in itinerary
· Transportation to/from Inverness by luxury touring coach
· Services of a tour host
· Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your driver/guide

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 3+
  • Min Age: 3 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Coach
  • Months of Operation: May, June, July, August, September
  • Duration of Tour: 4 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: 87 Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 1SG
  • Departure Time: Check-in: 07:45 hrs; departs 08.00 hrs
  • Expected return Time: 20:30 hrs (day 4)
  • Duration of Tour: 4 days

Rates & Dates

Tour (Per Person in GB Sterling )
Date Type
  Package per person (Hotels) Package per person (Guesthouses)
Saturdays & Sundays
7 May to 24 September
Sharing a Twin: £515.00
Single: £725.00
Sharing a Twin: £405.00
Single: £480.00

Booking Notes

For cancellations more than 30 days prior to departure date - 90% refund. 30 to 15 days - 50% of tour cost. 14 days or less - no refund.

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour based on two sharing
  • Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
  • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Single Supplements apply
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Glencoe

    Dramatic landscape with a dramatic history. Few who visit the glen are unmoved by its majesty and power.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Lochcarron

    Lochcarron a village in Wester Ross Highland in Scotland, lies along the north eastern shore of Loch Carron. Surrounded by picturesque sceneries and wild it’s a natural wealth for visitors.

  • Beauly

    Beauly is located on the north bank of River Beauly 10 miles to the west of Inverness in Scotland. The main attraction is Beauly Priory or the Priory Church established in 1230 by John Bisset. This attractive town got its name from the French word “beau lieu” means beautiful place. It is also said that the name came from a comment made by Mary Queen of Scots when she visited here, she was much impressed by the place.

  • Cromarty

    Charming white harled village that is picture postcard pretty and features on many pictures postcards

  • Applecross

    One of the most scenic routes in Scotland lies across the Pass of the Cattle to Applecross which is one of Scotland's most ancient Christian centres a true escape from the world. The peninsula is a wonderful collection of ecological and archeological treasures.

Castle Visited

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