Spend 5 days journeying through the spectacular Highlands on this action-packed tour from Edinburgh. Visit the fabled Loch Ness, pay a visit to the Corrieshalloch Gorge, and immerse yourself in the wild and unruly nature of the Scottish countryside.
What to Expect
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the diverse archipelago of Hebrides on this 5-day tour through the countryside from Edinburgh. Bask in the wild nature of the landscape, and visit some of Scotland's most spectacular sights, including the fabled shoes of Loch Ness, and the dizzying Corrieshalloch Gorge.
Day 1: Mountains, Massacres, and Monsters
This spectacular Highlands tour begins with a journey west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route then takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (known as the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) and on through Fort William and the great Glen to arrive at the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Spend the evening at a Bed & Breakfast in Drumnadrochit.
Day 2: North to Lewis and Harris
Your second day takes you even further north, first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and then on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Along the way, enjoy a short woodland walk to the impressive Rogie Falls, and pay a visit to the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge. Spend your second evening at a Bed & Breakfast in Stornoway.
Day 3: Ancient History and Traditional Tweed
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, head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK), and then pay a visit to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones* and the Carloway Broch*, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. Before the day is done, stroll some of the island’s stunning beaches and find out more about the Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver. Return to your Bed & Breakfast in Stornoway for the night.
Day 4: Castaways and Coastal Splendor
Day four gives you the chance to explore Harris, which composes the southern part of the island. First, visit the
main port of Tarbert, then travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC’s Castaway programme. Here you’ll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris’ most beautiful beach, Lusekentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island and take the ferry back to mainland to spend the night at a Bed & Breakfast in Inverness.
Day 5: Historic Battlefields
As you head home from Inverness, stop for a visit at the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
* indicates optional extras
- English-speaking guide
- Ferry crossing
- Accommodation in Bed & Breakfast for 4 nights
Know Before You Go
Price is per person in a shared twin room in a Bed & Breakfast.
Please contact +44 131 226 1414 if you require any other accommodation arrangements.