Official Sightseeing
Tours of Scotland since 1907
The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

Writers, poets and artists have tried for centuries to capture the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

The ‘place of the Gaels’ is really best seen in person.

 

Steep mountains and lush glens border vast lochs. Castles and monuments fit into the landscape. Discover national parks, local wildlife and centuries of stories along the way.



Fun Facts

  • In the mid 12th century King David built the first stone castle of Inverness, which was destroyed in the Wars of Independence.
  • Remote Inverewe Gardens are an oasis of exotic plants, trees and shrubs warmed by the Gulf Stream overlooking Loch Ewe.
  • Hen Harriers are an Orkney success story. A rare bird in Britain Orkney was one of the only places the Hen Harrier could be found in 1900. Since then protected areas of heather and rough grazing have increased the bird's food supply (e.g. the Orkney vole!
  • Elgin's castle was the reputed scene of King Duncan's murder by Macbeth.
  • Balfour Castle on Shapinsay is the world's most northerly castle hotel.

Things to see...

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Tours that visit Highlands


Loch Ness and the Highlands

Loch Ness and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £50.00
from Edinburgh

The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction? Maybe you’ll find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands.

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Skye and the Scottish Highlands

Skye and the Scottish Highlands 3 Day Tour from £270.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Experience the best of the Scottish Highlands on this 3-day Isle of Skye tour.

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Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland with hotel pick-up

Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland with hotel pick-up 1 Day Tour from £50.00
from Edinburgh

The Ultimate Scottish day tour - a trip to Loch Ness through the picturesque scenery of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles

West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a wonderful drive through the picturesque scenery of the Western Highlands and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Glimpse of Scotland

Glimpse of Scotland 2 Day Tour from £165.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Highland history comes to life around every corner of this awe-inspiring two-day tour, with a host of castles, glens, lochs waiting to be discovered.

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Heart of the Highlands

Heart of the Highlands 2 Day Tour from £158.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

If you only have a couple of days to discover the true beauty of the Scottish Highlands then this is the tour for you.

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Road to the Isles

Road to the Isles 5 Day Tour from £610.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands on this relaxing and in-depoth tour.

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Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands 3 Day Tour from £465.00
from London

Escape from London to get a taste of historic Edinburgh and experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

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Best of Scotland

Best of Scotland 7 Day Tour from £1,350.00
from Edinburgh

This comprehensive tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands features all the “must see” destinations.

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Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands

Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands 2 Day Tour from £158.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

This short tour to Scotland’s picturesque North West Highlands includes the opportunity to visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle.

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Jacobite Steam Train, Glenfinnan and The Highlands

Jacobite Steam Train, Glenfinnan and The Highlands 1 Day Tour from £120.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a spectacular tour through the picturesque Scottish Highlands and take a return trip on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, the real Hogwarts Express.

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Loch Ness Explorer with Gourmet Taste of Scotland Afternoon Tea

Loch Ness Explorer with Gourmet Taste of Scotland Afternoon Tea 1 Day Tour from £88.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a tour to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness with a delicious Taste of Scotland afternoon tea included. It’s a feast for all the senses!

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Scotland's Northern Edge

Scotland's Northern Edge 5 Day Tour from £770.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Explore Scotland's northern highlands to experience ancient landscapes, grand castles and stunning coastal scenery. 

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Scottish Escape

Scottish Escape 7 Day Tour from £659.00
from Glasgow

Experience Edinburgh, Glasgow and the natural beauty of the stunning Scottish Highlands in the quieter months to enjoy the very best value.

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Skye, Orkney and the Highlands

Skye, Orkney and the Highlands 8 Day Tour from £1,260.00
from Edinburgh

Explore Skye, the Orkney Islands together with the Western and Northern Highlands in one spectacular tour.

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