Best of the Highlands
4 day tour from £415 Book Now
Tour Summary

Best of the Highlands
4 day / 3 night tour

Price range: £415 - £795

This tour introduces us to Scotland's moods and landscapes, covering the country roads from the rugged west to the far north. Head northwards along the North Coast 500 route to reach the mighty cliffs of Duncansby Head and remote John O’Groats. Travel westwards through scenic Glen Carron to explore the Isle of Skye and iconic Eilean Donan Castle. This is the perfect introduction to the beauty of Scotland!

Glen Coe - stop to soak up the atmosphere of Scotland’s most famous glen

Isle of Skye - see the stunningly beautiful Cuillin Hills and visit colourful Portree

Eilean Donan Castle - visit one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles

Duncansby Head - enjoy the dramatic sea views and abundant birdlife

Dolphin Spotting - get an up-close view of the Moray Firth dolphin colony, hopefully

Movie locations - Highlander, 39 Steps and Trainspotting

Guest house accommodation included - hotel upgrade option available

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 3 nights guest house or hotel accommodation 
  • Location: Inverness (3)
  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (3)
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
  • Full day excursion to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye with local driver/guide
  • Full day excursion to John O'Groats and the Far North with local driver/guide
Tour Essentials
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned touring coach or mini/midi coach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced guide and/or driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges 
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From 87 High Street
Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1SG

Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:30 hrs

Child details

Child discount applies to children aged 3 to 15 years.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.

Price Notes

The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. You can up-grade to hotel accommodation at extra cost during the booking process.

Admission Prices 
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code:
ST 00014

Customer Reviews

  • Rating:
    18 Sep 2019

    We had a wonderful and thorough experience with the Best of the Highlands tour. Informative and welcoming guides, guided us through the beautiful Scotland Highlands, explored the castles and lochs, strolled the villages, and sampled traditional Scottish whisky and food. A highly recommended tour for travellers looking to appreciate Scotland Highlands!


  • Rating:
    31 Oct 2017

    We enjoyed the tour, Richie, Chris and Kevin had good knowledge of all the places that we visited.

    Edgar from Gurgaon, India

  • Rating:
    16 Oct 2017

    My only complaint is the Lunch stop should be a minimum of 1 1/2 hours allowing time to eat and at least visit the too...Portree, Especially...I also think the trip up to Inverness should allow a few more short picture stops

    Alison from Stittsville, Canada


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