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

  • The ancient burial mounds of Clava Cairns are between three and four thousand years old.
  • Skara Brae is older than the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Orkney's Ring of Brodgar is 3 times larger and 1000 years older than the famous stone circle of Stonehenge in England.
  • Queen Victoria came close to buying Ardverikie House. The reason she chose Balmoral Castle was because she visited Ardverikie in July and couldn't stand the midges. Ardverikie is the 'big hoose' in Monarch of the Glen TV series.
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie landed at Glenfinnan to raise his standard in 1745 and start the Jacobite Rebellion.
  • Fort George, built after the Battle of Culloden, is still in use as a military barracks to this day.

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 £59.00
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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Jacobite Steam Train, Skye and Highlands Tour

Jacobite Steam Train, Skye and Highlands Tour 4 Day Tour from £790.00
from Edinburgh

Exploring the magical Isle of Skye and the picturesque Scottish Highlands including a trip on the real Hogwarts Express makes for a very special touring experience.

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Skye and the Scottish Highlands

Skye and the Scottish Highlands 3 Day Tour from £400.00
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, Glencoe and the Highlands

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £60.00
from Glasgow

This popular “Scotland in one-day” tour will introduce you to some of the finest scenery the Highlands has to offer including, of course, Loch Ness

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands

Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands 1 Day Tour from £62.00
from Edinburgh

Take your sightseeing to the Max on this amazing tour to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. This is Scotland’s most famous day tour!

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

Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland with local pick-up 1 Day Tour from £69.00
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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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle 1 Day Tour from £57.00
from Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. Come with us to explore the Magical Isle and stunning Eilean Donan Castle

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Heart of the Highlands

Heart of the Highlands 2 Day Tour from £210.00
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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Loch Ness Explorer

Loch Ness Explorer 1 Day Tour from £58.00
from Edinburgh

The ultimate Loch Ness Experience. This “Scotland in a day” tour combines many iconic must-see sights including Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms National Park.

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Skye, Orkney and the North Coast 500

Skye, Orkney and the North Coast 500 8 Day Tour from £1,570.00
from Edinburgh

Discover the scenic beauty of the North Coast 500, sail over the sea to Skye and explore the ancient history of the Orkney Islands on this magnificent tour.

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Glasgow, Loch Ness and the Highlands

Glasgow, Loch Ness and the Highlands 3 Day Tour from £595.00
from London

During your time in London come north to explore the lively city of Glasgow and discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

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Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands 4 Day Tour from £845.00
from London

Leave London behind to discover the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands

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Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North

Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North 5 Day Tour from £1,030.00
from London

On this short break from London discover elegant Edinburgh then head to the Highlands to explore the Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands.

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Dunrobin Castle and the Northern Highlands

Dunrobin Castle and the Northern Highlands 1 Day Tour from £56.00
from Inverness

Take a fascinating journey to the very tip of Scotland, exploring landmarks steeped in history every step of the way.

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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 £210.00
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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