Scotland’s islands really do let you get away from it all.
The gentler pace of life is infectious.
Their natural beauty takes your breath away. Local prehistoric treasures and native wildlife are fascinating and rewarding. A world away from daily hustle and bustle.
Things to see...
- The Orkney Chair is traditionally made of driftwood with a hand-stitched straw back the Orkney Chair kept its occupant warm through generations. Orkney Chairs are still hand made in Orkney and available to buy.
- The Canadian city of Calgary is named after the tiny village on the Isle of Mull.
- Dunvegan Castle is probably the oldest inhabited castle in the north of Scotland. The Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod have occupied it continuously for more than 750 years.
- Maeshowe on Orkney was discovered by Viking invaders who left grafitti on the walls.
- Fingal's Cave on the Island of Staffa was the inspiration to Mendelssohn to write the Hebrides Overture.
Tours that visit Islands
Get a taste of island life on a one-day tour to Skye from Inverness. If you’ve got more time we also feature multi-day tours from 2 to 13 days that visit Orkney and the Hebridean Islands.
Skye and the Scottish Highlands3 Day Tour from £225.00
Experience more of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer on this tour to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train3 Day Tour from £354.00
This magical tour combines a magical visit to the Isle of Skye with a trip on the World famous Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts’s Express!
Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides6 Day Tour from £841.00
Sample the captivating delights of Scotland’s Highlands and islands, exploring famous sights and discovering hidden gems in a land of rich history and charm.
Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands - replaced with 29615 Day Tour from £695.00
Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then tour through the Highlands to see Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the amazing Isle of Skye.
Hebridean Explorer Small Group Tour5 Day Tour from £585.00
Get away from it all on a magnificent short break to the Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris.
Hebridean Gems9 Day Tour from £1,120.00
Explore Mull, Iona, Skye, Harris and Lewis - five of Scotland’s most beautiful islands on one fantastic tour.
Highlands and Islands8 Day Tour from £955.00
This amazing tour unfolds to show you the magnificent scenery of Scotland’s West Coast as well as the Hebridean islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis.
Isles of Iona, Mull and Skye5 Day Tour from £550.00
A trio of Scottish Islands - Skye, Mull and Iona - awaits us on this magical Highland adventure.
Oban, Mull and Iona Small Group Tour3 Day Tour from £285.00
Discover the lochs, glens and mountains of the Western Highlands and explore the beautiful islands of Mull and Iona.
Orkney Discovery3 Day Tour from £340.00
Explore the best of the Orkney Islands on this short tour. It is the perfect accompaniment to your stay in the Highland Capital.
Orkney Explorer5 Day Tour from £585.00
This short tour combines wonderful Highland scenery with a fabulous two-night stay in the fabled Orkney Islands. It’s the perfect island adventure.
Orkney in a Day1 Day Tour from £114.00
Explore the Orkney Islands to discover fascinating pre-historic sights, wonderful birdlife and amazing seascapes all in one day from Inverness.
Road to the Isles5 Day Tour from £520.00
The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and the spectacular scenery of the Highlands make this a very special tour.
Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities13 Day Tour from £2,425.00
This epic tour will take you along some of the most famous routes in Scotland to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow and the islands of Skye, Orkney, Mull and Iona.
Skye, Orkney and the Highlands8 Day Tour from £990.00
Explore Skye, the Orkney Islands together with the Western and Northern Highlands in one spectacular tour.