Ring of Brodgar

9 Day Highlands & Islands Tour

Experience the the best of our rugged highlands and peaceful islands, on a 9 day escorted tour. Accommodation, breakfast, evening meals and attraction are all included.

This popular Highlands & Islands tour underlines the many contrasts of Scotland; beautiful island and coastal landscapes - the highlights include: the majestic Highlands, magical castles, remote historic places and does so in a relaxing 9 days. Take in the contrasting scenery that Scotland has to offer, from the lochs and forests of the mainland, to the mountainous landscapes of Skye and the Cairngorms as well as the history and culture of the Outer Hebrides. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape; exploring the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and Scotland’s first National Park, the fairy-tale castle of Inveraray and fabulous Glencoe, steeped in history with dramatic scenery. Overnight nr Glencoe.

Day 2 takes us west on the spectacular “Road to the Isles” providing wonderful views across the Sound of Arisaig to the Small Isles of Eigg and Rhum. Our journey takes us past Neptune’s Staircase on our way to take the ferry “Over the Sea to Skye”. Overnight Skye.

Day 3  is a tour of the Island of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the Island capital, Portree. Heading north we take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility. Overnight Skye.

Day 4 we travel by ferry from Skye to the Outer Hebrides and we will spend the afternoon exploring the dramatic beauty of the Isle of Harris with highlights including the Golden Road and stunning Luskentyre beach. Overnight North Harris.

Day 5 we explore the rich history of Lewis which has been inhabited by man for around 5000 years or more. Visiting the ancient Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, and a traditional blackhouse village we will discover the ancient way of life. Overnight Lewis.

Day 6 allows more time to explore Lewis before we head back to the mainland past the Summer Isles and venture through Wester Ross. This is a very old landscape and the area is well known for its spectacular mountain scenery, especially the Torridon Hills. Overnight nr Inverness.

Day 7 we head south into the "Capital of the Highlands"; Inverness and on to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the last Jacobite rebels who fell here. Iconic Loch Ness is next up with fabulous scenery and picturesque villages along the way. Overnight nr Inverness.

Day 8 explores the Cairngorms National Park with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. Heading south, we take in Carrbridge, Aviemore and Pitlochry with the opportunity to visit the whisky Distillery. Overnight Pitlochry.

Day 9 explores Highland Perthshire and the beautiful village of Dunkeld before we head south to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridges. A leisurely visit to Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code, will be enlightening before we enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming medieval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping.

What We Include

  • Your own tour co-ordinator who will work with you to provide the best itinerary to suit you.
  • Accommodation Handpicked by Best Scottish Tours
  • Quality B&B lodgings
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • A luxury touring vehicle with ample space for all luggage and passenger
  • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle
  • Your own driver/tour guide

What We Don’t Include

  • Airfares
  • Lunch/snacks and dinners
  • Drinks / Beverages
  • Attractions
  • Gratuities

Our tours operate on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis where possible with lunch and beverages excluded. Where dinner is not included in your accommodation, an allocation per head is organised at that evening’s restaurant. 

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From £3940 per adult


Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Best Scottish Tours

137 Ardenslate Road
Kirn
Dunoon
Argyll
Scotland
PA23 8GZ

Tour information

Starting

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow

Length

9 Days

Transport

  • Driver guide
  • Minibus
  • Walking

Type

  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)

Languages

  • English

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Food and drink
  • Landscapes
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Walking

Tour prices


From £3940 Per Adult

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Opening times

Mon 09.00 - 17.00
Tues 09.00 - 17.00
Wed 09.00 - 17.00
Thur 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Sat 09.00 - 17.00
Sun 09.00 - 17.00

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