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A Custom & Bespoke Tour from anywhere in the U.K.

We have been running Custom and Bespoke tours for around 15 years. Collecting you from your city hotel or airport and being your driver/guide for the length you need. Working together on your tour and travelling in a minivan seating up to six with adequate luggage room. (Up to eight passenger vehicle also available at additional cost).

Early booking to get best prices at accommodation is advised as high season prices can be very high

This allows you to tailor your tour to your requirements.

Example Tour from Edinburgh

Collecting you from your Hotel or Edinburgh Airport we travel to start our tour at Stirling Castle the gateway to the Highlands this immense Castle was fought over from the time of William Wallace. We allow 2-3 hours here before heading through the trossachs or Loch Lomond to our overnight stay in the quaint town of Oban.

Early the following morning sees us board the Mull ferry to Craignure where we will visit the holy Island of Iona and its Abbey founded by St Columba in 563 A.D. Later in the day finds us at Duart Castle home of the Maclean clan or alternatively Tobermory the capital of Mull, her time to shop before boarding the Fishnish ferry to the Ardgour Peninsula and onward to our overnight stay of Fort William. The town dominated by the highest mountain in Britain Ben Nevis.

Morning sees you boarding the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig famous for the Harry Potter Film where the Hogwarts Express can be seen crossing the Glenfinnan Bridge. Arriving in Malliag in time for lunch the ferry to Armadale Skye here is the MacDonald of Sleat Castle and visitor centre where we take time to visit. We travel towards Portree for our overnight stay.

Morning sees us travel around the North of Skye taking in the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Flora MacDonalds grave, the Museum of Island Life, Faerie Glen, and Dunvegan Castle home to the MacLeods of Skye for 800 years here you will see the Faerie Flag.Overnight again in Portree.

This day sees us travel from Skye and visiting Eilean Donan Castle (Talisker Distillery can be visited as an option), Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed castle's in the world and has been seen in around 23 movies remember "Highlander" or "The World is Not Enough".After our visit here and lunch at a nearby Highland Inn. After lunch we travel to Inverness via Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle the iconic symbol of the Lake. Inverness the Capital of the Highlands is our overnight destination.

Today sees us visit Culloden Battlefield the last major engagement on British soil, it was here that Bonnie Prince Charlies mainly Highland Army was defeated by the Hanoverian Army of the "Butcher Cumberland" The visitor centre has a shop and cafe. A short hop down the hill is Clava Cairns a series of Bronze age burial cairns. Continuing our Jacobite theme we travel to Fort George the huge structure built by the Government to contain Clan aggression. Lunch is at Cawdor Tavern before we visit the Castle mentioned in Macbeth. Here we wonder around a 1370 castle still lived in by the same family for 600 years, and its gardens.We overnight again in Inverness.

The morning sees us leave Inverness travelling south through the Cairngorms to the Highland Folk Museum,and then on to Blair Castle to compare the too extremes of life in the past. Late Afternoon will see us arrive in Pitlochry the gateway to the Highlands where we stay overnight.

Next day we leave Pitlochry after a visit to the shops, making our way to the Fair City of Perth and time to visit Scone Palace where the Scottish Kings where crowned time to wonder the grounds and Palace before our travel back to Edinburgh where our tour completes.

This is an example of a custom tour but yours can take in Islay, Orkney, Harris or Lewis, Inverary Castle, Dunrobbin, the Borders, a Speyside Whisky Tour etc; the options are only limited by your time and choice.

Contact details

Highlandtourguide.com
Edgemoor Park
Balloch
Inverness
Inverness-shire
Scotland
IV2 7RA
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Minibus
Type
Bespoke Private

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Tour company information

Highlandtourguide.com

Private professional tour guide provider with 15 years of driver guiding touring experience and over 50 years of Scotland and the Highlands. Based in Inverness with touring throughout Scotland. Tours of the major attractions in the Highlands including Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor, Dunrobbin and Eilean Donan Castle's including Skye, Speyside and Highland Whisky Tours, Ancestry and Clan Tours. Island hopping to Mull, Iona, Skye and Islay. Tours are from a day to custom and bespoke tours of however many days required.

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