A 5-Day Private Highland Tour: From Edinburgh to Isle of Skye, Discover the Beauty of Scotland
Day 1: Departing from Edinburgh – Forth Bridges, Dunkeld, The Hermitage, and Highland Folk Museum
Your private Highland tour of Scotland will start in Edinburgh, but can be customized to depart from any location within the country. Our first day begins with a visit to the iconic Forth Bridges, marvels of modern engineering. Next, we head to the picturesque village of Dunkeld, where you’ll explore the charming Dunkeld Cathedral. We then continue to The Hermitage, a stunning woodland walk with breathtaking views of Black Linn Falls.
Our final stop of the day is the Highland Folk Museum, where you’ll immerse yourself in the history of the Scottish Highlands. After a full day of exploration, we’ll arrive in Inverness for a 2-night stay.
Day 2: Inverness – Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, and the Whisky Trail
On the second day of our Highland tour, we’ll visit the historic Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last major battle fought on British soil. Delve into the history and legacy of the 1746 conflict at the interactive visitor center.
Next, we’ll explore the Clava Cairns, a well-preserved Bronze Age burial site. As we continue our tour of Scotland, we’ll embark on the famous Whisky Trail, visiting renowned distilleries and sampling some of the finest Scotch whiskies.
Day 3: Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, and Arrival in Portree, Isle of Skye
Day three begins with a visit to the legendary Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for the mythical Loch Ness Monster as we cruise along the scenic shores. We’ll then head to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed landmarks.
After a day filled with stunning landscapes and fascinating history, we’ll arrive in Portree, the largest town on the Isle of Skye, for a 2-night stay.
Day 4: Full Isle of Skye Tour
Our fourth day is dedicated to exploring the breathtaking Isle of Skye. We’ll visit some of the island’s most captivating attractions, such as the Fairy Pools, the Old Man of Storr, and the picturesque fishing village of Elgol. We’ll also explore Neist Point, known for its dramatic cliffside views and iconic lighthouse, as well as the beautiful Quiraing and Kilt Rock.
Day 5: Ferry from Armadale, Glencoe, and Return to Edinburgh
On the final day of our Highland tour, we’ll depart from the Isle of Skye via the Armadale ferry. Upon arrival on the mainland, we’ll journey through the awe-inspiring Glencoe, a valley steeped in history and natural beauty. Marvel at the towering mountain peaks and take in the atmospheric scenery before we make our way back to Edinburgh, completing our unforgettable 5-day tour of Scotland’s Highlands.
Book your private Highland tour today and experience the enchanting beauty and rich history of Scotland like never before.