Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness


Trip Info


Take a spectacular journey through the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye. Venture through a range of classic Highland scenery; experience many local gems and be inspired by myths and legends. We’ve got mighty Glencoe, the option to ride the ‘Hogwarts Express’ Jacobite Steam Train*, whisky tasting and ruined castles galore. From start to finish, every part of this trip reveals a little more of Scotland’s quintessential charm. 

*(mid-April till mid-October)


  • Isle of Skye
  • Jacobite Steam Train*
  • Loch Ness Cruise*
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Highland Capital Inverness
  • Culloden Battlefield (as featured in Outlander)
  • Glencoe
  • Fishing Port of Oban
  • Armadale Castle and Gardens & Museum of the Isles 


  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 3* B&B or Highland Hotel Accommodation (see accommodation tab)
  • Ferry Crossing ‘Over the Sea’ from the Isle of Skye*
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Clava Cairns
  • Audio Guides Available

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  • Trip on the World-famous Jacobite Steam Train* (reserve at time of booking)
  • Loch Ness Cruise* (reserve at time of booking)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre 
  • Armadale Castle and Gardens & Museum of the Isles 

Looking for a more budget friendly option? HAGGiS Adventures our sister company is the Wild Child of Scottish Adventures and offer backpacker tours with hostel shared-dorm accommodation.


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Limited Seats

"I highly recommend this tour! My daughter and I were treated to an experience well beyond our expectations. Our tour guide Tom went above and beyond to make sure that everyone was having a good time. His knowledge of history and passion for his country shone brightly every day and his storytelling abilities were wonderful. I am now left with precious memories and a strong desire to return and see more! "

Cindy, June 2019


DAY 1: Edinburgh to Oban

We leave Edinburgh at 9.00am and head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument with stunning views of the Castle. We try a dram of the ‘Water of life’ at a Highland whisky distillery before entering the Highlands heading through wild Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and on to the fishing port of Oban. (Overnight: Oban)

DAY 2: Oban to Isle of Skye 

SUMMER ROUTE - *(mid-April till mid-October)

Take the steam train* from Fort William and discover why this spectacular trip has been voted the best train journey in the world by Wanderlust Magazine. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies and take in the sweeping views of Loch Shiel. We arrive in Mallaig and take the ferry* ‘Over the Sea to Skye’. You can explore Armadale Castle and Gardens, the former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to our overnight destination. Tonight you'll sample some whiskies and hear about the 'water of life'(Overnight: Portree)

WINTER ROUTE - * (mid-October to mid-April)

Travel through some of the most scenic Scottish landscapes ranging from stunning mountains, shimmering lochs, misty glens to heather moors. We pass the Five Sisters of Kintail - graceful mountains which are enchanted daughters of the local chief waiting for their promised husbands. The route also takes us past the most photographed Scottish Castle; Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the Skye Bridge to the mysterious Isle of Skye and our overnight destination Portree where you will get to sample some whiskies and hear all about the 'water of life'. (Overnight: Portree)

DAY 3: Isle of Skye to Inverness

We explore more of the magical Isle of Skye with its awe-inspiring mountains, stunning coastline, myths and legends before returning to the mainland. On the way to Loch Ness, we stop at the incredibly photogenic Eilean Donan Castle and wind our way along the Great Glen to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands.
(Overnight: Inverness)

DAY 4: Inverness 

SUMMER ROUTE - *(mid-April till mid-October)

Hunt for the elusive monster with a cruise on Loch Ness before turning northward to the stunning beauty of the north-west Highlands. We take in the beautiful town of Beauly with its Priory dating back to 1230, then it's into the rugged and isolated mountains that secure Scotland's place as one of the last great wilderness in Europe before heading back to Inverness for the evening. (Overnight: Inverness) 

WINTER ROUTE - * (mid-October to mid-April)

Keep an eye out for the elusive monster while we drive the length of Loch Ness before heading north towards the stunning beauty of the north-west Highlands. We take in the beautiful town of Beauly with its Priory dating back to 1230, then it's into the rugged and isolated mountains that secure Scotland's place as one of the last great wilderness in Europe before heading back to Inverness for the evening.

DAY 5: Inverness to Edinburgh

We explore Culloden Battlefield, the scene of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat back in 1746 then the mysterious chamber cairns of Clava Cairns; which inspired the hit TV series Outlander. We head to Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral, on our way back to Edinburgh. The tour returns at approximately 5.30pm.


Trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train (only available at the time of booking - mid-April till mid-October)

The steam train was featured in a number of Harry Potter movies as the ‘Hogwarts Express’ and is an outstanding way to take in the beautiful scenery of the Scottish west coast. Starting in Fort William, the train travels through some of the most spectacular landscapes of Scotland. The Jacobite passes through Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard to begin his ill-fated claim to the throne in 1745. We cross over 21 arches of the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct with amazing views down Loch Sheil and head to the west coast. Look out for the ‘Small Isles’ of Rum, Eigg, Muck and the stunning white beaches used in films such as Local Hero and Highlander. 

Loch Ness Cruise (optional - mid-April till mid-October)

A cruise on the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, offering you the chance to catch a glimpse of Nessie and soak up the scenery. The boat uses the very latest hi-tech colour sonar and underwater imaging systems to enhance the hunt. You can use on-board audio guides that will immerse you in the history and legends of this fascinating loch or just relax with a coffee or beer in the on-board bar. Reserve your cruise at the time of booking to guarantee your seat.

Culloden Visitor Centre (optional, pay locally)

On 16th April 1746, Culloden was the site of the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland. Through an interpretive exhibition and a visit to the battlefield itself, you can learn why this hour-long conflict changed Highland life and world history forever. With ongoing archaeological research and fresh historical interpretations, the story is far from over… More recently, the popular TV series Outlander has used the years prior to the Battle of Culloden as a backdrop.

Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Explore magnificent historic gardens and woodland trails around the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle. Discover 1500 years of island history in the Museum of the Isles. The ‘spiritual home’ of Clan Donald, Armadale Castle was formerly the seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat.

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Departure Time

Tour departs at 09.00am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 05.30pm.


3* Bed & Breakfast (B&B) / Guest House

In most cases you are staying with a family who let out rooms in their home to visitors. B&Bs are renowned for being warm and friendly and many people feel that they offer a more authentic way to experience Scotland. These are generally located within one mile of the centre of town, although during peak season, this distance may be slightly further. Most offer a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast. All offer a comfortable room, en-suite accommodation and a warm Highland welcome. Breakfast is included in the cost.


3* Highland Hotel

Highland Hotels are smaller than typical Hotels ensuring a cosy and hospitable welcome. Facilities are more limited when compared with most Hotels situated in large cities, however, you can be assured of a comfortable stay within close proximity to the centre of town. They are usually family run and have their own individual style and character. They serve traditional Scottish breakfast and often offer a dinner option too. Breakfast is included in the cost.



Twin Room
One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room
One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

Family 3
One room with two separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and one bed suitable for one adult/child.


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