5, 7, 9 Days Tour of Scottish Islands the Highlands

 

Fully customized tour based on your exclusive requests, with comfort in mind

   There is a vast variety of attraction, venues and exclusive distilleries to visit and shop while enjoying unrivaled beauty of Scottish nature, culture, and history. Your Personal Chauffeur will serve your requests, offering local knowledge and options regarding itinerary alterations at your request, at any time, making sure your experience is fulfilling and most comfortable.

 

Our Multi-Day Castle and Whiskey Tours, are ideal for those who want to discover the Scottish Highlands at their full capacity. To ensure comfort, the driving distances can get minimized, by adding days on your tour. 

Meeting anywhere you request in the area of Edinburgh or Glasgow. Other locations are possible and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

Recommended tour time: 10:00 – 18:00 ( 8-10 hours, depending on your request)

 

Day 1 

Trossachs National Park 

10:00

  Your private Chauffeur will welcome you to our luxurious Jaguar XJ. Leaving Edinburgh and head to historical Stirling, while enjoying breakfast pastries and freshly made hot coffee or tea, in the car.

   Arriving at the William Wallace Monument. The amazing Tower sits at the top of a green hill and is a fine attraction that will enrich your knowledge and impression of the ancient battles and strive to freedom, lead by William Wallace.

    Continuing with your comfortable tour, there is the opportunity to drive through Glasgow, while moving towards Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There lays the village of Luss, at Alexandria. An opportunity to stretch and make a few excellent photos of the lake. You can choose to stop anywhere you like, at the quest for that perfect photo.

   Next stop is Inveraray, a traditional town of Argyll, overlooking the still waters of Loch Fyne. You can visit the Inveraray Jail and courthouse, now an award-winning museum that graphically recounts prison conditions from medieval times up until the 19th century. A highlight, of this area, is the Inveraray Castle and its gardens, an excellent example of Gothic revival architecture.

   Now heading to the Port of Kennacraig, where the ferry will take us to The Isla of Islay. The short cruise will last 2 hours, giving the opportunity to enjoy the views from the deck, or enjoy a drink and a snack on board the ship. 

   Landing on Islay, your Chauffeur will offer to drive you to your hotel. Proper dinner and even a proper pub, are always available and your Chauffeur will offer options at any time.

 

Day 2

Isle of Islay

9:00

  Islay is an excellent example of a Scottish island. It is also called the Queen of the Hebrides. Rich in history, epic scenery, and world-famous for its Whiskies.

    You can start the day at 9, or a bit later if you prefer a later start, and visit as many of the distilleries as you want. 

   The best 9 distilleries, on the island, are as follows:

  • Ardbeg
  • Lagavulin
  • Laphroaig
  • Bowmore
  • Bruichladdich
  • Caol lla
  • Bunnahabhain
  • Ardnahoe
  • Kilchoman

 

 The specialized whiskey tours of each distillery will complement your knowledge and experience of each, elevating your taste and senses. Fine snacks are always served in the car when moving between attractions and sites, and an option for proper lunch and dinner is always there for you when you wish it.

   The last ferry to the mainland is in the afternoon. If you wish to spend an extra day on Islay, in order to enjoy each Whiskey Distillery with the time they deserve, including actually enjoying the scenery with more comfort, it can certainly be arranged and is highly recommended.

   When leaving Islay, get the chance to visit Port Askaig and enjoy a drum of fine whiskey, or refreshment, at the pub there, while waiting for the last ferry. On the ferry, the view of the Island of Jura is stunning and again another fine moment for photography.

 

    We suggest you stay the night at a hotel near Tarbert, the nearest town. An option for a fine Castle Hotel is also available if you are looking for something extra special.

 

Day 3

Oban, Glen Coe, and Fort William

   Enjoy Full Scottish Breakfast at your hotel, or the town of Tarbert, as you please. By early noon we reach Oban, just 90 minutes away.

    Oban, also called Seafood Capital of Scotland, is a beautiful resort town, at the western shores of Scotland. In Gaelic, it means “small bay”. It is one of the most bustling ports with treasures to discover. It is also the gate to the islands and the Hebrides.

    From outstanding views to basking shark diving, Oban has it all. The bay has the shape of a horseshoe and is one of the best places to enjoy fresh seafood.

   There are many options, from the overlooking Mc Caig’s Tower, the Dunollie Castle and Museum, Oban War and Peace Museum, the Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel and much more. One of the most popular destinations is Oban Distillery, giving you the option to explore Whiskey making and tasting.

   Early dinner at one of the best seafood restaurants is a must, where you can enjoy from Sea Bass to Lobster, with a view to the sea.

   If time allows and if you would like to admire one of the most photoshoot locations in Scotland, we can make a little deviation to Glen Coe, for its stunning views. 

    Now heading towards Fort William and Spean Bridge, to check in to your hotel. 

 

There are options for a late snack and even proper pubs, to enjoy local flavors and Whisky, just before you check-in for the night.

 

Day 4

Isle of Skye

   Enjoy breakfast at your comfort. Our tour now heads to the Isle of Skye. Just before the bridge that will allow us to reach the island, it is certainly worth it to visit Eilean Donan Castle. This 13th Century castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland, offers a unique experience to see how life was in a real castle, on a journey that takes you through time and history. 

 

   Now driving over Skye Bridge and, well you guessed it, we are now officially on the island. You have many options for attractions and places to visit. We recommend a visit to the two World Famous Whisky Distilleries of Torabhaig and Talisker, which they both offer their specialized tours, to enrich your knowledge and experience of Whisky. 

 

    On the same day and on our road, is Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Another 13th-century castle which was remodeled early 1900, overlooking majestically the shores of Loch Dunvegan.

 

    Checking in to your hotel. Dinner and a late drink are always an option, for some well-deserved rest.

 

 

Day 5

Loch Ness and Inverness

 

   Start your day with hearty breakfast. Today we can continue and complete the Skye tour with its natural beauties. 

 

    One of the most impressing sites is The Old Man or Storr. It is the most photographed highlight of Skye. Movies such as Prometheus where shoot there. It’s a magnificent pinnacle of rock that stands proud and tall, visible for miles. You can walk the 45 minute way for the best viewpoint, and really do some serious photoshooting. A memory to live forever. 

 

   Just down the road, there is the Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall. A rare combination of basalt columns atop a sandstone base.

   The other Skye Highlight exactly here, on the same location, is the Mealt Waterfall, which plummets into the icy sea below, with the Kilt Rock at the background.

    Another option is to visit Staffin beach, where you may discover the dinosaur footprints on the beach.

    Finally and before leaving Skye, a very popular attraction is the Fairy Glen, best to visit in a misty day. 

 

   As we leave Skye, there is the option to drive to famous Loch Ness and even stare for Nessie the monster. There is even a museum specifically for this if you wish to enhance your knowledge about the lake, its history, and its legends.

   There also lies the ruins of Urquhart Castle, a once-great stronghold with perfect views of the loch Ness.

    Next, we head towards Inverness for an early dinner, the unofficial Capital of the Highlands. 

    If the above natural sights of Skye and the Highlands are not your first priority to experience, there are more famous Whisky Distilleries to visit, such as Glen Ord, Cardhu, Tomatin, Balblair, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie and much more. You may choose to visit exactly what you wish, as well as have a stop and a break absolutely anywhere you please, as your personal Chauffeur will serve your requests.

 

   You can choose the scenic route, through the National Park and towards Callander, while enjoying drinks and snacks in the car. Just before reaching Edinburgh, our tour will have the opportunity to have a little break and admire the Queensferry Bridges by night. 

    Relax in our comfortable car as your Chauffeur will drive you to your door.  

 

   The tour can be extended to as many days as you may desire, in order to include more visiting options, satisfy your curiosity and need, to explore, with the most comfort possible.

 

What you get:

 

Your private Chauffeur, to serve all your requests, at any time

Door to door service

The premium luxury Jaguar XJ

Fine snacks

Chilled soft drinks

Bottled water

Hot coffee and tea made to order

Premium umbrellas, for the event of rain

WiFi

Tablets ( on request )

Portable video games for our younger passengers ( on request )

Power bank and chargers for any of your devices ( on request )

Fully insured, for you and your luggage

 

Places you can visit:

  • Stirling
  • The Wallace Monument
  • Glasgow
  • Loch Lomond
  • Luss, Alexandria
  • Dunvegan town
  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
  • Isle of Islay
  • Tarbert
  • Oban Distillery
  • Oban Town
  • Fort William
  • Spean Bridge
  • Eilian Donan Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Fort Augustus
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness
  • Callander (scenic route)
  • Queensferry Bridges
  • Edinburgh by night

Cost per day: 615£ per car, for up to 4 passengers

 

The package does not include tickets to hotels, ferries, venues and restaurants. Those can be included at additional cost, on request.

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