This full day tour encapsulates what the Highlands are about: historic castles, stunning scenery, a ferry trip to Skye and visits to beautiful coastal villages. This tour really has it all; Urquhart Castle with its spectacular views down Loch Ness with 1,000 years of some of Scotlands most stirring history, Glenfinnan Monument the landing site for Bonnie Prince Charlies failed second and final rebellion and for fans of Harry Potter, the opportunity to watch as the Hogwarts Express crosses the Glenfinnan viaduct on its way from Fort William to Mallaig. The short ferry trip from Mallaig to Skye is truly beautiful as is the southern tip of Skye before proceeding to the enchanting small village of Plockton on Loch Carron. The final stop is Eilan Donan castle, made famous in ‘The Highlander’ movies. Steeped in Scottish history and dating back to the 13th Century, Eilan Donan is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland.


This tour leaves early to avoid the worst of the NC500 traffic during June to September so that you can marvel at the beauty of the Bealach Na Ba, the wild beauty of the drive to Torridon and the picturesque village of Sheildaig surrounded by the mighty mountains of Torridon, Beinn Alligin and Liathach. This tour truly captures the most stunning natural beauty that Scotland has to offer with the road trip up the Bealach Na Ba rivalling many Swiss mountain passes with unforgettable views across Wester Ross, the whole of Skye, the Islands of Rum and the Outer Hebrides. You will never forget this part of the tour. Onwards to Applecross where you can stop for some lunch, then take the coastal route back to Shieldaig hopefully encountering some Highland cattle en-route.