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Scottish Highlands Express - Private

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Enjoy a private excursion around the stunning Highlands

This express private tour will take you around the Scottish Highlands, giving you the opportunity to view spectacular landscapes and discover historical sites in less time. Designed to fit as many of the top sights as possible in five days, your private guide will recommend and adjust stops along the way based on your interests. The itinerary includes the capital city Edinburgh, and the Highlands, including iconic sites such as Loch Ness and Glen Coe.

Looking for the winter version of this tour?

5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 2428 GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local experts in Scotland
  • Great customer reviews

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— Book With Confidence

  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • See the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Walk along the mysterious Loch Ness and visit the castle on its shores
  • Visit Kilchurn Castle, one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland
  • Enjoy some quiet time in nature at the Trossachs National Park
  • Experience the stunning west coast around Oban
  • Explore the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness, and its surroundings
  • Take in the breathtaking beauty of Glen Coe
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i


Castles and Royalty i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Heritage i, Highlands i


Apr - Oct




Castles and Royalty i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Heritage i, Highlands i

Driving distance

670/420 km/mi


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.


    Upon your arrival in Edinburgh, you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in the city centre. For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon walking through the city, strolling along the Royal Mile and exploring the Old Town and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit within the city centre, including the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh.

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    Today your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable vehicle. On the way you’ll have many possible stops, such as the picturesque village of Dunkeld, the 13th-century Blair Castle and the Highland Folk Museum inside the Cairngorms National Park. Arriving near Inverness, you have the option to visit the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, to see where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746, marking "the beginning of the end for the Highlands." Nearby you could also roam around Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones dating back roughly 4,000 years.

    Spend the night in Inverness area.

    Driving distance: 251 km / 156 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours

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    Your guide will drive you south along the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness, where you’ll stop to visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition or try to spot the notorious and elusive monster, Nessie. You can also explore the nearby Urquhart Castle ruins on the shores of the loch. You’ll then make your way south past Fort William and Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before making the worthwhile detour past Scotland’s most famous valley, Glen Coe, which offers breathtaking scenery. Continue to Oban, known as the “The Gateway to the Isles” and “The Seafood Capital of Scotland”.

    Spend the night in Oban.

    Driving distance: 180 km / 110 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours

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    Today’s drive will take you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park back to Edinburgh. On the way, you can visit Kilchurn Castle at Loch Awe, one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland. We recommend a stop at the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, where you could visit Inveraray Castle. You may want to also stop for a walk in the ancient village of Luss, with its characteristic stone cottages overlooking the shores of Loch Lomond. Later on, for a fun photo opportunity, don’t miss Doune Castle, featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander. If time allows, you could also stop by Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top attractions, or at the Kelpies, two impressive horse-head sculptures.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

    Driving distance: 250 km / 155 miles

    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours 

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    On your day of departure, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you directly to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may take your last few hours to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Edinburgh’s many museums, or take one last stroll through the charming city centre.

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

A stress-free and seamless trip

Travelling with Nordic Visitor made our trip stress-free and seamless. We enjoyed all the parts of our trip and appreciated our guide's suggestions for little added adventures along the way. We felt like we fit so much into just one week.

An adventure I will never forget

The travel agents at Nordic Visitor were very helpful and easy to work with. It was the tour guide that took me around Scotland for four days that made my trip an adventure I will never forget. I would recommend Nordic Visitor and particularly Pete, my tour guide, for anyone who wants to see Scotland in a very personal way.


Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

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Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with well-appointed guesthouses or country hotels.



Standard rooms in four-star hotels or boutique guesthouses in combination with Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.


Price per person from

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Approx 2428 GBP

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Our best price per person when booking for two.


Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, the itinerary, accommodation, and other useful information for your travel.

This package is one of our private tours, which means you will have a dedicated and private local guide at your side throughout the trip. You will enjoy private transfers to and from the airport, and a private drive around the Highlands. Because it is just you and your guide, that means it will be easily tailored to your unique needs and interest. Get in touch to customise this package further, for any additional nights before and after the trip or other changes to the itinerary.

This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland and share their local knowledge, including hidden gems and stories, with you along the way. Depending on availability and on the size of your travelling party, we can offer a range of vehicles, such as premium executive cars, 4-wheel drives and a 16-passenger Mercedes-Benz mini-bus.

Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels and guesthouses around the country based on personal experience and comfort. Please note, that generally in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we often select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are, in some cases, no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

If you are planning on arriving in Glasgow, you could book a private transfer from Glasgow Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh to start the journey in a comfortable way. During certain tours, you will have the options to end your trip in Glasgow, rather than Edinburgh, if that is more convenient for you.

All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.


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