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5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour provided by The Hairy Coo

5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour
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Breathtaking scenery, beautiful Highland lochs, mountains and glens, ancient castles and historical sites, large vibrant cities and stunning locations. In 5 days we’ll show you all of these plus more of this wee country than any other tour of its length. All lead by your Ness Bus/Hairy Coo Guide. Be amazed by the landscapes on this tour. From the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and ancient standing stones of Kilmartin to Oban. We will take you to beautiful Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the Great Glen. Tour a Scotch whisky distillery, ancient castles, Loch Ness and spend a night on the Isle of Skye. Take a seal spotting cruise on Loch Carron, and step back millions of years among the geological wonders of Scotland’s far North West Highlands. Delve into the Jacobite Rebellions at Culloden Battlefield and locations from Outlander, Harry Potter and James Bond. Stroll across the world famous links of St Andrews Old Course and wander among the buildings of Scotland’s oldest University.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30740P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary accommodation reccommendations. Please get in touch if you require help.
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodaiton in Edinburgh, Oban, Portree or Inverness
  • Optional Extras, such as the Distillery Tour (temporarily unavailable). Purchasable on tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ben Nevis Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Skye Museum of Island Life
  • Entry/Admission - Plockton Harbour
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • The Hairy Coo - Scotland Tours, Administrative Office Only Suites 6 & 7 St John's Studios, 46A Constitution St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, UK Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
  • Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow G3 8AN, UK This tour also collects passengers from GLASGOW at 11:00am (Check in 10:45am). All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers. Those boarding in Glasgow should arrive at Kelvingrove by 10:00am if you like to explore the museum before joining the tour.
  • The Hairy Coo - Scotland Tours, Administrative Office Only Suites 6 & 7 St John's Studios, 46A Constitution St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, UK It is important to note, the tour concludes in Edinburgh only at the end of Day 5 and will not return to Glasgow.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary accommodation reccommendations. Please get in touch if you require help.
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodaiton in Edinburgh, Oban, Portree or Inverness
  • Optional Extras, such as the Distillery Tour (temporarily unavailable). Purchasable on tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ben Nevis Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Skye Museum of Island Life
  • Entry/Admission - Plockton Harbour
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
Departure details
  • The Hairy Coo - Scotland Tours, Administrative Office Only Suites 6 & 7 St John's Studios, 46A Constitution St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, UK Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
  • Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow G3 8AN, UK This tour also collects passengers from GLASGOW at 11:00am (Check in 10:45am). All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers. Those boarding in Glasgow should arrive at Kelvingrove by 10:00am if you like to explore the museum before joining the tour.
  • The Hairy Coo - Scotland Tours, Administrative Office Only Suites 6 & 7 St John's Studios, 46A Constitution St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, UK It is important to note, the tour concludes in Edinburgh only at the end of Day 5 and will not return to Glasgow.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • The Hairy Coo - Scotland Tours, Administrative Office Only Suites 6 & 7 St John's Studios, 46A Constitution St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, UK It is important to note, the tour concludes in Edinburgh only at the end of Day 5 and will not return to Glasgow.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 9, 2021
A note from 5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour
It is not possible for us to guarantee a 2-metre distance between parties while on board. Capacity will be based on the most up-to-date guidelines. Seating will be assigned by driver-guide. All guests must wear a mask or participation in the excursion will not be possible - no exemptions are made
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
32 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Oban
Day 2
Oban - Portree
Day 3
Portree - Inverness
Day 4
Inverness - North West Highlands
Day 5
Inverness - St Andrews - Edinburgh
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Isaac
Oxford, UK8 contributions
One of the best choices I have made
Going on this tour is one of the best decisions I have made. I was quite nervous to begin with as I usually travel alone but our tour guide John made us all feel welcome very quick. All of the stops and sights were so beautiful and like nothing I have seen before. The people on the tour were also very kind. Highly recommend!
Written January 25, 2021
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Kimberly L
1 contribution
Best way to see Scotland!
Aug 2020
Easily the best tour I have been on! I did the 5-Day tour with John as the tour guide and everything was amazing. John was super informative, fun and helpful and all the places we went to were stunning. Everything I could have wanted from a trip to Scotland! Such great value for money too. I travelled solo and made lovely friends on the trip and felt safe the whole time. I would definitely book with Hairy Coo again!
Written September 4, 2020
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Milly Jones
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5 Day Life Changing Tour of Scotland
Sep 2019
Back in late September I had the pleasure of doing a Hairy Coo tour for 5 days. I didnt know 100% what to expect from a smaller tour group as I'd just come off a looong Topdeck tour but from the get go, Stephen (our tour guide/tormenter haha) was welcoming, informative and hilarious with what seemed to be typical dark Scottish humour. He showed us places that you could only dream of- gorges, mountains, lochs and whisky distilleries..and each place we had lots of time to explore and take too many photos at! Isle of Skye was a highlight for me on this tour and our tour was making such good time one day on the Isle of Skye that we stopped off at a beer brewing place in Uig and it was there that I tried and loved 'Red Skye' by the Isle of Skye Brewing Company (this coming from a non beer drinker). Scotland is a breath taking, progressive and history rich country and The Hairy Coo tour group was the perfect way to see it! Cant recommend it enough! If you're reading this Stephen- thanks again for lugging my back breaking pink bag on and off the coach! Thanks for a great tour!
Written October 27, 2019
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Jon
4 contributions
Worth every penny
Oct 2019
Colin was our tour guide and we couldn't have asked for any better. So much to see and so much to learn about Scotland on this tour. I was honestly very sad when this tour ended. 5 days sounds like a lot but if you really want to get to know Scotland and have a good time doing so. This is definitely the way to go.
Written October 18, 2019
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Shayne Michael T
2 contributions
First time visiting Scotland
Oct 2019 • Solo
Very well done Callum for your first 5-day tour, it was great!
I had a blast, stunning views, nice little spots to explore, some parts of history, scottish culture included, nice group of people... overall amazing!!

I was glad to finish my vacation with the 5-day tour. I learned after that it was the last of this season... I got lucky on that. Don't miss out your chance. It was worth it!!! It was also well organized.

I would say 5 days is enough, it can get a little exhausting at the end. Maybe rework the fifth day to be more dynamic like the other days. But other than that, nothing bad to say about this. THANK YOU to all the team behind this!!!

I can't wait to come back!!
Written October 14, 2019
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Ariana
1 contribution
DREAM COME TRUE
Oct 2019 • Couples
Can’t recommend this tour enough! The guides are spectacular (especially Awesome Colin and Michael) and the stops were so incredible! I’ve dreamed of coming to Scotland since I was very young, and the tour covered all those places I’ve been wanting to see. Besides having the beautiful scenery around us it was made so much better having a guide (Awesome Colin) who was so passionate about the history and landscape of his country. I can’t wait for my next tour with Hairy Coo!!!
Written October 14, 2019
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Devinamahesh
11 contributions
You need to go for this one !
Oct 2019 • Family
So we’re a group of 3 from Dubai & Oh dear i already miss our guide COLIN. He was amazing, infact we were truly lucky for him to be our guide, just absolutely spectacular our entire 5 day tour was ! It felt like a dream come true, so comfortable and so much fun and COLIN told us so many stories about feries and the ancient scottish herritage and about beautiful mythical creatures while we visited those exact spots. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND COLIN ! He will just take your experience to another level, make sure youre safe in the heights and makes you do some crazy stuff !
Written October 7, 2019
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cdntravel_lovr
Montreal109 contributions
Great 5-day Highlands & Isle of Skye tour with Stephen!
There’s so much to see on this tour and the landscapes of the highlands and the Isle of Skye will take your breath away! Stephen was a great driver and guide - funny with a good dose of Scottish sarcasm, patient, and made sure everyone had a great time.

The B&Bs are typical UK accommodations, small but clean and functional. The Skye Inn was particularly nice. All the owners dis their best to accommodate the tour group, getting breakfasts ready on time for our early departure, etc.

Highlights were Glencoe, the view from the top of the mountain on the Isle of Skye, catching the Jacobite steam train, and seeing the many lochs and mountains. The seal tour on the boat also offered some lovely views.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hairy Coo Tours, if you’re looking for adventure and you bring your sense of humour, this is the right tour for you!
Written October 4, 2019
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Dylan
1 contribution
Amazing Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
My girlfriend and I went on the 5 day tour with our guide Stephen. Stephen was the absolute best! He was funny, knowledgeable and extremely proud to be Scottish. The tour itself went to each place we wanted to see and even made a couple extra stops when we were ahead of time. Everything was organized and taken care of for us making it easy for us to relax and enjoy our time travelling the Highlands. I would recommend travelling with the Hairy Coo to anyone interested in Scotland!
Written October 1, 2019
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Raymond Cornell
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Stephen’s incredible Scottish “get off my bus tour”
Had a an incredible time with Stephen on the 5 day tour and would recommend it in an instant. Even considering bring my kids on its
The tour and the soundtrack Stephen built to go with it, along with his incredible depth of Scottish history made this an incredible trip and an educational experience to remember.
He was always enthusiastic, and his chorus of “get off my bus” at the end of each day had me laughing and missing it now.
Written October 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent trip around Scottish Highlands
Had a such a fantastic day trip with our tour guide Stephen. He was very knowledgeable with lots of history and int
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Don't say yes, Say Aye!! 😁
I very much enjoyed the trip with our very knowledgeable and professional tour guide/driver, Stephen. You will lear
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Best guided tour ever
The 3 days trip was definitely a lifetime experience. It covered all the major locations, sights and landmarks. Eve
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If you’re looking for a tour of the Scottish Highlands, stop here…this is the one.
Going to the Isle of Skye has been a bucket-list for me. My girlfriend and I spent some time reviewing tour options
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Amazing scot martie in scotland
Absolutly amazing tour. Lots of sighseeing and history. Martie our brilliant coach driver / tour guide is a encyclo
Obilgetekin
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Great tour, great tour guide!
The tour mostly goes on the road since the distance is pretty long. However, when you have a tour guide like Steve,
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A truly unique experience of the Highlands!
This was a fantastic experience and truly worth taking a day out to do. Brian our tour guide was funny, engaging an
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A nice compact day trip with great guide
Steve is an absolutely passinate guide for this trip. Although I was concerning whether I can understand all the st
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Beautiful highlands
Great 3 day tour with Hairy Coo. Scotland is so beautiful however, I say go for independence. It's been a long tim
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Perfect way to spend a free day.
Great use of my free day in Edinburgh. Yes, we saw the sights, rode the boat, had some whisky but the narrative fr
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Great fun and very interesting!
Had an amazing day on this tour with our guide; Stephen. He was very knowledgable/informative and made the day very
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This Tour Is Fantastic!!!
AMAZING!! This tour was the highlight of my trip to Scotland!! Did a three day tour with their guide John (also kno
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Great Tour & Great Guide
Never have I left a tour thinking, ‘Do I have enough time to do this again tomorrow?’. But that’s exactly how I fel
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A nice 3 days in Scotland
It was a great tour. I was a bit sceptical about travelling with a tour but thanks to our guide Stephan, we had a g
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3 day Tour
Booking a three day tour with HairyCoo was the best decision to explore Scotland! Esp to visit Isle of Skye! Specta
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