Scottish Highlands holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

On a Scottish Highlands holiday you’ll discover the joys of endless fields of flowers in spring, while summertime brings hours and hours of sunlight. Autumn brings golds and reds to the mountain woods, while winter offers snow sports and charming Scottish festivities.
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
Take in Scotland, by trains, steam railways, ferries & feet, from £935 - £1135 (7 days) ex flights
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
A unique cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
First-class trip on Scotland's famous West Highland Line, from £275 - £300 (3 days) ex flights
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
Accommodation in the Cairngorms, from £42.50 - £47.50 per person per night incl breakfast
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £222 - £970 (3 days) ex flights
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Friendly West Highland bunkhouse on the Knoydart peninsula, from £17 per person per night
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from £1750 - £1820 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £985 - £1050 (8 days) ex flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Winter expeditions in Scotland, from £396 (3 days) ex flights
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye, from £495 - £500 (4 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Tomich self catering croft in the Scottish Highlands
Glen Affric Scottish Highlands self catering house, from £550 - £760 per week (sleeps 6-7)
Nairn hotel accommodation, Scotland
Quality accommodation with excellent cuisine & sea views, from £49 - £92 per person per night
Inner Hebrides cruise holiday, Scotland
A scenic cruise of the Scottish Isles from the Clyde to Oban, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Family-run walkers lodge in the Scottish highlands, from £21 - £40 (2 days)
Scottish Highlands and Hebrides walking holiday, Scotland
Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Northwest Highlands walking tour, from £1045 (8 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
A Scottish wildlife & nature holiday for mind, body and soul, from £750 - £800 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, short break in the Western Isles
An idyllic 4 day short cruise to the Scottish Western Isles, from £990 (4 days) ex flights
Argyll self catering cottage, Western Scotland
Fabulous remote holiday cottage on Scotlands west coast., from £395 - £645 per cottage per week
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Mountain sanctuaries for unique and dramatic views, from £199 - £454 (3 days) ex flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
Mountain skills courses, Cairngorms, from £225 - £559 (2 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands family holiday
Scottish family adventure in the Cairngorms, from £621 - £727 (6 days) ex flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Scotland winter snow and sunshine, from £648 (5 days) ex flights
Whale and wildlife holiday in Scotland
Marine & land wildlife tours in Scottish Highlands & Islands, from £2099 (9 days) ex flights
Yoga and relaxation holiday, Scotland
Award winning yoga & walking week in the Scottish Highlands., from £745 - £945 (8 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands walking tour, UK
High and low level walks and tour, from £380 - £425 (5 days) ex flights
Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break
Ecotherapy in a natural, transformative haven, from £285 - £730 (3 days) ex flights
Highlands of Scotland accommodation near Inverness
Retreats and holidays at Scottish Victorian woodland mansion, from £28 - £40 (1 day) per person per night
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
Award winning craft holidays in the Highlands of Scotland, from £745 - £945 (8 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
Scottish, wildlife adventures for active families!, from £415 - £750 (7 days) ex flights

83 reviews for Scottish Highlands holidays4 star overall rating

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Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Memorable parts? We were a small and delightful group of 6 travelers and 4 crew, including the skipper and a fabulous chef. We all got to know one another very well. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. Tips? Bring waterproof clothing and shoes. One day the water was rough and the wind was very strong. Those of us who... (more)Patricia Knowles
From £1880 excluding flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Excellent...particularly the West Highland Line (more)Michael Rose
Excellent holiday with wonderful hotels and superb organization, the sun followed us around Scotland ! (more)Joy Wessels
From £985 - £1050 excluding flights
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
From £42.50 - £47.50 per person per night incl breakfast
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
Wow, a number of exciting parts, firstly the train journey from Queen Street station to Fort William, absolutely superb. Staying at Inverlochy Castle, truly breathtaking location. Steam train. (more)Anne Feeley
From £1750 - £1820 excluding flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Memorable parts? The whole of our holiday was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery and wildlife. The only fault, we wished it didn't have to end! Tips? Don't forget your binoculars. Sensible shoes and a waterproof for when up on deck and the weather damp. Local benefits? I am not sure about these things as we didn't buy any... (more)julie Clease
From £1880 excluding flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
I loved it...I personally love venturing in to nature and the creative element meant I also left with something which I can now use back home (more)Katrine Roberts
The most memorable part was the excitement of watching the different colours emerging as we used natural dyes and the anticipation of what could be created using them. I have never felt so invigorated, and relaxed?!!!, at the same time. (more)Diane Peel
I loved the whole process of gathering natural materials (lichen, fungus, nettles, birch bark, etc) to dye the wool, the dyeing itself and the amazing array of colours we created with single and secondary dyes. (more)Jennifer Woodward
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? climbing LadhAR BHEINN Tips? COME PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A wonderful experience (more)May Diver
From £17 per person per night
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £648 excluding flights
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
On a scale of 1 to 10, my wife and I would rate it a 10 (and we normally can be somewhat critical) The hikes were great, our small group became very close,the B&B's we stayed at were clean, the food simple but very good and our guide (and our travelling companions) were some of the most interesting persons we have met in a long time. (more)Michael Baxter
Very good enjoyable and nicely tiring....Fellow travellers were very good and a lot of fun. Guide was very good and patient. (more)Gregory Forbes
The most memorable part of the holiday was Skye and Fort William and the Jacobite train journey. The other members of the group also made it a wonderful experience. (more)Tracey Turner
From £935 - £1135 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent holiday,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £268 - £970 excluding flights
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Memorable parts? Walking on snow at the top of Cairn Gorm mountain in July at a day time temperature of 28 degrees! Tips? Have an appreciation of scenery, wildlife, flora. be fit and not mind about being busy. There's loads more to do in the Aviemore region so think about extend your trip. The cairngorm discovery package gives you an excellent introduction to the region if you havent been before. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? We had amazing weather so the... (more)Gail Ashworth
From £199 - £454 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands walking tours
Memorable parts? Well, everything was memorable and exciting. Skye is a magical place. The accommodations ranged from excellent with charm and lovely people to absolutely fine. The only problem with the food was that I ate way too much. But the best of the best was our guide, Ian, absolutely top notch. He concocted for us some great mini adventures. Each walk was spectacular (a special spot in my heart for the Quiraing, though), with just the right amount of challenge. He was a delight... (more)Dominique Bousquet
From £1159 excluding flights
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Memorable parts? The hospitality shown by the hosts Rebecca and Andy, who welcome you warmly into their home. The meals were fabulous and the packed lunches the best yet. Tips? Stay longer than we did, do more walking than we did, it will be worth it. Local benefits? Yes - we walked into Aviemore, and took the local steam train back, had a drink in the local pub, bought goodies from the local store and visited a nearby village tearoom. Overall rating? Excellent,... (more)Stephen Brown
From £21 - £40
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Memorable parts? Learning to self-arrest with an ice-axe - sliding head first and face down on an icy slope! Tips? Bring lots of spare gloves. Local benefits? Yes, it provides local employment and the accommodation was as sustainable as possible and the activities cause no lasting impact. Overall rating? Very good, maybe not an experience I want to repeat but fulfilling to do once. (more)Dan Smith
From £396 excluding flights
Luxury Loch Ness apartment, Scotland
Most memorable was staying in the monastery & the wonderful views of Loch Ness. (more)Jenny Copeland
The accommodation was fantastic and the location was stunning. Climbing Ben Nevis was very memorable. (more)Maureen Richardson
The Abbey is beautifully sited just at the south end of Loch Ness and Fort Augustus is a pretty village (more)Vimty Muir
From £448 - £784 per accommodation per week (sleeps 4)
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £225 - £559 excluding flights
Conservation volunteering in Scotland
The most memorable part was meeting so many different people and doing 'work' for the greater good of Scotland's forest. (more)Karmini Takodra
Meeting a wide range of like minded people. Spending a lovely sunny day in an ancient Scottish forest counting Scottish pine trees....wow...a renewed love for my country. (more)Liz Scott
Come the end of the week we were all a little tired from the work, but also very proud of what we had done. Driving back to the lodge we came across a stunning natural pool and waterfall which we just could not resist and so dived (almost) right in and spent time relaxing among new friends. That and constantly swimming to try and stay warm! (more)Andrew Silander
From £81 - £350 excluding flights
Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays
Rosie was a unique hostess the yogateacher did a great job the surroundings were lovely the accommodation was perfect and the food was delicious the tours to Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the other places were absolutely fantastic the other guests were kind and charming the craft was a challenge (more)Pia Jeanne Arildsen
Very good (more)Sara Toyn
Just being there with intelligent, congenial people who were all involved in learning something unusual and useful from a wonderful young woman...It was terrific! (more)Norma Schneider
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Yoga and relaxation holiday, Scotland
It was really enjoyable and I would do it again. Rosie and her team are welcoming, thoughtful and talented and the excursions, activities and meals they provided were clearly planned and prepared meticulously and delivered with charm, good humour and élan. (more)M Mannas
Fantastic. I was lucky to have four other great women in the holiday too, but Rosie and Joanie made it wonderful. When ever I talk about my week with them I literally find my shoulders dropping and my speech slowing down, and the glow returning. (more)Lara Gisborne
Lovely experience, very relaxing, highly recommend it as a great way to spend a week and come back vitalised (more)Loretta Kinsella
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
From £150 - £170 excluding flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
It was one of the best holidays I spent with my family, truly relaxing. We all feel re-energised, taken care of. (more)Sarah Ghiglino
A very enjoyable holiday particularly for the children who have not stopped talking about it yet... Taking part in the bushcraft activity and watching our grandchildren as they tried wild foods and made fire. The enthusiasm with which they approached every new challenge and the knowledge that they gained is priceless. (more)Frank White
I loved it! It helped the environment and taught you a lot about the area and animals around you. We were kept entertained and had a really fun time - I will always remember this holiday. (more)saskia robinson
From £415 - £750 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was during dolphin-watching, when a baby dolphin with it’s' mother, dived in and out of the water, around both sides of our boat. They swam very close to us. Sarah, who steered the boat, knew the sea area near Cromarty and the Black Isle extremely well. She gave us an informative and exhilarating boat journey. Tips? This is a bespoke holiday so discuss with Deborah, the marine biologist, exactly what you would like to experience.... (more)Manjinder Jagdev
From £750 - £800 excluding flights
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
Memorable parts? The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches. Tips? Bring sensible... (more)Annie Hibberd
From €100 - €150 excluding flights
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
Memorable parts? Jacobite steam train and the ben Nevis range cable car and walks at the top. Tips? Look forward to having a great time! Local benefits? Yes, all of that. Overall rating? Responsible travel were very efficient and all travel went smoothly. The hotel is a superb venue, run by nice people. Clean, comfortable and great food. (more)Alison Tucker
From £275 - £300 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands luxury self catering accommodation
SUPERB, didn't want to come home...The house was memorably comfortable and well equipped especially in the kitchen, it was such a pleasure to have sharp knives, mixers, salad spinners and an aga. (more)Carrie Hawksworth
The setting of the cottage itself and views from the hot tub were most memorable. We were in Rose, the smaller cottage, and the views were beautiful...The whole family, including boys of 10 and 5, loved it. Being on a croft with the animals made it extra special. (more)Susanna Dermody
We had a brilliant time and it was everything we had hoped for. The accommodation deserves its 5 stars and is a very relaxing place. We prefer self catering as it provides the flexibility required with the baby, but appreciated the option to have homemade food prepared for us. (more)Paul Bradshaw
From £450 - £2200 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-16)
Ullapool self catering cottages, Scotland
Excellent! Exploring the local environment and seeing wild deer, seals and otters were the most memorable parts. (more)Lindy Brown
The 'Lochside Cottages' are in a beautiful spot, right on the shores of Loch Broom. Very peaceful and relaxing. Good access to hills in Assynt and Torridon for the more adventurous. (more)Elaine McAdam
The view from each window spectacular and so close to the loch that it was almost like being on a boat at times! Views changed with the stillness of the water or with the time of day and weather. Misty mountains at dawn to orange and red sunsets and each day and time different from dawn to dusk. (more)Julia Graham
From £190 - £600 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Caithness hotel in Thurso, Scotland
Memorable parts? Discovering new sites, talking with local people and having a wonderful meal for my birthday at the hotel! Tips? To be sure that they receive the right booking dates, the vouchers, etc. Local benefits? Certainly since we bought souvenirs and knitwear from locals (charity shops, souvenirs shops) and walking more than usual our bodies also benefited of the holidays! Overall rating? The hotel welcome was OK, but their administration not good... they... (more)Laurence Northcote
From £40 - £88 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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