Choose From 5 Amazing Tours
Choose a tour that works for you
Join me on a relaxing sightseeing day’s tour of Fort William and Glenfinnan, or journey through the mighty Great Glen by the side of Loch Ness.
Visit Inverness or drive over Culloden Moor. Cross the sea to the romantic Isle of Skye – or let me introduce you to Oban, Inveraray and Glencoe, or the remote West Coast of Scotland where the wild cat still roams.
Our Scottish Highland Tours offer you a small taste of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We visit places that coach tours do not go to, and we stop at places when YOU want to.
Discover Fort William & Glenfinnan
Our first visit on this Highland Day Tour has to be Glen Nevis, nestling beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
Glen Nevis is one of the finest, and most scenic glens in the Highlands, surrounded by massive slopes on all sides, and is where many blockbuster movies, including Braveheart, Rob Roy, Harry Potter, and Highlander, have been made.
Returning from Glen Nevis, we visit our very own 13th century Inverlochy Castle, complete with its impressive four towers and ramparts, on the way to the village of Spean Bridge.
Just beyond the village stands the evocative Commando Monument, with magnificent panoramic views of the Ben Nevis Mountain range.
We make our way across the Great Glen to Clan Cameron land – Achnacarry, the hiding places of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Clan rebels, and Second World War Commando training country – you can visit the museum or just be amazed at the breathtaking scenery, as we touch Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy. We then follow the Caledonian Canal onto, the Road to the Isles to historic Glenfinnan, and Loch Shiel.
We return by single-track road, around Loch Linnhe for a panoramic view of Ben Nevis and Fort William, boarding the car ferry at Corran and Ardgour to travel back home.
This tour has options:
- To include Glencoe and Kinlochleven – add one and a half hours
- If you want to visit the Ben Nevis Distillery – advanced booking is required
Discover the Isle of Skye
We begin our Day Tour from Fort William early today as we travel to Glenfinnan – Bonnie Prince Charlie and Harry Potter country – onto Lochailort, Arisaig and Morar, with magnificent views of the Inner Isles of Eigg and Rum, as we make our way to the port of Mallaig, where we board the car ferry to the Isle of Skye.
On the Isle of Skye you can visit the Clan Donald Heritage and Visitor Centre, with the Museum of the Isles, and ruins of Armadale Castle with the wonderfull landscaped Gardens, before crossing the island to the small village of Broadford.
We journey through the island, passing the mighty Red and Black Cuillin Mountains and the only malt whisky distillery on the island, ‘Talisker Distillery’ (option) with Dunvegan Castle as a secondary option, time permitting.
We travel to Portree, the largest town and capital on the Island, with its sheltered inland harbour, seafood restaurants and highland shops arriving around lunchtime
Our journey continues along the coast, with sea views to the islands of Raasay and Scalpay on the way to Kyleakin and the impressive Skye Bridge, with fabulous views all around, as we cross over to Kyle of Lochalsh and onto Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel, Invergarry and the Great Glen on the way back home. A really great Highland Day Tour.
This is a Full Day Tour
- To include Talisker Distillery – booking in advance is essential
- To visit the north of the Island requires an extra day on Skye – please enquire
Discover the Great Glen – Inverness & Culloden
Leaving Fort William on this day tour, we pass through Spean Bridge, Highland Clan Lands and Commando training country and into the Great Glen, carved out by the last Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago. Where the mountains rise directly from three deep and mysterious lochs, each different from the other.
Our journey takes us alongside Loch Lochy, to the place of The Battle of the Shirt, and onto Loch Oich the smallest of the three lochs, where we find The Well of the Seven Heads and hear its gruesome tale.
We travel on to Invergarry, following and crossing the Caledonian Canal as we go, and on to the village of Fort Augustus, where we have our first sighting of the great Loch Ness.
From here we travel alongside this world famous Loch, and the chance to look for Nessie the Loch Ness monster.
As we drive through the City of Inverness, capital of the Highlands, standing on the banks of the River Ness and the Moray Firth, we make our way to Culloden Moor where the last battle was fought on British soil, which ended the hopes of Bonnie Prince Charles and the Highland Jacobite Army.
We can make the return journey a circular route taking in the Cairngorm Mountain range and some breath taking landscapes and scenery, traveling through the highland villages of Aviemore, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Loch Laggan and remote glens and magical mountain scenery.
This is a full day tour
- Cawdor Castle – time permitting
Discover Oban – Inveraray – Glencoe
This is a very scenic tour, leaving Fort William heading south along Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven, passing small highland villages on the way to Ballachulish, with its historic slate quarry.
Surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery and passing the site of the Appin Murder, on which Robert Louis Stevenson’s book ‘Kidnapped’ was based.
Travelling along the coast through Appin and Duror we come to the magnificent Castle Stalker, built on its own island. We then journey to the mighty Dunstaffnage Castle, arriving around mid-morning in the picturesque town of Oban, Gateway to the Isle’s.
After spending some time in Oban, we move on to Inveraray, travelling through spectacular mountains and scenery. In Inveraray you can sample life in the 19th Century jail or visit the impressive Castle of the Dukes of Argyll and Clan Campbell.
On the return journey, we travel across the spectacular and remote “Rannoch Moor” and into the Highlands most infamous glen “Glencoe”, through Ballachulish and Loch Leven on to Fort William, following the shores of Loch Linnhe.
Please note this is a full-day tour with plenty of stops throughout the day
Discover the West Coast Peninsula
The most westerly point of the British mainland: this relaxing day tour takes us across the Corran Ferry, away from busy main roads and hectic lifestyles and onto the remote west coast peninsula.
Here we become accustomed to single track roads, haunting glens, great lochs and everyday Highland wildlife.
Travelling through the ancient extinct volcano we finally arrive at the working Stevenson lighthouse and tearoom – the most westerly point in the United Kingdom. Here you can visit the lighthouse exhibition, walk about the rocks and marvel at the fantastic views all around you, or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet – because we still have the return journey to go.
On the return journey we travel along another direction where you can walk out on the sand to Castle Tioram, on its own own island, the ancestral seat of Clan Ranald.
Back on the road again, and we stop at Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel, famed for Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 1745 Uprising, Harry Potter and many block-busting movies, before returning home.
This is a full day tour
About 1 Day Tours
Our Personalised Guided Tours benefit from your own Driver / Guide – They are NOT bus/coach tours
We visit places that coach tours do not go to – and we stop at places when YOU want to
- From 1 to 6 persons
- Island ferry charges are included in the cost of the tours
- We cannot guarantee the weather but we can guarantee the scenery
- Multiple tours can be arranged – please enquire
- Food and entry fees are not included in the cost of the tours
- Airport and city transfers can be arranged to take you to the Highlands
Hello and a warm welcome to
1 Day Tours
My name is Peter MacGillivray, a local man, born and bred in Fort William, and I am your guide and driver.
I am very passionate about the cultural heritage and history of our small country. Join me on one of our relaxing tours and adventures as we travel through our history, scenery and good conversation.