the ultimate tour of scotland
The 5-Day tour is our crowning jewel; if you want to fully explore the country. Our group size is limited to only 16-guests on our 5-day tour to allow us access to even more remote locations.Your knowledgeable, passionate and experienced driver-guide will be there to take the strain out of such a journey, leaving you free to relax and enjoy.
On this tour, you won’t just visit the essential tourist locations, but also towns and landmarks you’ve never heard of or knew you were missing on your bucket list. You can tour a whisky distillery, explore ancient castles, decide where in Scotland truly does the best seafood and ‘monster hunt’ at Loch Ness. If you don’t spot Nessie, it won’t get in our way… we’ll also take you on a seal spotting cruise along the coast of palm-tree lined Plockton on Loch Carron. Yes, you read correctly – palm trees!
You’ll learn about Jacobite Rebellions and the lasting legacy of Culloden Battlefield, while stepping foot on film locations used for ‘Outlander’. Further along the Hollywood trail, you’ll see locations used for ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Braveheart’ and ‘James Bond’ to name a few.
Much more than that, you’ll really start to feel like a local. By the end of the trip you’ll know your ‘ayes’ from your ‘naws’,and when to ‘hold yer wheesht’. You’ll experience Scotland in a way that very few do and see what talents or stories make every corner of this country so ‘braw’.
During your unforgettable tour, you will spend one night in Oban, another in Portree on the Isle of Skye and two nights in the Capital of the Highlands, beautiful Inverness.
April – October
November – March
Departs Edinburgh on Day 1 at 8:15 am
Departs Glasgow on Day 1 at 11:00 AM
Returns to Edinburgh only on day 5 at 6:30pm
Ruins of a 16th century castle with truly jaw-dropping views of the Assynt range.
Step in the footprint of kings
Below the breezy palm trees, theres some seal spotting to be done!
A place of peaceful reflection for some, and an out-this world filming location for others….
Glasgow (Pick Up Option 2 at 11:00am)
Luss by Loch Lomond
Fort Augustus & Loch Ness
Eilean Donan Castle
Old Man of Storr
Flora McDonald's Grave
Museum of Highland Life
Plockton Seal Tour
Wester Ross Trail
North Coast 500
Ardvreck Castle by Loch Assynt
Knockan Crag Nature Reserve
Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness
Cairngorm National Park
Arrive Back In Edinburgh
Optional Extras – prices subject to change
(Museum of Island Life £3)
(Eilean Donan Castle Tour £7)
(Calum’s Seal Tour £12)
(Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting £5)
(St Rule’s Tower & St Andrews Cathedral- £9)
The shortest commercial flight in the world is
from Westray to Papa Westray in Orkney.
It takes just 47 seconds!
Our driver guides are Scotland obsessed.
Their knowledge of Scotland will entertain and excite you throughout your tour.
They’ll share their passion for the place they call their home, leaving you with a piece of Scotland in your hearts forever.
For this tour, you will require accommodation for a one night stay in Oban, a one night stay in Portree and a two night stay in the city of Inverness.
When booking, you will have the option of requesting that we book accommodation on your behalf.
Accommodation is not included in the price of your tour and will be payable on arrival to the supplier upon check in each day.
All information surrounding accommodation, including estimate prices, can be found on our accommodation page.
Your Tour Departure
This is the only Hairy Coo tour to offer departures from both the city of Edinburgh and the city of Glasgow.
We’ll pick you up first thing in the morning to begin your trip at the city centre meeting point, Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.
Check-in for your tour will commence at 8:00 AM Seats are unreserved so we recommend you arrive early if you have a preference of where you would like to sit.
Departure will promptly be at 8:15 AM. We’re unable to wait for guests who are late due to the time restraints of the jam packed itinerary we have planned.
We’ll pick you up first thing in the morning to begin your trip at the entrance of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The full address is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG. Please make yourself known to your driver-guide, who will be wearing a Hairy Coo branded uniform.
Check-in for your tour will commence at 10:45 AM. Departure from the museum will promptly be at 11:00 AM.
Please Note: Those in your tour who boarded in Edinburgh will have about 1-1.5hrs to explore the museum prior to your departure time. If you would also like the opportunity to walk around the museum, we recommend you arrive at 10:00AM.
We aim to get everyone back to Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket on Day 5 at approximately 6:30 PM. The tour will conclude at Deacon’s House Cafe in Edinburgh only and will not return to Glasgow.
Amazing trip! Stephen the tour guide was brilliant! He had great stories and was very knowledgable about the places we were going.
Amazing landscapes and overall worth the money!
Fun & Entertaining day A wonderful day in a small group visiting some of the highlights of Edinburgh surrounding. Our driver/guide Allistar was fun & engaging, telling us interesting facts in between the different stops.
Fun Adventure We loved the tour that took us to Deanston Distillery, the highlands, and Loch Ness. The driver was fun and made the tour interesting! We had a great time.
5 day tour with Callum Excellent trip, lots of places seen,Callum our guide was a good story teller, informative and funny to boot, made the tour that much better!
I day distillery and highland tour Scott our driver was excellent and very informative made the trip enjoyable with his great jokes and brilliant music selection.