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

returning summer 2021!

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.

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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



A snippet of your Hairy Coo tour experience

Ruins of a 16th century castle with truly jaw-dropping views of the Assynt range.

Ardvreck Castle

Step in the footprint of kings

Dunadd Hill Fort

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….


5-Day Tour Plockton
5-Day Tour Glencoe, Scotland
5-Day Tour Glenfinnan Viaduct
5-Day Tour Old Man of Storr
5-day Tour Bridge
5-Day Tour Culloden Battlefield

Tour Itinerary

Day 1


Depart Edinburgh

Glasgow (Pick Up Option 2 at 11:00am)

Kelvingrove Gallery

Luss by Loch Lomond

Arrochar Alps


Kilmartin Glen


Approx 6:30pm


Optional extra

Day 2


Depart Oban


Glenfinnan Viaduct

Whisky Distillery

Fort William

Commando Memorial

Great Glen

Fort Augustus & Loch Ness

Glen Shiel

Eilean Donan Castle

Skye Bridge


Approx 6:30pm

Day 3


Depart Portree

Trotternish Peninsula

Old Man of Storr


North Skye

Duntulm Castle


Flora McDonald's Grave

Museum of Highland Life


Sligachan River

Plockton Seal Tour

Wester Ross Trail



Approx 6:30pm

Day 4


Depart Inverness

North Coast 500

Corrieshalloch Gorge

Ardvreck Castle by Loch Assynt

Knockan Crag Nature Reserve


Rogie Fall


Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness


Approx 6:00pm

Day 5


Depart Inverness

Culloden Battlefield

Clava Cairns

Cairngorm National Park


St Andrew's

Arrive Back In Edinburgh

Approx 6:30pm

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)

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It takes just 47 seconds!

We know all the facts!

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.

Where will I sleep?

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.

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19, we kindly ask all guests to book their own accommodation. Please ensure this is fully refundable in the unfortunate event that your tour is cancelled or rescheduled.

Accommodation is not included in the price of your tour, but we are happy to offer assistance and provide recommendations where needed. Please contact us if you need help!

All information surrounding accommodation, including estimate prices for each location, 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. 


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  • 5 star ratingTrip to the highlands The trip to the highlands was great, Steven, our guide, dj and driver was super knowledgeable and passionate about was... read more

  • 5 star ratingAmazing experience Excellent tour, perfect to enjoy the beautiful highlands and surroundings. Steve's stories were hillarious and his knowledge of the diestinations... read more

  • 5 star ratingSurpassed expectations I went on the 3-day Isle of Skye tour. Our guide Marty was nothing short of a delight. His local... read more

  • 5 star ratingThe best tour I have ever been on! Stephen was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide throughout the whole duration! He was passionate about the history of Scotland... read more

  • 5 star ratingGreat Day Out The Hairy Coo trip to Glencoe and Loch Ness from Edinburgh was a great day out. The scenery was amazing,... read more


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