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

returning april 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….


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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.

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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.

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. 

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This is what our guests say about us

  • 5 star ratingLovely trip! Scott our driver was friendly, knowledgeable, and just awesome. We, my parents and I would highly recommend to future vacationers.... read more

  • 5 star ratingNice 1 day tour with MANY information Our tour was very interesting , cause brian - our guide - tells you really many historical informations and also... read more

  • 5 star ratingFantastic through and through! We booked the Highlands, whisky and Loch Ness tour for our company as part of our reward trip to our... read more

  • 5 star ratingMrs Hilary Holden Brian (Brazo) our guide was fantastic made us all feel at ease very friendly very knowledgeable and interesting with loads... read more

  • 5 star ratingSo worth it! Everything was amazing and just what I expected. Very happy with the customer service and hospitality as well.

    Sofia S
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