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Scottish Guided Tours

Inverness & Scottish Highlands 2-Day Tour

Embark on a 2-day Private Tour of Scotland and explore the majestic Glencoe & Loch Ness – Relax overnight in the Highland capital of Inverness – Visit Culloden Moor and walk in the footsteps of Highland Warriors –  Ancient Standing Stones & Neolithic sites- Wonder at the epic beauty of the Cairngorm National Park & visit the Harry Potter Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Inverness & Scottish Highlands 2-Day Tour

Your Journey

Explore Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands at a pace that suits you. You will experience mountains, lochs, ancient woodlands and folklore on your incredible two day private tour of Scotland. As a result, lots of time to experience Scotland and even search for the Loch Ness Monster.

Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Highland Warriors at Culloden Moor – Explore the history of the Jacobites and the tragedy of last battle on fought on British soil – Marvel at Glenfinnan and the Harry Potter Bridge – Private Scotland tours to Inverness are relaxed and a great choice  – Contact us 

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

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Private Tours

Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

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Day One

On day one, we travel from lowland Scotland to Highland Scotland. A superb journey through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After a morning coffee, we continue to Glencoe.

Glencoe mountains on a private tour from Edinburgh
Glencoe on a Private tour of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours.

Glencoe attracts visitors for its awe-inspiring scenery, walking, climbing and of course history. As a result, great photo opportunities and incredible views are what makes Glencoe so memorable. However, hearing the Clan MacDonald’s tragic tale whilst standing in the Glen makes it an unforgettable experience. 

In 1692, the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe suffers a terrible fate that still resonates with Scotland’s people to this day. 

Glencoe Day Tour from Edinburgh
Buachaille Etive Mor and the River Coupal on our private tour from Edinburgh.
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The Three Sisters of Glencoe, as we explore Scotland on our private Inverness & Scottish Highlands tour from Edinburgh.
 

The Harry Potter Bridge 

One of our main stops in the afternoon on our Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour is the famous 19th-century Glenfinnan Viaduct. The incredible rail bridge spans the glen for over 1000 ft and is a classic piece of railway infrastructure. 

Glenfinnan Viaduct
The Harry Potter Bridge is a wonderful location.

Glenfinnan Viaduct 

Better known in modern times as the Harry Potter Bridge, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is instantly recognisable as the bridge upon which the Hogwarts Express travels. 

The Glen has witnessed so much over the centuries. Bonnie Prince Charlie landed here in 1745 to rally the Highland Clans in what is to become the final Jacobite Rebellion. The Glenfinnan views and history make it an unforgettable stop on our Scottish Guided Tour.

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The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on our Inverness & Scottish highlands Tour.

Inverness Capital of the Highlands

In the early evening, we check into Inverness. The largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands.

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Inverness castle across the river ness on our 2 Day Inverness & Scottish Highlands tour

For the best Scotland tour and experience, Inverness is a must-see. Nestled on the River Ness, the small city has an excellent choice of restaurants, traditional pubs and shops. Situated on Scotland’s northeast coast where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth makes this wee city an outstanding overnight stop. The superb choice of Hotels, B&B’s, shops and local eateries means there really is a great choice for all travellers in the “Capital of the Highlands.”

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Ness Footbridge over the River Ness. Inverness & Highland Tour exploring the city.

 

Day Two 

On the morning or our second day, we travel the short distance to Culloden Moor.

Culloden Visitor Centre Inverness private tour
Culloden Moor Tour from the centres mirrored windows. Reflection of the battlefield and the moor as seen on our Inverness & Highlands 2-Day Tour.

Culloden Moor Tour

The Battle of Culloden was the final battle of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On April 16th 1746, Charles Edward Stuart’s Jacobite army was decisively defeated by a British government force under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, at Culloden Moor. Because of this, Culloden is an emotive and special place for both Scots and international visitors alike. Our 2 day Inverness & Highlands Tour means you have time to take it all in and experience Culloden Moor.

2 Day Inverness & Highlands Tour
Culloden Moor and the Clan Fraser Cairn on our 2 days Inverness and Highlands Tour

 

Clava Cairns

2 Day Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour
The Standing Stones of Clava Cairns are as magical as they are mysterious.

A short journey from Culloden is Clava Cairns. A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland dating back about 4,000 years. A well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves; ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting. 

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Clava Cairns is a neolithic settlement outside Inverness. A magical stop on our private tour

Standing stones are not uncommon in Scotland but are always very special to touch, walk around and experience. The Outlander TV series has certainly added to their popularity. A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.

 

Magical Woodlands

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The Hermitage Woodland Walk & Ossians Hall

Come face to face with the thunderous Black Linn Falls –  best viewed from Ossian’s Hall.

Breathe in the earthy woodland and tang of pine needles as you wander along the banks of the River Braan.

Douglas firs tower over the paths leading to the roaring Black Linn Falls, where the Dukes of Athol has been planting “big trees” for hundreds of years. 

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Looking over the Garry Bridge onto the River Garry by Killiecrankie on our Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour

 

Forth Rail Bridge

Our final stop is the Unesco protected and world-famous Scottish landmark of the Forth Rail Bridge on our return to Edinburgh.

An incredible engineering feat and still responsible for carrying all the rail traffic over the River Forth. South Queensferry is a historic location within Scotland. Queen Margaret’s ferry crossed this river as far back as the 11th century.

Forth Rail Bridge on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Forth Rail Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours as we return from Glencoe.

 

8 am Departure

Callander Village is known as the gateway to the highlands and is nestled in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. A great Coffee stop/brunch stop

Hairy Coos !! A visit to our famous Highland Cattle is a must !! 

Loch Tulla Viewpoint

Rannoch Moor photo stop

Glencoe (multiple photos stops)

Glencoe Visitor Centre ( Coffee/restrooms)

Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter Bridge)

 Urquart Castle (photo stop)

17.30 Inverness Check-in

Depart 9 am

Culloden Moor & Visitor Centre

Clava Cairns

Whisky Distillery

Pitlochry Village

Highland Perthshire

Hermtiage Woodland Walk

Forth Rail Bridge

17.45 Drop off location

Join us on a private guided tour of Scotland and enjoy the best of Scotland.

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  • Private Day Tour prices: 495 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for your guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 
  • Please note: Entrance fees to historic buildings-attractions etc are not included unless previously stated.

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
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Excellent 3 Day Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye tour!! I had friends visiting from America and rather than drive them around myself , I decided to book a tour with Scottish Guided Tours! Wow! Our guide Niall was incredible!! Polite, funny, punctual, organised and so friendly. We were picked up from our Hotel, Niall had organised water for us, helped us source lovely B&B’s on Skye and the vehicle we travelled in was new, comfortable and spacious. I am Scottish but I can’t believe the information I learnt and my friends were blown away by the sites we visited and the brilliant stories Niall told us. Not to mention “Skye“ which my friends are now crazy about. If you’re visiting Scotland you must use Scottish Guided Tours & Niall!
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
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