Scottish Guided Tours

4 Day Tour of Scotland

4-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Scottish Highlands Tour

Our incredible 4-day private tour of Scotland travels from Edinburgh through the Scottish Highlands to Inverness and then onto the magical Isle of Skye but not before visiting the majestic Loch Ness where we may spot the famous Loch Ness monster, Nessie. We return to Edinburgh via the North West Highlands and Glencoe.  Relax and enjoy stunning rugged landscapes while your Scottish tour guide tells you about each place, its history and folklore. This private guided tour can be updated to meet your wishes and requirements.  We can start and end the tour from any location and will update the itinerary accordingly. 

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‘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.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Isl of Skye Tour from Edinburgh

Your 4-Day Private Tour of Scotland Journey

Relax and enjoy the incredible scenery and folklore of the magical Isle of Skye and the warm hospitality of the Highland capital. Book a private guided tour of Scotland and travel to the heart of the Scottish highlands and islands. Walk in the footsteps of Highland Warriors at Culloden Moor and explore the history and legends of Glencoe. The Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Misty Isle’ has earned a considerable reputation. After four days on a private Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh, you’ll understand why –  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. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.


Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

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Day One 

We depart on our Isle of Skye & Loch Ness Tour and travel north to the Scottish Highlands, passing through beautiful Highland Perthshire.

Highland Perthshire is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands and is an outstanding start to our private tour of Scotland.

Coffee in the historic village of Dunkeld and a visit to the 7th-century Cathedral is an excellent start to the day.

Dunkeld Cathedral is indeed a remarkable building in the heart of this beautiful highland village.

Jacobites once fought the British Army on the streets of this quaint village, and musket ball marks can still be seen.

Next, we explore the fascinating Hermitage Woods.

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Hermitage Woods, near Dunkeld on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour

The forest here is magical, and the Dukes of Athol planted the Douglas Firs and Larch in the 18th century.

John, the 4th Duke of Athol, was known as ‘Planter John’ and the woodlands’ Big Tree Country.’ 

There are more to these Scottish woods than meets the eye!! 

 The Hermitage Woodlands near Dunkeld are a magical setting and a unique first stop on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour.

Culloden Moor & Clava Cairns 

Our private guided tour of Scotland continues to Culloden Moor. 

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Cairns mark the graves of Highland warriors at Culloden Moor.

Culloden is an extraordinary and poignant place in Scottish Jacobite history and, as such, an excellent stop on our private tour of Scotland.

The interactive visitor centre will take you back in time to the year 1746 and what turns out to be the last military battle fought on British soil. 

Visitors to the moorland comment on the unique atmosphere of this place, and walking on the battlefield passed the cairns that mark the graves of highlanders, you understand why.

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A cairn marking mass Clan graves on Culloden Moor. Scottish Guided Tours-Private Tours of Scotland

The massacre of the Jacobites on that bleak April morning and the war graves that remain are a stark reminder of the fate of the Highlanders.

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Culloden Moor and the Clan Fraser Cairn on our Inverness and Highlands Tour

Clava Cairns and Standing Stones

A perfect end to our first day is Clava Cairns. Walk amongst the neolithic stones and truly feel the wonder of this place. 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.

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The Standing Stones of Clava Cairns are as magical as they are mysterious.

A well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting. Standing stones are not uncommon in Scotland but are always very special to touch, walk around and experience.

The Outlander TV series has undoubtedly 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.

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Clava Cairns is a neolithic settlement outside Inverness. A magical stop on our Isle of Skye Tour

Inverness – Capital of the Highlands

In the early evening, we check into Inverness.  

Inverness is the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. As a result, for the best Scotland tour and experience, Inverness is a must-see.

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

Nestled on the River Ness, the small city has an excellent choice of restaurants, traditional pubs and shops.

As a result, tours of Inverness are a must.

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Visit Inverness on your Scotland Travels and explore Inverness Castle.

Situated on Scotland’s northeast coast where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth makes this little city an outstanding overnight stop. 

The superb choice of Hotels, B&B’s, shops and local eateries means there is an excellent choice for all travellers in the Capital of the Highlands.


 Day Two


Loch Ness & The Isle of Skye

The next morning, we travel along the 23-mile length of Loch Ness on our way to the Isle of Skye.

Loch Ness is Scotlands most famous Loch (lake) and is home to the Loch Ness Monster.

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Loch Ness looking North East. Sightings on Nessie are not as rare as you think!

Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster date from the 6th century, with the most recent only a few months ago !!

Although sightings of “Nessie” are rare, keep your camera at the ready as you may get the photo of a lifetime.

As a result, an entertaining drive full of history and Loch Ness folklore starts day two.

Loch Ness looking North East. Sightings on Nessie are not as rare as you think. 


Over the Sea to Skye

Driving through the beautiful Glen Shiel is a joy, and as the landscape starts to open up, glimpses of the islands appear.

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The A87 road as it passes through Glen Shiel on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour

Glen Shiel is one of my personal favourites with scenery that’s always awe-inspiring.

The mountain range is known as “the Five Sisters of Kintail” provides the perfect backdrop as we travel down the Glen towards the Isle of Skye.

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Looking to the Five Sisters Of Kintail on our private tour of Scotland from Edinburgh.

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich is possibly the most photographed castle in Scotland, which makes it an ideal stop for coffee and photographs. People travel from all over the world to photograph Eilean Donan Castle.

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The famous Scottish Castle of Eilean Donan reflected in the loch on our guided tour of Scotland.

Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin 

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Kyleakin harbour near the Skye Bridge on our way to the Misty Isle with Scottish Guided Tours.

The Black Cuillin Mountains of Skye

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The Black Cuillin Mountains from the Sligachan Bridge on our way to Portree.

A photo stop at Sligachan and the “Black Cuillin” mountains is a must before continuing to our accommodation on Skye.

Portree, Isle of Skye

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A view of Portree harbour on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour

Day Three


The Isle of Skye – Faeries and a landscape forged in fire

Today is spent touring the Isle of Skye. We enjoy a drive along the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. Spectacular cliffs and rock formations are all part of a landscape forged by fire and ice.

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Isle of Skye & Inverness tour enjoying the sunset at the Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

The “Misty Isle” holds so many incredible visitor experiences and unique sites. It is actually impossible to do Skye justice with a mere description.

Folklore and faeries are as much part of Skye as the mountains, lochs & glens.

Telling you the stories and legends as we travel is an enjoyable aspect of being your private tour guide.

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The Old Man of Storr offers the opportunity for a unique hike on our private Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour.

We explore Kilt Rock and Lealt Waterfall. Both of which are great “wee” walks and photo opportunities.

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye trip

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Breath in the sea air and gaze across the highlands. The rugged coastlines of the Isle of Skye are the perfect place to hear some of the local history and folklore.


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The rugged coastlines on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour with Scottish Guided Tours

Legends of the Isle of Skye & Scottish Highlands

Many believe ‘faeries’ are still with us! Just out of sight, behind a thin veil of mist.

Standing at the “Quiraing” or the mysterious “Fairy Glen”, and it’s easy to see why.

After a full private Isle of Skye tour, we return at approx 17.30 hours. Plenty of time to freshen up, explore and sample more local hospitality.


The Quiraing

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The Quiraing, is a magical place and a unique experience on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour.

The Old Man of Storr

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The Old Man of Storr offers the opportunity for a unique hike on our private Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour.

Fairy Pools

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Fairy Pools on our private Isle of Skye Tour. Day 3 of our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour

Day 4 


Glencoe & Loch Lomond National Park

Although the final day of our 4-day private tour of Scotland, the journey is far from over.

Today we travel into the heart of Lochaber, passing the highland town of Fort William & Ben Nevis.

Ben Nevis is Scotlands tallest mountain and always great to see as we journey through the highlands.

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The Three Sisters of Glencoe, as we explore Scotland on our private tour from Edinburgh.

Exploring the famous Glencoe, renowned for its beauty but infamous for its bloody history, is wonderful and thought-provoking.

Sometimes called the “weeping glen”, Glencoe is as atmospheric as it is beautiful.

Unique landscapes of Rannoch Moor lead us eventually into the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and the beautiful scenery of the southern highlands.

A stop a Doune Castle is a must.

Doune Castle 

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Doune Castle is a unique stop on our tour from Edinburgh.

The 14th-century castle has been used as a filming location for Outlander, Game of Thrones and even Monty Python. 

An incredible end to an epic four-day private tour with Scottish Guided Tours.


Private Tours of Scotland 

Private tours of Scotland are designed around you and your travelling companions; thus, Scottish Guided tours are tailored to your time frame and interests.

On our private Isle of Skye tours, you may want a short or long walk to Neist point Lighthouse or a hike up the ‘Storr.’

You may prefer more time in the fishing village of Portree!

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A view of Portree harbour on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour

Complete flexibility is only one of the many benefits of a private guide and transport with Scottish Guided Tours.

Local knowledge of where to go if the weather turns or how best to avoid the crowds in busier months is a huge advantage of private Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh.

In summary, private guided tours of Scotland are a unique and relaxed way to explore. 

Highland Cattle (Hairy Coos)

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A Highland Cow on the road to Elgol on our Isle of Skye & Inverness Tour


Depart 9 a.m

Forth Rail Bridge

Hermitage Woodland Walk

Dunkeld Highland Village

Lunch (Depart 12:45)

Highland Perthshire

Culloden Moor & Visitor Centre

Clava Cairns 

17.30 Check in Inverness

Depart 9 a.m

 Loch Ness

Urquart Castle

Glen Shiel

Eilean Donan Castle

Lunch (Depart 1pm)

Isle of Skye Bridge

Sligachan & Black Cuillin photo stop

Fairy Pools of Skye

17.30 Portree Village (Check in)





Depart 9 a.m

The Old Man of Storr

Lealt Waterfall

Kilt Rock

The Quiraing

Fairy Glen

Neist Point Lighthouse 

Portree Village 17.30


Eilean Donan Castle

Glen Shiel

Ben Nevis view point



Rannoch Moor

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Arrive 18.00 

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

Scottish guided tours, plan and deliver the best private tours of Scotland

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  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 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 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s 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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Ten Star Review!
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It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he created so many wonderful experiences for us - I’ll never forget it - we took his Outlander Tour - as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus - he knows Outlander the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
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This was the most amazing tour!! Niall was absolutely fabulous and very knowledgeable. My husband and I couldn’t imagine trying to see everything we visited on this tour.
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
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First, if you are contemplating booking a tour with “Scottish Guided Tours”, we highly recommend you contact them now!! Spectacular!! We were not sure how to tackle our planned travels to the Isle of Skye so we just googled “3-day tour / Isle of Skye”, and SGT (Scottish Guided Tours) was the first listed. Thank goodness for us...
The very best way to experience Scotland!
The very best way to experience Scotland!
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Please book now - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! We only wished we could have had even more time with Eddie and his phenomenal expertise about Scotland once we arrived in Edinburgh, with stops in Falkirk and Stirling. Eddie made the start of our vacation truly magical. We are so grateful and immensely appreciative. Thank you!
I wish I could give them a million-star rating
I wish I could give them a million-star rating
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We booked two tours with them: a one-day Hadrian’s Wall Tour with Alan and a four-day Stirling, Isle of Skye and Highland tour with Murray. Both guides were amazing and made our trip unforgettable.
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
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It is rare nowadays to say that something is perfection, but my fellow trip companions and I would agree that our tour with Scottish Guided Tours led by Niall and Andrew was just that. During our ten-day visit to Scotland, we journeyed on a three-day Outlander tour with Niall as our guide and a one-day tour of St. Andrew's led by Andrew...
Touring with professionals
Touring with professionals
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Eddie, our most professional, congenial guide, was excellent. Our four days with him were seamless. He filled us with the zest of the Inverness/Isle of Skye area and people. My only regret was not having him with us for our entire trip. Thank you, Eddie and Scotland Guided Tours.
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
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Our tour of the Highlands and Islands would not have been the same without Niall. He took such great care of us, planned a truly amazing tour and handled all of the logistical details. While discussing the itinerary, we started with the tour offered, and he helped us customize our five-day trip so we could experience exactly what we hoped. Additionally, we enjoyed our overnight accommodations based on Niall's excellent recommendations...
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
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It can be difficult choosing a tour company based on online reviews but choosing to travel with Scottish Guided Tours was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made, and we are so glad we did. We spent three days exploring Skye and the Highlands with Niall as our guide, and our trip was so amazing that it completely surpassed all of our expectations. We loved it!