Scotland Small Group Tours from Inverness and Glasgow

Scotland Small Group Tours from Inverness and Glasgow by Highland Experience Tours

THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE SCOTLAND     We specialise in small and friendly tours in luxury mini-buses and mini-coaches. We provide a comfortable and exciting way to explore the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of this great country. With us, you’ll see all the famous sights, but you’ll also discover hidden corners and experience the real Scotland and the warm hospitality of its people. We’ve got a wide range of tour itineraries and durations, so there is something for everyone – just browse our tours to be inspired.

Give the Whole Family a Fantastic Scottish Experience      Our Tours have loads for every member of the family to enjoy. That’s because our guides are experts at putting together educational, fun and rewarding itineraries that appeal to kids and grown-ups alike. Why not get in touch with our team to see which tour will suit your brood best?

Tours That Go a Step Further      On a Highland Experience tour you’ll see an amazing amount, but you’ll also find that the pace is easy and the itineraries designed to give you the best experience possible – you won’t just see the sights, you’ll also be able to explore many of the places you visit, take photos, buy souvenirs and enjoy the local food. You’ll also have the chance to try fascinating activities and take memorable excursions. You’ll find that we are really flexible in how we divide up each tour itinerary and that we take the time to ensure that you see everything you want to see.

-We guarantee that there will be several tour departures every day (subject to seasons.) Guaranteed Experience – or your money back, on tour element.

-Our tours are small and friendly, so you’ll get personal attention, make friends and have a great time.

-Our guides tailor their tours to each individual group, creating new adventures every time. – We make sure there are loads of exciting and memorable things for you to do on our tours – from boat trips and walks to whisky tastings and castle tours. What you do is totally up to you. We’ll just provide you with the best options and a no-rush itinerary.

-Family friendly – 3 years and over.

-We’re a Highland-owned, Edinburgh-based company that’s committed to supporting Scotland; that’s why we channel money into the heart of the communities we visit.

-We’ve been awarded a Silver Green Tourism Business Award in recognition of our work for the Scottish environment and with your help we’ll make it to Gold! So if you want a greener holiday, with a smaller carbon footprint, go Highland Experience!

Special Group Tours is an agent for Highland Experience and you can check availability for the tour of your choice by getting in touch with us!




Day 1: North to Lewis and Harris…This wonderful Highland and Island tour starts with a drive through spectacular Highland scenery to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Along the way you’ll stop off for two excursions. The first involves a short woodland walk to the impressive Rogie Falls, the second a visit to the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge. Standing on the footbridge above this deep chasm is a truly breathtaking experience. Overnight stay at Stornoway

DAY 2: Ancient history and traditional tweed…Picturesque Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Island of Lewis and Harris. After you’ve explored the town, you’ll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You’ll also have a chance to stroll some of the island’s stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver. Overnight stay at Stornoway

DAY 3: Castaways and coastal splendour…Day three gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island. First you’ll visit the main port, Tarbert, then you’ll travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC’s Castaway programme. Here you’ll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris’ most beautiful beach, Lusekentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island, take the ferry back to mainland and return to Inverness.


Day 1: To the Orkney Isles…This wonderful island adventure starts as you head north via Inverness and the spectacular coastal scenery of Moray and Cromarty. Then you board the ferry for the memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take in the stunning scenery and visit the beautiful Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You’ll also see while the famous Churchill Barriers – causeways that were constructed to protect the British fleet from submarines. Overnight Kirkwall

Day 2: Exploring the ancient history of the Isles…From your base in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy, you’ll spend the whole of day two exploring the islands. This is a land full of ancient history and you’ll be able to take in prehistoric marvels such as the Maeshowe chambered cairn, the world-famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the brooding stone circles of Stenness and the Ring o’Brodgar. The day will finish with a visit to beautiful St Magnus Cathedral. Overnight Kirkwall

Day 3: Via Glen Coe and Fort William Loch Ness. The last day starts with an early ferry ride back to the mainland. Then the journey takes you through spectacular coastal and mountain scenery and back to your starting point, where you’ll get the chance to take in more of Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands.



Loch Carron, Views To Skye, Applecross And The Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve           The Scenic Applecross Peninsula This inspiring day trip takes you through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and is a perfect way to escape from the stresses of modern life. Loch Carron, Views to Skye, Applecross and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

The Black Isle, The Moray Firth, Loch Ness And Whisky      The Highland Day Experience         A real taste of the Highlands including a drive through the scenic Black Isle, dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, monster spotting on Loch Ness and the chance to visit a Malt Whisky Distillery.

The Black Isle, Caithness, John O’Groats And Duncansby Head       John OGroats and the Far North          Make it to the most northerly point on the British mainland. This fascinating tour will also introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the wild magnificence of Caithness and an abundance of wildlife.

Eilean Donan Castle And The Isle Of Skye       Journey to the Magical Isle  This one-day adventure takes you thorough some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery – past Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle – to reach the Isle of Skye. You’ll then experience the very best that this magical place has to offer before returning home via the beautiful Black Isle.



Loch Ness, Inverness And The Highlands 2 Day Highland Experience      Two days of fun and adventure that will immerse you in the best that the North of Scotland has to offer. You will see world-famous lochs and imposing mountains and, if you are like most of our guests, you will find yourself falling in love with the Highlands.

Eilean Donan Castle, Skye And Loch Ness 3 Day Skye Experience  Travelling to Skye is one of those magical experiences you should do at least once in a lifetime. The road to the isle is full of amazing castles and scenery, while Skye itself is a place of beathtaking beauty. Once there, you can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the island is famous for.

The Lowlands, Northern Highlands, The West Coast And Skye 5 Day Essential Highland Experience This is the ultimate Scottish experience. In five wonderful days, you will explore this beautiful country, discover its culture and history and meet its welcoming people. Your journey will take you through high mountain passes and across historic battlefields, along rugged coastlines and through misty glens. 



The West Highland Experience, Oban & Western Highlands This tour gives you the opportunity to see some of Scotland’s most stunning lochs as you cross the country to have lunch at the seaside town of Oban – Gateway to the Isles. By the end of the day you will have experienced some of Scotland’s finest history, scenery and seafood.


Multi-day and day trips also available from Edinburgh. Please contact SGT for full details.