Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle One Day Tour

Take a circular route around the stunningly beautiful West Highlands, taking in some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and one of its most famous castles…

The West Highland Experience – Private Tour for up to two* people – £400

* If a group of three are happy to share the back seat of a Subaru Outlander 4 x 4 which is very spacious, then three people are welcome to book for exactly the same price as two.

If you wish to book for a larger group, please contact us.

This can be booked as a stand-alone tour, or added as an additional day to your Outlander Tour.
The West Highland Experience includes a professional quality photographic record of your complete tour.
We also offer a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony to couples who wish to renew their wedding vows whilst on tour with us.

Your Journey…

We will collect you from your overnight accommodation at 8.30am.

The journey you’ll take throughout this day will transport you through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, and every mile is beautiful. Sandy beaches, blue Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens,… this journey has everything. It’s a photographer’s paradise.

Loch Maree – stand at one of Scotland’s most famous viewpoints, taking in the winding road which leads to this famous Loch.

Torridon – As our video below shows, Torridon is famous for its spectacular mountains and Highland vistas…

Shieldag – Enjoy a visit to this picturesque Highland village, nestled on the banks of Loch Shieldag.

Applecross – One of the most beautiful drives through Scotland, including the famous hairpin bends of the Applecross Pass, or by its real name Bealach na Bà – Pass of the Cattle. This road has the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK, and is the third highest road in Scotland. (Please note, this section of the tour is subject to weather conditions.)


Eilean Donan Castle – This iconic castle has to be one of the most famous in Scotland. Used as a filming location for many movies: ‘Highlander’, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ‘The New Avengers’, ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘James Bond – The World is Not Enough’… its famous bridge and romantic turrets draw sightseers from all over the world. A visit here is a truly unforgettable experience. There is a £7.50 admission fee if you wish to tour inside the castle. (Closed through January).

One of our favourite viewpoints in Scotland… on our way back to Inverness, we’ll take a short detour to enjoy another breathtaking vista…

Loch Ness… as a finale to this spectacular day, we’ll take you through the Great Glen along Loch Ness on our way back to Inverness…

You’ll arrive back in Inverness at approximately 6.00pm.

Price is £400, which includes Tour Guiding and vehicle for the day for two* people. The price is not per person. * If a group of three are happy to share the back seat of a Subaru Outlander 4 x 4 which is very spacious, then three people are welcome to book for exactly the same price as two.

We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable landscape, and sharing it with you. So, allow us to showcase the beauty of Scotland to you, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey in comfort…

Your Private West Highland Tour includes:

  • Transport and Tour Guiding to the above locations in a very comfortable Subaru Outback 4 x 4.
  • Collection from your hotel or B&B in the morning, and drop off at a location of your choice (within reasonable distance) at approximately 6.00pm after your day’s touring.
  • Professional quality photographic record of your complete Tour. The photographs will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the completion of your tour. Here is a link to some of the Outlander Tour photos taken of recent clients who have kindly given us permission to share them on social media and on our website (we don’t do that as the norm).

What’s not included: Your travel to Inverness, admission fees, meals and overnight accommodation are not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to here in Inverness.

Accommodation: You are welcome to choose from many options for overnight accommodation in Inverness, from the luxury option of staying at Culloden House Hotel through to a local B&B. You may even wish to stay in the city centre to enjoy evening walks along the River Ness. The VisitScotland website contains a superb listing of local accommodation, and you can access the list here. It is up to you to organise and pay for your own overnight accommodation direct with the venue of your choice.

Meals are not included in your tour. We provide a large flask of hot water, along with coffee and a selection of teas in the car as light refreshments. We also provide a large cool bag and cold bottled water. As your Tour Guides, we will bring our own food and refreshments, leaving you free to decide whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down lunch at one of the locations, or whether you’d like us to take you to a supermarket to purchase a packed lunch to eat later in the day. We will store your packed lunch in the large cool bag until required. You can let us know when we collect you which lunch option you’d prefer for the day, and we will be happy to accommodate you.

More details are on our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

To Book your Tour…

Simply contact us with your preferred dates and the tour you’d like to book, and we will forward to you by email a PayPal invoice for the amount due. PayPal is a quick and simple way to pay in your own currency. You can pay the emailed invoice by debit or credit card and you do not need to have a PayPal account. Simply check your email and follow the instructions. Please note that PayPal charge a small fee for conducting the transaction which ranges between 3.4% – 5% of the amount, depending on the country you’re booking from. This small fee will be added to the amount we invoice you for. We find that PayPal is cheaper than doing an international bank transfer, whilst also being a safe and secure way to pay.
Note: If you prefer to pay by bank transfer to avoid the PayPal fees, please let us know and we will forward our bank details on to you.

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Prices in different currencies

The Loch Ness One Day Tour: Prices shown below in different currencies:

British Pound £400
AUD Australian Dollar $656
CAD Canadian Dollar $669
Euro € €462
NZD New Zealand Dollar $710
USD US Dollar $ $500