Back-Roads Touring Co.

Small-group luxury mini-coach tours

Back-Roads Touring offers you a small-group holiday on luxury mini-coaches which enable you to explore the scenic back roads avoiding motorways. They won 2015 & 2016 Best Small Coach Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards.

If you want to travel in a small group of up to 18 passengers on a luxury mini-coach, have authentic experiences and stay in hand-picked boutique accommodation Back-Roads Touring has a selection of coach trips exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands at a relaxed pace.

A Scottish Journey 2018

If you want to get a real feel for all that Scotland has to offer, Back-Roads Tours “A Scottish Journey” showcases all that Scotland has to offer. On this holiday you will experience Scotland’s natural beauty in incredible mountains and picturesque lochs. You will also see historic landmarks including cliff-top castles and hideaway villages. Infamous battles and inexplicable legends. This tour covers cities by the coast and the spectacular Hebridean islands of Skye and Mull. Of course, you will also have the change to sample a dram or two and learn more about Scotland’s famous drink at a whisky talk and tasting.

The tour price includes entrance fees to various visitor attractions and historical sites.

Find out more on the Back-Roads Tour website

Orkney & The Highlands 2018

The Orkney islands are renowned for their natural beauty and are home to many amazing archaeological wonders and historical sites with a connection to the Vikings.

On this short tour you will stay on the Orkney Islands for two nights and visit some of Orkney’s famous historical sites such as Maeshowe Tomb, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and the Brough of Birsay and enjoy a whisky tasting. You will also travel through the Scottish Highlands countryside and along it’s stunning coastline.

Find out more on the Back-Roads Tour website

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Cruises and coach tours

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Coach tours and cruises around the Scottish Highlands and Islands

Holiday accommodation in Sutherland and Caithness

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Walking

If you like walking, check out Caithness & Sutherland – 40 Coast & Country Walks – Read our review of our favourite walk books.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various options for Sutherland and Caithness (available from Ordnance Survey or Amazon)

Local tips – get insider knowledge about things to do in Sutherland and Caithness

Local tips: Things to do in Northern Scotland – Derek Beattie

Things to do in Sutherland, Scotland suggested by Catriona from Culgower B&B

Local tips: Lisa Weller, Haven House Art, Wick, Caithness, Scotland

Local tips: What to do in Wick, Caithness – Ellie, Mackays Hotel

Holiday accommodation on Orkney

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on Orkney. Start your search right here:

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Walking

If you enjoy walking, take a look at Orkney: 40 Coast and Countryside Walks. You can read our review of our favourite walk books and buy from Amazon.

Other walk books for the area are also available on Amazon.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various combinations available for Orkney. Buy from Ordnance Survey and Amazon.

Holiday accommodation in Lochalsh and Kintail

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  • Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download (available from Ordnance Survey or Amazon)
  • Walk books – we like Pocket Mountain walk books (read our review) and they have one for Wester Ross and Lochalsh which you can buy from Amazon. Other walk books for the area are also available from Amazon.

A holiday in this area should include a visit to the wonderful Eilean Donan Castle which features in our article about places to visit in Scotland.

Books

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle area. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle

Local tips – get insider knowledge on what to do in Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle

Read wildlife photographer and WDC Field Officer Charlie Phillips’ tips on things to do in the Inverness and Black Isle area

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We have more self-catering apartments, holiday cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Skye. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Isle of Skye

Local tips for things to do on the Isle of Skye

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Mull. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Isle of Mull

Local tips – get insider knowledge on what to do on the Isle of Mull

Local tips: Isle of Mull and Isle of Ulva – Rebecca, Boathouse Cafe, Ulva

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