Scottish Highlands coach holidays and tours
Want to explore the Highlands and Islands but don’t want the hassle of driving? Scottish Highlands coach holidays could be your perfect trip. Sadly, Highland Heritage, Shearings and National Holidays are no longer in operation. Don’t worry as there are still lots of options for coach trips from small, mini-bus tours to larger coach trips. Holidays are sometimes offered on an all-inclusive basis or half-board with accommodation in specially selected hotels. You can book a coach holiday to Scotland from England or join a tour in Scotland.
Alfa Travel Coach Holidays to Scotland
Alfa Travel run various coach holidays to Scotland from England. They have pick-up points across the country. Trips include historic cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. You can also visit Loch Ness, the stunning Isle of Skye, Fort William and the northern Highlands. Book and find out more
Highland Explorer Tours
With a VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and excellent customer feedback, Highland Explorer Tours have a great reputation. Tours range from day trips or you can have a proper holiday with longer tours exploring Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides. You can choose your accommodation to suit your budget.
The tours depart from Edinburgh so it’s nice and easy to get to your departure point. (Our guide on how to travel to Scotland will help you plan your jouney.) You will travel on Mercedes-Benz climate controlled midi-coaches which are low-emission and eco-friendly. A friendly, local guide will lead your tour and bring to life the culture and history of Scotland.
Highland Explorer Tours don’t operate a minimum number of passengers policy so have never cancelled a tour. As someone who has experienced the disappointment of being told a trip’s not running due to low numbers, I think this is a great policy.
Busabout Scotland budget bus tours
Young (or young-at-heart), open-minded and on a bit of a budget? Busabout and HAGGiS bus tours are your solution. They want to make your cash stretch as far as possible whilst still having a great experience in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. You get a lot for your money though with top tour guides and a wide range of destinations including the islands of Orkney, the Outer Hebrides and Skye. You can also book a trip for particular events such as Shetland’s Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival or a Highland Hogmanay.
Just Go! Holidays coach and air holidays to Scotland
Just Go! have a smaller selection of holidays to Scotland but they do offer an island-hopping trip of the Outer Hebrides where you fly to Glasgow and then travel by coach.
With Rabbie’s Tours you can choose from a selection of 1-17 day tours. Decide whether you want to visit Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, such as Loch Ness, the Highlands, or Skye. Or how about an island adventure exploring Orkney, Mull, and the Outer Hebrides?
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For more coach tours around the Scottish Highlands and Islands, check out our tour listings which also includes cruises and private day tours by car and coach.
Coach holiday companies to Scotland no longer running
Some holiday companies running coach trips to Scotland have ceased trading in recent years. These include The Specialist Leisure Group which entered into administration on 22 May 2020 due to Covid-19
The Specialist Leisure Group operated several businesses that sold Scotland coach holidays including Shearings and National Holidays.
National Holidays Coach Tours – Scottish highland coach holidays
National Holidays coach tours give you lots of choices. You can explore the incredible cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow or the amazing scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Trips include visits to beautiful places such as Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park, Fort William and the harbour town of Oban. National Holidays coach tours depart from various locations across the UK.
Shearings Highlands and Islands coach holidays
Shearings have a great selection of coach tours around the Scottish Highlands and Islands. They can whisk you away on a coach to mainland destinations including Fort William, Strathpeffer, Loch Ness, John O’Groats. Railway enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as several trips give you the chance to travel on some of the greatest railways in the world. How does a trip aboard the Jacobite steam train on the West Highland Line through some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland sound? If you want to experience the magical islands off the coast of Scotland, there are tours to the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides.