Highland Tours

places to go in Scotland in January

The Scottish Highlands evoke thoughts of windswept mountain-tops, tranquil glens and scenic lochs, but there’s sop much more to this beautiful region of Scotland than its natural wonders. You’ll also find exciting snowsports activities, picturesque villages and the friendliest people you’re ever likely to meet.

Discover the enigmatic Highlands for yourself when you book a professionally-managed guided tour from the list below.


See the remains of Urquhart Castle, situated on the banks of Loch Ness. At one time this was one of the largest castles in Scotland. The cruise departs from the Clansman Harbour on Loch Ness and sails for 30 minutes to Urquhart Castle. Enjoy an hour of exploring Urquhart Castle before returning to the Clansman Harbour.


Spend 2 hours on a round-trip sail to Urquhart Castle from Dochgarroch Lock. Your cruise sails from Dochgarroch Loch on the Caledonian Canal and heads to the heart of the mystery, where you’ll learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness.


Your tour departs Inverness before travelling north, up to Loch Fleet to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the north sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort complete with long sandy beaches. You will be able to spend time there for refreshments, before continuing on to the stunning Dunrobin Castle.


Travel in style in a Mercedes luxury 16-seat mini-coach from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s top historic fortresses, Dunnottar Castle. Witness the stunning clifftop location by the sea and marvel at the towering castle walls. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination.


Escape the bustle of Edinburgh and take a full-day sightseeing tour of Scotland’s magnificent Highlands. Travelling in a small group in a 16-seat Mercedes minibus, you will get a more intimate experience as you visit Loch Ness, Glencoe Valley, and Rannoch Moor.


Pass some of the key film locations from all 8 Harry Potter movies as you lose yourself in the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Discover the volcanic glen from “The Prisoner of Azkaban” en route to Fort William, where you will board the Hogwarts Express steam train.


You travel through Speyside to the majestic Cairngorms National Park. This is the largest National Park in the UK and home to mighty mountains and wonderful wildlife. The options are plentiful, and your guide will show you the best of the incredible scenery around Loch Morlich and Glenmore.


Departing from Invergordon, first you’ll travel to Cawdor Castle. Set amid beautiful gardens in Nairnshire, Cawdor Castle is the ancestral home of the Campbells and dates back to the 15th Century. Spend time here exploring the castle and its picturesque surroundings.


Immerse yourself in the scenic splendour and ancient history of Scotland’s West Highlands, and the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona on a relaxed small-group sightseeing tour. The 4-day adventure is by comfortable climate-controlled Mercedes minibus for a more intimate and personal experience.


Enjoy this spirit of the Highlands day tour, an 8-hour tour from Inverness City Centre that will take you to some very scenic off the beaten track beauty spots in the Highlands. Enjoy the comfort and hassle-free transport service from your accommodation or cruise ship that will ensure you get the most out of your visit to Scotland.


Set off from Inverness and begin your journey on Scotland’s ‘Route 66’. It’s an epic drive with loads to squeeze in. Heading for Ullapool, you will spend the first day weaving through the North Coast 500’s winding roads. Your driver-guide will take you to towering mountains, banks of shimmering lochs, and the shores of beautiful beaches.


On this tour you will experience the shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles of the western highlands. From Glasgow cross the Firth of Clyde, passing Dumbarton’s famous and imposing rock fortress. The first stop is the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond.


Experience the wild and windy Scottish coastline. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the cruise and enrich your knowledge of Scotland’s natural history. Cruise through the Pentland Firth past Duncansby Head lighthouse passing close to the sheer 200-feet high cliffs teeming with sea birds followed by a close-up view of the famous Stacks of Duncansby.


Get up close to over 1,500 creatures and find out what it feels like to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rock pool. Visit the playful family of otters Lily, Pickle and Cub, then journey through the tropical ocean tunnel and come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and other critters of the sea.


This 5 day Orkney tour departs from Glasgow, and takes in the best Scotland has to offer. On the first day, visit Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan. Then, enjoy Fort Augustus, where you will have the option to take a Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise on the loch.