The Argyll Peninsula & The Isle of Islay

Islands, Sea Lochs, Castles, Glens and Hidden Gems

This private tour of Scotland’s west coast, Highlands and the Isle of Skye takes in a lot of beautiful, iconic scenery across several days. The west coast offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the country with its many inland sea lochs, islands and hidden gems. The region is known for its rich culture, heritage and highland hospitality.

Heading west from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, you will get your first glimpse of Scotland’s magical west coast when Loch Etive comes in to view. This beautiful 30km sea loch is surrounded by wild countryside and distinctive towering mountains. The north end of Loch Etive is dominated by wonderful vistas up Glen Etive towards Glencoe.

The coastal town of Oban is deservedly known as the seafood capital of Scotland and is the gateway to the small isles of Kerrera, Mull and Iona. This bustling town offers a great range of wonderful restaurants, traditional arts and crafts shops, as well as a distillery, a brewery, and even a chocolate factory – a true celebration of indulgence!

The iconic Isle of Skye is one of the most visited locations in Scotland. The island is famous for its picturesque fishing villages, medieval castles, jagged mountains and dramatic sea cliffs, and boasts one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, as well as fantastic hospitality and food and beverage such as the world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant.

three friends on a private cycling tour of the Isle of Skye, Scotland
adventure tour of Tobermory on Mull Scotland with Calmac Ferry
a seal lazing off the west coast of Scotland

This guided tour sees you discover Islands, Sea Lochs, Castles, Glens and Hidden Gems – why not choose some activities to suit your group too!

See some highlights of this sprawling tour below – and don’t forget, the journey itself is full of stunning hidden gems such as the picturesque Plockton village, the epic valleys of Glencoe, and the pretty village of Drymen, home to Scotland’s oldest inn.

Eilean Donan Castle near Fort William in Scotland, on a sunny day

The West Coast, Highlands, Glenfinnan and the Isle of Skye Private Tour of Scotland

Choose from a few of the many highlights

Hike through untouched scenery to the Lost Valley in the heart of Glencoe

Bike the quiet trails and tracks on the small island of Kerrera, accessed via ferry

Sea-kayak in Plockton’s picturesque bays and beautiful hidden beaches


Visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct as featured on the Harry Potter films


Take a wildlife cruise up Loch Etive by the Falls of Lora


Ascend the spectacular Bealach na Ba’ mountain pass to Applecross


Summit Conic Hill and enjoy a drink in Scotland’s oldest Inn, the Clachan Inn


Drink in the incredible, unforgettable scenery of Glencoe and the Isle of Skye