Tour the Highlands

Day tours to the Isle of Skye from the Heathmount Hotel Inverness

The Heathmount Hotel in Inverness is an ideal base for exploring the Highlands, Skye, Orkney and Speyside.  However, to get to some of the most iconic spots requires many hours of driving on our country roads, which is not everyone’s idea of a relaxing holiday!

So we have teamed up with WOW Scotland, who offer a range of outstanding one-day tours (from March – October), all of which pick up and drop off at The Heathmount.  This small, locally-owned tour operator has over 1770 5 star TripAdvisor reviews and are 5 star-rated by VisitScotland – we are very happy to recommend their services! Additionally, they are the only tour operator to offer complimentary pick-ups and drop-offs at The Heathmount.

If you want to see Scotland, why not see it with the people who know it best on one of these award-winning tours;

The Ultimate Isle of Skye Tour

This is the only scheduled tour available from Inverness which enables you to enjoy the Fairy Pools and experience all of the highlights of Northern Skye (The Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Portree and the Old Man of Storr), as well as seeing Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness/Urquhart Castle on the way home. It is an action-packed day which enables you to take in all of the sights, in complete comfort, with a highly experienced driver guide.

Available March to October – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Timings – 7.50am – 8.35pm from The Heathmount

Price – £75pp

Book the Ultimate Isle of Skye tour here


Skye Fairy Pools Shuttle

For our more adventurous guests, WOW Scotland will drop you off at Sligachan, on the Isle of Skye, to enjoy a self-guided 10km hike in the foothills of the Cuillin Mountains.   The scenery on this walk is definitely up there with the absolute best that Scotland has to offer, and you will be truly inspired by this one-way route, which finishes at the world-famous Fairy Pools.  On the return journey, your guide will keep you entertained and you will see iconic sights including Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle.

Available March to October – regular departures

Timings – 7.50am – 8.35pm from The Heathmount

Price – £65pp

Book the Skey Fairy Pools Shuttle here


Whisky Tour

This tour has been carefully crafted to give you a fantastic insight into the Highland and Speyside whisky regions.  On your 10-hour whisky-fuelled adventure you will be treated to the following WOW-exclusive experiences;

An in-depth tour and triple tasting at Glen Moray
A tour at the Speyside Cooperage – always an unexpected highlight
Tastings in the warehouse and Ship’s Room at Glenfarclas
An extensive tour and triple tasting at Tomatin

Available March to October – Fridays
Timings – 7.50am – 6.05pm from The Heathmount
Price – £85 plus £26 for tour/tasting fees

Book the Whisky tour here


Orkney Day Tour

WOW Scotland’s Orkney Day Tour is truly unique, as you will experience all of the archipelago’s must see sights in one epic day.  These include: Skara Brae and Skaill House; The Ring of Brodgar; The Standing Stones of Stenness; Kirkwall; and The Italian Chapel.

Available – Once per week July – Sept (day varies)
Timings – 5.15am – 9.30pm
Price – £129 plus £12.50 for entrance fees

Book the Orkney Day Tour here


The Big 4 Tour

New for 2021, The Big Four Tour showcases the Scottish Highlands’ most iconic sights; Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness.

This is a big hitting tour! It starts with watching the, “Hogwart’s Express”, cross the viaduct and ends with taking a cruise on Loch Ness, with time to explore Glencoe, views of Ben Nevis and loads more history and scenery in between!

Available March to October – regular departures
Timings – 7.20am – 6.35pm from The Heathmount
Price – £75

Book The Big 4 Tour here


Private Tours, the WOW way

WOW Scotland has a luxury 16-seater Mercedes which is perfect for private tours, and transfers of larger groups. All of the above tours are available on a private basis, and there are also a selection of other tried and tested itineraries on the WOW website. So, whether it’s spending a day at your favourite distilleries or transportation for a round of golf (there is plenty of space for golf clubs in the boot!) WOW Scotland has a highly experienced team who will take care of you.

If you’d like to book a private tour with WOW Scotland you can contact them and they will help you create your itinerary.