Explore the Highlands with WOW Scotland and The Kingsmills

Highland and Island Tours, direct from our Inverness Hotel

The Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness is a fantastic base for exploring the Highlands, Skye, Orkney and Speyside. So we are delighted to have teamed up with WOW Scotland, who offer a range of outstanding one-day Highland and island tours from Inverness, all of which pick up and drop off here at The Kingsmills.

We have worked with this small, locally-owned tour operator for over 10 years now. They have over 1700 5-star TripAdvisor reviews and are 5 star-rated by VisitScotland. So we are very happy to recommend their services. They are the only tour operator to have scheduled pick-ups and drop-offs here at the Kingsmills Hotel. What’s more, you can easily book one of their tours when reserving your stay with us.

If you want to see Scotland, see it with the people who know it best, on one of these top five award-winning Highland and island tours, direct from our Inverness hotel;

The Ultimate Isle of Skye Tour

This is the only scheduled tour available from Inverness. Enabling 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 – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Timings – 7.45am – 8.30pm from The Kingsmills
Price – £75pp

Old Man Of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye
The Old Man of Storr is on the north of Skye, an iconic landmark on the island.

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. A truly inspiring 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 – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Timings – 7.45am – 8.30pm from The Kingsmills
Price – £65pp

Fairy Pools natural attraction on the Isle of Skye
The crystal clear waters of the famous Fairy Pools on the isle of Skye.

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

Back at The Kingsmills, why not retire to the comfortable surroundings of the garden? Here, our experienced staff will be happy to recommend a whisky from our extensive selection of over 100 in our outdoor bar and restaurant.

Available – Fridays
Timings – 8.20am – 6.30pm from The Kingsmills
Price – £73 plus £26 for tour/tasting fees

Glass of Scotch whisky in hand
Enjoy an itinerary of tours and tastings in the Highland and Speyside whisky regions.

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 – Wednesdays
Timings – 5.15am – 9.30pm from The Kingsmills
Price – £129 plus £12 for entrance fees

It is an early start and a late finish but please just speak to us here at the Kingsmills about arrangements for your breakfast and dinner and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.

Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement on the Bay of Skaill Orkney
Skara Brae is one of the best-preserved Neolithic settlements in Europe.

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 – Sundays
Timings – 7.15am – 6.45pm from The Kingsmills
Price – £65

Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct in Scotland with the Jacobite steam train passing over
Watch the Hogwarts Express cross the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct as part of this tour.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the luxurious surroundings of the Kingsmills Hotel, and WOW Scotland look forward to showing you the very best of the Highlands, direct from our hotel doorstep. Contact us to find out more about these fantastic one-day Highland and island tours from Inverness.

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