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Holidays in Highland

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Highland Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Highland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Highland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Highland

Cuillin Hills Hotel
Cuillin Hills Hotel
4 out of 5
Scorrybreac Road, Portree, Scotland
The price is AU$168 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
4.7/5Exceptional! (249 reviews)

"Cannot say a bad word about it, it was absolutely fabulous. You can even get a pint delivered to your room from ordering from your phone! The roaring fire is perfect to sit in front of with a beer and a malt feom their wide single malt collection. Can’t say a bad word about the place. rooms were ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2020

Cuillin Hills Hotel
Jurys Inn Inverness
Jurys Inn Inverness
4 out of 5
Millburn Road, Inverness, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$86 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
3.9/5Good! (807 reviews)

"The hotel was situated close to the centre of Inverness and had an excellent leisure facility which was partially open. I was not impressed with the Crushh prepacked breakfasts which had to many sweet items for my liking."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Jurys Inn Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
4 out of 5
Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland
The price is AU$123 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"Very nice spacious room, friendly staff and great breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2020

Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
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Top activities in Highland

Scottish Highlands Holiday

This romantic, mysterious and wild region is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic sites and astonishing natural scenery.  The Scottish Highlands are where you’ll find the evocative landscapes, rugged peaks and secluded lochs that lure most visitors to Scotland. The region’s quickly changing weather imparts a magical ambiance to its tranquil beaches and isolated glens, with the scenery often shrouded in mists and shadows. Head to the Highlands for hiking, fishing and wildlife-viewing amid some of Britain’s most remote and beautiful landscapes.

The region’s only major city, Inverness, is an ideal base for exploring the Highlands. This pleasant city is one of the oldest inhabited sites in Scotland. Go for a walk along the attractive River Ness or visit iconic Loch Ness which stretches for 23 miles (37 kilometres) between Inverness and Fort Augustus

Overlooking Loch Ness, you’ll find historic Urquhart Castle, a popular lookout point for visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. One of Scotland’s largest castles, this strategically positioned fortification has an interesting military history. Check out the impressive collection of medieval artifacts in its visitor centre. 

Don’t miss the Highland Wildlife Park, a habitat for rare Scottish wildlife, including European bison and golden eagles. You can drive through this 200-acre (81-hectare) safari park in your own vehicle or take a free tour with the park’s staff. Try to time your visit to coincide with the animals’ daily feeding times, when there will be excellent opportunities to spot snow monkeys, Amur tigers and red pandas, among other indigenous wildlife. 

Nicknamed the “Outdoor Capital of the U.K.,” Fort William is a wonderful starting point for exploring Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Fish on quiet lochs, take on challenging whitewater rapids and enjoy serene countryside walks. Fort William also offers some superb mountain biking trails, as well as downhill ski slopes. 

The Scottish Highlands can be reached by flying into Inverness Airport, which is connected to most major cities across the United Kingdom in addition to a few in continental Europe. From there, the Highlands are easily explored by car. Summer is the best time of year to visit, with many hotels and privately owned attractions closed over the winter months.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Highland holiday package cost?
Starting from as low as , you can create your own Highland package. Simply bundle hotels, flights and rental cars and be rewarded with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Highland holiday package?
Because we know life is full of surprises, the answer is yes. To learn more, check out our Customer Service Portal. But generally speaking, if you’ve made your booking in the last 24 hours, you may be able to change or cancel it for free. Your hotel, airline or car rental company may impose a fee if your booking is older than that.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Highland?
Putting together your own Highland holiday package with Expedia is a great way to save. Secure your adventure now and save as much as $200 — it’s really that simple! We have more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 properties around the world. With such a fabulous range to pick from, you’ll have no hassles putting together your next dream trip.
What are the top hotels in Highland?
Have a look at Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel and Macdonald Drumossie Hotel. They’re top picks for many travellers headed to Inverness. If Oban is on your itinerary, Perle Oban Hotel and The Scot are both welcoming options.
When is the best time of year to visit Highland?
The best time to visit Highland comes down to personal preference. If you’re holidaying on a budget, you might want to avoid August, which is considered to be the most expensive month. January is usually when you’ll score the best deals. To enjoy the energy of peak season, take off in July, June, May. January, December, November are the least popular months to visit and a good idea if you’d rather escape the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Highland holiday?
Travellers can normally compare international fares on Expedia up to 12 months prior to departure. Booking late? With a bit of luck, there’s a still a chance you can score an affordable ticket only weeks before your journey.
What does an Expedia Highland travel package include?
Hotels, flights and rental cars, or any combination of them — you decide! Whether you’re exploring Highland with the kids or adventuring solo, there’s a package to suit your budget and style. Once you’ve made your booking, why not add on a few tours as well?
What should I know before booking a Highland travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Highland holiday package is the most convenient way to organise your trip. Not only that, you’ll save big when you combine your hotels, flights and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on a day tour or an activity?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Highland holiday packages?
Pay the total cost of your package booking when you lock it in or split it into a number of installments — it’s your call. Every traveller has their own unique financial circumstances. That’s why Expedia works with online lender Affirm to offer a Book Now, Pay Later option for all holiday packages.
Can I choose my airline with a Highland Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s easy too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world. Our packages give you the freedom to take your pick of available flights, hotels and activities that suit you.