Compass Buster Tour

Company : HAGGiS Adventures
Activities: Overland Tours / Tours
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

10 day tour of Scotland, Outer Hebrides, Isle of Skye, Orkney & Highlands.

Think you can take 10 days of it? All the creepy castles, all the crazy history and all the eye-bursting beauty? Yes? Then be brave and do the Compass Buster. It spans Scotland from pub to mountain, from beach to monster and all the best bits in-between.  

Be awestruck by the crystal blue waters of the Western Isles, blown away by the history and heritage of Orkney and stunned by the magic and beauty of the Isle of Skye. And if that wasn't enough, you’ll get to absorb a tonne of knowledge from our legendary Guides. So be bold, be smart and take our most complete tour of Scotland.



  • Day 1: Edinburgh to Stornoway
  • Day 2: Lewis & Harris
  • Day 3: Lewis & Harris to the Isle of Skye
  • Day 4: Isle of Skye to Loch Ness
  • Day 5: Loch Ness to Orkney
  • Day 6: Orkney
  • Day 7: Orkney to Loch Ness
  • Day 8: Free day at Loch Ness
  • Day 9: Loch Ness to Oban
  • Day 10: Oban to Edinburgh



  • Travel through the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye
  • Admire the majestic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Ride the Jacobite Steam Train aka Hogwarts Express
  • Hear the stories of eerie Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’
  • Travel back in time at Callanish Standing Stones
  • Be awestruck by the crystal blue waters of the Isle of Harris
  • Fall in love with the beauty of the isolated Outer Hebrides
  • Marvel at the Neolithic sites in Orkney
  • Feel wild and free on the rugged North Coast of Scotland
  • Ceilidh the night away in Oban
  • Overnight at Loch Ness
  • Hike, bike or canoe Loch Ness on your free day



  • From: £519

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HAGGiS Adventures Compass Buster Tour Reviews

I Loved the Compass Buster Tour

I recently did the 10 day compass buster tour with Haggis and absolutely loved it! It was great having local Scottish guides and they shared the funniest stories with us. Our first tour guide especially knew so much about the history of Scotland. The ten day tour was a great way to see so much of the country, especially as it allowed me to go to the Outer Hebrides and Orkney. The guides knew a lot about the places we visited, and we got to see a lot of interesting extras, and often stopped at amazing nature places off the beaten track.

We stayed 3 nights total in Fort Augustus which was too much -- it would have been better to have more time in Oban at the end. It was good having a free day in Fort Augustus to go exploring, but only because the weather was so beautiful. If it had been raining there wouldn't have been anything to do. Morag's lodge at Fort Augustus was mostly good. They played dance music and had live music which was very enjoyable - except terrible when you went to bed because the sound traveled all the way through the rooms.

Most of the hostels we stayed in I found to be very comfortable. The itinerary changed the first night (which was somewhat disappointing because we missed out on seeing the top of Lewis), we had 1 night in Lewis and 1 night in Harris instead of 2 in Lewis. Most people said they liked this better because the hostel in Harris was more comfortable with better facilities.

Overall Haggis was a great experience and an excellent way to get around Scotland on the cheaper side. Scotland is so beautiful, and having a way to see so much of the country and local Scottish guides taking you there was a great way to do it. I loved the different hikes we did and the many different places we visited, and the insider's view of the culture. It was also a great way to meet fellow minded travelers. Would definitely do another tour in the future.

By: Ellie
Nationality: Australian
Age: 22

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