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From its delightful cities to its rolling valleys and distant mountains, this tour offers the best of Scotland. Explore the magic of cultural Edinburgh and vibrant Glasgow, hike in the verdant Scottish Highlands, and while away time on the stunning Isle of Skye. Discover historic ruins, castles, and forts and set out looking for Nessie at the famed Loch Ness. Apart from natural beauty, also experience castle stays and see Scotland’s world-famous distilleries.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4EdinburghHistory & Architecture, Culture & Festivals, Castles & FortressesB+B Edinburgh, InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel
4 - 6InvernessLoch Ness, Highland Safari, Whiskey DistilleriesKingsmill Hotel, Culloden House Hotel
6 - 9Isle of SkyeRugged Landscapes, Scottish Isles, Hiking & CruisesCuillin Hills, Duisdale Hotel
9 - 10Western HighlandsBreathtaking Landscape, Mountains & Lakes, Hiking, RelaxationGlencoe House, Inverlochy Castle Hotel
10 - 12Loch LomondLake Cruise, Hiking & Biking, RelaxationLoch Lomond Arms
12 - 12GlasgowVibrant Culture, Gateway to Western Highlands, Shopping and Nightlife

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private Transfer from Edinburgh Airport to your hotel

Edinburgh

3 Nights

Known by a variety of unique sobriquets such as Old Smoky for the smoke cloud that seems to perpetually hang over it, the beautiful city of Edinburgh sits perched on a range of rocky hills with the sea in the distance.

Included Activities

Your Mini Cooper Ride Around Edinburgh
Enjoy touring the lovely Scottish capital on a trendy and sporty Mini Cooper ride. After you meet your local guide cum driver at your hotel door, drive to one of the highest points in the city, Arthur’s Seat at Holyrood Park, which is also home to the Scottish Parliament Building. Don’t miss this chance to visit Scotland’s oldest hidden pub before riding over to Edinburgh’s very own acropolis, Calton Hill, for a panoramic view of the city. Get a feel of 18th-century Scotland as you drive past Grassmarket, listening to gory tales of public executions that used to be held at the spot. Drop by a secret garden before visiting the picturesque Old Town, followed by the New Town. Discover a hidden settlement during your drive at the Dean Village by the Water of Leith and make a pit stop for lunch or dinner. Enjoy a leisurely meal of classic Scottish fare before visiting a few more popular city sights. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Timing: 0930/1400 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Light lunch or dinner included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead in case of special dietary needs; Children 2 yrs & above to have jump seat; Evening tours are available only in summer & some sights are closed for cars on Sundays.)

Morning Scotch Whisky Masterclass
Your Morning Masterclass is 90 minutes of sheer sensory indulgence planned specially for whisky enthusiasts! Arrive at the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky and get ready for a detailed guided viewing tour. As you sip your coffee and nibble on scrumptious shortbread, learn more about what makes Scotch whisky so special. Take a fun sensory perception test and then go on to sample one blended, one single grain and two single malts for comparison and appreciation. Also on board is the nosing of a new-make spirit, after which you are ready to leave, but not before you have picked up your boxed crystal whisky tasting glass and complimentary gift. (Duration: 90 mins; Timing: 1000hrs; Shared Activity; No Transfer Included.)

Bohemian Broughton Culinary Indulgence
Lay out a Scottish feast for your tastebuds with the Bohemian Broughton food and drink tasting tour, which takes you through the splendid Georgian New Town. Start off by sampling artisanal Scottish cheese in a specialty store and then move on to that perennial classic, haggis. Explore creative varieties of haggis – served with nachos and even in vegan and gluten-free variations – all of which you can wash down with local ale. Next it is time to drop in at a traditional tea shop, where a tray of aromatic teas and scrumptious scones with jam and cream awaits. Enjoy Argyle smoked salmon, prepared according to a special recipe at a shop that has been in this business for almost a century. Nibble on marshmallows offered in delectable flavors like gin and raspberries. Finally it is time to experience the national icon, the Scotch malt whisky or traditionally decadent chocolates, which make for the perfect close to an Epicurean day. (Half day;Duration 3hrs; Timing: 1300 hrs; Private Activity; No Transfer Included; Please inform of any special dietary requirements before the start of the tour.)

Hotel Options
B+B Edinburgh – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Edinburgh to Inverness in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

Inverness

2 Nights

Famed for its proximity to Loch Ness, Inverness is a busy city that was founded in the 12th century. A splendid castle, cathedral, a pair of battlefields, and graves dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age are the important historical landmarks of the city.

Included Activities

Land Rover Tour of Rothiemurchus
Discover the attractions of family-run Rothiemurchus estate situated at the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Settle into a comfortable Land Rover as you head out to see Highland cattle at Dell Farm. Sit back as an amiable Rothiemurchus ranger drives you through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest with its majestic trees, whose ancestry dates back to 7000 BC. Savor the tranquil beauty of Loch an Eilein, where the clear water mirrors the majestic pines. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views at Tullochgrue before heading on to stately Doune House. This elegant country house sits amid a scenic landscape of stunning trees next to a flat-topped mound that gives the residence its name. Step out to pet and hand-feed the red deer at the farm on the estate before you turn back. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Tea/Coffee and Biscuits included; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes as there will be opportunities to step down and explore. A pair of binoculars and a warm Rothiemurchus tartan blanket will be provided for use during the tour.)

Loch Ness Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Embark on this exciting boat cruise to explore the scenic and mysterious Loch Ness. Settle into a comfortable spot and enjoy gorgeous views of the lake and its surroundings as the boat slices through the water. As you sail along, listen to the audio narration featuring numerous facts and legends that have made this lake a world-famous attraction. Assisted by the boat’s sonar equipment, be on the lookout for Nessie, the mythical monster thought to dwell within the depths of this freshwater lake! Step ashore to explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle, dating back to the 13th century. Overlooking the magnificent loch, this castle with a turbulent past has changed many hands over the centuries. Capture stunning images of the ruins and the lake before you return to the boat. (Times: On the hour from 0900 – 1600 hrs; Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Please be at your departure point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Do wear comfortable shoes and bring along warm clothing as well as a raincoat.)

Tomatin Whisky Distillery Tasting Tour
Set out from Inverness for the Tomatin whisky distillery that shares its name with the village it is located in. This single malt Scotch whisky distillery has been around since 1897 and is known for its brands, Antiquary and Talisman. Learn all about the intricate process of distilling excellent whisky as your knowledgeable guide explains it all. Pick up knowledge about the different stages involved in processing the ingredients and the time it takes for the whisky to mature and develop its characteristic flavor. After the tour, settle in for a tutored nosing and tasting session featuring six different whiskies from the distillery’s core range. Understand the nuances that distinguish each of these and leave the distillery feeling like a connoisseur of fine whisky! (Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
Kingsmill Hotel – Opt 1
RoomLuxury King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 6 - 9

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Inverness to Isle of Skye in a private vehicle (Duration: 2. 5 hrs)

Isle of Skye

3 Nights

Framed by craggy mountains, mysterious lochs, and picturesque sea cliffs, the Isle of Skye has a magical allure all of its own. Besides spectacular scenic vistas, this mystic island is home to stately castles, museums, and awe-inspiring natural rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr.

Included Activities

En Route: Eilean Donan Castle Discovery
Soak in the Highland romance of the most recognized Scottish castle, which has featured in Hollywood blockbusters like James Bond: The World is Not Enough, Maid of Honour and Loch Ness. Located on a small tidal island, the Eilean Donan Castle is surrounded by three lochs and is accessed by a footbridge from the mainland. Marvel at the picturesque setting from far that frames the castle within scenic waterscapes and mountain views. Admire the 13th-century imposing architecture that was carefully and lovingly restored in the early 20th century. Named after the Irish saint Bishop Donan who came to Scotland around late 500 AD, this castle continues to figure as one of the most iconic images of Scotland, drawing thousands of tourists to its grounds from all over the world. (En route Activity; Full Day; Duration: 8hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Admission Included; No Guide inside Castle; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes)

Leisurely Rona Island Cruise
Head to Portree Pier in the mid-morning for a leisurely cruise to the charming island of Rona. Settle into your sturdy catamaran and savor stunning views of the iconic Storr and Cuillins mountains as you sail to the gorgeous harbor in Rona. Make use of the binoculars on the boat to get a closer look at the island’s resident seals basking in the sun. Spot different species of seabirds and other wildlife as you cruise along. At Rona, you can disembark and explore the island with your pick of walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Walk to the 14th century chapel An Teampull or hike to the ruins of a settlement dating back to the Scottish Clearances of the 18th century. Or, you can head to the Church Cave where Sunday worship was held right up to 1912. Put your two hours ashore to good use and work up an appetite! Return to the boat for a delicious lunch spread featuring the fresh local catch of the day and refreshments. After lunch, sit back and relax as the boat sails back to Portree Pier. (Full Day; Times: 1100; Duration: 5 hrs; Seafood Lunch included; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Moderate. Please bring along a pair of sturdy walking shoes.)

Explore the Isle of Skye
Today head out with your chauffeur guide as your explore the Isle of Skye in your own style. Feel as though you have been transported to another world when visiting the incredible natural features and landscapes of the island, places such as Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. You could also choose to visit the charming, picturesque sea harbor of Portree instead for some shopping or dining on fresh local seafood. No matter what you wish to do, trust your chauffeur guide to customized this tour of the Isle of Skye to your extact liking.(Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Cuillin Hills – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Duisdale Hotel – Opt 2
RoomClassic Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 9 - 10

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Isle of Skye to Western Highlands in a private vehicle (Duration: 2. 5 hrs)

Western Highlands

1 Night

The Western Highlands region is famed for its soaring, rocky mountains and lush greenery dotted with lochs or lakes as far as the eye can see. For hiking and trekking enthusiasts, the Scottish Highlands are the stuff of dreams.

Included Activities

En Route: Glenfinnan Highlights and Nevis Gondola
Today’s tour takes you through the rolling countryside to visit beloved landmarks of the Scottish Highlands. First, arrive at the picturesque Glenfinnan Viaduct now instantly recognizable as the Hogwarts train route in the second and third Harry Potter movies. Learn from your guide all about the Glenfinnan Monument that honors the Jacobite clans who fought for Charles Edward Stuart, often called ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’. Next, head to the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola on the north face of the awe-inspiring Aonach Mòr. Originally built to transport skiers to the slopes, the Gondola is now used by adventure enthusiasts like mountain bikers, paragliders as well as hikers. Ascend the Gondola to marvel at the spectacular Highlands scenery all around and breathe in the crisp mountain air. (En route Activity; Full Day; Duration: 8hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Admission Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes)

Hotel Options
Glencoe House – Opt 1
Room1 Bedroom Suite with Terrace
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomLarge Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 10 - 12

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Western Highlands to Loch Lomond in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

Loch Lomond

2 Nights

Second in popularity only to its northern cousin Loch Ness, Loch Lomond straddles Scotland’s Highland Border, starting as a glacier-cleaved trench in its northern reaches to fan out into a vast expanse studded by islands and skirted by rolling meadows in the south.

Included Activities

En Route: Adventures of Inveraray Castle
En route to Argyll from the Western Highlands, take a detour to visit Inveraray Castle and spend a wonderful day discovering the charms of a traditional Scottish castle that has stood by Scotland’s largest saltwater lake, Loch Fyne, for 600 years. In the company of your local guide chauffeur, explore this ancestral home of the chief of the Clan Campbell, whose present family live on two floors, while the rest is open to visitors. Admire the vast display of arms and armory in the great hall, used through the ages by the Scottish chieftains and warriors. Drop in by the ornate state dining room and the tapestry drawing room with original Beauvais tapestries. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the MacArthur Room, dominated by an elaborately carved four-poster bed, where a young harpist was murdered. Legend has it that the boy’s ghost still haunts the room! Take a stroll along the walking routes around the castle, before you wind up your trip. (En route Activity; Full Day; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Admission Included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes.)

Scotland on a Seaplane
Soar out towards Scotland’s beautiful west coast during this tour! Board the seaplane and take off for a spectacular journey that allows you panoramic views over the mountainous landscape of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Enjoy this unique opportunity to take in a bird’s eye view of Scotland’s scenic beauty. Make sure you don’t miss out on your pilot’s inputs on various attractions along the way to make the most out of this tour! (Duration: 40 mins; Timing: 1105/1210/1315/1545/16:50 hrs; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Please note that the departure point is Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond G83 8QZ, and travelers must arrive 30 minutes before take off. Tours are weather dependent, and the tour route may vary slightly due to visibility and cloud height conditions)

Hotel Options
Loch Lomond Arms – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
Day 12 - 12

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Loch Lomond to Glasgow in a private vehicle (Duration: 1 hr)

Glasgow

0 Nights

Discover Glasgow’s rich culture and architectural heritage as elegant Victorian buildings and impressive mansions rub shoulders with newer, innovative designs that line the riverside.

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 9,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 10,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Edinburgh: Your Mini Cooper Ride Around Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh: Morning Scotch Whisky Masterclass
    • Edinburgh: Bohemian Broughton Culinary Indulgence
    • Inverness: Land Rover Tour of Rothiemurchus
    • Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
    • Inverness: Tomatin Whisky Distillery Tasting Tour
    • Isle of Skye: En Route: Eilean Donan Castle Discovery
    • Isle of Skye: Leisurely Rona Island Cruise
    • Isle of Skye: Explore the Isle of Skye
    • Western Highlands: En Route: Glenfinnan Highlights and Nevis Gondola
    • Loch Lomond: En Route: Adventures of Inveraray Castle
    • Loch Lomond: Scotland on a Seaplane
  • The general business terms apply
  • Car and chauffeur at free disposal for 8 hours per day on all days for which your itinerary mentions “chauffeur and vehicle available for a maximum of 8 hrs” (excluding entrance fees)
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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12 days $ 9,990 / person

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