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  • Enjoy a night of Scottish music and dancing at the Prestonfield House.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile with private guide.
  • Step into scenes from Macbeth at the Cawdor Castle.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Visit the magical land of Scotland! With dramatic, historical castles practically around every bend in the road, stunning expansive and rugged land and seascapes, friendly folk, whisky distilleries and cosmopolitan cities, it has everything you could wish for in a great getaway trip to Europe. Spend time in Edinburgh - often considered one of the most charming cities in the world, stroll down the Royal Mile, visit the Queen's official home when in the city, and sample some of the gastronomic offerings in some of the great restaurants in the environs. Then, in the company of your knowledgeable driver-guide, you'll be taken on a circuit of Scotland taking in Inverness - the capital of the Highlands of Scotland, the Isle of Skye - the most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides, and picturesque Scottish villages before your return to Glasgow. Visit castles, gardens, taste local whisky, play an optional round of golf or take a boat trip on Lough Ness, and immerse yourself in the local culture as you stay in luxurious accommodations throughout. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(5)
    • Scotland - Welcome Package(2)
    • Optional Activities
    • Self-Guided - Taste of Scotland Show & Dinner - Dinner & Show
  • Day 2 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Private - City Tour (with Castle, Holyrood House & Royal Yacht Britannia) (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
    • Optional Dinner Reservation at The Witchery Restaurant
  • Day 3 Edinburgh to Inverness
    Edinburgh to Inverness
    • Edinburgh - Inverness [with Visit to Blair Castle (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Inverness
    Inverness
    • Private - Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield & Garrison Fortress (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Inverness to Isle of Skye
    Inverness to Isle of Skye
    • Inverness - Isle of Skye [via Inverewe Gardens & Eilean Donan Castle (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
  • Day 6 Isle of Skye to Oban
    Isle of Skye to Oban
    • Isle of Skye - Oban [via Armadale to Mallaig, Fort William, Loch Linnhe, Falls of Lora to Oban] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(3)
  • Day 7 Oban to Glasgow
    Oban to Glasgow
    • Oban - Glasgow [via Highlands, Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Pass of Brander, Loch Lomond and Village of Luss] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
  • Day 8 Glasgow
    Glasgow
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
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Day 1: Edinburgh

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Avail of any of the optional tours available in the thriving city of Edinburgh. Consider a private tour with your own Licensed Guide and private vehicle if you have any interest in a certain aspect of the city such as the architecture or history - or if you just want to get a great indepth introduction to the city. Consider doing a guided walking tour - one of the best ways to see the city. If you feel like venturing out of the city, there are lots of places of interest such as Blair castle, Perth, whiskey distilleries, Cairngorm National Park - for a Lough ness themed tour, and the majestic Sterling castle sitting on its high volcanic rock, visible for many miles in every direction. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these options are of interest.

Enjoy an unmissable evening of Scottish music, costume, bagpipes, fiddles and dance in the magically historic setting of Prestonfield House.  Lavishly filled with baroque plasterwork, panelling, tapestries, paintings and furniture, many of these splendid original contents commissioned for the house remain to be enjoyed by guests today, including an imposing portrait of King Charles II which gazes down over diners in the restaurant. Named as one of the Best 101 Hotels in the World by style-bible Tatler. Prestonfield is described by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine as so extravagant it’s like walking onto the set of some flamboyant costume drama. 

Enjoy exceptional entertainment with wine and a gourmet dinner this evening served by kilted waiters, just moments from the Royal Mile. The meal consists of traditional Scottish fare, including a choice of 2 options for each course for main course, a desert, tea/coffee and a half bottle of wine. (Please note this is a sample menu: Appetiser: Orkney Clapshot Soup - A creamy carrot, turnip and potato soup or Gamekeeper’s Pâté - Rustic venison terrine with red cabbage chutney. Main course: Scotch Beef Auld Alliance - Silverside of Scottish beef braised with French claret jus, skirlie potatoes and heather-honey-roast vegetables or Scottish Seafood - Scottish salmon, hake and Finnan haddie, creamy Mornay sauce encased in puff pastry. Desert: Prestonfield’s Jubilee Cranachan - Raspberry mousse, toasted oatmeal, butterscotch and Parlie biscuit or Great Chieftain O the Puddin Race - A taste of traditional haggis, ‘neeps and tatties. Tea or Coffee and clotted cream fudge).

 (Transfer to and from event not included). Arrive by 6:45. Dinner 7pm. Show 8-10pm.

Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)

The Roxburghe hotel, a luxury 4-star hotel, is ideally located  in the bustling city centre of Edinburgh. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Princes Street and overlooks the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. The property boasts a classic character and the building retains the charming architectural features of this historic Georgian landmark. All 199 guest rooms and suites have a contemporary style, and all feature well sized beds, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and little extra touches to make your stay with us very comfortable. Leisure and spa facilities and excellent dining are all conveniently located inside the hotel. Arriving at The Roxburghe you’ll undoubtedly find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel

Day 2: Edinburgh

After breakfast your driver-guide will take you on a private tour of the city. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some the most outstanding attractions including Edinburgh Castle, at the top of the Royal Mile, and Holyrood House, the Queen’s official home when she visits Edinburgh (subject to closure when Her Majesty is in residence). You will also visit The Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty The Queen for over forty years (entrances included).

The Witchery Restaurant located on the Royal Mile is a great place for dinner. The 16th century building located close to the Castle is lit exclusively by candlelight. The tapestry-draped main dining room is an ode to opulence: the seats are a rich red leather, the ceiling is gilded, and the walls are covered with oak panels salvaged from an old cathedral. The Secret Garden annex, meanwhile, is full of brass candlesticks and stone statues, and displays a series of painted doors that tell the story of Edinburgh's wine trade with France. The menu is equally sumptuous, offering dishes such as melt-in-your-mouth steak tartare, rabbit wrapped in Parma ham with tea-soaked prunes, and loin of roe deer with an earthy black pudding. But be sure to save room for the desserts — from the chocolate torte to the bramble, sherry and mascarpone trifle, they make a wickedly decadent end to the meal. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if you would like to have a reservation made for you.

Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)
The Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia
The Witchery Restaurant
The Witchery Restaurant

Day 3: Edinburgh - Inverness

Following breakfast at your hotel you will be driven from Edinburgh to Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Passing some stunning scenery along your route you will also stop off to visit Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. (Includes entrance to Blair Castle).

Accommodation: Kingsmills (4*)

The Kingsmills Hotel is surrounded by the Invernesshire Mountains and is just one mile from the city center. The Kingsmills Hotel is a luxury four-star resort with Spa and Leisure Facilities, located 15 minutes from Inverness Airport. Set within 4 acres of manicured grounds and only 1 mile from the center of Inverness, it is perfect for both leisure hotel breaks. Between the historic mansion house, the luxurious Kingsclub and Spa and the newest addition of Luxury Rooms, the privately owned hotel has 134 relaxing bedrooms, many with private balconies and patios or views over the neighboring golf course. At the Kingsmills Hotel you’ll find a high standard of hospitality in a quiet and pretty location. You’re close enough to the city center to walk there, or you can take a stroll in the hotel grounds with scarcely a hint that you’re in the middle of the Highland capital. The hotel has the pedigree plus dashes of character and panache only delivered by genuine hoteliers.

Inverness
Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel

Day 4: Inverness

Enjoy a full day guided touring around the stunning Inverness area. You will visit Cawdor castle, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth and a fantastic example of a fairy-tale Scottish castle steeped in history. You will also visit the historic site of Culloden Battlefield and the garrison fortress of Fort George, begun in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. (includes entrances to Cawdor Caslte, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George).

Accommodation: Kingsmills (4*)
Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Castle

Day 5: Inverness - Isle of Skye

Today you'll be guided on a classic journey from the heart of the highlands to the stunningly beautiful island of Skye. Enroute you will visit Inverewe Gardens, built on a craggy hillside with a majestic setting on the water’s edge of Loch Ewe and home to an incredible selection of exotic plants which flourish in this remote spot due to the nearby gulf stream. Also, visit the iconic ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, imortalised in so many images of Scotland. (includes entrance fees).

Accommodation: Duisdale House (4*)

The Duisdale House Hotel offers an indulgent luxury hotel break in the Highlands of Scotland, as you escape to the beautiful Island of Skye. Perfectly situated in the area known as Sleat on the southernmost tip of Skye, this Hebridean hotel, built in 1865 as a hunting lodge, has been completely transformed into a privately owned chic boutique retreat in recent years, enabling you to relax and indulge in a lavish, romantic getaway. The award winning restaurant and exclusive daily sailing trips on board the hotel's luxury yacht (from Apr-Sep) add a whole new dimension to a short break on the Isle of Skye.

Loch Ewe
Loch Ewe
Duisdale House
Duisdale House

Day 6: Isle of Skye - Oban

This morning you head back to the mainland by ferry from Armadale to Mallaig. Travelling along the scenic Road to the Isles, you will take a little back road passing through the charming village of Morar with its famous beach "Silver Sands of Morar", which featured in the film Local Hero, as well as in Breaking the Waves. Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater body in the British Isles is home to Morag, distant cousin of Nessie! From here you will continue down to the picturesque village of Arisaig on the coast offering lovely views out to some of the smaller west coast islands. Back to the main route you will travel alongside the West highland Railway to the landmark Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter film and stop for a short walk out to the historic Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied his Jacobite supporters. From Fort William along the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glen Coe and then take the coast route to Oban passing the Falls of Lora and into Oban, Gateway to the Islands. Ferry ticket is included.

Please note: Per Person entrances fees have not been included to allow for maximum flexibility. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you would like all entrances included and this can be added.

Accommodation: Oban Bay Hotel and Spa (3.5*)

Set on the edge of Oban's picturesque Esplanade, Oban Bay Hotel & Spa is the ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s west coast. Convenient for the train and ferry terminals it is ideal for leisure guests. The modern rooms at The Oban Bay Hotel and Spa are appointed to a very high standard and many offer spectacular sea views. You’ll find flat screen TVs with Freeview in all the bedrooms along with complimentary WiFi. Also provided are tea, coffee and shortbread from Brodies of Edinburgh as well as luxury Scottish toiletries in the bathrooms. The sun lounge stretches the entire length of the hotel and provides unrivalled views of the bay, Kerrera and the mountains of Mull. This is a great place to relax with a coffee and a book or a chilled glass of wine while watching the sun set.

Oban
Oban
Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Oban Bay Hotel and Spa

Day 7: Oban - Glasgow

Today, you will leave Oban behind and you will be driven to the start of the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery including views along Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland. The countryside here is rich with history. We pass haunting Kilchurn Castle historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan and the Pass of Brander where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. Then it's on to Loch Lomond the largest expanse of fresh water in the country where we stop off at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing.

Please note: Per Person entrances fees have not been included to allow for maximum flexibility. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you would like all entrances included and this can be added.

Accommodation: Carlton George (4*)

The Carlton George Hotel is located in the heart of Glasgow next to George Square and adjacent to Queen's Street mainline station which offers a direct line to Edinburgh in less than 40 minutes. At this boutique hotel you’ll find contemporary yet cozy rooms with complimentary drinks, free WiFi and free local calls as well as a unique rooftop restaurant and Executive Lounge. A beautiful building redeveloped as a hotel in 1999, it has an elegant entrance and is prominent within the city as one of the best hotels.

Glasgow
Glasgow
Carlton George Hotel (4*)
Carlton George Hotel (4*)

Day 8: Glasgow

Airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation:
Glasgow
Glasgow
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Roxburghe Hotel (4*): Edinburgh

The Roxburghe hotel, a luxury 4-star hotel, is ideally located  in the bustling city centre of Edinburgh. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Princes Street and overlooks the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. The property boasts a classic character and the building retains the charming architectural features of this historic Georgian landmark. All 199 guest rooms and suites have a contemporary style, and all feature well sized beds, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and little extra touches to make your stay with us very comfortable. Leisure and spa facilities and excellent dining are all conveniently located inside the hotel. Arriving at The Roxburghe you’ll undoubtedly find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel

Kingsmills (4*): Inverness

The Kingsmills Hotel is surrounded by the Invernesshire Mountains and is just one mile from the city center. The Kingsmills Hotel is a luxury four-star resort with Spa and Leisure Facilities, located 15 minutes from Inverness Airport. Set within 4 acres of manicured grounds and only 1 mile from the center of Inverness, it is perfect for both leisure hotel breaks. Between the historic mansion house, the luxurious Kingsclub and Spa and the newest addition of Luxury Rooms, the privately owned hotel has 134 relaxing bedrooms, many with private balconies and patios or views over the neighboring golf course. At the Kingsmills Hotel you’ll find a high standard of hospitality in a quiet and pretty location. You’re close enough to the city center to walk there, or you can take a stroll in the hotel grounds with scarcely a hint that you’re in the middle of the Highland capital. The hotel has the pedigree plus dashes of character and panache only delivered by genuine hoteliers.

Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel

Duisdale House (4*): Isle of Skye

The Duisdale House Hotel offers an indulgent luxury hotel break in the Highlands of Scotland, as you escape to the beautiful Island of Skye. Perfectly situated in the area known as Sleat on the southernmost tip of Skye, this Hebridean hotel, built in 1865 as a hunting lodge, has been completely transformed into a privately owned chic boutique retreat in recent years, enabling you to relax and indulge in a lavish, romantic getaway. The award winning restaurant and exclusive daily sailing trips on board the hotel's luxury yacht (from Apr-Sep) add a whole new dimension to a short break on the Isle of Skye.

Duisdale House
Duisdale House

Oban Bay Hotel and Spa (3.5*): Oban

Set on the edge of Oban's picturesque Esplanade, Oban Bay Hotel & Spa is the ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s west coast. Convenient for the train and ferry terminals it is ideal for leisure guests. The modern rooms at The Oban Bay Hotel and Spa are appointed to a very high standard and many offer spectacular sea views. You’ll find flat screen TVs with Freeview in all the bedrooms along with complimentary WiFi. Also provided are tea, coffee and shortbread from Brodies of Edinburgh as well as luxury Scottish toiletries in the bathrooms. The sun lounge stretches the entire length of the hotel and provides unrivalled views of the bay, Kerrera and the mountains of Mull. This is a great place to relax with a coffee and a book or a chilled glass of wine while watching the sun set.

Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Oban Bay Hotel and Spa Restaurant
Oban Bay Hotel and Spa Restaurant

Carlton George (4*): Glasgow

The Carlton George Hotel is located in the heart of Glasgow next to George Square and adjacent to Queen's Street mainline station which offers a direct line to Edinburgh in less than 40 minutes. At this boutique hotel you’ll find contemporary yet cozy rooms with complimentary drinks, free WiFi and free local calls as well as a unique rooftop restaurant and Executive Lounge. A beautiful building redeveloped as a hotel in 1999, it has an elegant entrance and is prominent within the city as one of the best hotels.

Carlton George Hotel (4*)
Carlton George Hotel (4*)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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