Scotland Signature

7 days from $2,247 per person*
  • Cruise along Loch Ness & visit magnificent Urquhart castle.
  • Taste the flavors of traditional Scottish cuisine.
  • Enjoy guided walking tours of Edinburgh & Glasgow.
  • Explore the Scottish highlands with an expert guide.
  • Accommodation in stylish city hotels.
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Discover the romance and legend of Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow with expert personal guides. This bestselling tour explores the stunning Highlands as well as Scotland's showstopping cities.

Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan feel of Edinburgh, soaking in its history as you stroll down the royal mile and visit Edinburgh castle with your private guide. Visit whiskey distilleries, the medieval town of Stirling and a Victorian town of Pitlochry. Cruise along the infamous Loch Ness, and explore Urquhart Castle by foot. Explore spectacular Loch Lomond National Park and Glasgow city. Wander stylish high street shops and feast your eyes on the city's mix of striking architecture styles on your guided walking tour. Oh yes, and of course...take a wee bit of time to relax - you are on vacation after all!

This trip features a blend of private and shared activities as well as time to explore on your own makes for the perfect vacation. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. ... 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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide(10)
    • Self-Guided - Taste of Scotland Show & Dinner - Dinner & Show
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Shared - The West Highland Experience (11.5 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Edinburgh to Inverness
    Edinburgh to Inverness
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Edinburgh - Inverness [3.5 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Local taxi (not included)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Inverness
    Inverness
    • Tour - Shared - Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness Cruise (3.5 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Inverness to Glasgow
    Inverness to Glasgow
    • Local taxi (not included)
    • Inverness - Glasgow [3.5 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Central Glasgow Walking Tour - Guide(6)
  • Day 7 Glasgow
    Glasgow
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
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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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.

Accommodation: Carlton Hotel (4*)

The Carlton Hotel is located just minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station, and situated in a grand Victorian building with a stylish, modern interior. Nestled in the heart of the city center, the Carlton Hotel is within easy walking distance of a myriad of city center attractions, from the famous Royal Mile to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral. Guestrooms are spacious and offer all the comforts of home in a stylish setting. The hotel offers guests a relaxing lounge and Bridge Bar to enjoy a beverage or light bite. Alternatively, the Bridge Restaurant provides a modern setting and a brasserie style menu for a delicious meal. Non-Refundable.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel

Day 2: Edinburgh

Today, you will enjoy a scenic half-day walking tour of Edinburgh. You will be met at your hotel by a professional guide to commence your private tour. The buzz of Scotland's capital city sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding Lothians region. Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. From ceilidhs and science to ghost, film and food festivals there is always something going on in Edinburgh. Discover world-class museums and galleries, learn the history of the city or spend an afternoon pub crawling - whatever your fancy! Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and perhaps take an umbrella just in case!

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: Carlton Hotel (4*)
Street Sign in Edinburgh
Street Sign in Edinburgh
Bagpiper
Bagpiper

Day 3: Edinburgh

Leave Edinburgh and head through Scotland's bustling central belt to show you Scotland's largest city, Glasgow. Then it's on to Loch Lomond (the largest expanse of fresh water in the country) where you stop off at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing. You then head deep into the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery (including views along Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). The countryside here is rich with history. You will pass haunting Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) and the Pass of Brander (where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory). Lunch (not included) at the sea-side town of Oban. By lunchtime, you'll have reached Oban and will have time to explore this Victorian seaside town, climb up to McCaig's Tower, take in the views to the Isles of Mull and Kerrera and try some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted. Coffee and Cakes at Inveraray by Loch Fyne. On the way back to Edinburgh, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where you'll stop so that you can enjoy ice-cream, homemade sweets, cakes and coffee and drink in the beauty of Loch Fyne. Entry fees not included.

The operator reserves the right to amend the vehicle size due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accommodation: Carlton Hotel (4*)
Kilchurn Castle
Kilchurn Castle

Day 4: Edinburgh - Inverness

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by train. Approximately 3.5 hrs.

Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.

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 5: Inverness

Travel by shared coach to Clansman Harbour where you embark on your 30 minute cruise along Loch Ness. At the end of your cruise, you will disembark at the private jetty at Urquhart Castle. Here you shall have time to enjoy the castle ruins, with its magnificent views up and down this most enigmatic and mysterious stretch of water, and visit the Visitor Centre. You shall return by bus back to Inverness City Centre, via Tomnahurich Bridge. (Entrance to Urquhart castle and cruise on Loch Ness included).

The operator reserves the right to amend the vehicle size due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accommodation: Kingsmills (4*)
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle

Day 6: Inverness - Glasgow

Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.

Travel from Inverness to Glasgow by train. Journey will take approximately 3.5hrs.

Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a center of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendor of Scotland's best-known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland's largest and greatest city. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and show you how to get around the city. Be sure to bring along a pair of comfortable walking shoes!

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 7: Glasgow

Airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation:
Glasgow
Glasgow
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.

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.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Carlton Hotel (4*): Edinburgh

The Carlton Hotel is located just minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station, and situated in a grand Victorian building with a stylish, modern interior. Nestled in the heart of the city center, the Carlton Hotel is within easy walking distance of a myriad of city center attractions, from the famous Royal Mile to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral. Guestrooms are spacious and offer all the comforts of home in a stylish setting. The hotel offers guests a relaxing lounge and Bridge Bar to enjoy a beverage or light bite. Alternatively, the Bridge Restaurant provides a modern setting and a brasserie style menu for a delicious meal. Non-Refundable.

Carlton Hotel
Carlton 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

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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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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