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Tours of Scotland for past guests

Whatever the duration of your stay we can design a fascinating and unusual itinerary resulting in a truly memorable holiday

As a guide to what we can offer, please look at our tour itineraries designed for past guests

The Heart of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Tattoo

Edinburgh Castle Tattoo

Day 1– You will be met at your pick up point in Edinburgh by your driver who will escort you on a short city tour of the Capital with some free time to visit the world famous Princes Street. Then you will set off to Stirling, the ancient Capital of Scotland, where you will stay for four nights.

Day 2– This morning there will be a tour of Braveheart Country commencing with a visit to Stirling Castle followed by a visit to Wallace’s Monument before heading out to the Trossachs for your first stop at Aberfoyle. From this little town you will take the breathtakingly scenic route over The Duke’s Pass to Callander, the largest town in the Trossachs.

Day 3– Today you will head for St. Andrews the home of golf for a short tour of the old town, University, Castle and Cathedral before spending some free time to explore the cobbled streets and unique shops. On your return journey to Stirling you will visit the 16th century Falkland Palace, which is set in a medieval village.

Day 4– You leave Stirling in the morning to head for Glasgow for a tour of the city where you will see buildings designed by the famous architect Charles Rennie Macintosh. Your journey back to Stirling takes you via Balloch and Loch Lomond shores.

Day 5– The last day of your tour gives you the opportunity to explore the shops in Stirling with free time to purchase gifts and souvenirs before your transfer to Edinburgh airport

The West Highlands of Scotland

The Jacobite Steam Train, travelling over the "Harry Potter" Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Jacobite Steam Train, travelling over the “Harry Potter” Glenfinnan Viaduct

Day 1– On your arrival at Glasgow airport your driver will meet you and your journey north will begin. The first stop will be at Loch Lomond for an optional boat trip on the Loch before continuing on to Fort William

Day 2– This morning you will board the Jacobite Steam Train at Fort William (the same one used in the Harry Potter films) to travel to Mallaig, famous for its golden sandy beaches. You will travel back to Fort William by coach for a visit to Ben Nevis.

Day 3– You will leave Fort William in the morning for a full day visit to Inverness. The route takes you along the shores of Loch Ness with its famous inhabitant ’Nessie’. You will have the opportunity for a stop at Fort Augustus and Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness where you can enjoy some free time to explore the city and perhaps visit the Victorian Market.

Day 4– Today you go ‘over the sea to Skye’ to enjoy a full day excursion on the beautiful isle. On the route you will see Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland, and then on to Kyle of Lochalsh were you will cross the Skye Bridge. No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a Malt Whisky Distillery and your day on Skye includes a visit to the Talisker Distillery.

Day 5– On your journey south to Glasgow airport you will travel through some of the most dramatic landscape of Scotland with time for a stop at the atmospheric Glencoe, the ‘Glen of the Weeping’ where in 1692 the Campbells massacred the McDonald Clan.

Salmon Fishing on Loch Tay

Salmon Fishing Loch Tay

Salmon Fishing Loch Tay

Day 1 – You will be met at your arrival point in Scotland and transferred to Killin, one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland where you will spend two nights in the comfort of the local hotel.

Day 2 – After a hearty breakfast you will be met by your ghillie. John is one of our ghillies who regularly fishes the loch and has won the Grouse Whisky Trophy for landing one of the biggest salmon from the loch, a whopping 24lbs! In the company of your ghillie you will spend the rest of the day fishing the loch by boat, called ‘trolling the loch’.

Day 3 – After all the activity of the day before and possibly a late night spent discussing “the one that got away” you will have a leisurely morning before your driver meets you for your journey back to the airport. Depending on flight times you may have time to visit Stirling and spend some free time in the city.

Whisky Tour

Glencoe

Glencoe

Day 1 – Following your late arrival at Prestwick airport you will make your way to the Erskine Bridge Hotel for your first night.

Day 2– After a traditional Scottish breakfast you head north to Oban via Loch Lomond. First stop before Oban will be at the Green Wellie Whisky shop at Tyndrum where you can purchased bottles of Scotland’s more famous malts. Next stop is the Oban Distillery for a guided tour around the distillery and sampling of some of its produce. A leisurely drive through some majestic landscapes and you will arrive at Fort William for an overnight stay at the Alexandra Hotel

Day 3– First on the agenda is a visit to the Ben Nevis Distillery nestling at the foot of Ben Nevis. From there you will travel to Mallaig, renowned for its golden beaches, where you will board the ferry ‘over the sea to sky’. Before heading to Portree you will stop at the Sligachen Hotel for a bite to eat and to sample some of the extensive collection of malt whiskies the hotel is renowned for. The third night will be at the Bosville Hotel in Portree.

Day 4– The day will start with a VIP reception at the Talisker Distillery before leaving the ‘misty isle’ via the road bridge. No visit to Scotland is complete without stopping at Eilean Donan, the most photographed castle in Scotland. After a short visit to Eilean Donan the afternoon journey will continue south through one of the most atmospheric glens in Scotland. Also known as the Glen of the Weeping, Glencoe was the scene of the 1692 massacre of part of the MacDonald clan. The penultimate night in Scotland is spent at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen.

Day 5 – A short drive from Drymen and you will arrive at the Glengoyne Distillery, on the outskirts of Glasgow, for another VIP reception. Before heading to the hotel you will have a city tour of Edinburgh. The last night is spent in the Best Western City Hotel.

Day 6 -Departure day but there will be enough time for some last minute souvenir shopping in Princes Street in the morning and the Buchanan Gallery in Glasgow in the afternoon before travelling back to Prestwick airport.

 

Robert, many thanks for your safe driving and friendship. Our second visit to Scotland was great we didn’t think you could better the first but you did! We’ll see you again when we return in a few years time. Thanks for taking such good care of us all.

Sunil & family  UAE

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