based on 9 nights inc. flights & daily experiences
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Price per person based on 2 people travelling. Price includes all accommodation, daily experiences as mentioned in the itinerary and a private driver accompanying you throughout.
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Scotland
Enjoy the services of your own private driver/guide throughout
Experience Scotland's colourful history and vibrant culture
Stay in superb luxury accommodation including a castle in the Highlands
Go in search of the Loch Ness Monster
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
From days out exploring glens, castles and lake monsters to evenings cosying up with a malt whisky by the fire, Scotland offers so much to enjoy. Staying at some of Scotland’s finest hotels, from a luxury castle in the Highlands to a central hotel in the midst of lively Edinburgh, you’ll discover just what a special part of Britain Scotland is. We’ve laid on the VIP treatment with top-of-the-range private transfers, a variety of wonderfully engaging Scottish experiences to choose from.
Your Scottish journey begins in Edinburgh, a beautiful city featuring classical architecture, castles, palaces and cobbled streets. We've included a local guide to accompany you for the day, escorting you to see the Scottish crown jewels at Edinburgh castle, escorting you through the highlights of the national museum and taking a stroll down the Iconic Royal Mile.
The following day takes you to Holyrood Palace and the Queen's official residence in Scotland. The palace was once home to Mary Queen of Scots and to this day many official ceremonies and state entertaining takes place here.
Continuing with a regal theme, we've included an exclusive visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, after it is closed to the public. During a private tour you'll gain access to areas not open to the public to see where the royals and staff sent their time during holidays and official tours.
Leaving Edinburgh behind, head north into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, stopping first at Stirling castle, one of Scotland's most important castles, where the coronation of many kings and queens has taken place over the years.
A 40-minute drive north of Stirling castle takes you to Glenturret Distillery, where we have organised a tour for you to discover the methods of how this famous tipple is made. At the end of the tour you'll enjoy a tasting of the different whiskies matched with local fudge. Of course should you have a preferred whisky, we can orgnaise tours at a number of different distilleries so you can visit your preferred location.
Located in Braemar, just a short drive from the Royal residence of Balmoral, The Fife Arms is an iconic hotel that dates back to the early 19th Century as a Victorian Coaching Inn. Following a thorough restoration it is now one of Scotland's most well-known hotels.
We've included a private Highland experience for you here, so you can truly experience the best of the area. Heading off the beaten tack in a classic Land rover with a local guide, you'll pay a visit to a farm that is home to the only herd of free ranging reindeer in the UK. On an exclusive visit to a Highland farm, learn about the ways of life of the local farmers here, getting acquainted with their cattle, sheep and pigs before enjoying a sheepdog or sheep-shearing demonstration.
At a scenic spot, with a beautiful highland backdrop you'll then enjoy a sumptuous picnic of homemade soups and sandwiches.
For your next day we've included a private tour of the Balmoral Estate, where her Royal Highness the Queen spends a large portion of her summer. Alongside a resident Estate Factor you'll gain a rare insight into how the royal family spend their leisure time.
Finally, you'll have a private tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, one of Scotland's oldest.
Departing Braemar your journey continues north, taking you to the infamous Loch Ness. Known worldwide for the suspected monster who resides beneath it's murkey waters, the loch is Scotland's largest by volume and 23 miles (37 kilometres) in length.
We've included a unique and exclusive way for you to enjoy the loch on board your own luxury motor cruiser. Joined by locals to the area discuss the many theories of the "so-called" monster whilst enjoying the passing scenery, including the imposing Urquhart castle.
After your cruise, you'll leave Loch Ness behind and journey West to The Torridon, a small hotel with a fantastic location on the shores of a Loch.
The nature surrounding the Torridon is some of the best in Scotland and we've included a guided hike and a sea kayaking adventure so you can truly immerse yourself in the rugged Highland wilderness. We've also included a clay pigeon shooting experience, an iconic past time for local Scots and a really fun activity.
At the end of your journey your private driver will escort you on to Inverness airport for your onward journey, or of course we can arrange for you to journey south should you be departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Located close to the Balmoral Estate the Royal Lochangar Distillery received its Royal Warrant in 1848 following a visit by Prince Albert, the distillery itself was built in 1826 making it one of the oldest in Scotland.
Follow in the footsteps of legends with a round on the world's oldest and most iconic golf course. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised globally, but the greatest feature of the Old Course is that it remains open to all.
Explore the beautiful surroundings of Braemar accompanied by a local guide in an iconic Land Rover Discovery before gaining an exclusive insight into Scottish Upland farming.
Whether you are a novice or a crack shot, a morning or afternoon spent clay pigeon shooting is an exhilarating pursuit that can safely be enjoyed by anyone over the age of eight years old.
Culloden is an evocative place. The site of the last battle on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty whose lineage dates to the Dark Age Kingdom of Dalriada, a visit to Culloden battlefield is a must for keen historians.
The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution held every August, and a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival. Massed pipes and drums, military bands, cultural troupes and global musicians all perform against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Eilean Donan is recognised around the world as one of the most iconic images of Scotland, situated amid a striking landscape on an island where three great lochs meet. The entirety of the castle and a visitor centre can be explored at your leisure.
Discover the area of Scotland which lies to the south of the Edinburgh featuring architectural gems such as Floors Castle, Abbotsford House and the enchanting Rosslyn Chapel.
Tour the Glenturret Distillery to discover the intricate process of making whisky and taste the end result paired with locally made fudge.
Discover Edinburgh’s rich, multi-layered history as you explore the city’s Old Town with a private local guide, strolling the cobbled streets, secret courtyards and ancient buildings.
The Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Originally founded as a monastery in 1128, Holyroodhouse has played a key role in Scotland's turbulent history.
Enjoy exclusive access to the Royal Yacht Britannia whilst it is not open to the general public with a private, guided tour on board The Queen's floating Royal residence. Gain an enticing insight into the life of the British Royal Family and their lives.
Step aboard a luxury motor cruiser to enjoy an exclusive boat trip along Loch Ness. Your charming local hosts will regale you of stories of the loch and its many mysteries, as well as giving a delightful insight into the local life of Inverness.
Balmoral is Her Majesty The Queen's private Scottish residence and where she resides for much of the summer. On this exclusive tour you'll be joined by one of the Balmoral Estate Factors for a rare insight into the Queen's favourite estate.
Experience the wonder of Scotland's Highland wilderness as you get up close to Britain’s largest and most magnificent land mammal, the red deer, in the company of an experienced stalker.
The coast of Scotland features fabulous wildlife and inspiring scenery, making sea kayaking here a brilliant adventure activity for the whole family.
Stirling Castle is one of the most important castles in Scotland’s history. It has witnessed the
crowning of many Scottish Kings and Queens, and the earliest parts of the building date back as far as the 15th and 16th centuries.
On the mainland, to the north of the Isle of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula. Home to just a couple of hundred people, and accessed by just two roads, this is remote peninsula features winding roads and breathtaking scenery.
Set out with a private hiking guide to explore the stunning views and landscapes surrounding the Torridon.
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