Scotland: A Family Adventure
Gleneagles, Isle of Eriska & Edinburgh
- 7 nights
- from $4000 per person
Delve into Scotland’s wild and stunning interior on a luxury adventure packed with experiences for all the family. Travel to the rolling glens of Perthshire, through Loch Lomond and onto the rugged west coast of Scotland before culminating in Edinburgh.
At a Glance
Ideal for families with children aged 6 and up
Visit the rolling glens of Perthshire and a stay at Gleneagles with lots of activities to choose from
Take a steamship across Loch Katrone and a 13-mile cycle along the shortline in Loch Lomond National Park
Learn to sea kayak
Hike around the Isle of Kerrera
Take a RIB boat into the Sound of Lorn in search of seals, dolphins and sea eagles
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.
Scotland's natural beauty is very hard to sum up, and we simply suggest you get out and about and soak it all up! From its scenic glens, lochs and mountains you will see picture perfect landscapes time and time again. Begin in Perthshire and stay at Gleneagles, established in 1924 as a 'Palace in the Glens' - get out and about as a family including cycling, riding, falconry, walking, off road safaris and of course its fantastic golf offering. With established family programs in place from 2 years to GoPro loving teenagers, Gleneagles is the perfect retreat for all the family.
Your private driver will then take you to the stunning West Coast, where we have suggested staying for 3 nights in a 2-Bedroom Garden Cottage at the Isle of Eriska Hotel which you use as a base to explore this part of Scotland a little more. The next day you will head out in sea kayaks under the close supervision of your private guide (we can offer two-person kayaks for young children).
Wander back to Oban and catch the ferry to the Isle of Kerrera - it is a great place to hike around the island before stopping at a little tearoom for lunch. After that, why not try your hand at geo-caching or jumping into a fast RIB boat to explore the Sound of Lorn in search of seals, dolphins and sea eagles and, if you are lucky, basking sharks, minke whales and orcas, before crossing the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the third largest in the world.
End your stay in Edinburgh at its most iconic hotel, The Balmoral, located right in heart of the city on Princes Street, with all Edinburgh's highlights within an easy walk. Your children will thank you as you can join a daytime ghost tour (it's not too scary). From the narrow, cobbled streets of Old Town to the wide Georgian boulevards of New Town, Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. Wander to the castle to watch the 'One O'Clock Gun', before exploring the Royal Mile.
Location & Directions
Gleneagles, Isle of Eriska & Edinburgh
Begin your trip in the great outdoors at the world renowned Gleneagles resort, around an hour's drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, ideally situated to enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits. Next stop is the Isle of Eriska on the edge of Loch Linnhe and around a 2-hour 15-minute drive from Gleneagles. Your final call on this journey is Edinburgh, where you will be based at the charming and centrally located Balmoral; the drive here is approximately three hours and stops can be made on route to break up the journey. Fly home or continue your trip from Edinburgh airport, around a 30-minute drive away.
When to go
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.