Scotland for Families

Edinburgh, Isle of Eriska & Gleneagles

From £6000 per person in low season
From £7200 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Private driver- guide

per person based on a family of 4. Price includes all accommodoation, a private guiding chauffeur throughout and all activities mentioned, on a private basis.  

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At a Glance

  • Ideal for families with children aged 6 and up

  • Enjoy fun-filled activities as a family trying your hand at archery, falconry and even ferret handling!

  • Visit the rolling glens of Perthshire and a stay at the iconic Gleneagles hotel

  • Take a RIB boat to the Isle of Mull in search of seals, dolphins and sea eagles

  • Relax with the services of a private driver throughout with expert local guides

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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.

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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 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Scotland's vast open landscapes and open stretches of waters offer the perfect canvas for a fun-filled family adventure, where you can enjoy the great outdoors together with a range of fun activities, as well as delving into Scotland's peppered history. Along the way we've included a plethora of exciting experiences for you to enjoy together as a family, including private wildlife boat tours, archery lessons, guided tours of castles and even a tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper!

  1. Days 1-3: Edinburgh

    Your action-packed Scottish family adventure begins in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, staying at its most iconic hotel, The Balmoral. Located right in heart of the city on Princes Street, all of Edinburgh's highlights are within an easy walk.

    Begin your exploration of Edinburgh with a visit to Edinburgh castle, the mighty stronghold which sits atop a hill overlooking the city. Learn about the previous royal residents of this grand home, alongside the ferocious battles for power that have taken place here over the years. For something extra-special, we can also arrange for you to visit the castle before it is open to the public.

    Next we have a truly unique way for you to explore the rest of the city, whisking your way around the narrow streets in an iconic Mini Cooper car. Take in the highlights of the city in a fun and engaging way, ending up in one of Scotland's oldest pubs.

    Accommodation: The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: West coast Scotland

    From Edinburgh, head west with your private driver, crossing The Trossachs and enjoying the stunning Highland scenery.  

    The next stop is a private tour of Inverary castle, one of Scotland's fiercest strongholds and a picture-perfect castle featuring imposing turrets and stunning gothic architecture.

    Your home for the next 3 nights is a private island, accessible by bridge, off the coast of Oban. Surrounded by waters and mountains, the Isle of Eriska is an adventurer's playground and a haven for wildlife. We've included a private archery lesson for the whole family, as well as a private rib boat which will take you over to the Isle of Mull. Keep your eyes peeled as Mull is home to seals, porpoises, otters and a range of sea bird. If you are lucky you may even spot a puffin flying to one of the neighbouring islands.

    Accommodation: Isle of Eriska Hotel (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-8: Perthshire

    Arriving back on the mainland, a stop at the beautiful Glencoe for a guided walk is a must, where, accompanied by a local ranger, you'll explore Scotland's most famous Glen, with it's dramatic mountain scenery. 

    From Glencoe, the journey to your final stop takes around 2 hours, with plenty of opportunities to stop should you wish to admire the beautiful scenery along the way. One of Scotland's most iconic hotels, Gleneagles is lovingly referred to as "A Glorious Playground for all Generations", and when you arrive you'll soon understand why. Surrounded by rolling hills Gleneagles is home to 3 championship golf courses, a Falconry school, an equestrian school, 5 world-class restaurants and much more!

    We've included a family falconry lesson, as well as a visit to the ferret school, where you'll get up close to the animals for an engaging, interactive encounter sure to delight the whole family. The expert handlers will teach you a number of techniques and commands so you can experience these fascinating animal's true capabilities.

    For your final activity as a family, we've included a truly Scottish treat, with a visit to a local family-run organic Highland farm, where you'll learn about the local culture for farmers in the area, meeting their herd of Aberdeeen Angus cattle, before enjoying an optional steak tasting.  

    On your final day your private driver will take you to Edinburgh airport for your onward journey, where you'll leave full of treasured memories of your family Scottish adventure.

    Accommodation: Gleneagles (2 nights)

Experiences

  • An excluisve pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle

    An early start will be made worthwhile today as you enjoy exclusive access to Edinburgh castle before the crowds descend. Accompanied by an expert guide discovered the castle's enigmatic history, filled with battles and fights for control.

  • Archery at the Isle of Eriska

    Learn the skills of Archery with a private lesson with an expert Archer on the beautiful grounds of the Isle of Eriska. Archery is a fun activity that dates back hundreds of years and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

  • Clay Pigeon shooting

    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.

  • Edinburgh by Mini Cooper

    Take to the streets of Edinburgh in one of Britain's most iconic vehicles; The Mini Cooper. These small cars allow you to navigate the narrow winding streets of the city and explore like a local.

  • Falconry at Gleneagles

    Guests of Gleneagles have the unique opportunity to learn the Sport of Kings at one of the world's most acclaimed falconry schools. Whether you are a complete beginner or would like to perfect your technique, you will find falconry utterly absorbing.

  • Ferret School at Gleneagles

    Enjoy a close encounter with Gleneagles’ adorable whiskered ferrets as you learn how to hold and handle your ferrets correctly as well as how to walk your ferret on a harness lead.

  • Glencoe Guided Walk

    Lose yourself amongst the rugged, soaring mountains of Glencoe, their cragged valleys a mottled tapestry of earthy tones and spell bindingly serene beauty that belie its explosive origins and dramatic history.

  • Inveraray Castle private guided tour

    Inveraray Castle is a breath-taking castle and a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture, featuring towering turrets and enchanting interiors set against a beautiful Highland backdrop of Loch Fyne.

  • Isle of Mull Private Rib Boat

    Step aboard your private RIB cruising the waters around Mull, popping into quaint fishing ports, passing beautiful landscapes and spotting seals, porpoise and seabirds.

  • Private Cruise on Loch Lomond

    Cruise across the moody waters of Loch Lomond on a luxury private motorboat and uncover the history of this beautiful body of water.

  • Visit Castle Stalker

    Castle Stalker, with its bewitching island setting against a dramatic mountain backdrop, has made it an icon of the Scottish Highlands. It is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses in western Scotland and a wonderful subject for photographers.

Location

Edinburgh, Isle of Eriska & Gleneagles

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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 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday.

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