Family Fun in Scotland

Edinburgh, Isle of Eriska & Gleneagles
7 nights private tour from GBP £8,300 per person

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!

Family Fun in Scotland
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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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.

Itinerary

Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
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.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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February 2024 GBP £8,300 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
March 2024 GBP £8,300 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
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May 2024 GBP £9,100 GBP £1,400 plan your trip
June 2024 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
July 2024 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £9,100 GBP £1,400 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £8,300 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £8,300 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £8,300 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
  • February 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • March 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • April 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • May 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,400
  • June 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,400
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
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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.

Family Fun in Scotland
Family Fun in Scotland

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis 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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