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The 14 Day Scottish Luxury Tour

Scotland may be a small country, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character as it is absolutely brimming with history, culture, and magnificent scenery.

You will get to experience all of that and more as you travel round this bonnie land. From the bustling cobblestones of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to the mountainous expanses of Skye, there are treasures waiting for you round every hill and glen in Scotland.

On this tour you will take to the skies on a seaplane tour, learn about Scotland’s history at Culloden Battlefield, relax in a spa at Gleneagles, sample our famous whisky at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, head off road on a 4×4 adventure, and much, much more.

Our team will listen to your needs and create the perfect itinerary for you. We handle the planning, admin, and bookings; you handle the fun, eating, and adventure.

Arrival location: Edinburgh Airport
Departure location: Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport

Points of Interest

– Walking tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour Tour

– Stirling Castle, Scottish Antique Museum, Gleneagles Falconry

– Guided walk in Perthshire countryside, spa at Gleneagles

– Scone Palace, 4×4 Off Roading Experience

– Private tour of Glamis Castle, The Cairngorms, art tour & afternoon tea at The Fife Arms

– Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Whisky tour at Royal Lochnagar Distillery

– Tour of The Glenlivet Distillery, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns

– Private boat tour of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle

– Rogie Falls, Loch Carron, Plockton, seal spotting boat trip, Eilean Donan Castle

– Fairy Pools, Dunvegan Castle, The Old Man of Storr, Portree

– Glenfinnan Viaduct & Monument, Mountain Gondola, Glencoe, Castle Stalker

– Oban, McCaig’s Tower, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Seaplane Tour 

Hotels:

The Balmoral Hotel,
Edinburgh (2 nights)
The Gleneagles Hotel,
Auchterarder (3 nights)
The Fife Arms,
Braemar (2 nights)
Ness Walk Hotel,
Inverness (2 nights)
Duisdale House Hotel,
Skye (2 nights)
Isle of Eriska Hotel,
Oban (1 night)
Cameron House,
Loch Lomond (1 night)


What’s Included:

– Accommodation
– Breakfast
– Bespoke itinerary
– Premium vehicle & Private chauffeur
– Admission to all activities
– Local guides where appropriate
– Personal travel co-ordinator

Tour Details

Day 1

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Dinner: Brasserie Prince at The Balmoral Hotel

After touching down at Edinburgh Airport, your chauffeur will be waiting to greet you with a warm Scottish welcome, assist you with your bags into your luxury vehicle, and make the short drive into Edinburgh and your accommodation for the next two evenings: The Balmoral Hotel.

Situated in an incredibly central location, the iconic Balmoral is just minutes away from some of Edinburgh’s finest attractions. Take a leisurely stroll down the charming Rose Street, where you can explore numerous pubs and cafes. The Balmoral also features one of the country’s best spas, so after a long journey and with a busy schedule of touring coming up, take the rest of the day to simply relax.

After settling into your new surroundings, dinner will be served in the hotel’s Brasserie Prince restaurant. This culinary haven seamlessly blends the flavours of French and Scottish cuisine within exquisite surroundings.

Then it’s simply a case of getting a good night’s sleep before your first full day of touring tomorrow.

Day 2

Walking tour of Edinburgh, visit Edinburgh Castle, Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour Tour

Transport: Walking Guide For Tour
Dinner: Number One at The Balmoral Hotel

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, a private guide will take you on a captivating walking tour of Edinburgh. First up is Princes Street Gardens, which was once a waste ridden loch but was transformed in 1820 into the stunning gardens that now mark the boundary between the Old and New Towns. From here you can marvel at the grandeur of the Scott Monument, an epic tribute to Sir Walter Scott, Scotland’s literary luminary. You will then ascend Calton Hill for panoramic views of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat, and the Pentland Hills.

From there you’ll head to the historic Royal Mile, adorned with traditional pubs, souvenir shops, and street performers. Quench your thirst at the Jolly Judge, a true hidden gem. Explore the architectural marvel of St Giles Cathedral, a 12th century masterpiece with breathtaking stained-glass windows.

Your tour ends at Edinburgh Castle which houses the Crown Jewels, The Stone of Destiny, and the formidable Mons Meg cannon. A guided tour will teach you about its rich history dating back to the 12th century. Working your way up the Royal Mile will work up an appetite, so the tour concludes with a delectable afternoon tea at the castle.

You’ll then enjoy a captivating tour of Johnnie Walker Princes Street with guided whisky tastings showcasing diverse flavours. This distinctive whisky tour stands apart with its lights, music, and special effects that ensure an entertaining whisky tasting experience like no other.

In the evening, indulge in a lavish meal at The Balmoral’s unparalleled Number One restaurant. Adorned with exceptional modern artwork, featuring seasonal ingredients sourced from Scottish suppliers, and boasting an impressive 4 AA Rosettes, the Number One guarantees a memorable dining experience.

Day 3

Visit Stirling Castle and the Scottish Antique Museum, Gleneagles Falconry experience

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder (3 Nights).
Dinner: Strathearn at Gleneagles

To kick off day 3, you’ll explore Stirling Castle. Perched atop a massive crag shaped by ancient glaciers, this elevated location proved advantageous for defending armies in the past, offering an insurmountable vantage point. Today, it generously rewards you with unparalleled views across Stirling.

Following that, you’ll be chauffeured to the Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, offering a delightful array of antiques, collectibles, and a vast selection of contemporary gifts. This presents a wonderful chance to acquire unique gifts for friends and family.

This afternoon, amidst the captivating surroundings of The Gleneagles Hotel, immerse yourself in the ancient art of falconry. Witness the centuries-old partnership humans have with these birds as they soar through the skies in breathtaking manoeuvres. After the display, you will have the chance to feel the grasp of their talons on your gloved hand, a truly magical experience.

After settling into your exquisite accommodation, savour an unforgettable dinner at The Strathearn restaurant in Gleneagles. Brimming with timeless charm, the restaurant offers a culinary voyage that harmonises classic and contemporary flavours. Relax in the elegant ambiance as you peruse a menu highlighting the finest Scottish ingredients. The Strathearn guarantees a delightful dinner amidst the refined splendour of Gleneagles.

Day 4

Guided walk in Perthshire countryside, Spa afternoon at Gleneagles

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Dinner: The Birnam at Gleneagles

Up first this morning is a guided walk around the beautiful Perthshire countryside. The serene scenery surrounding Gleneagles undoubtedly provides some of Scotland’s finest walking trails. Whether you prefer a leisurely amble around the Gleneagles estate or seek a more challenging trek, you will undoubtedly feel rejuvenated after enjoying the fresh Scottish air.

And what better way to relax after a walk than an afternoon at Gleneagles’ unrivalled spa which features a remarkable array of top-notch facilities, including a swimming pool, vitality pool, thermal suite, and gym. An extensive range of luxurious treatments are available to help soothe you into a state of pure bliss.

This evening you will dine at The Birnam, an Italian American grill which provides a lively and relaxed atmosphere. Your chefs will expertly sear, slow-cook, and grill the finest cuts of meat over a custom-built fire pit. Meat eaters simply cannot miss the Tomahawk steak, while vegetarians will love the goat’s cheese and spinach agnolotti.

Day 5

Visit Scone Palace, 4×4 off roading experience

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Dinner: Andrew Fairlie’s Restaurant at Gleneagles

This morning your chauffeur will guide you through the picturesque Perthshire countryside to Scone Palace, an exquisite Gothic castle steeped in history as the former coronation site for Scottish monarchs. Delve into the palace’s storied past and wander through the enchanting gardens, housing some of the UK’s grandest oak trees, the intricate Murray Star Maze, and a flourishing kitchen garden.

No visit to Scotland is truly complete without encountering its majestic wildlife. This afternoon you will enjoy an exclusive off-road, 4×4 Highland Safari Tour guided by your personal safari expert. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of Golden Eagles soaring overhead, the regal Red Deer, and the famous Grouse, as you drive through the natural wonders of the captivating landscape.

You will return to The Gleneagles Hotel, however tonight you will dine at the Andrew Fairlie Restaurant — the only restaurant in Scotland boasting the prestigious double Michelin Star accolade. This dining paradise seamlessly merges Scottish and French culinary styles and utilises the finest local produce, including from the hotel’s own walled garden. A must-try is the smoked lobster which is artfully infused with the smoke of whisky barrel chips for over five hours, promising a unique twist on this classic dish.

Day 6

Private tour of Glamis Castle, Drive through The Cairngorms,
Art Tour & Afternoon Tea at The Fife Arms

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: The Fife Arms, Braemar (2 Nights)
Dinner: The Clunie Dining Room at The Fife Arms

First up today is a trip to Glamis Castle, a magnificent fortress with roots tracing back to the 14th century. This castle, once the childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, now graciously welcomes you to wander its breathtaking grounds and marvel at its rich history. A private tour will be provided to teach you more about the castle’s colourful history.

Next, you will venture to one of the most untamed landscapes in the UK — the Cairngorms National Park featuring expansive moorlands, towering mountains, and abundant wildlife. En route, relish the thrill of traversing the Cairnwell Pass, one of the highest roads in the UK, reaching an elevation of 2,200ft above sea level.

This afternoon promises a unique experience as you enjoy an art tour and afternoon tea at The Fife Arms. Your knowledgeable guide will talk you through the pub’s fascinating collection of art and antiques, before inviting you to enjoy afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. From there you can enjoy a drink at the quirky Flying Stag Bar which bears the artistic touch of James Prosek, who ingeniously blended a stag with a ptarmigan (a bird found in the Cairngorms) to create the showstopping centrepiece above the bar.

The Fife Arms is your home for the evening and dinner will be served in The Clunie Dining Room which takes its name from the nearby river and boasts a distinctive decor hand painted by Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca.

Day 7

Visit Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven, Whisky tour at Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Dinner: The Flying Stag at The Fife Arms

Day 7 begins with a trip to Dunnottar Castle, a ruined medieval stronghold perched atop a rocky headland which has a history steeped in chilling and blood-soaked tales. In 1297, the famous William Wallace attacked the castle which had been seized by English forces. Wallace won it back and the story goes he was merciless to the English soldiers, burning the Chapel where they sheltered and driving others over the edge of the cliffs.

You will then stop off at Stonehaven, a charming harbour town with great views of the North Sea and a distinctive history which you can learn about at the Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum.

Up next is a whisky tour at Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Merely a mile from Balmoral Castle, the Royal Lochnagar Distillery sits in the shadows of the Cairngorm mountains, drawing from the pristine waters of the Scarnock springs. Originally known as Lochnagar, the distillery acquired its regal name after a visit from royalty. Today, it seamlessly blends traditional elements like pagoda kiln heads and an open mash tun with a modern visitor centre, inviting whisky enthusiasts to learn all about Royal Lochnagar and its distinguished malt whisky.

This evening you will return to The Fife Arms, however this time you will dine in The Flying Stag Bar where you can tuck into traditional dishes such as black pudding bonbons, Scottish rarebit, and Menzie’s haggis, neeps, and tatties.

Day 8

Tour of Glenlivet Distillery, visit Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness (2 Nights)
Dinner: The Torrish Restaurant at Ness Walk Hotel

Following breakfast, you will journey into the heartlands of Scotland’s Speyside whisky region to Glenlivet Distillery. Here you will be treated to the Single Casks tour experience, where you’ll savour four exclusive single cask drams. This tasting experience allows you to discern the distinctive flavours and hues that different cask types impart on the whisky, providing a deeper understanding of the intricate whisky-making process.

After your whisky tour, you will head to Culloden Battlefield, a poignant landmark in Scottish history. Just outside Inverness, this site marks the spot of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, where the Jacobite Rising met its demise. Wander the hallowed ground before entering the visitor centre which has immersive exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays that bring the story to life.

Concluding today’s tour is a trip to the Clava Cairns. Dating back to the Bronze Age, this ancient cemetery boasts remarkably well-preserved burial cairns and standing stones. Visitors often experience a profound sense of wonder as they contemplate the ceremonies and rituals that unfolded here over 4 millennia ago.

Tonight, you will dine at The Torrish Restaurant within Ness Walk Hotel, your 5 star accommodation for the next two evenings. Blending classic and contemporary design, the decor exudes sophistication with soft lighting and tasteful furnishings. The culinary journey at The Torrish showcases a celebration of Scottish ingredients. A comprehensive vegetarian menu reflects the kitchen’s inclusive ethos, offering delights such as herb-crusted cauliflower with mango purée.

Day 9

Private Boat Tour of Loch Ness, visit Urquhart Castle

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Dinner: Rocpool Restaurant

On day 9, your adventure kicks off with a private boat tour of Loch Ness. As the largest and deepest loch in the UK, Loch Ness provides an ideal habitat for Scotland’s legendary mythical creature, the Loch Ness Monster. Your knowledgeable skipper will be on hand to give you insights into the loch’s fascinating history and help you spot the many animals who live there.

Upon returning to the shore, you will make your way to Urquhart Castle which has an intriguing history. The ruins you see today are 1,000 years old, and the castle was built on the foundations of an even older medieval fortress. During the English invasion of 1296, King Edward I captured the castle from the Scots, setting into motion the Wars for Scottish Independence which would last for more than 200 years. Urquhart Castle was a strategic stronghold, and it changed hands from Scottish to English control many times over the years. In 1692, during the Jacobite Rising, English troops left the castle but rather than let it fall under Jacobite control, they blew it up.

This evening you will be heading to the Rocpool Restaurant for dinner. The menu presents a harmonious blend of flavours, showcasing artfully prepared dishes that highlight locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Enhanced by impeccable service and an expansive wine selection, Rocpool stands as a culinary sanctuary in the heart of Inverness.

Day 10

Morning walk at Rogie Falls, drive past Loch Carron, visit Plockton,
Seal Spotting Boat Trip, visit Eilean Donan Castle

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Duisdale House Hotel, Skye (2 Nights)
Dinner: Restaurant at Duisdale House Hotel

Your day begins with a refreshing morning walk at Rogie Falls. Your chauffeur will drive you along the picturesque Black Water River which comes down from the nearby Ben Wyvis Mountain before meandering through various rock pools to create a stunning landscape. Rogie Falls offers a breathtaking setting where you can take a leisurely stroll to the suspension bridge to marvel at the cascading waterfalls and the natural beauty of the Black Water River. Renowned for the spectacle of leaping Atlantic Salmon, Rogie Falls is a captivating natural wonder.

You will then drive past the marvellous Loch Carron where your chauffeur will be more than happy to stop for a photo. It’s then on to the charming village of Plockton, affectionately dubbed “the jewel of the Highlands.” Here you can take a stroll around the bay, taking in the tranquil scenery and enjoying panoramic views of Loch Carron.

You will then set sail once more as skipper Calum Mackenzie and his crew take you on a seal spotting boat tour aboard the Sula Bheag. There is nothing quite like seeing these adorable creatures enjoying themselves in the wild and your experienced crew know exactly where best to look for them.

Day 10 concludes with a visit to the captivating Eilean Donan Castle which looks like it may have inspired a Game of Thrones setting. Dating back to the 13th century, this ancient castle has stood the test of time remarkably well. Crossing the small bridge to its secluded island sparks the imagination, offering a glimpse into what life must have been like centuries ago. After wandering round the castle, take some time to explore the gift shop and grab a coffee. Eilean Donan earns its reputation as the most beautiful castle in Scotland, nestled at the junction of three picturesque lochs—Loch Long, Loch Duich, and Loch Alsh.

This evening you will be staying at Duisdale House Hotel in Skye, where you will be dining in the hotel’s two AA rosette restaurant.

Day 11

Visit the Fairy Pools, Dunvegan Castle, The Old Man of Storr, and Portree

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Dinner: Restaurant at Duisdale House Hotel

Your first destination today is Glenbrittle and the enchanting Fairy Pools, Skye’s foremost attraction and renowned for their crystalline waters and picturesque waterfalls. A pleasant 20 minute walk leads you to the Fairy Pools, providing ample time to immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings. According to ancient folklore, fairies inhabit these pools, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you might even consider taking a refreshing swim.

Following this magical experience, your journey continues to Dunvegan Castle. With origins dating back to the 13th century, the castle has had numerous alterations over the centuries and holds the distinction of being a category A listed building. Explore the five acres of gardens, including the Water Garden, Rose Garden, and Walled Garden, before going on a woodland walk or visiting the nearby waterfalls. The rich history and lush landscapes make Dunvegan Castle a captivating place to visit.

Next on your itinerary is The Old Man of Storr, a colossal rock pinnacle that commands attention from far and wide.

Your next stop is Portree, Skye’s main town. This vibrant hub features local craft shops, a lively fishing port, and many cafes and pubs filled with character and charm.

You will then return to Duisdale House for another evening of sharing great food, drink, and laughter with family and friends.

Day 12

Visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct & Monument, Ride a Mountain Gondola,
Drive through Glencoe, Castle Stalker Photo Stop

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Near Oban (1 Night)
Dinner: The Main House Restaurant at Isle of Eriska Hotel

Harry Potter fans, get excited. Your first destination after returning to the mainland is Glenfinnan for an exciting opportunity to witness the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, the very bridge the Hogwarts Express travels over en route to the beloved school of witchcraft and wizardry. You will head from there to the Glenfinnan Monument, a towering structure with a commanding view of Loch Shiel that serves as a poignant memorial to those who sacrificed their lives for the Jacobite cause.

You will then enjoy a thrilling ride on the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola. This engineering marvel lifts you 650 meters up the slopes of Aonach Mòr, the 8th highest mountain in the UK, providing unparalleled vistas of the Scottish Highlands. When you get to the top, there is a lovely circular walking route which allows you to take in more of that unbeatable scenery.

Your chauffeur will then drive you through Glencoe which really needs to be seen to be believed. Its majestic summits, gleaming waterfalls, serene lochs, and panoramic views combine to take your breath away. While taking pictures is a must, we urge you to take a moment to etch this experience into your memory—it’s a treasure you’ll cherish forever.

To round this picturesque day off, you will make a quick stop at the Castle Stalker viewpoint which boasts incredible views of Mull, Loch Linnhe, and Castle Stalker itself which sits on a tiny island.

This evening you will stay at the Isle of Eriska Hotel which enjoys captivating views of the Morvern Mountains. Here you will dine in their Main House Restaurant which features more of Scotland’s tasty seafood, including the exquisite Scottish Sea Trout.

Day 13

Visit Oban, walk to McCaig’s Tower, Drive Through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs,
Island Discovery Seaplane Tour

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Cameron House, Loch Lomond (1 Night)
Dinner: Cameron Grill at Cameron House

Following breakfast, your journey continues to the coastal town of Oban, meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic. Upon arrival, the prominent McCaig’s Tower captures your attention on the town’s skyline. A brief 10-minute stroll from the town centre takes you to this Colosseum-like structure, offering breathtaking views of Oban and the surrounding islands.

You will then embark on a scenic drive through the enchanting “bonnie bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond. There’s an indescribable quality to Loch Lomond; a palpable sense of timelessness pervades the air as you travel alongside its splendid waters, gazing at the steep, tree-clad slopes on the opposite shore. It feels like a journey back in time.

For your final activity of this epic tour, you really are rounding it off in style as you take to the skies, from the water, on the Island Discovery Seaplane Tour around Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Embarking on a 90-mile tour lasting 45 minutes, your pilot will guide you westward, soaring over the Kyles of Bute and Loch Fyne. Continuing over Kintyre, admire the breathtaking views of the Isles of Jura, Gigha, and Islay.

This evening you will be staying at the prestigious Cameron House Hotel, the destination of choice for celebrities when they visit Scotland.

As night falls, you will tuck into a delicious meal at the hotel’s Cameron Grill restaurant. The intimate ambiance, coupled with splendid views, ensures a memorable final evening in Scotland.

Day 14

Departure

As you pack your bags to head home after a wonderful adventure around Scotland, you may be looking for extra room to squeeze in those souvenirs and presents you picked up along the way.

Thankfully you won’t need any extra room for the best present you’ll be taking home; cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Your chauffeur will help you with your bags before driving you to Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport and bidding you farewell.

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