Scottish Romance Tour

Open your hearts to our iconic mountains, glens, beautiful beaches, castles.
Scotland has been voted: “The Most Beautiful Country in the World!”  by Rough Guides several years running.

For this romantic private vacation think Rolling Countryside, Craggy Mountains, Fairytale Castles, Fine Dining, Private Island, Luxurious Spas, Adorable Wildlife, Executive Chauffeur Guide, Meticulous planning and attention to detail.

Our team create romantic tours for those in love that intrigue and entertain, many also like to plan as part of their Honeymoon.
All of our tours are fully customisable.  Our team of tour designers work with you to design the perfect getaway.

Day One – Arrival in to The Capital

Accommodation: Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian, Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Transport: Meet & Greet, Transfer from Airport

Your great Scottish Romance Tour begins when one of our drivers picks you up from Edinburgh Airport with a warm Scottish welcome before dropping you off at the opulent Waldorf Astoria Hotel. You’ll have time to drop off your things, settle into your stunning surroundings and freshen up for your reservation at one of Edinburgh’s most well-renowned restaurants, The Witchery.

Dine: The Witchery

Serving only the freshest local Scottish cuisine, including lobster, steak tartare and lamb, The Witchery takes fine dining to another level. After your meal, you will take a romantic stroll under the castle back to the Waldorf where it’s time to rest and relax before your first full day of exciting activities.

Stay: Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian

Day Two – Exploring The Ancient City

Edinburgh Day Tour Transport: Walking Guide Provided For Walking Tour

Following a delicious breakfast in Peacock Alley in the Waldorf you’ll meet with your walking tour guide in the hotel lobby. Our infinitely knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will then take you on a wonderful walk around one of the most beautiful and intriguing cities in Europe.

The tour kicks off with a stroll up the famous Royal Mile, which links the Scottish Houses of Parliament with Edinburgh Castle. You’ll have a chance to explore the pristine Dunbar’s Close Garden, a true hidden gem, before visiting the Castle itself. Surely one of the most famous historic buildings in the whole world, your tour guide will give you a complete rundown of the history of the iconic Edinburgh castle. Halfway down the Royal Mile you will then explore the beauty of St Giles Cathedral and discover over 900 years of history.

Visit: The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Dunbar's Close Garden, St Giles Cathedral, Signet Library, Holyrood Palace.

History lessons over, it’s time to refuel with a sumptuous afternoon tea in The Colonnades at the Signet Library. After lunch, you will be taken to Holyrood Palace to marvel at the grandeur of the Queens’s official Scottish residence.

Dine: The Grain Store. Stay: Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian

After a day of walking around Edinburgh’s hilly cobbled streets you will have built up quite an appetite, so you’ll be glad to head to The Grain Store for a delicious meal. Afterwards, your will make your way back to the Waldorf.

Day Three – Discover Perthshire

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry

In the morning, your driver will pick you up in one of our luxury, spacious vehicles and drive you north to visit Scone Palace, a stunning example of Georgian Gothic architecture which sits amongst equally impressive gardens and grounds.

Visit: Scone Palace, The Highland Chocolatier, Highland Safari, Pitlochry.

From there it’s time for a real sweet treat as you visit Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier, to sample the finest chocolate in Scotland. Look out for Iain’s signature truffle, a little glimpse of heaven for those with a sweet tooth.

A trip to Scotland would be incomplete without witnessing some of the majestic wildlife that also call this home. You will be treated to a Highland Safari Tour with your very own safari guide. Look out for Golden Eagles, Red Deer and the famous Grouse.

Dine: Sandemans. Stay: Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa

After another eventful day, it’s time to unwind at the luxurious Fonab Castle where you can enjoy their 5 Star spa, the perfect location for relaxation and rejuvenation.   Dinner reservations will be made for you in the Sandemans Fine Dining suite in the evening.

Day Four – Journey to The Highlands

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness

After breakfast at Fonab Castle, your chauffeur will whisk you off to Dalwhinnie Distillery to sample the quintessential Scottish offering, Whisky! Not only will you be able to taste some of the best whisky in the world, you’ll get to see the entire distillation process in action.

Visit: Dalwhinnie Distillery, Private Loch Ness Boat Tour, Cawdor Castle.

Hopefully, you’ll have indulged in the whisky enough, but not too much, to really enjoy the winding drive along the banks of Loch Ness, the largest body of water by volume in the UK! Driving around it is ok, but for the full experience you’ll then take a delightful private boat tour around Loch Ness. Be sure to have your cameras at the ready as this is a truly magical landscape.

From there it’s on to Cawdor Castle to explore this picturesque 15th century building and surrounding grounds. Those with an interest in literature will note the connection to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, who is made the ‘Thane of Cawdor”.

Dine: Torrish Restaurant. Stay: Ness Walk Hotel

Your driver will then take you to the luxurious Ness Walk Hotel in Inverness for a chance to relax before dinner reservations at The Torrish, which has an a la carte menu to die for.

Day Five – The Isle of Skye

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye.

On day 5 your driver will pick you up from Ness Walk Hotel and take you West for a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Scotland’s most romantic castle, built in the 13th century, this intriguing little castle sits on its own tiny island and looks out over three glorious sea lochs. From there its on to visit one of Scotland’s most iconic animals, Highland Cows. These long haired, long horned beauties are an intriguing sight to behold, and if you’re lucky there may be some very cute calves around too!

 

Visit: Eilean Donan Castle, Durnish, Isle of Skye, Portree

Waving goodbye to your Highland friends, you will then enjoy the treat of crossing the Isle of Skye bridge, an engineering masterpiece, in order to visit the delightfully charming town of Portree. Famous for its seaside houses painted in various bright colours, Portree offers a chance for a relaxed stroll along the shore side with an ice cream. There are also a number of shops to pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home.

Dine: Kinloch Lodge. Stay: Kinloch Lodge

From Portree its on to your accommodation for the night, Kinloch Lodge, a charming family run hotel that offers a mouth-watering array of locally sourced, high quality produce for dinner.

Day Six – Skye Sightseeing

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye.

After a restful night’s sleep and hearty breakfast, your driver will pick you up for a day of adventure that takes in some of Skye’s most famous sights.

 

Visit: Old Man of Storr, Fairy Glen, Fairy Pools, Dunvegan Castle, Neist Point.

The first stop is the Old Man of Storr, a mind-boggling collection of huge rock pinnacles, with the pièce de resistance being the Old Man himself. You’ll also have the chance to explore the rugged wilderness of the Trotternish peninsula.

Next up is a visit to the Fairy Glen and Fairy Pools, which both look like something straight out of J. R. R. Tolkein’s imagination. If the weather is nice you may want to pack a swimsuit and towel for a dip in the legendary Fairy Pools.

Once you’re dried off it’s on to Dunvegan Castle, a beautiful 13th century listed building which has undergone many and varied additions over the years. To round this wonderful day off you’ll pay a visit to Neist Point, a rocky outcrop of land with huge cliffs and a picturesque lighthouse.

Dine: Loch Bay Restaurant. Stay: Kinloch Lodge

After another eventful day, a romantic dinner at Michelin Star awarded Loch Bay restaurant will be a welcome treat, with scallops, lobster and hake all on offer on the “Fruits de Mer” set menu. Your chauffeur will then take you back to Kinloch Lodge for a well-earned nights sleep.

Day Seven – West Coast Wonderment

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa, Argyll.

In the morning, from Kinloch Lodge you’ll then head south, taking the ferry back to the mainland.  You will arrive in to the bustling port town of Mallaig and make your way East, stopping off at the Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct. The Monument is a commemoration of the historic Jacobite Uprising of 1745, and the Viaduct is perhaps best known for its appearance in the Harry Potter movies.

 

Visit: Glenfinnan, Nevis Range, Inverlochy Castle, Glencoe, Eriska

You’ll then weave through Fort William towards the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola and a chance to journey up to the clouds, experiencing truly wonderful views of Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK).  Enjoy views over the many surrounding hills and the Great Glen, which stretches for 100km all the way to Inverness. Unique to the UK, this fantastic ride takes you 650 metres up the face of Aonach Mòr (Scotland’s eighth highest mountain).  Once at the summit you may enjoy a (relatively easy) romantic walk called the ‘Sgurr Finnisg-aig’ (approx 45min return walk), before retuning back to sea level.

Your next stop will be for champagne afternoon tea at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, before a drive through the majestic Glencoe. Infamous as the site of the 1692 Glencoe Massacre, Glencoe offers some dramatic scenery, with its incredibly steep sided glen and one of the most iconic Munros in Scotland, Buachaille Etive Mòr.

Dine: Isle of Eriska. Stay: Isle of Eriska.

Having visited an island on your trip already, you may have developed an appetite for spending the night on another island. Well, you will now enjoy the chance to stay on a 300 acre private island and experience the magic of the Isle of Eriska Hotel, which also boasts its own spa facilities as well as a Michelin star restaurant.

Day Eight – The Majestic Finale

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation:
The Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane.

After a wonderful breakfast, your driver will pick you up and head towards the charming seaside town of Oban. Here you will pay a visit to McCaig’s Tower, a grand structure overlooking the town and inspired by Roman architecture, particularly the Colosseum. Although the plans for the tower were never fully finished, it is nonetheless a remarkable sight to behold.

 

Visit: Oban, Inveraray, Loch Fyne, Loch Lomond, Dunblane

From Oban, you’ll make your way along the banks of Loch Fyne, past the Rest and Be Thankful Commemorative Stone and on to Inveraray Castle. Probably saving the best castle till last, this mammoth comprises a massive central building with four round towers, one on each corner. You will also have the chance to explore the extensive garden and surrounding estate.

Leaving Inveraray behind, your driver will take you down past the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the Cromlix Hotel, owned by Scottish tennis sensation, sir Andy Murray.

Dine: Chez Roux Restaurant. Stay: The Cromlix.

cromlix-hotel

Day Nine – Farewell

After a thrilling tour around some of Scotland’s best loved sites, your driver will pick you up from the Cromlix hotel for your transfer to Edinburgh Airport. While it will no doubt be emotional to be leaving such a beautiful and charismatic country behind, we hope it won’t be your last visit.

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Number of guests, Travel Dates, Preferred Room Types, Private chauffeur driver or self-drive,
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