Tour Details

Day 1

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh
Dinner: Angels with Bagpipes

You will arrive at Edinburgh International Airport where you will be greeted by your private driver. Your chauffeur will be on hand to assist with your luggage and lead you through the airport to your executive vehicle which will transport you to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel based in the heart of Edinburgh’s archaic city centre. After a long day travelling we suggest a recuperation day, where you can enjoy the luxury surroundings of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.


For dinner we recommend visiting Angels With Bagpipes on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
Angels With Bagpipes opened in 2010 and is without doubt one of the capitals finest restaurants.
The restaurant blends a contemporary look with the archaic surroundings of the Old Town.


Day 2


Edinburgh Day Tour Transport:
Walking Guide Provided For Tour

Accommodation: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh
Dinner: No.1 at The Balmoral

After a leisurely breakfast you will embark upon a walking tour of Edinburgh.
You will meet your blue badge guide within the hotel lobby.
Your guide will be your friendly face, personally hand selected by us.
They will be on hand to take you on an exploration through Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town from Holyrood Palace, climbing the Royal Mile while visiting sites such as St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle.

You will also have the chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s New Town. On the contrary to its name, the “New Town” has a rich history, dating back to 1767. The Georgian architecture is outstanding and you can wonder down George Street visiting the fabulous array of shops. 

After a long day exploring the Old and New Town we recommend visiting The Balmoral Hotel for dinner at the Michelin Starred No.1 restaurant.
The No.1 restaurant has held a Michelin star for over a decade and combines French and Scottish cuisine to the highest of standards.

In the evening you will return to your 5 star accommodation at the Waldorf Astoria.



Day 3

Stirling, Scone Palace

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Fife Arms

Dinner: The Clunie Dining Room

After a luxurious breakfast your private driver will be waiting and your day tour will begin. Your private driver will take you north west to Stirling.


Stirling is a medieval and university town and steeped in history. You will weave past historic venues such as the Wallace Monument, before making a stop at Stirling Castle. Stirling castle is a former residence of the Stewart Kings and from a historical standpoint one of the most influential castles in Scotland. You will enjoy a guided tour of the castle and meet costumed characters that bring the 16th century life back to the present day. 

From Stirling you will continue to head north and you will cut through the Perthshire countryside. You will stop at Scone Palace, famously the family home of the Earl Of Mansfield. The palace was formally a venue for the crowning of Scottish kings and King Charles II coronation took place at Scone in 1661. You will enjoy a stroll around this grand palace and its immaculately manicured gardens.

You will then be chauffeured to the Fife Arms, your accommodation for the evening. The hotel recently opened but has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best hotels in the area, after extensive renovation. The Fife Arms is owned by Hauser and Wirth, a world leading art gallery and the hotel itself has taken inspiration from the owners roots with over 14,000 pieces of art work displayed in the hotel. This beautiful hotel combines quality service and impressive interior. We highly recommend dining at Clunie Dining Room which offers an exceptional service and traditional Scottish menu made from local produce.

 



Day 4

Balmoral Castle, Cawdor Castle

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness

After breakfast your private driver will be waiting and your Scottish journey will continue. You will make the short journey from the hotel to Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle has been the Royal Families Scottish retreat since 1852 when Queen Victoria purchased the hotel for Prince Albert. The castle has been classified as a “A listed” building by historic Scotland and is a fine example of Scottish architecture. You will enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its well-presented gardens.

From Balmoral Castle your private driver will take you north and you will weave through the scenic Cairngorms National Park. Your next stop will be at Cawdor Castle. This enchanting castle was built in the 15th century and has strong connections to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. You will tour round the castle and there is lots to see from its drawing rooms to the Old Kitchen which has remained unchanged since the 19th century.

After a long day venturing north you will reach Ness Walk Hotel, your accommodation for the evening. Ness Walk Hotel opened in 2019 and is nestled on the banks of the River Ness.
The hotel provides a luxury 5 star service and incredible fine dining options.



Day 5

Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Eilean Donan Castle

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Dusidale House, Isle of Skye
Dinner: Duisdale House

After a relaxing breakfast your private driver will be waiting and your Scottish journey will continue. You will visit the famous Loch Ness, home to the mythical “Loch Ness Monster”. You will weave round this beautiful loch and your private driver will make sure you visit the best photo stops. You will then make a stop at Urquhart Castle, based on the banks on Loch Ness with panoramic views. Urquhart Castle was built in the 13th century and played a key role in throughout the wars of Scottish history. We suggest walking up the Grant Tower and enjoying the breath taking view of Loch Ness and beyond. Tucked at the bottom of the castle is the ghastly prison cell which held many a man captive back in the day.

From Loch Ness you will continue your journey west and you will make a stop at Eilean Donan Castle. Eilean Donan Castle is one of the country’s most  famous castles. The castle is idyllically placed where three sea lochs meet and is surrounded by glorious scenery. Make sure you have your camera at the ready, there is some great photo opportunities.

You will then travel across to Skye bridge to the Isle Of Skye. After a long day of touring you will be dropped off at Duisdale House Hotel. Originally a hunting lodge Duisdale House was giving an extensive make over into a upmarket boutique hotel.

We highly recommend dining at the 2 AA rosette fine dining restaurant which utilises locally sourced Scottish products.

 


Day 6

Day Tour Of Skye

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Dusidale House, Isle of Skye
Dinner: Red Skye Restaurant

On day 6 you will have a day tour of the Isle of Skye.
You will see sights such as The Fairy Pools, The Old Man of Storr, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Portree.

There will be plenty of stops with mild hiking throughout this day for you to enjoy time in the great outdoors on this beautiful island.
Ensure you have packed and dressed for the many weather conditions which can come over the Isle of Skye throughout a day.

In evening we highly recommend dining at Red Skye Restaurant.
This quaint restaurant is situated in the Old School House and specialises in local seafood dishes.

You will then return to the Duisdale House Hotel.

 



Day 7

Fort William, Glenfinnan

Transport:Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Port Appin
Dinner: Airds Restaurant


On day 7 you will leave the beautiful Isle Of Skye and travel south to Fort William. This traditional Scottish town is perched on the banks of Loch Linnhe. The town is in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest mountain. Enjoy the picturesque views and enjoy the quaint town centre. From Fort William you will be escorted to Glenfinnan. Glenfinnan Viaduct is set 100 foot off the ground and the Jacobite steam train hurdles over the viaduct from Fort William and Mallaig. Glenfinnan Viaduct famously featured in the second and third Harry Potter films. The Hogwarts Express making stops at Glenfinnan in both these iconic movies.

From Glenfinnan you will travel down the banks of Loch Linnhe, enjoying the breath taking views. You will be dropped off at Airds Hotel in Port Appin. Airds Hotel was recently voted number one for dinner, bed and breakfast by the Sunday times and is perfectly situated in the awe inspiring west coast of Scotland. The hotel combines a romantic atmosphere, stunning scenery and high quality service.



Day 8

Glencoe, Loch Lomond

Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver

Accommodation: Cromlix House Hotel, Dunblane
Dinner: Cromlix House Hotel – Chez Roux Restaurant

After breakfast your private driver will be waiting and you will start your final full day in Scotland. You will travel through the stunning Glencoe Valley. Glencoe is one of Scotland’s most scenic areas and has been carved from out by mother nature over hundreds of years. Make sure you have your camera at the ready, your chauffeur will know all the best stops for photo opportunities. From Glencoe you will travel south to the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You will weave round the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond where you will be able to take in the breath taking terrain, lush greenery and crystal clear waters.

You will take a seaplane tour of the loch, where you will experience Loch Lomond and the Trossachs from a birds eye view. Your private driver will take you east to the Cromlix Hotel.

After a long day touring you will make the short journey to the Cromlix Hotel. The Cromlix Hotel is situated in 34 acres of beautiful woodlands and is well known for its Chez Roux restaurant which utilises local Scottish produce. This renovated Victorian manor house is the ideal venue for you last night in Scotland.



Day 9

Transfer To Edinburgh Airport

Your amazing Scottish journey has drawn to a close. Your private driver will escort you to Edinburgh airport and bid you farewell.