Scotland | Regional Discovery - 12 days

Discover the best of Scotland over 12 days; rugged, wild and beautiful. Explore glittering lochs, deep glens surrounded by mountains, the highlands, stunning coastlines and warm hospitality.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 11 nights in charming 4 and 5 star hotels.
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and the Underground Caverns.
  • Edinburgh Scotch Whiskey Experience, tour of beautiful Glengoyne distillery and tasting at Talisker distillery.
  • Excursion to historic Stirling and Stirling Bridge.
  • Guided tour of Glasgow including Tenement House.
  • Excursion to the Island of Arran and Cumbrae.
  • Scenic drive along Loch Lomond and through Glen Coe.
  • Stay in the exclusive Inverlochy Castle.
  • Panoramic ride on the famous Jacobite steam train.
  • Explore Skye’s natural beauty including The Fairy Pools, Trotternish Peninsula, Neist Point and Coral Beach.
  • Guided tour of Skye’s Dunvegan Castle including boat excursion on Loch Dunvegan.
  • Guided tour of Inverness including Inverness Castle and excursion to Loch Ness.
  • Visit charming villages including Millport, Glencoe, Portree, Plockton and Crieff.
  • Deluxe VIP transfers as required.

Upcoming Departures

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Combine With

Our small group journeys and city breaks are designed to complement each other so that they can be combined to create unique experiences. Here are some suggestions.

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This tour may be taken anytime as a private journey. Request a private journey

Day: 1 Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland, rugged, wild and beautiful. On arrival in Edinburgh, freshen up and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day: 2 Edinburgh

B

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the main attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Victoria Street, the Grassmarket and the Underground Caverns. Also partake in the Scotch Whiskey Experience. The afternoon is available for leisure time with options including a visit to Gladstone’s Land or Georgian House, two National Trust buildings. Alternatively take an excursion to the tiny fishing village of St Abbs for gorgeous coastal views or St Andrews, famed for its golf course, University and great restaurants.

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Day: 3 Edinburgh – Linlithgow – Stirling – Glasgow

B

Visit Linlithgow and its two major landmarks, Linlithgow Palace and the Linlithgow Loch. Continue to historic Stirling, dominated by Stirling Castle. Visit the Castle and Stirling Bridge, the site of the famous battle involving William Wallace. Finish with a visit, tour and tasting at Glengoyne distillery, one of Scotland’s most beautiful.

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Day: 4 Glasgow

B

Glasgow is a lively, bustling cosmopolitan city that blends an historical charm with modern influences including some amazing art centres, installations and museums. Enjoy a guided tour of Glasgow’s main sites including Tenement House.

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Day: 5 Glasgow – Isle of Arran – Isle of Cumbrae – Glasgow

B

Enjoy an excursion to Isle of Arran, often referred to ‘Scotland in miniature’ because it possesses highlands and lowlands and all characteristics of the country. Visit Brodick Castle, Lochranza Castle, Arran distillery, Catacol Bay and more. Afterward take the ferry to the Isle of Cumbrae’s charming Millport before returning to Glasgow.

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									4 , Scotland, Glasgow - Hotel du Vin & Bistro Glasgow Rating 
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Day: 6 Glasgow – Loch Lomond – Glencoe – Fort William

B

Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive alongside Lochs and through Glens as you approach the highlands. Stop at Cameron House on Loch Lomond for a scenic round of golf or just a refreshing drink or meal in The Boat House Restaurant or its famed clubhouse, The Claret Jug. Continue through Glen Coe, a deep valley carved out by glaciers, before arriving at the quaint village of Glencoe situated on the site of the 1692 massacre of Clan Macdonald. The village is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and has featured in many movies including Harry Potter and Skyfall. Stop at the Clachaig Inn, serving weary travellers for 300 years. On arrival in Fort William, enjoy a luxurious stay at your Castle overlooking Ben Nevis.

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Day: 7 Fort William – Mallaig – Talisker – Portree (Isle of Skye)

B

Ride the famous Jacobite steam train through scenic beauty including Loch Eli, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Arisaig village. The route is the same as in the Harry Potter films. On arrival, wander the streets of Mallaig Port before taking a ferry to the Isle of Skye to the magnificent vibrant blue and green Fairy Pool waterfalls. Continue to the spectacular Talisker Beach with its impressive cliffs and a sneaky tasting at Talisker Distillery, before arriving at your fantastic Skye hotel.

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Day: 8 Portree – Trotternish Peninsula – Portree

B

Enjoy a day to discover Skye’s spectacular landscape and coastal views of the Trotternish Peninsula. Visit The Old Man of Storr, Brothers Point, Kilt Rock, Staffin Bay, Loch Cleat, Quiraing and the towns of Staffin & Uig. The Quiraing, in particular, is one of Skye’s most iconic landscapes and has featured in films including Snow White and the Huntsman and Macbeth.

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									3 , Scotland, Colbost - The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By Rating 
									5 , Scotland, Portree - Skeabost Hotel B&B Rating 
									3 , Scotland, Portree - Cuillin Hills Hotel Rating 
									4   or similar

Day: 9 Portree – Dunvegan – Claigan Coral Beach – Neist Point – Portree

B

Continue your exploration of stunning Skye. Built on a rock in an idyllic loch-side setting, Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, home to the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Enjoy a tour of the Castle steeped with Clan legion and a boat cruise on Loch Dunvegan. Continue with a stop at one of Skye’s most beautiful beaches Claigan Coral Beach and if at low tide, walk across to the island of Lampay. Afterward, visit Neist Point, defined by striking sea cliffs of jutting rock and Scotland’s most-photographed lighthouse.

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Day: 10 Portree – Plockton – Inverness

B

Visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most recognisable, located on its own island at the point where three lochs meet. Continue to the seaside village of Plockton with lines of cottages along the bay. The village is known for its mirror-like reflective waters and quality of light, popular with photographers. Continue to Inverness, the highland capital. Here, enjoy a late afternoon tour of the main sites including Inverness Castle and Inverness Cathedral.

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Day: 11 Inverness – Loch Ness – Inverness

B

Enjoy an excursion to the famous Loch Ness including the Loch Ness Centre, Urquhart Castle and the charming town of Fort Augustus.

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									4 , Scotland, Inverness - Glenmoriston Town House Hotel Rating 
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									4 , Scotland, Inverness - Rocpool Reserve Hotel Rating 
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Day: 12 Inverness – Cairngorms – Crieff – Perth – Edinburgh

B

Enjoy the scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park to the beautiful market town of Crieff. Popular attractions include the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre, the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery and Innerpeffray Library, Scotland’s oldest. Continue to Perth, the former Scottish capital. Nestled on the banks of the River Tay, Perth attractions include Scone Palace and the Stone of Destiny. Afterward, continue to Edinburgh for your ongoing journey.

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