Trip Overview

Castles & Lochs of Scotland

Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom

Is Scotland on your bucket list? Discover the best of this destination with hand-picked local guides, starting in Edinburgh. Take advantage of the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster during your cruise on the lake as well as enjoy a ride on a steam train along the best-recognized symbol of Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct. Traverse the historic Scottish castles, including the Stirling Castle, and immerse yourself in Scotland's outstanding nature to the fullest as you travel to the Island of Skye.
 

Castles & Lochs of Scotland

8 days3 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$3,499
Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Is Scotland on your bucket list? Discover the best of this destination with hand-picked local guides, starting in Edinburgh. Take advantage of the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster during your cruise on the lake as well as enjoy a ride on a steam train along the best-recognized symbol of Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct. Traverse the historic Scottish castles, including the Stirling Castle, and immerse yourself in Scotland's outstanding nature to the fullest as you travel to the Island of Skye.
 

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Day-By-Day

Edinburgh

first destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free.

Day 2
Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh
City tour
City tour

Today is your first day touring the capital of Scotland, unsurpassed Edinburgh. Following breakfast, you meet with a guide in a lobby, together you start the tour from the historic Old Town or the Royal Mile.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh
4

The beautiful Hilton Edinburgh Carlton boasts a great location near Edinburgh’s old town. All guest rooms are cozy and spacious and provide free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a sitting area, and a private bathroom.

train
Edinburgh
Inverness
3 hrs 40 min

Enjoy the picturesque route from Edinburgh to Inverness while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, compartments for your belonging, power sockets and other amenities. 

Inverness

second destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Train to Inverness
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast and check-out from your hotel, walk to the train station and take the train to Inverness. In about 4 hours you arrive at Inverness and your private driver takes you to the hotel for check-in.

Day 4
Exploration of the Isle of Skye
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel, Inverness
4

The Glenmoriston is a great property situated in the heart of the city of Inverness. It offers well-fitted rooms, free parking, and Wi-Fi. The award-winning Contrast Brasserie restaurant offers to enjoy a great variety of cuisines.

car
Inverness
Fort William
1 hr 20 min

Let our experienced driver take care of your journey from Inverness to Fort William, while you sit back and enjoy the surroundings and authentic towns on the way. 

Fort William

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Exploration of Loch Ness & Arrival in Fort William
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast and check-out from your hotel, meet your guide-driver and have a city tour of Inverness. Being the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness boasts an amazing medieval Old Town with 18th-century Old High Church and gorgeous Inverness Castle.

Day 6
Day Trip to Mallaig & Wildlife Cruise
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast at your hotel, you have a trip by the Jacobite steam train ride along the famous West Highland Line which is described as the greatest railway journey in the world.

Glentower Lower Observatory, Fort William
4

This beautiful accommodation offers comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts, and fantastic views over the picturesque Loch Linhe . All guest rooms boast great amenities, including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with hairdryers.

car
Fort William
Edinburgh
2 hrs 40 min

Cross some of the most picturesque Scottish sceneries on your way to Edinburgh with our experienced driver while comfortably seated in a private car. 

Edinburgh

fourth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Stirling Castle & Arrival in Edinburgh
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, meet your guide-driver to have a tour on the way to Edinburgh. The first stop on your route is one of the largest Scotland Lakes, Loch Lomond and Trossachs.

Day 8
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your adventure! In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a journey of a lifetime and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star or 5-star hotels in Edinburgh, Inverness and Fort William;
  • Breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides and guide-drivers in Edinburgh, Inverness & Loch Ness, Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle;
  • Small group tour to Isle of Skye;
  • Entrances to: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle;
  • Boat ride on Loch Ness and Wildlife Safari Cruise;
  • 1st class train tickets Edinburgh - Inverness;
  • Standard class steam train tickets Fort William - Mallaig - Fort William;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh;
  • Day tour to the famous Isle of Skye;
  • Riding the Jacobite steam train over the Glenfinnan Viaduct;
  • Enjoying a wildlife cruise safari in Mallaig;
  • Exploring Scottish lakes: Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and Trossachs;
  • Visiting the historic Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle.

What To Know

  • The currency used by default in the UK is British Pound, also known as Pound Sterling. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Many of the tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in the UK throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
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