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Scotland Discovery

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom

Go on a thrilling adventure in Scotland and discover all of the hidden gems with a complete 9-day private tour to the captivating country. Visit six fascinating castles, including the famous Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, then make your way to the Isle of Skye for breathtaking views of nature and enjoy a scenic drive to Glen Coe and guided city tour of Edinburgh.

Scotland Discovery

9 days5 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$4,698
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Go on a thrilling adventure in Scotland and discover all of the hidden gems with a complete 9-day private tour to the captivating country. Visit six fascinating castles, including the famous Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, then make your way to the Isle of Skye for breathtaking views of nature and enjoy a scenic drive to Glen Coe and guided city tour of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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 so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Meals are not included.

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Day 2
Edinburgh Royal Mile
Day tour
Day tour

Today is your first day touring the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! Following breakfast you meet with a guide in a lobby for a start of a tour of the Royal Mile.

Your tour includes a tour inside of the Edinburgh Castle to explore this famous fortification and enjoy great panoramic views of the city. After the tour (around 4 hours) you return to your hotel.

Optional activities: Royal Yacht Britannia Tour, Edinburgh| Taste of Scotland: Scottish Show and Dinner| Spirit Of Scotland Show and Dinner

Breakfast is included.

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh
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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.

Welcome to Edinburgh

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

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Edinburgh
Pitlochry
1 hr 20 min

Enjoy a comfortable journey with our experienced driver while traveling across numerous authentic towns and picturesque sceneries. 

Pitlochry

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Stirling Castle, Dunkeld & Pitlochry
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast and check-out from your hotel and start off on the journey across Scotland with your driver-guide.

Your day starts with a visit to the city of Stirling, Scotland's heritage capital which is the home to the finest collection of historic buildings in Scotland. Here you tour one of Scotland's most historically important sites  - the Stirling Castle. During the tour you can view the King and Queen’s apartments, the famous Stirling Heads and visit the Royal Palace, the jewel of Stirling Castle’s crown.

Then you continue your journey to the lovely village of Dunkeld on the banks of the River Tay. Here you find the Hermitage - a protected site featuring a stretch of magical Perthshire forest. Also known as part of the Perthshire Big Tree Country the Hermitage is home to the giant Douglas firs that you can admire while you make your way to the Black Linn waterfall.

Today your journey ends in Pitlochry, a cozy resort town located amongst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire. Your driver-guide takes you to the hotel for check-in and you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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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.

Welcome to Pitlochry

Pitlochry might seem small at first, however, the range of activities is as wide as could be. With numerous possibilities for outdoor leisure, such as cycling, white water rafting, and even bungee jumping, Pitlochry travel is truly an unforgettable experience.

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Pitlochry
Inverness
1 hr 40 min

Enjoy the scenic route from Pitlochry to Inverness on a private transfer with our experienced driver.

Inverness

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Blair Castle, Cairngorms National Park & Culloden
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast and check-out prepare for an exciting day of touring. Your driver-guide meets you at the hotel lobby and you start your journey towards Inverness.

You start the day with a tour of the Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private regiment, the Atholl Highlanders and discover the unique story of this castle.

As you drive north into the Cairngorms National Park you take in the amazing scenery learn some more about the wonderful wilderness of Scotland: five of the six highest mountains of United Kingdom are located within the park, huge forests of ancient native trees are found here as well as cascading waterfalls and rich wildlife.

You then continue to Culloden Moor - the site of the final Jacobite Rising where the Jacobites were finally defeated by government soldiers in 1746. Explore the Culloden Visitor Centre, located beside the battlefield, that features artifacts of the battle and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. 

Your last stop for today is a visit to the 4000-year-old Bronze Age cemetery complex - Clava Cairns. This exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site casts a light upon the distant history of Highland Scotland.

Finally you are taken to your hotel for an overnight in Inverness. Upon arrival you check-in your hotel set close to the city center near many of the pubs and restaurants that offer live traditional music and great value meals. Our favorites include Hootananny Inverness.

Breakfast is included.

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Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel, Inverness
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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.

Welcome to Inverness

Inverness is undoubtedly a must-visit while in the Scottish Highlands! Full of myths and legends, spectacular nature and man-made wonders, the city is home to the monumental Inverness Castle, as well as the famous Loch Ness.

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Inverness
Isle of Skye
2 hrs 20 min

The scenic route to the Isle of Skye offers numerous possibilities to admire the beautiful nature and postcard-like landscapes of the area, thus make sure to marvel at the views while our professional driver takes care of your journey. 

Isle of Skye

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel and the next stop is the famous Loch Ness - Scotland’s legendary lake - best known for the alleged sightings of a monster. 

Enjoy a boat ride from the Dochgarroch Lock (at the head of the Loch Ness) to Drumnadrochit where you tour the Urquhart Castle. During the tour you discover the greatest castle in the Highlands and its 1,000 years of dramatic history and distinctly Highland heritage.

Your next stop is the Invermoriston where you have a great photo opportunity at the old Thomas Telford bridge that crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls.

You then drive past the Five Sisters of Kintail - a high mountain ridge rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 3,501 feet. The five distinctly pointed summits are a well-known landmark.

The day is crowned with the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most recognized castles in Scotland used as the backdrop for countless famous movies. It is perfectly situated on a tiny island, surrounded by water and magnificent scenery. It is certainly a "must-see" Scottish castle!

After you cross the Skye Bridge your spectacular journey towards the Isle of Skye ends and you have an overnight on the Island.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Isle of Skye
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast prepare for a whole day touring the Isle of Skye. Your day begins with a scenic drive alongside the dramatic Trotternish Ridge and includes stops at Lealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock.

After you explore the magic of the Fairy Glen, a delightful miniature Highland landscape and legendary home of the 'wee people'! 

Please note: the Fairy Glen visit is not available for parties of 3 or more as larger vehicles are not permitted to drive up this road.

A highlight of the day is the visit to the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye -  Talisker. Here you enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and a tasting of its award-winning Single Malt Scotch, a whisky that is made by the sea and tells the story of its origin like no other. The tasting will allow you to feel the connection of its smell and taste with the rugged environment of the Isle of Skye.

You also visit the Portree, the main town on the Isle of Skye and its capital that is located on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay.

In the early evening, you return to your hotel and have some time to spend on your own.

Breakfast and drinks are included.

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4-star hotel
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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.

Welcome to Isle of Skye

Explore the fairytale-like sceneries of the Isle of Skye, one of the largest islands in entire Scotland! The jaw-droppingly beautiful nature is the main attraction in the area.

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Isle of Skye
Fort William
1 hr 20 min

Undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind experience and a must while in the region is taking the Jacobite steam train ride. Some call it the most impressive railway journey in the world, thus don't miss the chance to travel along the West Highland Line and gaze at the landscapes like no other.

Fort William

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Steam Train to Fort William
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel. Together with your driver-guide you continue exploring Scotland. You drive to Armadale where you may visit the Armadale Castle and Gardens and the Museum of the Isles (entrance tickets not included).

You take a ferry over the sea from Skye (Armadale) to Mallaig, taking in the beautiful views. Upon arrival you have the Jacobite steam train ride on the famous West Highland Line described as the greatest railway journey in the world! During the ride you cross the most famous bridge in Scotland - the Glenfinnan Viaduct featured four of the Harry Potter movies.

In around 2 hours you arrive in Fort William, check in to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast and snacks are included.

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Glentower Lower Observatory, Fort William
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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.

Welcome to Fort William

Home to the highest peak in the United Kingdom, the imposing Ben Nevis, Fort William is a town loved by professional climbers and tourists likewise.

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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

sixth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Scenic Drive to Edinburgh via Glen Coe and Inveraray Castle
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast and check-out, you meet your driver-guide for your last touring day and return to Edinburgh.

Your day starts with a scenic drive to Glen Coe, which is considered as one of the most spectacular drives in Scotland. This narrow valley of Glen Coe is where the bloody massacre of the MacDonalds took place in 1692. Glen Coe with its mountain peaks carved out by the glaciers and volcanic explosions is also an iconic film location: it is featured in the James Bond's Skyfall and Harry Potter movies. Here you have a chance to visit the Glencoe Visitor Center and Exhibition (entrance tickets not included).

One of the main highlights on your way to Edinburgh is the amazing Inveraray Castle features in Downtown Abbey. You will visit the romantic Castle & Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and discover one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.

After the tour, you make your way back to Edinburgh where you driver-guide takes you to the centrally located hotel and the rest of the day is free.

Tip: we recommend to spend your last evening listening to a local Folk music. Best places for it is Royal Oak bar and Sandy Bell's pub.

Optional: Extension to Glasgow

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Edinburgh
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!

Breakfast is included.

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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.

Welcome to Edinburgh

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in top-pick best location hotels in Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Isle of Skye, Inverness & Fort William or Invergarry;
  • Breakfasts at hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English speaking tour guides and driver-guide;
  • Entrances to: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Blair Castle, Colloden Moor Visitor Center, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Inveraray Castle;
  • Boat ride on Loch Ness;
  • Standard class steam train tickets Mallaig - Fort William with afternoon tea;
  • Talisker Distillery tour and tasting;
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Visits to six castles across Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Blair Castle, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Inveraray Castle
  • An exciting boat ride on Loch Ness Lake
  • Steam train scenic tide from Mallaig to Fort William
  • A tour of Talisker Distillery with tasting

What To Know

  • All transactions in the United Kingdom happen in British Pounds (often called Pound Sterlings). It's best to prepare some cash prior your trip.
  • Tips to guides and drivers in the United Kingdom are up to your discretion. In restaurants, typically you could just round up the bill to the nearest pound or include a standard 5-10% tip from the total amount.
  • Weather in the United Kingdom is unpredictable, make sure to pack an umbrella.
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