Trip Overview

Scotland in a Nutshell

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom

Scotland is filled with unique experiences, remarkable coasts, rivers, dramatic landscapes, and magnificent castles. While on a private tour, explore the highlights of Edinburgh, including the royal castle, take a chance to admire the Isle of Skye and the famous Stirling Castle in Glasgow.

Scotland in a Nutshell

7 days3 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
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$2,398
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Scotland is filled with unique experiences, remarkable coasts, rivers, dramatic landscapes, and magnificent castles. While on a private tour, explore the highlights of Edinburgh, including the royal castle, take a chance to admire the Isle of Skye and the famous Stirling Castle in Glasgow.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

first destination

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

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh!

Upon arrival, you are met by your 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.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Edinburgh Royal Mile
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh!

Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th-century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

  • Note: entrance tickets to the castle are included.

Breakfast is included.

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Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh
4

Set in historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique guestrooms.

train
Edinburgh
Inverness
4 hrs

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, United Kingdom Gallery

Inverness

second destination

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.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Inverness
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in your hotel you have a check-out off your hotel in Edinburgh and meet the driver for train station transfer.

Upon arrival to Inverness, you are taken to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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

Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.

  • Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included.

Breakfast is included.

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Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
4

If you are looking for a "home away from home" in Inverness, take a closer look at the elegant Kingsmills Hotel, located right in the heart of this beautiful Scottish city. The property prides itself on flawless service, great in-house amenities, and cozy well-fitted guestrooms, equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay.

train
Inverness
Glasgow
3 hrs 30 min

Cross postcard-like Scottish sceneries on your way to Glasgow,  while onboard a fast and comfortable train.

Glasgow, United Kingdom Gallery

Glasgow

third destination

The bustling port city of Glasgow is one of the most impressive amalgams of heritage and entertainment of Scotland. Home to unique sights such as the Glasgow Cathedral, this city is surely worth exploring.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Arrival to Glasgow and City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast and check-out of your hotel in Inverness, you meet with the driver and have a transfer to the train station.

Upon arrival to Glasgow, you meet with the driver and have a transfer to the hotel.

Today you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start a 4-hour walking tour. Together you explore the gems and the great historical importance of Glasgow.

This port city on the River Clyde, famous for its shipbuilding industry, is famed for its outstanding Victorian and art nouveau architecture, fine art museums and excellent shopping opportunities. Following the tour, we recommend you to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

After the tour, you return to the hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Tour to Stirling Castle, the Trossachs and Distillery
City tour
City tour

Together with the driver-guide you start a small group tour to Stirling Castle, the Trossachs and one famous Scotland distillery.

The first stop on the route is Stirling Castle - Scotland's heritage capital which is the home to the finest collection of historic buildings in Scotland. Here you have time to visit* the Royal Palace, the jewel of Stirling Castle’s crown and view the King and Queen’s apartments.

Drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. View the UK's largest expanse of freshwater from the best spots. And finally, you arrive in Glengoyne to enjoy an optional tour with a tasting* tour at one the best distilleries in Scotland.

  • Note: entrance tickets, tastings are not included and can be purchased on spot.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
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!

Breakfast is included.

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Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
4

The Principal Grand Central Hotel was designed with traveler's comfort in mind. Guestrooms it offers are light, spacious, and well-furnished. The list of on-site facilities includes a cozy lounge area, a great restaurant, and a modern spa center. What is more, the property prides itself on a fantastic location right in the heart of Glasgow.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1s class train tickets Edinburgh - Inverness and Inverness - Glasgow;
  • Small group tours to Isle of Skye and Stirling Castle with Trossachs;
  • Private tour with professional English-speaking guide in Edinburgh and Glasgow;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note:  hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you..

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

  • 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;
  • Tour to Striling Castle and Trossachs & Distillery.

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 to 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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