Leave the planning to us while you concentrate on what to pack and who to invite along. This tour can be self drive or driver guided (or part and part)
Day 1 Arrive into GLASGOW airport we welcome your group at the airport and take you on an hour’s journey to Edinburgh where we guide you on city tour, see, the New Town (Georgian 18th century) & Old Towns. Edinburgh has amazing buildings, wee wynds and old gas lamps. Check in is usually around three so you have the remainder of the day free to explore and enjoy the sights our capital. Edinburgh is very much a walking city, very easy to explore, plenty of quaint old pubs and wee cobbled streets, a lovely start to your tour of Scotland. Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 2 Do whatever you wish today. We suggest the open top bus tour as a start, it drops and picks up all day at every major attraction, a great way of seeing this beautiful historic city.With so much choice in Scotland’s capital city it is hard to decide, Edinburgh Castle is the most visited Scottish castle. This afternoon an optional half day trip to Rosslyn Chapel (made famous by the Di Vinci Code). This evening maybe take a tour underneath Edinburgh in parts of the 17th century city. Also see houses that were blocked up during the Black Death and where the grave robbers hung out. Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 3 After a fully cooked Scottish breakfast head north over the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife to visit St Andrews the home of golf (play a round if you wish or practice your putting on the Himalayas – really). Tour the cathedral and castle (ruins) and take in local sightseeing. Then north to Highland Perthshire through fantastic Scottisih scenery. Our first stop is Dunkeld Cathedral, both a working church and a ruin! Then into the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Then on to Inverness, right on the River Ness. After offering tours for over 20 years we have a many places we can show you. After a stroll along the river bank, join us in the pub – mostly for locals and enjoy some live Scottish music. Overnight Inverness.
Day 4 Head off on a history tour, first to Culloden Visitor Centre, an excellent opportunity to see where over 3000 people were killed in an hour’s battle, the last to be fought on British soil, 1746. See the centre of the action in the battle immersion theatre, a 360 degree film relives the horror. Just a mile away are Clava Cairns. The well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery has a complex of passage graves; ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting. Take lunch locally before exploring Cawdor Castle from the late 14th century. We have bee designing tours for over 20 years we have a many places we can show you. After a stroll along the river bank, join us in the pub – mostly for locals and enjoy some live Scottish music. Overnight Inverness.
Day 5 Today take your time travelling along Loch Ness (the population of the world, 3 times over wouldn’t break the surface). Stop at Castle Urquhart, once one of the largest in Scotland, then on to Spean Bridge where you take lunch at a woollen mill, even having a complimentary dram of whisky. Then pass through Fort William to Glenfinnan – where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in Scotland in 1745 and on to the wee port of Mallaig where you take the short ferry to Skye. Sample island life, slower, easy, some great local pubs on this well known western isle where you spend the night.
Day 6 A lovely relaxing day touring leisurely around the Isle of Skye stopping whenever you wish. Take in Flora MacDonald’s grave, isles museum of life, great food, nice local pubs. With superb scenery and wee hidden gems along the way we drive to Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan Macleod and the Fairy Flag. We can tour Talisker Distillery to see how our lovely amber nectar is made before sampling a dram. Return to your accommodation on Skye late afternoon/early evening, your choice, it’s your tour!
Day 7 We drive south to Oban, known as the seafood capital of Scotland. Then on to Kilmartin Glen where we show you 5000 years old standing stones (older than the pyramids and Stonehenge!), a wee kirk and burial cairns. You can take lunch in a nice, traditional, Scottish village pub before heading on to the cute little town of Inveraray. If you wis,h you can tour Inveraray Castle, home of the Clan Campbell. Then on to the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and finally Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. You chose between overnight in a hotel near the airport or the city centre.
Touring with friends or family is a great way to share a Scottish adventure, the scenery is amazing and warmth of the Scottish people renowned. Our guided tours centre around the real gems that Scotland has to offer, with a great balance of getting to stunning places and giving you time to explore. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and drink from all over Scotland, seeing those wee nooks and crannies other tours pass on by. Guaranteed fun!