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Key Features
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 18 passengers
Starting: Edinburgh
Ending: Edinburgh
  1. Day 1 Edinburgh Arrival

    This morning make your way to Scotland's majestic capital city; Edinburgh is synonymous with the nation’s ancient culture and bristles history and elegant architecture. After checking in at your hotel you may spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the city before meeting the group at the hotel, where we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal.

    Overnight: Eden Locke (or similar), Edinburgh

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Fishing Villages and Historic St Andrews

    Departing Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, we travel through the picturesque fishing communities of the East Neuk region to see brightly hulled fishing boats and jumbles of fishermen's cottages. Our journey takes us to St Andrews, famed as the spiritual home of golf and more recently as the town where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met. We explore the medieval centre, with its narrow alleys and cobbled streets, which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the adjacent church of St Regulus. Later we continue north to stop in the historic town of Dunkeld before we settle in our accommodation in Aboyne, our base for the first two nights.

    Overnight: The Lodge on the Loch (or similar), Aboyne

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 Highland Folk Museum and Whisky Distillery

    This morning we continue North into the scenic Scottish Highlands passing through the imposing mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Here we'll visit the open-air Highland Folk Museum, used in famous TV series "Outlander". Then, a lesson in Scotch whisky awaits. We’ll uncover the centuries-old legends and intricate processes behind turning malted barley into ‘liquid gold’ – sampling a dram or two while we’re at it. This evening, we’ll have some free time to spend as we wish.

    Overnight: The Lodge on the Loch (or similar), Aboyne

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

  4. Day 4 Culloden Moor Battlefield and Loch Ness

    Beginning with dramatic views for the Highlands, we'll make our way to the eerie battlefield at Culloden Moor, site of the infamous Battle which played a key role in Scotland's history; stroll the field itself before exploring the visitor centre, which brings the battle vividly to life and where we learn about the events that unfolded here and their profound historical significance. After, we'll try to spot legendary monster Nessie as we stop by the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Later we continue to Inverness our base for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Kingsmills Hotel (or similar), Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  5. Day 5 Inverness, Capital of the Highlands

    Following busy couple of days, today we enjoy a more relaxed affair; after a brief walking-tour of Inverness, the rest of the day is yours to explore the Capital of the Highlands at your leisure. Set on the banks of the river Ness, Inverness offers ample sightseeing and visitor opportunities; visit the Mercat Cross and St Andrews Cathedral, wander through the cobbled Old Town or climb to the hill-top Inverness Castle overlooking the town for your history-fix. Or simply relax in one of the city's many pubs! The rest of the evening is yours to spend at leisure.

    Overnight: Kingsmills Hotel (or similar), Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Plockton Village

    Today we embark on a journey of stunning natural beauty as we traverse the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the West Coast. Here we'll visit the National Trust for Scotland Conservation Village of Plockton; nestling in a sheltered bay, Plockton is a traditional crofting and fishing community comprising of neatly painted cottages and a tiny harbour. After free time during lunch, our final journey of the day will take us over the Skye Bridge to the stunning Isle of Skye, our base for the next two nights where dinner awaits.

    Overnight: Duisdale House Hotel (or similar), Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  7. Day 7 The Isle of Skye

    Today is devoted to exploring the Isle of Skye, renowned for its rugged scenery, abundant wildlife, unique history and some of Scotland's most startling geological features. During the day, we'll pass the imposing Cuillin Mountains, see the extraordinary Quiraing and tour part of the Trotternish Peninsula to see the famous Kilt Rock cliffs and the spectacular Old Man of Storr. Time-permitting we'll enjoy time in the charming harbour town of Portree, the island's principle town. After a full day of exploring, enjoy evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Duisdale House Hotel (or similar), Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  8. Day 8 Glenfinnan and Ben Nevis Views

    This morning we cross by ferry from the Isle of Skye back to the Scottish mainland. The stunning Highland scenery pervades as we pass the sands of Mallaig and Morar on route to the village of Glenfinnan where we'll enjoy views of the towering Glenfinnan Monument erected in honour of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Glenfinnan Viaduct which was made famous when the Hogwarts Express passed over it in the Harry Potter movies. Then onwards through soul-stirring Scottish scenery passing the other 'Big Ben' – Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest peak, before finally, we board the ferry to cross to the Isle of Mull and our Inner Hebridean base for two nights.

    Overnight: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar), Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  9. Day 9 Isle of Mull - Duart Castle and Iona Abbey

    First stop today, will be at the 13th century Duart Castle, dramatically perched on a cliff overlooking the rugged coast. We'll tour the dungeons and state rooms of this, the oldest inhabited castle on the island. Then make our way through enigmatic scenery to the Southern-most point of the Isle of Mull. From the charming village of Fionnphort, we take the foot-passenger ferry to the tiny Isle of Iona; this serene isle is home to Iona Abbey and Nunnery, one of Scotland's most sacred, historical and peaceful sites - a tiny Scottish island haven. By evening we return to our island hotel for a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar), Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  10. Day 10 The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

    Our final day sees us cross by ferry back to the mainland to historic Stirling, known as the heritage-capital of Scotland. Here we wander through the old town and enter the hill-top castle, home to stunningly restored chapel and living quarters and with views of the towering Wallace monument visible in the distance. It's the perfect finale to our tour before we make the short journey back to Edinburgh where our tour ends.

    Meals: Breakfast included.

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique features

  • Explore some of Scotland's enigmatic castles at Duart Castle and Stirling Castle.
  • Enjoy an insight in to Scotland's "water of life" with a private whisky talk and tasting.
  • Travel Scotland's remote Highlands and Islands, home to some of the most dramatic highland scenery in the world.
  • Become an islander with two nights on both the striking Isles of Skye and Mull.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience

What's included

  • 9 nights in charming accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver and separate tour leader
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • 4 x evening meals
  • 1 x lunch
  • Inverness Walking Tour
  • Whiskey talk and tasting on the Isle of Skye
  • All ferry crossings as required
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Culloden Visitor Centre
    • Highland Folk Museum
    • Duart Castle
    • Stirling Castle
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Edinburgh.
  • Rail travel to/from Edinburgh before/after your trip.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from Edinburgh.


  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
October 4, 2022
October 13, 2022

Fully booked

October 13, 2022
October 22, 2022

Fully booked

* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2022

Single Supplement: from £460.


All tours commence at 8.30am in central Edinburgh on the Start Day and finish at around 5.30pm (approx) in central Edinburgh on the End Day.


Please ask for a quote if you require pre/post tour accommodation in central London.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
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