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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: Malmaison Edinburgh City (or similar), Edinburgh

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Historic St Andrews and East Neuk region

    Departing Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, 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. Then we travel through the picturesque fishing communities of the East Neuk region to see brightly hulled fishing boats and jumbles of fishermen's cottages. Later, we continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and our base for the next two nights.

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

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 Cairngorms National Park and Crathes Castle

    Today we'll explore the stunning surroundings of Cairngorms National Park; following various viewpoints of most beautiful places specially chosen by the guide, there will be plenty of time to take great photos! Then, we’ll swap natural beauty spots for the Crathes Castle. With turrets, painted ceilings, original oak panelling and enchanting manicured gardens, explore the marvels of 16th-century Scottish tower house once belonging to the Burnett family. Following an included lunch, the evening will be yours to spend as you wish.

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

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

  4. Day 4 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 whisky lesson in Scottish Speyside 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. Tonight, we’ll come together to share stories of the day’s adventures over an included meal.

    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 Inverness Cathedral, wander through the cobbled Old Town, climb to the hill-top Inverness Castle overlooking the town for your history-fix or simply relax in city's any eateries and pubs.

    Overnight: Kingsmills Hotel (or similar), Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Culloden Moor Battlefield, Loch Ness and Plockton

    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 the legendary monster, Nessie, as we stop by the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Later we continue to the 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, your evening will be yours to spend at leisure.

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

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  8. Day 8 Isle of Mull

    This morning, journey through the stunning Scottish scenery before boarding the ferry to the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides, Isle of Mull. Enjoy the breath-taking views for wild, idyllic and untouched landscapes of Mull. Relax and spend your evening as you wish in our Inner Hebridean base for two nights.

    Overnight: Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa (or similar), Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  9. Day 9 Fionnphort and Iona Abbey

    Starting our morning with journey to the charming village of Fionnphort, we'll 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: Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa (or similar), Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  10. Day 10 Stirling Castle and return to Edinburgh

    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

  • Venture through astonishing Cairngorms National Park.
  • Enjoy an insight in to Scotland's "water of life" with a whisky tasting experience.
  • 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 experience.
  • All ferry crossings as required
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
    • Highland Folk Museum
    • 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.

Departure Dates

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
April 4, 2023
April 13, 2023
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3139
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April 18, 2023
April 27, 2023
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3359
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April 27, 2023
May 6, 2023
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3359
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May 9, 2023
May 18, 2023
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3439
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May 11, 2023
May 20, 2023
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£
3439
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May 16, 2023
May 25, 2023
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3439
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May 18, 2023
May 27, 2023
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£
3439

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May 23, 2023
June 1, 2023
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£
3439
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May 25, 2023
June 8, 2023
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£
3469
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May 30, 2023
June 8, 2023
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3469
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June 1, 2023
June 10, 2023
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£
3539

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June 6, 2023
June 15, 2023
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£
3539
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June 8, 2023
June 17, 2023
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£
3579
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June 13, 2023
June 22, 2023
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£
3469
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June 15, 2023
June 24, 2023
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£
3469
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June 22, 2023
July 1, 2023
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£
3539

Fully booked

June 27, 2023
July 6, 2023
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£
3429

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July 6, 2023
July 15, 2023
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£
3429
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July 11, 2023
July 20, 2023
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£
3459
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July 13, 2023
July 22, 2023
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£
3359
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July 20, 2023
July 29, 2023
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3359
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July 25, 2023
August 3, 2023
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3539
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July 27, 2023
August 5, 2023
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£
3509
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August 1, 2023
August 10, 2023
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£
3579
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August 8, 2023
August 17, 2023
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£
3509
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August 10, 2023
August 19, 2023
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£
3509

Fully booked

August 15, 2023
August 24, 2023
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£
3509
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August 22, 2023
August 31, 2023
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£
3579
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August 24, 2023
September 2, 2023
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3539
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August 31, 2023
September 9, 2023
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£
3509
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September 5, 2023
September 14, 2023
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3509
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September 7, 2023
September 16, 2023
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3539
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September 12, 2023
September 21, 2023
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3509
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September 14, 2023
September 23, 2023
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£
3509
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September 19, 2023
September 28, 2023
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£
3359
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September 21, 2023
September 30, 2023
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£
3359
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September 28, 2023
October 7, 2023
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£
3089
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October 3, 2023
October 12, 2023
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£
3029
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October 12, 2023
October 21, 2023
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£
3029
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* 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 £790.

 

Please ask for a quote if you require additional pre-tour accommodation in central Edinburgh and/or post-tour accommodation in Edinburgh or elsewhere.

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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