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  New tour for 2021  

Key Features
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Tour feature: Private driver guide and vehicle throughout. Superior hotels.
  1. Day 1 Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Fort William

    Landing in Edinburgh Airport, you’ll be greeted by your local private driver guide who will chauffeur you into Scotland’s enigmatic countryside. You’ll enjoy your first flavour of Scotland’s raw natural beauty as you pass along the banks of Loch Lomond and through the scenery of the Trossachs National Park. Later you’ll cross the desolate and awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor before passing through the magnificent Glencoe valley - your driver will know all of the best photo-stops and hidden gems to ensure you get the very best of this epic journey. By afternoon head to your hotel to soak up the Highland atmosphere and views before enjoying your included evening meal.

    Overnight: Glencoe

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 The Road to the Isles, Glenfinnan and Portree

    Today you’ll pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest peak, and the lively town of Fort William to travel the "Road to the Isles". Your driver will pause at Glenfinnan so you can see the Glenfinnan Monument dedicated to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies. After crossing by ferry to the Isle of Skye, you can perhaps stop at Armadale Castle and the Clan Donald Centre before reaching the main town of Portree. After checking in to your hotel you can take time to explore the harbour lined by colourful fisherman’s cottages and perhaps try one the fantastic seafood restaurants.

    Overnight: Portree, Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 The Isle of Skye

    Today your driver will take you on a guided journey around the stunning Isle of Skye. To the North you’ll discover the Trotternish Peninsula with its natural features such as “Kilt Rock” and “the Old Man of Storr”. Wildlife is in abundance, in the coastal waters you can spot seabirds, dolphins and seals. Perhaps stop at Dunvegan castle, home of the Macleod Clan, the Museum of Island Life and nearby Flora Macdonald's Grave before having a tour of one of Scotland’s most famous Whiskey Distilleries; Talisker. After a few drams you’ll be taken back to your hotel for your evening meal.

    Overnight: Portree, Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  4. Day 4 Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton & Loch Ness

    This morning, we’ll leave the Isle of Skye, crossing back to the mainland via the Skye Bridge and visit one of Scotland’s icons at Eilean Donan Castle which stands at the point where three lochs meet. Your driver will then take you off the beaten track to stop for a spot of lunch in the tropical Plockton, ‘the jewel of the highlands’, a sheltered bay lined with palm trees offering breath-taking scenery and panoramic seascapes. By afternoon you’ll pass along the windswept banks of Loch Ness where you can pause for a cruise on the loch or make a visit to the weather-beaten ruin of Urquhart Castle which offers the perfect loch-side look-out. Arrive at your hotel in the capital of the highlands, Inverness, for your evening meal.

    Overnight: Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  5. Day 5 Inverness - Capital of Highlands

    Today you have free time to explore Inverness independently. This charming highland city straddles the banks of the river Ness offering tranquil riverside walks or the opportunity to explore the old town home to the cobbled Mercat Cross, the 18th century Old High Church and St Andrews Cathedral. Discover the highland shopping, the Victorian market hall bustling with craft stalls or the hill-top castle and museum offering art and historic exhibitions. You have an array of bars and eateries to enjoy your evening here.

    Overnight: Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Culloden Moor, Clava Cairns & Beef Farm

    This morning you’re collected by your driver once more. First stop today will be the eerie Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, site of the ancient battlefield where the Jacobite army rose against the English. Also nearby are the intriguing standing stones of the Clava Cairns which inspired the Outlander series. By afternoon we continue south in to the heart of Scotland and through the hills of the Cairngorm National Park where you will have a tour of a prize winning highland beef farm with an premium Scottish lunch.

    Overnight: Royal Deeside

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

  7. Day 7 Exploring Royal Deeside

    Today your driver will take you on a journey through the charming Royal Deeside region. This morning you may choose to stop at the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve for a quintessential countryside walk alongside the birds and otters, or perhaps the cascading waterfalls of Feugh and see the salmon climbing against the rapids. Pause at one of a host of highland towns such as Braemar or Ballater of visit one or more of the ancient castles and baronial manors of the region, each with an intriguing history. Not to be missed is a visit to the royal residence of the Queen herself at the Balmoral Estate.

    Overnight: Royal Deeside

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  8. Day 8 Dunottar Castle, St Andrews and Stirling Castle

    Today your driver will take you past the “Granite City” of Aberdeen for a photo-stop at the glorious ruins of Dunottar Castle before heading down the East coast. Pause in St Andrews to visit this charming town home to Scotland’s oldest university, ancient cathedral ruins and the World’s most famous golf course. Finally, head for Stirling where you can visit the towering Wallace Monument erected in dedication to the Great Scottish Hero "Braveheart" William Wallace and explore the cobbled old town to Stirling Castle which was once the Royal Seat of Scotland.

    Overnight: Stirling

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  9. Day 9 Kelpies, Rosslyn Chapel & Edinburgh

    Our final guided day takes us to central Scotland’s attractions old and new. Heading for Edinburgh perhaps make stops to see the modern but enigmatic sculpture at the Kelpies or the engineering wonder of the Falkirk Wheel which lifts canal boats 100 feet in the air. On Edinburgh’s South side you’ll enjoy a stop at the enchanting site of Rosslyn Chapel which was made famous by Dan Brown's novel and movie the Da Vinci Code and harbours a long and mysterious history. Arriving into Edinburgh your guide will take you to your hotel and bid you farewell.

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  10. Day 10 Edinburgh - Scottish Capital

    The final day of your trip can be spent independently discovering the magnificent city of Edinburgh, best explored on foot and public transport. From the winding streets of the cobbled old town to the wide avenues of the opulent Georgian Edinburgh holds a unique atmosphere. Visit Royal sites such as the Palace of Holyrood House or the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith Docks. The highlight of your day will be climbing the Royal Mile to the city's centrepiece at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. End your vacation in style with a 5 course dinner show inclusive of traditional music, dancing and poetry.

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  11. Day 11 Tour Ends in Edinburgh

    Your Scottish journey comes to an end. Enjoy your breakfast then after checking out of your hotel make your way back to either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports to check in for your return flight,; or continue your journey across other British countries - England or Wales.

    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.

What's Included?

  • 10 nights’ luxury accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 4 x evening meals (table d'hôte).
  • 1 x lunch at Aberdeenshire Highland Beef Farm.
  • 9 days’ Private Driver and vehicle (outside of Edinburgh).
  • Mallaig to Armadale Ferry.
  • The following sightseeing and experiences:
    • Historic Scotland Explorer Pass – offers admission to a number of historic sites and castles on your itinerary including Urquhart Castle, Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle.
    • Talisker Whiskey Distillery Tour.
    • Aberdeenshire Highland Beef Farm Tour.
    • Admission to Rosslyn Chapel.
    • Traditional Scottish Dinner Show in Edinburgh.
  • Shipment of your personal travel document and information pack containing all travel vouchers/tickets, printed copy of your itinerary, overview driving map and our own travel information and tips.
  • Toll-free calls (from USA and Canada) to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip or free call-backs to other countries.
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local out-of-hours number for use during travel.

Suggested Accommodations

  • Glencoe House Hotel, Glencoe x 1 nights
  • Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye x 2 night
  • Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness x 2 nights
  • Douneside House Hotel, Royal Deeside x 2 nights
  • Hotel Colessio, Stirling x 1 nights
  • Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh x 2 nights

Optional Extras

  • Add First Class, High Speed rail tickets from Edinburgh to London.
  • Include a stay in a historic castle.
  • Ask your adeo Travel Specialist to include some desired attractions/destinations.

Exclusions

  • 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 2020/21

This private driver-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

Pricing 2020/21

From GBP £4635 per person (based on two people travelling).

 

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

 

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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