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Key Features
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 14 passengers
Starting: Edinburgh
Ending: Edinburgh
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Scotland and Edinburgh Castle

    Arrive in to Scotland and make your way in to central Edinburgh (private transfers from Edinburgh Airport or rail travel from other locations can be arranged). After dropping your luggage at your hotel your day is free to explore this historic city at your leisure. You’ll have complimentary tickets for admission to Edinburgh Castle which sits at the head of the Royal Mile and is a home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and St Margaret's Chapel. By evening meet your tour leader and the rest of the group to enjoy dinner together.

    Overnight: Bonham Hotel Edinburgh (or similar)

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Exploring Edinburgh and Scottish History

    After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll get together to enjoy a brief drive through Edinburgh spotting the city’s many highlights from the elegant avenues of the Georgian New Town to the rambling alleys and stacked town houses of the medieval old town. Then we head for the National Museum of Scotland for to gain an insight into Scotland’s turbulent history. The balance of your day is then free to explore Edinburgh further – perhaps visit the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith Docks or the Queen’s residence at Holyrood Palace.

    Overnight: Bonham Hotel Edinburgh (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 St Andrews and Glamis Castle

    This morning we board the mini-coach and head into the Scottish countryside. We’ll pass through the rolling hills of Fife on route to St Andrews, a charming seaside town that is the renowned spiritual home of golf and where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met at the historic university. Later, we’ll head for Glamis Castle; this elegant country house has an intriguing history with connections to Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and more recently as the childhood home of the Queen Mother. We round off our day passing north in to Aberdeenshire and to our hotel on the banks of the River Dee, where we’ll enjoy an included dinner.

    Overnight: Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel Aberdeenshire (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  4. Day 4 Royal Deeside and Scotch Distillery Tour

    Today we leave the coast and head in to the heart of Scotland; meandering along the course of the River Dee we’ll pass through Royal Deeside and pause at various points of interest such as scenic waterfalls, unique castles and a church attended by the Royal family when they’re in residence in Balmoral. Later we turn north in to the dramatic landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park. Reaching the renowned Speyside Whisky region, we’ll visit one of the many Scotch distilleries to tour the facilities, learn about the Scottish “Water of Life” and of course sample a dram or two. Later we continue to Inverness and our overnight base for the next two nights, where we dine together.

    Overnight: Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa Inverness (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  5. Day 5 Inverness at Leisure

    Today is completely free for you to spend at your leisure. Equipped with your complimentary open-top-bus tour tickets you can discover the “Capital of the Highlands” at your own pace. Take in the historic cathedral, hill-top castle or simply indulge in some souvenir shopping in the many gift shops and boutiques of the town. Using public transport you may choose to visit the nearby Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, site of the infamous battle which played a crucial role in Scottish history. Your evening is free to dine in one of Inverness’ many restaurants.

    Overnight: Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa Inverness (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Highlands

    Today we board the mini-bus for an epic journey over the Scottish Highlands. Departing Inverness we’ll follow the scenic shores of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle whose weather beaten ruins hide an intriguing history and whose ramparts offer a perfect lookout for legendary Nessie. We then continue across the barren landscapes of the Highlands pausing at Eilean Donan Castle for a photo-stop and stretching our legs in a traditional highland village. The final leg of our journey today takes us over the bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye, our destination and base for the next two nights. In the evening enjoy dinner together as a group.

    Overnight: The Bosville Hotel Isle of Skye (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  7. Day 7 The Enchanting Isle of Skye

    Today is dedicated to exploring the enchanting Isle of Skye. We’ll head through the heart of the island past the imposing Cuillin Mountains to the northern territories. Passing along the picturesque Trotternish Peninsula we’ll take in dramatic landscapes and seascapes as we spot the region’s unique geological features such as Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr. There’ll be plenty of time to visit Portree, the island’s principle town, where pastel fishermen cottages bustle around the harbour. A day on Skye is one to remember.

    Overnight: The Bosville Hotel Isle of Skye (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  8. Day 8 Glenfinnan, Fort William and Glencoe

    Today we head for the south of the Isle of Skye to board the ferry for a journey over the water back to the mainland at Mallaig. Enjoying scenic Highlands landscapes on our journey to Glenfinnan, we’ll climb to a viewpoint, for stunning vistas overlooking the Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in the “Harry Potter” movies. There’ll be time for lunch in Fort William before pass through the beguiling landscapes of Glencoe on route to our overnight base where we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight: Oban Bay Hotel Ballachulish Area / Oban (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  9. Day 9 The Trossachs and Doune Castle

    The final leg of our journey takes us through more dramatic landscapes as we pass South over the desolate Rannoch Moor and through the wilds of the Trossachs National Park; we’ll pause at various view points for some final stunning photo opportunities. After lunch we’ll visit the imposing Doune Castle which you may recognize as Winterfell from “Game of Thrones” or from the “Outlander” series. We’ll pause briefly to view the magnificent modern sculptures of the Kelpies arriving back in Edinburgh where our tour ends by early evening.

    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 Experiences

  • Visit the childhood home of the Queen Mother at Glamis Castle.
  • Enjoy a distillery tour and whisky tasting in the Speyside region of Scotland.
  • Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Highlands.
  • Spend a full day exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.
  • Visit Doune Castle which featured in "Outlander" and "Game of Thrones".
  • Maximum group-size of 14 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's Included

  • 8 nights in charming hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Ferry crossing from Isle of Skye to the Scottish mainland.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily.
  • 5 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Glamis Castle
    • Speyside Whisky Distillery
    • Inverness City Sightseeing Tour
    • Urquhart Castle
    • Doune Castle
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.


Please note your itinerary and accommodations are subject to change due to operational reasons.

Optional Extras

  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in Edinburgh.
  • Post-tour accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other England tours “England’s Rustic Charm”, “Aspects of Britain” and “Enchanting Wales”.


Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:

  • 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)*
Tuesday, 20 August 2024
Wednesday, 28 August 2024
Limited availability
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Tuesday, 3 September 2024
Wednesday, 11 September 2024
Guaranteed departure
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Tuesday, 17 September 2024
Wednesday, 25 September 2024

Fully booked

Tuesday, 1 October 2024
Wednesday, 9 October 2024
Guaranteed departure
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Tuesday, 15 October 2024
Wednesday, 23 October 2024
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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 Notes

A single supplement from £850 applies.

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