Highlands and Islands Discovery

8 Day / 7 nights Private Tour of Scotland

Edinburgh, The Highlands, Skye and the Argyll coast - A Scottish journey

Day 1Edinburgh - A European Gem

Explore the historic city of Edinburgh. Visit the Medieval Old Town including The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, The Palace of Holyrood House, the Scottish Parliament, the Grassmarket and Greyfriars Kirk. We also wander the many authentic closes and courtyards which are a fascinating feature of Edinburgh’s Old Town. We visit the elegant 18th century Georgian New Town and wind our way to the north side of the city to visit Edinburgh’s old port – Leith.

Overnight in a central 4-star hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2Stirling Castle, Perthshire and The Cairngorms National Park

Travelling in a north west direction we visit the beautiful and historic Stirling Castle. We then travel into Highland Perthshire visiting quaint villages and countryside where beautiful rivers flow. After lunch in one of our favourite places, we continue with a visit to Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our afternoon drive takes us in to The Cairngorm National Park for your two-night stay in one of our handpicked 4-star hotels.

Overnight Cairngorms National Park

Day 3Cairngorm beauty and Whisky

Today we visit sights within the national park including one of our favourite lochs – Loch an Eilean. We travel the back roads of the park and visit a stunning castle with a most fascinating history – it is one of our favourites and of the finest in Scotland! We also visit and tour a whisky distillery.

Overnight Cairngorms National Park

Day 4Jacobites, Western Highlands & The Isle of Skye

A day of history and epic beauty as we travel from the Central Highlands to the Western Highlands. We visit the Culloden Battlefield before moving in to the wild landscape of Wester Ross. After lunch in a stunning highland village we travel to the Isle of Skye for two nights. You will stay in one of our recommended 4-star accommodations.

Overnight Isle of Skye

Day 5Discovering the Isle of Skye

Touring the Isle of Skye. We visit a mixture of must-see sights and hidden gems on this beautiful and dramatic island. We have many recommendations for the best local food on the Isle of Skye.

Overnight Isle of Skye

Day 6Western Highlands, Glencoe and the harbour town of Oban

We travel through the coastal Western Highlands by the Sea of The Hebrides and on to dramatic Glencoe, one of the most atmospheric glens in Scotland. After lunch we travel in to Argyll and the coastal town of Oban for two nights in 4-star accommodation right on the harbour.

Overnight Oban

Day 7Tour to the Isle of Iona & Staffa

Today we will visit the Isle of Iona, a peaceful gem off the Isle of Mull. Iona is an historic and sacred isle. There is also the opportunity to visit the geological island gem of Staffa.

Overnight Oban

Day 8Inveraray, and Loch Lomond National Park

Touring back to Edinburgh or Glasgow we travel through the wonderful Argyll scenery of lochs and mountains visiting castles and pretty Lochside towns. We stop on the banks of Loch Lomond for a wonderful photo stop.

Price to include – 8 full days of touring with your own driver / guide visiting classic Scottish sights and some of the best off the beaten track places. 7 nights Double / Twin roomed accommodation in 4-star superior accommodation throughout the tour including Edinburgh with full Scottish Breakfast. Ferries to and from the Islands. (Staffa boat trip is an optional extra that would be an additional cost)

£2195.00 per person based on two passengers.

£1590.00 per person based on four passengers.

£1190.00 per person based on six passengers.     

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