Getting to Scotland could not be easier, with four International Airports, and three Ferry ports to choose from, conveniently located close to major cities. Travel facilities are modern and attract major carriers from North America, Canada and the Continent. Once you do arrive, getting out to explore the delights of Scotland could not be more simple, you choose our company to transport you around the intriguing mix of dramatic landscapes and its wealth of history, with attractions and events to suit everyone of any age group. What makes Scotland such an ideal holiday destination is the fantastic variety of things to see and do, and just knowing where to start can be a problem!
To help you begin to discover the best that Scotland has contact us who specializes in Small group tours, attracting families and friends from around the globe, and be transported in comfort and safety around Scotland, and also stay in Quality hotels, and be provided with dinner, bed and full Scottish breakfast every day, with civilized starts to the day ahead. To help you to begin to discover what Scotland has to offer, we have formulated a ten day itinerary for your perusal.
Day 1: Collection from Glasgow Airport or Edinburgh Airport and proceed to the Loch Lomond Shores and the Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, and from there we visit the village of Luss, (sometimes called the village of Darkness) because of the surrounding mountains, stop here for some lunch and then carry onto the village of Arrochar and Loch Long, from there we proceed to Loch Fyne, world famous for its Oysters and shell fish, we can even stop for a tasting. We pass Loch Eck before we enter the town of Dunoon for our first night stay at our chosen hotel for Dinner, Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast.
Day 2: After breakfast, we make our way to Inverary and the Castle which was the Headquarters of Clan Campbell and the home of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll. After a short stop we make our way to the fishing town of Oban, (sometimes called the capital of the Western Highlands) if you like to eat fish this is the place to be. We return to Dunoon via Kilmartin Glen and the ancient Standing Stones in time for tonight's dinner.
Day 3: After this morning's breakfast, we make our way to the Isle of Skye, stopping at Glencoe, Spean Bridge, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle (The most photographed castle in the world) and then onto the Kyle of Lochalsh before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye, for our three night stay at our next hotel in time for the evening meal.
Day 4: Today we do a full tour of the Isle of Skye, visiting Armadale castle and gardens and the Clan Donald Centre. We will then go into the main town of Portree for lunch before we carry on to Lealt falls, Kilt Rock, Uig, Dunvegan Castle (clan Macleod), Cuillin Mountains. As the end of the day draws near, we return to the hotel for our dinner.
Day 5: After breakfast we proceed to the tiny village of Applecross and probably the most inaccessible road in the whole of the UK where spectacular scenery is in abundance all along the way. We then leave Applecross and make our way to Poolewe, visiting Inverewe Gardens and The Gairloch. Tonight we return to the hotel via Sheildaig in time for our evening meal.
Day 6: After breakfast we head South via Invergarry and stop at the town of Pitlochry with a tour of the smallest distillery in Scotland called Edradour, which probably houses one of the finest single malts you can find. We continue South to the historical town of Stirling in time for dinner, for our stay at the next hotel.
Day 7: After breakfast we make our way to the Historical town of St Andrew's, first stopping at Falkland Palace, made famous by Mary Queen of Scots as one of her hiding places from the dreaded English. We then carry on to the home of Golf and perhaps some retail therapy. We can come back to the hotel via the Forth Railway bridge in time for dinner at our hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast we do a tour of Stirling Castle, Wallace's Monument and Bannockburn Heritage Centre at a leisurely pace, before returning to our hotel for dinner.
Day 9: After breakfast we make our way back to the town of Dunoon which is where the 'Highland Mary' statue stands at the foot of 'Castle Hill'. Today will give you the chance to have a relaxing day and take a lovely walk along the promenade or browse the local gift shops. You may choose to visit the Castle House Museum or even go for a little swim at the baths! Although today will be a relaxing day, your driver/tour guide will still be at your disposal as and when you need them.
Day 10: After breakfast we make our way to Oban to catch the ferry to Mull & Iona for a full day trip. When the ferry docks at Mull a coach collects you and tours the Isle of Mull and Iona and then returns to Oban, where your driver/tour guide will transport to back to your hotel in time for your evening meal.
Day 11: After breakfast, we will make our way to Colintraive, where we will take a very brief ferry crossing to a tiny place called Rhubodach which forms part of the Isle of Bute. We drive leisurely into Rothsey where we can visit Mount Stuart House, which is the family seat of the Stuarts of Bute and was originally built in 1719. We can also visit Rothesay Castle which is a remarkable 13th century castle of enclosure, circular in plan, with a 16th century fore-work. As the day draws to an end, we make our way back to our hotel for dinner.
Day 12: After breakfast we make our way to Fort William and onto the village of Mallaig, home of the Glenfinnan Monument and Glenfinnan viaduct, which we can go and see. We head now to our next hotel in time for our evening meal.
Day 13: After breakfast we drive to Inverness and visit Culloden Battlefield, which is an Iconic battlefield incorporating The Culloden Memorials, Graves of the Clans, Memorial Cairn and Well of the Dead. It also has a Fascinating Jacobite exhibition with weapons and artifacts of the period and you can get an audio visual presentation on the story of Culloden. We can then visit Clava Cairns (or more correctly 'Bulnaraun of Clava'), which is one of the best preserved Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland and was excavated in 1828, 1857, and in the 1950's. We shall then visit Cawdor Castle which is a magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with 'Macbeth'. Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century and was built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor. It is a superb fairy-tale Castle and the home of the Cawdor family to this very day. We will now head to our next hotel in time for tonight's evening meal.
Day 14: After breakfast we make our way North to John o'Groats and Thurso. On our journey to the most Northerly points of mainland Scotland, we first stop at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens which dates from the late 13th century. Dunrobin Castle is the seat of Clan Sutherland and is in Golspie, Scotland, making it the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. This huge castle has 189 rooms. Our next stop will be the town of Wick which is an estuary town in Caithness. Donatella Versace once had to land at Wick Airport to get to the wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, which was held in Dornoch.
Here, you will be able to stand on the official, world's shortest street because in 2006 it was reported by the BBC that the 'Guinness Book of Records' had confirmed the world's shortest street, Ebenezer Place, measuring only 2.06 meters (6' 9"), was located in Wick, containing just one front door. If time permits, we may also make a stop in Pulteneytown which is now an area of Wick, on the south side of Wick River. Until 1902 Pulteneytown was administered separately from the Royal Burgh of Wick. Here we could visit The Old Pulteney Distillery, which is an aging malt whiskey production and facility in Pulteneytown. The distillery produces the Old Pulteney Single Malt whisky at a number of ages and has a visitor centre in Huddart Street. We will arrive at our hotel in Thurso in time for our evening meal.
Day 15: After breakfast we make our way to the city of Glasgow, called the City of Culture and again, the best way to see Glasgow is by the hop on hop off buses, which run every 10 min, stopping at all the places of interest, with a running commentary. We then make our way to our last hotel for dinner.
Day 16: After your breakfast, the hotel can provide transport to Glasgow Airport or Edinburgh Airport for your flight home.
- Please note that the Glasgow and Edinburgh Hotels which we prefer to use can provide transport to your choice of airport.
- Please also note that all of our accommodation is rated at 3 stars and above and include Dinner, Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast every day.
- You will be taken on your Tour of Bonnie Scotland by your Driver/Tour Guide in a luxury People Carrier.
- On your tour of Scotland you may experience some Scottish Food.
This tour costs: $380 Per person, Per Day
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