7 Days / 6 Nights — Around Scotland
Here's a Scotch treat, with plenty of time to scoop up fabulous tartans and cashmeres as you head for the Bonnie Banks and Braes all packaged o perfection for a lifetime of treasured memories! Options & Rates
Day 1 — EDINBURGH, BANCHORY
Your adventure starts driving north over the Forth Bridge via the “Devil’s Elbow” and Braemar to Balmoral to visit the summer residence of the Royal Family. Then it’s on to Banchory and the Raemoir House. The original house dates from the 16th century, and is set in its own grounds as part of an idyllic 3,500 acre estate. This area is noted for its picturesque scenery, numerous castles and excellent hill walking.
Day 2 — CULLODEN MOOR
Rise early for a full Scottish breakfast and then on your way via the Whisky Trail to Inverness, the gateway to the Highlands. Glistening chandeliers, marble fireplaces, massive pillars and classical reliefs feature in the decor of Culloden House, a Palladian mansion dating from 1772. Among the famous visitors was Bonnie Prince Charlie, who fought his last battle by the park walls.
Day 3 — CULLODEN MOOR
Full day of exploration of this most historic part of Scotland. First to visit Cawdor Castle where Macbeth murdered King Duncan in 1040. At the Battle of Culloden Moor, fought in 1746, Charles Edward Stuart’s Highland Army was crushed by the British bringing to an end the Jacobite uprising and the hopes of the Stuarts to regain the English throne. End the day via Loch Ness to seek out its famous “resident.”
Day 4 — ISLE OF SKYE
This morning drive deeper into the Western Highlands via the island castle of Eileen Donan to thel Isle of Skye. Here you will find remnants of a Viking heritage dating back to the 9th century along side the associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Settle into the privacy and seclusion of the unique Kinloch Lodge. Built originally in 1680 as a farmhouse, Kinloch was developed in the 18th century as a remote shooting lodge for the MacDonald Clan.
Day 5 — WESTERN HIGHLANDS
Crossing the Sound of Sleat, via lochs and glens, you arrive at historic Ft. William and the illustrious Inverlochy Castle. Inverlochy was built in 1863 near the site of the original 13th-century fortress, against a backdrop of some of the most magnificent scenery in the West Highlands. Queen Victoria spent a week here in 1873 and in her diary wrote, “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.”
Day 6 — TROSSACHS
Leave the Highlands today via famous Glen Coe the site of the savage massacre of the MacDonalds by the Clan Campbell in 1692 An interesting monument marks the site of the treachery. Continue past Loch Lomond through the marvelous landscapes of the Trossacks to ivy covered Cromlix House. Built in 1873, this elegant Edwardian house retains all its original character and diverse architectural styles of the interior.
Day 7 — EDINBURGH
A short morning drive takes you to Stirling Castle where Scottish history comes gloriously alive. It was here, at Old Bridge in 1297, where William Wallace (Braveheart) routed an English army of 50,000. “Braveheart’s” successes, however were short lived and by 1304 the fight for independence was over. Bid farewell to this fascinating history and make a reluctant return to Edinburgh where the adventure of exploration and discovery now becomes a treasured memory.
Land Costs Per Person
|Private Car & Chauffeur/Guide Tour Rates||Self Drive Tour Rates|
|Starting from $6,290 per person||Starting from $2,380 person|
Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1‐800‐426‐7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request