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Family Scottish adventure

11 days from CAD4,895pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Marvel as dancers and musicians perform cultural numbers inspired by Scotland's history and legends.

  • Spend the night in a castle.

  • Visit a traditional working farm to witness trained sheepdogs lead sheep through a variety of obstacles.

  • Watch out for Nessie on a Loch Ness boat trip.

Price includes

Fully insured vehicle rental
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  • Edinburgh
  • Perth
  • Methven
  • The Cairngorms
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • The Cairngorms
  • Loch Ness
  • Barcaldine
  • Oban
  • Barcaldine
  • Oban
  • Bridgend, Islay
  • Isle of Islay
  • Bridgend, Islay
  • Isle of Islay
  • Loch Lomond

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Day 1 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

You’re met at the airport by your private driver and taken to your centrally located hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring Edinburgh Castle by yourselves (entry tickets are included) and getting acquainted to the city.

Day 2 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Today meet a local food guide for a private food safari tour tailored to your tastes. This walking tour visits several local producers and you’ll sample different ingredients and dishes while hearing the stories of the people involved. In the evening attend a traditional music and dance show accompanied by a four-course Scottish meal.

Day 3 Methven

Edinburgh , Perth , Methven

Pick up your rental car and drive north to Perth to visit the Black Watch Castle Museum. Enjoy a shared tour of this museum, which details the tales and history of the infamous Black Watch Highlanders' regiment. Tonight, you'll stay in a castle just outside Perth.

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Day 4 Grantown-on-Spey

Methven , The Cairngorms , Grantown-on-Spey

Continue north to explore the Rothiemurchus Estate, located in the heart of the Cairngorms. Embark on a private quad bike trek with a guide in the morning, then visit a working farm for a sheepdog experience.

Day 5 Barcaldine

The Cairngorms , Loch Ness , Barcaldine

Head west to Loch Ness to board a shared cruise of the legendary loch, which includes entry to the atmospheric Urquhart Castle. Continue your journey west towards the coast and spend the night on a private island, located approximately half an hour from the bustling port town of Oban.

Day 6 Barcaldine

Oban , Barcaldine

Embark on a shared wildlife cruise, which departs from a small village on the coast just outside Oban. Look out for whales, porpoise, dolphins, seals and otters, as well as deer and goats on the small islands that you pass.

Day 7 Bridgend, Islay

Oban , Bridgend, Islay

Drive through the prehistoric remains of Kilmartin Glen on your way south to take the ferry across to Islay. The ferry takes around two hours, then when you land on Islay it's a short drive to your family friendly hotel.

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Day 8 Bridgend, Islay

Isle of Islay , Bridgend, Islay

This morning head out into the ocean on a shared wildlife boat trip with a local guide, who'll take you along the coast to view seal colonies (and otters and dolphins if you're lucky). Along the cruise, you'll dip in and out of secluded bays and see the coastline from several different viewpoints. In the afternoon, visit the American monument on the Oa Peninsula.

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Day 9 Loch Lomond

Isle of Islay , Loch Lomond

Leave Islay and take the ferry back to the mainland, then drive to Loch Lomond. In the afternoon, take a speedboat ride around the islands towards the south end of the loch. Your hotel is on the shores of the loch, overlooking the water.

Day 10 Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Admire the beautiful Highland scenery from the unique perspective of the water as you explore Loch Lomond on a guided kayak tour.

Day 11 Return home

Loch Lomond

Drive to Glasgow airport and drop off your car prior to your onward flight.


Audley Country Specialist Jackie
Audley Travel Specialist Brian

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Edinburgh
 
 
 
The Cairngorms
 
 
 
Loch Ness
 
 
 
Oban
 
 
 
Isle of Islay
 
 
 
Loch Lomond