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Scenic Scotland

12 days from $9,390pp

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

    Places visited:

  • Edinburgh
  • Loch Lomond
  • Fort William
  • Glencoe
  • Mallaig
  • Isle of Skye
  • Isleornsay
  • Inverness
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • The Cairngorms
  • Fly over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park on a seaplane.

  • Explore the wild and wonderful landscapes of the Isle of Skye.

  • Go wildlife spotting on an estate in the Cairngorms National Park.

  • Enjoy some whisky tasting in a local distillery.

Audley Travel specialist Jasmine

What our specialists say...

Explore Scotland, often referred to as the last frontier of Europe, and known for its wild landscape and rich cultural traditions. Beginning in the capital, Edinburgh, you’ll explore the medieval city before venturing north along the west coast of the country, journeying across to the eastern side via Loch Ness and then returning to Edinburgh. You’ll travel through spectacular and varied landscapes, from tall mountains looming over still lochs (lakes) to lush green glens (valleys) surrounded by rugged, wild scenery.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Edinburgh
  • Loch Lomond
  • Fort William
  • Glencoe
  • Mallaig
  • Isle of Skye
  • Isleornsay
  • Isle of Skye
  • Isleornsay
  • Isle of Skye
  • Inverness
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • The Cairngorms
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • The Cairngorms
  • Edinburgh

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Day 1 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

On arrival at Edinburgh airport, your private driver takes you to your centrally located hotel. You have time to settle in and explore the city before you head out for the evening on your ghost & ghouls tour to explore the hidden tunnels under the city and learn about the city's haunted past.

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Day 2 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

This morning you're met by your private guide for your walking tour of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns. This is a great orientation to the city, before your afternoon off to explore on your own. Explore Edinburgh Castle or if you're feeling adventurous, hike up Arthur's Seat for some of the best views of the city.

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Day 3 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Today you're met by your private driver for a full day tour of the castles and palaces that surround Edinburgh. You have the opportunity to learn about the history, walk around the ruins, and explore Rosslyn Chapel which you may recognize from the Da Vinci Code.

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Day 4 Loch Lomond

Edinburgh , Loch Lomond

This morning meet your private driver and make your way to the beautiful Loch Lomond. Upon arrival, embark on a cycle ride along the loch shore, returning via boat. This offers views right across the surrounding mountains. To top off this adventurous day, embark on a champagne seaplane ride over the mountains before relaxing at your top of the line, lake side accommodation.

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Day 5 Glencoe

Loch Lomond , Fort William , Glencoe

Today your private driver takes you to Glencoe, passing through the scenic Glen Etive. Embark on a two hour hike to the intriguing 'Lost Valley', before delving into the history of the area at the West Highland Museum.

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Day 6 Isleornsay

Glencoe , Mallaig , Isle of Skye , Isleornsay

Your driver picks you up and brings you to the Isle of Skye, better known as the Misty Isle. Board a ferry in Mallaig which takes you to Skye. Once you've checked into your hotel, head off for a full day exploring, taking in the bizarre landscapes on the northern Trotternish Peninsula before mixing up your own gin concoction in a private gin distilling experience.

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Day 7 Isleornsay

Isle of Skye , Isleornsay

Today you have another full day seeing the best of the Isle of Skye. Begin your day fly fishing with a local ghillie, immersing yourself in the outdoors. After, explore the Dunvegan Castle and gardens, which have remained in the McLeod family for 800 years. If the weather permits, hop on board a boat to see an abundance of seals and end your day with a dram of whisky before returning to your hotel.

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Day 8 Inverness

Isle of Skye , Inverness

Inverness is your destination with your private driver today, stopping en route at the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan. Then drive along the shore of the famous Loch Ness to Inverness, where you can settle into your hotel and have time to explore the city.

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Day 9 Grantown-on-Spey

Inverness , Grantown-on-Spey

Delve into history today as you explore the Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawdor Castle with your driver-guide. After, you're driven to the Cairngorms National Park to stay amid this scenic landscape.

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Day 10 Grantown-on-Spey

The Cairngorms , Grantown-on-Spey

Today you're taken to Rothiemurchus Estate to spend the day enjoying the great outdoors. Explore the estate with a countryside ranger in his Land Rover, with the opportunity to hand feed deer and participate in other outdoor activities if you choose.

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Day 11 Edinburgh

The Cairngorms , Edinburgh

A whisky and chocolate tasting experience awaits you as you are brought to Dalwhinnie Distillery with your private driver, before making your way back to Edinburgh.

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Day 12 Return home

Edinburgh

Your private driver brings you to Edinburgh Airport today for your journey home.

Audley Travel specialist Shannon
Audley Country Specialist Jackie

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