Transfer Edinburgh airport to the Dalhousie Castle,
located just a few miles south of Edinburgh.
This fascinating 13th century fortress is set within
acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of
the river Esk. From the moment you arrive at Dalhousie
Castle, a warm Scottish welcome awaits.
Spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Enjoy the morning at leisure in the comfort of your
You will be collected from Dalhousie Castle and driven
with your guide into central Edinburgh for your Edinburgh
Enjoy a visit to the impressive Edinburgh Castle, with
its superb views and dimly lit echoing corridors steeped
in legends and history. The castle stands on an extinct
volcanic rock overlooking and dominating the City’s
skyline. See the castle’s many different architectural
styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history
of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to
the 12th century. View the Crown Jewels of Scotland
and the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels.
Take a guided stroll down the famous Royal Mile to
shop at leisure. Then continue with your guide and see
John Knox’s House and visit the 17th Century Palace
of Holyrood Palace, home of Mary Queen of Scots from
1561 to 1568 and occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in
1745. The scene of many a great historical drama, the
palace is now the Queen’s official residence in
Scotland. Finally, meet with your coach once more and
return to your hotel for supper and a restful night
You will again be collected from Dalhousie Castle this
morning and driven North to St Andrews where you local
guide will take you on an in-depth tour of St Andrews
to include the Cathedral ruins and Castle, the ancient
university and original ‘tee-off’ spot.
Time permitting, you may wish to visit any number of
boutique shops selling crafts and woollens. Enjoy lunch
at a local café or hotel before returning to
Today begins your journey north to the land of the Picts;
first to the lovely Scone Palace. Although there are
stewards throughout Scone, your guide will be delighted
to share her extensive knowledge with you.
Explore this delightful Castle home that is filled
with pictures of the family showing life of the Scottish
aristocracy today as well as the glorious history of
it’s past. The palace holds one of the most splendid
porcelain collections. Don’t miss Queen Victoria’s
bowling alley! Enjoy brunch here in the castle tea rooms
before continuing on with your journey.
Drive through the magnificent Scottish scenery to the
distillery of the infamous Dalwhinnie whisky. Enjoy
a guided tour here followed by a tasting of a wee dram
before continuing on the last leg of your journey up
to your hotel in Inverness in time for supper.
Your guide will meet you today for an exploration of
the historically rich area around Inverness. First;
head North over the Moray and Cromarty Firths to the
lovely Dunrobin Castle. Enjoy a visit here before continuing
on to the pretty pink sandstone town of Dornoch.
Relax over lunch, perhaps overlooking the links golf
course and indulge in some wonderful shopping –
this is a great place to pick up some examples of the
excellent crafts that Scotland has to offer –
your guide will be pleased to point you in the right
direction and make lunch reservations on your behalf.
Head south once more (if you have not had your fill
of whisky yet, visit Glenmorangie Distillery) and back
through Inverness to the infamous Battle Fields of Culloden
and hear of the battles of Scotland from your enthusiastic
Later this afternoon, return to your hotel for a relaxing
Meet your guide this morning and drive south to see
Loch Ness and the atmospheric and much-photographed
ruin of Urquhart Castle. Capture the mood of the Loch
(and perhaps a sighting of Nessie?) before visiting
Urquhart Castle. The local town of Drumnadrochit has
much to offer the die-hard Nessie enthusiast and your
guide can recommend which exhibitions to visit (entrances
Continue your beautifully scenic drive South along
Loch-sides and the West Coast of Scotland, through the
magnificent Glen Coe valley and on to the Bonnie Banks
of Loch Lomond, before finally arriving in Glasgow.
We will make this a leisurely and relaxing journey that
will show you much of the majestic beauty of Scotland..
Rich in heritage, Glasgow boasts much wonderful architecture
and was home to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A great deal
of his work can be seen today in the streets of Glasgow
and your guide will focus in particular on the sights
linked to Rennie Mackintosh such as The Lighthouse,
The Glasgow School of Art and House for an Art Lover.
In addition today, visit the excellent Burrell Collection.
Later today return to your hotel and enjoy the evening
in this vibrant city at your leisure.
You will be collected from your hotel by private vehicle
and transferred to Glasgow Airport in time for your