Christmas in Scotland | 8 Day Small Group Christmas Tour

Mark the holiday season in style with a magical escorted tour to Scotland this Christmas. Spend your days admiring the majestic scenery, and when it is time to retreat indoors, stay at a Scottish country house hotel, warm up with some hearty Scottish fare and local ales and whiskies. A perfect holiday escape! Dates not available for 2018

The Lynott Tours Difference
  • Spend Christmas in Scotland
  • Stay at a Scottish country house hotel
  • Sample local ales and whiskies
  • Step back in time at historic Linlithgow Palace
  • Five-course Christmas lunch

Day 1 Edinburgh – Linlithgow Palace – St. Andrews

Christmas Tour ScotlandFeel as though you have stepped back in time with a visit to the magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Next up, we travel through the fishing villages of the East Neuk region, framed by blustery coastal paths and quaint red rooftops, before reaching scenic St Andrews: the Home of Golf. After a walking tour of the city, you may wish to see one of the town’s several world-renowned courses, or visit the University of St Andrews – the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. (D)

Overnight: Rusacks Hotel (or similar)

Day 2 St Andrews – Braemar – Cairngorms National Park

Enjoy a leisurely drive through the charming villages of the Tayside area, before heading for the Royal Lochnagar Distillery near Braemar, where we discover how Scottish whisky is made. Tonight, we stay amid the unspoilt wilderness of Cairngorms National Park, at Muckrach Country House, a splendidly restored Victorian lodge, which will have you feeling instantly at home. (B, D)

Overnight: Muckrach Country House Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 Cairngorms National Park

Today, we will be ramping up the festive spirit with a mouth-watering, five-course Christmas lunch. When the flurry of feasting has settled, relax with a leisurely stroll in the national park, or alternatively, soak up the Christmas vibes at the lodge. 'Tis the season to do as you wish. (B, L, D)

Overnight: Muckrach Country House Hotel (or similar)

PiperDay 4 Cairngorms National Park – Loch Ness – Inverness – Cairngorms National Park

We journey to Loch Ness, the largest body of fresh water in Britain and home to the elusive Loch Ness Monster. Believers suggest ‘Nessie’ represents a line of long-surviving marine reptiles, though reported sightings and photo evidence has long been disputed. Later, enjoy some free time in Inverness, one of Scotland’s smallest cities, before returning to your lodge for a delicious afternoon tea. (B, D)

Overnight: Muckrach Country House Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 Cairngorms National Park – Pitlochry – Aberfeldy – Loch Lomond

We venture to Pitlochry, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. With fresh country air, postcard-worthy scenery and a rich Scottish heritage, Pitlochry is definitely worth a visit. Next up is Aberfeldy, where we observe the Black Watch Monument. Finally, relive the past with a visit to the Crannog Visitor Centre at Loch Tay. (B, D)

Overnight: Loch Lomond Arms Hotel (or similar)

Day 6 Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. As today is all yours to enjoy, meander the lake’s shores and soak up the picturesque surrounds. After a bountiful dinner at the hotel, we sample more local sips and talk all things ale with a resident expert. (B, D)

Overnight: Loch Lomond Arms Hotel (or similar)

Stirling CastleDay 7 Loch Lomond – Glasgow – Stirling

Our destination today is Glasgow, famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture, and rich cultural roots. Peruse the trendy West End area with its many shops and restaurants. We continue our travels to Stirling, where we make a stop at one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, Stirling Castle. Next up is the National Wallace Monument – a spectacular landmark attributed to 13th century Scottish hero, Sir William Wallace, which stands proudly on the summit of Abbey Craig. A visit here will be the highlight of your day. (B, D)

Overnight: Broomhall Castle (or similar)

Day 8 Stirling – Falkirk Wheel – Edinburgh

Our final day takes us to Falkirk Wheel, an exceptional feat of modern engineering and the world’s only rotating boatlift, which is used to connect the Forth and Clyde and Union canals. Farewell your fellow travellers in Edinburgh or join the party on our Hogmanay tour to celebrate New Years. (B)

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

This tour leaves from Nira Caledonia Hotel, 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EF at 8.30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

The tour finishes at 1pm at Nira Caledonia Hotel, 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EF.


What kind of accommodations do we use? Elegant, comfortable hotels, inns and castles which give you always reflect character and charm, A true feeling of the country that you are in. Not purpose built cookie-cutter hotels, each is unique and exudes its own charm.


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