Scottish Insider - our special Scotland
Scottish Insider 8 Day Private Guided Tour for the Discerning Traveler
Custom Scottish luxury travel. This private chauffeur driven guided tour of
Scotland includes not only spectacular and dramatic sights, but the experience
of staying at special, outstanding accommodation. This "insider"
Scotland trip journeys to Inverness, samples magnificent castles, the Whisky
Trail, Loch Ness, the glens, and travels over to Skye.
Day 1 - STIRLING/EDINBURGH
Welcome to Scotland, the land of Rob Roy, and the setting for the film,
"Braveheart". Every bend in the road affords a reminder of history
and romance. A few miles distant is Stirling, with its Renaissance castle
perched high on a cliff. Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful capital.
Day 2 - EDINBURGH
Your exploration of the capital of Scotland includes the "Royal
Mile", from Edinburgh Castle to Holyroodhouse. Some intriguing characters
got their start in Edinburgh, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Enjoy dinner
with song, dance, and bagpipe music. (Departures for most of August will
include Tattoo tickets instead). (B,D)
Day 3 - KILDRUMMY
Near the Victorian town of Pitlochry, the Highlands meet the Lowlands. The
drive to Braemar is spectacular, with lush green fields giving way to heather
carpeted mountains. Visit Castle Fraser, a fairytale pink fortress en route to
Ardoe House, an elegant country house hotel. (B)
Day 4- WHISKY/INVERNESS
Visions of highland games, golf, haggis, remote islands, tartans and fine malt
whisky come to life as you tour the countryside. The Whisky Trail passes little
Highland villages en route to the Glenfiddich Distillery, where you sample the
famous "water of life". Cawdor Castle, the place Shakespeare had in
mind when he wrote Macbeth is nearby. The battle of Culloden was fought near
Inverness. Stay at Culloden House, a gracious ivy clad Georgian mansion. The
house's history includes spies, sieges, high chieftains and romance. (B)
Day 5 - LOCH NESS/SKYE
Pass the Caledonian Canal, which links the
lochs of the Great Glen to the North and Irish Seas. View Loch Ness, the
legendary home of "Nessie". Monster spotting is a favorite pastime
here from the ruined Castle Urquhart. As you trace the shores of crystal-clear
lochs, the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle appears.
Travel over the sea to Skye, associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie. (B)
Day 6 - SKYE
Explore the inner Hebridean Isle of Skye, with nearly a thousand miles of
dramatic coastline of sheer cliffs sweeping down to the sea, and an interior of
wild peat bogs. At Portree, pastel houses line the streets and fishing boats
bob in the harbor. At the Skye Croft Museum, see a traditional family home, a
smithy, and a weaver's house. Visit Dunvegan Castle, the MacLeod stonghold. (B)
Day 7 - FT. WILLIAM/CALLANDER
Travel by ferry to the mainland and to Ft. William, dominated by Britain's
highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The Pass of Glen Coe is notorious for the 1692
massacre. The area of low mountains and serene lakes around Callander is known
as the Trossachs, the setting for Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy and Lady of the
Lake. The Roman Camp is a charming turreted hotel with elegant decor, built for
the Dukes of Perth in 1625. (B)
Day 8 - HEADING HOME OR TO IRELAND
You bid your fond farewell to Scotland as you travel to Glasgow Airport for
your return flight home or continue on to Ireland. (B)
Custom Scottish luxury travel includes:
- Airport transfers
- Private guided tour by car, minibus or small coach.
- Driver/guide throughout.
- Accommodations for 7 nights at very special, exclusive properties; room
with private bathroom.
- 7 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) (or Tattoo tickets)
- Baggage handling.
- All taxes and service charges.
- All sightseeing and entrance fees are for clients' own expense.
Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Castle Fraser and
Garden, Glenfiddich Distillery, Culloden Battlefield, Castle Urquhart at Loch
Ness, Ferry to the Isle of Skye, Glencoe Visitors Center, Military Tattoo
Your charming accommodations:
Higher prices apply in August.
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|Scotland Chauffeur Drive
|RATE PER PERSON MAY-SEP
|There is a supplement for travel in August.
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