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Best of Scotland

Private tour
8 days
4 cities
2nights

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

    Upon arrival, you are met by your driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

    Day 2: Edinburgh Royal Mile
    Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! 

    Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the palace of Holyrood House.

    Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle  you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

    Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

    *Note: entrance tickets to the castle are included.

    Day 3: Departure to Inverness
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Edinburgh.

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    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
    4-star hotel
    19 North Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1SD
    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
    Standard Guest Room Breakfast Included
    A short walk away from Edinburgh Castle, this contemporary hotel overlooks the Royal Mile. Modern rooms feature work stations, flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and mini-fridges. Some come with the views over Arthur's Seat. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a ballroom. ... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $436
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Edinburgh - Inverness
1st Class Seat
Edinburgh Central Station
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 hours
Inverness Central Station
Inverness, United Kingdom
2nights

Inverness, United Kingdom

The capital of the renown Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the northernmost city of the United Kingdom. Connected to the famous legend about the Loch Ness Monster (Lake Ness is less than 6 miles away), Inverness is an attraction in its own right, boasting numerous castles, churches, and bearing great historical value....
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you  meet the driver for a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.  

    Day 4: Exploration of the Isle of Skye
    After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

    Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

    The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

    Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

    Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

    Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.  

    *Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included. 

    Day 5: Departure to Fort William and Loch Ness Cruise
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Inverness together with the driver-guide.

    On the way, you have a stop for a 1-hour cruise on Loch Ness to explore the landscape from another perspective.

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    Kingsmills Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GB, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
    Kingsmills Hotel
    Classic Room Breakfast Included
    Housed in an 18th-century mansion, this hotel is a 15-minute walk away from Inverness Castle. Contemporary rooms offer flat-screen TVs, complementary Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms feature balconies. Other amenities include a pool, a sauna, a steam room, as well as a fitness center. ... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $486
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Group Tour Isle of Skye
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Inverness - Fort William
Private Transfer with Loch Ness Tour
Together with your guide-driver you have a half day tour on way to Fort William. In about 30 minutes after your departure from Inverness, you have a 1-hour cruise on the lake and continue to its southern part to Fort Augustus. Drive along Caledonian Canal and finally arrive at the hotel of Fort Willam. *Note: a cruise on the lake is available from April 16 till October 15.
Inverness hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom
4 hours
Fort Willam hotel
Fort William, United Kingdom
2nights

Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William town, located in the Scottish Highlands, is a must during your trip. The beautiful gem of nature is sitting right on the shores of Loch Linnhe and has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler, but of course, nature-lovers would be spoiled here. The name of the city comes from William the Orange, who was the King of England, Ireland, and Scotland for thirteen years in the 17th century. The town is best known for being a start point to Great Glen Way (long distance hike) and other fantastic outdoor activities. When you are there make sure to make your way to visit Steal Waterfall or hop on the 'Hogwarts Express' from Harry Potter - the Jacobite train running since 1901....
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    Day 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 6: Trip to Mallaig in Jacobite Steam Train
    Following breakfast in your hotel, walk to the train station and set off on the memorable trip along the scenic West Highland Line on the Jacobite steam train.

    This 84-mile round trip covers the most impressive must-sees, starting near the iconic mount Ben Nevis, passing Loch Morar, and River Morar, arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. Enjoy the dramatic views and see the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter movies as well as beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, and Mallaig along the route. 

    During a short stay in Mallaig, you have a 1-hour wildlife cruise safari. Travel out to Green Island on the Knoydart Peninsular and take a chance to witness wild seals relaxing on the rocks as well as a variety of birds, porpoises, dolphins, whales, and basking sharks frequently visiting the coastal waters. 

    Upon return, you take a train back to Fort William.

    *Note: a round trip on Jacobite Steam Train is subject of availability. An alternative 1-way transfer by car is offered when the round trip is not available.

    Day 7: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet the driver for the transfer to the train station.

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    The Garrison
    4-star hotel
    GB, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EE
    The Garrison
    King Double Room Breakfast Included
    In the bustling town centre, this hip boutique hotel in a former police station is a 4-minute walk from the West Highland Museum and a 5-minute walk from Fort William Ferry Landing.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $462
    Included Experiences
    • Round Trip Regular Seat on Jacobite Steam Train
    • Wildlife Cruise Safari from Mallaig
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Connection | Fort William - Edinburgh
Standard Class Seat
Train with 1 layover in Glasgow.
Fort William rail station
Fort William, United Kingdom
5 h
Edinburgh (Waverley) rail station
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1night

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 7: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you meet the driver and have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 8: Departure
    This is the last day of your adventure! In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you had a journey of a lifetime and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  • Included in your trip
    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
    4-star hotel
    19 North Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1SD
    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
    Standard Guest Room Breakfast Included
    A short walk away from Edinburgh Castle, this contemporary hotel overlooks the Royal Mile. Modern rooms feature work stations, flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and mini-fridges. Some come with the views over Arthur's Seat. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a ballroom. ... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    $218
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotel in Edinburgh and heritage country house hotels in Inverness and Fort William;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guid in Edinburgh;
  • Entrances to: Edinburgh Castle;
  • Small group tour to Isle of Skye;
  • Boat ride on Loch Ness and Wildlife Safari Cruise;
  • Standard class round trip Jacobite Steam train ride;
  • Support line during the trip

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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