Visit Edinburgh & see the Scottish Highlands the way they were meant to be seen! This award winning tour features a Deluxe Coach, no more than 16 travelers, with a Professional Driver Guide while exploring all the off the beaten path treasures Scotland has to offer! See Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Talisker Distillery, Glencoe, Edinburgh City and much, much more on this intimate professionally guided tour.
Sunday, Day 1: Depart the US on your overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland!
Monday, Day 2: Arrive in Edinburgh. Stay 2-nights in the city.
Tuesday, Day 3: Explore Edinburgh City.
Wednesday, Day 4: Begin your 5-day escorted tour. Stay 2-nights in Ulapool.
Thursday, Day 5: Discover the Highlands.
Friday, Day 6: Corrieshalloch Gorge and much more. Stay 2-nights in Portree.
Saturday, Day 7: Old Man of Storr, Talisker Distillery and much more.
Sunday, Day 8: Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe and more. Stay 2-nights in Edinburgh City.
Monday, Day 9: Tour Edinburgh City.
Tuesday, Day 10: Depart Edinburgh Airport and return home.
Pricing and Tour Dates:
There are many tour dates are available, please contact one of our travel experts for availability and pricing. Ph: 800-832-1848)
Sunday, Day 1:
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland!
Monday, Day 2:
Arrive in Edinburgh Scotland. Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to The Bonham Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh City, where you will stay for 2-nights. “Edinburgh,” said the writer Robert Louis Stevenson “is what Paris ought to be.” Its magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty tenements of its medieval Old Town to the grace and geometric precision of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering splendor, stands the Castle. Settle in today and explore this beautiful city at your leisure.
Tuesday, Day 3:
During your time in Edinburgh today, see Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Crown Jewels and The Stone of Destiny. Afterwards, you can follow the Royal Mile on foot to explore various quirky shops, pubs, restaurants and narrow closes steeped in history. Explore the fabulous shops, pubs and restaurants in the city. We recommend dinner at ‘The Witchery’ by the Castle this evening.
Wednesday, Day 4:
After breakfast this morning you will join your 5-day small deluxe coach tour of the Highlands. This award winning tour features a deluxe coach with no more than 16 passengers, and a professional Driver Guide; ensuring you will get to explore all the off the beaten path treasures Scotland has to offer!
Your tour first takes you north to Dunkeld, on the banks of the River Tay, before exploring the grandeur of Cairngorm National Park and its ancient pine forests. Following the afternoon here your tour will take you onto the back-roads overlooking mysterious Loch Ness before staying in Ullapool*, your base for the next 2-nights is the Royal Hotel. (* some tours may stay in Inverness instead of Ullapool during particularly busy times of the year when Ullapool’s accommodation is scarce)
Thursday, Day 5:
Today takes you into the far northern wilderness of Assynt with its mixture of cliffs, rocky inlets and unspoiled beaches. The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver, and the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle. With the chance of seeing wildlife such as whales and red deer, this is sure to be a memorable day.
Friday, Day 6:
Day three of your tour takes you south to Corrieshalloch Gorge and west to the dramatic nature reserve of Torridon, and along the wild coastline to the remote community of Applecross, before travelling along Britain’s highest road to the “tropical” palm tree lined village of Plockton. Then it’s over the sea to Skye, where you’ll stay 2-nights in the Bosville Hotel, located in the picturesque harbor town of Portee.
Saturday, Day 7:
Today is a flexible day exploring Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide’s knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. Options will include; the wild north of the island, the Old Man of Storr, the mountain pass of the Quiraing, Skye’s most westerly point at Neist or the Talisker Distillery. Return to your accommodation in Portree in the late afternoon so you can enjoy a free evening in the village.
Sunday, Day 8:
Today returns you to the mainland to visit Eilean Donan Castle (set of “Highlander”), before travelling through the rugged scenery of the 5 Sisters of Kintail and Ben Nevis. Your afternoon highlight will be the wilderness of Glencoe before returning to Edinburgh by 7.00PM, say goodbye to your guide! Enjoy a 2-night stay in The Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh City.
Monday, Day 9:
After a leisurely breakfast, perhaps you would like to jump aboard one of the open-top tour buses where the fantastic onboard guides will supply an entertaining and knowledgeable insight into this fascinating city. The buses will allow you to jump on and off at your leisure to visit attractions like the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Edinburgh Dungeon and the Scottish Parliament and provide a great overview of the city.
Tuesday, Day 10:
After breakfast, enjoy your private transfer to Edinburgh Airport to prepare for your return flight home to the US.
Pricing and Tour Dates:
(Many date options are available, please contact one of our travel experts for more information Ph: 800-832-1848)
- Private Transfers on arrival & departure days between Edinburgh Airport and your hotel.
- 8-Nights Deluxe Hotel accommodations with Scottish Breakfast daily.
- 5-days touring on Deluxe Coach with a professional driver guide, guaranteed departure (Max capacity 16 people)
- Accommodation taxes & service charges
- Deluxe portfolio of travel documents before departure with touring map of Scotland.
- List of recommended pubs, restaurants, & places of interest.
- Services of our offices and Concierge Service while traveling
Airfare is additional:
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The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Bonham is a luxury four star boutique hotel situated in the West End of Edinburgh. The relaxed ambience within the hotel promises that you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Set in a quiet leafy crescent, a stones throw away from the main attractions and surrounded by the stunning backdrop of this magnificent Scottish capital city.
The Royal Hotel, Ulapool, Scotland
The Royal Hotel will delight the most discerning of guests and offers 55 rooms, half of which boast breath taking views over Loch Broom and the rugged mountain landscapes beyond. Having undergone complete renovation, The Royal Hotel is the definitive venue for a relaxing stay to completely chill out from hectic city life.
The Bosville Hotel, Portree, Scotland
Situated in the heart of Portree, capital of the Isle of Skye, above the harbour, this quality 4 Star Hotel offers lovely accommodation and first class Highland customer service.