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On this 10 night Scotland tour, you'll experience the very best of Scotland, with just enough time to savor each enchanting location you visit, without being rushed. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland's bustling & vibrant Capital. Thereafter, head north to the charming central Scotland town of Pitlochry. You'll spend two nights in the delightful Perthshire countryside, before journeying further north to Inverness - the enduring Capital of the Highlands.
After soaking up the unique Highland culture and scenery, it's time to turn south again, as you hug the shores of storied Loch Ness, en route to Fort William. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, a gentle hike to a waterfall, and the bloody yet compelling histories of Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Finish your ideal Scotland tour with two nights in the City of Stirling, the scene of 'Braveheart' William Wallace's famous fight and victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Fly home from Edinburgh after a truly spellbinding Scottish visit!
Included Unique Activities
Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle
Blair Athol Signature Tour
Culloden Battlefield Admission
Circular Loch Ness Cruise
Stirling Castle Admission
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience Gold Tour
Blair Castle & Garden Admission
2 NightsScotsman Hotel
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Flat-Screen Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Egyptian Cotton Linens
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Scottish Shortbread
- Complimentary Shoe Shine on request
- Evening Turndown Service
- Complimentary Scotsman Mineral Water
- Complimentary Scotsman Newspaper on request
- White Company Luxury Bathroom Toiletries
- Heated Towel Rail and Non-Steam Mirror
- Edinburgh Monopoly Board Game
- Personal Safe
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Trouser press, Iron and Ironing board
- Privacy Hatches (to avoid room service intrusion)
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Scotsman Umbrella
- Access to the Scotsman Spa and Health Club
- Use of the Hotel's Vermillion Lounge to relax and unwind
2 NightsAtholl Palace Hotel
Atholl Palace Hotel
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Trouser Press
2 NightsKingsmills Hotel
The beautiful Kingsmills Hotel, set within four acres of manicured grounds, impeccably blends historic tradition, contemporary design and comfortable accommodation. Originally built in 1785 and renovated in 2009, the hotel is situated 1 mile from Inverness city centre and in close proximity to Loch Ness, Caledonian Canal and Culloden Battlefield. Many of the spacious rooms at Kingsmills Hotel have lovely garden views and are decorated to the highest of standards. The exclusive Kingsclub and Spa is authentically indulgent, featuring a sauna, steam room, spa tub and gym as well as a hair salon.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Individual air conditioning
- Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
- LCD TV
- Movies (Pay Per View)
- Separate sitting area
- Dressing area
- Carpeted floor
- Parquet floor
- In-room safe
- In-room desk
- Rollaway Beds
- Trouser Press
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
- Direct dial telephone
- Separate tub & shower
- In-room sink
- Grab Bars in Bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Room toiletries
- Emergency cord in bathroom
- Premium bedding
- AM/FM Alarm Clock
- Cribs Available
The Conservatory Restaurant
The Conservatory restaurant at The Kingsmills is an impressive setting for any occasion, whether it’s a relaxed lunch with friends, a business meeting or a romantic dinner for two. The Conservatory is flooded with refreshing natural light, creating a warm and calming atmosphere. No matter when you opt to visit, you can experience a fresh and unpretentious approach to Scottish cuisine.
The Inglis Restaurant
The splendid Inglis Restaurant, nestled within the historic 18th Century building of The Kingsmills Hotel, is a lovely place to relish in an intimate dinner and enjoy fond recollections of your day's adventures with friends or family. The menu features the freshest local produce from Inverness and the Scottish Highlands, all coming together to create an unforgettable dining experience.
On The Map: Inverness is located on Scotland's central northern coast. The town is accessed via the A9 road from the southeast (Cairngorms National Park), A82 from the southwest (Loch Ness) , and A96 from the northeast (Speyside, Whisky Country)
Inverness is the true capital of the Highlands, and with 50,000 people, it is one of Scotland’s fastest growing cities. It is also one of the Highland’s oldest settlements. All roads still lead to the Highland’s center, Inverness. It feels like a compact town, but it has the bustle and air of a lovely city. Let your imagination run wild, and take a ghost tour led by an 18th century ghost, complete with period costume. Expect to hear tales of the city’s blood-chilling past, including ghosts, witches, murders, and spells! Stroll along the River Ness, or cruise on the Moray Firth, searching out bottlenose dolphins. It is very peaceful, especially if you’ve just been ghost-hunting... The River Ness flows through Inverness, and salmon fishermen come during the summer, even where the river runs right through the city’s center. High above the city is Inverness Castle, a unique Victorian built of red sandstone. Just below the castle is the museum and Art Gallery which runs exhibitions and workshops for kids. The main shopping area fans out from there in three directions, and includes a lively gathering place where pipers and other musicians get together and make music.
2 NightsNevis Bank Inn
Nevis Bank Inn
The Nevis Bank Inn is a modern 4 star hotel providing quality accommodation and an acclaimed restaurant on the banks of the River Nevis. It stands at the entrance to Glen Nevis, one of the most beautiful glens in the West Highlands of Scotland known for its trails and wildlife, not to mention home of UK’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis.
All rooms at the Nevis Bank Inn are stylishly decorated to a high standard using walnut wood furniture and luxury fabrics, bathroom suites are modern and designed with you in mind.
Double, Twin & Single Rooms
Enjoy your stay in a stylish and comfortable room with King or Super King beds. Rooms are bright and airy with a large ensuite with bath, power shower and fluffy white towels. Each room has a comfortable work desk (dressing table) with built in professional hairdryer. A room fit for a romantic getaway, business trip or just to relax in comfort whilst you explore the Highlands.
Our Suites are the largest bedroom type and are all individually styled with a king bed and a large ensuite with bath, power shower and fluffy white towels. It is the perfect space in which to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Highlands or sink into a deep, restful sleep.
Self Catering Apartment
Our self catering apartment comprises of a double room with Lounge/Kitchenette that is home to a built in dishwasher, washing machine / tumbledrier and fridge. It’s ideal for families and guests wishing to have a longer term stay.
The Nevis Bank Inn is home to Brown’s Restaurant: enjoy a meal or special occasion in modern and contemporary surroundings whilst our award winning kitchen team prepares a menu with a range of local fresh produce. Rated on TripAdvisor as one of the top Hotels and Restaurants in the Fort William area with an exceptional reputation for service….let us show you what great service really is!
Start your day in Browns Restaurant with a hearty breakfast or take your pick from the healthy options that our buffet offers. Our kitchen team endeavour to offer an exciting and extensive menu prepared from Scotland’s natural larder, our Head Chef sources the freshest produce from Lochaber and the West Coast to bring you a taste of Scotland. The extensive lunch and evening menu offers a wide range of seafood, pastas, risottos and meat dishes – there’s something for everyone.
Refurbished in 2010 the restaurant is sleek and contemporary, finished with dark wood panelling, oak floors with large windows letting plenty of natural light in. A state of the art air conditioning system ensures and balances the temperature throughout the summer, and with a fire for the cold winter nights having a dram will feel all the better.
Our bar offers something for every taste, if you have just walked Ben Nevis or just finished the West Highland Way, celebrate with a glass of champagne or a local Real Ale. Alternatively we offer excellent quality wines, tempting cocktails and a large selection of fine whisky. Not to mention a frothy Cappuccino or cup of tea served with a warm scone, clotted cream and jam.
The Inn is located one mile north of Fort William town centre on the A82 and at the entrance to Glen Nevis. It is conveniently close to the finish the West Highland Way.
With Fort William high street and train station no more than a ten minute walk, the hotel provides an ideal base in which to help you make the most of your time in the Outdoor Capital of the United Kingdom.
2 NightsStirling Highland Hotel
Stirling Highland Hotel
- Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
- Satellite TV
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Iron & Ironing Board
- 24-Hour Room Service
Points of Interest
Blair Castle, Scotland
Blair Athol Distillery, Scotland
Speyside, The Whisky Triangle, Elgin, Scotland
Cawdor Castle, Scotland
Culloden Battlefield, Scotland
The Black Isle, Scotland
Ben Nevis, Scotland
Available Tour Dates
Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec
From $2,298 per person
Available Tour Dates
Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $2,498 per person
Available Tour Dates
June - August
From $3,298 per person
Your Price Includes
- 10 nights Authentic Scottish Hotels
- Spend Two Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
- Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
- Automatic Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
- 10 Full Scottish Breakfasts
INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
- Scottish Meet & Greet on Arrival
- Edinburgh Secrets of the Mile Walking Tour
- Guided Tour of Edinburgh Castle
- Scotch Whisky Gold Experiences
- Blair Atholl Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting
- Entrance to Blair Castle
- Entrance to the Culloden Battlefield
- Loch Ness Cruise
- Jacobite Steam Train 1st Class Round Trip Journey
- Entrance to Stirling Castle
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Spend Two Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
- Explore St Andrews - Historic University Town & the Home of Golf
- Soak up the Scenic Beauty & Charm of Pitlochry & Perthshire
- Discover the Natural Splendor of Cairngorms National Park
- Visit Balmoral Castle - the Queen's Official Scottish Residence
- Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
- Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
- Marvel at a Variety of Famous Scottish Castles
- Enjoy a Gentle Hike to Picturesque Steall Waterfall
- Tour Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
- Step Back in Time and Relive Centuries of Scottish History in Stirling
Prices Based On
- All Taxes & Fees Included
- Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
- Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.
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