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The Scottish Highlands, Islands, standing stones, and glorious cities are yours with this chauffeur-driven, small group tour. Begin in Inverness, gateway to the Highlands. Stories fill the air at castles and Bronze Age ruins. A private cruise on Loch Ness is followed by a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train to the stunning Isle of Arran. Your lodgings are sumptuous, and your whisky tasting is stellar.

Discover authentic Glasgow and Edinburgh. Take afternoon tea in bustling Glasgow—an exciting city with a welcoming attitude. (There’s also a diverse culinary scene.) Edinburgh has held Scotland’s secrets for thousands of years. Explore Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and finish your trip with a farewell dinner and tasting at the exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society.


2 Nights

Bunchrew House Hotel

2 Nights

Kingshouse Hotel

2 Nights

Auchrannie Resort

1 Night

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

2 Nights

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel


  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Local Driver throughout

Available Tour Dates


From $4,895 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes:


  • 2 nights 4 Star Bunchrew House Hotel, Inverness
  • 2 night 4 Star Kings House Hotel, Glencoe
  • 2 nights 4 Star Auchrannie Hotel, Isle of Arran
  • 1 night 5 Star Kimpton Blythswood, Glasgow
  • 2 nights 4 Star Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh


  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Local Driver throughout


  • 9 Full Scottish Breakfasts
  • 8 Local Lunch's
  • 9 Unique Dinners


  • Local Driver Meet and Greet and Inverness City tour on arrival
  • Costumed Storyteller Tour of Culloden Battlefield
  • Private tour of Cawdor Castle
  • Visit Clava Cairns
  • Private Loch Ness Cruise
  • Soar in a gondola high above the Nevis Ranges
  • Iconic Jacobite Steam-train & Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Visit off the beaten track Isle of Arran
  • Machrie Standing Stone
  • Island Distillery Visit with lunch and tasting
  • Visit locally produced cheese and aromatic soap companies
  • Glasgow Highlights Tour and Charles Rennie Mackintosh Related Visits
  • Experience the one-o-clock gun at Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore the Royal Mile with a Tasting Tour
  • Sip Champagne as you tour the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Visit the Palace of Holyrood and Scottish Parliament
  • Exclusive Farewell Dinner at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society with tasting

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 12 people traveling together
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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