Tour Overview

Bonnie Scotland - Private Chauffeur Designed around you, for you, it starts at the airport with your chauffeur, who is then with you every step of the way. Travel via luxury vehicle with WiFi (fit for your group of any size!) and get the ultimate in personal care, local service and narration. Customize your itinerary for anything you want to experience-just ask the experts! Land package from $4,810* per person Popular Sample Itinerary - Edinburgh to Edinburgh DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Welcome to Scotland! You will be met at the airport by your chauffeur and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, take a sightseeing tour to introduce you to this wonderful city. See the New Town, dating back to the 18th century; the Old Town, dominated by the castle; the Royal Mile, as High Street is called; and Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official Edinburgh home. Next is a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle, perched high atop a dormant volcano. You can see the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the Great Hall, and more. Afterward, your evening is free.   DAY 2 | EDINBURGH / INVERNESS Drive to St. Andrews, a mecca for golfers. It is also home of one of the world's oldest universities, and it was here that Prince William and Kate Middleton met. At your leisure, continue traveling north, stopping in your choice of towns along the way. In Perth, you can visit Branklyn Garden or Scone Palace. Maybe take a break in Pitlochry and tour the Blair Atholl Distillery. Finally, continue your drive to Inverness, the capital of Highlands. Perhaps browse through the Victorian Market before heading to your hotel.   BRENDAN SUGGESTION: Add a day in the Orkney Islands: Travel to Thurso, then take the ferry to Orkney. Visit the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle older than the pyramids of Egypt; Skara Brae, a Stone Age village; and Maes Howe, a prehistoric burial mound with Viking-carved graffiti on its walls. You'll overnight at a B&B or quality, hand-selected hotel. Return to mainland Scotland the next day.   DAY 3 | INVERNESS / ISLE OF SKYE Head to Loch Ness, where you'll see the ruins of Urquhart Castle and perhaps spot the famous monster, Nessie. Continue through rolling Highland scenery to Loch Alsh. Stop for a photo of Eilean Donan Castle, then cross the Skye Bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye. You might want to visit Dunvegan Castle to hear about 13 centuries of Clan history, or the Talisker Whisky Distillery to learn the secrets of making the "water of life." Your evening is free. Be sure to step out tonight and look into the star-filled sky. With some of the darkest night skies in Europe, star gazers of all interests will be mesmerized by the twinkling canopy above.   DAY 4 | ISLE OF SKYE / FORT WILLIAM With a leisurely morning, you might want to visit the Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum  of the Isles. There’s time to explore and to stroll through the extensive gardens before taking the ferry to Mallaig. This afternoon, board the Jacobite Steam Train, considered one of the greatest rail trips in the world. As you travel through the stunning countryside, watch for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known to Harry Potter fans familiar with the “Hogwarts Express.”  Disembark in Fort William and continue to Inverlochy Castle where you will overnight.   DAY 5 | FORT WILLIAM / GLENCOE / LOCH LOMOND Travel through the spectacular valley of Glencoe, site of the infamous 1692 massacre when the MacDonalds were killed by the Campbells. Spend as much time as you wish  enjoying the scenery. Next enjoy a cruise on majestic Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest loch. DAY 6 | LOCH LOMOND / GLASGOW / EDINBURGH  This morning travel to Glasgow, set on the River Clyde. Your private chauffeur will take  you on a city tour including a visit to St Mungo’s Cathedral. Next on the agenda is Stirling Castle. The impressive edifice was the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Visit the castle,  watch as costumed performers bring its history to life, see the Stirling Heads and stroll through the gardens. At your leisure, return to Edinburgh. DAY 7 | DEPART EDINBURGH Your private chauffeur will take you to the airport, where it's time to bid farewell to Scotland, as your vacation ends.   Your Hand-Selected Hotels Edinburgh | The Howard Inverness | Rocpool Reserve  Isle of Skye | Toravaig House Hotel Fort William | Inverlochy Castle  Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel  *Daily hotel breakfasts are included.   

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