14 Day Deluxe Tour of Scotland

13 Nights; 14 Days

Accommodations:
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (Day 1, 2)
Fonab Castle, Pitlochry (Day 3)
Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness (Day 4, 5)
Duisdale House Hotel, Isle of Skye (Day 6, 7, 8)
Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Inverlochy (Day 9)
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Private Island - Near Oban (Day 10, 11)
Cameron House, Loch Lomond (Day 12)
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (Day 13)

 

Also Includes:
Executive Vehicle and Private Driver Guide.
All Admissions.
Your very own dedicated Travel Co-ordinator (assigned at point of booking).

 

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    Day One

    You will touch down in the beautiful city of Edinburgh where you will be greeted by your chauffeur driver.

    Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (2 Nights)

    You will then be escorted to the luxurious Balmoral Hotel, situated in the heart of the capital city. Renowned for its timeless elegance and exceptional service, this iconic establishment promises a retreat of unrivalled luxury and sophistication.

    Arriving at The Balmoral Hotel is like stepping into a world of grandeur and style. The magnificent architecture, featuring a landmark clock tower, instantly captivates the senses.

    This famous establishment boasts a selection of lavishly appointed rooms and suites, each exuding its own unique charm and character. Indulge in spacious layouts, sumptuous furnishings, and modern amenities that blend seamlessly with traditional Scottish heritage.

    Dinner: Brasserie Prince, in the Balmoral

    Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary culinary journey at Brasserie Prince, nestled within the prestigious confines of The Balmoral Hotel. As a culinary destination of choice, Brasserie Prince promises an enchanting experience that combines the finest French cuisine with a contemporary Scottish twist.

    From the moment you step into the elegant and vibrant atmosphere of the Balmoral Brasserie Prince, you will be greeted by their attentive waiters who will cater to your needs for the evening. The restaurant’s chic décor, with its plush seating, soft lighting, and tasteful artwork, creates the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience.

    Led by the Roux culinary dynasty, Brasserie Prince’s menu showcases an exquisite fusion of classic French techniques and the freshest Scottish ingredients. Here you will enjoy their exquisite array of dishes to mark the beginning of your exciting adventure in Scotland.

    Day Two

    Half-Day Edinburgh Walking Tour

    Once you have filled your appetite with a hearty breakfast, you will begin your day with a half-day walking tour of Edinburgh during which you will visit all of the city’s iconic landmarks. This will begin in the Old Town with a visit to the famous Royal Mile – a historic street that stretches between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Here you will stroll along a bustling thoroughfare lined with charming shops, quaint cafés, and captivating architecture.

    Leaving behind the enchanting Royal Mile, your next stop is Princes Street. As you make your way, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking vistas of the city’s skyline, accentuated by the majestic Edinburgh Castle standing proudly in the background.

    You will then visit the city’s most famous landmarks and much-visited destinations, such as Mary King’s Close, St Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat and the city’s hub of elegant Georgian architecture, George Street.

    Lunch at Luckenbooths

    After a full morning of walking it will be time to have lunch at Luckenbooths, one of the hidden gems nestled deep in the heart of Edinburgh. As you step into the restaurant, you will be greeted by an inviting and intimate ambience, where contemporary design blends seamlessly with traditional Scottish charm.

    The restaurant prides itself on its commitment to showcasing the finest Scottish produce. From freshly caught seafood to locally sourced meats and vegetables, each dish is a celebration of Scotland’s rich culinary heritage. The menu is thoughtfully crafted, offering a balance of classic and modern flavours that showcase the creativity and skill of the talented chefs.

    Visit Edinburgh Castle

    After lunch, you will then head for the legendary Edinburgh Castle. Towering majestically atop Castle Rock, this iconic fortress offers a captivating exploration of Scotland’s rich history and heritage. Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring experience as you delve into centuries of royal legends, military might, and architectural grandeur.

    This will be an unforgettable experience where you will uncover some of Scotland’s bloody past.

    Stay at the Balmoral Hotel

    After a long day of activities, you will be escorted back to the Balmoral Hotel where you will have the chance to wind down and relax until dinner.

    Dinner: The Dome, Edinburgh

    The Dome is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic establishments because of its magnificent architecture and elegant character. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by the stunning central dome, adorned with glittering chandeliers and intricate detailing.

    The menu showcases a fusion of classic and contemporary flavours, prepared with the utmost skill and creativity. From the finest cuts of meat to the freshest seafood and vibrant vegetarian dishes, every culinary creation is a masterpiece of taste and presentation.

    You will have the opportunity to indulge in their long list of wines and whisky to complement your meal, allowing you to wind down and reflect on your day of adventure in total comfort.

    Day Three

    Travel north and visit Scone Palace

    This will be your first day away from the capital as you visit Scone Palace. Nestled in the picturesque Scottish landscape, Scone Palace is renowned for its rich history, breathtaking architecture, and stunning grounds.

    Here you will venture into the Long Gallery, a breathtaking hall lined with portraits of Scottish monarchs and notable figures from history and marvel at the intricate details of the architecture of this remarkable space.

    Pitlochry

    Next, you will visit Pitclohry – a charming town that’s nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Highland Perthshire. Venturing deeper into this beautiful town, you will find an array of charming shops, quaint cafes, and traditional Scottish pubs. Stroll along the bustling main street, admire the Victorian architecture and soak in the welcoming atmosphere.

    Lunch at Victoria’s Restaurant

    Lunch will be at Victoria’s Restaurant – a family-run pub since 1996 that serves a variety of authentic and delicious Scottish cuisine. Here you will enjoy a fine culinary experience as you immerse yourself in the warm hospitality, cosy ambience, and picturesque surroundings of this delightful establishment.

    Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

    You will next visit Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier – a haven for chocolate lovers and connoisseurs. Prepare to embark on a delectable journey through the tantalizing world of artisanal chocolate, where passion, craftsmanship, and the finest ingredients come together to create extraordinary delights.

    Here you will discover the unique blends of cacao sourced from around the world, paired with the finest nuts, fruits, and spices, resulting in an exquisite symphony of taste. Before you leave, don’t forget to browse the shop for delightful gifts and souvenirs.

    Accommodation: Fonab Castle Hotel, Pitlochry

    Your accommodation for the night will be at the legendary Fonab Castle – a majestic haven nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Highland Perthshire. Here you will be able to make yourself at home and take advantage of its spa facilities and unwind from an eventful day of exploration.

    Dinner:1892 On The Loch, Fonab Castle

    Dinner will in the castle restaurant where the dining experience is a true feast for the senses. As you enter the dining room, you’ll be greeted by an atmosphere of sophistication and warmth. The beautifully appointed space exudes charm, with its tasteful decor, ambient lighting, and panoramic views of the surrounding loch and landscape.

    The main course offers an array of succulent flavours of expertly cooked meats, such as tender Scottish beef or locally sourced game, accompanied by an array of seasonal vegetables and flavorful sauces. It will be the perfect luxury meal to end the day of adventure.

    Day Four

    Drive through the Cairngorms

    You will begin your day with a scenic drive through the beautiful Cairngorms. Here you will wind through majestic mountains, serene lochs, and ancient forests as you venture closer to your first stop.

    Visit the House of Bruar

    The House of Bruar is a premier destination for luxury shopping and Scottish heritage. Here you will immerse yourself in a world of refined elegance as you explore the extensive range of fashion, accessories, home goods, and gourmet delights on offer.

    Indulge in a shopping spree as you peruse the aisles filled with luxurious accessories, including fine jewellery, stylish handbags, and premium leather goods.

    Lunch at House of Bruar

    Lunch at House of Bruar offers an array of traditional Scottish food from their award-winning Scottish butcher. As you enter the Food Hall, you’ll be greeted by an enticing display of epicurean treasures. Browse through shelves adorned with a vast selection of artisanal treats, premium meats, fine Scottish cheeses, freshly baked bread, and an array of delectable accompaniments.

    Select your favourite dish and satisfy your appetite before you set off for the next destination.

    Dalwhinnie Distillery Tour

    After your luxurious lunch, it will be time to visit the legendary Dalwhinnie Distillery where you will explore the rich heritage of whisky-making in the scenic Scottish Highlands. You will witness their whisky-making process and discover how they work their magic to transform the fermented liquid into the spirit we know and love.

    And of course, you will have the opportunity to sample their whisky.

    Arrive in Inverness

    After your whisky adventure, you will be escorted to the beautiful Highland city of Inverness. Inverness offers a perfect blend of history and natural charm where you will also experience warm Highland hospitality.

    Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness (2 Nights)

    You will be escorted to the 5-star Ness Walk Hotel, your accommodation for the night. Here you will immerse yourself in elegant accommodation, adorned with luxurious furnishings and modern amenities, relax in the serene

    Dinner: Torrish Restaurant, in Ness Walk Hotel

    You will discover culinary excellence at the Torrish Restaurant, a dining experience within the hotel. Immerse yourself in an elegant and intimate dining setting, where the finest Scottish ingredients are transformed into culinary masterpieces. The menu showcases the best of local produce, expertly prepared by skilled chefs.

    Enjoy a Highland gastronomic journey that will help you unwind after a long day of adventure.

    Day Five

    Cawdor Castle

    Your first visit of the day will be at the famous Cawdor Castle where you will step into a fairytale-like experience as you immerse yourself in centuries of history and folklore. Cawdor is Renowned for its Shakespearian connection – its name features in Macbeth. Admire the medieval architecture, intricate tapestries, and impressive art collection.

    The castle offers a truly magical experience that will transport you back in time and leave you captivated by its beauty and historical significance.

    Sun Dancer

    Lunch will be at the Sun Dancer Restaurant, a serene establishment nestled by the Moray Firth. Prepare to spoil yourself with an array of succulent Scottish dishes as you take in majestic views of the northern seafront. Here you will have to chance to try some of Scotland’s most favoured traditional dishes in the comfort of Scottish hospitality.

    Clava Cairns

    You will then be escorted to the famous Clava Cairns – a remarkable prehistoric site that will rewind the clocks. Explore the well-preserved stone burial cairns, dating back thousands of years, which offer a fascinating glimpse into the region’s past. Marvel at the intricate stone structures, consisting of standing stones, passage graves, and ring cairns, set amidst a tranquil landscape.

    Culloden Battlefield

    After the Clava Cairns, you will next visit the battleground of one of Scotland’s most defining and bloody chapters of history – Culloden. Here you will walk in the footsteps of history as you visit this iconic site where the Jacobite Rising of 1745 came to a decisive end.

    You will uncover the stories and events that unfolded on this battlefield through interactive exhibitions, informative displays, and engaging multimedia presentations. A visit to Culloden will be a powerful experience that will remind you of the sacrifice made by the brave Jacobites who fought against the government redcoats.

    Return to Ness Walk Hotel

    After visiting the Culloden Battlefield, you will then be escorted back to the Ness Walk Hotel where you will have a chance to relax and socialize before dinner.

    Dinner: Rocpool Restaurant, Inverness

    The Rocpool is one of the most acclaimed dining destinations in Inverness. It offers a sophisticated and contemporary dining experience that will spoil you with a long list of exquisite dishes.

    Feast your senses on a fusion of flavours, showcasing the finest locally sourced ingredients transformed into delectable dishes. Whether you prefer seafood delicacies, succulent meats, or vegetarian options, Rocpool offers a diverse selection to cater to every palate.

    Day Six

    Scenic drive via Loch Ness

    You will begin your day with a glorious drive through one of Scotland’s most famous lakes, Loch Ness. You will wend your way along the picturesque roads that hug the shoreline and witness the captivating views of the deep and mysterious waters.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Loch Ness Monster, as you navigate the scenic route.

    Private boat tour of Loch Ness

    After your scenic drive, you will hop on board a private boat where you will explore the legendary waters of Loch Ness. This is a well-equipped cruise vessel that’s designed to provide you with a safe and comfortable adventure across these famous waters.

    Be captivated by the enchanting tales and fascinating history shared by knowledgeable guides, as they unravel the mysteries of Loch Ness, including its most famous resident, the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

    Urquhart Castle

    The majestic Urquhart Castle is one of the nation’s favourite fortresses as it’s seen on many postcards of Scotland. You will explore the remnants of this historic stronghold, which was taken by the English when King Edward I invaded in 1296.

    Here you will marvel at the towering stone walls and walk through the castle’s gatehouse as you imagine the lives of the clans who once called this place home.

    Lunch at Fiddlers Highland Restaurant

    Next, you will visit the Fiddlers Highland Restaurant – an award-winning establishment that’s been voted SLTN Whisky Bar of the Year five times. As well as an endless selection of whiskies, they offer an array of delicious dishes, including their award-winning haggis. Here you will experience some of Scotland’s most traditional food before you set off on your next event of the day.

    Eilean Donan Castle

    Perched on a small island where three lochs meet is the famous Eilean Donan Castle. A visit here offers a spectacular picturesque setting where the castle’s medieval architecture is reflected in the surrounding waters and rugged landscapes.

    You will explore the castle’s interior, uncovering centuries of history and admiring the well-preserved rooms and artefacts. Immerse yourself in the stories of the MacRae clan and learn about the castle’s strategic importance in Scottish history.

    Cross the Isle of Skye Bridge and arrive on Skye

    After Eilean Donan Castle, you will cross the iconic Isle of Skye Bridge and into one of Scotland’s most famous and beautiful islands. As you set foot on Skye, you’ll be greeted by a panorama of awe-inspiring landscapes, where rugged mountains, dramatic coastlines, and mythical charm converge.

    Accommodation: Duisdale House Hotel, Isle of Skye (3 Nights)

    Your accommodation will be the famous Duisdale Hotel – an elegant Victorian mansion that will make you feel right at home with stylish furnishings and modern amenities. This famous establishment is nestled in the midst of serene surroundings, lush gardens, and panoramic views that invite a sense of peace and rejuvenation.

    The staff are attentive and will cater to your every need to ensure that your stay at Duisdale House Hotel is nothing short of extraordinary.

    Dinner: Duisdale House Hotel

    Tonight you will indulge in the hotel’s two AA rosette restaurant that will provide you with a culinary experience to delight your senses. From delectable seafood delicacies to mouthwatering meat dishes and vibrant vegetarian options, each dish is carefully crafted with precision and creativity.

    You will also be spoilt by an extraordinary collection of Scottish Malt whiskies and gins that will help you wind down as you reflect on a day of adventure.

    Day Seven

    Fairy Pools

    Your first event of the day is a visit to the legendary Fairy Pools – a natural wonder located in the enchanting landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Here you will be captivated by the crystal-clear waters cascading down a series of waterfalls and forming picturesque pools of vibrant blue and green hues. Traverse along the scenic trails, surrounded by majestic mountains and verdant countryside, as you make your way to these ethereal pools.

    Dunvegan Castle

    After the Fairy Pools, you will embark on a historical trip to the famous Dunvegan Castle – a magnificent stronghold that dates back as far back as the 1200s. Approaching the castle you will be awe-struck by its dramatic setting on the shores of Loch Dunvegan.

    You will explore the centuries-old halls, adorned with historic artefacts, ancestral portraits, and exquisite tapestries, as knowledgeable guides bring the stories of the MacLeod Clan to life. A visit to this famous stronghold will give you a glimpse of Scotland’s rich heritage.

    Lunch at the Old School Restaurant

    The Old School Restaurant was once a school in the 1870s but was then revamped into a restaurant in 1985. Steeped in history and character, the Old School Restaurant offers a unique and inviting atmosphere, serving customers an array of exquisite dishes from only the best locally sourced produce. From mouthwatering seafood dishes to succulent meats and delightful vegetarian options, each plate is a masterpiece of flavour and creativity.

    Neist Point

    After lunch, you will be escorted to the most westerly part of Skye, Neist Point. As you approach this dramatic cliff-top vantage point, you’ll be greeted by sweeping views of the rugged coastline and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

    You will have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll along the well-marked paths, surrounded by stunning landscapes and the soothing sound of crashing waves below.

    Return to Duisdale House Hotel

    Once you have taken in the breathtaking views of Neist Point, you will be escorted back to the Duisdale House Hotel for a period of relaxation before dinner.

    Dinner: Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye

    Dinner will be served at Kinloch Lodge – a famous restaurant led by Chef Jordan Webb, a culinary genius who has cooked an array of different dishes and styles across the globe. Prepare to be tantalized by a menu that showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients, expertly crafted into exquisite dishes that marry traditional Scottish flavours with modern culinary techniques. You will also have the chance to try their extraordinary wine list which includes 122 different bottles.

    Day Eight

    Talisker Distillery

    You will begin the day with a visit to the famous Talisker whisky distillery. Prepare to step into a world of craftsmanship and immerse yourself in the rich heritage and traditions of this iconic Scottish distillery.

    You will embark on a guided tour through the whisky-making process, from the malting floor to the copper stills, and learn about the unique production methods that give Talisker its distinctive character. And of course, you will be able to indulge in a few drams at the end.

    Visit the town of Uig

    Situated on the island’s northern coast, Uig offers a picturesque setting surrounded by rolling hills, rugged cliffs, and stunning sea views. Here you will take a leisurely stroll through the town, and explore its quaint streets lined with traditional houses and shops.

    Lunch at The Ferry Inn

    The Ferry Inn is a cosy and stylish 19th-century island inn that boasts stunning views of the village harbour. Delight in a menu that showcases the best of locally sourced ingredients, expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds. Choosing From freshly caught seafood dishes, hearty pub classics, and vegetarian options, you will enjoy a hearty lunch that promises to satisfy the taste buds.

    Kilt Rock

    After lunch, you will embark on a mesmerizing visit to Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, a natural wonder on the Isle of Skye. Here you will witness the awe-inspiring sight of the falls plunging dramatically over the cliff edge, cascading down into the sea below, and marvel at the striking geological formations of Kilt Rock, which resemble the pleats of a traditional Scottish kilt.

    This unique combination of towering cliffs, a majestic waterfall, and sweeping vistas creates a truly memorable experience for nature lovers and photographers alike.

    Old Man of Storr

    You will then visit the iconic landmark, the Old Man of Storr. Set off on a scenic hike along well-marked trails, making your way through rugged terrain and ancient rock formations. As you ascend, be prepared to be enchanted by the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding hills, sparkling lochs, and dramatic coastline.

    You will then reach the pinnacle and witness the majestic sight of the Old Man of Storr, a towering rock formation that stands as a testament to the forces of nature.

    Portree

    Portree is a beautiful and quaint seaside town that promises a memorable blend of scenic beauty, cultural charm, and warm hospitality. Stroll through its colourful streets lined with picturesque buildings, quaint shops, and cosy cafés. Explore the bustling harbour, where fishing boats gently bob in the water, creating a serene and picturesque scene. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the town, where traditional Scottish charm meets modern comforts.

    Dinner: Antlers Bar & Grill, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Located in the centre of Portree, is the famous Antlers Bar & Grill, where you will experience a fantastic gastronomic journey of Scottish delicacies. Stepping into this fine establishment, you will feel the warmth from the cosy and inviting ambience, where friendly staff await to guide you through an exquisite culinary experience.

    Pair your meal with a carefully-curated wine list or explore the extensive selection of Scottish whiskies, adding an extra layer of sophistication to your dining experience.

    Day Nine

    Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig

    After breakfast, you will take the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig, a scenic route that spans the enchanting waters of the Sound of Sleat. Settle into the comfortable ferry and take in the panoramic views of the rugged coastline and majestic mountains that surround you.

    Visit Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct

    You will then visit the famous Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct which are set in the midst of stunning Scottish scenery and mountains. This iconic location gained worldwide fame as the backdrop for the Hogwarts Express, as it gracefully steamed across the viaduct in the beloved film series.

    Here you will marvel at the engineering and take a leisurely stroll through the surrounding grounds, where history comes alive. You will have the opportunity to explore the visitor centre and delve into the stories of the Jacobite Rising and Bonnie Prince Charlie, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of the area.

    Lunch at Crannog Seafood Restaurant

    Situated on a floating platform by the shores of Loch Linnie, this unique restaurant offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and sparkling waters. The Crannog Seafood restaurant offers guests a warm and inviting ambience where the focus is on serving the finest and freshest seafood sourced from local waters.

    Feast on an array of culinary delights, from succulent West Coast mussels to freshly caught fish prepared with creative flair. The menu also features vegetarian and meat options, ensuring there is something to satisfy every palate. Savour the flavours of Scotland as you enjoy dishes crafted with passion and expertise.

    Mountain Gondola

    After lunch, you will visit the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola. Here you will ascend to new heights as you board the gondola and ascend the slopes of Aonach Mor, the ninth-highest mountain in Britain. You will be captivated by the panoramic views that unfold before your eyes, showcasing the rugged beauty of the surrounding peaks and glens.

    Accommodation: Inverlochy Castle, Fort William (1 Night)

    Your accommodation for the night will be at the legendary Inverlochy Castle, a Victorian establishment. Approaching the castle you will be captivated by its stately presence and breathtaking surroundings.

    The castle’s magnificent interiors, adorned with exquisite details and luxurious furnishings, create an ambience of timeless grandeur and refined sophistication. From the moment you step inside, the warm and welcoming staff will make you feel right at home, catering to your every need.

    Dinner: Inverlochy Castle

    Once you have settled into this Victorian Castle, it will be time to have dinner at the prestigious Seasgair restaurant. Immerse yourself in a world of gastronomic delights as skilled chefs create exquisite dishes using the finest local ingredients, accompanied by an extensive selection of wines. Here you will relax in the elegant surroundings of the castle’s walls as you reflect on today’s adventure.

    Day Ten

    Drive through Glencoe

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a scenic drive through the beautiful Glencoe – a historic glen that’s renowned for its breathtaking scenery, including rugged mountains, sparkling lochs, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic landscapes.

    The glen is known for the infamous Glencoe Massacre of 1692, a tragic event that involved the killing of the MacDonalds, who were perceived as Jacobite rebels. Here you will wind along the picturesque road, flanked by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and verdant valleys.

    Hagrid’s Hut Location

    After your scenic drive through Glencoe, you will embark on a magical journey and immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter with a visit to the location of Hagrid’s Hut. Led by experienced guides from The Walking Northerners, you’ll trek through the stunning landscapes that served as the backdrop for Hagrid’s Hut in the Harry Potter films.

    Lunch at the Laroch Restaurant and Bar

    Lunch will be served at the cosy Laroch Restaurant and Bar where you will have an opportunity to try their wide variety of succulent dishes that cover all of the Scottish classics.

    Stop at Castle Stalker View

    Once you have satisfied your appetite, you will then venture through the stunning Scottish landscape to your next destination, Castle Stalker. This iconic castle, perched on a rocky islet, is a sight to behold.

    Here you will admire its medieval architecture, surrounded by tranquil waters and breathtaking scenery, explore the exterior of the castle, capture incredible photos, and immerse yourself in its rich history and legends.

    Falconry at Isle of Eriska Hotel

    Next, you will visit the beautiful Isle of Eriska Hotel where you will immerse yourself in a unique falconry experience. Under the guidance of expert falconers, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic birds of prey and learn about their fascinating behaviours.

    Accommodation: Isle of Eriska Hotel,
    Private Island – Near Oban (2 Nights)

    The Eriska Hotel will be your place of accommodation for the night. Here you will experience refined elegance and warm hospitality as you step into beautifully appointed accommodation that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

    You will also have the chance to wind down in the hotel’s luxurious spa facilities before having dinner.

    Dinner: The Isle of Eriska

    Dinner will be at the Isle of Eriska Hotel where you will indulge in a refined and exquisite dining experience that showcases the best of Scottish cuisine.

    Here you will experience the flavours of the region as the restaurant’s talented team will only serve you locally grown and sourced ingredients.

    From their own kitchen garden, the chefs harvest fresh herbs and vegetables, while their apiaries provide honey for a touch of sweetness. This will be the perfect way to wind down after a long day of adventure.

    Day Eleven

    Oban

    You will begin your day with a visit to the famous resort town of Oban. Known as The Gateway to the Isles due to its convenient access to the Hebridean islands, Oban is famous for its picturesque bay, rolling hills and charming architecture.

    As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the bustling Oban Harbour, where fishing boats and ferries dock, creating a lively maritime atmosphere. The town itself is compact and easily explored on foot, with a mix of traditional buildings, cosy pubs, and a variety of shops and restaurants which you will have the chance to explore.

    McCaig’s Tower

    McCaig’s Tower is one of the most famous landmarks of Oban, adding a touch of grandeur to the already stunning coastal scenery. The tower was built in the late 19th century by a local banker named John Stuart McCaig. Inspired by the Colosseum in Rome, he intended the tower to serve as a grand monument and a lasting tribute to his family.

    Although the tower was never completed according to its original plan, it stands today as an intriguing and visually striking structure.Here you will explore its history, marvel at its unique architecture and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere while taking in the breathtaking views.

    Lunch at EE-USK

    After McCaig’s Tower, it will be time to have lunch at the renowned EE-USK – a world-famous seafood restaurant that will spoil you with an array of exquisite seafood dishes, ranging across scallops, langoustines, mussels, and oysters from the cold Scottish waters. You will dine in luxury with a fabulous view that overlooks the famous Oban Bay.

    Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour

    After lunch, it will be time to get up close to the Scottish wildlife by exploring one of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Departing from the coastal town of Oban, this tour takes you on a thrilling journey through the legendary Corryvreckan Whirlpool, a powerful and mesmerizing marine phenomenon.

    You will then have the chance to spot a variety of creatures, including seals basking on rocks, dolphins leaping through the waves, and even majestic whales if you’re lucky.

    Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

    Next, it will be time to visit the famous Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel where you embark on a captivating journey through Scotland’s rich history and architectural heritage. Located near Oban on the west coast of Scotland, this ancient stronghold offers a glimpse into the medieval past of the region.

    Dating back to the 13th century, the castle has witnessed centuries of events and played a significant role in Scotland’s historical narrative. Exploring the castle grounds, you’ll have the opportunity to wander through its atmospheric ruins and imagine the lives of the noble families and warriors who once called it home.

    Stay at the Isle of Eriska Hotel

    Once you have finished exploring Dunstaffnage Castle and Chape, you will be escorted back to the Isle of Eriska Hotel where you will have the chance to relax before dinner.

    Dinner: The Isle of Eriska

    Dinner will once again be at the luxurious Isle of Eriska. After a long day of adventure, you will satisfy your appetite with the hotel’s exquisite culinary offerings. As you savour your meal, you’ll have the pleasure of selecting from a curated collection of fine wines that perfectly complement the flavours on your plate.

    Day Twelve

    Visit the town of Inveraray

    After a luxurious breakfast, you will be escorted to the beautiful town of Inveraray. Located by the shores of Loch Fyne, Inveraray offers a picturesque setting surrounded by scenic landscapes. Strolling through the town centre is like stepping back in time. The well-preserved Georgian architecture adds a touch of elegance to the streets, with traditional shops, tearooms, and pubs lining the way.

    Visit Inveraray Castle

    Inveraray Castle is a famous stronghold that dates back to 1450. Here you will explore the opulent interiors filled with stunning artwork, tapestries, and antique furnishings. During your visit, you will learn about the history of the Duke of Argyll’s ancestral home and indulge in the picturesque views of Loch Fyne.

    Lunch at Samphire

    After your tour of Inveraray Castle, it will be time to have lunch at the famous Samphire Seafood Restaurant. This is a culinary delight for any seafood lover. From succulent lobster and plump oysters to flavorful scallops and delicate fish, each bite transports you to the pristine waters of the Scottish coast.

    With its warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive service, and a menu showcasing the best of Scotland’s coastal bounty, this will be the perfect place for you to relax before your next stop.

    Scenic Drive Along Loch Lomond

    After lunch, you will drive past Scotland’s biggest lake, Loch Lomond. The scenic route will unfold before your eyes, revealing the tranquil waters of the loch, framed by towering mountains and lush green landscapes.

    Seaplane Tour

    After your scenic drive past Loch Lomond, it will be time for you to take to the skies. As you step aboard the seaplane, you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable pilots who will guide you on an unforgettable aerial adventure.

    From the air, you’ll witness the majesty of Scotland’s lochs, mountains, and islands, capturing unparalleled views that will leave you in awe.

    Accommodation: Cameron House, Loch Lomond (1 Night)

    After a long day of adventure, it will be time for you to travel to the luxurious establishment, Cameron House, where you will stay for the night. This five-star hotel offers a seamless blend of breathtaking natural beauty and world-class hospitality.

    From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in elegance and comfort, surrounded by stunning views of the loch and the picturesque countryside. The hotel boasts a range of opulent accommodations, fine dining options, and a host of recreational activities, including golf, spa treatments, and water sports.

    Dinner: Cameron House Grill, in Cameron House

    Located within the prestigious Cameron House on Loch Lomond, you will indulge in an exquisite dining experience at the Cameron Grill. The elegant and sophisticated ambience sets the stage for a memorable evening as you peruse the menu, which showcases a range of succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and innovative dishes inspired by Scottish and international cuisines.

    The attentive and knowledgeable staff ensure impeccable service, guiding you through a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

    Day Thirteen

    Stirling Castle

    You will begin your last day in Scotland with a visit to the historic Stirling Castle. Perched high on Castle Hill, the castle overlooks the city of Stirling and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

    It was a significant castle because it controlled the route from the south of Scotland to the north. In 1314 the Scots were besieging the English in the castle and an English army came to relieve it. This led to the important battle of Bannockburn which the Scots won. A tour of the castle will show you its French-influenced architecture as well as giving you insights into the history of Scotland.

    Wallace Monument

    After Stirling Castle, you will visit the Wallace Monument, perched on the rocky hill of the Abbey Craig from which the Scottish army led by William Wallace launched its attack on the English at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.

    The Wallace Monument is 220ft tall and has neo-gothic architecture providing an elegant viewpoint from where you can see much of central Scotland. A visit here will give you an insight into Scotland’s greatest hero, William Wallace.

    The Allanwater Café

    Next, it will be time to have lunch at the Allanwater Cafe at one of Scotland’s more exclusive residential areas, Bridge of Allan. The traditional Scottish food with a gourmet flair will not only tantalize your taste buds but will also set you up for the rest of the day.

    Drive Over Forth Road Bridge

    After a hearty lunch, you will be escorted over the Forth Road Bridge – one of three bridges, each from a different century to span the wide Firth of Forth. Crossing the bridge will give you views from, one direction to the open sea, and looking around you will be able to see all the way to the great hills of the west.

    During your drive, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture memorable photographs or simply soak in the stunning scenery.

    Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (1 Night)

    This will be your last stop and you will be escorted once again to the Balmoral Hotel where you will have a chance to unwind in its luxurious surroundings before dinner.

    Dinner: Number One Restaurant, in The Balmoral Hotel

    Number One Balmoral is a 4 AA Rosette Restaurant that provides a culinary journey showcasing the finest Scottish ingredients and innovative flavours. With a reputation for excellence, Number One offers a sophisticated and elegant setting, providing you with a preeminent location to unwind, and wind up your trip to Scotland.

    Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by an atmosphere of refinement and impeccable service. From beautifully plated appetizers to exquisite main courses and decadent desserts, the dishes at Number One are a testament to the culinary expertise and creativity of the chefs.

    The restaurant’s sommelier will guide you through an extensive wine list, offering a selection of carefully curated wines to perfectly complement your meal as you reflect on your magical journey to Caledonia.

    Day Fourteen - Transfer to the airport

    After a hearty Scottish breakfast to mark your goodbye to Caledonia, it will be time for you to return home. Your chauffeur driver will convey you to the airport where you will say your final goodbyes. From everyone at MV Luxury Travel, we wish you a safe return home filled with unforgettable memories.