8 Day Family Tour of Scotland
7 Nights; 8 Days
InterContinental Edinburgh - The George Hotel, Edinburgh (Day 1, 2)
Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (Day 3)
Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (Day 4, 5)
Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe (Day 6)
Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond (Day 7)
Executive Vehicle and Private Driver Guide.
Your very own dedicated Travel Co-ordinator (assigned at point of booking).
Breakfast at all Hotels Included
Executive vehicle hire according to itinerary
Professional driver for route according to itinerary
Services of private local guides in activities according to itinerary
Admissions to all sites according to itinerary
Accommodations according to itinerary
Your very own dedicated Travel Co-ordinator (assigned at time of booking)
You will touch down in the beautiful and historic capital city, Edinburgh. At the moment you step through the airport doors, you will be greeted by one of our members of staff who will chauffeur you to the luxurious InterContinental Edinburgh George Hotel in the Classical New Town, which is actually over 200 years old.
Accommodation: InterContinental Edinburgh – The George Hotel, Edinburgh (2 Nights)
This iconic luxury hotel seamlessly blends its rich heritage with contemporary style, offering an extraordinary experience for you and your loved ones. As you enter the lobby, you’ll be greeted by a harmonious fusion of Georgian and modern design elements, exuding an air of opulence and grandeur.
The attention to detail is second to none, from the intricately carved woodwork to the plush furnishings that invite you to unwind and indulge. The guest rooms and suites at the George Hotel are meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and luxury.
Each space is thoughtfully adorned with tasteful furnishings, sumptuous fabrics, and modern amenities, ensuring a restful and unforgettable stay. The blend of classic and contemporary décor creates an ambience of refined sophistication, offering a sanctuary away from the bustling city.
Dinner: The Dome, Edinburgh
Dinner will be served at The Dome – an iconic architectural gem that’s only a stone’s throw away from the George. The Dome’s interior is a true masterpiece, boasting ornate ceilings adorned with breathtaking chandeliers, marble columns that exude regal splendour, and polished wood panelling that adds a touch of warmth and sophistication.
This magnificent venue, once a bank, now serves as a captivating destination for its visitors.
The culinary offerings at The Dome are nothing short of exceptional. The Grill Room, with its stately atmosphere and elegant décor, invites guests to indulge in a world-class dining experience.
From the finest Scottish beef to fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients, the menu is a testament to the commitment to quality and excellence. Impeccable service, attention to detail, and a diverse selection of wines and spirits further elevate the dining experience to new heights.
For a more relaxed setting, The Dome’s Café and Club offers a delightful haven for afternoon tea or a light meal. Surrounded by stunning stained glass windows, you can enjoy delectable pastries, freshly brewed tea, and a variety of savoury treats while basking in the ambience of refined tranquillity.
You will begin the day with a hearty breakfast that sets the stage for an eventful day ahead. The George Hotel will spoil you with a diverse range of succulent dishes, carefully prepared to provide you with the energy you need to seize the day.
Harry Potter Walking Tour Of Edinburgh
After breakfast, you will be taken on an enchanting journey through the magical streets of Edinburgh with Potter Trail Private Tours. Here you and your little ones will delve into the world of Harry Potter as knowledgeable guides lead you through the city’s hidden gems, sharing fascinating stories and captivating tales. This is an unforgettable experience for people of all ages!
Visit The Edinburgh Dungeon
After you have cast a few spells, you will step into the dark and twisted history of Edinburgh at the Dungeon. Prepare to be immersed in an interactive and spine-chilling experience, complete with live actors, special effects, and gripping storytelling.
Lunch at Luckenbooths
Savour a delightful culinary experience at Luckenbooths, where you’ll be treated to a charming ambience and a delectable menu. This hidden gem is the perfect setting for a memorable lunch, featuring savoury dishes crafted with local ingredients and tantalizing desserts that will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the flavours of Scotland.
Visit Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Once you have appeased your appetite, you will experience the wonders of optical illusions and mind-bending visual tricks at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Here you will explore the five floors of interactive exhibits, including a mesmerizing camera obscura show and mind-boggling holograms, taking you on an unforgettable journey into the realm of perception and imagination.
Return to The George
You will be escorted back to The George to wind down and get some rest before dinner.
Dinner: Contini, Edinburgh
After a long day of activities, you will experience the perfect blend of traditional Italian flavours and Scottish ingredients at the famous Contini. Nestled in the heart of the elegant New Town, the Contini will spoil you with an array of exquisite dishes, ranging from handmade pasta and wood-fired pizzas to fresh seafood and delectable desserts.
You will kickstart your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the InterContinental Edinburgh – The George Hotel. Once again, you will indulge in a tempting array
succulent dishes, meticulously crafted to fuel your energy and set the tone for an exciting day ahead.
The Three Bridges Cruise
You will begin your day with an unforgettable adventure on Forth Tours’ Three Bridges Cruise. Here you sail beneath the majestic Forth Bridges, marvel at their iconic beauty, and soak in the stunning panoramic views of the coastline. This will be a captivating journey that unveils the engineering marvels and natural wonders of Scotland’s beloved Forth estuary.
Next, you and your loved ones will be chauffeured further north to visit the beautiful town of Pitlochry. Nestled amidst the scenic Scottish Highlands, Pitlochry is a captivating gem. Here you will immerse yourself in the beauty of lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and charming Victorian architecture. Discover outdoor adventures, explore distilleries, and soak in the tranquillity of this enchanting Highland town.
Blair Castle Tractor Tour
After experiencing Pitlochry’s Highland charm, you will go on an exhilarating journey through the magnificent Atholl Estates on a thrilling Tractor Tour. You will discover the breathtaking landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park, spot wildlife, and learn about the rich history and heritage of this stunning Scottish Highland estate.
Accommodation: Atholl Palace, Pitlochry (1 Night)
After witnessing Scottish serenity in the Cairngorms National Park, you will escape to the luxurious Atholl Palace to stay for the night. This historic hotel exudes an air of timeless elegance, inviting you to step into a world of opulence and refinement.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the magnificent architecture, meticulously preserved to showcase its rich heritage.
Dinner: Verandah Restaurant, Pitlochry
You will have dinner at the luxurious Verandah Restaurant, located in Atholl Palace. This dining experience is a symphony of exquisite flavours, impeccable service, and breathtaking views.
The Verandah Restaurant takes pride in its commitment to showcasing the finest Scottish produce. The menu features a delectable fusion of traditional Scottish fare and international influences, expertly crafted by talented chefs. Each dish is a work of art, beautifully presented and infused with flavours that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Prepare for a morning of pure indulgence at Atholl Palace, where a truly fantastic breakfast experience awaits. Be prepared to tantalize your taste buds with a lavish Scottish breakfast spread.
Delight in the timeless classics that make this morning feast so special, featuring mouthwatering smoked salmon, succulent haggis, crispy bacon, locally sourced sausages, and golden hash browns.
Drive through the Cairngorms
After your fantastic Scottish breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful Cairngorms, consisting of ancient forests, sweeping glens, majestic mountains, and sparkling lochs.
House Of Bruar For Lunch
You will experience a culinary delight at the fabulous House of Bruar where luxury and gastronomy intertwine. Here you will taste the finest local produce and indulge in an extraordinary selection of dishes that showcase the true essence of Scottish cuisine.
From succulent Highland venison and melt-in-your-mouth smoked salmon to delicate seafood delicacies and delectable vegetarian options, each dish is meticulously prepared to perfection.
Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Next on the list, is a visit to the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, a favourite with children. You will witness the majestic reindeer in their natural habitat, guided by expert herders who share tales of their remarkable lives.
You and your loved ones will go on an exciting hill trip with these legendary creatures through the breathtaking Highland terrain, encountering the reindeer in their serene natural surroundings. Make sure to get your cameras out for this one – it will be one for the photo album.
Visit Culloden Battlefield
Taking a more historical twist, your next event will be a visit to the historic Culloden Battlefield where you will step back in time and witness the echoes of a pivotal moment in Scottish history. This will be a unique dissection into Scotland’s bloody past. You will explore the hallowed grounds where, in 1746, the Jacobite Rising met its tragic fate.
Accommodation: Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness (2 Nights)
After your historical tour at Culloden, you will be chauffeured to the luxurious Kingsmill Hotel. This will be you and your family’s chance to unwind from an eventful day and relax in their elegant rooms, suites and their famous spa.
Dinner: Conservatory Restaurant, Inverness
Once you have had time to relax and recuperate, you will have dinner at the Conservatory Restaurant inside the Kingsmill Hotel. Bathed in natural light, this luxurious dining haven offers a sophisticated ambience, delectable cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients, and impeccable service. There is even a special children’s menu to help keep the little ones satiated and energised for the day ahead.
You will awake to a special buffet breakfast at the Kingsmill Hotel where you will enjoy an array of different exquisite dishes.
After a hearty breakfast, you will explore the legendary Cawdor Castle – a jewel of Scottish heritage. On your tour, you will explore the opulent halls, exquisite tapestries, stunning gardens and get exclusive access to their hidden chambers. Your tour guide will share many of the castle’s captivating stories that date back as far as the 14th century.
Lunch at the Sun Dancer
Next, you will have lunch at The Sun Dancer where you will re-energise from an assortment of tantalising dishes that will satisfy your taste buds. The service here is warm and impeccable and the staff will serve you an exquisite range of cuisines for you to enjoy in front of the stunning views of the Moray Firth.
Byers Farm – General Farm Tour
Once you have appeased your appetite, you will visit the family-owned Byres Farm for a special behind-the-scenes agricultural experience. This will be a memorable visit for the little ones where they will have the chance to get up close to the cows, sheep and machinery that keeps this family business alive.
Return to Kingsmill Hotel
After a long day of travelling through the Highlands, it will be time to return to the luxurious Kingsmill Hotel to recuperate. Here you can take advantage of the opulent spa and reflect on your day’s adventure before dinner.
Tonight you will have a different culinary experience. You will swap the grandeur of luxury restaurants for the warm Highland comfort of a Scottish pub. This family-run gem has been acclaimed as Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue 2019 by the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards and Best Inverness Pub of the Year for 8 years running. Expect hearty but premium Scottish pub food mixed with lively Scottish music.
You will begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the Kingsmill Hotel that promises to tantalize your taste buds before setting off on your first activity.
Drive via Loch Ness
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic road trip along the captivating shores of Loch Ness, where you will traverse along roads that hug the picturesque loch, offering breathtaking vistas at every turn. Make sure to have your camera out – you don’t want to miss the Loch Ness monster!
Private Boat Tour Of Loch Ness
Next, you will experience a captivating boat tour across the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness. At this point you and your loved ones will cruise along the fabled lake, surrounded by majestic Scottish mountains and immerse yourselves in the stunning beauty of the landscape, while keeping a keen eye out for the legendary creature said to inhabit these depths.
Drive through Glencoe
Not many mountains in the world can topple the beauty and majesty of Glencoe. You will embark on a mesmerising drive through the breathtaking landscapes of this mountainous valley and wind your way along scenic roads flanked by towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and serene lochs. Prepare to be awe-struck by nature’s grandeur at every moment.
Lunch at the Crannog Seafood Restaurant
After much exploring, it will be time to satisfy your appetite at the esteemed Crannog Restaurant, nestled on the shores of Loch Linnhe. This famous restaurant takes pride in only serving the freshest Scottish seafood available, providing you with a fabulous dining experience.
You have already driven through Glencoe, now it’s time to jump right into an excellent family activity with tubing. This exhilarating event invites you to hop on an inflatable tube and slide down specially designed-slopes. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you twist, turn, and glide through the terrain, surrounded by the stunning vistas of Glencoe.
Accommodation: Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe (1 Night)
After a long day of adventure, family activities and exploring, it will be time to visit the Kingshouse Hotel – your place of residence for the night. This famous hotel offers a perfect blend of rustic charm and contemporary comfort where you will be welcomed in the warm ambience of the recently refurbished rooms, adorned with modern amenities and offering breathtaking views.
After a day of exploring the surrounding natural wonders, unwind in the cosy lounge, where crackling fires and a welcoming atmosphere create the perfect setting to relax and reflect.
Dinner: Kingshouse Restaurant, Glencoe
Dinner will be at the luxurious Kinghouse Restaurant, where you will have dinner with a phenomenal view of Glencoe. This restaurant will serve you an array of traditional Scottish cuisine that uses only the freshest, in-season ingredients.
But what makes the Kinghouse restaurant unique is that you can experience the intimacy of dome dining as you are served dinner in a transparent 360-degree chamber, giving you the best views of the legendary Glencoe.
You will embark on a delightful morning ritual as you awaken to a sumptuous breakfast at the Kingshouse Restaurant. Now will be your chance to appease your appetite before setting off on your final day of adventure.
Your first activity of the day will be a visit to the charming and quaint town of Callander. Here you will explore the enchanting streets lined with charming shops, cafes, and traditional buildings as you take in the lush landscapes that surround you.
Next, you will take part in an exhilarating outdoor adventure that takes you high up into the treetops at GoApe. Prepare to unleash your inner adventurer as you navigate through a series of treetop obstacles, including rope bridges, Tarzan swings, and zip lines. Each course is designed to test your agility, balance, and courage while offering breathtaking views of the surrounding forest.
Create cherished memories with your little ones as you embark on the perfect family activity that will be etched in their hearts forever. GoApe offers an adventure-filled experience where you and your little ones will bond, laugh, and create lasting moments together.
Accommodation: Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond (1 Night)
You will be chauffeured to the luxurious 5-star Cameron House Hotel by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, where you will spend your last night in Scotland. The breathtaking surroundings, opulent accommodations, and world-class amenities create a magical setting for a memorable farewell to the enchanting Scottish landscape.
Dinner: The Boat House Cameron House
Located within the stunning Cameron estate is the famous Boat House restaurant, where you will have dinner. As you spend your final night in Scotland, indulge in the tantalizing flavours that await you. The Boat House offers a gastronomic journey through delectable dishes crafted from the finest locally- sourced ingredients.
Immerse yourself in a warm and inviting atmosphere as you savour each bite, accompanied by breathtaking views of Loch Lomond. Let the impeccable service and the culinary artistry create an unforgettable dining experience, making your last night in Scotland unforgettable.
Day Eight - Transfer to the airport
After your final and sumptuous breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by your private chauffeur driver. This is where we will say farewell. We will hope that you had a truly magical experience at Private Tours Scotland and wish you a safe flight home.