To give you some ideas for your tailor-made holiday we have created three Sample Tours in three distinct area of Scotland. The starting prices are per person, based on 4 people travelling, sharing twin or double room.
From Edinburgh travel north to the historically rich Kingdom of Fife and stay in St Andrews for one night’s stopover before continuing north to Aberdeenshire, home of the famous Speyside malt whisky distilleries and majestic castles. After 2 nights travel to the iconic Loch Ness region, the heart of the Highlands and immerse yourself in the ancient scenery and Highlander folklore before journeying back south to Edinburgh to explore Scotland’s capital.
Adminssions (relatively small charges) to Castles and Distilleries are not included for ease of flexibility of the tour.
COST PER PERSON: £1694 UK POUNDS (Based on 4 people travelling) (approximately $2125 USD based on £1 = $1.25 USD)
From Edinburgh follow the River Forth west to the huge plain at Stirling dominated by the Castle and Wallace Monument before heading for the hills and lochs of the Trossachs National Park. Pass through the brooding majesty of Glencoe and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Skye by steam train. Leave the dramatic landscape of the Cuillin Mountain Range for the secluded wilderness of Torridon in Wester Ross before returning to the Lowlands and Edinburgh.
COST PER PERSON based on 4 people travelling: £2859 UK POUNDS (approx $3586 USD based on £1 = $1.25 USD)
From Glasgow travel along the banks of Loch Lomond through the pass of Glencoe and the isolation of Ardnamurchan to the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull. Spend 2 nights at Glengorm Castle exploring the splendours of the north of the island before journeying to the south and crossing to tiny islands of Staffa and Iona. Back on the mainland visit Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll and travel down the scenic banks of Loch Fyne en route to the diverse landscapes Isle of Arran before returning to Glasgow.
COST PER PERSON: £1879 UK POUNDS (Based on 4 people travelling) (approximately $2357 USD based on £1 = $1.25 USD)
From Glasgow travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, to Inveraray Castle, featured in Downton Abbey. Travel through Glencoe, site of Outlander’s opening credits and James Bond’s Skyfall, and take the Jacobite Express (Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express) to Torridon on the North West, landscapes seen in Highlander. Soak up the history of the battle of Culloden near Loch Ness. Time in Edinburgh allows you to visit Midhope Castle and Culross for more Outlander sets, and Rosslyn Chapel from the Da Vinci Code.
COST PER PERSON based on 4 people travelling: £2875 UK POUNDS (approx $3606 USD based on £1 = $1.25 USD)
Enjoy the colour and fanfare of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and watch the amazing spectacle that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo before travelling to Stirlingshire to explore the castle and Wallace Monument. Partake in the Bridge of Allan Highland Games before staying the night in a Highland hideaway. Travel through magnificent scenery to Scone where the kings were crowned and head to the East Neuk of Fife to immerse yourself in the Pittenweem Art Festival before returning to Edinburgh.
COST PER PERSON: £1295 UK POUNDS (Based on 4 people travelling) (approximately $1625 USD based on £1 = $1.25 USD)