Rugged highlands, majestic castles, locally distilled whisky and some of the most scrumptious seafood in the world: discover the mystery of Scotland on this unique tour.
Head a little off the beaten path on this tour of Scotland’s rugged Highlands, coastal byways, and archaeological treasures. Nature reigns supreme in the Scottish Highlands where landscapes are exhilarating, threaded through with history and myths of dramatic resonance. Around steely lochs and imposing peaks, your private Driver Guide will expertly guide you through Scotland’s past and present.
Discover the historic city of Edinburgh, and stay in the historic, luxurious Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, known locally as the ‘Caley’. Discover the Old Town alleys along the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the castle, walk along the edge of Holyrood Park to reach the Sheep Heid Inn, a low-ceilinged pub that claims to have fed guests for six centuries.
Onwards to the home of golf, St Andrews, where the game evolved and where the spirit and traditions of golf have been safeguarded for over six centuries. If you are a golf-enthusiast, a golfing experience in St Andrews is a must. Landscape and history can’t help but impress in this area. Falkland Palace is one of Scotland’s most beautiful attractions and the former seat of the High Kings of Scotland since the fourteenth century.
Travel north through the most beautiful scenery in the north-east of Scotland, including the Cairngorms National Park, which is home to some of the country’s highest mountains and most stunning landscapes. Along the way, you will also pass through charming towns and villages, and drive alongside the River Spey, which is renowned for its salmon fishing. Taste and uncover the history of Whisky at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown and end the day on the leafy banks of the River Ness, at the idyllic 5-star, Ness Walk Hotel in Inverness.
The next day explore the town of Inverness and the mysterious Loch Ness region. Loch Ness, famous for its fabled monster Nessie, is the deepest lake in the British Isles and its mystery is enhanced by the dark peaty color of its waters.
Travel past Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to the coastal town of Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban is one of Scotland’s oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky. Take a tour of the senses at the Oban Distillery and sample a 14year old single malt with crystallized ginger. Landscape and history can’t help but impress in this area, this is a unique vacation all capped off by two nights in the artistic city of Glasgow.
This tour has the perfect mix of the best in Scottish Whisky, dramatic landscapes, mystical sites, evenings of entertainment, fine dining, and luxury accommodation. Contact one of our Luxury Private Travel consultants and let us plan your unique trip to Scotland today. Autumn or fall is the perfect time to visit Scotland.
We just got back from an incredible trip touring Ireland and Scotland. This was a trip that had been on our bucket list for many years. We are in our 70’s and we knew we wanted a private tour (no driving for us!) and after much research, we found Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Over the course of the next 17 months, we worked with many wonderful people at ICT, who answered our endless questions and emails to finalize our amazing itinerary.
Our personal driver guide, Paul Feehan, was the BEST!! He listened to us and took the time to make what we wanted…happen. Basically, Paul made our wishes come true. Paul started out as our driver guide but by the time we said goodbye in Edinburgh, he had become our friend.
We will always remember this trip with fondness and we can thank Ireland Chauffeur Travel for that!
Mitchell Family – April 2023