Balmoral Castle, the Royal Family's summer home, in Scotland.

VIP Tour of Scotland: A Private Access Journey

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Fort William, Pitlochry...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Your exclusive tour of Scotland is custom-tailored to ensure every day focuses on creating a private access journey for your comfortable exploration. Castles retain their image of nobility as they rise above the dense forests and manicured gardens. Cobblestone streets take you back in time to the historical beginnings of fabled cities. The gentle swish of a golf club grazes the trimmed grass outside a historical society. Cathedral steeples...

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Trip Highlights

  • Traverse the grounds of the Royal Family's Country Home at Balmoral Castle located on 50,000 acres of pristine Scottish scenery outside of Pitlochry
  • Indulge in the luxurious flavors of malt whiskey during an exclusive tour of Dalwhinnie Distillery pairing sumptuous whiskeys with divine chocolates
  • Witness the extraordinary scenery of the Isle of Skye with a private driver and guide where the landscape brings legend to life
  • Wander the rugged coastline of St. Andrews on an exclusive tour of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, one of the most prestigious clubs in the world  
  • Explore the fascinating walls and vast grounds of Stirling Castle, which were originally constructed in the 16th century to house the seat of James V
  • Stroll Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at the heart of the city, connecting the dramatic sculpture of Edinburgh Castle and the elegant design of Holyrood Palace
  • Stand atop the scenic summit adorned with Urquhart Castle’s ruins and search Loch Ness for the legendary creature hiding in the waters

Detailed Description

This 10-day private access Scotland tour will have you living like royalty as you witness the country’s remarkable wonders in VIP comfort and style. Listen to the fireplace crackle as you settle into an old leather chair. A pub fills with laughter and the jovial conversation of locals. A castle opens the forest’s lush trees. The scenery erupts with colorful flowers and footbridges. Animals graze on the grassland and in the underbrush. Witness the plushness of noble manors and discover the unparalleled landscape of the Highlands and Scottish isles. During your vacation, you will find that the only thing greater than the history is the luxury.

You will begin in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The warehouse edge of the city’s past has been remodeled to highlight the historic streets and modern thinking. Your private transfer will escort you into the city and Glasgow will be yours to explore. A full-day private tour will take you around the historic cathedral and antique necropolis. See where the past stones meet the cosmopolitan in both architecture and art. Then, you will travel northbound to Fort William and visit Stirling Castle en route. The castle has been a Scottish stronghold for centuries and played a large role in the Scottish independence movement. Its plush interior provides insight into a royal lifestyle.

Traverse the lush lands of Glen Coe, discover the Great Glen, and enjoy a luxury cruise across the famous waters of Loch Ness. The legendary lake glistens against the emerald landscape. Your private transfer will take you to the Isle of Skye where you will wander along the back roads and mystical scenery as you view the Old Man of Storr and Fairy Glen. Then, enjoy a private whisky tour that ends in an indulgent tasting. Seaside villages alight with brightly painted homes. The island will be your oyster with your own private driver to escort you around the enticing landscape and charming towns. The luxuries continue in Pitlochry where you will sample the sensational flavors of the Dalwhinnie Distillery, visit the pristine edifice of Blair Castle, and explore the majestic grounds of Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family.

Outside of the charming town of Pitlochry is St. Andrews, home to the first university of Scotland and the birthplace of the game of golf. Indulge in an exclusive tour of the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse or tour the city’s historic cathedral. In Edinburgh, you will be embraced by the tremendous medieval past that continues to live in the everyday streets and buildings of Old Town. Your private transfer will meet you at your hotel to take you to the airport. Your time in Scotland will be filled with plush and lavish adventures that take you into the behind the scenes wonders.

Starting Price

$7,795 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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