Castles and distilleries, formal gardens and boundless meadows, friendly people and unforgettable stories: It can all be found in Scotland. Be you nature buff or shopaholic, history enthusiast or whisky connoisseur, art lover or fierce outdoorsmen, the stunning scenery, captivating cities and charming people of Scotland are sure to make you feel right at home.
Welcome to Singular Scotland
This morning, you arrive on the outskirts of Edinburgh, where a private transfer will pick you up and deliver you to your elegant hotel deep in the heart of the city center and throbbing with the hum of Scottish life. Take some time to drop off your luggage and refresh from the transatlantic flight before setting out to climb the gentle rise of Calton Hill, where you’ll encounter some of the country’s most well-known monuments as well as phenomenal views over the city, the nearby Firth of Forth and the surrounding countryside beyond. Gaze up to the slate grey tower that marks a memorial to Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, witness the eerie incompleteness of the National Monument that’s dedicated to the Scottish dead in the Napoleonic Wars, and check the fluted columns of the Dugald Stewart Monument before making your way back down the hill and to the city center.
More incredible views of the city and its environs can be gained by climbing the 200-foot Gothic spire of the memorial to Sir Walter Scott, while shopping can be had in the New Town section. Opt for a dinner at the small but spectacular Witchery restaurant, immediately adjacent to Edinburgh castle and boasting delicious fare, excellent service, and one of the best wine lists in the city.
Scotch History and Scotch Whisky
Through the Highlands Via The Great Glen
Failed Rebellions and the Home of Macbeth
From Blair Castle to Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile and Other Attractions
Saying Goodbye to Scotland the Brave
From the annals of medieval British chroniclers to the celluloid of the silver screen, Scotland is a country that is filled with history and legends. It’s a country made up of warrior poets and loveable outlaws, as well as daring princes fighting for a crown and solitary pipers playing tunes that waft over the weathered stretches of the Scottish Highlands. This weeklong Scotland vacation will show you all of this and more, from the modern streets of Scotland’s greatest cities to the unconquerable wilderness of the savage north, from high culture in an aristocratic manor to high winds blowing from the shores of Loch Ness; it’s all within the presence of some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet.
Learn about Scotland’s numerous rebellions against her mighty neighbor to the south as you stride the defenses of Stirling Castle and survey the fields of Culloden. Explore the country’s more sophisticated side, from the museums of Edinburgh to the Old High Church in Inverness. Weave your way through the famous Highlands, from the valleys of the Great Glen to the endless stretch of Loch Ness. And, of course, have a taste of the finest single malts in the world at one of the nation’s oldest distilleries.
If you’ve ever longed to live in the pages of a Walter Scott novel and you’ve never been put off by the thought of haggis, if you’ve always wanted to see the spectacular scenery of the Highlands and found yourself longing for nice spot of whisky, or if you’ve ever wanted to experience life in all its incarnations, from natural beauty to urban splendor, then this is the trip for you. Scotland is unique and unforgettable, memorable and magical, fun and friendly and truly fantastic. And it’s waiting for you to visit.
$2,095 per person (excluding international flights)
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