The stolid structures of Edinburgh and the graceful facades of Glasgow, the sight of tartan kilts flapping in the breeze, the smell of the sea air whipping along the shore, the taste of a world-class single malt whisky: All these things and more are waiting for you in Scotland. And there’s never been a better time to experience them yourself.
Edinburgh – Welcome to Scotland
This morning, you touch down in enchanting Edinburgh, where a private driver will be waiting to take you from the airport to your luxurious and elegant hotel in the heart of Scotland’s bustling capital. After dropping off your luggage and freshening up, you’ll get the unique opportunity to explore this fantastic city in a truly one-of-a-kind way: as you take to the air in a privately guided helicopter tour over the area, taking in the incredible scenery and gorgeous buildings that fill the landscape. After touching down, you’ll travel to the nearby port city of Leith, where you can enjoy lunch on some of the finest food in the city at one of the area’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
After this delectable meal, return to Edinburgh to perambulate through the Georgian architecture of the New Town, from the red sandstone walls of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to the beautiful graves and monuments that fill the Old Calton Burial Ground. The New City is also the commercial heart of Edinburgh and home to the city’s best shopping, from the home goods at Grays of Edinburgh on George Street to the world’s most famous fashion houses on Multrees Walk.
Edinburgh – Walking the Capital’s Thoroughfare
Edinburgh – The Scottish Lowlands
Edinburgh – The Center of the Whisky World
Inverness – From Culloden to Inverlochy
Glasgow – A Gorgeous Glen and a Lovely Loch
Glasgow – Scotland’s Biggest City and an Unforgettable Excursion
Glasgow – Departure
- Get an unforgettable glimpse of Scotland’s capital city as you soar over Edinburgh in a private helicopter ride, taking in the fantastic cityscape and the inspiring country that lies beyond
- Visit Stirling Castle, one of the most important buildings of its kind in the country, before touring the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home to Scotland’s oldest university and the birthplace of golf
- Enjoy the many fabulous sights and exciting activities of Scotland’s northwest, from the stately majesty of Blair Castle to the tasty offerings at one of the country’s best-loved whisky distilleries
- Explore Scotland’s best countryside from the ground and from the air, as you wind your way through Glen Coe and past Loch Lomond and take an unforgettable balloon ride over the inspiring Trossachs region
- Walk the streets of Glasgow, taking in the gorgeous Victorian architecture and the memorable exhibits at the inimitable Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
From the drone of bagpipes floating over the heathered plains and plunging valleys of the Highlands to the shops that line Princes Street in the New Town of Edinburgh, Scotland is a country filled with elegance and grandeur, sophistication and class, high culture and high fashion and high hills offering brilliant vistas over the surrounding countryside. This eight-day tour will show you all of it in truly indulgent style, taking you to the finest hotels and sending you on the most luxurious adventures that this truly unforgettable nation has to offer. And with friendly and engaging locals at every turn, this is sure to be a journey that you’ll always remember.
Start your journey in enchanting Edinburgh, Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital, where you’ll experience the city in truly regal splendor, from a stroll down the Royal Mile to a helicopter ride far above the city streets. Reconnoiter the iconic Scottish Highlands, taking in all that this fascinating region has to offer, from the world’s best single malts to castles that are truly unmatched in their grandeur. Make your way down through Scotland’s spectacular west as you pass by some of the best-known natural landmarks in Great Britain, and end your once-in-a-lifetime journey in the throbbing hum of Glasgow, the UK’s third largest city, and a place renowned for its inestimable culture and inimitable style.
This is the country made famous by the novels of Walter Scott and the verses of Robert Burns, a home of warriors and poets, rogue and patriots, history that will stir your heart and natural panoramas that will take your breath away. From a scenic stroll along the shores of Loch Ness to afternoon tea in the birthplace of golf, you haven’t seen Scotland until you see it like this.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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