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Essential Scotland

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A whirlwind tour of Scotland, packed with top sights and iconic landmarks, all in just 7 days! From Edinburgh, journey into the Highlands and onto the enchanting Isle of Skye. Along the way, you’ll traverse legendary locales like Loch Ness and Glen Coe, ensuring an unforgettable week of Scottish exploration.

 

Arrive in Edinburgh where your accommodation awaits. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be waiting for you at the airport. Spend the afternoon leisurely exploring the city. Walk along the historic Royal Mile, delve into the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and discover Edinburgh Castle's grandeur. With numerous museums and landmarks nearby, your evening promises a delightful introduction to Edinburgh's charm.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

Embark on your road trip by collecting your rental car and hitting the road! Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque stops like the charming village of Dunkeld and the historic Blair Castle, dating back to the 13th century. As you journey through the Cairngorms National Park, consider visiting the Highland Folk Museum to delve into Scotland's rich heritage.

 

Upon reaching Inverness, explore the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, where the last battle on British soil took place in 1746, signaling a turning point for the Highlands. Nearby, don't miss the ancient Clava Cairns, comprising tombs and standing stones dating back around 4,000 years.

 

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

Today's adventure transports you from Inverness to the renowned Isle of Skye. Along the way, follow the captivating shores of Loch Ness, where you can embark on a boat tour in search of the legendary monster or explore the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle. As you continue your journey, don't miss the opportunity to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. Upon reaching Skye, pause in the picturesque village of Portree to marvel at its colorful buildings and indulge in local cuisine at a charming restaurant.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

 

Explore the wonders of Skye at your leisure today. Begin by driving to the northern reaches of the island, where the Trotternish Peninsula awaits with its breathtaking landscapes. Take a stroll to the mystical Fairy Glen or marvel at the iconic Old Man of Storr rock pinnacle. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Kilt Rock Waterfall, the intriguing Quiraing, and the An Corran Beach at Staffin, where ancient dinosaur footprints may be spotted.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

 

Embark on a scenic journey southward to the Sleat Peninsula today, where you'll be treated to stunning beaches, serene lochs, and picturesque glens. Consider making a stop at the Talisker Distillery for a taste of authentic Scotch whisky, or venture on a hike to the enchanting Fairy Pools nestled at the base of the Black Cuillin Hills.

In the afternoon, board a ferry at Armadale bound for Mallaig on the mainland. As you drive towards Fort William, take the opportunity to visit the idyllic Camusdarach Beach and the historic Glenfinnan. Don't miss the chance to explore the Glenfinnan Monument, offering panoramic views of Loch Shiel, and marvel at the iconic viaduct, renowned for its appearances in films such as Harry Potter.

 

Rest for the night in Fort William area.

 

Ferry (Armadale to Mallaig): 30 minutes

 

Today's adventure brings you back to Edinburgh, offering a scenic drive across the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Along the way, you'll be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Glen Coe, renowned as Scotland's most iconic and picturesque valley. Traverse through the splendor of the national park, soaking in the breathtaking landscapes.

 

For a delightful photo opportunity, be sure to visit Doune Castle, a historic gem featured in numerous films and TV series. If time permits, consider stopping by Stirling Castle, a must-see attraction steeped in Scottish history, or marvel at the impressive Kelpies, two colossal horse-head sculptures that stand as symbols of Scotland's heritage and culture.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

On your departure day, consider indulging in some last-minute shopping, exploring one of Edinburgh's renowned museums, or taking a leisurely stroll through the charming city center, soaking in the atmosphere before bidding farewell to this captivating destination.

Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be returned at the airport.

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  • Discover Scotland's top attractions amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the renowned Isle of Skye.

  • Stroll beside the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness and explore the castle nestled along its shores.

  • Take a leisurely walk up the historic Royal Mile and uncover the treasures of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.

  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring natural splendor of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Indulge in serene moments surrounded by nature's tranquility at Trossachs National Park.

  • Capture the iconic Eilean Donan Castle through your lens.

  • Embark on an exploration of the Highland's hub, Inverness, and its surrounding landscapes.

  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Glen Coe.

  • Edinburgh - 2 Nights
  • Inverness - 1 Night
  • Isle of Skye - 2 Nights
  • Fort William - 1 Night
  • Accommodation (Comfort Plus/Deluxe) for 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice
  • All ferry crossings, as per itinerary
  • A detailed and well-organized travel itinerary with necessary documents
  • A convenient travel backpack
  • A universal travel adapter
  • A handy rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags for easy identification
  • A practical documents wallet to keep your essentials organized

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Emily Martinez

September 7, 2023

Absolutely loved our time exploring Scotland with GoIrishTours. The Scottish Supreme Package is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Cawdor Castle and the enchanting Edinburgh Castle. The attention to detail and service were top-notch!

Robert Turner

August 19, 2019

GoIrishTours exceeded our expectations with the Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package. The knowledgeable guides made history come alive at Edinburgh Castle and St Andrews Castle. The Loch Ness Cruise was a highlight – breathtaking scenery at every turn.

Sarah Davis

October 28, 2019

Our GoIrishTours experience on the Scottish Supreme Package was phenomenal. The historical richness of Glamis Castle and Stirling Castle left us in awe. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful touch. Definitely a must for castle enthusiasts!

Michael Thompson

May 20, 2019

The Scottish Supreme Package by GoIrishTours was a dream come true! The castles were magnificent, and the Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of mystery to the journey. St Andrews Castle & Cathedral stole our hearts. Thank you for the amazing memories!

Jennifer Anderson

July 12, 2019

My family and I had an unforgettable time exploring Scotland with GoIrishTours on the Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package. The visits to Cawdor Castle, Edinburgh Castle, and Loch Ness were absolutely breathtaking. The tour was well-organized, and we appreciated the attention to detail. Highly recommend!