Scotland Guided Tour

Edinburgh Castle, ScotlandEdinburgh Castle, Scotland

Planning a Trip to Scotland in 2025? Do you dream of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, the sound of the bagpipes and a wee dram of the finest Scottish whisky by a crackling log fire? Then why not join me on a luxurious 14 day small group tour of Scotland next year? Stay in unique Scottish lodgings including Castles, Manor houses and even an enchanting Loch Side Inn on the Isle of Skye. See all of the main sights, spectacular scenery and lots of Scotland's Hidden Gems without having to worry about any of the details or route planning. Learn about Scotland's history and culture and experience it for yourself on a Highland Cow farm experience or don your tartan for our Jacobite themed dinner, take a turn on the dance floor with the Highland dancers and listen to the Piper while he toasts the Haggis! Follow the Outlander Trail to Falkland, Culloden and the Clava Cairns. See the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter movie and keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse on the Loch Ness monster....

Breath taking Scottish scenery....Breath taking Scottish scenery....

The 2024 Tours of Scotland will start in Edinburgh, where you will have 2 nights accommodation with a welcome dinner on the first night and 2 free days of independent sight seeing (recommendations will be made prior to arrival) The guided part of the tour will begin on Monday with a visit to Rossyln Chapel (Da Vince Code) the picturesque village of Falkland (Outlander) and a guided walking tour of St Andrews. Before overnighting in Dundee and visiting Glamis Castle, Dunnotar and Stonehaven the next day. Followed by 2 nights in the 800 year old Mary Culter House Hotel with a Jacobite themed dinner, Piper and highland dancing in the great hall....  

Highland dancing in the Great Hall at MaryCulterHighland dancing in the Great Hall at MaryCulter

We will have a visit to the Gordon Highlanders, the best regiment in the world for over 200 years and you will get to meet and greet some pedigree Highland cows and calves on a working farm in Banchory close to Balmoral and the late Queen Elizabeth's own fold of Highland cows. Depending on opening times we will also visit Balmoral if possible and thereafter visit Braemar, the highest village in the Cairngorms, where she also attended the Highland games. You will get to see the most amazing scenery and even stay in a very special castle hotel, at the head of beautiful Glenshiel....

Blair Atholl Castle, PerthshireBlair Atholl Castle, Perthshire

We will also be visiting Blair Atholl, with its own private army and enjoying a whisky and chocolate pairing / tasting at Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in Scotland. We will be spending two nights in Inverness where you will have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights if we are lucky? A visit to Culloden Battlefield is also included as are the Clava Cairns, both must see sights if you have been watching the Outlander series on TV and no trip to Scotland would be complete without having a look out for the Loch Ness monster or visiting the iconic Eilean Donan Castle on the Kyle of Lochalsh which is probably the most photographed castle in Scotland...

Old Man of Storr, Isle of SkyeOld Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

Before crossing over (via land bridge) to the Isle of Skye for a two night to stay in a quaint little loch side hotel, and exploring the Cuillins, the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Kilt Rock, the Quaraing and the delightful painted village of Portree. We will then sail over the sea from Armadale to Mallaig on the mainland for some train spotting, we will hopefully see the Jacobite steam train on our way to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films before lunching in Fort William. We will then drive through infamous Glencoe, with a Skyfall photostop and Rannoch Mor for another two night stay in the seaside town of Oban....

SusanByron, Glencoe, ScotlandSusanByron, Glencoe, Scotland

Here you will have the option of taking a boat trip to Iona via the Isle of Mull or touring the surrounding countryside, taking in the magnificent St Conan's Kirk, the model town of Inverary and Kintail Birds of Prey before heading over to Luss the following day for a boat trip on bonny Loch Lomond. The tour will finish with a farewell dinner in Glasgow with an extra nights accommodation provided for more independent sightseeing there, recommendations will be included in the full itinerary which I will send to you if you would like to fill out the form below, Slainte Mhath, Susan    

Scotlands Hidden Gems Tour at Glamis CastleScotlands Hidden Gems Tour at Glamis Castle

Scottish Tour Dates as follows :-

September 28th-October 11th inclusive 2024 Sold Out

Price €6950 per person sharing /Maximum 24 per group 

October 19th-Nov 1st inclusive 2024 8 Spaces left

Price €6950 per person sharing /Maximum 24 per group

September 27th-October 10th inclusive 2025 12 Spaces left

Price €6950 per person sharing /Maximum 24 per group 

This is a super time for the Autumn Leaf Colour and seeing the Northern Lights Early Bird Discount of €450 per person will be applied to all bookings made before the 31st of August 2024

The tour price of €6950 includes all accommodation, food, visitor attractions & special events, government taxes, charges & gratuities, but excludes flights & insurance. Prices quoted are per person sharing in a double or twin room, with private bathroom. A single supplement of €1000 applies to solo occupancy. To secure your place on the above tours you will need to pay a €500 deposit with the balance payable in two instalments. If you wish to register your interest and receive a detailed Itinerary for the 2024 Tour of Scotland, please fill out the form below, thank you Susan.

Scottish Tour Enquiry Form 2024

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
 

2022 was the first year we went on a Tour to Scotland's Hidden Gems and what a blast we had and another super adventure with former with friends of old. The group was filled with people who had travelled with us in Ireland, so friendships were renewed over many's a dram of fine whisky and good food. We enjoyed a highland fling in Maryculter and a Jacobite themed dinner as well as petting some super cute Highland Cows and ticking castles of bucket lists. The scenery was stunning especially above in the Cairngorms and out on the Isle of Skye. We even managed to catch the Harry Potter express steaming along....

2023 was even better with magnificent weather which made for stunning photo opportunities, we got to handle a golden eagle and meet other Scottish birds of prey and some of the group even made it to Iona, a visit there is very weather dependent! We visited lots of excellent castles including Balmoral and got to stay in wonderful Dalmunzie at the top of the Glen of Shee, which is a pure fairytale come true and we were kept royally entertained with Shanty Bob and Paul 9our driver) with lots of Scottish tunes and ballads, we even threw in a few Irish ones for good measure, speaking of which, quite a few drams were enjoyed....as well as excellent food and the best of chat, haste ye back, Susan

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Tour Scotland in 2024 with Susan Byron