The Day Family - Highlights of Scotland & London

Day Family

Thursday 16th May – Monday 27th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 8
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights


A wonderful adventure exploring the length and breadth of the UK. From the mountains of the Nevis range to the iconic Misty Isle and fascinating towns and cities, this trip will get you under the skin of the country and leave you wanting to return. Immerse yourself in the history, scenery and culture, explore the hidden places that only the locals know about and revel in the wonderful Scottish hospitality at your hand picked exclusive accommodations. From the highlands of Scotland to the city streets of London, be immersed in all that this Isle has to offer.


  • Take a ferry over the sea to Skye, to hike and taste the local whisky
  • Enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness and discover the historic battlefield at Culloden
  • Discover Edinburgh from a completely new perspective
  • Visit London's iconic attractions

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 16th May - Arrive in Glasgow

A private transfer will collect you from the airport and transfer you safely to your hotel. Simply relax and refresh or head out into the town to discover this charming city.

Overnight: Glasgow | Moxy Merchant City
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 17th May - Transfer to Fort William

Your guide will meet you at your hotel this morning where you will begin your journey to the highland town of Fort William. On the way you will travel through some of the most stunning Scottish landscapes, majestic mountains and picturesque lochs. Enjoy a short hike in Glen Nevis, one of the Highlands’ most impressive glens. Nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis, it offers a tranquil escape, surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of cascading waterfalls. Alternatively, we could take a gondola ride and be whisked up the mountainside for incredible elevated views of this wild region. Later, return to your accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening.

Overnight: Fort William | Nevis Bank Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday 18th May - Glenfinnan Viaduct / Over the sea to Skye / Whisky Tasting

Start today with a journey on the West Highland line, enjoying incredible views as the train snakes its way along the coastline to the port of Mallaig. Here, we hop off the train and onto a ferry which takes us over the sea to Skye. Arriving on Skye, transfer north to the main town on the island, Portree. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful port, later join your guide in a local bar for a pre-dinner whisky-tasting.


Overnight: Isle of Skye | Rosedale Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 19th May - Isle of Skye

Take a morning hike around Portree Bay with your guide, enjoying fantastic sea and mountain views. After the hike, we embark on a journey, to explore one of Skye’s most famous landscapes as we circumnavigate the Trotternish Peninsula. You’ll enjoy views of the Old Man of Storr, gaze over the sea cliffs to see the stunning waterfall at Kilt Rock, and explore a local gallery or museum along the way. If time permits, we may visit Dunvegan Castle (entrance fees not included) before returning to Portree late afternoon.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Rosedale
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 20th May - Island Castle and Loch Ness

We journey together over the Skye Bridge and back to the mainland. We pause at Eilean Donan Castle to snap a photo, then continue to Fort Augustus, on the banks of Loch Ness. After a scenic boat cruise on the famous loch, we transfer north to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, which is our base for the next 2 nights.

Overnight: Inverness | Glen Mhor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Tuesday 21st May - Inverness and Culloden Battlefield

We start today at nearby Culloden Battlefield, located on the outskirts of Inverness. It was here, in April 1746, that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebellion came to a bloody end. The battlefield is fascinating to walk around, and exudes a sombreness even today. Back in the city centre, we take a walk alongside the River Ness. This local’s favorite follows a trail which weaves over some small islands in the river, before crossing a graceful pedestrian suspension bridge to complete the loop, finishing close to a local arts centre, looking up at Inverness Castle. The rest of the day is free to explore – visit a local whisky store, catch a local gig, do some souvenir shopping, or if you are looking for a hidden delight, love books and history, then Leakey’s bookshop in Inverness is a must-see.

Overnight: Inverness | Glen Mhor
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 22nd May - Transfer South to Edinburgh

Today we transfer to Edinburgh, where your driver will take you to your accommodation to drop luggage before an insightful tour of the city, led by someone who has previously been homeless. The rest of the day is yours – explore the winding streets and bars, visit some of the famous attractions or hit the designer stores of George Street.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Moxy Fountain Bridge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 - Thursday 23rd May - Golf and St Andrews

Your transfer will collect you from your hotel this morning to take you to the Kingdom of Fife and the historic town of St Andrews. Have time to enjoy and explore the city, spend the day wandering the cobbled streets and walled gardens to really get a feel for the history of this seaside town. For those looking to play a round of golf, enjoy a game on a traditional Scottish links course, one of the top ranked courses in the world. Travel back to Edinburgh late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Moxy Fountain Bridge
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Friday 24th May - Travel to London

On arrival in London, transfer to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in England. An unmissable destination for travellers, this capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. The rest of the day is free for you to use as you wish, this could be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the delectable delights of a quintessential British Afternoon Tea.

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Saturday 25th May - City Highlights

After breakfast, head out to explore the city with your expert guide. As red buses and black cabs trundle around corners, wind your way through the heart of the city in your private coach. Visit Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard and take a tour of the Tower of London to see the world famous crown jewels. Your guide will point out many places of interest as you travel together through the streets and will also show you some of the hidden gems that only the locals know about. Enjoy a delicious lunch, sitting back and watching the city hustle and bustle beyond the window. Afterwards, perhaps visit one of the many green parks of London before returning to the tranquillity of your hotel this evening to relax before dinner.

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross

Day 11 - Sunday 26th May - Exploring the Capital

Today, taste the delights of London as you explore with your guide. Experience the Borough Food Market being led through a journey of taste sensations. Enjoy a variety of foods from a selection of cultures, a treat for the senses as you stroll by the colorful displays at the trade stalls inhaling the fragrant aromas. Your guide will create a day suited to your interests, perhaps visit the Churchill War Rooms, the place that was the epicentre of the UK’s defence strategy during World War 2. Or, take a trip on the iconic London Eye to gain a birds eye view of the city, the option is yours.

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross

Day 12 - Monday 27th May - Depart

After breakfast, your private transfer will collect you from your hotel to head to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 12
  • Most meals, as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 8
  • London city guide Day 10 and Day 11
  • Ground transportation from Day 2 to Day 8 AND Day 10 to Day 11
  • Airport pickup and departure drop off Scotland and England
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities, specifically:
  • D2 – Gondola ride
  • D3 – 1st Class train tickets on the Jacobite steam train
  • D3 – Ferry tickets – Mallaig – Armadale
  • D3 – Whisky tasting
  • D5 – Loch Ness cruise
  • D6 – Private tour of Culloden Battlefield
  • D7 – Private Invisible Cities tour
  • D10 & D11 – Various London attractions
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • D4 – Dunvegan Castle & Gardens entrance fee
  • Gratuities for driver and guides
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 15% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
  • A Round of Golf in Fife, optional courses. Pricing on request.
  • London West End show. Options can be found here.
Terms & Conditions Read More

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