V3 - Demay - Highlights of Scotland


Saturday 4th May – Saturday 11th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 8
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


A wonderful adventure exploring the length and breadth of Scotland. 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.


  • Travel through the Highlands on the world-famous West Highland Railway
  • 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
  • Experience a tour of Edinburgh from a completely new perspective

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 4th 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 - Sunday 5th 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 in your private coach. 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 - Monday 6th 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 - Tuesday 7th 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 - Wednesday 8th 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 - Thursday 9th 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 - Friday 10th 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 – your guide and river will depart, leaving you to 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 - Saturday 11th 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 8
  • Most meals, as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 7
  • Private vehicle and driver from Day 2 to Day 7
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, 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 Edinburgh walking tour
  • 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.
  • Airport transfers – £200 GBP per transfer (accommodating up to 4 pax- depending on the amount of luggage.)
Terms & Conditions Read More

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