Explore your sample itinerary
This independent itinerary is fully customizable around your interests and budget.
Welcome to Scotland! Enjoy a private guided walking tour of Edinburgh with a Local Specialist. Journey through the cobblestone streets and courtyards and take in the main sights of this wonderful city on this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience that includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Later, visit Scotland’s premier new attraction, The Johnnie Walker Experience on Princes Street. Explore the secrets behind the country’s most popular whisky across eight dramatic floors – This is whisky like you’ve never experienced it before.
Sample HotelWaldorf Astoria- The Caledonian
HighlightsEdinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Johnny Walker Experience
Travel to the Highlands today, first stop off at Glamis Castle home of the Earl of Strathmore. There are many stories and legends surrounding this Castle and it’s reputed to be one of the most haunted places in the British Isles; birthplace of the Queen Mother and famous setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Next, visit the award-winning Highland Chocolatier, for a unique and sweet afternoon break. Later this evening and once you have settled into your hotel, join a whisky tasting session with a trained connoisseur. You will be introduced to a flight of whiskies comprising four specially selected drams.
Sample HotelKingsmill Hotel
HighlightsGlamis Castle , Inverness, Highland Chocolatier
Spend a full day exploring Speyside, Scotland’s most famous whisky region to sample spirits and learn about the craft of creating this delicious concoction. Visit Benromach Distillery, and Cardhu Distillery, and its most famous whisky, Johnnie Walker Black Label. At Speyside cooperage, join an experienced former cooper on a VIP tour, see and hear first-hand the coopers at work and even try your hand at building on-site miniature barrels. Witness the firing/charring of the casks and end with a dram of 10-year-old single malt whisky.
Sample HotelKingsmill Hotel
HighlightsSpeyside, Benromach Distillery, Cardhu Distillery, Speyside Cooperage
Travel along the banks of Loch Ness. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, the stunning 13th-century location where three lochs meet. Take in some of its majestic scenery before crossing the land bridge to the Isle of Skye.
Sample HotelSkeabost Hotel
HighlightsLoch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye
Enjoy a leisurely cruise to stunning Rona Harbor, taking in views of iconic Storr and Cullins along the way. Wildlife spotting opportunities are abundant throughout the trip – watch out for dolphins and look out for Rona’s resident seal colony. Once you arrive at the harbor, enjoy a hearty seafood lunch in truly special surroundings before going ashore to explore the Island. This is a truly special place.
Sample HotelSkeabost Hotel
HighlightsRona Harbor, Storr, Cullins
Take the ferry to Mallaig, a remote and relaxing location famous for its fishing port. Travel from Mallaig to Fort William taking in the stunning scenery for a grand exploration of lush greenery. All aboard! This afternoon, hop on the Jacobite Steam Train, considered one of the greatest rail trips in the world. As you travel through the stunning countryside, watch for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known to Harry Potter fans familiar with the ‘Hogwarts Express.’ Disembark in Fort William and continue to the magnificent Inverlochy Castle for a unique dining experience
Sample HotelInverlochy Castle
MealsFull Breakfast, Dinner
HighlightsMallaig, Fort William , Glenfinnan Viaduct
After traveling through the valley of Glencoe, enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond to see castles and quaint villages. At Glengoyne Distillery, delight in some whisky and chocolate matching. Notice the flavors transforming the palate as you taste chocolates every bit as intense as the eighteen and twenty year-old whiskies you’ll sample. Continue to Glasgow for an orientation tour of the city and to take in the sights of St Mungo’s Cathedral and George’s Square.
Sample HotelDakota Glasgow
HighlightsGlencoe, Loch Lomond, Glengoyne Distillery, Glasgow, St. Mungo's Cathedral, George's Square
Your private chauffeur will take you to the airport, where it’s time to bid farewell to Scotland, as your vacation ends.
Please Note: If your visit is in August, you might want to attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a not-to-be-missed spectacle with bands, musicians, and other performers from around the world (August 4 to August 26, 2023)
Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert through the duration of your trip
Private Mercedes vehicle with WiFi for your group of any size
Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels
For our full list of hand-selected accommodations please visit our hotel search
Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing. Plan your days with your chauffeur at your own pace.
Full breakfast included daily
*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $7597, mid $8026 and high $8557 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20
^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $10436, mid $11026 and high $11682 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598