Private luxury tours in Scotland

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Luxury Scotland Tours

Introduction to Scotland
(7 Days)
Edinburgh & Glasgow, Stirling Castle, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews

Highlights of Scotland
(8 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

The Royal Scotsman
Luxury train extension - various lengths

Essence of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Multi-country Tours

Luxuries of England & Scotland
(9 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 Days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Clare (Ashford Castle), Edinburgh, Perthshire, London

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Dublin, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England

(18 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), London

On this ultimate private tour of Ireland, Scotland and England, stay in luxurious resorts and castle hotels; enjoy private cultural touring in Dublin, Edinburgh and London; and experience the most beautiful and evocative landscapes in the region.

Begin in Dublin, the capital of Ireland and the perfect starting point for an overview of the country’s long and storied history. During touring with your private guide and driver, marvel at the iconic Book of Kells and the Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College, and tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the most important churches in Ireland. Enjoy a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, followed by a private tasting of the distillery’s finest products. Walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde in Georgian Dublin, a neighborhood of well-preserved architecture set around leafy St. Stephen’s Green. Depending on interests, stroll through the Temple Bar entertainment district, browse the upscale shops on Grafton Street, perhaps cross the River Liffey to walk along historic O’Connell Street, or stop by the Guinness Storehouse and opt for a pint in the on-site bar, which has views over the rooftops of Dublin. Additional touring options in Dublin include the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at Dublin’s best restaurants for contemporary Irish cuisine.

Next, continue to Kenmare, a colorful village with a prehistoric stone circle and access to the beautiful peninsulas that define southwest Ireland. One day, with your own private driver, enjoy a breathtaking scenic excursion along one of Ireland’s most renowned scenic drives, such as the Ring of Kerry or the Beara Peninsula. Take in awe-inspiring views of the coastline and mountains and wander through quaint seaside towns.

Continue to historic Dromoland Castle, a luxurious destination hotel and resort on expansive grounds. During leisure time, enjoy on-site activities such as golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, falconry, tennis, archery and more.

Next, explore the country charm and geological wonders of County Clare. Walk along the tops of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which rise hundreds of feet above the sea. Also explore the eerie Burren, a rocky karst landscape punctuated by ancient forts, tombs and other archaeological sites. Pass through picturesque villages with brightly colored houses and shops. Stop at a local smokehouse famous for smoked Irish salmon, and enjoy lunch at a nearby pub. Other options include hiking or a visit to a local artisanal perfumery.

Continue to County Mayo and Ashford Castle, a historic lakefront castle hotel and resort that’s a wonderful place to experience Irish culture and cuisine. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Connemara National Park, a rugged landscape of mountains, moors and bogs. Along the way, pass through tiny villages, admire views of the sea, and visit Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful stone building and gardens set on the edge of a lake. During leisure time, enjoy activities on the surrounding estate, such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, falconry, kayaking, afternoon tea and more.

Next, fly to Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland. During flexible touring with your private guide, explore the city according to your interests. Tour the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See iconic Edinburgh Castle and walk along the Royal Mile, the road leading from the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore historic buildings and narrow closes (alleys) and stairways that connect different levels of the city. Also visit neighborhoods and shops noted for Scottish products such as weavings, wool items, and tweed. Depending on your interests, you may wish to visit the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Gallery or the Scottish Parliament Building. Or, hike an extinct volcano for a panoramic overview of Edinburgh and the nearby Firth of Forth, a tidal bay connected to the North Sea.

Continue to Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside. En route, tour Stirling Castle. During leisure time, enjoy on-site activities such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, falconry, tennis and more. Another day, enjoy a flexible tour of local highlights. Options include Loch Lomond, local distilleries, the art treasures in Glasgow, or St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf.

Finally, travel to London, England, one of the great cities of the world. Enjoy comprehensive touring with an expert Blue Badge guide. First-time visitors might like to visit landmarks such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Covent Garden, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Other options include visiting favorite neighborhoods, small museums, specialty shops, food markets, historic pubs and private gardens. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Windsor Castle, the Cotswolds, or Stonehenge and Bath. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at London’s best restaurants.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Halfl-day private city tour

Day 3

Dublin – Kenmare
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 4

Kenmare & environs
Private scenic excursion (Ring of Kerry or another scenic drive)

Day 5

Kenmare – Co. Clare
Private transfer to Dromoland Castle for 1 night with touring en route

Day 6

Co. Clare – Co. Mayo
Private touring of Cliffs of Moher and Burren en route to Ashford Castle for 3 nights

Day 7

Co. Mayo & Connemara
Full-day private excursion to Connemara National Park

Day 8

Co. Mayo

Day at leisure
Day 9

Co. Mayo - Shannon – Edinburgh, Scotland
Private airport transfer for flight (not included in cost) to Edinburgh. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 10


Full-day private city tour
Day 11

Edinburgh – Perthshire
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with tour of Stirling Castle en route

Day 12


At leisure at resort
Day 13

Flexible private tour of region. Options include Glasgow, Loch Lomond and national park, distillery, or St. Andrews

Day 14

Perthshire – Edinburgh – London, England
Private transfer to airport for flight (not included in cost) to London. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 15


Full-day private city tour
Day 16


Half-day private city tour
Day 17

Private excursion to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Cotswolds or Bath

Day 18

Depart London

Private airport transfer


The Merrion or The Shelbourne

Kenmare: Park Hotel Kenmare or Sheen Falls Lodge
Co. Clare: Dromoland Castle
Co. Mayo: Ashford Castle
Edinburgh: The Balmoral
Highlands: The Gleneagles Hotel
London: Claridge's, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park or The Berkeley

$18,580 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$25,780 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)