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)

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

Traditions of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews or Glasgow

Outlander Tour of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Inverness, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

The Royal Scotsman
Luxury train extension - various lengths

Whisky Tour of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Oban & Islay, Isle of Skye, Ross (Glenmorangie House), Speyside & Aberdeenshire, 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, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles, London

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles

Highlights of Scotland

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

This private luxury tour is the perfect introduction to Scotland. It features private touring in beautiful Edinburgh and the most spectacular sections of the Scottish Highlands, time for outdoor activities such as hiking and boating, accommodation in a castle hotel in the Highlands, and leisure time at a luxury resort in the Perthshire countryside.

Begin in Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland, with three nights in a sophisticated city hotel. 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, tour the incredible architecture at 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. If desired, take a private excursion to Glasgow to tour cultural highlights such as art museums and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture.

Next, transfer to the Scottish Highlands with touring en route. Visit Stirling, a strategic town on the edge of the Highlands that played an important role in the battles for Scottish independence. Tour Stirling Castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop and has panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Also visit the National Wallace Monument, a landmark dedicated to one of Scotland’s greatest heroes. Continue through the breathtaking scenery of Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful regions in the Highlands.

Stay two nights at a luxury hotel just outside the town of Fort William. One day, enjoy a private excursion to experience the best of the Scottish Highlands. Watch as the Jacobite Train—made famous in the Harry Potter movies—passes over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. See enchanting ruined castles like Kilchurn Castle or Castle Stalker, as well as the area’s most beautiful lochs and glens. Perhaps see a working sheepdog demonstration, enjoy historic touring around Inverness and Culloden, search for Nessie on boat cruise on Loch Ness, or ride the Nevis Range Scenic Mountain Gondola. Depending on timing, other options include taking a boat ride to look for porpoises, otters and sea birds, or watching exciting Highland Games. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional special-interest touring, such as visiting Outlander sites or a day excursion by private charter flights to Isle of Islay for in-depth distillery visits.

Next, transfer back through the Highlands, stopping at scenic spots and whisky distilleries en route. Stay two nights at Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside. Enjoy on-site activity options such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, falconry, tennis and more. There’s also a golf academy for younger players, as well as a kids club sure to inspire the little ones. One day, perhaps opt for a private excursion to nearby St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Edinburgh

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2


Full-day private city tour

Day 3


Private excursion to Glasgow

Day 4

Edinburgh – Fort William & the Highlands

Private transfer to castle hotel for 2 nights with touring of Stirling Castle and Glen Coe en route

Day 5

Fort William & the Highlands

Private excursion and touring in the Great Glen and Loch Ness

Day 6

Fort William – Perthshire

Private transfer to resort hotel for 2 nights with touring of countryside and whisky distilleries en route

Day 7


At leisure

Day 8

Depart Edinburgh

Private airport transfer


The Balmoral

Fort William: Inverlochy Castle or Glencoe House
Perthshire: Gleneagles

$10,960 Per person (double occupancy)