Luxury Scotland Tours

Introduction to Scotland
(7 Days)
Edinburgh with 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 with the 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
(10 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), London

Best of England & Scotland
(16 Days)
London, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Lake District, Edinburgh, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

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

Whisky Tour of Scotland

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Edinburgh, Oban & Isle of Islay, Isle of Skye, Ross (Glenmorangie House), Speyside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

This private whisky tour of Scotland features the most iconic Scotch whisky distilleries—with the opportunity to taste favorite Speyside, Highlands and Islay whiskies—as well as comprehensive touring of the scenic and cultural highlights of Scotland. Accommodation is in Scotland's top luxury hotels.

Begin in Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland, with a stay in a sophisticated city hotel. During flexible touring with your private guide, 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, as well as the narrow closes (alleys) and stairways that connect different levels of the city. Visit shops specializing in wool tweed and other distinctive Scottish products. Also enjoy reservations for a private whisky tasting to better understand the flavors of Scotland's five main whisky regions. Depending on your interests, you might like to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former royal yacht of the British monarch; visit the Royal Botanic Garden or National Gallery; tour the unusual architecture of the Scottish Parliament Building and other contemporary design highlights in the city; or hike up an extinct volcano for panoramic views of Edinburgh and the nearby Firth of Forth tidal bay. In August, Artisans of Leisure can assist with tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo or performances at the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

Enjoy a private transfer through the beautiful mountain and lake scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Stay at a country hotel outside the seaside town of Oban, and visit the Oban Distillery to sample their single malt Scotch whisky. One day, take an excursion by scheduled light aircraft to Islay, a nearby island known for peaty, smoky whiskies. Enjoy a private tour around Islay, including visits and tastings at legendary distilleries such as Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore and Bruichladdich. Upon request, private charter flights to Islay and visits with master distillers can also be arranged.

Next, transfer to the Isle of Skye. En route, opt to see Castle Stalker, an enchanting ruin on a small island; drive through Glen Coe, a spectacular valley; or see the Jacobite Train—made famous in the Harry Potter movies—pass over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Take the ferry to the Isle of Skye to explore some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland, sample whisky at renowned Talisker Distillery and enjoy an easy hike to the Fairy Pools, backed by the rugged Cuillin Hills. Enjoy a full-day private tour of the island's highlights. Drive winding back roads to see the incredible scenery of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, an unusual tower-like rock formation. Stop in colorful seaside villages and visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the beautiful home of the head of Clan MacCleod for 800 years. Also enjoy opportunities to dine on fresh seafood and other local cuisine at some of Scotland's most acclaimed gourmet restaurants.

Return to the mainland, and transfer through the Highlands and along Loch Ness to Glenmorangie House for an overnight stay. Enjoy a tour and tasting at the Glenmorangie Distillery, which has the tallest stills in Scotland. Time permitting, perhaps shop for a kilt in Inverness or visit the Battle of Culloden historical site.

Continue through the famous Speyside whisky region. Stop at distilleries along the renowned Malt Whisky Trail, such as Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Cardhu, and visit other favorite Speyside distilleries such asAberlour and Macallan, which has a striking, state-of-the-art distillery. Stay at the Fife Arms, a luxurious historic inn in the heart of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. During private touring, see beautiful Highlands scenery in Cairngorms National Park, and highlights around the town of Braemar, famous for the annual Braemar Gathering, a renowned Highland games. Guided hikes or scenic walks can also be arranged. One day, schedule permitting, visit Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the British royal family since the 19th century. Also warm up with a dram of whisky at the historic Royal Lochnagar Distillery.

Conclude at Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the idyllic Perthshire countryside. One day, enjoy a private excursion to St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf; Glasgow, a city of art museums and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture; Stirling, a strategic castle town on the edge of the Highlands that played an important role in the battles for Scottish independence; filming sites used in the Outlander television series; or additional whisky distilleries. During leisure time, enjoy the resort's extensive activities, including options such as countryside walks, golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, 4WD tours, shooting, gundog training, falconry and afternoon tea. Additional facilities include a spa, a kids club and exclusive Scottish boutiques. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a whisky blending lesson to learn about balancing flavors and try your hand at mixing fine single malts into your own blend.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Edinburgh

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Edinburgh

Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Edinburgh – Oban

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with scenic touring and distillery visit en route

Day 4

Oban & Isle of Islay

Private transfer to airport for scheduled light aircraft flight to Islay for full-day island and distillery touring. Return to hotel by scheduled light aircraft and private transfer

Day 5

Oban – Isle of Skye

Private transfer to Skye for 2 nights, with touring and distillery visit en route

Day 6

Isle of Skye

Full-day private tour

Day 7

Isle of Skye – Ross

Private transfer to lodge for 1 night. Afternoon distillery visit

Day 8

Ross – Speyside – Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with optional touring of Inverness and visits to Speyside distilleries en route

Day 9

Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire

Full-day private scenic and cultural touring and distillery visit in the region

Day 10

Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire – Perthshire

Private transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 11

Perthshire & environs

Full-day flexible private excursion

Day 12

Perthshire – Depart Edinburgh or Glasgow

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Edinburgh:

The Balmoral Hotel

Oban: Isle of Eriska Hotel
Isle of Skye: The Three Chimneys or Kinloch Lodge
Ross:

Glenmorangie House

Aberdeenshire: The Fife Arms
Perthshire: Gleneagles

Cost
$19,945 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Scotland Tours

Introduction to Scotland
(7 Days)
Edinburgh with 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 with the 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
(10 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), London

Best of England & Scotland
(16 Days)
London, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Lake District, Edinburgh, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

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

Testimonials

Our Scotland trip was wonderful. Our guide was simply outstanding. The itinerary, accommodations and military tattoo were great! Our driver was also perfect. Thanks to all at Artisans for making our trip so memorable. 
~ J.H., Highland, IL

Our family had a wonderful time in England and Scotland. The pace of the trip was just right, and we feel that we saw the very best of each place.
~ L.S., Newtown Square, PA

Scotland was fantastic! The guides were great, and the hotels and restaurants fabulous.
~ D.K., East Greenwich, RI

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