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)

Traditions of Scotland

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews or Glasgow

This private luxury tour of Scotland features the country's most beautiful locations and most renowned luxury hotels. Enjoy private touring that features iconic Scottish locations and experiences such as castles, whisky distilleries, Highlands scenery, architecture and garden tours, visits to historic villages and much more.

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. 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.

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 at a luxury hotel in the Highlands countryside near Fort William. One day, enjoy a private scenic excursion to experience the best of the Scottish Highlands. Tour among the beautiful lochs and glens of Scotland's dramatic west coast, stopping to visit charming small towns, wee whisky distilleries and atmospheric castles. Opt to see standing stones and other ancient sites, or enjoy a boat ride to look for porpoises, otters and sea birds. Other options include watching as the Jacobite Train—made famous in the Harry Potter movies—passes over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct; seeing a working sheepdog demonstration; enjoying historic touring around Inverness and Culloden; or searching for Nessie on a boat cruise on Loch Ness. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional special-interest touring, such as visiting Outlander sites, watching Highland Games in the summer, or taking an excursion by private charter flights to Islay for in-depth distillery visits.

Next, transfer along the Road to the Isles, stopping to watch as the Jacobite Train—made famous in the Harry Potter movies—passes over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. Continue by ferry to the Isle of Skye to see some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland. During private touring of the highlights of Skye, sample whisky at renowned Talisker Distillery, and enjoy an easy hike to the Fairy Pools. Drive winding back roads to see incredible scenery such as the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, an unusual 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.

Transfer back through the Highlands, stopping at scenic spots and whisky distilleries en route to the Fife Arms, a luxuriously restored historic inn located in the heart of Royal Deeside and Aberdeenshire. During private touring, see beautiful Highlands scenery in Cairngorms National Park, visit Braemar, famous for the annual Braemar Gathering (the most prestigious of the Highland Games), see the 17th-century Braemar Castle and enjoy guided hiking or scenic walks. One day, schedule permitting, visit Balmoral Castle, the private Scottish residence of the royal family since the 19th century. If desired, warm up with a dram of whisky at the historic Royal Lochnagar distillery next to the Balmoral estate.

Continue to Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the idyllic Perthshire countryside. One day, enjoy a private excursion to nearby St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf; a private excursion to Glasgow to tour cultural highlights such as renowned art collections and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture; or flexible private touring of nearby castles, distilleries, or historic homes and gardens. 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.

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 – Stirling – Highlands

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 4

Highlands

Full-day flexible private excursion

Day 5

Highlands ­– Isle of Skye

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

Day 6

Isle of Skye

Full-day private tour

Day 7

Isle of Skye – Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire

Private transfer to Braemar for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 8

Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire

Full-day private tour

Day 9

Royal Deeside – Perthshire

Private transfer to Perthshire for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 10

Perthshire & St. Andrews or Glasgow

Full-day flexible private excursion

Day 11

Perthshire

At leisure

Day 12

Perthshire – Depart Edinburgh or Glasgow

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Edinburgh:

The Balmoral Hotel

Highlands: Inverlochy Castle or Glencoe House
Isle of Skye:

Kinloch Lodge or The Three Chimneys

Aberdeenshire: The Fife Arms
Perthshire: Gleneagles

Cost
$17,970 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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