Highlights of Edinburgh to the Scottish Highlands
- Experience the historic beauty and architecture of Edinburgh and the beauty of the Scottish highlands.
- Engage in a wickedly entertaining walking tour showcasing Edinburgh’s shady side.
- Walk Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Old Town area.
- Imagine the most glorious scenery of the magical Scottish highlands.
- Embark on a two-island tour of Oban, home to great scotch and the seat of Christianity.
- Search for the Loch Ness monster.
- Be wowed by the enchanting natural beauty of the Isle of Skye.
Our tailor-made holidays are designed to meet your time frame, budget, and wishes. You can book this bespoke sample tour as is, or let us design one especially for you.
Day 1 and 2 Edinburgh
In Edinburgh we invite you to stay at the Balmoral, one of our fave hotels in Scotland. What we like about the Hotel Balmoral is the sense of history. Opened on October 15th 1902, the Balmoral hotel was originally known as the North British. Acclaimed as one of the great railway hotels, it boasted 300 bedrooms and 52 bathrooms. It was later renamed The Balmoral — which means, “majestic dwelling” in Gaelic.
Start with an evening walking tour into the dark side of Edinburgh.
On your second day we’ll organize a private walking tour in the morning of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Old Town area, both over a thousand years old. The Royal Mile snakes its way connecting Edinburgh Castle at one end to The Palace of Holyrood House at the other, hence the nickname ‘The Royal Mile.’Filled with fascinating old buildings, museums, tea rooms, shops, old pubs and tours, makes this area of the city one if the most visited and vibrant in Britain. You’ll stop for a pub lunch and then in the afternoon visit the Edinburgh Castle either on your own or with one of our guides.
In the afternoon we suggest a visit to the EDINBURGH CASTLE The history of this site dates back to 900BC, since when this extinct volcanic outcrop has seen the development of Edinburgh Castle from a small settlement to the magnificent defensive fortress that exists today. The castle is home to The Honours of Scotland (the oldest crown jewels in Europe), and The Stone of Destiny, and has several museums detailing the castle’s historical, cultural and military past.
Evening at leisure. Dinner at the hotel or a restaurant recommended by the hotel.
Our Scottish kilted guide and driver will pick you up and whisk you north to