Get some inspiration for your visit with these example itineraries. These are just a small selection of what is possible. We will customise and develop tours specific to your personal interests.
Customise tours specific to personal interests
Travel itineraries for your exclusive tours are based upon your wishes and desires. As soon as you make contact we will exchange ideas on what it is that you want out of your visit to Scotland.
First visit to Scotland?
I will guide you as to where to go to get the very best experience on your vacation and that will include accommodation and restaurant recommendations. Some thoughts as to why you want to travel to Scotland may be:
- The beauty of the Highlands, Islands and Cities
- Historical Interest
- Visit ancient Castles and Palaces
- Visit the home of your Ancestors
- Play Golf
- Drink Whisky
Whatever you wish to see and do, I will help you build an itinerary to show you the very best of Scotland.
Return visit to Scotland?
We can either revisit those places that enchanted you in the past or devise a new itinerary that gives you a fabulous new experience.
Examples of 1, 3 and 7 day itineraries are shown below. These are simple travel and timing ideas and, although they may give you food for thought, it is your own input that will produce the programme to suit you, your family and friends.
The first step is always to chat. Contact me, and we’ll discuss what you want to do. Then I’ll make it happen. Costings will depend upon itinerary length and distance travelled.
ITINERARY 1 (1 DAY)
Glasgow – Luss village and kirk, Duncryne Hill and views over Loch Lomond, through to Drymen then on to Lake of Montieth and boat trip to the island with Inchmahome Priory. Then on to Aberfoyle and the fairies of Doon Hill from the famous Robert Kirk before returning to Glasgow.
ITINERARY 2 (3 DAYS)
Edinburgh day tour to take in the sights of this beautiful medieval city. Following day, Drive to South Queensferry to see Forth Rail and Road bridges close up. Then onto the Kingdom of Fife stopping at Falkland Palace and village for lunch. After lunch drive to St Andrews via Fife coast taking in small ancient fishing villages. St Andrews overnight. Day 3 a full tour of St Andrews taking in the amazing 12 century cathedral, St Salvator’s college where William met Kate and, of course, the world’s most famous golf course of St Andrew’s Old Course.
ITINERARY 3 (7 DAYS)
Head north from Edinburgh (or Glasgow) to Stirling Castle and Doune Castle then over Rannoch Moor and down to Glencoe. On to Fort William for the night. Take the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig where I will meet you to catch the ferry to the Isle of Skye. Overnight in Portree (Skye) and the following day tour the island including the Trotternish Ridge and Dunvegan Castle. The following day, leave the island via the bridge to visit Eilean Donan castle (most photographed in Scotland) continue up to Loch Ness (perhaps a cruise on the Loch) then overnight at Inverness. From Inverness visit Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawder Castle. The following day see Elgin then return to Inverness via the Speyside distilleries. The final day return to Edinburgh (Glasgow) stopping to visit Dalwhinnie distillery, Pitlochry, Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral, Scone Palace and on to Ednburgh.
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What our previous guests have to say
Hi John, Just wanted to let you know we arrived home safely about an hour ago. Once again, Vicki and I can’t thank you enough for your excellence and all your help. We so very much enjoyed spending the little time we had with you, and hope to find a way to see you again!
John, I do believe that the trip to Scotland is the most memorable travel experience that I have ever had. The search for ancestral connections as well as the magnificence of the Scottish Highlands—all are just the best of memories.