So are you also planning a trip to Scotland? Well, we are here to help you out! With white sand beaches, historic monuments, stoic castles, wild island, welcoming villages, highlands, and friendly locals, Scotland is one place which should be in your bucket-list without any doubt. This guide on Europe vacation ideas takes you on a journey into Scotland’s ancient past and also into some of its hidden gems which are within easy reach of the city of Edinburgh. So, celebrate an amazing New Year Eve Party this year-end in Scotland with this tour itinerary.
A Brief Look At The Scotland Tour
(Day 1): Reaching Edinburgh
(Day 2): Introductory Tour of Edinburgh
(Day 3): Some More Time in Edinburgh
(Day 4): Visiting Loch Lomond
(Day 5): A Day in Glencoe
(Day 6): Heading to Isleornsay
(Day 7): Exploring More of Isleornsay
(Day 8): Drive to Inverness
(Day 9): Enjoying in Rothes, Speyside
(Day 10): More Fun Time in Rothes, Speyside
(Day 11): Returning Back to Edinburgh
(Day 12): Departure Back Home
Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Isleornsay, Inverness, Rothes, Speyside
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As you arrive today at Edinburgh airport to begin your Scotland journey, your private guide escorts you to your centrally located hotel. After check-in, you will have enough time to settle in, relax and explore the city before you make your way out for the evening on your ghost & ghouls tour in order to explore the hidden tunnels under the city and get a chance to learn about the city's troubled past.
Today morning after a traditional breakfast, you're met by your private guide at the hotel lobby for an introductory walking tour of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns. This is going to be a great orientation to the amazing city, before your afternoon off to explore the city on your own. Traverse to Edinburgh Castle or if you feel adventurous, you can hike up Arthur's Seat for some of the spectacular views of the city.
Today you're met by your private guide for a full day tour of the castles and palaces that enclose the city of Edinburgh. Today you have an amazing opportunity to learn about the history, stroll around the ruins, and venture Rosslyn Chapel which you may recognize from the Da Vinci Code.
This morning, you’ll meet your private guide and head out to the wonderful Loch Lomond. On reaching, you can undertake a cycling ride along the loch shore, and return back via boat. This offers marvelous views right across the surrounding mountains. In order to make the most of this adventurous day, undertake a champagne seaplane ride over the mountains before you relax at your top of the line, lakeside accommodation.
Today your guide takes you to Glencoe, on the way passing through the scenic Glen Etive. Undertake a two-hour hike to the fascinating 'Lost Valley', before you delve into the history of the region at the West Highland Museum.
This morning, your guide picks you up from the hotel and takes you to the Isle of Skye, famous as the Misty Isle. Embark on a ferry in Mallaig which will take you to Skye. After you check into your hotel, make your way out for a full day exploring, relishing the offbeat landscapes on the northern Trotternish Peninsula.
Today you have another entire day to witness the best of the Isle of Skye. Start your day with fly fishing accompanies by a local ghillie, engrossing yourself in the outdoors. Later, explore the Dunvegan Castle and gardens, which have been in the McLeod family for over 800 years. If the weather permits, embark on a boat to witness an abundance of seals and end your amazing day with a dram of whiskey before you return back to your hotel.
Inverness is going to be your destination for today accompanied by your private guide, taking a halt on the way at the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan. Later, you’ll be driven along the shore of the popular Loch Ness to Inverness, where you will settle into the comforts of your hotel and have enough time to explore the city.
Today, submerge yourself into history as you explore the Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Clava Cairns with your guide. Later on, you'll be driven through the Cairngorms National Park to your hotel situated in Speyside.
Today you will be taken to Rothiemurchus Estate in order to spend the day relishing the amazing outdoors. Venture through the estate with a countryside ranger in his Land Rover, and have an opportunity to hand feed deer and also participate in other outdoor activities that you choose.
A whiskey and delicious chocolate tasting experience await you today as you are driven to Dalwhinnie Distillery with your private guide, before returning back to the city of Edinburgh.
Today morning after your last breakfast in Scotland, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfers you to the Edinburgh International Airport for your outbound flight back home.