Experience The Real Beauty Of Scotland With This 6-Days Scotland Vacation

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Sep 30,2019

Think you know much about your most northerly neighbors? Well, get ready to be surprised during your Scotland vacation at how much the gorgeous country is packed with culture, history, geographical marvels and delicious cuisine. 

There are just so many extreme places to see in Scotland that hiring an expert would be the best choice for you who will guide you through your voyage of the glens, lochs, mountains, and charming cities. With the knowledge of top Scotland specialists and travel bloggers, we have compiled top places to see on your Scotland vacation. 


Occupying about one third of Great Britain, Scotland attracts tourists with its captivating history, rich culture, and the shimmering waters of its many lochs. Scotland boasts a host of world-class art and science museums, an infinite array of unique castles, and some of the biggest wilderness areas in Western Europe. 

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the well-preserved architecture from various periods in history in Edinburgh.

  • Attend various popular events and festivals in Edinburgh such as the popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which is one of the world’s biggest arts festivals.

  • Enjoy one of the many classy bars and also one of the best live music scenes in the United Kingdom in Glasgow.

  • Witness the native Scottish wildlife in Glencoe.

  • Enjoy gorge walking, sea kayaking, fishing, white-water rafting, skiing, hiking and biking adventures in Scottish Highlands.

Tour At a Glance

Day 1: Edinburgh

Day 2: Dumfries

Day 3: Glasgow

Day 4: Scottish Highlands

Day 5: Glencoe

Day 6: Loch Ness 

Tour Price

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh

If you can make it to only one city in Scotland, then undoubtedly Edinburgh should be that one city! The capital city of the country, Edinburgh is home to well-preserved architecture from various different periods in history, including medieval times to the more recent, much of which was formed in the 18th century. One can simply stroll among the many classic Georgian townhomes, soak in the Grassmarket, a charming pedestrian-friendly public square famous for its galleries, shops, and cafes. 

A significant cultural destination, Edinburgh hosts a number of famous events and festivals throughout the year. The popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which is one of the world’s biggest arts festivals, attracts massive crowds. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (held in the grounds of the castle) and the Edinburgh International Book Festival are some of the other festivals. 

Make your way to the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was once the personal yacht of the Queen and is now a captivating museum that allows tourists to tour the State Apartments as well as the Royal Bedrooms. You can also experience a true British treat by booking a table in the Royal Deck Tea Room and enjoy a proper high tea experience. 

Day 2: Dumfries

Known as the “Queen of the South”, Dumfries is a market town with a captivating history. The town is lined with historic pieces of architecture, which includes a Gothic bridge formed in the 12th century, the gorgeous Greyfriars Church where Robert the Bruce committed the infamous murder, and the triangular Caerlaverock Castle. If you wish to see the darker side of the town’s history, then make your way to one of the guided ghost tours. Dumfries is also home to the notable, Robert Burns, whose home has been transformed into a fascinating museum. 

Day 3: Glasgow

The second largest city in Scotland, Glasgow possess a unique, high-spirited energy that attracts many tourists back time and time again. Famous for having a number of classy bars and also one of the best live music scenes in the United Kingdom, Glasgow stays alive well into the night. Though there are plenty of things to do during the day as well. The many stately Victorian buildings dotting the streets are the highlights in themselves, but the city is also famous for its world-class shopping, charming city parks, amazing museums, and a wide variety of distinctive art galleries. 

Day 4: Scottish Highlands

There are only very few destinations that have occupied the imagination to the extent of the incredible Scottish Highlands. Stretching from the charming garden city of Inverness on the rough east coast of the country to John O’Groats in the north, this region of magnificent natural beauty is where you’ll discover some of the most romantic scenery. It has also served as the backdrop to hit TV shows and movies, including the immensely famous Outlander series. 

As you tour the Highlands, some of the famous places to see in Scotland include Aviemore, famous as a ski destination in winter, and the charming coastal town of Dornoch, which is an amazing place to explore the old castle ruins and cathedrals. The area is also famous for the biking and hiking adventures in warmer weather which is available in the Cairngorms National Park. You can also enjoy gorge walking, sea kayaking, fishing, and white-water rafting here. 

Day 5: Glencoe

Known popularly as one of Scotland's most beautiful places, Glencoe is situated inside the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark. The village is perched at the foot of the narrow glen, which was carved out by melting glaciers and volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The road passes through the glen and tourists can learn more about the fascinating creation by following the Glen Coe Geotrail. There are also many other trails in the region, which takes hikers through the splendid scenery of the Highlands and provide numerous opportunities to witness the native Scottish wildlife. 

Day 6: Loch Ness

Enveloped beautifully in myth and fairy tale, the charming Loch Ness is one of the top places to explore in the country. Although there’s no clear evidence that the most famous sea monster in the world, “Nessie” actually exists in reality, that first glance of the water doesn’t stop visitors to excitedly scan the horizon, just in the hope. However, even without getting to see a monster, you won’t be disappointed here. Places such as Urquhart Castle is just enough to make your voyage to this Highland highlight worthwhile. Formed in the 1100s, the castle was destroyed by fire some 500 years ago and now lies in ruins.  

Spend at least one entire day exploring the old castle and other attractions of the city. You can also embark on a boat cruise along the loch and if time permits, the Caledonian Canal, which links the east and west coasts of Scotland. Other highlights include the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in the village of Drumnadrochit, displaying the history of loch and of course, its famous monster as well as Fort Augustus.


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