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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands 2019


9 days from $6,995

Limited to 18 guests

Journey through Scotland's dramatically beautiful highlands, as you tour Edinburgh, experience the National Piping Center, enjoy a whisky tasting, privately explore the Royal Yacht Britannia, and stay at famed Gleneagles Hotel. And on August departures, enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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Discover the many splendors of Scotland, from its refined cities steeped in time-honored tradition to its heathered hillsides shrouded in the mists of legend

Stay at the famed Gleneagles Hotel, home of world-class golf courses

Tour Edinburgh, where you enjoy a private, before-hours visit to the majestic Royal Yacht Britannia

See Culloden Moor, battlefield of the Jacobite struggle

Drive through the Great Glen, past Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle to Fort William and Glencoe

Indulge during a tour and tasting at a Scotch whisky distillery

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland
DAY 2
St. Andrews | The Home of Golf
DAY 3
Inverness | Exploring Historic Blair Castle
DAY 4
Inverness | Highlands, History & Whisky Tasting
DAY 5
Great Glen | Lochs, Mountains & Battlefields
DAY 6
Glasgow | Works of Art & the Art of the Pipes
DAY 7
Edinburgh | A Ride on the Falkirk Wheel
DAY 8
Edinburgh | Private Visit to Her Majesty’s Yacht
DAY 9
Depart Edinburgh
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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Book the August 5th or August 12th departure date to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Contact A&K for details.

DAY 1
Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland

Arrive in Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel, the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2014, set in stunning countryside. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for cocktails and a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Gleneagles Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
St. Andrews | The Home of Golf

Journey to the lovely coastal town of St. Andrews, regarded as the home of golf and site of the Open, the world’s oldest professional golf championship. Enjoy a walking tour that includes the picturesque ruins of the castle and cathedral, as well as the opportunity to walk on the Old Course, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to Dundee to explore the newly opened V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first museum of design, on a guided visit. View its nearly 300 exhibits, which range from architecture to fashion, health care to furniture, and engineering to video game design. Return to Gleneagles for an evening at leisure.

Gleneagles Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Inverness | Exploring Historic Blair Castle

Travel through scenic landscapes to history-laden Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire, for a visit and lunch on site. Next, drive through Cairngorms National Park, home to the United Kingdom’s only freely grazing reindeer herd, to Rothiemurchus, a family estate in the heart of the forest surrounded by lands filled with wildlife. Set out to view wildlife with a park ranger before continuing to Inverness for dinner at a local restaurant.

Culloden House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Inverness | Highlands, History & Whisky Tasting

Start your day with a visit to Culloden Moor, the historic battlesite where the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated in 1746. Next, explore Johnson’s Cashmere Mill, and then stop at Speyside Cooperage, to discover the ancient art of barrel making, learning how coopers shape, shave and char oak casks for whisky. Tour the Glenlivet Distillery, indulging in a tasting of its fine single-malt Scotch whiskies. Tonight, celebrate Scottish tradition at your hotel, starting as the resident bagpiper plays you into dinner.

Culloden House
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
Great Glen | Lochs, Mountains & Battlefields

Drive along the River Ness to Loch Ness, home of the fabled monster. Stop to view the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, and then proceed through the Great Glen past Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. Pass Fort Augustus, Fort William and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the highland MacDonalds by the lowland Campbells. Continue along the shores of Loch Lomond to Glasgow, where you settle into your charming accommodations.

Hotel du Vin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
Glasgow | Works of Art & the Art of the Pipes

Explore the National Piping Center, devoted to the study and history of the highland bagpipe. Stroll its museum and try the pipes if you like, before enjoying lunch on site. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses one of Europe’s great art collections, and then enjoy an evening at your leisure.

Hotel du Vin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Edinburgh | A Ride on the Falkirk Wheel

Today, journey to Edinburgh, stopping en route to board a canal boat for a brief cruise that includes a transit of the Falkirk Wheel, a massive rotating boatlift that is a marvel of Scottish engineering. Afterward, stop at nearby Callendar House — a mansion fashioned after a French Renaissance château that has hosted Queen Victoria, Oliver Cromwell and many other historical figures — for lunch and a visit. Later, proceed to Edinburgh, where you check in to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Edinburgh | Private Visit to Her Majesty’s Yacht

Begin your day with a private, before-hours visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, a proud vessel that served as a floating home to the Royal Family for over 40 years. Continue to mighty Edinburgh Castle, and then spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Afterward, on August departures only, attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Edinburgh

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast
Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Book the August 5th or August 12th departure date to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Contact A&K for details.


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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Book the August 5th or August 12th departure date to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Contact A&K for details.


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