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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands 2021


9 days from $6,795 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover the rich heritage and dramatic beauty of Scotland, from its refined cities steeped in time-honored tradition to its heathered highlands shrouded in the mists of legend, and learn about the cultures of its storied clans.

A&K Advantages

  • Set out on a four-wheel-drive safari into the wild Highlands, and enjoy a picnic lunch amid stunning natural landscapes
  • Explore Scotland’s heritage, trying your hand at the bagpipes in a fun workshop at the National Piping Center
  • Gain access to areas usually off limits to the public, during an exclusive experience at majestic Inverary Castle
  • Learn the history of design in Scotland on a curator-led excursion through the recently opened V&A Dundee, a showcase of ingenuity
  • Board the majestic Royal Yacht ‘Britannia’ for a private, before-hours visit, during an exploration of Edinburgh

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Glasgow, Scotland
DAY 2
Glasgow | Hidden Gems
DAY 3
Inverary | Home of a Laird
DAY 4
Kinloch Rannoch | A Highlands “Safari”
DAY 5
Dundee & St. Andrews | Scottish Innovation
DAY 6
St. Andrews | Design Your Day
DAY 7
Edinburgh | Traditional Afternoon Tea
DAY 8
Edinburgh | A Private Visit to Her Majesty’s Yacht
DAY 9
Depart Edinburgh

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands. Contact A&K for more details.

DAY 1
Arrive Glasgow, Scotland

Arrive in Glasgow, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, gather with fellow guests for cocktails and a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Hotel du Vin Glasgow
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Glasgow | Hidden Gems

Make an exclusive before-hours visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, home to one of Europe’s great art collections. Next, explore the art of the bagpipes during an interactive workshop at the National Piping Center. Eat lunch at the Willow Tea Rooms, emblematic of the local Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Hotel du Vin Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Inverary | Home of a Laird

Journey to Inverary Castle, passing Loch Lomond along the way. Upon arrival, set out on a private guided walk through this aristocratic residence, for an exclusive A&K experience, followed by lunch. Then, drive through the Highlands and past Loch Tay to your hotel beside scenic Loch Rannoch.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Kinloch Rannoch | A Highlands “Safari”

Ride Like a Local into the Highlands by 4x4 vehicle on a wilderness safari, absorbing the scenic views of lakes, forests and mountains, and keeping watch for native wildlife, such as red deer, mountain hares and golden eagles. Then, enjoy a picnic lunch in this idyllic location, followed by free time to relax, cast a fishing line, peruse local art galleries and craft shops, or simply marvel at the natural grandeur surrounding you.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Dundee & St. Andrews | Scottish Innovation

Travel to Dundee to discover the recently opened V&A Dundee, a museum that showcases the history of Scottish design, technology and innovation. Enjoy time for lunch at your leisure, and then proceed on a unique Chef ’s Table experience at the Scotch whisky distillery at Lindores Abbey, called whisky’s spiritual birthplace, where you indulge in a tasting. Continue to the lovely coastal town of St. Andrews, site of the Open and regarded as the home of golf. After an introduction to the historic town, savor a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the iconic Old Course, and then check in to your hotel set on the famed links.

Old Course Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
St. Andrews | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Bike to a Nature Reserve along a quiet path that leads to Tentsmuir Forest and a lovely beach.

Savor a Tutored Gin Tasting and create your own signature gin and tonic at a top local distillery.

Embark by Sea Kayak on an excursion along the craggy local coastline, looking out for seals and other wildlife.

Relax during an afternoon and evening at leisure.

Old Course Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
Edinburgh | Traditional Afternoon Tea

Today, journey to Edinburgh, Scotland’s elegant capital. Begin your visit with a tour of Holyrood Palace. Continue up the Royal Mile to the historic Signet Library, where you are invited to one of Edinburgh’s most substantial afternoon teas, featuring savory side dishes and sweets that make for a satisfying lunch. Afterward, explore Edinburgh Castle with an expert local guide and take in the stunning views over the city and beyond. Later, check in to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

The Balmoral
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Edinburgh | A 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. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the local sights before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner at a fine local restaurant.

The Balmoral
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Edinburgh

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands. Contact A&K for more details.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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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.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Scotland: Edinburgh & the Highlands. Contact A&K for more details.


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