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Scottish Lochs & Castles With a Local

From £1372 per adult

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April — October

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Explore Scotland's famous lochs and castles on this private tour with a local guide designed by Nordic Visitor. This short tour allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and see some of the stunning Scottish Highlands on a long weekend.

Spend four days in Scotland on a private tour with a local guide who can tell you about Scottish history and folk tales. The itinerary includes the capital city Edinburgh, and the Highlands, including iconic sites such as Loch Ness and Glen Coe. Your private guide will recommend and adjust stops along the way based on your interests.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN EDINBURGH

Upon your arrival in Edinburgh, you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in the city centre. For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon walking through the city, strolling along the Royal Mile and exploring the Old Town and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit within the city centre, including the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

Spend the night in Edinburgh.

Included: Entrance to Edinburgh Castle

DAY 2: INTO THE HIGHLANDS

Today your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable vehicle. On the way you can stop at the charming village of Dunkeld and enjoy a walk at the picturesque Hermitage. We also recommend passing by the Highland Folk Museum in the Cairngorms National Park. Arriving near Inverness, you have the option to visit the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, to see where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746, marking "the beginning of the end for the Highlands." Nearby you could also roam around Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones dating back roughly 4,000 years.

Spend the night in Inverness area.

Included: Entrance to the Battlefield of Culloden Moor

Driving distance: 243 km / 151 miles

Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 9-10 hours

DAY 3: TRAVEL ALONG LOCH NESS AND BRAVEHEART COUNTRY

Today's drive takes you back to Edinburgh via Fort William. (You have the option to end your tour in Glasgow if you want to explore Scotland's largest city.) You'll first pass by the famous Loch Ness where you can choose to take a boat tour to admire the views of the loch or go explore the nearby Urquhart Castle ruins. Later, you can check out the views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest mountain, from the Spean Bridge Memorial before making the worthwhile detour past Scotland’s most famous valley, Glen Coe, which offers breathtaking scenery. Later on, drive through Callander and stop for a photo at Doune Castle, featured in many films and TV series.

Spend the night in Edinburgh.

Included: Entrances to Urquhart and Doune Castles

Driving distance: 307 km / 191 miles  

Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 9-10 hours

DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM SCOTLAND

On your day of departure, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you directly to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may take your last few hours to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Edinburgh’s many museums, or take one last stroll through the charming city centre.

Contact details

Nordic Visitor UK
139/2 George Street
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh
Scotland
EH2 4JY
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport
Length
4
Days
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Private
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Architecture Castles Landscapes

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  • £1372 Per Adult
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Nordic Visitor UK

Nordic Visitor provides tailored tour packages in Scotland. Our travel experts are based in Edinburgh and will craft a personal itinerary for you based on your vacation or holiday needs. All our travel packages are tested by our consultants to ensure your Scottish getaway is everything you dreamed of and more. Choose from self-drive, small group or private tours. You'll also find a range of special interest packages including tours focusing on castles, whisky, cuisine, Outlander and more!

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Monday: 9am–5pm
Tuesday: 9am–5pm
Wednesday: 9am–5pm
Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–5pm
Office closed during local Edinburgh holidays.

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