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Grand Tour of Scotland

11 days from £2,564 / $4,102 per person

Ampersand’s Grand Tour of Scotland is a fantastic tailor-made holiday for the discerning first time visitor which combines the country's beautiful natural landscapes, historic cities, luxury hotels and country pursuits.

In Edinburgh stay at the recently revamped century-old Caledonian hotel. Perfectly located for wandering into town, the Caledonian has fantastic views of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. The following day move from historic Edinburgh to the legendary Gleneagles hotel where you have the opportunity to engage in a range of country pursuits and activities from horse riding and clay pigeon shooting to fishing and falconry. From Perthshire move on to Cameron House, a luxurious property located on the banks of Loch Lomond, part of the Trossachs National Park. Once in Loch Lomond relax at the hotel and take advantage of its many facilities including world-class golf courses and an award-winning ESPA spa. 

The following day a drive or train journey will take you on to Inverlochy Castle, a grandiose county house hotel set in the foothills of Ben Nevis. Here you are well situated to visit whisky distilleries, play a round of golf, visit the Glenfinnan Monument or go trekking in nearby Grampian Mountains. Journey north into the Scottish Highlands where your next stop is the scenic Loch Ness. Take a boat ride on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle on its banks before visiting the historic Culloden Battlefield. The next day transfer to Inverness airport for your flight home.

This tour includes luxury vehicles for all transfers and private Blue Badge guides or equivalent for all sightseeing tours. This is purely a suggested itinerary and can be booked as is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect tailor-made holiday to Scotland. 


Itinerary details

11 days from £2,564 / $4,102 per person

  • Day 1 - The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel - Edinburgh and The Lothians
    Arrive in Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. This evening dine at The Witchery.
  • Day 2 - The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel - Edinburgh and The Lothians
    Full-day sightseeing. Enjoy a tour of Edinburgh's highlights including Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
  • Day 3 - Gleneagles - Perthshire
    Transfer to Gleneagles (approx. 1.5 hours). Take the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Optional visit to The Famous Grouse distillery.
  • Day 4 - Gleneagles - Perthshire
    Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel's facilities. Alternatively visit Drummond Castle Gardens. Tonight dine at the hotel's Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.
  • Day 5 - Cameron House - Loch Lomond
    Transfer to Loch Lomond (approx. 1.5 hours) via Stirling Castle. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 6 - Cameron House - Loch Lomond
    Morning boat cruise on Loch Lomond. Afternoon free for golf or outdoor activities.
  • Day 7 - Inverlochy Castle - Fort William
    Transfer to Fort William (approx. 2.5 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Alternatively visit Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery.
  • Day 8 - Inverlochy Castle - Fort William
    Morning at leisure. This afternoon go on a trekking excursion to the Grampian Mountains. Alternatively visit Glenfinnan Monument.
  • Day 9 - Loch Ness Lodge - Loch Ness
    Transfer to Loch Ness (approx. 2 hours). Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 10 - Loch Ness Lodge - Loch Ness
    Morning boat cruise on Loch Ness and visit to Urquhart Castle. Afternoon visit to Culloden Battlefield or Glen Affric.
  • Day 11 - In Transit
    Transfer to Inverness for your flight home.
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