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9 DAYS EPIC SCOTLAND – LOCHS TO HIGHLANDS

Edinburgh, Stirling, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William, Cairngorms National Park

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Off the Beaten, Nature & Wildlife

Highlights

  • Experience the best of Scottish hospitality and farm-to-table dining at specially curated 5-star hotels, ranging from restored manor houses, castles and farmhouses
  • Discover the real Scotland from an insider’s perspective with your expert local driver-guide, who will ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Relive tales of Scotland’s dark history in dramatic Glencoe
  • Ride the Jacobite Steam Train, hailed as one of the world’s best rail journeys
  • Immerse yourself in the diversity of outdoor and cultural experiences in Cairngorms National Park

This journey in Scotland is designed so that the best elements of highlands are included, with days where guests are able to personalize the itinerary to match their interests and choose how they would like to spend their time. It’s an opportunity to get out into nature and meeting real Scots, rather than just observing the scenery as it passes by.

From regal Edinburgh, kickstart your wilderness experience around Stirling and the majestic Loch Lomond. You then pass the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe and onto Fort Williams. Stay in a castle, ride on a steam train, among other outdoor experiences, before ending the trip in the highlands at UK’s largest national park, Cairngorms. It’s a nature paradise with wild open spaces, adventure sports to get the adrenaline pumping, mixing in some local cultural experience and wildlife spotting.

From

HKD 89,780 Per Person

9 Days 8 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival In Edinburgh

Arrival In Edinburgh
Edinburgh
N.A.

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel.

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour (2hrs)

You are met by a local city guide for a walking tour of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, explore the cobbled streets and hidden alleyways and walk the Royal Mile spanning from the modern Scottish Parliament Building at one end to the imposing Edinburgh Castle at the other.

Day 02 Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Breakfast included

Edinburgh at leisure

The day is free to visit some of Edinburgh’s popular sites with recommendations from your city guide based on your interests.

One of the highlights is the National Museum of Scotland, one of the most visited museums and galleries in the world, housing a spectacular array of over 20,000 fascinating artefacts with a section taking you through the history of Scotland.

If time permits, head on to Royal Yacht Britannia, home to The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world.

Day 03 Edinburgh / Stirling

Edinburgh / Stirling
Stirling
Breakfast included

Explore Stirling

Your private guide will collect you this morning as you head north towards the Highlands. Our first hotel is only a short drive from Edinburgh, but we’ll break the journey with a stop at either the impressive Doune Castle, or a local whisky distillery, including a dram.

From here, it’s a short transfer to the hotel, which is owned by Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, who hails from this region. Tennis lessons are available on the Wimbledon-themed courts for anyone wishing to give it a go.

Day 04 Stirling / Loch Lomond / Stirling

Stirling / Loch Lomond / Stirling
Stirling
Breakfast included

Loch Lomond Boat Ride and Hike

In the morning, a short transfer takes us into Loch Lomond National Park, where we’ll enjoy a boat ride on the tranquil waters of a stunningly scenic loch. In the afternoon, enjoy a private hike with your expert guide – this can be tailored to a gentle stroll to your first Highland summit. Alternatively, you can follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace as you visit key historic sites and learn about this crucial era in Scotland’s fight for independence, or join a connoisseur’s tour and tasting at a local whisky distillery.

Day 05 Stirling / Glencoe / Fort William

Stirling / Glencoe / Fort William
Fort William
Breakfast included

Glencoe’s Legends

Heading north, we stop at the grave of the infamous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor to learn a little about his life which has been adapted into books and films, and then enjoy a short hike to an ancient clan rallying point which offers superb views of the national park. Later, arrive in dramatic Glencoe, with its iconic mountain views and dark history. A short walk offers impressive views and a chance to appreciate the towering mountains and hear spellbinding myths and legends (and maybe a skirl of bagpipes) from a local storyteller as you relax with a drink in a traditional mountain inn.

Arriving at your castle hotel, where you can feel the history in its classical rooms. Opt for a fine dining experience in the Albert and Michel Roux Jr dining room, or head out to enjoy a simple meal in a favourite local inn.

Day 06 Fort William / Mallaig / Fort William

Fort William / Mallaig / Fort William
Fort William
Breakfast included

Jacobite Steam Train Experience

The day begins with a steam train ride whose carriages was featured as the Hogwarts Express in the popular Harry Potter films. This is considered as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world, passing mountain scenery and shimmering lochs following the route of the ‘Road To The Isles.’ Arriving at the coast, enjoy lunch (own expense) and then meet your guide for the drive back to Fort William, with stops along various historical sites in the region.

Fort William Experiences (Choose One)

This afternoon, you have the option to embark on a sea-kayaking expedition along the Scottish coastline, led by an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a gondola ride up the mountain to easily enjoy superb views of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK, and the surrounding rugged landscape.

Day 07 Fort William / Cairngorms National Park

Fort William / Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park
Breakfast, Dinner included

Cairngorms National Park Experiences (Choose 2)

Today you bid farewell to the west and head to the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Highlands (approx. 90km, 1.5hrs). The short transfer means there is plenty of time to explore along the way, with a plethora of activities available. You may choose two of the activities we recommend:

  • Detour to Loch Ness, where you can take a walk along the shoreline, a cruise on its dark waters, or even meet Scotland’s foremost Monster Hunter for a coffee and insights to his unorthodox career choice!
  • Explore the fascinating recreated historical buildings at the open-air Highland Folk Museum and see what life really used to be like for the local people.
  • Stretch your legs on a hike with your private guide. This could be anything from an easy valley or lochside stroll to hitting the high points on a summit hike.
  • For thrill-seekers, take on a 2km zip-line course in the forest, featuring 14 zip lines, one of which is almost half a mile long!

Day 08 Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park
Breakfast, Dinner included

Cairngorms National Park Insider Experiences (Choose 2)

Today you have the whole day to make the most of this magnificent outdoor playground. Would you dare join your guide for a (quick!) wild swim in the river to awaken the senses? Then immerse yourself in the landscape of Cairngorms National Park on foot. For something more special, a gourmet picnic can be arranged among the hidden nooks of the national park carried by one of the estate’s working ponies (additional costs may apply). Later, enjoy a private tour of a closed whisky distillery, with a tasting in the old mill room.

In the evening, enjoy a private performance by local folk musicians at the farmhouse and then savour a relaxed farm-to-table meal. Alternatively, you could take an early dinner and then head out to a local wildlife hide to see if you can spot nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, roe deer and pine martens.

Day 09 Cairngorms National Park / Departure From Edinburgh

Cairngorms National Park / Departure From Edinburgh
N.A.
Breakfast included

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Edinburgh (approx. 200km, 2.5hrs) for your onward journey.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicate Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax
From HK$89,780
Minimum 4 Pax
From HK$74,780
Single Supplement
TBA

Low Season: October – April
High Season: May – September
The Balmoral Edinburgh •  Cromlix • Inverlochy Castle Hotel • Killiehuntly Farm House 

-	Edinburgh

- Edinburgh

The Balmoral Edinburgh (Executive Old Town View Double Room)

With nods to Scottish traditions from its kilted doormen, classic Scottish art and whisky ambassadors with an extensive collection of malts and classic, this Victorian hotel and its landmark clock tower is a symbol of the city. Savour Michelin-starred dining, award-winning afternoon tea and luxuriate in a serene urban spa at the city’s most majestic spot. (Renovated: 2017; Rooms: 187)

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Stirling

Stirling

Cromlix (Large Double Room)

In a lovely setting surrounded by 34 acres of woodland and gardens in the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside, this elegant Victorian mansion is owned by Olympic tennis champion, Andy Murray. With just 15 beautifully decorated rooms, the hotel also boasts of a Chez Roux restaurant and a wide range of exhilarating outdoor experiences, from trout fishing to archery and off-road driving. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 15)

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Fort William

Fort William

Inverlochy Castle Hotel (Large Double Room)

From its humble beginnings as a tavern more than 250 years ago, this centrally located, historic hotel has been in the same family for generations, now offering refurbished rooms with mod-cons. Its popular restaurant retains a traditional and has an excellent range of local wines. (Renovated: 2008; Rooms: 26)

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Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park

Killiehuntly Farm House (Alder Room)

A farmhouse has stood watch over the Cairngorm mountains on this site since 1850, before reopening in 2015 as a Scottish guesthouse with a distinctly Scandinavian design. Enjoy a day out in the wilderness on an array of experiences focused on conservation and community and before returning to a hearty farm-to-table meal served in a communal dining room. (Opened: 2015; Rooms: 4)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking driver-guide and private vehicle at your disposal from Days 3 to 9
  • Private tours and experiences as per itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, bar, spa services

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