Scotland

Highland Explorer Tour | 3 Days / 2 Nights

Get out there and experience the true Scottish Highlands; its magical landscape, spectacular scenery, ancient heritage and iconic attractions. Begin your 3-day exploration in Scotland’s first National Park with ample time to visit locations such as Loch Lomond, Inveraray and the amazing Glencoe. Visit iconic Loch Ness and explore the charming and picturesque towns of Pitlochry and Dunkeld in the heart of bonnie Scotland. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

Includes:

  • Your own tour co-ordinator
  • 3 star handpicked accommodation
  • All rooms en-suite
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • All evening meals
  • Entry into all named attractions
  • A luxury touring vehicle
  • Your own driver/tour guide
  • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

    Highlands, Skye & Jacobite Steam Train Tour | 4 Days / 3 Nights

    Scotland is well known for its stunning landscape, beautiful castles and alluring island retreats. The Isle of Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland, famous for its scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away. This 4 day tour explores the shores of Loch Lomond and the glens of Glencoe before taking the famous Jacobite Steam Stean out to the rugged west coast. An enjoyable full day on the Isle of Skye provides plenty of interesting options before we finally head south to Loch Ness, Pitlochry and Stirling whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Scotland all topped off with a tour of a Whisky Distillery to sample the “Water of Life”.

    Includes:

    • Your own tour co-ordinator
    • 3 star handpicked accommodation
    • All rooms en-suite
    • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
    • All evening meals
    • Entry into all named attractions
    • A luxury touring vehicle
    • Your own driver/tour guide
    • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

      Historical Castles, Highland Villages & Whisky Tour | 4 Days / 3 Nights

      Scotland is renowned for its beautiful traditional settlements and historical castles. It is believed that the country once had some 3000 castles, some of which are still in use today, while others lie in ruins. This perfectly paced 4 day tour explores the history of Doune Castle, Blair Castle and charming highland villages of the magical highlands whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Scotland all topped off with a tour of a Whisky Distillery to sample the “Water of Life”. We visit the villages of Carrbridge, Pitlochry, Fort Augustus on Loch Ness, Luss on Loch Lomond and the fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther.

      Includes:

      • Your own tour co-ordinator
      • 3 star handpicked accommodation
      • All rooms en-suite
      • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
      • All evening meals
      • Entry into all named attractions
      • A luxury touring vehicle
      • Your own driver/tour guide
      • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

        Iconic Scotland Tour | 4 Days / 3 Nights

        The Highlands and the west of Scotland have it all: historic castles, spectacular islands, abundant wildlife, towering mountains and mystical lochs. Take a relaxing 4 day trip to experience the icons of Bonnie Scotland; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, mystical Glencoe, the Road to the Isles, the enchanting Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms National Park, and explore the charming and picturesque settlements of Luss, Mallaig, Portree, Fort Augustus, Pitlochry and Dunkeld.

        Includes:

        • Your own tour co-ordinator
        • 3 star handpicked accommodation
        • All rooms en-suite
        • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
        • All evening meals
        • Entry into all named attractions
        • A luxury touring vehicle
        • Your own driver/tour guide
        • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

          Highlands & Skye Tour | 5 Days / 4 Nights

          Get a taste of Scotland’s stunning highland landscape, island scenery and ancient heritage over 5 exhilarating days. Begin your exploration through the heart of Scotland as we explore Scotland’s first National Park, beautiful Loch Lomond and enchanting Glencoe. Enjoy the journey along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to the Isle of Skye, taking in Loch Ness, Pitlochry and Stirling. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

          Includes:

          • Your own tour co-ordinator
          • 3 star handpicked accommodation
          • All rooms en-suite
          • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
          • All evening meals
          • Entry into all named attractions
          • A luxury touring vehicle
          • Your own driver/tour guide
          • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

            Highlands & Skye incl. Jacobite Steam Train | 5 Days / 4 Nights

            Get a taste of Scotland’s stunning highland landscape, island scenery and ancient heritage over 5 exhilarating days. Begin your exploration through the heart of Scotland as we explore Scotland’s first National Park, beautiful Loch Lomond and enchanting Glencoe. Enjoy an iconic journey on the Jacobite Steam Train (which featured in the Harry Potter film series) to the Isle of Skye. We also take in Loch Ness, Pitlochry, Stirling and finally Edinburgh Old Town. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

            Includes:

            • Your own tour co-ordinator
            • 3 star handpicked accommodation
            • All rooms en-suite
            • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
            • All evening meals
            • Entry into all named attractions
            • A luxury touring vehicle
            • Your own driver/tour guide
            • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

              Best of Scotland Tour | 7 Days / 6 Nights

              This 7 day journey is an incredible introduction to Scotland and includes a trip over one of Scotland’s highest roads. Explore and experience the many different aspects and the very best sights on offer; the fabulous scenery of our National Parks, enchanting Glencoe and the Isle of Skye, beautiful Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, the charming traditional communities of Applecross, Inveraray, Pitlochry and Fort Augustus, historic Culloden Battlefield and Eilean Donan Castle and the vibrant centres of Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh.

              Includes:

              • Your own tour co-ordinator
              • 3 star handpicked accommodation
              • All rooms en-suite
              • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
              • All evening meals
              • Entry into all named attractions
              • A luxury touring vehicle
              • Your own driver/tour guide
              • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                Tour of Scotland with Outlander | 7 Days / 6 Nights

                A 7 day exploration of Scotland’s contrasting regions and the opportunity to visit some of the fantastic Outlander film locations. Embark on an incredible journey through the stunning Glens of Scotland including Glencoe and Rannoch Moor where much of Craig Na Dun was filmed, get a taste of real Scottish history and admire the views of the scenic highlands. Highlights include the fabulous scenery of our National Parks, enchanting Glencoe, beautiful Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Culross (Crainsmuir village), historic Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle and the breathtaking beauty of the Isle of Skye.

                Includes:

                • Your own tour co-ordinator
                • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                • All rooms en-suite
                • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                • All evening meals
                • Entry into all named attractions
                • A luxury touring vehicle
                • Your own driver/tour guide
                • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                  West Coast Islands & Wild Highlands Tour | 8 Days / 7 Nights

                  An exhilarating 8 day exploration of some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in Scotland. Visit and experience the fabulous scenery of the rugged Isle of Mull and the enchanting Isle of Skye, explore charming traditional communities such as Inveraray, Portree, Pitlochry and Fort Augustus on Loch Ness, and tour the iconic places of Eilean Donan Castle and Stirling Castle.

                  Includes:

                  • Your own tour co-ordinator
                  • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                  • All rooms en-suite
                  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                  • All evening meals
                  • Entry into all named attractions
                  • A luxury touring vehicle
                  • Your own driver/tour guide
                  • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                    Hebridean Islands and the Highlands | 9 Days / 8 Nights

                    This tour ventures west on the roads less travelled to the edge of Scotland where life is very different. The journey takes in the rugged Isle of Mull; well known for its wildlife including whales, dolphins and sea eagles, but also its culture and superb mountains and coastal scenery. Touring north, we explore the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula; noted for being unspoiled and undisturbed, its remoteness is accentuated by the main route being a single track road. A ferry crossing takes us to the sparsely populated Uists in the Outer Hebrides where the Gaelic language, crofting and sheep farming is the way of life. Other highlights include the Applecross peninsula, Inverness and the Cairngorms National Park. This tour captures the simple life, the surreal, wild outdoors, where we hope to spot some of the incredible wildlife that exist in these parts.

                    Includes:

                    • Your own tour co-ordinator
                    • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                    • All rooms en-suite
                    • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                    • All evening meals
                    • Entry into all named attractions
                    • A luxury touring vehicle
                    • Your own driver/tour guide
                    • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                      Best of Scotland & Islay | 9 Days / 8 Nights

                      A 9 day scenic adventure taking in the incredible landscapes of west coast islands and the Highlands, a blend of roads less travelled and Scotlands iconic attractions. We take in the rugged Isle of Skye, the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre peninsula and the Isle of Islay, the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies which some say are the best in the world. Highlights include exploring both of our National Parks, haunting Glencoe, Isle of Islay, ferry to Skye, Culloden Moor, Loch Ness, Inveraray, highland Perthshire and Eilean Donan Castle.

                      Includes:

                      • Your own tour co-ordinator
                      • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                      • All rooms en-suite
                      • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                      • All evening meals
                      • Entry into all named attractions
                      • A luxury touring vehicle
                      • Your own driver/tour guide
                      • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                        Highlands & Islands Tour | 9 Days / 8 Nights

                        This popular Highlands & Islands tour underlines the many contrasts of Scotland; beautiful island and coastal landscapes – the highlights include: the majestic Highlands, magical castles, remote historic places and does so in a relaxing 9 days. Take in the contrasting scenery that Scotland has to offer, from the lochs and forests of the mainland, to the mountainous landscapes of Skye and the Cairngorms as well as the history and culture of the Outer Hebrides. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

                        Includes:

                        • Your own tour co-ordinator
                        • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                        • All rooms en-suite
                        • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                        • All evening meals
                        • Entry into all named attractions
                        • A luxury touring vehicle
                        • Your own driver/tour guide
                        • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                          Grand Tour | 10 Days / 9 Nights

                          Our 10 day tour of Scotland is a masterpiece, combining the essential scenic routes and historic and cultural stopovers to give you an authentic and in-depth experience. Travel through the Scottish Borders and Scotland’s first National Park to Glencoe, Skye, Applecross, Inverness and the Cairngorms, Stirling, St Andrews and finally Edinburgh with many other beautiful and fascinating places on the way providing the “trip of a lifetime”.

                          Includes:

                          • Your own tour co-ordinator
                          • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                          • All rooms en-suite
                          • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                          • All evening meals
                          • Entry into all named attractions
                          • A luxury touring vehicle
                          • Your own driver/tour guide
                          • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                            Highlands, Neolithic Orkney & St Andrews | 10 Days / 9 Nights

                            A perfect journey through some of Scotland’s most spectacular highland and coastal scenery. Explore our ancient heritage, natural island landscapes and iconic attractions over 10 relaxing days. Begin your journey in Scotland’s first National Park and on to the splendid Isle of Skye, then travel to the dramatic north coast to come face to face with Neolithic history in Orkney. Experience the atmosphere of iconic Eilean Donan Castle, breath-taking Glencoe, and the quaint fishing villages of Mallaig, Crail & Anstruther,before finishing with historic St. Andrews. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

                            Includes:

                            • Your own tour co-ordinator
                            • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                            • All rooms en-suite
                            • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                            • All evening meals
                            • Entry into all named attractions
                            • A luxury touring vehicle
                            • Your own driver/tour guide
                            • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                              Skye, Outer Hebrides & Orkney | 10 Days / 9 Nights

                              Explore Scotland’s spectacular coastal and island scenery. Visit our west coast islands to experience our ancient heritage, natural island landscapes and iconic attractions over 12 relaxing days. Begin your journey in Scotland’s first National Park and on to the magical Isle of Skye, then the wild and rugged Outer Hebrides, to the dramatic north coast to come face to face with Neolithic history in Orkney. Experience the atmosphere of breath-taking Glencoe and quaint fishing villages such as Mallaig, and visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle before venturing through the Highlands on our way back to Edinburgh. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.

                              Includes:

                              • Your own tour co-ordinator
                              • 3 star handpicked accommodation
                              • All rooms en-suite
                              • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
                              • All evening meals
                              • Entry into all named attractions
                              • A luxury touring vehicle
                              • Your own driver/tour guide
                              • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle

                                Premier Round Scotland by Train | 8 Days / 7 Nights

                                Savour fabulous lochs, hills and isles at your own pace, while experiencing memorable rail trips on the renowned West Highland and Kyle Lines.

                                This holiday draws on memorable train journeys and private day tours to weave together a Caledonian odyssey. Take in breath-taking lochs, peaks and wilderness on the mainland plus the famous Isle of Skye. Add potent history – and potent whisky if desired! With superb hotels providing luxury along the way, this trip is ideal for independent travellers looking for personal service and a touch of special Scottish style.

                                Includes:

                                • private guided tour of Skye,
                                • private half day tour of Loch Ness
                                • one-hour boat trip (not private)

                                  Slowly Through the North Highlands by Train | 9 Days / 8 Nights

                                  Explore the areas around Scotland’s wildest, most beautiful railway lines, enjoyed at an unhurried pace.

                                  Very few places, in our opinion, come close to matching the North Highlands’ blend of tranquillity, majesty and unforgettable scenery. One of our favourite ways to experience all this is via some of the world’s most scenic railway journeys. As ever, we’ve chosen appealing accommodation and days out with friendly local guides to take you beyond the end of the train line, including over the sea to Skye. This really is the most relaxing way to discover this exquisite part of Scotland by train.

                                  Includes:

                                  • all train travel
                                  • Loch Ness boat trip
                                  • private tours of Skye and the Caithness coast

                                    Luxury Skye and Highlands by Sleeper | 7 Days / 6 Nights

                                    Arrive in the Highlands by Sleeper then enjoy private tours and indulgent stays in some of Scotland’s most arresting locations.

                                    Experience the life-changing feeling of leaving London in darkness and waking up to watch the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands unfold in front of you – soaring mountain peaks, dense emerald forestry and lochs of the deepest blue. You will discover the best of Perthshire and Inverness with private tours – plus, of course, two days on the ever-arresting Isle of Skye. Paired with exceptional accommodations, this is a holiday you will never forget.

                                    Includes:

                                    • rail and ferry travel as described
                                    • transfers
                                    • private guided tours of Highland Perthshire, Skye & Inverness

                                      North Highlands & Orkney Guided Rail Tour | 7 Days / 6 Nights

                                      From Britain’s oldest human imprints to Scotland’s geographical extremities, this new small group tour mixes breathtaking vistas with great rail trips.

                                      This richly varied week-long small group guided tour revels in the remote beauty and ancient history woven into Scotland’s far north. After exploring icons like mysterious Loch Ness, you’ll delve the mainland’s atmospheric ‘top edge’ of Caithness, before crossing to magical Orkney – a wondrous setting for incredible stories taking in ancient Britons, Vikings and both world wars. The ‘Highland Capital’ Inverness bookends your trip with its own distinctive cosmopolitan style.

                                      Includes:

                                      • Breakfast throughout
                                      • Picnic lunch on the train from Inverness to Wick.
                                      • Dinner on three evenings.
                                      • Half day tour including cruise on Loch Ness and time on shore to visit Urquhart Castle.
                                      • Rail travel from Inverness to Wick & Tain to Inverness.
                                      • Tour from Wick, including Dunnet Head.
                                      • Ferry from John o’Groats to Burwick.
                                      • Sightseeing transfer from Burwick to Kirkwall.
                                      • Full-day tour of Orkney with an expert local guide.
                                      • An Orkney Explorer Pass including entry to all Historic Scotland sites.
                                      • Ferry from Stromness to Scrabster.
                                      • Tour/transfer from Scrabster to Dornoch.
                                      • Entry to Dunrobin Castle.
                                      • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing guiding and assistance throughout.
                                      • Transfers as described.

                                        Highlands, Castles and Whisky by Train | 7 Days / 6 Nights

                                        Experience the best of Scotland by train, including two privately-guided day tours.

                                        Begin your holiday with two days in historic Stirling, with its superb castle and Wallace Monument, before a relaxing train journey through classic Highland scenery to the seaside at Nairn. From here, head east to the Granite City of Aberdeen. On the way you’ll experience breathtakingly scenic railways as well as two privately guided day tours, taking in some of Scotland’s finest castles and whisky distilleries.

                                        Includes:

                                        • train travel throughout
                                        • full day with a local guide in Speyside to visit three distilleries
                                        • private tour of Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail.

                                          Grand Tour of Scotland by Train | 15 Days / 14 Nights

                                          A leisurely fortnight touring the Highlands and some islands, largely by train.

                                          This comprehensive 14-night holiday is carefully designed to allow plenty of two night stopovers, and takes in the dramatic beauty of the West Highlands, the rugged charm of Skye, the delights of Inverness, the prehistory of Orkney and the magnificent scenery of the Cairngorm mountains. It includes the romance of the Jacobite steam train as well as several boat trips – after all, even we can’t arrange a railway journey over the sea! The boat trips enable you to reach the remote Knoydart peninsula or the Isle of Rum, Skye and Orkney, where you’ll also have a day’s exploring. This meticulously planned journey is the ultimate leisurely and stress-free way to experience the Highlands and islands of Scotland.