A land of castles and cashmere, Scotland is renowned for its rugged landscapes and enduring traditions. This tailor-made programme is specially designed to showcase Scotland at its finest.
Commencing in the historic capital city, it travels to the famed Isle of Skye, the majestic Highlands before travelling south to Perthshire. Your journey will combine a wealth of luxury accommodations and exclusive private experiences to create incredible memories that will be treasured for years to come.
Your chauffeur-guide will ensure you are taken off the beaten track and that you delve into the depths of both ways of life. With local knowledge and a gift for talking like no other nation, they will explain and expand on the country’s rich history and cultural heritage like no book can. Their stories and fun facts will live long in the memory.
Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.
Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the British Isles and expanding it even more in 2010 throughout the regions of Perth and Kinross. Mighty and majestic, this national park is filled with cascading waterfalls, ancient trees you can only read about in folklore and mountains as high as 3,000 feet. This protected landscape is also used by its current inhabitants for sustainable development. Cairngorms National Park has everything for every type of traveler – castles, distilleries, outdoor exploration, watersports, snowsports, wildlife and different levels of walking and cycling.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye in northwestern Scotland, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel. The capital of the island is Portree. A popular tourist resort, Skye is also home to the Dunvegan Castle, which was erected during the 9th century. Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest inhabited castle in Northern Scotland, having been occupied by the Chiefs of MacLeod continuously, for over seven centuries and still today remaining the Ancestral home of the present chief, John MacLeod of MacLeod, the 29th of the line, and his family. Breathtaking in every respect, the Castle should not be missed. Maybe while at the Castle you’ll learn the secret of the precious Fairy Flag.
Glencoe is a scenic and historic glen in Scotland. Visit the battlefields infamous of a 17th century massacre, as well as the setting for the third Harry Pottery film. Enjoy hillwalking and mountaineering, and exploring the Highlands of Scotland.
Given the name 'The Long Town' for its 1.5-mile long High Street, Auchterarder, was known as 'the town of 100 drawbridges' during the Middle Ages. These narrow bridges connected the road to doorsteps of homes that were built across wide gutters. Since 1227, the town was undergone numerous renovations and since then, has hosted the 31st G8 summit.