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Express Scotland - Private

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Six Days of Adventures with your Own Guide

This express private tour is a fast-paced version of our tours around Scotland, designed to include as many of the top sights as possible in only six days. With your own private guide, you’ll be driven from the capital Edinburgh up to the Highlands and to the stunning Isle of Skye. Along the way, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful landscapes, see historical castles and iconic sights such as Loch Ness and Glen Coe.

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2581 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore some of Scotland’s top sights on the famous and breathtaking Isle of Skye
  • Walk along the mysterious Loch Ness and visit the castle on its shores
  • Stroll up the Royal Mile and discover the capital city Edinburgh
  • See the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Enjoy some quiet time in nature at the Trossachs National Park
  • Photograph the iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Explore the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness, and its surroundings
  • Take in the breathtaking beauty of Glen Coe
  • Discover historic sites around the country with the Scottish Explorer Pass
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Heritage i, Highlands i, Honeymoon & Romance i

Season

Apr - Oct

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

897/557 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • 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

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  • Day 2: INTO THE HIGHLANDS

    Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable vehicle to start your private tour. On the way you’ll have many possible stops, such as the picturesque village of Dunkeld, the 13th-century Blair Castle and the Highland Folk Museum inside the Cairngorms National Park. Arriving near Inverness, you can 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 Battlefield of Culloden Moor

    Driving distance: 251 km / 156 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours

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  • Day 3: LOCH NESS, CASTLES & ISLE OF SKYE

    Today‘s journey will take you from Inverness to the famous Isle of Skye. Your guide will drive you along the shores of Loch Ness and, if you have time, take a boat tour in search of its notorious and elusive monster, or go explore the nearby Urquhart Castle ruins. Further along the drive, make a stop at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. When you arrive on Skye, your first stop will be at the scenic village of Portree, where you can explore and admire its colourful buildings and dine at a local restaurant.

    Spend the night on the Isle of Skye or nearby.

    Included: Entrance to Urquhart Castle

    Driving distance: 182 km / 113 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 7-8 hours 

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  • Day 4: TROTTERNISH PENINSULA & GLENFINNAN

    Start the day early to explore Skye, a haven for nature lovers. Your guide will take you around the northern part of the island via the breathtaking Trotternish Peninsula, passing "The Old Man of Storr," one of Skye’s most famous landmarks. On the way you can see the beautiful Kilt Rock waterfall and enjoy the scenery of the Quirang. Later, head to the Sleat Peninsula and catch the ferry to the mainland. On your drive to Fort William stop at Glennfinnan where you can visit the Glenfinnan Monument, overlooking Loch Shiel, and admire the Glenfinnan viaduct, featured in Harry Potter.

    Spend the night in the Fort William area.

    Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig: 30 minutes

    Driving distance: 254 km / 157 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours

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  • Day 5: TRAVEL ALONG DRAMATIC GLENS

    Today, drive across the Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond area and back to Edinburgh. This journey takes you past the magnificent Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous and scenic valley. For a fun photo opportunity, don't miss Doune Castle, featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander. You will also visit the grand Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top attractions and, if time allows, the impressive Kelpies, two giant horse-head sculptures.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

    Included: Entrances to Doune Castle and Stirling Castle

    Driving distance: 261 km / 162 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8-9 hours

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  • Day 6: DEPARTURE FROM SCOTLAND

    On your day of departure, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you directly to the Edinburgh 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.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel, B&B, well-appointed guesthouse or similar. All provide breakfast..

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Price per person from

Approx 2581 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, the itinerary, accommodation, and other useful information for your travel.

ABOUT OUR PRIVATE TOURS
This package is one of our private tours, which means you will have a dedicated and private local guide at your side throughout the trip. You will enjoy private transfers to and from the airport, and a private drive around the Highlands. Because it is just you and your guide, that means it will be easily tailored to your unique needs and interest. Get in touch to customise this package further, for any additional nights before and after the trip or other changes to the itinerary.

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland and share their local knowledge, including hidden gems and stories, with you along the way. Depending on availability and on the size of your travelling party, we can offer a range of vehicles from a 4x4 luxury car to a 16-passenger Mercedes-Benz mini-bus.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels and guesthouses around the country based on personal experience and comfort. Please note, that generally in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we often select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are, in some cases, no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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