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Express Scotland Winter - Private

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Get a Taste of Scotland's Winter Scenery

Come enjoy the sights of Scotland on a seamless travel experience with this private tour. Your very own driver-guide will pick you up from Edinburgh to take you into the Scottish Highlands and to the Isle of Skye. Admire the snow-capped mountains, visit atmospheric ruins, and learn about the local history and traditions from your local guide. They will share their insider knowledge with you so you can make the most of your time in Scotland.

6 days / 5 nights

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The amount will be charged in GBP

Approx 2775 GBP

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local experts in Scotland
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  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Take in some of Scotland’s most famous natural and historical sights
  • See the breathtaking Isle of Skye and its top sights
  • Walk along the mysterious Loch Ness and visit the castle on its shores
  • Stroll up the Royal Mile and discover the capital city Edinburgh
  • Explore the “Capital of the Highlands”, Inverness, and its surroundings
  • Enjoy the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Immerse yourself in the Trossachs National Park’s quiet beauty
  • Photograph the iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Marvel at the sweeping views of Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous valley
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Highlands i

Season

Nov - Mar

Departure

Daily

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Highlands i

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. If you arrive early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon walking through the city, strolling along the Royal Mile and exploring the Old and New Towns, 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.

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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. They will first take you to the “Capital of the Highlands, Inverness, journeying through the scenic Highlands. Take in the snowy hills, frosty pine forests and shimmering lakes along the way.

    With your guide you can choose where to stop today. You could see the picturesque village of Dunkeld, visit the 13th-century Blair Castle or pass by 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.

    Driving distance: 251 km / 156 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 9-10 hours

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

    The iconic Isle of Skye awaits! Your guide will drive you from Inverness to the famous western island via Loch Ness. If you want, you could take a boat tour onto the loch, or visit the nearby Urquhart Castle ruins. Further along the drive, your guide will 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.

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

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  • Day 4: TROTTERNISH PENINSULA & GLENFINNAN

    Today your guide will take you around the northern Trotternish Peninsula of Skye. It is home to some of the most famous sights on the island. You’ll pass by "The Old Man of Storr," see the beautiful Kilt Rock waterfall and enjoy the scenery of the Quirang.

    Later, your guide will drive you south to the Sleat Peninsula to catch the ferry back to the mainland. If time allows, on the way to your accommodation, your guide might make a stop at Glenfinnan. Here you could visit the Glenfinnan Monument, overlooking Loch Shiel, and admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter movies.

    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 9-10 hours

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  • Day 5: TRAVEL ALONG DRAMATIC GLENS

    Journey with your guide across the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park back to Edinburgh. Today’s drive takes you along the magnificent Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous and scenic valley. Later, if time allows, your guide might stop at Doune Castle or Stirling Castle. You’ll then pass by the impressive Kelpies, two giant horse-head sculptures, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

    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 Edinburgh Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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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 Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with well-appointed guesthouses or country hotels.

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Superior

Standard rooms in four-star hotels or boutique guesthouses in combination with Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.

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Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully 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 a private tour, which means you will have a dedicated, private local guide at your side throughout the trip. This tour also includes private airport transfers on arrival and departure, but it will not be the same driver.

During your time in the Highlands, as it will be just you and your driver, it will be easy to tailor the itinerary to your unique needs and interests. Get in touch with us if you would like to customise this package further.

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide. They 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, such as premium executive cars, 4-wheel drives and 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. In Scotland, please note that room sizes may vary and are based on European standard sizes, which means they may be smaller than in North America.

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. In some cases, no lifts are available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your accommodation 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 2 business days by one of our travel consultants. They 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 any remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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