Luxury Scotland Tours

Introduction to Scotland
(7 Days)
Edinburgh with Glasgow & Stirling Castle, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews

Highlights of Scotland
(8 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Essence of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Traditions of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews or Glasgow

Outlander Tour of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William with the Highlands & Inverness, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

The Royal Scotsman
Luxury train extension - various lengths

Whisky Tour of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Oban & Islay, Isle of Skye, Ross (Glenmorangie House), Speyside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Multi-country Tours

Luxuries of England & Scotland
(10 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 Days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), London

Best of England & Scotland
(16 Days)
London, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Lake District, Edinburgh, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Ashford Castle, Dublin, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Outlander Tour of Scotland

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Edinburgh, Fort William with Highlands & Inverness, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

This private luxury tour of Scotland features the highlights of the country with a focus on sites and filming locations used in the popular Outlander book and TV series. Enjoy private touring with an expert guide who knows Scotland and Outlander in depth, and stay at Scotland's most luxurious hotels and resorts.

Begin in Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland, with a stay in a sophisticated city hotel. Tour the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including iconic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile (the road leading from the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse) and sites related to the Outlander book and TV series. Explore historic buildings, as well as the narrow closes (alleys) and stairways that connect different levels of the city. Visit shops specializing in wool tweed and other distinctive Scottish products. Depending on your interests, you might like to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former royal yacht of the British monarch; visit the Royal Botanic Garden or National Gallery; tour the unusual architecture of the Scottish Parliament Building and other contemporary design highlights in the city; or hike up an extinct volcano for panoramic views of Edinburgh and the nearby Firth of Forth tidal bay. In August, Artisans of Leisure can assist with tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo or performances at the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe. One day, enjoy an excursion outside the city to visit Outlander filming sites such as Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Hopetoun House (Lord Sandringham's house), Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) and Culross (Cranesmuir).

Next, transfer to the Scottish Highlands with touring en route. Visit Stirling, a strategic town on the edge of the Highlands that played an important role in the battles for Scottish independence. Tour Stirling Castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop and has panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Also see the National Wallace Monument, a landmark dedicated to one of Scotland's greatest heroes. Visit Doune Castle, the filming location of Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV series. Continue through the breathtaking scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful regions in the Highlands.

Stay at a luxury hotel in the Highlands countryside near Fort William. One day, enjoy a private excursion through the Great Glen to Inverness, passing through classic Highlands scenery of narrow lochs and rugged mountains. If desired, enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, and perhaps scan the waters for Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness monster. Also visit the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of the largest castles in Scotland, which sits on the shore of Loch Ness. Outside Inverness, tour the site of the Battle of Culloden, and visit the Balnuaran of Clava (also known as Clava Cairns), a stone circle similar to the one that transports Claire in Outlander. Another day, visit additional Outlander sites near Inverness, such as Beauly Priory, the traditional burial place of the Frasers of Lovat, and Castle Leod, an inspiration for the fictional Castle Leoch in Outlander. Depending on your travel dates, Artisans of Leisure can arrange for a private tour of Castle Leod with the Earl of Cromartie, Chief of Clan Mackenzie, whose family has lived there for centuries. Another option is visiting the Highland Folk Museum, an open-air museum with a 1700s-era Highland township of thatched-roof houses that will look familiar to Outlander fans, and the nearby Tulloch Ghru woodlands.

Next, transfer back through the Highlands, stopping at scenic spots such as Dunalastair Estate (an Outlanderfilming location) and whisky distilleries en route. Continue to Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the idyllic Perthshire countryside. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Falkland, a charming village used as a stand-in for 1940s Inverness in the Outlander TV series, and Drummond Castle, whose gardens served as the Gardens of Versailles in the show. During leisure time, enjoy the resort's extensive activities, including options such as countryside walks, golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, 4WD tours, shooting, gundog training, falconry and afternoon tea. Additional facilities include a spa, a kids club and exclusive Scottish boutiques. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional touring and activities, such as a private excursion to nearby St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf, or to Glasgow for touring of additional Outlander sites or cultural highlights such as renowned art collections and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture.

This private Outlander tour of Scotland can be customized to include time in England or Ireland.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Edinburgh

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2

Edinburgh

Full-day private city tour, including city and Outlander highlights

Day 3

Edinburgh & environs

Private excursion to Outlander-related sites outside Edinburgh

Day 4

Edinburgh – Stirling – Highlands

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 5

Highlands & Inverness

Full-day private excursion

Day 6

Highlands

Full-day private excursion to Outlander-related sites

Day 7

Highlands – Perthshire

Private transfer to resort hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 8

Perthshire

Morning private excursion to Falkland and Outlander filming locations

Day 9

Perthshire

At leisure

Day 10

Perthshire – Depart Edinburgh or Glasgow

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Edinburgh:

The Balmoral Hotel

Highlands: Inverlochy Castle or Glencoe House
Perthshire: Gleneagles

Cost
$15,885 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Scotland Tours

Introduction to Scotland
(7 Days)
Edinburgh with Glasgow & Stirling Castle, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews

Highlights of Scotland
(8 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Essence of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Traditions of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Isle of Skye, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles) & St. Andrews or Glasgow

Outlander Tour of Scotland
(10 Days)
Edinburgh, Fort William with the Highlands & Inverness, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

The Royal Scotsman
Luxury train extension - various lengths

Whisky Tour of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Oban & Islay, Isle of Skye, Ross (Glenmorangie House), Speyside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Multi-country Tours

Luxuries of England & Scotland
(10 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 Days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), London

Best of England & Scotland
(16 Days)
London, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Lake District, Edinburgh, Royal Deeside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Ashford Castle, Dublin, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Testimonials

Our Scotland trip was wonderful. Our guide was simply outstanding. The itinerary, accommodations and military tattoo were great! Our driver was also perfect. Thanks to all at Artisans for making our trip so memorable. 
~ J.H., Highland, IL

Our family had a wonderful time in England and Scotland. The pace of the trip was just right, and we feel that we saw the very best of each place.
~ L.S., Newtown Square, PA

Scotland was fantastic! The guides were great, and the hotels and restaurants fabulous.
~ D.K., East Greenwich, RI

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