The highlight of this private 6-day Scotland Tour is Edinburgh, widely regarded as one of Europe’s most handsome cities. The tour also includes the scenic and peaceful part of Scotland to the South that so inspired Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. For centuries this part of Scotland was in the midst of turbulent border warfare. You can still see the scars of war in the once magnificent abbeys at Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh, still awe-inspiring in their ruined state.
Your Scotland Tour begins with a pickup at your central London hotel. Your route takes you via the ancient university city of Cambridge, the historic town of Stamford, and either Elizabethan Burghley House or the magnificent Stately Home Chatsworth. Continue to York for your first two nights. Take a walk along the ancient city walls offering beautiful views. See the fine Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral in England with its exquisite stained glass windows. You’ll also see the “Shambles“, a perfectly preserved street of Medieval half-timbered houses.
On your way North cross Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans circa 120 AD and the romantic ruins of Jedburgh and Melrose Abbey where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. On your way to Edinburgh see Sir Walter Scott’s home, Abbotsford House, Kelso a market town that he described as “the most beautiful in Scotland” and Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle owned by the Duke of Roxburghe.
You will have two nights in Edinburgh to enjoy this elegant, stimulating city. See its museums and galleries, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Hopetoun House, one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes.
On your fourth day you’ll visit ruined Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You’ll drive through Robert Burns country via Gretna Green where under-age eloping lovers could be married without their parents’ consent before entering the Lake District to stay the night. The Lake District is a region of majestic mountain scenery, lakes, and lush valleys dotted with sheep. Visit Wordsworth’s Cottage or Elizabethan Levens Hall.
Scotland Tour Itinerary
|Day 1||London to York|
|Day 3||York to Edinburgh|
|Day 4||In Edinburgh|
|Day 5||Edinburgh to Lakes District|
|Day 6||Lakes District to London|
Scotland Tour Prices
The prices below are for a private car or a minibus, depending on the tour group size.
|Medium||up to 2||$6902.00|
|Large||up to 3||$7922.00|
|Extra Large||up to 5||$8942.00|
|Minibus||up to 11||$12121.00|
Prices include your guide, private car/minibus, pickup and return to your central London hotel.
Prices for this Scotland tour do not include entrance fees, parking, meals or hotels.