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Luxury Scotland - The Essentials by Range Rover View Full Screen Itinerary

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS, WORLD CLASS LUXURY HOTELS, EDINBURGH, WEST COAST, ROAD TO THE ISLES, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, CASTLES AND LANDSCAPES, LUXURY RANGE ROVER & DRIVER GUIDE

Get set for a whistle stop essential tour of most beautiful Scotland. Our short but full 5-day guided tour complete with luxury Range Rover Vogue takes in a night in the most iconic of hotels in Edinburgh with views overlooking the impressive Edinburgh Castle. After a night in the city experiencing our vibrant Scottish culture from bagpipers to stunning architecture and delicous food, you will be collected by your driver guide who will drive you to the magical West Coast of Scotland via the world famous Glen Coe. Glen Coe is Scotland's most pictureque glen with high mountains on all sides this a giant fjord like landscape perfect for a picnic as your guide explains the history of this amazing place. 

From here it's on to the West Coast, where you will be staying in a Relais and Chateaux castle on an island. A stones throw away from the castle are marine safaris where you will have the chance to see whales, seals and amazing birdlife with the experts from the water. Whilst in the Oban area your guide will take you to Oban distillery where you can learn all about the incredible history or and the current whisky production process. Scotland's most famous export!

Your trip sees you visit Fort William, Old Inverlochy Castle, driving the Road to the Isles (one of the most stunning roads in Scotland) visiting paradise beaches looking across to the islands of the Inner Hebrides. You will pass by the world famous Glenfinnan viaduct famous for it's role in the Harry Potter story. You will also visit the history Eilean Donan Castle, Blair Atholl Castle, and enjoy a luxury VIP shopping experience at 'The House of Bruar' known locally as 'the home of country clothing' before your guide drops you off back in Edinburgh. 

Your final night is at a luxury spa hotel, a converted castle in the Perthshire Highlands with views of a loch from your bedroom.  

Price based on 2-people sharing.

Dates: 2nd July to 6th July 2018

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • LUXURY ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT INCLUDING THE BALMORAL HOTEL
  • TIME TO EXPLORE EDINBURGH, THE WEST COAST AND THE HIGHLANDS
  • PRIVATE LUXURY RANGE ROVER WITH LOCAL DRIVER GUIDE
  • SEE THE JACOBITE RAILWAY 'HARRY POTTER TRAIN' OVER GLENFINNAN VIADUCT
  • STAY AT SCOTTISH CASTLE HOTELS
  • FINE DINING, LOCAL CUISINE & FRESH SEAFOOD
  • VISITS TO WORLD FAMOUS EILEAN DONAN AND BLAIR ATHOLL CASTLE
  • VISIT OBAN WHISKY DISTILLERY FOR A TOUR & TASTING
  • EXPERIENCE A MARINE SAFARI ON THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND
  • VIP 'MEET & GREET' WITH LUXURY LAND ROVER TRANSFER TO CITY CENTRE
Day 1

Day 1: Collection and Luxury Edinburgh

Today you will arrive in Edinburgh at the international airport. Your driver guide will be waiting to greet you at the arrivals termainal, he will then escort you with your luggage to your luxury Range Rover Vogue vehicle which will be outside. 

Your driver will take you...

Today you will arrive in Edinburgh at the international airport. Your driver guide will be waiting to greet you at the arrivals termainal, he will then escort you with your luggage to your luxury Range Rover Vogue vehicle which will be outside. 

Your driver will take you directly to your city centre hotel, The Balmoral. Here you will check-in to your rooms and be able to settle into the city at your own pace. This afternoon we recommend you explore the city centre on foot. Your guide will recommend some of the key attractions to visit which are only a stones throw from the hotel. 

Your room at The Balmoral overlooks Edinburgh's magnificent castle and Princes Street Gardens. Savour the view and enjoy your time in this great capital city. A dinner reservation has been made for you tonight at a local resturant by the castle. 

Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, Castle View Room with breakfast. 

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The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh (image thanks to VisitScotland). 

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Day 2

Day 2: Glencoe, Scottish Highlands and the West Coast

Today is a day of travel through some of Scotland's most incredible landscapes and mountains. After a great breakfast at The Balmoral hotel you will be collected by your driver guide who will be waiting outside the hotel with the Range Rover Vogue (the ultimate in comfort). You...

Today is a day of travel through some of Scotland's most incredible landscapes and mountains. After a great breakfast at The Balmoral hotel you will be collected by your driver guide who will be waiting outside the hotel with the Range Rover Vogue (the ultimate in comfort). You will be departing Edinburgh in search of the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Highlands. Today you will travel one of the most famous routes in Scotland via Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe. Your guide will explain the fascinating history behind the locations you pass by and you will have numerous opportunities for photos and stops including a picnic lunch in Glencoe enjoying the impressive mountains that surround you. 

Today you will finish near Oban, staying at the fabulous Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, this is a great old Victorian castle, built on a private island accessed by small bridge. Your driver guide will drop you off at the Relais & Chateaux hotel where food is sublime and see you the following morning. 

Acccommodation: Isle of Eriska Hotel on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate. 

Glencoe in Scotland - Outlander Fans will love it

Relais & Chateaux Scotland

 

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Day 3

Day 3: Marine Safari, Whisky Tasting and The Road to the Isles

This morning your guide will collect you at the secluded and peaceful Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, before driving you south to Easdale where you will embark on a 2-hour marine safari. Your ocean based adventure gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up...

This morning your guide will collect you at the secluded and peaceful Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, before driving you south to Easdale where you will embark on a 2-hour marine safari. Your ocean based adventure gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with marine wildlife as you've never seen it. Expect to see seals, sea birds, eagles and even whales on this fantastic boat trip with the regions expert guides. 

After your safari, you guide will take you back to Oban where you will enjoy a locally sourced seafood lunch in one of the regions best restaurants. After lunch we have arranged for you a visit to Oban Distillery where you will learn all about the incredible Scotch Whisky industry, Scotland's most famous global export after 'tartan'. 

Once you have learned all about whisky and how to fully appreciate the flavours and notes we will depart for the north west. Your driver guide will take you via Fort William where Ben Nevis (the UK's highest mountain) dominates the skyline. From here it is the world famous 'Road to the Isles'. 

Your fantastic hotel tonight is situated right by the ocean with far reaching views to the majestic Inner Hebrides. Expect superb local seafood and enjoy an evening walk on the white sandy beach. 

Accommodation: Arisaig Hotel - Sea View Room with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. 

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Day 4

Day 4: Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland's most famous castle

Today you wake up in a true paradise location. If the weather is good you will be able to pick out on the skyline all the islands of the Inner Hebrides, from Muck, to Eigg and Rum and even Canna and beyond it the Outer Hebrides. This is...

Today you wake up in a true paradise location. If the weather is good you will be able to pick out on the skyline all the islands of the Inner Hebrides, from Muck, to Eigg and Rum and even Canna and beyond it the Outer Hebrides. This is a special corner of Scotland for sure. 

After a great breakfast enjoying the seaviews you driver guide will take you back inland before heading north west through more amazing landscapes. It is sometimes hard to believe that you are in the UK in this part of Scotland, the landscapes are simply beautiful. 

Your destination for around lunchtime will be Eilean Donan Castle. Here you will enjoy a visit to the castle and your guide will take photos fo you at this most iconic of Scottish castles. 

The afternoon involves touring south east via the famous Laggan Road through the Highlands. You will be heading today for Fonab Castle and Spa. Along the way your guide will stop and various places of interest. 

Accommodation: Fonab Castle with Loch View Room - Bed & Breakfast basis. 

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Day 5

Day 5: Highland Perthshire Exploration

Today you will be enjoying a morning in beautiful Highland Perthire. A very different part of the Scottish Highlands to where you have been on your travels previously. This is a stunning region of Scotland and steeped in history. You will visit Blair Atholl castle this morning, one...

Today you will be enjoying a morning in beautiful Highland Perthire. A very different part of the Scottish Highlands to where you have been on your travels previously. This is a stunning region of Scotland and steeped in history. You will visit Blair Atholl castle this morning, one of the most amazing Scottish castle we have. Learn about the long line of dukes and the incredible history of this castle. We will invite you with your guide to explore the interior of the castle as well as the gardens and grounds. 

Once we have enjoyed the castle, you will be taken by your driver guide to the House of Bruar. Here you will enjoy a luxury VIP shopping experience at the Home of Country Clothing. This is your chance to buy gifts and souvenirs of a high quality for those back home or yourself. The House of Bruar is a great stop and you will be able to grab a light snack here before we depart for Edinburgh. 

On your way south to Edinburgh your driver guide will stop by the world famous Forth Railway Bridge where you can have some photos before you return to the airport in good time for your return flights. 

Thank you for visiting Scotland. We hope you have fallen in love with our country on your magical trip. 

(These two images are thanks to VisitScotland). 

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Travelling by Land Rover in Scotland - a dream!

We loved our trip around Scotland travelling by Land Rover - the Land Rover was part of our excitment and enjoyment each day and added to the sense of adventure! 

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The Balmoral Hotel

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Isle of Eriska

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Arisaig House Hotel

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Hire a Land Rover of your choice:

With Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions your NC500 route can be tailored to fit your own requirements.

In a Land Rover the act of journeying itself is as much a part of your adventure as the places you visit. 

We are able to provide you with the choice of your very own Land Rover. Choose from a luxury Range Rover, Discovery, Discovery Sport or even a rugged Defender. Speak to your travel consultant today and discuss which of these luxurious vehicles would suit you most on your adventure around Scotland. Read our article from the Sandgrouse Traveller here: Luxury Scotland with a Land Rover.

Land Rover Holiday Scotland

Land Rover Experience Scotland with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions:

We can also include within your trip a Land Rover Experience Scotland adventure. We have a great relationship with the team at the centre and can arrange either a half day off-road course or full day experience on a near-by Highland estate.

Set in the heart of Perthshire, with stunning Highland scenery the Land Rover Experience Scotland centre on the shore of Butterstone Loch offers visitors the chance to fully understand the capability of these incredibly machines. Enjoy expert guiding and tuition from trained Land Rover instructors in one of the centres vehicles. 

If you are planning on doing the North Coast 500 in your own sports car, let us know and we will make sure to keep you on the right roads. 

Land Rover Experience Centre Scotland

Range Rover at Land Rover Experience Scotland

What's Included:

5-days private guiding with local guide. 

4-nights luxury accommodation. 

The Balmoral Hotel, Castle View (Bed & Breakfast rate).

Isle of Eriska Castle Hotel & Spa, 1x Standard Double (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate).  

Arisaig House Hotel, 1x Seaview Room (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast). 

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, 1x Luxury Room (Bed & Breakfast rate)

Land Rover: Range Rover Vogue TDV6- 5 Door 5 Seater (Automatic) 4x4 

'VIP' Meet and Greet service at Edinburgh Airport. 

'VIP' Land Rover private transfer to Edinburgh city centre on arrival into Edinburgh from Airport. 

2-tickets on Oban Distillery.

2-tickets Marine Safari on Scotland's West Coast.

Lunch at Eeusk Seafood Restaurant, Oban. 

2-tickets to Eilean Donan Castle

2-tickets to Blair Atholl Castle

VIP Luxury Shopping Experience at The House of Bruar. 

Private Driver/Guid with luxury Range Rover Vogue including privaite transfers throughout (excluding Edinburgh city centre).

24-hours on the ground assistance.  

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