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6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS, EDINBURGH & THE BALMORAL HOTEL, MIGHTY GLENCOE WITH INVERLOCHY CASTLE, PLUS THE STUNNING ISLE OF SKYE WITH CULLIN MOUNTAINS

Staying in a one of Scotland's most well loved hotels, The Balmoral Hotel in central Edinburgh, you will be able to fully enjoy two complete days in Scotland's historic and cosmopolitan capital city. Edinburgh offers so much to the visitor and this itinerary provides clients with a genuine chance to enjoy the city and all on offer.

After two days in beautiful Edinburgh, you will be checking-out of The Balmoral Hotel. You will collect your luxury Range Rover hire car which will be delivered right to the hotel front door. Here you will take to the road and leave behind the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Drive north towards the Scottish Highlands and unlock the real secrets of our magnificent country. Today you pass over remote Rannoch Moor and on through the majestic Glencoe towards Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe. At the foot of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis, lies the baronial Inverlochy Castle where you will be staying for the next two nights. 

The final part of your Scottish adventure sees you travel to the world famous Isle of Skye. Here you will be staying in an once great Victorian hunting lodge, which has since been converted into a luxury hotel with a Michelin-starred chef at the helm. Sat on the shore overlooking the islands, Kinloch Lodge offers guests the chance to experience the ultimate in Skye luxury and fine local cuisine. Whilst on Skye, be sure to visit 'Fairy Pools', 'Old Man of Storr' and Dunvegan Castle. 

Price based on 4-people sharing.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • LUXURY ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT INCLUDING THE BALMORAL HOTEL
  • TIME TO EXPLORE EDINBURGH, THE WEST COAST AND ISLE OF SKYE
  • PRIVATE USE OF LUXURY RANGE ROVER
  • JACOBITE RAILWAY 'HARRY POTTER TRAIN' OVER GLENFINNAN VIADUCT
  • STAY AT KINLOCH LODGE WITH MICHELIN-STARRED FOOD
  • FINE DINING, LOCAL CUISINE & FRESH SEAFOOD
  • OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT NUMERMOUS CASTLES INCLUDING STAYING IN INVERLOCHY 
  • CHANCE TO VISIT TALISKER WHISKY DISTILLERY
  • OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT 'FAIRY POOLS' & 'OLD MAN OF STORR' ON SKYE
  • VIP 'FRENCH SPEAKING MEET & GREET' WITH LUXURY LAND ROVER TRANSFER TO CITY CENTRE
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival into Edinburgh - The Capital!

This morning you will arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Airport. Here you will be met by your ground contact who will make sure you have all your luggage and supporting documentation. Your luxury private transfer vehicle...

This morning you will arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Airport. Here you will be met by your ground contact who will make sure you have all your luggage and supporting documentation. Your luxury private transfer vehicle will be waiting for you outside to take you into the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful captial.

On arrival in Edinburgh you will drop off your luggage at your city centre hotel, the famous Balmoral Hotel. Once you have checked into your rooms you will be able to start to explore this incredible and most beautiful capital city. Edinburgh is a city rich in great history, a vibrant culture and packed with many exciting sites! 

This evening why not find a local Scottish restaurant or enjoy the Balmoral's own amazing food. 

Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, 1x Suite (Double) 1x Castle View (Twin). Bed and Breakfast basis. 

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Day 2

Day 2: Day in Edinburgh

Today you will wake up overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Prince's Street Gardens. Not far from your windows is the impressive Scott Monument, worth climbing up if you have the legs and a head for heights! After a sumptious traditional Scottish breakfast which may include your first encounter with...

Today you will wake up overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Prince's Street Gardens. Not far from your windows is the impressive Scott Monument, worth climbing up if you have the legs and a head for heights! After a sumptious traditional Scottish breakfast which may include your first encounter with 'Haggis', you will be ready to explore the fantastic capital city of Scotland.

Head out and enjoy both the New Town laid down in the Georgian era with grand houses and wide cobbled streets. Take lunch in one of the cities many incredible restaurants before heading back to the narrow myriad of Old Town lanes. We recommend you enjoy a city tour today with a guide who will be able to bring the tales of old alive and explain a huge amount about the city's brilliant history. 

Accommodation: The Balmoral Hotel, 1x Suite (Double) 1x Castle View (Twin). Bed and Breakfast basis. 

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Day 3 - 4

Day 3 - 4: Edinburgh to Fort William & West Coast

Today you will be checking out of The Balmoral Hotel and commencing your exploration of the Scottish Highlands. Incredible, romantic Scottish scenery awaits via many miles of beautiful roads passing mountains, lochs and castles. 

This morning you will have your luxury Range Rover 4x4 dropped off at the...

Today you will be checking out of The Balmoral Hotel and commencing your exploration of the Scottish Highlands. Incredible, romantic Scottish scenery awaits via many miles of beautiful roads passing mountains, lochs and castles. 

This morning you will have your luxury Range Rover 4x4 dropped off at the hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. After a complete briefing of the vehicle it will be time to leave behind the hustle of the city. You will follow your GPS directions north towards Loch Lomond and Rannoch Moor, before descending through the mighty and world famous Glencoe. Whilst travelling through Glencoe we recommend stopping at the many laybys to enjoy the mountains that tower high above you and make for the perfect photograph. If the weather is good, why not put your boots on and head for a short walk in the beautiful glen. 

Later this afternoon you will arrive in Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Loch Linnhe is in fact a sea loch and you will see many fishing boats here. Fort William itself sits at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. You will be able to see Ben Nevis from your incredible hotel, Inverlochy Castle. Enjoy taking some time to relax in the comfort and quiet of this magnificent castle which will be a real change to the hustle of Edinburgh. We recommend you take the time to play snooker in the great billiards room, here you will be surrounded by huge Red Deer and Elk trophies. 

Tomorrow you will have free to enjoy exploring the local area. Why not take the cable car up Ben Nevis or even drive south to the fishing port of Oban. From here you could take a day trip to the stunning Isle of Mull. We recommend Mull for scenery and wildlife and believe it to be one of the finest islands in Scotland. 

Mileage: 138 miles, 3hrs 17mins driving time. 

2-Nights Accommodation: 2x Standard Doubles (Double & Twin). Bed and Breakfast basis. 

(Ferry to the Isle of Mull)

 

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Day 5 - 6

Day 5 - 6: Discover the Isle of Skye

Today you will be checking out of the fantastic Inverlochy Castle at the foot of Ben Nevis. After another example of the fine cuisine for breakfast, it will be time to jump into the Range Rover again and head north. Follow the directions on your GPS past Loch...

Today you will be checking out of the fantastic Inverlochy Castle at the foot of Ben Nevis. After another example of the fine cuisine for breakfast, it will be time to jump into the Range Rover again and head north. Follow the directions on your GPS past Loch Garry and on past Loch Cluanie before dropping down to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle which sits at the gateway to the Isle of Skye. This is one of Scotland's most loved castles and is well worth a tour inside. Stop and take photos of the castle and impressive causeway before enjoying a self-guided tour inside to find out all about the amazing history. 

On leaving Eilean Donan it will be time to head across to the Isle of Skye. Thankfully these days there is a small road bridge so it is easy and fast to reach. The southern end of Skye will be where you are staying, at the beautiful Kinloch Lodge. Kinloch Lodge is known for amazing food and peace and quiet sat on the shore. Behind the hotel in the distance you will see the Cullin mountain range which dominates the skyline with impressive jagged peaks. 

We recommend looking to arrange something with Kinloch Lodge whilst you are here, Skye Ghillie offers incredible foraging trips locally. Why not take a trip down on the beach with this local expert to find your very own mussels. You can then give these to the hotel's chef to prepare for your dinner! 

You will have the next day here on Skye to enjoy exploring and visiting some of the world famous sites such as Fairy Pools, The Old Man of Storr, Talisker Whisky Distillery and of course Dunvegan Castle. Make sure you enjoy some more of the local seafood and when the weather is good, a walk in the beautiful countryside and mountains. 

Mileage: 84 miles. 1hr 56mins driving time.

2-Nights Accommodation: 2x Luxury Rooms (Double & Twin). Bed and Breakfast basis. 

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Day 7

Day 7: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh

Today you will need to leave the Isle of Skye early after one last fantastic Scottish breakfast! Kinloch Lodge will certainly leave you with a good impression of the food in Scotland. The drive south today will be long but easy in your comfortable Range Rover. Please make...

Today you will need to leave the Isle of Skye early after one last fantastic Scottish breakfast! Kinloch Lodge will certainly leave you with a good impression of the food in Scotland. The drive south today will be long but easy in your comfortable Range Rover. Please make sure that you set off early today to allow plenty of time for your journey south. Of course the wild and rugged beauty of the mountains and scenery will also help you on your journey. If you do have time to stop for a few last photos to capture the beauty of Scotland, then make sure you do. 

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport you will be able to drop off your car in the Drop-Off zone with a member of our team before boarding your return flights home. Thank you for choosing to visit Scotland, we truly hope you have had a fantastic time and would like to visit again in the future.

Mileage: 215 miles. 4hrs 52mins driving time. 

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What's Included:

6-nights luxury accommodation. 

The Balmoral Hotel, 1x Suite with Castle View, 1x Castle View (Bed & Breakfast rate).

Inverlochy Castle, 2x Standard Doubles (Bed & Breakfast rate).  

Kinloch Lodge, 2x Luxury Rooms (Bed & Breakfast rate)

Land Rover: Range Rover Vogue TDV6- 5 Door 5 Seater (Automatic) 4x4 (Delivery: Balmoral Hotel, time TBC, Collection: Edinburgh Airport, time TBC, Mileage:  750 included, additional mileage will be charged at 35p plus Vat per mile. Fuel:  Vehicle will be provided with and should be returned with a full tank of fuel. Insurance: Price includes insurance for two drivers between the ages of 25 and 70 with no more than 6 points on each licence which should have been held for a minimum of 3 years.).

'VIP' Meet and Greet service at Edinburgh Airport. 

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

4-tickets (single) on Jacobite Steam Railway via Glenfinnan viaduct (Fort William to Mallaig).

'VIP' Land Rover privaite transfer to Fort William from Mallaig fishing port.

Document Pack with Road directions. 

24-hours on the ground French speaking assistance.  

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