Discover Edinburgh’s culture and the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, plus cross the water to the Isle of Skye on your private, custom tour of Scotland.

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 The evocative Eilean Donan  Victoria Street in Edinburgh's Old Town area  Culloden Moor Memorial  The brooding landscape of Glencoe  Dunvegan Castle, on Scotland's Isle of Skye  Eilean Donan Castle and walkway  Charming Inverness  Whisky tasting room  Traditional whisky distillery

Tailor-Made Travel to Scotland

13 days from $13,563

Discover Edinburgh’s culture and the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, plus cross the water to the Isle of Skye on your private, custom tour of Scotland.

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Accommodations

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B & B Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

B+B Edinburgh is an elegant Georgian townhouse just a 15-minute walk from Princes Street. The property is part of a crescent-shaped terrace, and its interior has been tastefully refurbished to complement this classic exterior. Rooms are contemporary, placing Scottish purples alongside sleek whites and greys, with Scottish artwork on the walls. A large, grand spiral staircase ascends from the high-ceilinged entrance hall (there’s also a lift). Breakfast is a continental buffet or cooked meal, and the staff is happy to recommend nearby places to eat as the hotel doesn’t serve lunch and evening meals. Guests can make use of a well-appointed lounge with bar and a beautiful old-fashioned two-story library with a moving ladder for reaching the highest books.

Number of nights: 4

Cameron House

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Cameron House sits grandly on the shores of Loch Lomond, enjoying a vista of the Trossachs mountain range. Its decor is a modern take on classic Scottish themes, so you’re likely to find tartan mock trophy heads on wood-paneled walls, elegant grey and purple shades throughout, open fireplaces, exposed stone walls, and wooden floors. The impressive range of facilities includes a boathouse for activities on the loch, a mini-golf course and a leisure club with a swimming pool. The several dining options include a Michelin-starred restaurant run by Martin Wishart. The Great Scots Bar serves high tea and a selection of 200 whiskies in front of views across the loch and a roaring log fire.

Number of nights: 1

Ballachulish Hotel

Glencoe, Scotland

The Ballachulish is a lovely hotel in a fantastic setting: just outside Glencoe Village on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Built from local stone bricks, the main building is traditionally Scottish and grand in appearance. Despite the often chilly temperatures outside, the hotel stays warm and welcoming, and its old-fashioned decor lends a comforting charm. The hotel lounge is large and homelike, providing a welcome atmosphere for guests to relax with a drink from the bar in front of the TV or open fire. The good choice of dishes served in the hotel’s Bùlas Bar & Bistro which focuses on locally sourced ingredients.

Number of nights: 1

Eilean Iarmain

Isle of Skye, Scotland

This charming Victorian pub-style property is set right on the water’s edge. The hotel’s staff place great emphasis on speaking Scots Gaelic, welcoming guests in the language, and the public bar encourages locals to come and chat in Scots Gaelic. Local fishermen regularly come straight from their day’s work to have a drink at the bar, giving it a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. Rooms are styled fairly traditionally, with plain walls and carpets, dark wood furniture and flowery bedspreads and cushions. None of the rooms have a TV, and music isn’t played in the bar. The dining here is wonderful, offering seasonal, locally sourced ingredients for either a à la carte menu or, once a week, a five-course tasting menu.

Number of nights: 2

Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel

Inverness, Scotland

With a stay at Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Inverness, steps from Inverness Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Inverness Castle and Bellfield Park. Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Number of nights: 1

The Grant Arms Hotel

Cairngorms, Scotland

The Grant Arms Hotel is a Victorian hotel in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, with a rather grand grey stone façade. Its main focus is on wildlife; the hotel has a wonderful ‘wildlife corridor’ lined with local maps and posters identifying species, which leads to a club room. This is filled with bird and wildlife books, suggested local walks and activities, a sightings board and a room that regularly hosts talks by famous wildlife experts and TV presenters. The 50 bedrooms are a little plain but perfectly comfortable, and the food served in the restaurant is delicious, made from locally sourced ingredients.

Number of nights: 2

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