A 14 day classic tour of Scotland, including Edinburgh, St Andrews and the Isle of Skye.

14 Day Classic Scotland Tour

From Glasgow travel west to Ardrossan to take the ferry to Arran,a holiday-island for generations of Scots.Enjoy the gardens and the fine collections at Brodick Castle. Discover the island’s story at the Arran Heritage Museum. The coastal roads right round the island will also take you to the Lochranza Distillery in the north.

Returning to the mainland, go north east to Glasgow Scotland’s largest city to sample its heritage culture and music A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow's legendary music scene covers the whole spectrum from contemporary and classical to Celtic and country, plus a huge range of cultural attractions, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Burrell Collection.

Go north from the city going through the heart of the Trossachs at the Duke’s Pass above Aberfoyle, now part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and the very byword for Scottish Highland scenery. From the Trossachs area, go east to Edinburgh. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Explore Edinburgh, with the Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – at its historic heart. An unrivalled cultural choice is offered in one of Europe’s great capitals.

Cross the Firth of Forth northbound to reach St Andrews in Fife, via the picturesque East Neuk of Fife fishing villages. Visit famous University town of St Andrews the 'Home of Golf'.

Travel North across the Tay Road Bridge for Dundee, to reach the Moray Firth coast via Aberdeen. On this north-facing coast are a good number of wildlife watching places, not just for seabirds but also to spot the local dolphins, often seen from the shore, though boat trips are available from the fishing port of Macduff and many other places to the west.
Continue along the coast via Inverness, turning north to reach Scrabster and the ferry for Stromness, Orkney. These islands have an outstanding range of prehistoric sites. Just two of the ‘must sees’ are the extraordinary Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae and also Maes Howe. This prehistoric chambered cairn was already thousands of years old when plundering Vikings left their fascinating graffiti, still seen today! Both sites are easily visited from Stromness.
Return to the mainland head to the Kyle of Lochalsh and onto Skye.
Take the bridge for the Isle of Skye at Kyle of Lochalsh to enjoy views of the Cuillin Hills from Sligachan. From there, go west for the Talisker Distillery, as well as the little road to Glen Brittle, with superb mountain views.
From Skye return to the mainland, passing the iconic Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich. Travel back to Glasgow via Fort William then through Glencoe and across Rannoch Moor, simply one of the most atmospheric scenic areas in Scotland. Continue via Loch Lomond to return to Glasgow.