Scottish Highlands Private Tour – 2 Days.
This is a completely flexible Scottish Highlands private tour over two-days from Edinburgh. The tour can be personalised to ensure you see exactly what you want on our travels.
Starting in the Central belt we have lots of options available; we could head west to Glasgow and towards the Highlands via Loch Lomond. Alternatively, Stirling could be our initial port of call with it’s wonderful castle and history. We could also head to the Highlands via Perth visiting Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scotland’s Kings.
Once we meander our way from the Lowlands to the Highlands, all roads will meet at Crianlarich and then onwards to Glencoe. We can take some time to stop and enjoy Glencoe’s stunning landscape and if you wish take a slight detour into Glen Etive. This is one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens and a true wilderness area. This stunning drive will take us past Buachaille Etive Mor, The Great Shepherd of Etive and here we will hopefully spot some red deer.
Glencoe village will be our next stop on our Scottish Highlands private tour, with an opportunity to visit the thatched Folk Museum, and learn about the infamous Massacre of Glencoe and local life. We can stop for afternoon tea at one of the lovely tea shops in the village.
We have the option to stay overnight in Glencoe or Fort William and recommendations can be made for dinner.
Day 2 of our Scottish Highlands private tour starts at Neptune’s Staircase, a staircase lock comprising of 8 locks that is the longest in Britain and was built by Thomas Telford in the nineteenth century. We will hopefully get amazing views over Ben Nevis – cloud permitting. Our next stop is Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745 heralding the start of the Jacobite Rising.
Glenfinnan is also home to the Glenfinnan Viaduct and if we are lucky we might see the steam train puff it’s way across this amazing structure on its way to Mallaig. The viaduct will be very familiar to Harry Potter fans as it appears in the film series.
From Glenfinnan, we head back to Fort William and have the opportunity to visit Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery. We will also be passing Dalwhinnie Distillery on our way back to the Central belt, so that’s also an option if you want to include a whisky distillery tour on your trip.
Next we travel from Fort William to Dalwhinnie along the very picturesque Loch Laggan. There you will find the Ardverikie Estate, known as “Glen Bogle” in the BBC television drama “Monarch of the Glen”. It was also part of the setting for the major film ” Mrs Brown”.
The final stop on our Highland explorer is Blair Atholl, home to Blair Castle and The Duke of Atholl and his private army. Blair Castle dates back to 1269, and has been transformed throughout the ages from its cold medieval style to the Victorian Castle in baronial splendour that it is today.
With Highland air in our lungs and a spring in our step our tour ends back at your accommodation. Alternatively we can drop you off in Edinburgh so that you can enjoy a dram and dinner.
There’s endless opportunities on your Scottish Highlands private tour and we will discuss what’s important to you then build Your Scottish Tour around this. The above tour is just an example of what we can see en route.
If you wish to end the tour at a different destination, it’s up to you.
When we go away on our own holidays we always end up spending each night searching for somewhere nice to eat. On our tours we are happy to recommend our favourite bars and restaurants to save you valuable time. You can read our food reviews in our blog The Boys Eat Scotland.
Admission Fees, coffee, lunch or dinner costs are not included in our tour price.
Glencoe Folk Museum
Highlights[row] [one_half] [checklist]
- Perth, Glasgow or Stirling
- Glen Etive
- Neptune’s Staircase
- Fort William
- Blair Castle