Grand Tour of Scotland

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Grand Tour of Scotland

  • Discover Scotland in its entirety on a journey from the east to the west coast
  • Historic St Andrews, home of golf and the oldest university in Scotland
  • Picturesque Royal Deeside and Balmoral, the Queen's Scottish home
  • Drive Scotland's Route 66 (the NC500) round the rugged north coast
  • The wild west coast, Isle of Skye and atmospheric Glencoe
From castles and whisky, to lochs, mountains and magical islands, this Grand Tour of Scotland ticks all the boxes. From Edinburgh, head north to the ancient town of St Andrews passing by charming coastal villages. Visit picturesque Royal Deeside, home to Balmoral Castle, and taste a few "drams" in the Speyside whisky region. Take a scenic drive on Scotland's answer to Route 66, the NC500, and explore the wild and beautiful Isle of Skye, atmospheric Glencoe and the seaside town of Oban. Staying in hand-selected characterful hotels and guesthouses, you will experience first-hand famous Scottish hospitality. Our carefully curated and personalised information packs will provide comprehensive information on all the best places to stop, eat and drink, so you are sure not to miss a thing!

Itinerary

Day 1 Ancient St Andrews and the coastal villages of Fife Day 2 The rolling hills of Highland Perthshire enroute to Royal Deeside Day 3 Whisky tasting in Speyside & The Cairngorms National Park Day 4 Inverness via the Great Glen and Caledonian Canal Day 5 Head north on the North Coast 500 and John O'Groats Day 6 The rugged coast and beaches of the far north Day 7 The mountains and lochs of Assynt Day 8 To the Isle of Skye via the wild west coast Day 9 The magical Isle of Skye Day 10 The Seafood Capital of Oban via historic Glencoe Day 11 Optional day trip to the islands of Mull, Iona & Staffa Day 12 South to Glasgow or Edinburgh via the "bonnie banks of Loch Lomond" or Stirling Castle
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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