The sheer range of superlative landscapes is reason enough to choose a holiday in Scotland - but there's so much more to discover.
The sun rises between jagged mountains, mist drapes over field and forest. Watch Scotland come alive by road or rail, every corner just waiting to be explored on your trip of a lifetime. Towering mountains and deep reflective lochs, deserted sandy beaches and vibrant city hotspots, tiny ferry ports and breath-taking train journeys, icy rivers, glens, fragrant forests and shimmering islands. When you add in cultural heritage, from pre-historic sites and atmospheric castles to cutting edge architecture and iconic film locations, incredibly diverse wildlife, and a justly famous reputation for fine food and whisky, you’ll be wondering where to start in planning your Scotland holidays. That’s where we come in. It’s a magical, romantic country to visit and we’ve been exploring for years. Let us show you how to make the most of your holiday, to see beyond the surface and start a passionate affair with the Scotland we know and love.
Scottish Island Hopping
Why not island hop throughout the multitude of beautiful and diverse Scottish islands? Westering isles bubble to the surface, volcanic rock cooled and set. Distant beaches curve towards the horizon, white and gold graded by the turquoise wash of Atlantic waves. To the north, archipelagos rise where oceans meet and ancient monuments stand among farmers’ fields. Little skiffs out at sea raise their creels from amongst the kelp – lobster and crab landed on stony piers, carried by hand to waiting kitchens and steaming pots. Experience the beauty and hospitality of the Outer Hebrides and Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland or choose a different pace of life on remote treasured isles.
If your preferred place is behind the wheel, a road trip through Scotland is an unforgettable experience. Meandering routes skirt along glen and curve by coast, rise through mountain pass and cross over arched bridge. Serpentine chicanes and sweeping bends, straights pointing towards open skies and endless seas – enjoy an adventure in your own vehicle or let us help you select a classic car. Journey through the Cairngorms and West Highlands. Make the most of our recommendations and find hidden corners along the North Coast 500 – Scotland’s ‘Route 66’.
Scotland by Rail
Rail enthusiast or not, exploring Scotland by train is a genuine delight. Castles crumble on deserted promontories or stand as new still seats of power. Rail tracks thread through townships towards the growing wilderness of mountain and loch. Escape the hubbub of London and arrive in the heart of the Highlands by Sleeper. Take a leisurely meander along the famous West Highland Line and experience some of Scotland’s remarkable journeys – carriages clack along coastline and through deserted valleys, sweep by fallen settlements and over viaducts. Or step back in time with a first class trip on the Jacobite Express. Further afield, reach the top of Scotland on the Far North Line, where moorland stretches outside the window awash with heather flower and blackened lochan.
Cast aside the cares and hassles of mainstream air travel with a flight on a small plane to a tiny, welcoming rural airport. While some have tarmac runways, others are mere fields and on Barra you even land on the sand of a cockle beach – the only place in the world where the scheduled flight timetable is subject to tides.
Escorted & Private Tours
You’ll find plenty of inspiration on this website for your dream Scottish holiday. Along with a wealth of self-guided options, we offer a range of carefully-crafted escorted tours with an expert tour leader and small group on scheduled departure dates. Our in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground connections mean we are also the perfect partner if you are seeking a bespoke, privately-guided tour of Scotland.
Tailormade Scotland Holidays
Simply browse the options for Scotland holidays on this website, find one that appeals, then submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and we’ll check the availability – we work with carefully-selected small business partners so need just a little bit of time to craft this individually for you.
Sunsets that stretch the horizon and imagination, brisk star strewn nights and moonlit strolls. Fiddle melodies and warm voices float from harbour bars, local evenings spent by fireplace heat, whisky in hand. Cities full of life – Edinburgh’s majesty, Glasgow’s atmosphere. A singular culture weaved with story and song; a history grown through millennia. Why not send in a tailor-made enquiry describing your ideal trip? We’d love to help you experience Scotland differently.