Family Tours made for you
Experience epic landscapes, wonderful rail travel and historic castles
A warm welcome awaits in charming Scotland, the perfect family trip destination. Sightseeing in magical Edinburgh, discovering the rugged beauty of Aviemore and the Cairngorms. Hike the Highlands, island hop the idyllic west coast or explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Scotland is one big outdoor playground with epic scenery, a wealth of wildlife and plenty of opportunities to get active and enjoy the incredible landscapes. With its soaring mountain peaks, vast lochs and rolling moors, the Scottish Highlands are a feast for the eyes. Take to the hiking trails and enjoy incredible vistas as you climb, or hop on a bicycle and explore tracks that take you deep into the wilderness.
All over Scotland there are ancient castles, each with their own story to tell. From the ruins of Eilean Donan to the mediaeval fortress of Urquhart Castle that looks out over Loch Ness, there is so much history to uncover. Our expert local guides will bring the stories of these castles to life and kids of all ages will love hearing about the rivalry between ancient clans.
There are also some great options for luxury train travel in Scotland. The Belmond Royal Scotsman departs from Edinburgh and journeys into the highlands, out to the west coast and through the Cairngorms National Park, depending on which route you choose. This is a wonderful way to see the country and the train itself is the epitome of old fashioned glamour. Those who are fans of the Harry Potter films will want to check out the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct and take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, better known as the Hogwarts Express.
Wildlife lovers will have a great time spotting deer, red squirrels, seals and otters as well as lots of different species of bird.
And, wherever you travel in Scotland, you can bed down in some of the country’s best hotels, including some incredible luxury castle hotels that are great fun for everyone.
Visit the places that inspired J.K.Rowling in Edinburgh, including the famous Elephant Cafe
Visit the Alladale Wilderness Reserve, for incredible private grounds ripe for exploring and activities ranging from guided walks with the rangers, to wild swimming, mountain biking and fishing
Explore Edinburgh’s vibrant Royal Mile and the epic castle
Enjoy a moment of peace at the stunning Loch Lomond or Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for the infamous creature that is said to live within the waters
Scotland is the ideal destination for families looking for a bit of adventure. The wilderness of the Highlands is the place to dream of kings and queens and the great battles of history. Edinburgh and Glasgow have thriving arts and music scenes, perfect for teenagers. And the whole family will love the Highland steam train which features as the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter.
Senior Travel Designer
West Coast and Islands
West Coast and Islands
The Garden Route
Irrawaddy River Cruises
9 Day trip
11 Day trip
9 Day trip
11 Day trip
Whatever you want from your Scotland family tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Discover more of Scotland
Draped across a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags and sandwiched between the Firth of Forth and the flat landscape of the Lothians, Edinburgh is Scotland‘s most handsome and charming city.Discover more
Scotland‘s largest city is a thriving metropolis renowned for its culture and style. It is home to world-class museums and galleries, a vibrant arts scene and some of Scotland’s best shopping and nightlife.Discover more
The Scottish Highlands is a sublime landscape of lochs, stark mountains, forest and a winding coastline dotted with empty beaches and remote fishing villages. For many, the Highlands is the most beautiful region of the British Isles.Discover more
The Lowlands encompass the southern half of Scotland between the Highlands and the English border, along with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.Discover more
West Coast and Islands
The stretch of coastline between Cape Wrath and Loch Linnhe is likely the most beautiful landscape in Britain. Sparse granite mountains are blanketed with heathland dotted with hill lochs, while winding single track roads skirt fjords and azure watered sand beaches each more beautiful than the last.Discover more
Luxury British Train Journeys
With intricately restored carriages, including some that date back to the 1920s and 30s, relive rail’s golden age accompanied by gourmet cuisine, flowing champagne and fine service.Discover more
Meet your Europe team
When to visit
Depending on where you want to go, Scotland can be a year-round destination, but spring and autumn are particularly pleasant. May to June and September to October are particularly pretty as the wildflowers and heather are at their best, falling either side the summer holiday surge in domestic visitors. Rain can make an appearance at any time of year, and the Highlands can be particularly unpredictable. Christmas in Edinburgh and its market make it an appealing time of year to visit the city while snow clad mountains and a chance of spotting the northern lights from a fire-warmed mountain retreat hold a certain allure for some.
Bluebells & Primroses
Plan your family trip to Scotland
Whatever you want from your family adventure in Scotland, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.
Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.
Our luxury trips are designed with responsible travel principles that prioritise travel experiences that are both good for you and good for the planet.
My booking for Scotland was arranged through Kit & Alice. They were extremely helpful to determine my preferences and confirm everything. It was facilitated in a timely manner with all the details. Everything was executed flawlessly during my trip.
Jacada has dramatically changed our life when it comes to travel. Jacada has been planning our travel for 6 years and each trip gets better
The product was excellent in all respects. The selected itinerary, guides, drivers, accommodations, vehicles, and restaurants were all first class, well coordinated, and consistent with our expectations. The entire family, covering three generations all with individual interests, thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Jacada Travel has consistently offered excellent travel destination options with personal customization available. The two people we worked with, Kate and Marta, were knowledgable about the area we were traveling (Scotland), places to visit, stay at and dine. Their expert recommendations were never wrong. Both of them listened to our family wishes and needs, adjusted our trip easily to these,…
We loved the attention to detail that Alex gave us. This was our first trip with them and we did not have to worry about a thing.
Plan with peace of mind
When you book a trip in today’s world there’s a lot to think about. But with the right advice and expert planning, you can do it with confidence.
If you book to travel with us but your plans are impacted by circumstances you can’t control, we’ll change your reservation or cancel your booking for a full credit towards future travel.