Experience epic landscapes, wonderful rail travel and historic castles in a luxury family vacation to Scotland.
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. Our Travel Designers have a real passion for this part of the world and can help arrange a luxury Scotland itinerary that lets you experience the very best of this beautiful country.
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 medieval 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 of the Jacobite Steam Train, better known as the Hogwarts Express.
Lovers of the books and films will also enjoy visiting places that inspired J.K Rowling in the city of Edinburgh. The Scottish capital and its largest city, Glasgow, have lots to keep the whole family busy with wonderful art galleries and interactive museums.
Wildlife lovers will have a great time spotting deer, red squirrels, seals and otters as well as lots of different species of bird. Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a beautiful place for the family to reconnect, with incredible private grounds ripe for exploring and activities ranging from guided walks with the rangers, to wild swimming, mountain biking and fishing.
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.
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.
Our top example family trips to Scotland
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Absolutely amazing travel service!!! We have spent a wonderful week in Scotland with Jacada Travel and loved every minute of it. Great overall organization, excellent selection of accommodation, fantastic local guides, attention to every little detail. And on top of all that, they are very nice people who are ready and willing to tailor your dream vacation! Special thanks go…
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Need to Know
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Pound Sterling is the local currency
Edinburgh is the capital city
Haggis is Scotland's national dish
When to Go
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.
Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.