Scottish Family Adventure
Embark on a family discovery of some of Scotland’s most majestic scenery and historic sites
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Private transfers
- Expert private guides
- Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
- Our help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
At a glance
Scotland is blessed with magnificent scenery and a distinct identity which resonates around the world. With a private guide, your family will visit the wilderness of the Highlands and the beautiful coastal regions of Scotland to discover more about this unique country.
Upon arrival, head to Edinburgh, Scotland’s grandest and most historic city, where you’ll embark on a tour of the places which helped inspire the Harry Potter books. Heading out of the city, you’ll enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond and try your hand at fishing on a private loch.
Head over to the Highlands where you’ll jump on the Jacobite steam train, also known as the Hogwart’s Express, before visiting Glencoe, the haunting landscape with an austere beauty that evokes the bloody history of the clans and tragedy of the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.
Next you’ll whiz over to the Lowlands, where husband and wife, Colin and Linda, will introduce you to life on a Scottish sheep farm, before experiencing the iconic sound of Scotland with a bagpipe performance by a true highlander.
End your journey with the most exhilarating of experiences: a rugged off-road adventure on the Gleneagles estate, to make this a journey none of you will forget.
Example Trip Itinerary
Airside meet and greet at Edinburgh airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh
Accommodation in Edinburgh
- 167 rooms
- 20 suites
- Michelin-starred restaurant
Standing proudly at No 1 Princes Street, this grand building, which started out as a railway hotel, blends the best of Scottish tradition and design with five-star contemporary luxury. The 167 charming rooms feature warm, welcoming hues and modern decor, while the 20 suites are spacious and stylish. Settle into a cosy turret alcove in one of the Grand Suites and gaze out at the historic city, or lose yourself in the lavishly furnished Scone and Crombie signature suite. When it comes to light lunches and dinner, book a table at Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux for sublime French cooking made with the finest Scottish produce. Or treat yourself to an extravagant gourmet adventure at the Michelin-starred Number One. This is modern Scottish cuisine at its finest. Find inner-city harmony at the award-winning Balmoral Spa. With five treatment rooms, an indoor pool, Finnish sauna, steam room and fully-equipped gym, it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate body and soul.
J.K. Rowling wrote the original Harry Potter stories while living in Edinburgh, making the Scottish capital truly a place of pilgrimage for Potter fans. With an expert local guide, visit the cafes where Rowling used to write and explore Greyfriars Kirkyard, which inspired Tom Riddle’s graveyard in The Goblet of Fire. Edinburgh’s fine architecture is world-renowned and with your guide you’ll also see some of the places that inspired the design of Hogwart’s and Diagon Alley
On this guided tour you'll get to experience over 400 years of history as you venture into a warren of streets frozen in time and learn about Edinburgh's dark past. Find out what it was like for the people who worked, lived and died on the close. You will get to explore some of the rooms streets and spaces underneath the famous Royal Mile, getting a unique glimpse into the city's past.
The Royal Yacht Britannia served as the royal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II from 1954 until 1997. It served Her Majesty on innumerable trips around the globe over the course of its career. The yacht was dear to the Queen and she was seen to shed a tear when it was decommissioned. Today, the yacht is docked at Leith, in Edinburgh, and offers a tantalizing insight into some of the former private spaces of the British Royal Family.
Enjoy a day fishing pike on a private loch south of Edinburgh. With a local ghillie you will have the chance to fish in this exclusive location surrounded by the gentle landscapes of the Lowlands.
Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most evocative sites. Its location in the Trossachs National Park make it both a physical and symbolic border of the Highlands and Lowlands. It's a popular location for many visitors to Scotland, and to avoid the crowds, this excursion will take you out on a private motor boat to discover the loch up close. The southern half of the loch is dotted with many tiny islands, one of which has a colony of very elusive wallabies! If you're feeling adventurous, you can use the boat's inflatable landing boat to reach one of the island's beaches. The northern half of the loch is an altogether different landscape and resembles a Norwegian fjord with the magnificent Trossachs mountain in the background.
Private transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Scottish Highlands
- Seven suites in the main house
- Private dining
- Six self catered suites
Built in 1896 by Lord Strathcona, the august Glencoe House sits overlooking the famous Highland scenery of Glencoe. The main house contains seven sprawling suites with large private sitting rooms, which boasts numerous original features such as marble fireplaces and ornate ceilings, a lavish bathroom, and a charming bedroom or two with fabulous glen views. Breakfasts and seasonal five-course dinners are served in the comfort and privacy of your suite. Six further self-catered suites are found in a characterful building next door, each with a comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen with Aga oven, a luxurious bathroom while the first floor contains a peaceful bedroom with en-suite WC. All suites also enjoy private walled gardens with hot tubs and alfresco dining. Everything you need is provided for breakfast and dinners can be booked in the main house’s grand Great Hall. The mansion is well located for exploring the sublime scenery of Glencoe, the West Coast and islands. There’s centuries of history to discover, dozens of whisky distilleries and plethora of outdoor experiences to be had. There’s also acres of beautiful woodland to walk among from the house and bespoke massage treatments can be arranged.
Enjoy a ride on the Jacobite steam train, made famous as the Hogwart’s Express in the Harry Potter movies. The train is one of the best ways to view the stunning scenery of the West Coast.
Glencoe is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the whole of Scotland. Site of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe, today it is a hauntingly beautiful Highland glen which evokes the spirit of the clans who ruled this land for centuries.
Blair Castle is unlike any other castle in Scotland. Its baronial architecture and beautiful setting in wooded grounds with mountainous backdrop are typical enough, but a couple of accidents of history have set Blair Castle apart. In 1844 Queen Victoria spent three weeks at Blair and during her stay granted the Duke a private army, the Atholl Highlanders, today the only private army in Europe. In more recent times, the castle passed to a branch of the family currently residing in South Africa.
The lovely village of Dunkeld sits on the banks of the River Tay. The majestic Dunkeld Cathedral dominates this picturesque Perthshire village and features the tomb of the notorious Wolf of Badenoch. Nearby, walk along Atholl Street's variety of specialist shops or take a walk down by the river, which provides excellent views of Thomas Telford's Dunkeld Bridge. You can't miss the brightly coloured houses of Dunkeld which were built in the early 1700s. Restored to provide homes for local people, they are now in the care of the National Trust For Scotland. Another NTS property is the Ell Shop featuring the original 'ell' measure, just over a metre long, used for measuring cloth in days gone by.
Private transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Perthshire
- 232 rooms
- Three championship golf courses
- Six restaurants and bars
- Equestrian school
- Swimming pool
Set on 850 acres, this Scottish countryside estate boasts three championship golf courses, fine-dining restaurants and a variety of outdoor activities. With a choice between traditional opulence and contemporary luxury, many of the 232 rooms offer views over the grounds. Soft fabrics and modern touches make even the more compact rooms into intimate and comfortable havens. Take a table at the Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie restaurant, or dine at The Strathearn, The Dormy Clubhouse or enjoy lighter meals and drinks at one of the hotel’s bars. Gleneagles is perfectly suited to guests of all ages, and there are outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained. From it’s world famous golf to off-road driving, mountain biking, falconry, fishing, archery and horse-riding, you will be able to make the most of Scotland’s fresh air and beautiful scenery. You can also indulge in a selection of traditional therapies and alternative treatments at The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA.
Husband and wife team, Colin and Linda, will welcome you to their working farm and introduce you to life on a Scottish sheep farm. Highlights of the visit include a sheep dog demonstration in the field and a talk on spinning yarn with a visit to Linda's wool workshop. This is a fascinating insight into local culture on a working farm.
Bagpipes are the iconic sound of Scotland and this centuries-old tradition is still very much a part of contemporary life. A Highlander, in full uniform, will perform for you some of the classic tunes from Scottish culture and folklore and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the instrument and its place at the heart of Scottish culture.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s premier castles and has an impressive history. Home to a succession of Stuart kings and queens, this historic edifice sits atop a rocky outcrop and rivals Edinburgh Castle in both history and visual impact.
Gleneagles has two off-road courses close to the hotel. Designed by some of Britain’s leading off-road specialists, they incorporate natural and purpose-built obstacles including water splashes, ditches, escalating ridges, gullies and steep gradients.
Private transfer to Edinburgh airport
Meet your greeter upon arrival at the terminal building. Your greeter will then assist you through the departures process and bring you to the departure lounge.
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.