Outline Itinerary

Day 1: West Highlands
Welcome to Scotland. Pick up a car rental upon arrival at Glasgow Airport and drive north to Fort William, located at the head of Loch Linnhe, in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Perhaps enjoy some shopping at Scotland’s hub for woolens, whiskey and tweeds.

Day 2: West Highlands to Inverness
Continue the drive into the northern Highlands, along the shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Enjoy spectacular scenery and stop at one of the many distilleries to see how local whiskey is distilled, maybe even sample a dram !

Day 3: The Highlands
The area north of the Great Glen is known as the Highlands and constitutes some of Scotland’s wildest landscape. Here you can find the spectacular sandstone pinnacles and rock terraces of the Torridon Hills, and the stark peaks around Inverpolly and much more. The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center, near Inverness, depicts and brings alive the last major battle fought on the mainland of Britain.

Day 4: Inverness to Edinburgh
Depart the Highlands for Edinburgh. Travel via Pitlochry, a vibrant Victoria town surrounded by the most resplendent mountain scenery in Europe. There is time to explore before visiting the Edradour Whiskey Distillery, the smallest distillery in Scotland, where a tasting might be in order. Return the car to a location in central Edinburgh.

Day 5: Edinburgh
Enjoy a morning private tour of Edinburgh. Walk the Royal Mile which runs from the Castle through the high tenements of the old town. Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, official residence of British royalty when in Scotland and formerly the favorite home of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Day 6: Edinburgh to London
Travel from Edinburgh’s Waverly Station to London’s Kings Cross Station by 1st Class train through the border counties and England’s heartland. A driver will be waiting in London for the transfer to the hotel.

Day 7: London
A driver-guide will be at the hotel for a half day private sightseeing tour of London. Visit famous sights such as Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, as well as majestic Westminster Abbey. Return to the hotel and prepare for an evening at a top West End show.

Day 8: Oxford & Cotswolds
This day features a full day public excursion to Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds. Oxford and its traditional university, Shakespeare’s Stratford, the Cotswolds and a traditional English afternoon tea are all highlights of this tour.

Day 9: Departure
A private car transfer to one of London’s airports signals the end of the trip and the departure for the United States.

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