Conjuring up romance effortlessly and with subtlety, Scotland is a stunning destination in which to celebrate your love for each other. For the backdrop to your honeymoon here, expect dazzling skylines of moody mountaintops, emerald-green glens, myriad remote, sand-rimmed islands ideal for escaping or eloping, and a mysterious fortress or three for every horizon. But for vacationing newlyweds, what truly makes this land so romantic are the stories that lace each place you pass through: legacies of great romantic writers like Sir Walter Scott, tales of trysts involving the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots and more. Here are the most romantic destinations in Scotland for honeymooners, with suggestions of what to do in each.
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With historic cities, quaint towns and villages, beautiful countryside, and some of the best whisky distilleries in the world, Scotland makes for a wonderfully diverse and relaxing vacation. Combining day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, and Loch Ness, you'll spend eight nights in Edinburgh, taking in everything this historic capital has to offer. Wander centuries-old castles, tour modern galleries, and visit medieval seaside villages.
Dive into the world of Scotch whisky on this six-day, self-drive adventure. Begin and end in Edinburgh, where you'll step into the Scotch Whisky Experience for an immersive look at Scotland's famous spirit. Take a scenic drive north to Stirling to surround yourself with Scottish history and sample single malts at a local distillery, then it's on to Inverness to learn about the ancient art of coopering and take a memorable journey along the famous Speyside Whisky Trail.
This nine-day Scotland highlights itinerary squeezes just the right amount of fun into each day, moving at a more moderate pace. You'll explore Edinburgh, Cairngorms National Park, and Loch Lomond deeper, with almost three days in each destination. Discover history and Scottish food in the capital, then rent a car for your road trip north. In Pitlochry, you'll taste whisky and join a wildlife safari; then, it's on to Trossachs National Park for canoeing and horseback riding.
This seven-day adventure combines Scotland's most memorable tourist destinations with a tour of the countryside in the magnificent Scottish highlands. You will start your trip by exploring Edinburgh's galleries, castles, and pubs before heading to the spectacular castles in Inverness. You'll spend two nights in Portree, where you'll visit castles and famous geological sites and tour the hiking routes before traveling to Glencoe, which is home to spectacular scenery.
This week-long itinerary perfectly introduces Scotland's most scenic locales—blending a self-drive adventure with unforgettable guided excursions and experiences. Beginning and ending in the charming capital of Edinburgh, you'll set off into the rugged Highlands for a road trip to remember. Step back in time at the Culloden Battlefield, cruise the legendary waters of Loch Ness, and tour whisky distilleries on the Isle of Skye.
Take a scenic, 10-day journey through Scotland by train. Begin with two days of sightseeing in Glasgow before boarding your first train to the Highlands. Stop in Stirling en route to Inverness, home to Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, and the famed Loch Ness. Then, it's on to the stunning Isle of Skye to take in the dramatic coastline and mountain scenery. Finally, board the Jacobite Train to reach Edinburgh to experience the best of the Scottish capital city.
Discover the enchanting history and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with this 8-day self-drive itinerary. Starting in Edinburgh, drive north to the rugged highlands, where you’ll explore ancient castles, visit important battle sites, sail Loch Ness, and ride the world’s most scenic railway.
Combine Scotland's most famous cities, national parks, and castles on this relaxed eight-day road trip. Start in the country's largest city, Glasgow, before heading north to Fort William to visit the rugged Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle. Next, see Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle on your way to charming Pitlochry. Finish in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, with a walking tour of its hilly Old Town. Of course, there will be free time for hikes and whisky distilleries along the way if you so choose.
This scenic eight-day tour combines Scotland's major historical landmarks for the ultimate road trip. Begin by learning about the Great Siege at Stirling Castle and relive the clan feuds that shaped the picturesque Eilean Donan. Continue making a loop for more castles and monuments, plus a PhD-level guided tour of Bannockburn Battlefield—the site that changed the trajectory of Scotland's history forever. Finish with two nights in Edinburgh and a whisky tasting at one of Scotland's smallest distilleries.
This 12-day Scotland itinerary blends history, nature, and gastronomy into one epic trip. As you road trip from the historic streets of Edinburgh and grand Blair Castle to the rugged beauty of Cairngorms National Park and the captivating landscapes of the Isle of Skye, you'll delve into the art of whisky-making with distillery visits, witness wildlife on an off-road safari and full-day cruise, and experience the country's vibrant urban hubs with food tours and street art walks.
This five-day road trip through scenic Scotland gives you a great taste of the highlights. Begin in Edinburgh to do some sightseeing between Old Town and New Town before heading into Stirling and the Highlands to visit plenty of small towns, castles, abbeys, and historic sites. Then, head to Inverness, home of Loch Ness, and board the Jacobite Train—popularly known as the "Hogwarts Express." The grand finale is a visit to the majestic Glen Coe mountains.
This 5-day tour of Scotland is designed for history and whisky enthusiasts. Begin with a private walking tour in Edinburgh. Next, a driver accompanies you to the Highlands to enjoy your first toast at Dalwhinnie Distillery and a tour of the renowned Culloden Battlefield, followed by more distillery stops in Dufftown. Then, embark on the Skye & Raasay Whisky Trail—accompanied by stunning scenery—a beautiful architecture tour of Glasgow, and a final historical stop in Bannockburn.
Embark on an epic Celtic road trip to discover the national parks and castles of Scotland and Ireland. Start on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, then drive into the Highlands to enjoy the villages around Cairngorms National Park. After whisky tastings on the Isle of Skye, you'll fly to colorful Dublin, hit the castles in County Cork, and spot red deer in Killarney National Park.
Explore Scotland's top single malts at the source with this nine-day self-drive whisky itinerary. The journey begins in Edinburgh with tastings and a hike up Arthur's Seat before you drive north to Speyside, the heart of Scotch whisky. Here you'll visit two distilleries and a historic cooperage workshop, then drive to Fort William, where the mountains, lochs, and malt whisky meet. Taste the local tipple and seek adventure on mountain biking trails before returning to Edinburgh.
Get inspired as you combine the best of Scotland's cultural opportunities and natural wonders on this 13-day tour. Dive into the heart of Scotland's historic and artistic soul with renowned museums and galleries, and unique guided tours. Start with afternoon tea in Edinburgh, then board a scenic train north to Aberdeen and Inverness, where castles await. Then, head for Glasgow to explore the legacy of a famous designer and architect before squeezing in a trip to Loch Lomond to finish the adventure.
Taste your way through the Highlands and islands of Scotland on this 10-day self-drive itinerary that combines stunning scenery with unforgettable culinary excursions. Start in the capital of Edinburgh, where you'll visit local markets and artisan shops on a foodie's walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of the Highlands in Inverness, then head to the Hebrides to hop between the islands of Skye and Islay—where you'll savor local seafood and sample smoky single malts at the islands' famed distilleries.
This eventful 10-day trip through Scotland invites you to experience it all! Start in Edinburgh to sightsee and take a delicious local food tour before heading to Aberdeen to explore Dundee and visit a historic golf course in St Andrews. Next, spend time in Inverness and the Isle of Skye, visiting historic sites, distilleries, and castles. Then, transfer to Glencoe to walk the beautiful scenery, cruise around Loch Katrine in a famed steamship, and embark on a memorable architecture tour in Glasgow.
Take an epic drive around the pristine landscapes of Scotland on this active 12-day adventure. Begin your journey cycling across historic Edinburgh, then rent a car and drive north to Cairngorms National Park, where a wild river fishing expedition awaits. Then, conquer new heights as you summit Ben Nevis, Scotland's towering pinnacle, and take a boat tour off the Isle of Skye. If that's not enough, ride a horse in Loch Lomond, snorkel and eat seafood in Oban, and finish with a beer tour in Glasgow.
Embark on a two-week adventure in Scotland that covers all corners of this beautiful Celtic nation, from the cities to the coastal Highlands. You'll visit Edinburgh's medieval landmarks, tour charming country villages, walk amid ancient castles at Loch Ness—and that's just the start. After admiring the sweeping coastal views on the Isle of Skye, you'll hike through wooded glens and along rushing rivers in national parks. The kicker is a visit to actual "Harry Potter" filming locations while riding a train used in the film.
Experience Scotland's rich history and picturesque landscapes during this six-day road trip. Start with a walking tour in Edinburgh, where you'll dip your toes into the cobbled streets and distinctive architecture. Then learn about the nation's most courageous figures—including William Wallace—at Stirling Castle, followed by a lesson in the Bronze Age at Clava Cairns. Next, get private tours of both Culloden Battlefields and Loch Ness before making your way to world-class Glasgow to finish the adventure.
From medieval cities to historic castles, you'll get the perfect taster of Scotland's culture and scenery on this six-day, self-drive tour. Start in Glasgow, a hub of live music and Victorian architecture, and visit a whisky distillery to kick off your trip. In Fort William, explore national parks, castles, and picturesque Isle of Skye. Hunt for Nessie on Loch Ness, uncover the mysteries of the hilly capital, Edinburgh, and even glimpse the country's lavish crown jewels.
Explore Scotland's lochs, mountains, and forests on this six-day road trip adventure. Starting at Stirling Castle, you'll hike up to the top of Ben Vrackie mountain's peak in Pitlochry and safari in Cairngorms National Park. Then, cycle through Ben Nevis mountain, steer a kayak through the Great Glen, dip into the water with snorkel gear on the shores of Ganavan Sands, and end the tour in the charming capital, Edinburgh.
Unearth the essence of Scotland with this six-day culture-packed adventure. Start in Edinburgh with a musical Old Town tour, then drive to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, exploring Stirling, the Bannockburn Battlefield, and Dalwhinnie Distillery en route. Witness a compelling sheepdog demonstration, explore historic Cawdor Castle, cruise Loch Ness, and tour Urquhart Castle. Pop into Fort William, then finally reach Glasgow for a food tour and night with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
This 11-day trip ticks off the best of Scotland's nature, wildlife, and whisky experiences. Starting from Glasgow, you'll board a train north and hike the West Highland Way for three days. Go fly fishing and taste whisky on the Isle of Skye, then meet local wildlife with an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park. Head south to wander Stirling Castle, then visit Edinburgh's Royal Mile and admire the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky.
This 12-day self-drive journey across Scotland takes you on a lap north from Edinburgh, through the Kingdom of Fife to Aberdeenshire, into Cairngorms National Park, up to Inverness, and then back to the capital. Explore ancient castles, wander wild coastlines, admire green countryside, and taste whisky at local distilleries as you embark on a series of immersive tours and guided experiences that bring the history and culture of "Caledonia" to life.
Discover the Scottish Highlands: Perthshire, Cairngorms National Park, Ben Nevis & Edinburgh - 9 Days
Begin your scenic Highlands tour in the rolling hills of Perthshire and head to Cairngorms National Park, famed for its royal summer visitors. Meander through the Spey River Valley and its world-famous distilleries to the rugged coastline of the Moray Firth. Next up is Torridon, an ancient wilderness that embodies the quintessential Highlands landscape. The return journey takes you to the Great Glen and the majesty of Ben Nevis before ending your adventure in Edinburgh.
Live a hiker's dream with a one-week adventure in Cairngorms National Park—the largest protected area in the UK. Throughout this excursion into the unspoiled Scottish wilds, you'll traverse the very same paths as Highlanders have through the ages. Beyond discovering hidden trails and hiking to viewpoints offering unforgettable panoramic views, you'll enjoy the country's other highlights. These include tours of Edinburgh, boat rides on Loch Ness, a trip to Trossachs National Park, and more.
Experience the best of Scotland's nature and whisky with this two-week Scotland trip. Starting from Glasgow, you'll head to the West Highland Way to hike for three days and then meet local wildlife with an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park. Head south next to enjoy a round of golf in St Andrews and wander through Stirling Castle. You'll also explore the rich world of whisky at Speyside distilleries and visit the UK's only cooperage before finishing with two nights in Edinburgh.
Scotland's natural beauty is on full display with this active 13-day adventure. Starting in Edinburgh, you'll jump behind the wheel and road trip across the Scottish Highlands, exploring the best of the Isle of Skye, Cairngorms National Park, the scenic drive called the NC500, and Glen Coe before finishing in Loch Lomond and Glasgow. This itinerary includes epic hikes, biking tours, sea kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and loch cruises, with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
Discover Scottish wilderness, wildlife, and whisky with this active 13-day trip. Starting from Glasgow, you'll board a train north and spend three memorable days hiking on the West Highland Way. From here, go fishing and taste whisky on the Isle of Skye, wander the Culloden Battlefield, join an off-road safari in Cairngorms National Park, and cruise across Loch Ness. Finish with a hike to Stirling Castle, then explore Edinburgh's Royal Mile and admire the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky.
Get ready for a 14-day adventure you and your family are sure to remember. This packed itinerary offers the full Scotland experience, from city tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh to epic hikes, driving trips, and boat rides around the unspoiled Highlands. Rounding out this great escape are food tours, art walks, island excursions, wildlife safaris, and bike rides through national parks.
This epic two-week adventure brings together some of Scotland's most iconic experiences, from golfing at St Andrews to whisky tasting on the Isle of Skye. Explore the hidden corners of Edinburgh's Old Town, take a three-day trek along the famed West Highland Way, discover the wild beauty of Cairngorms National Park, and hop over to the Hebrides Islands to sample world-class cuisine and tour whisky distilleries.
Experience the best of Scotland's natural beauty with this two-week itinerary that includes hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife cruises. Your active adventures take you on a road trip from the Scottish Highlands to the Lowlands, featuring the best of Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, national parks, and Glasgow. Along the way, you'll have plenty of free time built in so you can relax, add extra hikes, or seek out a whisky distillery or two.
This 14-day road trip takes you across the enchanting landscapes of Scotland and Ireland. Start in the historic city of Edinburgh, and journey across the country from Cairngorms National Park to the mystical Isle of Skye. Then fly over to Dublin, where you'll drive south to lap the Ring of Kerry. With two weeks to spare, you can tick off castles, whisky tasting, hikes, wildlife cruises, and rich cultural experiences that reveal the best of both countries.
Combine sightseeing with outdoor adventures on this eight-day active tour of Scotland. Start in the capital of Edinburgh, hiking to the top of the ancient volcano of Arthur's Seat before driving north for canyoning at Bruar Falls. Next, spot wildlife in Cairngorms National Park, and explore the rugged countryside around Inverness by mountain bike. Take to the water for the final days of your trip in a sea kayak off the coast of Skye and on a paddleboard on Loch Leven. End in the vibrant city of Glasgow.
Explore castles, coastlines, and countryside on this 11-day Scotland trip that prioritizes nature, history, and insightful guided experiences. This self-drive itinerary trots through Scotland, crossing through the Kingdom of Fife to Aberdeenshire, into Cairngorms National Park, up to Inverness, and then back to the capital. You'll walk through ancient ruins, hike along beaches, and taste whisky at local distilleries as you take in some of the country's finest scenery.
Fourteen days is ample time to experience the best of Scotland and Ireland, be it touring Edinburgh, hiking the Highlands, or reveling in the historic streets of Dublin. The adventures are almost too many to list: wildlife safaris in national parks, boating across Loch Ness, cycling around Glasgow, and exploring the untamed beauty of the Isle of Skye. If that's not enough, you'll hit the road on a drive to some of the most beautiful locales in southern Ireland, like the Wicklow Mountains and County Cork.
This nine-day Scotland road trip ticks off the country's greatest outdoor adventures in just over a week. You'll gallop from Edinburgh into Cairngorms National Park for canyoning at Bruar Falls and an off-road wildlife safari. Then switch gears on the Isle of Skye when you pedal the Trotternish Peninsula on an e-bike. Board a ferry to the mainland for a wildlife boat tour to meet furry and feathered west coast locals, then spend a day hiking in Glen Coe and discover the vibrant street art scene of Glasgow.
The NC500 is Scotland's greatest road trip, and with this 10-day self-drive itinerary, you'll complete the full loop, reaching the northernmost tip of mainland Great Britain. When you're not soaking up the wild, untamed landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, you might be stomping through the halls of great castles, learning about the Jacobite uprising at real battlefields, or enjoying a dram or two at a top distillery. This 10-day trip combines the best of Scotland into a fun self-drive adventure.
This fast-paced 10-day jaunt through Scotland takes you from Edinburgh to Glasgow, crossing through the Scottish Highlands and out to the Isle of Skye. With just one night in nine different destinations, you'll rip across the country, taking in famous sights and spectacular nature, enjoying a whisky tasting, folk music night, and hot-air balloon ride. If you only have 10 days and want to see Scotland's highlights, this is the trip for you.
This exciting 10-day Scotland trip travels across rugged and scenic landscapes as you enjoy the country's best history, food, and activities. Along the way, you'll take a food tour in Glasgow, conquer Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis, and step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. You'll also discover the dramatic Isle of Skye and soak up history in Inverness and Edinburgh.
Explore the finer side of Scotland with this 11-day escapade that includes a private driver. Start in Edinburgh with a sophisticated afternoon tea, then journey up to historic Stirling Castle and the untamed beauty of Cairngorms National Park. Traverse Inverness and cruise across Loch Ness in search of the mysterious legend, then land on the Isle of Skye for a whisky tasting and exclusive chef's table experience. Visit Fort William and the haunting landscapes of Glen Coe before flying out of Glasgow.
This 11-day self-drive whisky trip explores Scotland's best single malts. The journey begins in Edinburgh with a tasting before you venture north to the famous distilleries of Speyside to discover the heart of Scotch whisky and visit a cooperage workshop set amid rolling hills and misty rivers. Next comes the Isle of Skye and then Oban, where the sea meets mountains and centuries of whisky-making tradition. End in Glasgow with a final toast to the liquid gold. Sláinte mhath!
Sip, sample, and savor Scotland's top single malts with this 12-day self-drive whisky road trip. You'll journey across the country, visiting 13 distilleries to taste Highland, Lowland, and Speyside whiskies at the source. Collect a car in Edinburgh and head north to Aviemore to visit a cooperage workshop and taste smooth spirits. Drive out to the Isle of Skye and Oban, where coastal casks reveal new flavors, and explore nature in Glencoe and Loch Lomond. Finally, finish in Glasgow with a final toast!
This two-week journey across Scotland keeps a rapid pace as you travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, crossing through the Scottish Highlands and out to the Isle of Skye. Take in famous sights, spectacular green countryside, and explore the top whisky distilleries as you dash across Scotland, spending just one or two nights in nine different destinations. This trip is crammed with castles, history, and epic landscapes—perfect if you only have 14 days in Scotland and want to pack in all the highlights.
Walk in the footsteps of royalty with this five-day highlights tour of Scotland's spectacular scenery. Discover "paradise in the Highlands" at Balmoral Castle as you pass through the sweeping plateaus of the Cairngorms. Cruise the mysterious Loch Ness and explore Scotland's most photographed castle at Eilean Donan before hiking rugged peaks on the Isle of Skye. A delve into the history and atmospheric backstreets of enchanting Edinburgh rounds off this small but perfectly formed itinerary.