For those who are short on time, delve into the Highlands in this express tour through Scotland’s beautiful landscape of mountains, forests, lochs and glens, all within a couple of hours’ drive of Edinburgh. Discover the crowning place of kings, stroll through historic market towns, take a hike into the heart of Scotland’s stunning scenery and visit one of the country’s best loved whisky distilleries.
With time to spare, you could squeeze in one more outdoor activity – how about a hike or a bike, or even a couple of hours paddling peacefully across a loch? Or alternatively enjoy a private food and drink tasting with one of our highly renowned independent local producers.
All before we whisk you back to town at the end of a jam-packed two-day introduction to the Scottish Highlands. We can guarantee that you will want to return for more!
This is only a suggestion – we can easily tweak the tour to suit your preferred start and end points, perhaps combining multiple itineraries across the country!
Your own experienced driver-guide with vehicle for the duration of your trip
Walking tours where listed (including historical, cultural, town & scenic hikes)
All accommodation – we will discuss this with you and provide recommendations, but it is your responsibility to book all accommodation yourselves before the tour can be confirmed.
All food & drink unless specifically specified as an inclusion.
Admission fees to suggested attractions – these can be included within pricing on request, but we usually keep them out in case you change your mind and just want to put your feet up.
Optional adventure activities where arranged through our trusted, brilliant and fun local suppliers. Again, we can include these within pricing on request, but we usually keep them out unless we specifically have to confirm your participation with the adventure providers a certain number of days, weeks or months in advance (they are so brilliant that they can often get booked up early!)
Starting in our iconic capital city, Edinburgh, we head north across the Highland Line into the forests and hills of Highland Perthshire. With our first stop in the pretty village of Dunkeld, we enjoy a gentle stroll around the historic centre, perhaps enjoying a snack of locally smoked salmon from the neighbouring River Tay and picking up some treats from an award-winning local bakery, before setting off on a hike into the heart of this special Highland scenery.
As gentle or as arduous as you like, your tour is entirely tailor made to you, and therefore so is the activity level! This is the perfect way to learn more about Scotland’s wonderful nature and wildlife, and to really unwind from the hubbub of daily life, immersing yourself in the peace of your surroundings.
Ending the day at one of Perthshire’s best loved distilleries, learn about the whisky making process before, of course, enjoying a well-earned dram.
OvernightAberfeldy / Dunkeld / Pitlochry
There is so much to see and do in Highland Perthshire, and we will discuss your options with you at the time of booking.
For the more active, why not spend this morning paddling in a canoe across a loch, or hiking through the woods or up to a beautiful viewpoint?
Alternatively, enjoy specialist food and drink tastings from renowned independent local producers: chocolate, coffee or both!
Or for that extra special treat, perhaps learn to make delicious bread or to use home-grown ingredients in a country cookery class.
As we head back to Edinburgh today, we tie our strands of Scottish history, nature and culture together with a visit to Scone Palace, the ancient crowning place of kings.
Depending on the morning activities, there may even be time to squeeze in a quick visit to the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. Discover the historic university and golfing town of St Andrews, or finish the day with a traditional “fish & chips” supper by the harbour of one of Fife’s prettiest fishing villages.
What an ending to your whistlestop tour!
Optional extensions: We have a feeling that this short break will be only the beginning of your love affair with Scotland and the Highlands. Why not extend this tour with a few more nights in the Highlands, discovering battlefields, castles, lochs and glens – and even more opportunities to meet our fabulous food and drink producers and to enjoy the endless fun possibilities to explore the outdoors.
Check out Our Highland Life tour which includes a unique homestay experience on a Highland hill farm!
Just get in touch to start your journey of our Infinite Scotland.