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Luxury

Highlands of Scotland

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Trip Code: EULXBH11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Inverlochy Castle

This 19th-century castle in Fort William is nestled amid a forest of evergreen trees and overlooks a nearby loch.

Discover the Isle of Skye

On the largest of the islands in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, visit Dunvegan Castle and drive along the Trotternish Ridge.

Trossachs National Park

Discover centuries of stunning natural beauty, where emerald hills surround peaceful lochs.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in eight destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusion in St. Andrews
  • Luxury dining - a total of 17 meals
  • Expert tour director
  • 10 nights authentic accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULXBH11 2020
Edinburgh Return

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Arrive in Edinburgh, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, come together and get to know your intimate group of fellow travellers and tour director during a welcome reception.

Stay: Edinburgh, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- dining

This evening, you have the choice of dining at La Cucina or St Andrews Bar and Grill.


After breakfast, set out for St Andrews. Along the way, breathe in the sea air as you travel along the Eastern peninsula of Fife, previously home to monarchs for more than 500 years and is now teeming with rolling green farmland and delightful villages. Here, you will stop in the charming fishing town of Crail. Later, retire to your luxurious five-star accommodation in St Andrews. This evening, choose your dining.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairmont St Andrews

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, embark on a fascinating walking discovery of St Andrews, taking in sights of the University of St Andrews and its beautiful grounds including colleges of St Mary’s and St Salvator’s, as well as the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA). The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore. Tonight, you might like to try the local dining scene.

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  • Breakfast

Stop by the incredible Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Within the park, a plethora of attractions can be found, including castles, wildlife and of course distilleries, where you will visit a local whiskey house for a tasting. Later, arrive in Inverness in time for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Inverness, Ness Walk Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Embark on an exploration of the rarely visited Ullapool, a remote, picturesque fishing port town situated on the shores of Loch Broom. Not only is it the largest settlement in Wester Ross, it’s also served as an emigration point during the Clearances. Here, admire beautiful whitewashed cottages dotted along the harbour, as well as the surrounding unspoilt scenery. We have left the rest of the day for you to either further explore on your own or take it easy as you relax and unwind.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to the iconic Loch Ness and stop at the famous viewpoint over Loch Garry. Stretching approximately 37 kilometres, the deep, dark waters run from Inverness to Fort Augustus. You will then continue past the immense mountain range of the Five Sisters of Kintail, which offers one of the best views of the Northwest Highlands. Later, see the village of Kyle of Lochalsh with its whitewashed buildings before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where you’ll have dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Duisdale Isle of Skye Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of old ruins overlooking water, Scotland

Today is all about exploring the Isle of Skye, commencing with a visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, set in the heart of a staggering 17,000-hectare property which has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of MacLeod Clan for 800 years. The gardens, meanwhile, are a hidden oasis containing an eclectic mix of plants offset by shimmering pools and waterfalls. Afterwards, you’ll need to have your camera handy as you take a scenic drive along the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. This drive offers Scotland’s most incredible scenery, teeming with spectacular cliffs and rock formations. The ridge rises to 719 metres above sea level at its peak, the Summit of Storr. Later, return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive at your 19th-century castle, Inverlochy, nestled in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis and surrounded by evergreen scenery, as well as sparkling loch. During a trip to Balmoral in 1873, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy sketching and painting where she wrote in her diaries “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot”. Tonight, you will experience fine dining at Albert and Michel Roux Jr, located within the castle.


Stop in the bustling ferry port town of Mallaig before travelling to Fort William. We have planned a very special stay for the next two nights.

Stay: Two Nights, Fort William, Inverlochy Castle

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Admire Glencoe, considered one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland and the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, following the Jacobite uprising that commenced in 1689. Members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were murdered by government forces for not being prompt In pledging their allegiance to the new monarchs, William III of England and II of Scotland and Mary II. Later, return to your castle for dinner this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Absorb sublime vistas as you enter Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This region has had a profound effect on Gaelic culture, myth and folklore. Afterwards, return to Edinburgh, where you will say your goodbyes at a farewell dinner.

Stay: Edinburgh, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Small group journey

Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.

Fairmont St Andrews

As well as the spectacular views of St Andrews and the North Sea, this resort also offers two championship golf courses.

UNESCO-listed Luxury

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square consists of seven Georgian townhouses on the city's private garden square.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible