Grand Scotland

Edinburgh – Aberdeen – Inverness – Glasgow

Grand Scotland

Welcome to Scotland


This Grand Scotland tour is a great introduction to the country, where you will be able to experience their most beloved cities as well as their dramatic countryside. With this tour, you will be able to enjoy Scotland’s most known features: gorgeous highlands, mountains, and lochs.

Consult with your Travel Specialist to ensure the top places you are eager to visit are included in your trip and booked in advance!  There will be a lot of time for leisure where you will be able to get to know Scotland on your own and at your own speed. 

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation- Scotland offers multiple types of lodging such as luxurious and boutique hotels as well as castle properties! Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation– Juniper will provide transportation throughout the tour while traveling to the different locations based on your budget, as well as airport transfers if needed.
  • Day Tours and Entrance Tickets– Juniper ensures all selected tours and experiences are pre-scheduled to provide a smooth and exhilarating travel experience!
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Grand Scotland Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland! Upon arriving, check-in to your accommodations, and feel free to familiarize yourself with the capital by exploring with a Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour.  Visit Edinburgh’s Acropolis and soak in the panoramic views from Calton Hill.  Finish the day in one of Edinburgh’s renowned restaurants.

Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 2: Edinburgh

Enjoy the day exploring more of the city and don’t miss Edinburgh Castle. It’s one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. It’s in the heart of Scotland’s capital and it is sure to capture your imagination. 

Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 3: Edinburgh

Enjoy the ultimate royal experience at the official Scottish residence of the King, the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Finish your time exploring Edinburgh’s hidden history through the underground vaults with entertaining storytellers.

Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 4: Edinburgh to St. Andrews

Today you will head to the home of golf. And if golf isn’t your cup of “tee,” then soak in the beautiful St. Andrews Cathedral in the center of town and discover the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church.

Overnight in St. Andrews

Day 5: St. Andrews to Aberdeen

Continue to Aberdeenshire. With rolling hills, open farmland, towering mountains in the west, sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs, and panoramic skies in the east, Aberdeenshire has plenty of room for you to relax.

Overnight in Aberdeen

Day 6: Aberdeen to Inverness

As you move towards one of the most popular whisky areas in Scotland: Speyside-pay homage to some of the most popular distilleries and enjoy a tasting. Then soak in Inverness, which has all the elements for a memorable city stay. 

Overnight in Inverness

Day 7: Inverness

Visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising-the last and most harrowing pitched

battle to be fought on British soil-at Culloden. If time permits, then cruise Loch Ness to visit the impressive Urquhart Castle. With wild natural beauty and 1,000 years of history, it will give you a taste of the dramatic Highlands.

Overnight in Inverness

Day 8: Inverness to the Isle of Skye

Embark on a journey to the west of Scotland and see the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, a Scottish icon and certainly one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Highlands. You can then enjoy the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides and home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes. Bring your sense of adventure!

Overnight in Isle of Skye

Day 9: Isle of Skye

Enjoy rugged mountains, picturesque fishing villages, and medieval castles that will take your breath away.  Do not miss the Trotternish Loop where you will see everything from the mystical Fairy Glen, to the Quiraing, to Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, to Old Man Storr-just to name a few.  Finish your day with a fabulous dinner in the lovely village of Portree.  

Overnight in Isle of Skye

Day 10: Isle of Skye to Fort William

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at award-winning Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. You might also consider a trip to Armadale Castle-a romantic ruin surrounded by magnificent gardens. Finish your day in Fort William and indulge in a delicious seafood dinner.

Overnight in Fort William

Day 11: Fort William to Oban

Venture to Oban, which means “little bay” in Gaelic, but is definitely big on things to see and do.  Wander along the seafront to the ruined Dunollie Castle and the sandy beaches beyond, as the sunsets are phenomenal. When it’s time to relax or refuel, take your pick from the town’s offering of pubs, cafés, and restaurants.

Overnight in Oban

Day 12: Oban

Oban is nestled in the west coast in a beautiful seaside area, which makes it a wonderful place to visit the beautiful islands of Iona, Mull, and Staffa. Or possibly explore Kerrera, the closest island to Oban, where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll and visit the ruins of Gylen Castle.

Overnight in Oban

Day 13: Oban to Tarbert

Venture to Tarbert on Loch Fyne, which is an attractive village for many visitors and acts as the gateway to the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre. Backed by rugged hills and fronting on to an attractive natural harbor, the village is still home to a working fishing fleet and is an increasingly popular destination for the yachting fraternity. 

Overnight in Tarbert

Day 14: Tarbert to Glasgow

Glasgow is a lively, bustling place, distinctive and full of character, where you are bound to get a very warm welcome indeed. This is a city with striking architecture, contemporary art spaces and fascinating museums, many of which are free. With a diverse culinary scene and an abundance of pubs, this makes Glasgow one of the UK’s best cities for nightlife.  

Overnight in Glasgow

Day 15: Glasgow to Stirling

A wee city with a big history, Stirling punches well above its weight for historic attractions and spectacular scenery.  Take in the magnificent views from Stirling Castle’s hill-top esplanade near National Wallace Monument on the edge of town and then savor breathtaking views of Loch Lomond.  End the day by exploring historic surroundings of the Old Town and pop into the Victorian Stirling Arcade.

Overnight in Stirling

Day 16: Stirling to Pitlochry

One of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant places to visit; Pitlochry welcomes visitors with real hospitality, clear air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, and fine food. Be pampered at a spa hotel, eat out in a restaurant and café, browse shops for gifts and local crafts, and enjoy a local tipple in a pub.

Overnight in Pitlochry

Day 17: Pitlochry to Edinburgh

Discover the beauty of Rosslyn Chapel, which was founded in 1446. Today it attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.  There are countless theories, myths, and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively.  Finish your tour in Edinburgh celebrating your incredible trip at a Scottish pub and enjoying a tipple of Scotland’s famous drink, whisky. 

Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 18: Depart

Mar sin leibh an drásta. We hope you had a fabulous vacation in Scotland with Juniper Tours!

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