Splendid Scotland

Hikes, Castles, Wildlife, and Whisky

Trip Details

hikers resting on a hike in Scotland

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Hiking galore: Every day brings a different hike with a new view—mountains to forest to coast.
  • Castles: If the Queen isn’t in residence you’ll visit Balmoral Castle, with the turreted Braemar Castle as your fallback if she is. And the ruins of Urquhart Castle stand like a historical timeline from the 13th century.
  • Wild places: Scotland holds the largest wilderness areas in Western Europe, including the mountainous Cairngorms National Park.
  • Wee bit o’ whisky: Sample some of the country’s finest at a local distillery and your final inn’s well-stocked whisky bar.

Splendid Scotland

Trip Type: Small Group Adventure

Territory:

Region: Scotland

Trip Price: From $5,295

Single Supplement: $875

On-Trip Airfare: $

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Edinburgh, Scotland / Inverness, Scotland

Minimum Travelers: 4 travelers

Maximum Travelers: 12 travelers

Select Terms & Conditions

Pricing detailed for this Small Group Adventure is based upon double occupancy. Additional charges for single travelers and any on-trip airfare required for the trip apply. A booking deposit is required to reserve your space. Small Group Adventure pricing includes all lodging, meals (unless otherwise noted), activities, baggage handling, transportation, and guide service. Not included are travel costs to/from gateway cities, guide gratuities, and personal incidentals including, but not limited to, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, and laundry service. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Splendid Scotland

Splendid Scotland - Energy Index

This hiking-oriented trip takes place at elevations ranging from sea level to 3,000 feet, with 6-8 hours spent outside each day in potentially inclement weather. Hikes on this trip are technically easy to moderate, with most hikes ranging in from 5-7 miles in length.

Make this trip all yours!

Most all of our Small Group Adventures can be made private to just your traveling troupe. Just give us a call at (800) 445-2995 and tell us that you would like to “make it private”!

Generally, there are two ways to make a small group adventure private. First, you could capture one of our published departure dates for just your group. In order to achieve this, we have to have sufficient space available to create a separate private trip. Second, we could take the details of this itinerary and fashion it for just your group on dates of your choosing. For this, too, we just need to review your interest, group size, and preferred timing in order to create the trip.

In all cases, the process begins with a phone call so give us a ring at (800) 445-2995 and after just a few minutes gathering information, we can set to the task of making your trip a reality!

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