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Three Day tour starting from Inverness, Edinburgh or Glasgow

Our three-day tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the breathtaking Highlands. With the guidance of our professional tour guide, guests will discover some of the most amazing sights and experiences Scotland has to offer. Whether starting from Inverness, Edinburgh or Glasgow, our tour is fully customizable and flexible to ensure that each individual experience is tailored to our guests' needs. We want to provide adventures that resonate with our clients and provide memories that will last a lifetime! Book now for an unforgettable journey of a lifetime in Scotland.

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Day 1

Journey through Glencoe and Glenfinnan to Inverness

From Edinburgh or Glasgow we will travel up through the serene Glencoe valley before stopping at Loch Lubnaig and Glen Etive (where James Bond Skyfall scenes were filmed). We then make our way to the Glencoe visitor centre to learn all about the history of Glencoe and see a reconstruction of a 1700s Turf House. In the afternoon we will make our way to the Glenfinnan Viaduct to take in views of the Jacobite train aka the Hogwarts Express steaming across the Glenfinnan Viaduct for those Harry Potter Fans. Then we will make our way up to Fort Augustus where we will enjoy a serene view searching for Scotland's most famous monster 'Nessie' at the end of Loch Ness before and heading onto Inverness for your accommodation. 

Day 2

Explore the mystical stunning landscapes on the Isle of Skye

Journey to the mystical and enchanting lands of the Isle of Skye, renowned for its captivating folklore and awe-inspiring scenery. Traverse the dramatic Cuillin mountain ranges and pause for a delectable lunch at the charming and picturesque town of Portree. Take in the stunning views of the vibrant painted houses at Portree Harbour before venturing to the Trotternish Peninsula and over the Quiraing, celebrated for their ethereal and photogenic landscapes famous for their other-wordly appearance. Make a brief stop at the Isle of Skye Brewery shop in the quaint town of Uig for refreshments before another very scenic drive returning to your accommodation. 

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Day 3

Explore Inverness and surrounding area

Our three-day tour concludes with a highly customisable itinerary in Inverness and surrounding areas. We offer a range of activities to choose from, including but not limited to;

  • An up-close encounter with Highland Cows

  • Explore locations and destinations which inspired the famous Outlander TV series written by famous author Diana Gabaldon

  • Visit a local whisky distillery such as the famous Glenmorangie Distillery or Clynelish Distillery one of the four corners of the famous Johnny Walker Brand.

  • Spend some time shopping in charming Scottish boutiques or the old victorian market in Inverness city centre.

  • Visit a historic castle such as Dunrobin Castle, Urquhart Castle or Cawdor Castle.

  • Trek through the forbidden forest and discover the astounding natural beauty of the Black Rock Gorge another famous Harry Potter filming location.

  • Take a trip to the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course (the third oldest in the world and famous for its connection with professional golfer Donald Ross).

  • Stop off at Scotlands smallest craft Gin Distillery to taste some exquisite local gins.

This day is all about your requirements and we are dedicated to creating the perfect day for your group, tailored to your preferences and interests for a final day that resonates with your wishes.

Additional Information

  • Accommodation and meals are not included in the price quoted. We can supply recommendations for accommodations however these must be booked directly with the accommodation providers. We are happy to supply recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner and can also make these reservations for you.

  • Itineraries are customisable as long as we can accommodate all of the stops within a feasible time frame.

  • We have an 8 seater Luxury Mercedes vehicle and so can accommodate up to 7 passengers. Bigger groups can be catered for in either two vehicles or we can arrange for a 16 seater with driver to join us.

  • Starting price £1900 for a group of up to 4 people or £2200 for a group of up to 7 people. (This price doesn't include entry to any of the destinations, castles or whisky distilleries). Many of the locations above listed are free entry.

  • If availability is not showing on our website please send us an email and we will see what we can do to move things around so that we can accommodate your group.

Our Clients Say

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Exploring Scotland with Macaulay Travels

'I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a private tour in Scotland with my family and it was truly an unforgettable one. Here’s a review of our time with exceptional guide Emma Macaulay, owner of Macaulay Travels providing a unique luxury experience.

Our guide was a true expert in Scottish history, culture, and geography. From the moment we met, it was clear that she had an in-depth understanding of the country’s rich heritage. Whether we were exploring ancient castles, walking through the beautiful Highlands or visiting quaint villages, Emma provided fascinating insights and stories that brought each location to life. Her passion for Scotland was evident, making every moment of the tour engaging and educational.

One of the standout features of this tour was its customization. Before our trip, Emma took the time to understand our interests and preferences. As a result, the itinerary was tailored to include sites and activities that resonated with us. Whether we wanted to focus on historical landmarks, scenic landscapes or local cuisine, she ensured that our tour was perfectly aligned with our desires. This personalized approach made the experience unique and highly enjoyable.

Throughout the tour, Emma maintained the highest level of professionalism. She was always punctual, well-organized, and always prepared. Her courteous and friendly demeanour made us feel comfortable and well taken care of. Additionally, the her attention to detail was impressive, from arranging private access to elite estates to recommending the best local restaurants and attractions.

Another highlight of our tour was the Emma's flexibility. She was always willing to adjust the schedule to accommodate our needs and preferences. Whether we wanted to spend more time at a particular site or make an impromptu stop for a local brewery in Sile of Skye, she was accommodating and adaptable. This flexibility greatly enhanced our overall experience, allowing us to make the most of our time in Scotland.

Some of the most memorable moments of our trip were directly due to Emma's expertise. Visiting the breathtaking Glencoe Valley, trekking in Forbidden Forest, watching Hogwart's Express (Jacobite train) steaming through Glenfinnan Viaduct, driving through Cuillin Hills in Isle of Skye and taking a scenic drive along the North Coast 500 all the way up to Dunbeath Castle were experiences we will cherish forever. Our guide’s ability to share detailed historical context and local lore added depth and richness to these experiences, making them even more special. To bring in Scottish flavour, Emma brought for us local shortbreads, sugar tablets and even my favourite scotch Glenmorangie which she raised to me in a Glencarin whiskey glass on visiting the distillery in Tain.

In summary, our private tour in Scotland exceeded all expectations, thanks to our outstanding guide Emma and her great vehicle Mercedes Viano. Her deep knowledge, professionalism and personalized approach made our trip truly memorable. I highly recommend this private luxury tour guide to anyone looking to explore Scotland in a meaningful and unforgettable way. If you want a tailored, informative and delightful experience, this guide is an excellent choice.'
Debjit Mookherjee, June 2024.

Robert Rose, Product Designer

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