What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? Haggis? Bagpies? Tartans? Mike Myers in a tam standing behind a counter at “All Things Scottish?” That’s ok, us too…but there’s a whole entire world, an otherworldly world in fact, that waits to be discovered in this fairytale of a land laden with endless castles, fields filled with incredible colors, quaint villages and a deep rooted history that’s equally as inspiring as it is fascinating. It’s a heavily nostalgic place, full of tradition, pomp & circumstance sprinkled with humor and extraordinary wit and its sights and sounds will amaze you.
Currency: British Pound (GBP)
Country Code: +44
Do I need a Visa? Visas are not required for most countries including the US, Canada and various points in both Europe and South America
How will I charge my devices? Scotland’s electrical current is 230 volts, AC 50Hz.
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Edinburgh (EDI) and flying from…
New York: 7.5 hours
Los Angeles: 15 hours
Sao Paulo: 10 hours
Johannesburg: 12 hours
Geography: It’s a land of both lowlands and highlands, ever present greenery dominates so much of the landscape here along with countless lochs. Scotland is bordered by a craggy coastline and surrounded by 790 islands.
Time Zones: GMT +0
How's the weather? Always pack an umbrella, no matter what time of year you visit as rain is an all too common occurance. Weather here doesn’t tend to go to extremes here, with cooler (but not frigid) winters and temperate summers which offer an extra benefit of extra long hours of daylight between June and August.
Go island hopping, Scottish style with a jaunt to the Isle of Skye for exploration, followed by a drive to a fantastically hidden inn to dine on freshly caught fish
Live the country sporting life with a rustic, secluded wilderness retreat in your own private cottage, prestocked with your favorite foods and creature comforts. Try your hand at kayaking, fishing and beyond.
Search for Nessie in the privacy of your own boat, chatting about your findings over a meal at a local Michelin starred restaurant
Engage with expert historian Ray Owens who will delight you with his enchanting stories of life in Scotland and it’s tremendously colorful past
Mix it up on the fly…opt for a seaplane or helicopter to transport you from one magical location to the next
Picnic with the family alongside a “secret loch”
Indulge in your own private home and play on a private links golf course, retreating in the evening to have found an staff organizing a drinks in the drawing room followed by an outrageously indulgent whisky tasting and 6 course dinner
How do you twist up a castle stay? With bagpipe lessons and ghost hunting of course…
Channel your inner Harry Potter on board the Jacobite Steam Train for ever changing spectacular scenery along the coastline
Special Scottish pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.