The single most luxurious way to be introduced to Scotland. We drive you to some of Scotland's most beautiful places in a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit - one of the world's most beautiful cars! This is the four day version: we can tailor for shorter or longer!
Day One - The Journey North
After picking you up from the airport, we will make our way North. Depending on whether you have arrived in Glasgow or Edinburgh, we will either drive up past Loch Lomond or we will take you via Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument and then past Doune Castle which Outlander fans will certainly want to visit.
From here, we travel onwards past Callander into the Trossachs with a stop at Loch Lubnaig which is one of the most beautiful small lochs in Scotland. At Crianlarich we might detour to see the Falls of Killin before making our way onto Rannoch Moor with the distant Paps of Glencoe in the distance drawing closer as pass this uninhabited wilderness. In Glencoe we will stop at the visitor centre to learn about the historical massacre of the MacDonalds before continuing on past Ben Nevis. Leaving Fort William behind you then take the ‘Road to the Isles’ west towards the fishing port of Mallaig, to catch a ferry and cross ‘over the sea to Skye’, the largest and most dramatic island on the west coast of Scotland. On the way we might see the Glenfinnan Viaduct that was made famous in the Harry Potter films during the train journey.
Your hosts for the evening will be Lord & Lady MacDonald at the charming, cosy and luxurious Kinloch Lodge. A hotel and restaurant like no other, it holds a truly unique magical setting. Recognised internationally, Kinloch was cited as one of the world’s top 25 small hotels in Conde Naste Traveller Magazine. Head Michelin Starred Chef Marcello Tully not only serves exquisite food but also invites guests to private cookery demonstrations throughout the year. Lady Claire MacDonald, Kinloch Lodge’s proprietor, is an Award-winning cook and food writer. Claire’s recipes are easy-to-follow, straightforward, and realistic – quintessentially Scottish in taste, but international in appeal and if lucky enough you can secure a place at one of her exclusive cookery courses. For lovers of the outdoors there is deer stalking and shooting available on the stunning Clan Donald Estate. Or for very experienced climbers, guides are on hand, to take you into the Cuillins – Skye’s breath-taking mountain range. The Isle of Skye’s Coral beaches are perfect for a romantic stroll. A tasting and tour at the Talisker whisky distillery is just as enjoyable.
Day 2: Enjoying the Isle of Skye
Today, we will enjoy the extraordinary diversity of this remarkable island: whisky, history and its world famous geology.
Day 3: Skye to Nairn
We leave Skye for a dramatic crossing of Scotland that takes in the famous Eilean Donan and then we can head north for a detour that takes in some of the most dramatic driving roads in Scotland. Then we finish our day in Nairn at one of the best small hotels in Scotland - Boarth House. Once described as the most beautiful Regency House in Scotland, The Boath House was recently voted the Good Hotel Guide Scottish Hotel of the Year 2013. Proprietors Dan & Wendy Matheson offer warm hospitality and boast a Michelin Starred Restaurant & 4 AA rosettes. The property is set in 20 acres including well tended lawns, walled gardens, woodland and streams. An ornamental lake in the grounds is stocked with brown and rainbow trout and is also home to swans, wild geese and ducks. A series of well-kept paths connect with the house to enable guests to explore the gardens and rest and relax at secluded seating areas or on sunny terraces. The Matheson’s love of art has resulted in the house being designated an art gallery in 1997 and it is now home to works of art.
Day 4: The Journey South
From Nairn, we now pass through both Castle and Whisky country so we can tour one of Speyside's world famous whisky distilleries as well as visit a medieaval castle before we make the drive home to Edinburgh or Glasgow.