We've so many popular itineraries that it would be impossible to show all on our website without confusing visitors. We are known as Emerald Custom Tours for a reason - listening attentively we will tailor your tour details using our experience. Some high level sample Scotland itineraries are below for your consideration.
This itinerary loops Scotland taking in the most famous and notable sights and attractions. Starting in Edinburgh and continuing onwards to spending two nights in Fort William, one night in Skye and two nights in Inverness before having a memorable last night in either Pitlochry or Edinburgh.
Other locations can be added to the itinerary such as Loch Lomond, Oban, Glasgow and Aberdeen. We can customize any tour to suit your preferences and dream trip.
Accommodations vary from luxury castles, 4 star hotels and guesthouses to quaint Bed and Breakfasts.
If you are looking for luxury and royal treatment this tour will suit you. A perfect option for any celebration, special birthday or honeymoon. You will find yourself whisked back to a bygone era of Clans and Castles. Properties such as Inverlochy Castle, Glenapp Castle, Kinloch Lodge on Skye and the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh to name a few.
We have a fantastic relationship with owners and management alike of these unique properties which will ensure your stay is ever more special.
The Highlands are one of the first things that spring to mind when thinking about Scotland, these hills and mountains are firmly rooted into Scottish Culture and traditions. Coupled with the spectacularly beautiful Isle of Skye and it's jaw dropping landscape including the Fairy Pools and Cuilin Ridge - This is a perfect setting for any vacation be it active or relaxed.
Centering your tour around the Highlands and Skye is quite possible and with out knowledge we can help fill your day with activites such as sheep dog demonstrations, Highland Games and Falconry.
This tour allows fans of the popular British American show set in various locations around Scotland to immerse themselves in a bygone era of Clare and Jamie. Whether it is to visit Linlithgow Palace, the Rannoch Stone Circle or Clava Cairns near Inverness, each destination will allow you step back in time and relate your experiences to scenes known from the show.
Since 2014 we have been arranging customized Outlander themed trips for clients. This is often a broader Scottish tour where we include some of the notable Outlander related attractions and scenery. As Outlander fandom is soaring in popularity among all age groups this is a TV Series you might enjoy watching in the months before your trip to Scotland.
Scotland is home to some of the world's finest whiskys with many distilleries opening their doors to whisky enthusiasts. Scotch such as Glenfiddich, Glengoyne and many others offer connoisseur tastings and sepcialist tours allowing you experience the processing and in some cases filling your own bottle with a custom malt blend.
Tailoring a tour to take in the finest whiskys and still experience the best of what Scotland has to offer can be arranged to suit your stay and preferences.
Our sister company is Links Golf Ireland, a golf tour operator established in 2004 who specialize in arranging golf trips to Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales. Along with being and Authorised Provider of Old Course St. Andrews packages, Links Golf Ireland also take groups to The Masters, The Ryder Cup and The British Open (Open Championship ;-))
Perhaps you have thought about tracing back your roots and Scottish Heritage? We can help you on your quest and combining this with a fantastic vacation. Whether you know exactly where you ancestors originate or need help, we work with genealogists that are successful in helping guests find their Scottish heritage.
If this is something you are considering please get in touch.
Food is so important when you travel and one of the best ways to experience a country and it's culture is to know where to eat. "Foodie" travel is on the increase and we have a comprehensive list of where to dine and buy local produce in Scotland that will be the cherry on your cake. You can't go to Scotland without trying Haggis!