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Choosing to go on holiday in Scotland, in the United Kingdom, means to lose oneself in marvellous natural landscapes and charming old castles, or cities still full of culture and traditions.

On the one hand, in fact, you will find the majestic sceneries of the Highlands, with their jagged coasts and the fjords, the valleys, the moors, the rivers, the national parks where the wild sheep and the red deer live. On the other, there are the mysterious castles, hiding stories and legends from the past - the sole city of Aberdeen hosts 17 fortresses - or the wonderful Victorian architectures and the luxurious contemporary palaces. And there's more, because Scotland is full of art, music, local handicraft and traditional clothing still made following the old methods (the famous tartan). 

Don't miss to visit Edimburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen: timeless cities which still manage to be incredibly modern. Include the green island of Skye in your itinerary and make a stop in Loch Ness, famous for its castle and the legendary monster hiding in its waters. Let our travel experts guide you in this charming land - so full of curiosities and interesting people - for your tailormade tour and holiday. We are sure won't be disappointed. 

Travel ideas in Scotland

  • Essential experience in the Highlands sonia-valcarcel Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 5 days | No flight

    Essential experience in the Highlands

    Discover the beautiful Lowland and Highland in Scotland , one of the Northernmost countries of Europe. This tour takes you to the west coast giving you the chance to discover legendary castles and amazing landscapes. From Edinburgh or Glasgow you'll reach the suggestive town of Oban and the magic island of Skye, to discover the characteristic villages. Do not miss the chance to taste local flavours and breathe local perfumes.

    Visited places: Oban, Skye, Fort Augustus, Edinburgh

    from 920 €

  • Ultimate Experience sonia-valcarcel Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 8 days | No flight

    Ultimate Experience

    This tour takes you to the west coast of Scotland, in North Europe. Passing through the Highlands over to Skye and then up to the isles of Lewis and Harris, you'll admire unforgettable sceneries, characterized by a suggestive and wild nature, and meet local people, which will present their tradition to you.

    Visited places: Oban, Edinburgh, Skye, Fort Augustus, Stornoway, Inverness

    from 1,520 €

  • Skye Experience sonia-valcarcel Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 3 days | No flight

    Skye Experience

    Discover the beauties of Scotland, one of the most exiciting countries in Europe! Experience the Scottish Highlands and the incredible Isle of Skye in 3 fun filled days. You’ll get to sleep by the banks of Loch Ness and on the Isle of Skye itself. You will also have the chance to visit the incredible Eilean Donan Castle ! In three days you’ll get to experience Scotland through its scenery, culture and history - introduced to you by one of our fantastic driver-guides. 

    Visited places: Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Skye

    ON DEMAND

  • England and Scotland tour and tailormade holiday isabella-piccolomo Travel proposals

    Tour | 8 days | No flight

    England and Scotland tour and tailormade holiday

    Discover the beauty of England and Scotland, in the UK, in Northern Europe, with this tailormade tour and holiday across spectacular art cities and amazing natural landscapes. Departing from marvellous London you'll travel up north to the Scottish lands and then travel back south towards the city. During this incredible journey and vacation you'll get the chance to visit the main sightseeing attractions while also getting an insight on the great differencies between these two ...

    Visited places: London, Wetherby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool

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  • Scotland Tour and Holiday - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Ness and Skye isabella-piccolomo Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 8 days | No flight

    Scotland Tour and Holiday - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Ness and Skye

    Are you fascinated by the green landscapes and strong traditions of Scotland ? Fancy visiting ancient castles in the northern part of Europe, in the extreme north of the UK? Then this tour in Scotland is the holiday and trip for you! During this marvelous adventure, including kilts, whiskey and bagpipes, you will have the opportunity to visit: Edinburgh, a fascinating city, from its ancient castle to Rosslyn Chapel, a mysterious chapel draped in dark legends The impressive Dunnottar ...

    Visited places: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oban, Dundee, Aviemore

    ON DEMAND

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  • 5 things you didn't know about Scotland

    In Scotland, which is a land very much tied to its traditions, people do not only speak English and during your tailormade tour you will notice it soon enough. The Scots often prefer to speak Gaelic and Scottish. Gaelic is spoken mainly in the Outer Hebrides islands and bears no resemblance to English since its origins should be traced back to the ancient Celtic people. In the Lowlands you will find instead inhabitants who speak Scottish, more like English, being a language of Germanic origins.
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  • Exploring the Isle of Skye

    The Isle of Skye is a fabulous place, a lush natural paradise rich in history and ancient legends. Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and surprises visitors with its postcard landscapes, including mountains and rugged coastline. Its most iconic natural attractions include the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and Cullin : spectacular places to explore with boots and comfortable clothes. Even the villages, picturesque and colorful, will not fail to charm you during your tour of Scotland : after a day of hiking in nature, relax sorrounded by a friendly atmosphere in local restaurants, sipping typical island beers and whiskeys, one of the many symbols of Scotland, perhaps in a pub with the locals. The Isle of Skye is linked to the mainland by a characteristic arched bridge, the Skye Bridge, and jealously cherishes the heritage of the ancient Gaelic culture.
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Travel experts

  • Richard Rigamonti

    Richard

    Travel expert for over 30 years in the world of tourism

  • Isabella Piccolomo

    Isabella

    Travel and tourism expert for Europe

Why visit Scotland

Scotland is a region that is part of the United Kingdom, located in the northern part of Great Britain and covering about one third of the total area of the island.

Scotland is famous for green fields and grey skies: local flora and fauna indeed offer some unique species. In fact, Scotland boasts some rare animals that are not present in the rest of Europe, such as the Rum mouse, the Soay sheep, a wild Scottish sheep and the red deer. In order to safeguard and preserve this rareness, several national parks and protected areas have been established. Cairngorms National Park hosts a wide variety of landscapes, which include mountains, rainforests and evocative lakes. It is also the home of some endangered animals. In addition, in the park it is possible to practice adventurous open-air activities. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park was the first national park, the perfect habitat for Scottish wildlife, thanks to its green mountains and its forests.

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