Guided To​urs of Scotland

Private Tours With Dri​ver-Guide Greg Kain

Grand Tour of Scotland

The Grand Tour of Scotland itinerary takes you around the country in a 7 to 14 day trip taking in the Highlands, the Lowlands, cities, towns, villages, dramatic coastline and at least one island. The following is a sample itinerary for guidance only, I can make up a schedule incorporating the places you want to visit and the sights I think you should not miss! Remember tours can start and/or finish anywhere in Scotland or the UK, in the sample itinerary below I have used Edinburgh purely as an example. I recommend booking this tour well in advance as availability reduces quite early in the year.

DAY 1

Edinburgh - Peebles - Scott's View - Melrose Abbey - Jedburgh Abbey - Hadrian's Wall

DAY 2

Scottish Borders - Gretna - Kirkcudbright - Portpatrick - Culzean Castle - Alloway

DAY 3

Ayr - ferry from Gourock to Dunoon - Argyll Forest Park - Inveraray Castle - Kilmartin Glen - Oban

DAY 4

Oban - Glencoe - Fort William - Mallaig - ferry to Armadale, Skye - Cuillin Mountains - Portree

DAY 5

Portree - Dunvegan Castle - Trotternish Peninsula - Kilt Rock - Skye Bridge - Eilean Donan Castle - Plockton

DAY 6

Plockton - Loch Carron - Torridon - Ullapool - Kylescu - Tongue

DAY 7

Tongue - Scrabster - ferry to Orkney - Stromness - Skara Brae - Ring of Brodgar -Maes Howe - Kirkwall

DAY 8

Kirkwall - Churchill Barriers - St Margarets Hope - ferry to Gills Bay - Dunrobin Castle - Dornoch - Inverness

DAY 9

Inverness - Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness - Culloden - Cawdor Castle - Nairn - Elgin

DAY 10

Elgin - Speyside (whisky country) - Cairngorm National Park - Balmoral - Braemar - Glenshee - Pitlochry

DAY 11

Pitlochry - Dunkeld - Perth - Scone Palace - Dupplin Cross, Dunning - Stirling

DAY 12

Stirling - Wallace Monument - Leven Castle - Cupar - St Andrews - Crail - East Neuk Of Fife - Forth Rail Bridge - Edinburgh

This sample itinerary can be lengthened or shortened to suit your own criteria. To shorten the itinerary I can remove certain days which can be leapfrogged and to lengthen it I can add in more islands to the schedule or one or two 'free days' (see below).


For every seven booked days (minimum) of touring I offer my clients the option of a free day - ideal if you want to spend a full day in a particular place, to explore on foot, take a boat trip, go shopping, or just to relax. This is effectively a day off for me, and there is no charge to you for this, other than my overnight expenses. Your free day can be taken anytime after the third day of a 7+ multi-day itinerary and the second free day can be taken anytime after the ninth day of a 14+ multi-day trip.


I can recommend and, if required book accommodation and restaurants for you at no extra cost.

Please email me at [email protected] or fill out the enquiry form here for a no-obligation quote

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