Experience Scotland in 9 Days.

Experience the enchanting beauty of Scotland on this unforgettable 9-day tour. Embark on a journey that takes you through picturesque landscapes like the Cairngorm, the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and historic sites like Culloden Battlefield, immersing yourself in the charm of Scottish culture. Below is a sample itinerary of the cities and sites to take in during your stay. Old Sod Travel can customize this itinerary based on your own travel needs and desires.

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Ben Ledi is a mountain in Stirling, Scotland. It is 879 metres high, and is therefore classified as a Corbett. It lies about six kilometres northwest of Callander, near the village of Kilmahog. It is situated in the Trossachs, an area often regarded as having some of the most romantic scenery in the Highlands.


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Day 1 - Journey to Scotland!

Welcome to Scotland! Upon your arrival in Edinburgh, you can check into your hotel and kick off your adventure with a private guided tour of the city! Take a tutored whisky tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience or Johnnie Walker on Princes Street. If you're interested, you can also take various other walking tours around the city (favorites include the Historic Underground and Harry Potter-themed experiences). Stay overnight in accommodations such as the Balmoral or The George.

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Day 2 - Edinburgh

Your stay in The Best "Small City" in the world continues with visits to historic sites like Edinburgh Castle, Palace if the Holyrood House, and the Royal Yacht Brittania. Enjoy panoramic views of the city with either a hike up Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano or a visit to Calton Hill. Return to your accommodations for your last evening in Edinburgh.

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Day 3 - Pitlochry

Travel to the Gateway of the Scottish Highlands, making stops at the House of Bruar and Blair Athol Distillery once you arrive. If you're interested, take a small detour and tee off at the renowned St. Andrews golf course. During your time in Pitlochry, you can take part in woodland walks, among other outdoor activities such as fishing, cycling, and 4x4 safaris.

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Day 4 - Inverness

Travel through the incredible scenery of the Cairngorm Mountains with plenty of stops to make along the way, such as the Highland Folk Museum, Rothiemurchus Estate, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Balmoral Castle, Distillery Tours and more! 

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Day 5 - Inverness

Your stay in the Capital of the Highlands continues with tours of multiple historic sites throughout the area, including Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Enjoy a distillery tour at Speyside and Beyond, and enjoy your last day in the area. 

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Day 6 - Oban

Begin with a visit to the Oban Distillery, located in the picturesque coastal town of Oban. Join a guided tour to learn about the fascinating whisky-making process and the history of this renowned distillery. After the distillery tour, visit one of the nearby islands—Mull, Iona, or Staffa. These islands offer spectacular landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Explore the rugged coastline, spot seals basking on the rocks, or visit historic sites like Iona Abbey, a tranquil medieval monastery.

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Day 7 - Oban

Your stay in Oban continues with a visit to Dunstaffnage Castle. Then, spend the day exploring the Kilmartin Area, known as one of the richest concentrations of prehistoric monuments and historical sites in the country.

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Day 8 - Loch Lomond or Glasgow

For the last day of your trip, you have the choice to explore Loch Lomond, a region known for its natural beauty and hill walks. Visit the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, or visit The Trossachs National Park, Scotland's first national park!

Alternatively, you can visit Glasgow, the UK's first UNESCO City of Music. Take a guided tour of the city, taking in the incredible architecture and public art it has to offer. Take a tour of the Glengoyne Distillery before settling in for the last evening of your trip.

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Day 9 - Travel Home

Head to the airport and prepare to bid farewell to your Scottish adventure. Safe Travels!

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