The Flying Scotsman
A breathtaking long weekend to Scotland’s dazzling capital, retracing the historical route synonymous with these iconic engines
Scotland: a wee country with a big personality. Across millennia, the Scots remain fiercely proud of a landscape where high mountains meet deep lochs and a thousand islands rise above dramatic seas.
This is a country with an immersive culture. It’s a land filled with historic ruins and restored castles, art galleries and fascinating museums. You’ll find quintessentially Scottish signs and symbols, from the blue-and-white flag and bagpipes to kilts and tug o' war.
Are you ready to explore Scotland? Book one of our small group guided tours and experience the beauty of this country.
Home to the monster at the bottom of the loch, and the prickly plant that is the national symbol, who cannot love the land of whisky and ceilidhs? If you’re planning a trip north to this rugged, beautiful country, take your pick from our small group escorted tours of Scotland. Each has been carefully created to give you an unforgettable experience.
For example, you may have always wanted to take a trip on the legendary Flying Scotsman. If so, our Flying Scotsman tour gives you the chance to make your dream a reality. This allows you to travel by steam in a Pullman-style carriage through Durham and Northumberland before arriving in the Scottish capital, where you will get to explore some of Edinburgh’s most famous spots, such as Arthur’s Seat and the Old Town.
Should you long to explore the Scottish Highlands, A Highland Fling could be the small group tour of Scotland you’re looking for. The tour involves another trip by steam train, this time taking you on the Mayflower to explore historic castles and epic scenery. Alternatively, if you want to head off the land, A Scottish Affair takes you around the stunning Scottish coast on an expedition to some of the country’s most isolated islands.
For a tour that combines island hopping with Highlands exploration, Caledonia Calling is just what you need. Starting in Edinburgh, this seven-night trip takes you through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You’ll also head to the Hebrides, discovering the Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis before travelling to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
If you’ve always been enamoured by the Scottish lochs, our Lord of the Glens tour takes you around four of them. As you wend your way along the Caledonian Canal, you’ll see another side to the Highlands, starting your journey in Oban before making your way past Ben Nevis. For those who want an exhilarating trip to Scotland, this group tour is ideal.
If you’re planning to travel to Scotland in a small group, our guided tours are designed to showcase all this majestic country has to offer visitors. Browse our selection of tours and select the one you want to take when you’re ready. Click the ‘Book’ button and you’ll be directed to a booking form. Fill in your travel information and submit the form. One of our personal travel experts will then be in touch.
If you have any questions about booking your visit to Scotland, we’ll talk you through our group tours. Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll tell you what each tour includes and how you can get the most out of your trip.
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Weather & Climate
Scotland is generally colder than the rest of the UK, but the weather is at its best during the summer months (July-August), when the days are longer and warmer.
When to go
There is never a bad time to visit as each season has its own benefits.
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