Stirling, Cairngorms, & the Great Glen

Featuring* Cromlix and Boath House Hotel 

(*alternative options include Inverlochy Castle and Glenmorangie House)

EXPERIENCE STIRLING, THE CAIRNGORMS, & THE  GREAT GLEN  (4 NIGHTS)

Gothic architecture, gorgeous landscapes, stunning castles, historical sites, tranquil coasts: there is so much to see and discover in the surroundings of Stirlingshire and Perth - just an hour 's drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh - and this particular experience can be tailored to  wherever your interests lie. During this four-night experience, you can enjoy the delights that both Cromlix and Boath House have to offer or we can adapt

this experience to take in the gorgeous Inverlochy Castle   and Glenmorangie House - two equally  stunning Luxury Scotland properties we would love you to relax in. The very essence of a chauffeur-driven tour is flexibility, so just let us know your thoughts and we will create a luxury experience with you in mind. See below for our  inspiration guide, imagining how a tour of this amazing area of Scotland might look.

We would not have seen Scotland in the most spectacular ways if it had not been for our driver guide - a driver and travelling companion who always showed when we needed him, laughed at our jokes, and pushed us to see more. The consummate professional, the reserved gentleman, the helpful guide.”

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Day 1

Edinburgh or Glasgow can be your chosen point of arrival by train or plane as both allow for an easy journey to Cromlix, your haven of tranquillity on the southern edge of Perthshire. Having been escorted to your pristinely presented chauffeur driven hybrid saloon it won't be long before you reach the towering ramparts and cliffs of Stirling Castle. The site of the castle will undoubtedly tempt you to visit and those with enough energy might well wish to climb the 246 steps to the top of the nearby National Wallace Monument. Cromlix lies but a few miles from the cathedral city of Dunblane, which has seen much growth in recent years as an affluent commuter town. The beautiful Gothic cathedral dates originally from the 11th century, with much of what visitors see today dating from two centuries later. The ‘village’ High Street retains much of its charm and there are many interesting shops to explore. 

Day 2

A two-night stay at Cromlix would allow for a full day to explore Stirlingshire and the surrounding area. If a visit to the castle was not possible yesterday, then the castle could serve as your starting point for the day. Outlander fans will delight at the proximity of Cromlix to Doune Castle and close by is the Deanston Distillery, a producer of fine single malt, which you may very well have sipped the previous evening. A little further north lies Drummond Castle which has one of the best examples of formal terraced gardens in Scotland.

Day 3

Having taken a leisurely breakfast at Cromlix, your exploration of the Scottish Highlands will begin in earnest. The market town of Perth which has been in existence as a settlement since prehistoric times is built on a natural mound above the flood plain of the River Tay when it was once possible to cross the river at low tide. Perth was once known as the capital of Scotland, owing to its proximity to Scone Abbey and now Scone Palace. Continuing north you will soon enter Glenshee and climb high into the Grampian Mountains crossing Cairngorm. From here, you would then pass across Dava Moor before dropping down to the Morayshire coast and the comfort and tranquil surroundings of the Boath House Hotel

Day 4

After the long journey north yesterday from Perthshire, the focus of today could be more local attractions, with a wealth of options on your doorstep. Few visits to Scotland could be completed without at least some exploration of the history surrounding the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. This tumultuous episode in Scottish history culminated in a bloody battle at Culloden in April 1746 where today stands a visitors’ centre – one of the top attractions in the area. The massive fortification at Fort George was built in response to the uprising and this too is worth visiting. After lunch, you could spend some time exploring Inverness and then take a scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness to Castle Urquhart before returning to Boath House for your final night’s stay.

Day 5

Depending upon your onward travel arrangements, the morning could be spent completing some last-minute souvenir shopping before heading to the airport or station and concluding your short holiday in Scotland.

Note:

An alternative version of this trip could incorporate 2 nights in the beautiful Inverlochy Castle followed by 2 nights at Glenmorangie House (see below for photographs of both). The very essence of a chauffeur-driven tour is flexibility, so as with all our inspiration guides,  we can adapt any trip as required or create something completely bespoke. 

 
 
 

ABOUT OUR TOURING CHAUFFEURS

What better way to tour Scotland than with your own private chauffeur guide at the wheel of a luxury car? From the moment you arrive at the airport or train station, you will be cosseted in the kid-gloved hands of your very own touring chauffeur. Your bags will be loaded and unloaded at each hotel and personal introductions will help ease you into each property when you first arrive.  Your safety and comfort is of utmost importance to us and you can rest assured that your car will be prepared each day, just as your hotel room will be

cleaned and refreshed, ensuring that your Luxury Scotland experience is exactly what you, the discerning traveller, expects. As you pass through the glorious countryside visiting castles and historical landmarks, the country will open up in front of you in a way that can only happen when someone else is doing the driving. What's more, you can relax each time you visit a distillery in the full knowledge that driving is not something you will need to worry about on the other side!

FAQ

Can I change elements of the itinerary?


Of course, the very essence of a chauffeur driven tour is flexibility so we can tailor the experience to accommodate your own needs. Let us know your thoughts and we can adapt any trip as required or create something completely bespoke.




How many people are included in this package?


The starting point for the tour creation has been for them to involve two people sharing a room and one of our chauffeur driven cars, but that should not be seen as a limitation or restriction. Hotel pricing can be based on single occupancy and if more than one room is required then we can provide you with full costings. Prices for the chauffeur driven car will always be based on a price per vehicle not per person. Our luxurious Mercedes V-Class people carriers can carry up to 6 or 7 people and are ideal for families, and again the cost is per vehicle, not per person. Contact us for more information.




What are the terms and conditions?


As each trip is individually tailored, each will have its own terms and conditions. Luxury Scotland properties are mainly privately owned and each has its own set of guest terms and conditions. When you are ready to confirm a booking of both your hotels and chauffeur driven car, all the terms will be carefully outlined for each property. We would always recommend ensuring you have a robust and up to date personal travel insurance policy in place for any trip you take.




When is this experience available from?


As soon as the restrictions on non-essential travel, and any variation to these guidelines issued by the Government, are lifted we would anticipate being able to offer these, subject to availability.




What are the costs involved?


The cost for each trip will vary depending upon hotel availability, car type and the length of the trip. Prices for the Stirling, Cairngorms & The Great Glen experience start from £5,400 based on two people on a room only basis, with arrival and departure transfers and time with your touring chauffeur conducting local sightseeing. Contact us for more information.





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