Scotland holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
A unique cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides, from £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
Accommodation in the Cairngorms, from £42.50 - £47.50 per person per night incl breakfast
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
Take in Scotland, by trains, steam railways, ferries & feet, from £935 - £1135 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £985 - £1050 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
First-class trip on Scotland's famous West Highland Line, from £275 - £300 (3 days) ex flights
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
Ultimate week of wildlife spotting on the Isle of Mull, from £675 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from £1750 - £1820 (8 days) ex flights
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Family-run walkers lodge in the Scottish highlands, from £21 - £40 (2 days)
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £375 - £944 (3 days) ex flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £690 - £944 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £268 - £431 (3 days) ex flights
Isle of Skye walking holiday in Scotland
Experience exhilarating walking on the Isle of Skye, from £895 - £1095 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland wildlife holiday, Cairngorms NP & West coast
A wonderful Scottish Highlands wildlife watching holiday!, from £925 (8 days) ex flights
Christmas retreat in Scotland
Traditional organic Yule in a stunning, winter setting, from £400 - £595 (7 days) ex flights
Caledonian Canal cruise in Scotland, via Loch Ness
Scottish Cruise taking in the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, from £1795 - £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1795 - £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides
Island-hop car-free between two tiny, remote Scottish gems, from £375 - £399 (5 days) ex flights
Scotland self drive holiday, seafood experience
Enjoy the freshest Scottish seafood on this self-drive tour, from £655 - £715 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, from £1190 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland
Scottish Cruise in spectacular scenery off Mull and Glencoe, from £1795 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
Spot whales, otters and eagles on Isle of Mull, Scotland, from £449 - £479 (5 days) ex flights
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Friendly West Highland bunkhouse on the Knoydart peninsula, from £17 per person per night
Autumn wildlife holiday in Scotland
Wildlife watching in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, from £895 (8 days) ex flights
Argyll self catering cottage, Western Scotland
Fabulous remote holiday cottage on Scotlands west coast., from £395 - £645 per cottage per week
Scottish Highlands and Hebrides walking holiday, Scotland
Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Northwest Highlands walking tour, from £1045 (8 days) ex flights
Alternative hen party weekend in Scotland
Unique hen parties in the Highlands of Scotland., from £125 - £175 (3 days) ex flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Winter expeditions in Scotland, from £396 (3 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
A Scottish wildlife & nature holiday for mind, body and soul, from £750 - £800 (7 days) ex flights
Tomich self catering croft in the Scottish Highlands
Glen Affric Scottish Highlands self catering house, from £550 - £760 per week (sleeps 6-7)
Glencoe and Ben Nevis short break walking holiday
Long weekend hiking in Glen Coe & Fort William, from £295 (3 days) ex flights

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Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Memorable parts? We were a small and delightful group of 6 travelers and 4 crew, including the skipper and a fabulous chef. We all got to know one another very well. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. Tips? Bring waterproof clothing and shoes. One day the water was rough and the wind was very strong. Those of us who... (more)Patricia Knowles
From £1995 excluding flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Memorable parts? The whole of our holiday was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery and wildlife. The only fault, we wished it didn't have to end! Tips? Don't forget your binoculars. Sensible shoes and a waterproof for when up on deck and the weather damp. Local benefits? I am not sure about these things as we didn't buy any... (more)julie Clease
From £1795 - £1995 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Brilliant holiday...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
From £690 - £944 excluding flights
Scotland by railway holiday
A wonderful experience.... (more)Anthony Watts
Excellent...particularly the West Highland Line (more)Michael Rose
Excellent holiday with wonderful hotels and superb organization, the sun followed us around Scotland ! (more)Joy Wessels
From £985 - £1050 excluding flights
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
Mull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the holiday package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna. (more)David Hayers
Excellent...All accommodation was situated in the best possible place for fantastic views and access to wildlife tours (more)janet kelly
From £675 - £755 excluding flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
Wow, a number of exciting parts, firstly the train journey from Queen Street station to Fort William, absolutely superb. Staying at Inverlochy Castle, truly breathtaking location. Steam train. (more)Anne Feeley
From £1750 - £1820 excluding flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
From £375 - £944 excluding flights
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
From £42.50 - £47.50 per person per night incl breakfast
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £648 excluding flights
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
On a scale of 1 to 10, my wife and I would rate it a 10 (and we normally can be somewhat critical) The hikes were great, our small group became very close,the B&B's we stayed at were clean, the food simple but very good and our guide (and our travelling companions) were some of the most interesting persons we have met in a long time. (more)Michael Baxter
Very good enjoyable and nicely tiring....Fellow travellers were very good and a lot of fun. Guide was very good and patient. (more)Gregory Forbes
The most memorable part of the holiday was Skye and Fort William and the Jacobite train journey. The other members of the group also made it a wonderful experience. (more)Tracey Turner
From £935 - £1135 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent holiday,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £268 - £664 excluding flights
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? climbing LadhAR BHEINN Tips? COME PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A wonderful experience (more)May Diver
From £17 per person per night
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Absolutely fantastic for ALL ages, young and old. Colette is a brilliant cook and the meal she made out of freshly caught Mackerel fish has set a very high bench mark to beat. Michael knows so much and is a very patient teacher. We miss them dearly - thank you for a trip to remember! (more)Lani Retter
From £690 - £944 excluding flights
Scotland wildlife cruise, marine biology
Memorable parts? I loved the whole atmosphere of being on the St Hilda, learning about how to sail a boat and discovering the wildlife around us. Sailing towards Arran under the blue sky was absolutely fantastic. Also, fishing for our dinner and catching lobster and crabs in our lobster pot was so exciting! Colette and Michael looked after us so well - they were the perfect hosts! And Colette cooks the most delicious meals! Tips? Remember taking the right gear so you can enjoy your... (more)N.Z
From £690 - £944 excluding flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
I loved it...I personally love venturing in to nature and the creative element meant I also left with something which I can now use back home (more)Katrine Roberts
The most memorable part was the excitement of watching the different colours emerging as we used natural dyes and the anticipation of what could be created using them. I have never felt so invigorated, and relaxed?!!!, at the same time. (more)Diane Peel
I loved the whole process of gathering natural materials (lichen, fungus, nettles, birch bark, etc) to dye the wool, the dyeing itself and the amazing array of colours we created with single and secondary dyes. (more)Jennifer Woodward
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
Very enjoyable and well organised....The scenery was absolutely stunning even if the weather wasn't great but that's the risk with going to Scotland any time of year. (more)Jennifer Lacey
It was all very enjoyable - the Discover Mull excursion was a particular highlight, when we saw golden eagles flying - among a ton of other wildlife! (more)Louise Keable
From £449 - £479 excluding flights
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Memorable parts? Walking on snow at the top of Cairn Gorm mountain in July at a day time temperature of 28 degrees! Tips? Have an appreciation of scenery, wildlife, flora. be fit and not mind about being busy. There's loads more to do in the Aviemore region so think about extend your trip. The cairngorm discovery package gives you an excellent introduction to the region if you havent been before. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? We had amazing weather so the... (more)Gail Ashworth
From £199 - £454 excluding flights
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland
Memorable parts? Seeing the glorious scenery & the huge pod of dolphins who played round the boat for ages giving us a wonderful display Tips? Pack light, don't need much but don't forget the waterproofs Local benefits? Definitely Overall rating? 5 star (more)Margaret Brayshay
From £1795 excluding flights
Whale watching cruises, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Really enjoyed visiting the cairns of Coll in sunlight after a rather wet and miserable crossing . Thrilled to see, albeit a small, basking shark close up. (more)Linda Harvey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the surveys trip ... seeing Minke whales and basking sharks on such a beautiful day - I will remember this for many years to come. (more)John Eversfield
From £495 - £1200 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands walking tours
Memorable parts? Well, everything was memorable and exciting. Skye is a magical place. The accommodations ranged from excellent with charm and lovely people to absolutely fine. The only problem with the food was that I ate way too much. But the best of the best was our guide, Ian, absolutely top notch. He concocted for us some great mini adventures. Each walk was spectacular (a special spot in my heart for the Quiraing, though), with just the right amount of challenge. He was a delight... (more)Dominique Bousquet
From £1159 excluding flights
Conservation volunteering in Scotland
The most memorable part was meeting so many different people and doing 'work' for the greater good of Scotland's forest. (more)Karmini Takodra
Meeting a wide range of like minded people. Spending a lovely sunny day in an ancient Scottish forest counting Scottish pine trees....wow...a renewed love for my country. (more)Liz Scott
Come the end of the week we were all a little tired from the work, but also very proud of what we had done. Driving back to the lodge we came across a stunning natural pool and waterfall which we just could not resist and so dived (almost) right in and spent time relaxing among new friends. That and constantly swimming to try and stay warm! (more)Andrew Silander
From £81 - £350 excluding flights
Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays
Rosie was a unique hostess the yogateacher did a great job the surroundings were lovely the accommodation was perfect and the food was delicious the tours to Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the other places were absolutely fantastic the other guests were kind and charming the craft was a challenge (more)Pia Jeanne Arildsen
Very good (more)Sara Toyn
Just being there with intelligent, congenial people who were all involved in learning something unusual and useful from a wonderful young woman...It was terrific! (more)Norma Schneider
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Yoga and relaxation holiday, Scotland
It was really enjoyable and I would do it again. Rosie and her team are welcoming, thoughtful and talented and the excursions, activities and meals they provided were clearly planned and prepared meticulously and delivered with charm, good humour and élan. (more)M Mannas
Fantastic. I was lucky to have four other great women in the holiday too, but Rosie and Joanie made it wonderful. When ever I talk about my week with them I literally find my shoulders dropping and my speech slowing down, and the glow returning. (more)Lara Gisborne
Lovely experience, very relaxing, highly recommend it as a great way to spend a week and come back vitalised (more)Loretta Kinsella
From £745 - £975 excluding flights
Self catering accommodation in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Local benefits? Very much so. Overall rating? Lovely self catering, well equiped, comfortable and great location for getting around Crieff and surrounding area. (more)Ross Ramsay
From £260 - £390 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Isle of Islay self catering accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? There were lots of brilliant bits. - Arriving to see how beautiful it was at the cottage. - Settling down in front in the fire, listening to music, reading and sewing. - Trekking through deep peat to see abandoned settlements. - Watching the stars in the completely black sky. Tips? There was lots to do at the cottage, some really good walk books of which we did 4 or 5 walks, board games, reading material. It is really isolated and that makes you want to stay in and... (more)Alison Boast
From £400 - £700 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Memorable parts? The hospitality shown by the hosts Rebecca and Andy, who welcome you warmly into their home. The meals were fabulous and the packed lunches the best yet. Tips? Stay longer than we did, do more walking than we did, it will be worth it. Local benefits? Yes - we walked into Aviemore, and took the local steam train back, had a drink in the local pub, bought goodies from the local store and visited a nearby village tearoom. Overall rating? Excellent,... (more)Stephen Brown
From £21 - £40
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £225 - £559 excluding flights
Luxury Loch Ness apartment, Scotland
Most memorable was staying in the monastery & the wonderful views of Loch Ness. (more)Jenny Copeland
The accommodation was fantastic and the location was stunning. Climbing Ben Nevis was very memorable. (more)Maureen Richardson
The Abbey is beautifully sited just at the south end of Loch Ness and Fort Augustus is a pretty village (more)Vimty Muir
From £448 - £784 per accommodation per week (sleeps 4)
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Memorable parts? Learning to self-arrest with an ice-axe - sliding head first and face down on an icy slope! Tips? Bring lots of spare gloves. Local benefits? Yes, it provides local employment and the accommodation was as sustainable as possible and the activities cause no lasting impact. Overall rating? Very good, maybe not an experience I want to repeat but fulfilling to do once. (more)Dan Smith
From £396 excluding flights
Isle of Mull b&b accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? Making sure that I drove slowly enough NOT to drive into some of the sheep, cattle, deer that like to sit and ruminate on the roads! The glorious autumn sun on the turning leaves. Not New England, but very beautiful. Ambling along the white sandy beaches and having them to myself, more or less! Tips? Make sure that you add in travelling time from your accommodation to the ferry. Ensure that you don't have to get up at some awful, un-holiday like time of the morning... (more)Sonia Jones
From £35 - £39 per person per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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