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Short breaks holidays in Scotland. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides
Island-hop car-free between two tiny, remote Scottish gems, from £399 - £425 (5 days) ex flights
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Family-run walkers lodge in the Scottish highlands, from £21 - £40 (2 days) per person per night
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Mountain sanctuaries for unique and dramatic views, from £199 - £454 (3 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £690 - £984 (3 days) ex flights
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
Traditional craft courses in the Scottish Highlands, from £130 - £150 (2 days) ex flights
Cairngorms self guided cycling holiday, Scotland
Family friendly mountain biking holiday in the Cairngorms, from £180 (2 days) ex flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
Mountain skills courses, Cairngorms, from £225 (2 days) ex flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Award winning Prehistoric cookery courses in Scotland, from £150 - £170 (3 days) ex flights
Cairngorms mountaing biking short break, Scotland
A mountain biking extravaganza in the Cairngorms, from £225 (3 days) ex flights
Scotland short break cruise, private charter
Private Charter a mini cruise ship in the Scottish Hebrides, from £10395 (4 days) ex flights
Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break
Ecotherapy in a natural, transformative haven, from £285 - £730 (3 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, short break in the Western Isles
An idyllic 4 day short cruise to the Scottish Western Isles, from £945 - £1050 (4 days) ex flights
Alternative hen party weekend in Scotland
Unique hen parties in the Highlands of Scotland, from £125 - £175 (3 days) ex flights
Short break walking holiday in Scotland, Lairig Ghru
A self-guided walking challenge across the Cairngorms, from £151 (2 days) ex flights
Short break sailing holiday in Scotland
Four Day boat trip to view the Kyles of Bute, from £690 - £984 (5 days) ex flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Winter expeditions in Scotland, from £480 (3 days) ex flights
Nairn hotel accommodation, Scotland
Quality accommodation with excellent cuisine & sea views, from £49 - £92 per person per night
Whale watching cruises, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Enjoy a beautiful wildlife watching adventure, from £395 (3 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

15 reviews for Short breaks holidays in Scotland4 star overall rating

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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 £690 - £984 excluding flights
Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides
Too many memorable parts to number! We loved Iona (everything about it except the weather!), Colonsay was beautiful, remote and atmospheric, the Jacobite steam train was great fun, The Sleat peninsula on Skye stunning. The hotels were excellent with wonderful food and accommodation for the most part. (more)Graham Wigmore
Best bit: Experiencing the islands, each one has an individual personality. (more)Brid Burke
From £399 - £425 excluding flights
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
Memorable parts? The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches. Tips? Bring sensible... (more)Annie Hibberd
From £130 - £150 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
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 £395 excluding flights
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 excluding flights
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 £480 excluding flights
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 per person per night
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
From £150 - £170 excluding flights
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
Memorable parts? Jacobite steam train and the ben Nevis range cable car and walks at the top. Tips? Look forward to having a great time! Local benefits? Yes, all of that. Overall rating? Responsible travel were very efficient and all travel went smoothly. The hotel is a superb venue, run by nice people. Clean, comfortable and great food. (more)Alison Tucker
From £275 - £300 excluding flights

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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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