CLASSIC TOUR


Classic routes to beautiful places, stress-free travel; curated, planned and delivered. Explore coastal destinations, film locations and relax in sumptuous accommodations with delicious fresh food, to suit you. Think of the unmissable; a revealing overview of our small yet distinctive country.

4 Day Classic Tour


DAY ONE: Leave Edinburgh at 8.30am for Stirling and the West Highlands; plenty of opportunities for sightseeing on this private tour and first off we visit the Old Town of Stirling with its castle and Renaissance palace, and the Holy Rude Church; view Stirling Bridge and the Wallace Monument.

We recount the big Scottish stories, drawing on history and legend, from Braveheart to Bannockburn, and have a closer look at how these have had an impact on the Scots and on people outside Scotland. View Doune Castle, a film location for 'Monty Python's Holy Grail'.

Along the old drovers route of Glen Dochart, and through the country of Rob Roy, we take a light lunch at the ethically aware The Real Food Cafe.

Journey across Rannoch Moor and by Glen Etive, a location for the 2012 Bond movie, Skyfall, to Glen Coe (Harry Potter, Monty Python...) to view its epic splendour and hear some well-known and lesser-known tales, stay for the evening at the hideaway Pierhouse Hotel and Restaurant in Port Appin with its fine fresh seafood (including shellfish such as lobster and scallops) or via the Glenfinnan Viaduct (commonly known these days as the "Harry Potter Bridge") to the country house comforts of Arisaig House with its family atmosphere and wonderful locally grown and sourced food.

DAY TWO: After awaking to the sound of the sea, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast, saunter along the Road to the Isles to Mallaig to take the ferry to the magical Isle of Skye, travel in the shadow of giants by experiencing the Tolkeinesque landscapes of the Red and Black Cuillin Mountains, walk to an Iron Age Broch (fort), tread lightly at the wonderful and enigmatic Fairy Glen (option of walk up into Castle Ewen), take in the Quirang (part of the Trotternish landslip), Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr; this is a day of breathtaking scenery, reading the land, and hearing a local story or two; night in Portree.

DAY THREE: Visit Eilean Donan Castle, a great Edwardian reconstruction of a medieval castle, along Glen Moriston and by Roderick Mackenzie's grave, visit Loch Ness and its kaleidoscope of theories and stories, option of going out onto Loch Ness for the folklore, history, geology and the special tranquility at the centre of this loch, lunch stop at the crafty Pottery Bunkhouse with its unmissable tartan scones, views of Blair Castle (a great fund of family lore and treasure in an ancient family home), stay at the small highland resort town of Pitlochry at: Wellwood House or Poplars Guest House.




DAY FOUR: visit the tiny 'city' of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral, a place of spiritual significance and a centre of Christianity for over a thousand years, its' carefully restored early 18th century village centre with water wynds, fountain and Ell measure, across Thomas Telford's Bridge over the River Tay to Birnam (of Shakespeare's Macbeth) and Beatrix Potter Garden, over the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, home of golf, Scotland's oldest university, castle and cathedral, beaches, and fine old town with medieval street plan, beautiful houses, cafes and restaurants.

Back to Edinburgh for early evening. This tour can also be built around bagpipe playing in Portree (Tuesday in summer). The tour can be taken with accommodation and stops serving vegetarian food.
Your own guided tour of the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye, Stirling and St. Andrews

5 Days Classic Tour


Day One: Leave Edinburgh at 8.30am for Blackness Castle, a port for Linlithgow Palace, and for many years a state prison. Straddle the mighty River Forth with a visit to Stirling Bridge, views of the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, visit Doune Castle, home of the Duke of Albany ‘Scotland’s Uncrowned King’, a favored dowager residence and Swamp Castle and Castle Anthrax in 'Monty Python's Holy Grail'. Sauntering to the beautiful West Highlands, we recount the big Scottish storytelling, from Braveheart to Kidnapped to Outlander, drawing on history and legend. Plot out Skyfall locations and delve into the world of Harry Potter. Sauntering in the country of Rob Roy and following old drovers route through Glen Dochart, a journey across Rannoch Moor and by Glen Etive before a light lunch in the epic splendour that is Glen Coe.

In the afternoon we hear some lesser-known tales before arriving at the Glenfinnan Viaduct, ‘the Harry Potter Bridge’ and the virtual site of Hogwarts School. Tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and of fishing before checking in for the local catch/bag and/or seasonal and home grown vegetables and fruit at the country house comforts of Arisaig House.

Day Two: After awaking to the sound of the sea, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast, saunter along the Road to the Isles to Mallaig to take the ferry to the magical Isle of Skye, travel in the shadow of giants by experiencing the Tolkeinesque landscapes of the Red and Black Cuillin Mountains, walk to an Iron Age Broch (fort), tread lightly at the wonderful and enigmatic Fairy Glen (option of walk up into Castle Ewen), take in the Quirang (part of the Trotternish landslip), Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr; this is a day of breathtaking scenery, reading the land, and hearing a local story or two; night in Portree at Viewfield House or Ben Tianavaig B&B.

Day Three: Visit Eilean Donan Castle, a great Edwardian reconstruction of a medieval castle, along Glen Moriston and by Roderick Mackenzie''s grave, visit Loch Ness and its kaleidoscope of theories and stories, option of going out onto Loch Ness for the folklore, history, geology and the special tranquility at the centre of this loch, lunch stop at the crafty Pottery Bunkhouse with its unmissable tartan scones, views of Blair Castle (a great fund of family lore and treasure in an ancient family home), stay at the small highland resort town of Pitlochry at: Wellwood House or Poplars Guest House.



Day Four: visit the tiny 'city' of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral, a place of spiritual significance and a centre of Christianity for over a thousand years, its' carefully restored early 18th century village centre with water wynds, fountain and Ell measure, across Thomas Telford's Bridge over the River Tay to Birnam (of Shakespeare's Macbeth) and Beatrix Potter Garden, over the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, home of golf, Scotland's oldest university, castle and cathedral, beaches, and fine old town with medieval street plan, beautiful houses, cafes and restaurants. A night in the Kingdom of Fife

Day Five: explore the fine fishing villages of Crail & Anstruther, the history of beautiful Falkland Palace and ancient Falkland itself, which hosted scenes of Outlander and boasts idyllic features, 16th century wedding lintels, fine crafts and picturesque weaving houses. Saunter to a historic garden or though the glen to Castle Campbell and explore local food & fine gins or whisky enroute. Back to Edinburgh for early evening. This tour can also be built around bagpipe playing in Portree (Tuesday in summer). The tour can be taken with accommodation and stops serving vegetarian food.
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Land & Sea Tours


At Serenity Scotland we work along inspirational artisans and considerate companies in the tourism sector that work to a high standard and have a proven track record with their guests.

We are delighted to be able to offer land tours in collaboration with a number of seaborne businesses:

Land & Sea Tours take you across the beautiful landscape of Scotland exploring castles, lochs, mountains and culture before heading onto a small ship offering cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland exploring the breathtakingly beautiful islands, sea lochs and mountains of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, these immersive experiences are truly unforgettable adventures for all ages.

Our host company describes their experience as follows ‘A cruising holiday on board our small ships is fun and informal. The roomy deck saloons are where everyone dines and socialises and the outdoor decks are perfect for spotting wildlife, relaxing and eating al fresco and, throughout the cruise, you will have the services of your own skipper and cook. The small ships’ tenders can also take you ashore for some wonderful, serious coastal and cliff walks or you could just wander along the shore beachcombing and examining the pretty seaside rockpools.

On some cruises we now have art tutors, photography tutors or wildlife guides onboard, at no extra cost to our passengers!’ You can also choose to start your sea journey and for us to collect you and continue your journey around Scotland on land.

We can arrange relaxed sailing and boating day trips out to the islands close to Edinburgh, North Berwick, South Queensferry where you can explore the beautiful Firth of Forth in a range of boats and vessels to suit your pace.

Contact us for further details and availability and plan your own bespoke Land & Sea Tour.
4, 5, 7 or 9 Day Tours

NC500, NE250 or SW300 Tours


The amazing Scottish coastal road trips are truly world class. Stunning coastal routes, scenic mountain drives and open, endless landscapes that create an awe-inspiring atmosphere. We journey around the North Coast 500, the North East 250 and the South West 300.

Each journey has its own merits and we are very adaptable to explore at your pace. We stay in the poignant towns and villages, meet the local craft peoples and transform your understanding throughout history of the area and its incredible stories and peoples. The opportunities here to improve your photography skills are boundless with breath taking viewpoints. Our aim to encourage you to immerse yourself in the areas and truly have a break that you take

The NE 250 embraces it’s rich heritage and encapsulates the best of the Cairngorms National Park. On the trail discover Speyside and a fabulous whisky distillery or three on the horizon. Royal Deeside attracts fewer visitors which makes it a gem to visit, it offers all that Scotland has to offer and the most stunning castles and is away from the busy crowds. Occasionally dolphins are spotted close to the city of Aberdeen and local music, talks and events can be crafted into your itinerary.

The NC 500 boasts deserted lighthouses, remote farm buildings, bustling towns, cheerful harbours and a whole range of visits to local sights. From a weaving workshop, to a gallery, to an ancient broch or to a museum, garden or to immerse yourself in a traditional skills workshop. Views of incredible sea stack formations standing proud in the North Sea, the magical line where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean seabird colonies.

The SW 300 is a delightful trip – beautiful rugged coastal beaity and short or longer walking options. Sandyhills Bay, Kircudbright the haven of the artists, bookshops closeby, sculptures and a close relationship with the Celtic traditions are all to be found in Dumfries & Galloway. Architectural delights and finest foods at nights. Local ice-cream, honey, gin and more. For those who enjoy a stately home I find this area is particularly great for accessing beautiful visits off the beaten track and the tour takes you through the Ayrshire coast with views of Ailsa Craig.