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Cinematic Scotland | 8 Day Chauffeur

Program Includes

Accommodation

  • Hotel - Glasgow (1)
  • Hotel - Glencoe (2)
  • Hotel - Portree (2)
  • Hotel - Fort Augustus (1)
  • Hotel - Glasgow (1)

Breakfast each morning except day of arrival

Transport 

  • Chauffeur guide with a Mercedes Saloon E or S Class

Other Inclusions

  • Discount book, travel wallet, luggage tags and driving map.
  • Expert travel assistance throughout.

Optional Extras

  • Visitor Attractions
  • Room Upgrades
  • Car Upgrade
  • Chauffeur Driver
  • City Tours

Price is per person based on double occupancy during low season and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

 8 Days / 7 Nights
Starts in Glasgow/ Ends in Glasgow

Tour Highlights

Rosslyn Chapel

Doune Castle

Glenfinnan Viaduct Bridge

Isle of Skye

Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

Glasgow City Attractions

Scotland has been used as the filming location for many well-known movies and tv shows. From The Da Vinci Code and Braveheart to Macbeth and Outlander, this tour aims to take you on a journey to these locations, while also giving you the chance to step into some of your favorite scenes. This tour will help you understand the impact these landscapes make on filmmakers as well as why they keep on coming back. Quite like the movies themselves, you’ll never want your trip to end!

Day 1: Glasgow & Rosslyn Chapel

Upon your arrival in Glasgow, you’ll be greeted by your chauffeur who will then take you to your hotel in the city. After settling in, begin your exploration of the city by foot today. See George Square and marvel at its many statues and monuments. Continue on until you reach Glasgow Cathedral. It is spectacular both inside and out with The Necropolis providing a suitable backdrop. You can also choose to make a stop at the oldest house in the city - Provand's Lordship. Later on, head an hour east to Rosslyn Chapel. This was a major filming location for The Da Vinci Code. The main characters of the film (played by Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou) were on site here for several days. Most of the interior scenes of the chapel were filmed here and once the movie came out, Hanks said, "Rosslyn Chapel was all one could imagine or hope for." In the evening, find a nice spot in Glasgow for dinner and drinks before heading back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Glasgow

Day 2: Doune Castle

This morning, enjoy a beautiful drive north thru the Highlands. As you pass Stirling, stop to tour Doune Castle. This castle has been featured in many well known movies and shows. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the BBC's Ivanhoe, Game of Thrones, as well as Outlander can all boast this beautiful castle as a filming location. You can also take an audio tour and hear about the scenes from some of the world's most beloved small and big screen entertainment. You'll soon discover that you’re at a prime location of Scottish history and not just walking in the steps of cinema royalty. As you enter places like the musician's gallery, the double fireplace and the carved oak screen, you'll marvel at the world these royals once resided in. On your way back, stop to see the breathtaking area by Glen Etive where we see 007 returning to his Scottish roots in Skyfall. Once you’ve explored enough, continue on until you reach Glencoe and check into your accommodation for the night.


Overnight in Glencoe

Day 3: Glencoe Village & Glenfinnan Viaduct Bridge

Get ready for an exciting day of sightseeing around Glencoe. You should definitely begin with a visit to the Three Sisters of Glencoe. These three steeply-sided ridges are a must-see and can be seen during a drive or walk through a luscious valley below them. Find the perfect spot to take a few photos before continuing on. Check out Glencoe Village where you'll find a tribute to the fallen MacDonald clan members who were killed centuries ago by the Campbells in the Massacre of Glencoe. Next, your chauffeur will take you to the lovely town of Fort William for lunch. This lovely area was used as a filming spot for Mel Gibson's Braveheart with some beautiful shots taken in the mountainous region of Glen Nevis. Your day full of sightseeing will end after you find the Glenfinnan Viaduct. This was featured in the Harry Potter films taking students to Hogwarts. You’ll then be taken back to Glencoe where you can enjoy dinner and return to your accommodation.

Overnight in Glencoe

Day 4: Eilean Donan Castle & Isle of Skye

Today you’ll be taken deeper into the Highlands! Admire the sights of Loch Lochy (the third deepest loch of Scotland) on your left, before heading west. Visit the amazing Eilean Donan Castle. It’s one of the most photographed Scottish monuments in the country. Eilean Donan is located at the point where three great sea-lochs meet and is surrounded by mountains. It's considered to be one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. Admire the furniture, Jacobean artifacts, displays of weapons and fine art. As you walk around and discovers its history, you may even recognize its location from films like Made of Honor, The Wicker Man, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The World is Not Enough. Once you feel you’ve explored enough, find your driver and you’ll be taken to the Isle of Skye. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation in Portree. Enjoy a fun evening before settling in for the night.

Overnight in Portree

Day 5: Explore Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye awaits for you to explore all it has to offer. Head north toward an area known as The Quiraing. This is an iconic spot in Scotland known for its cliffs and sweeping hillsides. It’s the perfect combination of fairytale meets supernatural. It's no coincidence this is the filming location of recent movies Macbeth, The BFG, Stardust and Snow White and the Huntsman. Explore its gorgeous surroundings and immerse yourself in the tranquility that is northern Skye. Continue your journey and you’ll be taken next to the Talisker Distillery. Take the Tasting Tour and sample a "wee dram" of the only Single Malt whisky made on the Isle of Skye. You'll also enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillins. If there is still time, head over to The Fairy Glen - a place as magical as it sounds.This glen is made up of a small loch, an ancient ruined castle and unexplained fairy circles made of stones. This is also another filming spot of the fairytale movie Stardust, and it’s obvious why. Later, head back to your accommodation in Portree.

Overnight in Portree

Day 6: Loch Ness & Fort Augustus

Today you’ll journey from Portree to Fort Augustus. Once you’re off the Isle of Skye, continue until you reach Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. This castle is a lovely historic site and it was the home to many great clansmen through the ages. It’s definitely a place you won’t want to miss. Once you're done exploring on land, hop on a boat cruise along Loch Ness and go searching for Nessie - Loch Ness's elusive sea monster. Afterwards, meet back up with your chauffeur and you will continue your drive to Fort Augustus from there. When you arrive, check into accommodation. If time allows, visit Fort Augustus gems such as the Clansmen Centre where you can discover amazing stories of the Highlands' rich past. Enjoy a lovely dinner with a view of Loch Ness in the distance and explore any areas of Fort Augustus you wish to see before settling in for the rest of the evening.

Overnight in Fort Augustus

Day 7: Explore Glasgow

This morning, you’ll be taken back to Glasgow to enjoy some more sightseeing of this vibrant Scottish city. Head near the West End to Kelvingrove Museum and spend a few hours appreciating all the art and history. You can even visit Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Today is a great day to do anything you didn't get to do on your first day in Glasgow. Enjoy a nice dinner in the city's West End and then end the evening in one of the many bars in the area before making your way back to the hotel.

Overnight in Glasgow

Day 8: Return Home

After your chauffeur drops you off at the airport, you will board your flight and return home.

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