Your Journey just into the Highlands of Scotland visiting the Victorian town of Pitlochry and taking the opportunity to sample a dram of our Scotch, with a Door to Door service using a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle and a local chauffeur with years of Scottish experience. Your day is planned to cover all the sights and attractions of the Scottish Highlands at your pace, with no waiting for other passengers so it is your tour your way, and as it is your tour if there is something you really want to see Aura will ensure it is added to your itinerary. With so many places to visit our sightseeing tour allows you to sit back and relax in luxury taking in the stunning views the Highlands have to offer, and if you want to stop you can. Just remember this is Your tour, Your Way! With Door to Door service from your Edinburgh Hotel, complimentary Bottled Water and Wi-Fi Access you truly are getting that First Class experience.
Your Sightseeing Tour starts from your accommodation, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off.
You will travel over the famous Forth Road Bridge and north to Perth where you can visit Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings, now the family home of the Earl of Mansfield. In the grounds of Scone Palace there is a replica of the Stone of Destiny and the chapel on Moot Hill where the coronations took place.
Your journey continues north through the Highland town of Pitlochry, built on Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire, to reach Blair Castle as recently seen on the TV Series Victoria, home of the Clan Murray family, who hold the title of Duke of Atholl. The Castle commands a strategic position on the main route through the Central Scottish Highlands. Lowland Clan Agnew held Blair Castle against the Jacobites who laid siege to the castle during the Jacobite uprising of 1745-1746. Nearby you will stop for refreshments at the House of Bruar, nestling at the side of the famous Bruar Falls, for a variety of shopping opportunities in Scotland’s most prestigious country store.
The Afternoon starts with a short drive to Queens View, generally believed to be named after Queen Victoria who took tea here in 1866, the viewpoint commemorates Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce. The view across Loch Tummel to the Munro, Schiehallion is one of the most famous in Scotland.
The tour then starts to head south towards Pitlochry, with the stunning scenery of the Highlands of Perthshire as a backdrop, breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the view. A traditional resort town you can take a stroll looking on local stores for gifts and crafts enjoy a drink in one of many Cafes or bistros. A favourite of Queen Victoria this stop is about soaking up the best of the Scottish Highlands. If you wanted to sample a Dram or two of our famous whisky then we can head towards the Blair Athol Distillery, we recommend advance booking for this distillery.
The home stretch is back over the Forth Road Bridge to your accommodation. Your sightseeing tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to their accommodation, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back at the end of the day.
Your tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to their accommodation, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the tour without the worry of finding your way back at the end of the day.
Tour Cost: (Per Vehicle)
Entrance Fees are NOT Included, we advise to pre book where possible to ensure you get the experience expected.
INCLUDED WITH ALL TOURS
Suited Local Chauffeur
Door to Door Service
OPTIONAL TOUR EXTRAS
Scottish Picnic Hamper
Scottish Tour Guide