Scotland as a country is famous for its natural larder, its fresh seafood to its award winning Angus beef and the seasonal organic vegetables grown in the vast countryside. On top of this Scotland boasts many Michelin Starred restaurants throughout the nation as well as many fine and unique dining experiences. As a very culturally diverse country you will be able to dine and experience wide variety of cuisines with all dishes created by talented chefs in idyllic locations using the finest of local produce available to them.
As this is a Taste of Excellence tour there will be many unique experiences to delight your senses.
Think, taste matching hand-made chocolates and the finest Scotch Whisky.
Dining with matching wines in Scotland’s best Restaurants.
Like all of our tours you can add and customise with our team to best fit your private group’s specific tastes.
Our Luxury Private Tours are available as either Self-Drive or Chauffeur Driven.
Please view our sample itinerary below.
The Balmoral Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Half Day Walking Tour of Edinburgh / Number 1, Michelin Star, Fine Dining Experience /
Upon arrival in to Edinburgh Airport in the morning you will be met by a member of our team who will transport you to your accommodation, The Balmoral Hotel.
In the afternoon you will be taken on a half day walking tour of Edinburgh by one of our expert guides. Taking in historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument, The Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral and Holyrood Palace.
The Balmoral Hotel resides at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street this is where you will find yourself on the first night of your Scottish experience. It offers guests with the combination of tradition and modernity as each room was individually designed. The Balmoral includes two luxury restaurants, The Brasserie Prince and Number One.
Number One Restaurant is where you will dine on this evening. One of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants offers a Michelin star experience for the 16th consecutive year. It provides visitors with a modern take on Scottish Cuisine while providing a warm and inviting atmosphere which guests have enjoyed since opening in 1997.
Kinloch House, Blairgowrie
Kinross House / Scone Palace & Grounds (Afternoon Tea) / Kinloch House, Fine Dining experience
Driving north via the Forth Road Bridge into Fife you will make the journey North to Kinross House, in the heart of Scotland.
The 17th Century house at Kinross over looks Loch Leven and was designed by architect Sir William Bruce. The 100 acres of land within the state and the house itself was home to the Montgomery Family for almost 200 years. The house is also known to be the location where Mary Queen of Scots discussed the Scottish Reformation with Presbyterian theologist John Knox.
From Kinross you will make the short journey north to Perth to Scone Palace home to an illustrious and vibrant history, Scone Palace is one of Scotland’s most important stately homes.
After exploring the Palace & Grounds you will enjoy a fabulous Afternoon Tea experience.
Next you will make the short journey to the base of The Cairngorms National Park, where you will find Kinloch House, where you will relax and spend the evening. Located in 25 acres of peaceful Perthshire Countryside and offering a memorable stay and dining experience. The tasteful character of the house and friendly atmosphere merges quality with informality.
It also provides guests with a gentle atmosphere coupled with their outstanding services which sets the mood for a remarkable meal. They provide a daily changing menu which reflect the seasons whilst taking advantage of using fresh local produce. All produce used is sourced from the very best of Scottish suppliers. Known as one of ‘Scotland’s little culinary gems’.
Boath House, Nairn
Balmoral Castle/ Royal Lochnagar Distillery / Lunch at Tor Na Coille / The Macallan Whisky Experience
To allow you to taste “Uisge Beatha” (water of life) from source you will find yourself at this stage enjoying a luxury chauffeur Driven whisky tour which will also be included in your stay. The trail will include visits to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery and The Macallan Distillery. This allows you to taste the Scottish whiskies and tour multiple famous and aesthetically pleasing distilleries. In between you will stop at Tor Na Coille Restaurant.
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery is set on the banks of Royal Deeside and based close to Balmoral Castle
This unique Scottish Whisky sticks to its age old traditions and craftsmanship to offer a timeless experience.
Lunch Stop: Two AA Rosette Winning Tor Na Coille Restaurant
The restaurant is operated by head chef Colin Lyall and has worked throughout the years to create a menu which is consistently delivered to a high specification. The menu consists of both contemporary and traditional dishes all delivered in a modern style.
The Macallan Distillery:
The Macallan is a name synonymous throughout the world which brings a feel of luxury and sophistication. This modern brand new facility built within The Macallan Estate really showcases the future of the whisky industry and what is to come for this magnificent brand. You will enjoy a true experience of the history of Macallan from conception to the modern day.
The tour will see you end in the town of Nairn.
In Nairn you will stay in the luxury award winning Boath House. It is widely renowned for its style, quality and fine cuisine.
This 5 star Restaurant with Rooms and award winning garden.
The inviting restaurant offers you fine views over the gardens down to the lake with a glimpse of the wild flower meadow. The House has won itself four AA rosettes since 2006.
In the evening you will dine in their award winning restaurant. The menus are seasonal, local and fresh with the hotel’s kitchen gardens provide much of the organic fruit, herbs and vegetables.
The Torridon Hotel, Torridon
Whisky Tasting Experience at Glen Ord Distillery/ Applecross Inn Lunch / Fine Dining Experience at The 1887 Restaurant
You will awake in the magnificent Boath House Hotel before travelling west to Inverness, the capital of the highlands, here you will have the chance to see some of the city before travelling via the Kessock Bridge to the Black Isle. From here you will continue west to Glen Ord Distillery. The only remaining whisky distillery on the Black Isle is home to the world famous Singleton Whisky. Despite being sold throughout the world the Singleton Whisky is rarely found in North America and makes it a much more desirable product.
From Glen Ord you will continue to the picturesque seaside town of Applecross here you will dine within the award winning and traditional Applecross Inn with beautiful views over the Scottish North Western Coast.
You will make the short journey from here to the majestic Torridon Hotel. Set within 48 acres of prime Scottish forrest and on the banks of a magnificent sea loch The Torridon is the height of highland luxury in an awe-inspiring setting.
You will dine in the evening within The Torridon Hotel in their 1887 restaurant. The restaurant is the finest hotel in the region and has been awarded three AA Rosettes.
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
The Old Man of Storr / Kilt Rock / Portree with lunch at The Scorrybreac
Dunvegan Castle / Fine Dining Dinner at Loch Bay Restaurant, Michelin Star
After awaking in the Torridon you will make a journey to the land which many describe as the origin of myths and fairies, the Isle of Skye, you will visit sites of immense beauty, starting with The Old Man of Storr and then Kilt Rock.
Next you will visit the scenic town of Portree. Here you can enjoy a light lunch before travelling to the North West of the Island where you will visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, this castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.
Dinner on this evening will be booked for Loch Bay restaurant, located in an old fishing village called Stein on the Waternish peninsula. Here you will enjoy a Michelin Starred Dining experience to remember.
After dinner you will return to Kinloch Lodge, a Highlands an Islands Tourism Awards winner for Most Hospitable Hotel. It is a family-run hotel and world-renowned restaurant on the Isle of Sky which is on the north west coast of Scotland. With an overnight stay in this luxury hotel in Skye.
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Eilean Donan Castle / Lunch at Inverlochy Castle / Glencoe / Port Appin
Leaving Skye via the Skye Bridge, travelling south you will arrive in to the town of Dornie where you will find the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle. This 15th Centure Castle is built on its own island at the meeting point of three sea lochs and is regarded as one of the most beautiful monuments in Scotland.
From Dornie you will continue on to Fort William and Inverlochy Castle, your venue for lunch.
Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch at ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle‘, a culinary experience to savour.
The legendary father and son at the helm of the kitchen and offer some of the finest dishes in Scotland.
From here you will travel the majestic Glencoe, here you will have perfect picture opportunities.
From Glencoe will you travel to Port Appin. Here you will find Airds Hotel and Restaurant, boutique hotel near to Oban, Argyll in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Luxury Travel Guide awarded Airds the Luxury Hotel of the Year recently which also included its award-winning gourmet and seafood restaurant. The restaurant has won AA three rosettes for food and won a gold award from Eat Scotland. With the fresh local produce means that they can provide some of the best shellfish to their guests. They ensure that the presentation of the dining room is impeccable and create a romantic candle-light atmosphere.
Gleneagles Activities & Spa / Andrew Fairlie Restaurant – 2 Michelin Stars
Driving south once more from Port Appin you will leave the Highlands and drive via the town of Perth and into the region of rolling hills that is Perthshire. Here you will find The Gleneagles Hotel, a magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland. It continues to offer multiple attractions which include their 5-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses, award winning spa as well as hosing the only restaurant in Scotland holding 2 Michelin Stars. It offers a range of restaurants for guests to select from.
Upon arrival at Gleneagles resort you will have spa, relaxation as well as adventurous activities aplenty.
Gleneagles is host to 3 of Scotland’s finest golf courses, The Kings, Queens and Centenary Courses, should you wish to challenge yourself on these championship courses.
Alternatively, you may wish to swap golf clubs for a fishing rod, gun, riding rein or falconer’s glove.
…Or simply relax and enjoy the most exceptional Spa, Health & Beauty facilities.
In the evening you will dine in the renowned two Michelin stars restaurant. Andrew Fairlie, one of the greatest chefs of his generation and one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, and his exquisite restaurant is an incredible setting that combining the best in Scottish and French cooking.
On your final day you will depart Scotland from your chosen location (Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport).
Option to Add Extra Days
Or Tailor the Above Itinerary to suit your wants and desires.
We offer a bespoke service that allows us to deliver packages that fully accommodate your needs.