Wanderlust Private Tours 

Private Tours of Great Britain, Ireland & Europe

   For more than 35 years now I've been organizing tours, taking happy travelers to Europe's most thrilling destinations.

   There is no better way to get to know a region, explore hidden corners and appreciate local culture than through a private chauffeur-guided custom tour just for you. You will enjoy the personal service of traveling in a private luxury vehicle, and the benefit of an expert chauffeur-guide who will make your vacation smoother and more enjoyable than you could ever imagine!

  These personal experiences are not possible on your own, behind the wheel of a tour bus, or with a tour group, however large or small. 

   We offer expert local guides, private walking tours, ancestry research, exclusive opportunities, superb accommodations, gourmet meals, and private luxury transport. Our detailed planning and support will bring you highly personable satisfaction you will remember for many years to come!

Hugh Barnes

 

Hugh Barnes, Owner

 1-855-203-5808 or 1-781-570-5002
Monday to Saturday  8am-7pm EST
Tailor made tours just for you
 
 

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Wanderlust Private Tours

25 Brookside Ave

Winchester, MA 01890 - USA

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Discover Scotland in 7 days

7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS | A compelling tour taking in Edinburgh, The Highlands, West Coast & Loch Lomond
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Superior Boutique

In this category we have hand-picked five-star guest houses or smaller luxury hotels. These lodgings are often family owned and offer a truly unique, authentic and welcome atmosphere where you are more likely to engage with local people than in a higher-end hotel. Some tours involve a mixture of both Superior and Luxury Boutique.

Luxury Boutique 

Through years of experience we have hand-picked luxury boutique hotels which are not only very comfortable in the traditional sense, but as importantly offer gourmet food, and an ambience of lasting memory. All our hotel choices are of unique character, range from 4-star to 5-star, and are either downtown, or enjoy a spectacular rural or village setting. Our detailed offer to you will specify the hotels recommended.

2020 Prices & Dates

Choose your dates. Price is determined by season, accommodation, and the number of people in your group. Prices below are a guideline, and may change in accordance with your individual preferences. 

From $2690 per person (group of 6 people)

From $3390 per person (group of 4 people)

From $3890 per person (group of 2 people)

All prices are in US dollars and based on sharing a room for double occupancy.

This tour can be customized to your wishes. Simply call, or email us with your specifics and we'll plan a program that's right for you.

Included with this private tour:
  • Six nights hotel accommodation

  • Daily Scottish breakfasts​

  • Four 3-course gourmet dinners 

  • Your very own professional chauffeur-guide 

  • Airport meet and greet 

  • Whisky distillery tour with tastings

  • All entrance fees 

  • Private guided walking tours

  • Loch Ness cruise

  • Ferry fares, tolls & taxes 

  • Flexible itinerary

Scotland & Ireland

Great trip...can't say enough about Wanderlust. Their professionalism and service is top notch. Highly recommend them.

John A. - Massachusetts 

Heart of Scotland

The scenery of Scotland was breathtaking! Your attention to detail and service made our trip even better. Loved it!

Bob. S - Florida

Just a few tour highlights:

  • Edinburgh's Royal Mile & Castle

  • Stirling and Urquhart Castles

  • Oban & the West Coast

  • Scenic backroad tours

  • Loch Ness cruise

  • Culloden Battlefield

  • St. Andrews

Choose Your Accommodation

PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY

Discover Scotland — see the best of Scotland in 7 days with your very own chauffeur-guide! This beautifully guided journey starts in Edinburgh where you will visit the Castle and explore the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile. Visit Scotland’s must-see historical sites, charming towns, gourmet restaurants, spectacular mountain scenery, and beautiful isles. You'll also enjoy visits to Stirling Castle, St. Andrews, the Highlands, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Cherish private-guided walking tours, experience the spectacular mountain landscape of Glencoe, learn how whisky is made and sample a wee dram, and much more! Discover Scotland!​

Day 1: Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia

Arrive Edinburgh airport where you will be met by your chauffeur/guide. On your way into Edinburgh you’ll visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former yacht of the Royal family. You’ll then arrive at your hotel in central Edinburgh for a two-night stay. Enjoy some time to relax, and settle into your accommodation before a welcome dinner with some whisky tastings.

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Day 2: Edinburgh

Today, enjoy a private-guided tour learning about Edinburgh’s long history. You’ll see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile contrast with the fine Georgian architecture of the 200-year old New Town and learn about the many prominent Scottish inventors, doctors and writers for whom Edinburgh is famous. Visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle, tour this historic military stronghold, the birthplace of the city, and soak up the dramatic views. In the afternoon, wind your way through the medieval streets, ending at the impressive Palace of Holyrood, the Scottish residence of The Queen.

 

Day 3: Blackness Castle & St. Andrews

Depart Edinburgh across Firth of Forth for the beautiful medieval city of St. Andrews, set on the stunning north coast of the Kingdom of Fife. You’ll enjoy a private-guided walking tour visiting Scotland’s oldest university (founded in 1413), the ruins of the 12th century cathedral and castle, the historic town, packed with history and charm, and the oldest golf course in the world. This afternoon, continue your journey to the Scottish Highlands for a two-night stay in Culloden – a 10-minute drive from Inverness.

Day 4: Whisky Tasting & The Scottish Highlands

Today, tour the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising — the Culloden Battlefield, where, in 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat ended decades of Scottish rebellion against the British government. Continue to the nearby turreted Cawdor Castle for lunch. Tour the castle and enjoy the gardens. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic journey through the Cairngorms National Park for a visit to the Glenlivet Distillery to learn about how whisky is made and sample a “wee dram”. You'll finish the day with a visit to the Neolithic Clava Cairn Stones, said to have inspired Outlander.

 

Day 5: Loch Ness & Glenfinnan

This morning, enjoy a panoramic cruise of Loch Ness before the boat drops you at the shore to explore the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Then, continue on to Fort Augustus where Loch Ness meets the Caledonian Canal. The journey continues through spectacular mountain scenery to the Glenfinnan Tower Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charles raised the Scottish flag, and Glencoe, site of Scotland's most infamous massacre. Arrive at your accommodation by the shores of Loch Linnhe for an overnight stay.

  

Day 6: Oban, Inveraray & Loch Lomond

This morning, you’ll visit Dunstaffnage Castle, surrounded on three sides by the sea, guarding a strategic situation and dating back to the 13th century making it one of Scotland's oldest stone castles. Pause in the historic harbor town of Oban before continuing to Inveraray, on the shores of Loch Fyne, for lunch. Visit Inveraray Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell since the 18th century. Tour the interiors of this fine country home. From Inveraray, continue by beautiful Loch Lomond (“O ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road
and I'll be in Scotland afore ye But me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond”) to Glasgow for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Glasgow

This morning you’ll be transferred to Glasgow Airport for your onward journey or you may spend the day in Glasgow – noted for its distinctive 19th-century Victorian architecture, early-20th century "Glasgow Style" as developed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and some excellent museums.