Scenic Scotland Tours from London
Private Scotland Tours departing from London
Experience a spectacular selection of luxury Private Scotland Tours from London, incorporating a marvellous choice of sightseeing opportunities.
Departing from London (collection from your home, hotel accommodation or chosen airport), on a private tour to Scotland, you have the flexibility to include places of interest specified to your own groups’ personalised itinerary.
En route to Scotland you may opt to visit the medieval city of York, make an excursion to Hadrian’s Wall, or to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Lake District.
We at Kilted Piper Tours, strive to make every customer feel like a VIP, offering you and your group an exclusive door-to-door private touring experience to Scotland with unlimited mileage.
There are no time restrictions on your Scotland tour once you have decided on the amount of days you wish the adventure to last, and how much time you wish to stay at each location.
We can discuss booking accommodation and options available, some tourists prefer to book their own accommodation at each location, or alternatively we can assist you on recommendations. We want to ensure you have the best experience from start to finish on your trip to Scotland.
It is the perfect way to travel, avoiding busy airports, train delays and stopping off where and when the notion takes you, making your journey to Scotland that bit extra special and memorable.
Scotland Tour Itinerary Highlights
Day 1: Cambridge & York
Day 2: York & Melrose
Day 3: Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel & Edinburgh
Day 4: Edinburgh Castle, East Neuk of Fife & St Andrews
Day 5: Scone Palace, Cairngorm Mountains & Inverness
Day 6: Cawdor Castle/Culloden/Loch Ness Options
Day 7: Oban, Inveraray Castle, Loch Lomond & Largs
Day 8: Robert Burns Birthplace, Mull of Galloway & Kirkcudbright
Day 9: Dundrennan Abbey, Sweetheart Abbey & Caerlaverock Castle
Day 10: The Lake District
Tour Style: Private Tour (Flexible and can be extended with additional days at the time of booking)
10-Day Scenic Scotland Tour Itinerary from London
Your great Scottish adventure begins, when your kilted chauffeur Graeme meets and greets you at your designated departure point. Sit back and relax in our luxury 8-passenger seat Ford Tourneo MPV, as we leave the city of London.
Day 1 London to York via Cambridge (218 miles)
Departing from London on the first leg of our trip to Scotland, we travel to the medieval city of York. Here, you have the option to break the journey with a stopover in the famous University City of Cambridge. With time to savour some cultural delights, such as a punt ride on the River Cam from the Magdalene Bridge or a leisurely stroll around the thirteenth century University Gardens.
After lunch our journey continues north to the medieval City of York for our first overnight stay.
Day 2 York to Melrose (162 miles)
After breakfast and leaving your accommodation, you can immerse yourself in the living history of York. Meander through the narrow, cobbled streets of the Shambles, or visit the breath-taking spectacle, York Minster – the largest Gothic church in England.
Indulge in a Yorkshire beer and a local lunch in an old inn before travelling across the border to Bonnie Scotland.
The evening’s accommodation is in the historic town of Melrose, sheltered by the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders.
Day 3 Melrose to Edinburgh (40 miles)
After a sumptuous Scottish breakfast, your first visit of the day is to the ancient ruined Melrose Abbey. As you stroll through the Abbey grounds, look out for the memorial stone where the heart of Robert the Bruce’s is reputedly buried.
Travelling further north on our grand Scotland Tour from London, we head to the mysterious and magical Rosslyn Chapel, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship. It is now a popular tourist destination for avid fans of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code.
The evening’s overnight stay is in Edinburgh.
Day 4 Edinburgh to St Andrews (52 miles)
Fresh and ready for the day, we will explore Edinburgh, visiting the iconic Edinburgh Castle before taking time to stroll through Scotland’s ancient capital. Afterwards, we can enjoy lunch in an old Edinburgh pub on the Royal Mile before continuing on your Scotland tour.
Leaving Edinburgh behind, we take the short journey to South Queensferry, for a photo stop of the iconic 3 bridges that span the River Forth. Each bridge built in each of the last three centuries connects Lothian into the Kingdom Of Fife.
Crossing the new ‘Queensferry Crossing’, we join the Fife Coastal Tourist Route. Touring through the East Neuk of Fife you will visit the small fishing villages of Elie, St Monans and Crail. Our final destination of the day is the beautiful old University town of St Andrews also known as “The Home of Golf’.
Overnight stay in St Andrews.
Day 5 St Andrews to Inverness (149 miles)
After some free time in St Andrews we travel into Perthshire to visit Scone Palace and Moot Hill where bygone Kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny.
Traversing through the Cairngorm Mountain Range on your great Scottish Touring adventure, we will arrive at the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
Overnight stay in Inverness.
Day 6 Inverness to Oban (110 miles)
In the morning, you can opt to visit Cawdor Castle in Nairn or Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. Time allowing you can also visit Culloden Battlefield before trying to get a glimpse of ‘Nessie’ as we travel south through the Great Glen to the fishing town of Oban in Argyle.
The evening’s overnight stay will be in Oban.
Day 7 Oban to Largs (111 miles)
Absorb yourself in the stunning landscapes, as we travel into Clan Campbell territory, deep into Argyll, where you can visit the Duke of Argyll’s residence, Inveraray Castle.
You can enjoy lunch in the historic, old George Inn, before travelling through the Arrochar Alps to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.
Visiting the picturesque village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, we then drive south to the beautiful seaside town of Largs.
Overnight accommodation options in Largs or Seamill.
Day 8 Largs to Kirkcudbright (140 miles)
Leaving Largs, we travel through Ayrshire to Alloway to visit Scotland’s National Bard Robert Burns birthplace. Discover the inspirational Auld Kirk and the Brig’ of Doon where the inspiration of ‘Tam o Shanter’ came to life.
A spectacular scenic coastal road trip takes you on a journey to the Rhins of Galloway, in southwest Scotland. From the most southerly point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway, you may be lucky enough to see the shores of Ireland, weather permitting.
Time allowing, you can stop off at the Crafty Distillery in Newton Stewart to taste multi award winning gin before departing for the quaint picturesque fishing town of Kirkcudbright.
Overnight stay in Kirkcudbright.
Day 9 Kirkcudbright to Keswick in the Lake District (120 miles)
Admire the rural coastal scenery in Dumfries and Galloway as you visit Dundrennan Abbey, Sweetheart Abbey and Caerlaverock Castle en route to the Lake District.
The 13th-century moated Caerlaverock Castle, a triangular designed fortress, was home to the Maxwells. It has been destroyed, besieged and rebuilt many times during its momentous history.
We now travel south, over the Scotland-England border to the beautiful lakes. On the penultimate day of your Scotland Tour from London, you will stay overnight in the Lake District.
Choice of overnight accommodation in the Lake District.
Day 10 Lake District to London (300 miles)
On the final day of your Scotland Tour from London, you may opt for a relaxing sail on Lake Windermere, the largest freshwater lake in England. The local company Windermere Lake Cruises offer majestic trips on old-fashioned steamers or modern sightseeing vessels.
Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the region’s beauty spots, before taking the last leg of your journey back to London.
Extend your Scotland Touring Experience
Why not extend, your trip to Scotland, when travelling from London, with a visit to a Speyside Whisky Distillery, an Outlander Day Tour or a visit to the iconic Stirling Castle.
You may opt to visit the magical Isle of Skye or the Isle of Arran, known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’. For further inspiration, check our best places to visit in Scotland blog page.
Recommended Tour Accommodation
We can provide you with hotel, Guest House or self-catering recommendations where you can book your own preferred accommodation to suit your budget and requirements on your London to Scotland Tour.
Air and Rail Travel to Scotland from London
If you are looking to expedite your trip to Scotland from London, there are a variety of methods of transport to get you to Scotland. The quickest way to travel from London to Scotland is by air and rail direct to Glasgow or Edinburgh. You can then opt for a seven day Scotland tour itinerary or a shorter 5-day tour of Scotland.
Rail options from London to Scotland
It is also possible to travel from London Euston or London Kings Cross direct to Glasgow or Edinburgh in Scotland where you can begin your Private Tour of Scotland.
Plan Your Scotland Tours from London Today
Take the stress out of planning your Scotland Tours from London, by contacting the Kilted Piper Tours team today. You can specify your hotel requirements, available budget and London departure date. We can assist you in creating your ideal trip to Scotland.