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A Breathtaking Landscape as Far as the Eye Can See.

What to expect: 7 exciting days in the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom

Tour highlights:

  • Journey through a breathtaking landscape
  • Visits of Balmoral Castle, the famous Eilean Donan Castle and a whisky distillery
  • Challenging route driving on the left side of the road – for example over the Applecross Pass

Castles and mountains, history and gardens: Scotland impresses with its wild and vast landscape, its historical castles and its views over the rough North Sea. The land of kings combines the best whisky, exquisite hotels and stylish British tradition to provide you with a unique experience.

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Your itinerary

Day 1
Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh – one of the most culturally rich cities in the United Kingdom. You will be taken by shuttle to the Balmoral hotel and can look forward to the journey ahead during dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Did you know...? Every day at 1 p.m., the One o’clock Gun, a cannon shot that can be heard from far and wide, is fired from the castle’s fortress wall – so that everyone knows what time it is. This tradition dates back to 1861.

Day 2
Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – Auchterarder

Your day will begin at the Porsche Centre in Edinburgh. From here, you will head to the National Wallace Monument, a four-sided, 67-metre-high tower situated on a hilltop overlooking Stirling. It was constructed in 1869 to commemorate William Wallace, Scotland’s most famous freedom fighter. You will enjoy lunch at Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lake, before continuing on to the Gleneagles Hotel.

Did you know...? Gleneagles, a complex that spans 344 hectares, is the host venue of major golf tournaments. You absolutely have to see the magnificent course.

Day 3
Auchterarder – Kenmore – Fort William

Today, you will head north towards Aberfeldy. During a tour of Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, you will learn a great deal about whisky, Scotland’s water of life. A short while later, you will stop at Loch Tay, where you will have lunch at Taymouth Marina Restaurant – all of the restaurant’s tables offer a view over the lake. You will then drive through a part of the Cairngorms National Park before being welcomed in the evening at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, where you can enjoy a stylish end to the evening during a whisky tasting session.

Our tip: Inverlochy Castle offers you an authentic castle experience. A walk through the garden with a view into the distance and over Scotland’s hills is sure to be to your liking. Queen Victoria once spent a week’s holiday at the castle and later wrote in her diary: “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.”

Day 4
Fort William – Eilean Donan Castle – Applecross-Pass – Kirkhill

On the fourth day, you can look forward to the trip’s most beautiful section of road – and the most challenging driving route. You will head towards the Western Highlands and the history-steeped Eilean Donan Castle. From here, you will continue over the legendary Applecross Pass with its inclines and hairpin bends – a real joy for ambitious drivers. Your journey will take you further past old castles and lush meadows until you reach the Applecross Inn pub. Following lunch, you will drive on to the day’s final destination: the Kingsmills Hotel.

Did you know...? On this tour, you will pass the Five Sisters of Kintail, five mountain peaks strung out side by side. According to legend, a clan chief promised his five daughters to an Irish family. However, the announced husbands never came. To ensure that the five daughters would not lose their beauty, they were transformed into mountains – where they still wait to this day.

Day 5
Kirkhill – Inverness – St Andrews

Today, you will drive your Porsche to Inverness and the world-famous Balmoral Castle – the summer residence of Queen Elizabeth II. As you enjoy a culinary refreshment, you can find out more about the history of the estate with an audio guide. You will then continue to the Fairmont St. Andrews Hotel. Round off the day with dinner in the hotel restaurant – with a unique view over the North Sea, the Tay estuary and the medieval skyline of St Andrews.

Did you know...? Prince Albert purchased Balmoral in 1852 after his wife Queen Victoria fell in love with the surrounding landscape. In her 40 years as a widow at the residence, however, she is also said to have fallen in love with her personal attendant John Brown. “Friend more than servant, loyal, truthful, brave!” is the description on the base of his statue at the estate.

Day 6
St Andrews – Edinburgh

Today, you will head back to the Porsche Centre in Edinburgh. During the afternoon at The Balmoral Hotel, you can look forward to a classic British tea ceremony. If you wish, you can also take part in a city tour. Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh will mark the crowning glory of your trip.

Did you know...? During a British tea ceremony, there are many written and unwritten rules to be followed: when stirring, your spoon should never touch the porcelain; and as soon as you have finished stirring, the bottom of the spoon is gently brushed against the top edge of the cup and placed behind it on the right-hand side beneath the handle. And the following question is perfect for small talk: Do you pour the milk or the tea first?

Day 7
Edinburgh

After breakfast, we will take you to the airport – and you are sure not to be empty-handed. Your memories of the Scottish Highlands will stay with you for some time to come.

Our tip: To rekindle your memories of this fantastic journey, you can watch all of the films with a Scottish link – Highlander, Braveheart or perhaps also Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at The Balmoral Hotel. The suite in which she resided is now named after her.


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Contact Information

For more information, please call
+49 (0)711 911-23360
or e-mail travel@porscheexperience.de

Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:

16 people

Package includes:

  • 5 days’ driving experience in a provided Porsche (2 people per vehicle)
  • Airport transfer from/to Edinburgh Airport
  • Visit to the National Wallace Monument
  • Visit to Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
  • Whisky tasting
  • Visit to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Edinburgh city tour
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with breakfast:
    • 2 nights at The Balmoral Hotel
    • 1 night at the Gleneagles Hotel
    • 1 night at the Inverlochy Castle
    • 1 night at the Kingsmills Hotel
    • 1 night at the Fairmont St Andrews Hotel
  • Lunch on 5 days, dinner on 6 evenings
  • Luggage shuttle
  • A welcome gift