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7 Scotland travel experiences you can enjoy with Trafalgar

Recently updated on August 13th, 2023 at 02:50 pm

It may be a ‘wee’ country, but it is certainly a fascinating one full of character and charm – packed with captivating history, remarkable landscapes, vibrant cities, and rustic cuisine. From enchanting Edinburgh to the formidable Highlands, and with so much to embrace, it can be hard to know how to get the most out of your Scottish adventure. Always here to help, we’ve rounded up our top Scotland travel experiences, guaranteed to ensure you celebrate the very best of this incredible country when you are ‘out and aboot’, exploring Scotland with Trafalgar.

1. Unlock the secrets of Edinburgh

With the bewitching Edinburgh Castle towering on its rock at the heart of the city, and a tsunami of nature rolling into the east of the city known as Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh is a visual delight. Yet there’s a lot more to this city than meets the eye. Hidden within the architecture are many mystical stories and secrets which can only be unlocked by a Scotland travel guide (who can also provide top Scotland travel tips). For example, did you know that many of the Harry Potter characters found their names thanks to a secluded graveyard in Edinburgh? J.K. Rowling was well and truly inspired! 


2. Sample Scotland’s National Drink

No it’s not Irn-Bru as some like to believe, it’s officially whisky! There’s no better place to enjoy a wee dram than at a whisky distillery itself. Trafalgar takes you to the beautiful Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a tour and tasting session of their unique Highland single malt whisky on this Scottish travel experience.

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Glengoyne Distillery experience – Trafalgar Dive in Culture


3. Cruise the Loch Ness

Undoubtedly Scotland’s most famous lake, the Loch Ness, is said to be home to a mythical beastie known as the Loch Ness Monster (if Scottish folklore is to be believed). Whilst we can’t guarantee you’ll encounter Nessie themselves on this Scotland travel experience, our scenic cruise of the Loch does promise captivating views of the Highlands and the majestic Urquhart Castle ruins.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AVALIABLE ON: Scotland’s Highlands Islands and Cities tour


4. Dinner with the locals

Aye, there’s no better way to embrace Scotland than spending some quality time with the characters that make up this great nation. Head to a 15th-century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard and join the Wood family for a rustic home-cooked Scottish Be My Guest dinner. Regale over tales of the infamous Scottish outlaw turned folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor before toe-tapping to some traditional ceilidh tunes.

EXPERIENCE ON: Best of Scotland tour


5. Relive royal tales at Stirling Castle

Formally home to Mary, Queen of Scots, King James V and many more Scottish kings and queens, Stirling Castle has centuries of history locked in its walls. Uncover the secrets of these royal residence with a Local Specialist as you peruse its grounds and gaze upon the renowned Stirling Heads. From the castle walls, view the Wallace Monument and pay tribute to the Scottish heroes who fought for Scotland’s independence. Try to resist shouting the infamous Braveheart quote if you can…


6. Scottish nature at its finest

Intriguing rock formations, heather-clad peaks and dramatic scenery are all to be expected as you venture across the Hebridean coast to the Isle of Skye – it’s simply a nature lovers delight. Soak up the fresh air (you’ll struggle to find air like it anywhere else), learn about life in these rural parts of Scotland, and make sure you look out for the fluffy Highland cows roaming around.


7. Scottish Dinner Show Spectacular

Fancy a typical Scottish travel experience with an evening of singing and dancing, topped off with food and wine? Get your best tartan on ‘bonny lass’ and join Trafalgar at an internationally famous venue for a night of fun. Featuring Bagpipe playing and the chance to try Scotland’s ‘love it or hate it’ national dish, haggis, it’ll be a night to remember.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AVALIABLE ON: Scotland’s Highlands Islands and Cities tour


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