Scotland's attractions cater for all visitors from touring historic cities such as Edinburgh, enjoying the cultural climate of Glasgow through to visiting legendary & mythical sites including Loch Ness in the Scottish highlands home of Nessie the famous "Loch Ness Monster".
Luxury Scottish Experience: An Overview
Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, loomed over by its iconic castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also the ‘home of golf’, typified by the 16th-century Old Course at St Andrews. Let us help you choose where to go and what to do using one of our professional driver guides.
Alex will assist you with any questions you may have and to provide you with guidance in order to ensure that you enjoy an amazing experience.
What you can expect
From our two largest cities it is easy to get a flavor of the Highlands of Scotland within a day’s drive.The area known as the Trossachs is often described as the Highlands in miniature and here you will see glorious lochs, sweeping valleys and majestic mountains. Keep your eyes open too for some of our iconic wildlife such as highland cattle, eagles, ospreys, red squirrels and deer.
Leaving Edinburgh or Glasgow, in under an hour you will reach the city of Stirling with its romantic castle. The castle and Stirling are well worth visiting, as the castle has undergone some wonderful restoration. Nearby, there is also the National Wallace Monument and the Battle Bannockburn Visitor Centre which tell the battling stories of Wallace and Bruce. Driving northwards, you leave the motorways behind and enter dramatic scenery and typical highland villages such as Callander which is great for a bite to eat and some spectacular walks and cycle pathways along the river.
Continuing on the A821, otherwise known as the Duke’s Pass, is not for the fainthearted, however the journey delights with highland cottages, mirror like lochs and majestic scenery, before sweeping down into another town made famous by Victorian visitors in their quest to follow in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott and his widely acclaimed ‘Lady of the Lake.’ Stop off and enjoy a detour to the stunning Loch Katrine, where you can enjoy a cruise on board the Sir Walter Scott, or walk or cycle on foot around what is now a source of water for the great city of Glasgow.
Aberfoyle is another small typical village with quaint shops and restaurants. The Scottish Wool Centre is a very popular attraction for those seeking woollen items and souvenirs as well as offering daily sheep dog displays. Donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, sheepdogs, ducks and miniature horses are also to be enjoyed. As you begin your drive back to Edinburgh or Glasgow, drive along the A81 and see Scotland’s only lake in the form of the Lake of Menteith before leaving the mountainous scenery behind as you continue back to your hotel.
Sample Scottish cuisine with fantastic local produce available on menus across the country. From mouth-watering and locally caught seafood including oysters, scallops and salmon, to beef, lamb, wild game and fresh fruit and vegetables. If you want an exclusive culinary experience, then look no further than Scotland’s Michelin-starred restaurants. We’ve got 14 across the country with no fewer than four in Edinburgh.
Scottish Hotels reflect the warm hospitality that is our nation. There is a range of options available to visitors from luxury 5-star Hotels to upmarket self-catering accommodation.
Expect to be entertained! Scotland as a destination boasts an array of activities which includes golf, fishing, walking, skiing, snowboarding, horse riding, sphering, Segway as well as many traditional sports.
What we offer
We offer a wide range of concierge services, executive transportation, driver guides and aviation solutions so if you don’t see what you want above, call us and we will make it happen for you.
We are able to offer unique bespoke distillery tours. Scotland is split into five distinctive whisky-producing regions. The same basic process is used to produce whisky across the country but subtle variations mean single malts from each region have unique characteristics and flavours.
Scotland is The Home of Golf. The game has flourished here for six centuries and remains one of the nation’s key attractions. There is no finer place for a golf break than the country that gave golf to the world.
From magnificent city landmarks to mysterious ruins, Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles. Whether you are looking to explore the largest in the country, follow a regional trail or seek out those hidden gems, there is plenty of history to uncover as each castle has a fascinating tale to tell.
Emerald VIP Services offer a bespoke door-to-door “Meet & Greet” transfer service at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness airports. We will have a concierge agent meet you at the door of the aircraft on arrival and fast-track you through formalities to kerb-side where your luxury chauffeur service awaits to transfer you to your Hotel or place of business.
Emerald VIP Services works closely with leading prestigious aircraft and helicopter companies and through our extensive private aviation expertise can ensure that we source the appropriate helicopter and private jets for your needs.
Mar Hall is a luxury five star hotel, golf & spa resort located 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.
Set within a tranquil 240 acre woodland estate it is perfect for both UK luxury hotel breaks and for business travel in Glasgow – with a little extra class.
The Edwardian Scottish Mansion has 53 individually designed bedrooms, a championship golf course, Decleor Spa, swimming pool and offers both fine dining and casual dining options. It is famous as a luxury wedding venue and for exclusive Scottish conference and banqueting facilities.
Overlooking the River Clyde, this grand private residence enjoys a Scottish setting with views towards the Kilpatrick Hills. Being privately owned Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort is guided by family values, delivering attentive personal service that is always outstanding but never intrusive.
With Scottish traditions such as kilted doormen, this luxury Victorian landmark hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants and is a 2-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station and a 13-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Refined rooms have marble bathrooms, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living spaces and include a complimentary breakfast.
Dining options include a brasserie and a fine-dining Scottish restaurant, plus an elegant lounge for afternoon tea and 2 bars, one specialising in whiskies. The spa has a pool, a gym, and a sauna, as well as steam rooms and beauty treatment rooms.
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