Tours of Scotland
Historical and Scenic
We are proud Ambassadors of Scotland and all its breath-taking scenery including lochs and glens, historical sights and heroes, castles, whisky distilleries and activities such as Golfing and other country pursuits. We know the hidden gems as well as the many places of interest and are always delighted to recommend places to have a fabulous stay and enjoy great food.
To accompany you on your tour, we can also book a qualified Blue Badge guide who will bring to life our historical past and cultural heritage so that you get the most of your tour. We can also book entrance tickets to some of the sights on your behalf.
CTC can provide you with any variation of Scottish special interest or sightseeing tours. If you are looking for a day excursion or for a tour over several days, just let us know your requirements and we will come up with exciting itineraries including places to visit, route suggestions all within daily manageable timings.
Edinburgh – The Capital City of Scotland
The famous Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site were inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Start your tour off with an orientation and panoramic tour of Edinburgh followed by a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Walk down the Royal mile leading to the Palace of Holyrood and through the Old Town with its little-altered medieval “fishbone” street pattern of narrow closes, wynds, and courts.
South Queensferry – Historic fishing village
South Queensferry is located 10 miles outside Edinburgh with its famous bridges that traverse the Forth Estuary to the Kingdom of Fife. Along the coastline you will drive through many colourful fishing villages that are framed by glorious beaches.
Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and a splendid example of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce and William Adam. The interior of the house, with opulent gilding and classical motifs, reflects the aristocratic grandeur of the early 18th century, whilst its magnificent parkland has fine views across the Forth to the hills of Fife.
Roslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery
A short drive from Edinburgh lies this enigmatic 15th Century Medieval Chapel now famous from appearing in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’. The chapel took some 40 years to complete and the beauty and detail and sheer extravagance of its ornate stonework has to be seen to be believed. The mysterious symbolism have intrigued visitors ever since with many theories suggested about what might be in the sealed vaults – ranging from the Holy Grail to the Ark of the Covenant.
Following the chapel tour you will head for Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Upon arrival your visit begins in the Old Malting Floors where you will have a chance to see an exhibition which hosts the renowned model distillery. You will then be led through the production area of the distillery learning how they make the ‘Water of life’. The tour concludes with a dram of Glenkinchie 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
Immortalised in song, Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater expanse in mainland Britain and we recommend booking a 1 hour cruise allowing you to experience the beauty, tranquillity and adventure on this stunning Loch.
The Trossachs National Park is a special part of Scotland and extends to 720 square miles embracing precious mountains, lochs and glens. The area was much loved by Scottish writer and poet Sir Walter Scott and is ‘Rob Roy Country’ where the famous outlaw hid from his pursuers in the dense forests.