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Cultural Holidays

Cultural Holidays in Scotland

The country that gave us Stevenson and Scott, Mackintosh and Playfair, whisky and haggis, has a rich, distinguished and varied culture and heritage waiting to be discovered, in its UNESCO listed historic capital Edinburgh, vibrant 19th century metropolis Glasgow and the vast, beautiful lands that lie beyond – there’s plenty opportunities for a memorable culture holiday to broaden your horizons.

Whether you want to enjoy scenic views of the Cairngorms, Speyside and Royal Deeside as you follow the Speyside Whisky trail to sample some of Scotland’s finest , explore the prehistoric sites of the Outer Hebrides, discover the mysterious Loch Ness or learn about the unique culture and history of Iona, Mull, Skye as you take in their breathtaking beauty.

These are just some of the great holidays awaiting your arrival in Scotland that will give you an insight into the culture of Scotland. Whether you’re interested in being part of a tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from.

Featured below are some of the best culture holidays on offer in Scotland, all of which are easily reachable by public transport. 

Ferry Lochs and Islands Cruise, Scotland

Lochs and Islands Cruise, Scotland

This holiday involves a five night relaxing cruise beginning and ending in the historic town of Edinburgh. Admire beautiful sights such as the Isle of Mull, Neptune's Staircase, cruise along the Caledonian Canal and the famous Loch Ness.

From £1740

8 days
Various departures from April to October
West Highlands lochside village

West Highlands and Skye Tour

From the handsome city of Glasgow, make the exciting journey through the mesmerising scenery of the Scottish Highlands on one of the world's great railways. Witness the beautiful panoramas on this Scottish West Highlands and Skye tour.

From £495

6 days
Various departures from April to October
Mountains and Malts - a walking and whisky trip for Scotland

Mountains and Malts - a walking and whisky trip for Scotland

Sample the scenery and the produce of Speyside on this hiking trip in the Highlands of Scotland. Stay with your hosts and guides at Fraoch Lodge for an authentic experience of Highland hospitality and freshly picked and prepared Scottish produce.

£431 inclusive of all except travel to Scotland

3 days, 4 nights
14th July, 11th August and 1st September 2015