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5-Day Edinburgh and Scottish Highlands Adventure

5-Day Edinburgh and Scottish Highlands Adventure Itinerary

Published: 2024 Feb 26

Exploring Edinburgh's History and Culture

Morning
Start your day with a hearty Scottish breakfast at The Scran & Scallie, then embark on a guided walking tour of the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Explore the historic fortress and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. After the tour, take a leisurely stroll down the Royal Mile, visiting landmarks such as St. Giles Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to The Witchery by the Castle, a historic restaurant located near the castle. Afterward, visit the Real Mary King's Close Guided Tour, a fascinating underground tour that offers insights into Edinburgh's past. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the vibrant atmosphere of the Grassmarket and its unique shops.
Evening
Enjoy a delightful dinner at The Outsider Restaurant & Bar, known for its modern Scottish cuisine. Afterward, experience the city's darker side with the Edinburgh Underground Vaults Tour, a spine-chilling journey through the city's underground vaults.
Bedtime
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Literary and Culinary Delights

Morning
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at The Dome Edinburgh - The Grill Room and Champagne Bar. Then, embark on the Edinburgh Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour, exploring the magical inspirations behind J.K. Rowling's famous series.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Dishoom Edinburgh, a Bombay-style cafe known for its flavorful dishes. Afterward, visit the National Museum of Scotland, where you can explore a diverse range of exhibits, from ancient artifacts to modern innovations.
Evening
Indulge in a memorable dining experience at The Kitchin, a Michelin-starred restaurant known for its innovative Scottish cuisine. After dinner, take a leisurely walk along the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy the stunning views of the bridge illuminated at night.
Bedtime
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Whisky and Haunted Tales

Morning
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Cafe St Honoré, known for its sustainable and locally sourced menu. Then, embark on the Edinburgh The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour and Tasting, where you can learn about the history of Scotch whisky and sample a selection of fine whiskies.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to The Dogs, a cozy restaurant offering modern Scottish cuisine. Afterward, take a guided tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia (HMY Britannia), the former royal yacht of the British monarch. Explore the elegant rooms and learn about the yacht's fascinating history.
Evening
Enjoy a dinner at Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, known for its premium steaks and panoramic views of the city. Afterward, embark on the Edinburgh Underground Vaults Evening Ghost Tour with Whisky, a spine-tingling experience that combines haunted tales with a whisky tasting.
Bedtime
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Highland Adventure: Loch Ness and Glencoe

Morning
Start your day with a quick breakfast at your hotel, then embark on a full-day tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis. Explore the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, visit the iconic Loch Ness, and learn about the region's rich history and folklore.
Afternoon
Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands. After the tour, return to Edinburgh and relax with a quiet evening at your hotel or explore the local area at your leisure.
Evening

Culinary and Cultural Farewell

Morning
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, known for its creative take on traditional Scottish dishes. Then, take a guided tour of the Edinburgh Dungeon, a unique and immersive experience that brings the city's dark history to life.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Howies Victoria Street, a charming restaurant offering modern Scottish cuisine. Afterward, visit the Scott Monument, an iconic Victorian Gothic monument, and climb to the top for panoramic views of the city.
Evening
Conclude your Edinburgh adventure with a farewell dinner at The Scran & Scallie, savoring the flavors of Scotland one last time. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll along the Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, enjoying the city's illuminated landmarks.
Bedtime
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