Discover the Hidden Heart of Scotland

Scotland's Heartbeat

If whisky is the spirit of Scotland, then the bagpipes are the heartbeat and it is in the wild Highlands that you will sense her soul.

Highland Castle Tours

Be swept away with the beauty of the Scottish Highlands as you visit iconic castles like Urquhart, perched on the banks of Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle which stands watch at the point where three great lochs meet.

Play Scotland's Magnificent Courses

From the illustrious Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews,  the most prestigious golf club in the world to the challenges of Carnoustie, considered one of the toughest courses in the world,  Scotland offers a golfing tour you will never forget!

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Things to do in Scotland

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Scottish Islands

From pretty towns and villages like Portree in the Isle of Skye to the rugged coastline of Islay, what better way to experience Scotland’s islands than with a local guide who will share many myths and legends with you.

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Feel the Fringe!

Be entertained at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. In 2018 it spanned 25 days and featured 55,000 performances.  Book now to get your choice of venues and artists.

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Honeymoon in Scotland

Honeymoon couples are spoiled for choice in Scotland. Stay in a romantic castle a fairytale woodland retreat or a deluxe lochside cottage. Explore the great cities together or head off on an adventure to share sunsets you will never forget on remote beaches and hideaways.

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Edinburgh & The Lothians

Combine a visit to historical Edinburgh with a tour of the stunning countryside of the Lothians. From the castle and cultural aspects of the big city to wide open spaces, beach and breathtaking scenery.
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Whisky Tour

Tour Scotland’s finest distilleries to taste the best whisky in the world and hear the colorful history of this revered spirit including tales of ghosts, smugglers and Hollywood movies.

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Tasting Scotland

Scotland’s rich bounty includes an abundance of seafood and freshwater fish, meats like juicy Angus beef, spring lamb, and venison and rolling fields of wheat, barley, and oats. Soups and stews are hearty and tasty. Desserts like Cranachan, made from oats, raspberries, cream and whisky so delicious you will want to make them at home.
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Scotland by Steam Train

One of the world’s greatest train journey’s from Mallaig to Fort William is the same one taken by Harry Potter on the Hogwart’s Express. The steam train is the same too.
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Munro Bagging

Experienced hillwalkers can participate in the uniquely Scottish sport of Munro Bagging. There are 262 peaks to climb and only 6,000 people in the world have completed the task to date.  Ben Nevis at 4,411 ft is the tallest and not a bad place to start.

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Highland Games

Scotland enjoys many good humored Highland Games events through the spring and summer months. There is always a lot to see like Highland dancing, games like Toss the Caber and competitive drummer and pipe bands.
The largest is the Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon, in August.

Five Star

We asked for a private tour of the Highlands with a local guide and we could not have been happier with our trip.

Our guide John shared many funny stories of his own youth as well as local legends and history.

William J

Chicago, Illinois

four and a half stars

Edinburgh is a beautiful city. We took a canal boat from there to Falkirk where we saw the Kelpies. A real highlight of the trip. Thank you so much for making it all so easy. 

Jill Anderson

Goderich, Ontario

Five Star

Our family tour of Scotland included three generations. We had a lot of requests to cater to everybody – included helping us investigate our Scottish roots. The travel agent handled everything with grace  – even with last minute changes .

James Family

Ottawa , Canada

Meet Scotland’s Best Travel Agents and Local Guides

It is possible to arrange your own tour of Scotland, but in reality, an expert travel agent can make bookings and arrange contacts for you that you would be unlikely to find on your own.

For a small country, Scotland is brimming with history and character. Experiencing the essence of this untamed land is best done away from hordes of package tourists.

The best travel agents know the hidden heart of Scotland.  They can arrange dinner for you at the castle home of a Scottish Laird. But they can also introduce you to a tiny seafood restaurant that tourists never find, serving fish straight from the sea cooked by the fisherman’s wife.

For top travel agents, authenticity is the key. They will steer you clear of overly commercial tourist traps and instead, guide you towards encounters with local craftsmen, business owners and private citizens to further your understanding of Scotland and provide you with an experience that you will never forget.

But finding a fantastic travel agent is not as easy as it sounds. Far too many take a cookie-cutter approach, organizing the same tours day after day without any thought to the preferences or passions of the people who they are serving.

At Trekerie, we have done this research on your behalf. We have pre-selected the top travel agents in Scotland, those that have a track record of excellence and innovation. Without exception, they receive glowing reviews (from often very demanding clients) and have numerous awards for their superior service.

Access to these agents is free, easy – and fun. All you have to do is fill in a very short questionnaire about your ideal Scotland vacation and we request our agents to  provide competing travel plans, including activities, accommodation and budget outlines.

You get to choose the winner! Select the itinerary you prefer and then you can proceed with your chosen agent to plan an amazing vacation.

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wHen is the best time to visit Scotland?

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Spring

Spring in Scotland is from mid-March to May.

One beloved sign of spring in Scotland is the carpet of bluebells that spring up everywhere. The weather can still be crisp and the nights cool, but Spring is a glorious time of renewal in Scotland as nature bursts back to life after the long, cold winter.

Spring festivals include the Loch Shiel Spring Festival, when internationally renowned chamber musicians play against the backdrop of the beautiful landscape of the loch and forest.

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Summer

Summer in Scotland, runs from mid-May to mid-September.

This is a glorious time of year to visit. It stays light till 10 o’clock at night. Parks are lush and green. The hillsides are rampant with flowers.

Take scenic through mountains and glens, go trout fishing or sailing. Play golf, and sunbathe on on eof Scotland’s many beautiful beaches. 

Scotland buzzes with music and cultural festivals throughout the summer including the Edinburgh Fringe and Military Tattoos.

 

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Fall

Scotland’s fall runs from mid-September through october and into early November.

The hills and forests are ablaze with the color of Autumn foliage. A great time for photographers to visit.

Septmeber is usually the wettest month of the year though temperatures drop ony slightly. It is drier ahgain by October.

Look out for the world’s largest storytelling festival in Edinburgh in October as well as the Dornoch Whisky Festival.

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Winter

Scotland’s winter runs from November through to February .

Winter in Scotland is spectacular. Yes, it is cold but the air is crisp and the landscapes just as breathtaking with their frosting of snow.

Christmas markets, Hogmanay celebrations and the famous warm Scottish hospitality will keep  you from feeling the lower temeratures.

Dec to Jan are the coldest months although bear in mind the old adage: ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!’ Come prepared for cold and changeablle weather to get the best out of a Scotland winter tour package.

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