Arrive in Edinburgh and pick up cars.
Drive up to Glamis Castle for lunch with the Earl of Strathmore (TBC). He is a vintage car enthusiast and we are checking his diary to see if he can join you for lunch. Continue on your journey up the north to Dornoch and the fabulous Skibo Castle. Overnight stay at Skibo Castle which is an exclusive residence now named ‘The Carnegie Club’.
Enjoy Scottish hospitality at its best in one of the most beautiful properties in the UK.
In a secluded corner of Scotland’s eastern highlands, on the shores of the Dornoch Firth, sits Skibo Castle, home to one of the world’s most prestigious private clubs. Skibo’s name is originally Norse, meaning ‘Fairyland of Peace’, and such is the allure of the landscape that it drew one of the world’s leading 19th-century industrialists, Andrew Carnegie, to build a castle here on the site of an ancient Viking fort. Skibo Castle and its five-star facilities can now be yours to enjoy with membership to the eponymous Carnegie Club.
Enjoy a fabulous meal prepared by head chef and sample some of the best hospitality.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing on your drive visiting Loch Ness and heading round the west side of Scotland towards Skye and Eilean Donan Castle.
This is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and also one of the most filmed castles in the world, appearing in many famous movies, most notably ‘Highlander’.
Visit Torridon Castle for lunch and be met by your host Donnie Munro (TBC). Donnie is the most famous Celtic Rock singer in Scotland and fronted cult heroes ‘Runrig’ for over 20 years, playing to thousands of fans all over Europe.
Donnie will accompany you on a guided helicopter tour over his beloved Skye where you can enjoy the magic of the Cuilin Hills amid breathtaking scenery.
Private visit to Talisker Distillery. Meet Mark Lochhead for a private tour of the distillery and sample Skye’s finest malt.
Return to the mainland and continue your rally to wards Inverness and stay at the fabulous Allandale Lodge.
Alladale Wilderness Reserve offers the finest accommodation in the most remote and beautiful setting in the Scottish Highlands, just one hour’s drive from Inverness.
A perfect location for spending quality time with family & friends, the reserve o!ers a wide range of outdoor activities such as: pony trekking, fishing, stalking, clay pigeon shooting, guided 4×4 tours, mountain biking, hiking and is a short drive from Royal Dornoch championship golf courses.
A very special evening awaits – a dinner party, special VIP entertainmentwith all female string quartet ‘Bond’. Together Tania Davis (Violin), Eos Chater (violin), Elspeth Hanson (viola) and Gay-Yee Westerho! (cello) complete the line-up of Bond.
Since Bond’s original debut, the quartet has sold well over 4 million records worldwide, making it the best-selling string quartet of all time. The group draws its inspiration from classical, latin, folk, jazz, rock, pop, electro, Indian and middle eastern styles and has built a very active and loyal fan base over the years.
After breakfast try your hand at clay pigeon shooting with the local game wardens. After a short lunch start the drive back to Edinburgh enjoying some fabulous scenery during the drive down south.
Accommodation is at Greywalls, an Elegant Scottish Edwardian Country House.
Greywalls Hotelhas been awarded with Scottish Restaurant Awards 2012: ‘Scottish Hotel Restaurant of the Year’. Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.Overlooking the world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as a ‘golfers paradise’.
Offering one of the very best country house accommodations in Scotland, Greywalls’ stylish Edwardian splendour makes an ideal retreat for individuals, golfing holidays and corporate entertainment.
Designed by the celebrated Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens as a ‘dignified holiday home’, Greywalls was built in1901 and still retains it’s renowned charm and character . A haven of peaceful tranquillity, it enjoys a reputation for the excellence in its food and services. Elegant drawing rooms and delightful dining areas, the house has 23 en suite bedrooms. The delightful walled gardens are attributed to Gertrude Jekyll and contains a hard and grass tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green as well as borders filled with herbaceous plants.
An evening dinner at the world famous Edinburgh Castle in the Gatehouse with your special guest and motor enthusiast, Michiel Moll (TBC).
Enjoy a very special whiskey tasting with one of Scotland’s best known whiskey experts.
Party on in Edinburgh.
Check out and depart to airport.