Scotland Family Vacation Package

  • Destination

    Edinburgh, Central Scotland

  • Duration

    7 Days

No matter what time of year your family embarks on a Scotland exploration, there’s so much to do. Spring and summer bring warmer temperatures, hiking in the Highlands and exploring the western Cairngorms and Inverness. The capital city of Edinburgh comes alive in these fair months with festivals and buskers from around the world. Come fall and winter, it’s time to explore Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, Glasgow’s many enticing museums and Dunstaffnage Castle. Visit Holyrood Palace, take a boat cruise to Inchcolm Island and even take part in a mini version of the Highlander Games. Scotland is a year-round delight for kids and families of all ages.

 

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Dog training, bagpipes and spooky ghosts

  • Train a dog in the Scottish Highlands
  • Ghost Walk around Edinburgh exploring the Blair Street underground vaults
  • Cooking experience in a real castle with your own private chef
  • Play bagpipes, try out some Highland dancing and even meet a Highland cow

Historic castles and boating adventures

  • Join your private cycling ride cityscape of Edinburgh.
  • Explore the County of Stirlingshire, relive the histories of William the Brave Heart and Rob Roy McGregor
  • Explore Stirling Castle
  • Embark on a seaplane flight over the West Coast of Scotland
  • Boat cruise to Inchcolm Island
  • Venture out with your private ghillie to fish for trout

Sample some of Scotland's finest whisky

  • Tour of the Edradour Distillery; continue on to the Famous Grouse Experience at the Glenturrett Distillery.
  • Go on a 4×4 offroad adventure
  • Play a relaxing round of golf
  • Behind the scenes tour of Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Explore towns of St. Andrews, East Neuk of Fife, Crail and Anstruther
  • Tour Glenturrett Distillery

CommUnity Impact Opportunities

Our CommUnity Impact Tours give travelers a truly global perspective — an inside look at what is being done in their destination to renew social, ecological and cultural resources and help these communities flourish. Through these immersive, one-a-kind experiences, our travelers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, customs and problem-solving techniques in the spirit of mutual respect, and to contribute with time or resources to emerging communities.

John Muir Trust

Get involved in an activity that makes a real difference – the conservation work that serves to protect and enhance the natural local environment. Join in with a group of like-minded people to learn more about the work of the John Muir Trust and give something back to nature by helping out with the path and fence repair work and the planting and nurturing of native trees. As well as providing an interesting educational insight into how wild places have been damaged by development and how positive action might be taken to redress the balance, the experts of the Trust are also able to offer the tools and the skills to supervise your assistance. The more you understand about the impact of your work in helping keep the beautiful hills and beaches clean, the greater your sense of reward at this hands-on experience. 

Family Meal

Experience an evening of local dining as your family joins a resident family for a shared meal around their table. Learn customs and traditions while exchanging ideas about family life and culture. Based upon the preference of the client, as well as destination, this opportunity may be a shared meal, cooking lesson and/or market visit. 

To Know Before You Go

  • Children under 12 receive a new friend Scotty, who comes with a storybook telling what his life is like in Scotland
  • The whole family will receive recipes, books and movies preparing them for their trip
  • Scotland is a wonderful for all ages.
  • There’s so much to see and do any time of year, with summer and winter events and festivals, excellent conditions during spring and autumn for outdoor activities, and culture and history that are not dependent on the season or the weather. 

Spring

A beautiful time of year to visit Scotland for our clean fresh air, plants and flowers, and to see the mountains, lochs and countryside in all their scenic splendor. 

Summer

Another nice time to visit Scotland, and to be honest, some years there’s not too much of a difference weather-wise from spring to summer. 

Summer in Edinburgh is buzzing. The streets are alive with not only local and national visitors, but performers from all over the world converge on the city to take part in the popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which runs for a full three weeks in August. Summer events give way to the more relaxed pace of our autumn events, like the Scottish Countryside Festival in Glamis, Angus, in the grounds of Glamis Castle, and provides great fun for everyone in the family. This is also an ideal time for all the outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the best of walking, cycling and climbing. 

Winter

When winter is approaching, many tourists visit Scotland just to sample the shopping that Glasgow and Edinburgh have to offer. Some stay for winter events, and there are some spectaculars with Glasgow On Ice, running from late November until late December, with music and ice dancing. But those who really want to let their hair down return year after year for the fabulous Edinburgh Hogmanay Party event. We also have many visitors coming for the skiing in Scotland, to enjoy the fantastic slopes and stunning scenery, but there’s no rush to get here in January or February, because the good news is, we can sometimes get snowfalls right up until Easter. 

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