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Discovering the Magic of December: Holiday Tours Across Enchanting Scotland

As December unfolds, Scotland dons a magical cloak of festive cheer and historic charm. The crisp winter air is filled with anticipation, and the ancient landscapes are adorned with twinkling lights. A journey through Scotland during the holiday season is an enchanting experience that unveils the rich tapestry of the country's history, culture, and natural beauty. Join us on a holiday tour across the stunning landscapes of Scotland, where every corner tells a tale of yesteryears, and every castle is a testament to the country's storied past.

A Festive Welcome in Edinburgh

Commence your December adventure in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, a city steeped in history and adorned with architectural marvels. The Royal Mile, lined with centuries-old buildings, transforms into a festive boulevard. The scent of spiced mulled wine wafts through the air as you explore the Christmas markets, featuring handmade crafts, traditional Scottish treats, and unique gifts.

Make your way to Princes Street Gardens, where the annual Christmas Market unfolds its wonders. Beneath the towering Edinburgh Castle, the market offers panoramic views of the city, creating a magical backdrop for your holiday stroll. Don't miss the sparkling lights of the Giant Ferris Wheel, casting a warm glow over the historic city.

Edinburgh Castle itself is a must-visit during the holiday season. Lit up against the winter night, the castle provides a stunning silhouette against the dark sky. Join a guided tour to learn about the castle's fascinating history, from its medieval origins to its role in Scottish history.

Edinburgh & Royal Mile Holiday Doughnut Tour

Embark on an extraordinary holiday tour in Edinburgh, starting beneath the majestic Edinburgh Castle. Our journey kicks off at one of the city's original doughnut shops, crafting uniquely flavored treats daily. Savor these delights before a leisurely stroll through the enchanting Grassmarket and up the iconic Victoria Street. Along the way, discover hidden gems among restaurants, shops, and pubs. The next stop near the Royal Mile, Mòr Bakery, offers a delectable array of chocolate, jam-filled, and assorted donuts. A family-owned bakery awaits with classic Scottish pastries. Finally, our tour concludes at a specialty coffee shop and donutterie. Join us for a delightful donut adventure in Scotland's stunning capital. Book your spot today!

The Edinburgh Castle Tour

Embark on a captivating 2-hour journey through the rich history of Edinburgh Castle with our expert guides. Starting from the Royal Mile, unravel the castle's evolution from medieval fortress to royal palace and military stronghold. Delve into the tales of the Honours of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, and the renowned One O'clock Gun. Explore hidden gems like the Western Panorama and Hospital Square, housing The National War Museum of Scotland. This extended tour ensures ample time to absorb the castle's atmosphere and secrets. Whether a history enthusiast, a fan of Scottish culture, or seeking an unforgettable experience, join us to discover the stories of this iconic landmark. Book the The Edinburgh Castle Tour.

Christmas Markets in Glasgow

Heading west to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, discover a vibrant urban atmosphere mixed with festive delights. The George Square Christmas Market is a glittering spectacle, with a towering Christmas tree and a carousel adding to the festive ambiance. Stroll through the market, where local vendors offer handmade crafts, artisanal foods, and seasonal goodies.

Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour

Explore hidden gems in Glasgow's West End with our tasting tour away from the city center. Running from 4:30 pm to 7 pm at The Ben Nevis Whisky Bar, the experience includes a captivating storytelling journey, unveiling curious and quirky whisky facts. Delight in four premium single malt Scotch whiskies and a guided walking tour, visiting the city's top whisky bars. With a dedicated and knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the rich world of whisky, discovering local secrets and savoring the essence of Glasgow's vibrant West End. Join us for an evening of premium whisky and unique tales in this unforgettable tasting adventure. Book the Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour.

Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Embark on an Outlander adventure from Glasgow, exploring iconic film locations. Traverse the picturesque trail past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, arriving at Doune Castle, or Castle Leoch, as known in Outlander. Dive into the 14th-century Scottish earl's living conditions, accompanied by insightful audio guides detailing its role in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. After reliving 1940s Inverness scenes in Falkland during lunch, encounter the captivating Midhope Castle, known as Lallybroch in the series. Explore the ship-like Blackness Castle, Jack Randall's fictional headquarters, and wander the charming Culross, standing in for Cranesmuir. This immersive Outlander journey concludes, returning to Glasgow in the early evening. Book the Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow.

Loch Ness and the Mysteries of the Highlands

No visit to Scotland is complete without a journey to Loch Ness, the legendary home of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. While the monster might remain elusive, the beauty of the loch in December is undeniable. Join a boat tour and cruise the dark waters, taking in the serene landscapes that surround this iconic Scottish loch.

On the shores of Loch Ness, explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle. The centuries-old fortress stands as a testament to Scotland's turbulent past. During the holiday season, the castle provides a dramatic backdrop for photos, and the nearby visitor center offers insights into the castle's history and the mysteries of Loch Ness.

Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands

Embark on a Highland adventure with our scenic tour. Witness the iconic Forth Railway Bridge, a Victorian marvel now UNESCO-listed, as we pass Perth, the historical capital. Traverse the Tay River, skirting Dunkeld's ancient Celtic center. Our morning stop in Pitlochry offers Highland charm and delectable treats. Journey through the Cairngorms National Park, with Aviemore's outdoor hub and the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Loch Ness awaits, offering a cruise option with views of Urquhart Castle. Capture a photo of Ben Nevis at the Commando Memorial, then delve into Glen Coe's haunting history. Salute William Wallace's legacy before returning to Edinburgh. Book the Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands.

Aberdeen's Winter Wonderland

As your December tour of Scotland continues, make your way to the northeast to the city of Aberdeen. Known for its granite architecture and coastal beauty, Aberdeen transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. The Christmas Village in the city center features an ice rink, festive rides, and a bustling market.

Take a leisurely walk along the Aberdeen Beach Promenade, where the salty sea air mixes with the scent of roasting chestnuts from nearby stalls. Enjoy panoramic views of the North Sea and the iconic Beach Ballroom, an art deco masterpiece that comes alive with holiday festivities.

Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

Embark on a journey from Aberdeen to the regal Royal Deeside, a beloved retreat for the British Royal Family. Begin your day at Cambus O’May forest, a haven frequented by queens, princes, and Rabbie’s patrons. A revitalizing woodland walk sets the tone for the pristine environment. Traverse the national park, passing through the snowy stretch near Cockbridge and Tomintoul, including the iconic mountain pass, the Lecht. Ample time for photos awaits. Dive into Speyside, the whisky heartland, visiting the Speyside Cooperage to unravel the history of Scottish oak casks. After lunch in a Speyside town, explore Cardhu distillery, the pioneering home of Scotland’s first female distiller, Helen Cumming. Depart Cardhu with a newfound appreciation for whisky and return to Aberdeen in the early evening. The night is yours to continue the whisky tasting adventure. Book the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen.

Traditional Hogmanay Celebrations in Edinburgh

As December draws to a close, return to Edinburgh to partake in one of the world's most iconic New Year's Eve celebrations—Hogmanay. The city hosts a spectacular three-day festival, culminating in the famous Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party. Join thousands of revelers from around the globe as the city streets transform into a massive open-air celebration.

From the traditional torchlight procession through the city to the electrifying concerts and the midnight fireworks over Edinburgh Castle, Hogmanay is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Embrace the Scottish tradition of "first-footing," where the first person to enter a home after midnight brings symbolic gifts for good luck in the coming year.


Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable Hogmanay experience! Bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the upcoming year in style as we take you to seven different New Year parties. Your ticket ensures free entry and includes drinks throughout the night on this spectacular occasion. Enjoy the festivities with access to eight bars, seven shots, one bomb, a welcome glass of bubbly, and VIP entry. The highlight awaits at a special secret location for the countdown, where additional bubbly and surprises will elevate your celebration. Make the most of this extravagant night, creating cherished memories as you step into the New Year. Book the Hogmanay Tour.


A holiday tour through Scotland in December is a journey through a land where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable experience. From the festive streets of Edinburgh to the serene landscapes of Loch Ness, each region offers a unique perspective on the magic of the season. Embrace the warmth of Scottish hospitality, savor the flavors of traditional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry that makes Scotland a destination like no other. As the year comes to a close, let the misty landscapes and the spirit of the Scottish people leave an indelible mark on your heart, creating memories that will last a lifetime.