Travel across Scotland and see the best of its amazing diversity. From its soaring snow-capped mountains to the sparkling lochs, treat yourself to a holiday in Scotland and be fascinated by castles, diverse cultures and an intricate past. History, modernity, culture and delectable cuisine abound in Edinburgh, the city affectionately nicknamed “Auld Reekie”. Dominating the Scottish capital’s southern skyline is the majestic Edinburgh Castle, while below are the Princes Street Gardens, offering a quiet refuge from the bustling city. Edinburgh is undeniably one of Europe’s most beautiful and surrounds the visitor with charming architecture, landscapes and a heart-warming sense of fascination.
From the vibrant city of Inverness to remote crafting communities and sparsely populated islands, the Scottish Highlands make for a wonderful holiday destination. There is so much to do in the Scottish Highlands. You can explore castles and visit museums, take a boat trip or train ride. There are beautiful gardens and parks worth visiting as well as a whisky trail. The famous Loch Ness Lake is situated in the highlands and you'll find ancient monuments which can be visited. Descend Glen Shiel, one of the most breathtaking experiences in the Highlands. The Isle of Skye, commonly known as Skye, is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and is renowned for its natural beauty, history and wildlife.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is the perfect city for a holiday as it has great shops, restaurants and nightlife, as well as several museums.
See the best of Scotland on this comprehensive tour!
Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh:
Upon arrival at the Edinburgh airport, you will be picked up and transferred in an air-conditioned luxury coach to your hotel in Edinburgh, either the Hotel Marrott or the Hotel Novotel.
After check-in, there is time for some tea and shortbread, before a Welcome Drink with your Tour Director and other travelling companions.
Overnight at your hotel in Edinburgh.
Day 2: Edinburgh Sightseeing:
Set out after breakfast, accompanied by a qualified local guide, for a morning sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. Visit the Edinburgh Castle (the National War Museum of Scotland inside the Castle is one of the best military museums in all of Europe), Holyrood House and Arthur’s seat. You will also visit the Royal Mile and the ‘New Town’. The Royal Mile comprises 4 different streets that lead from the Castle to the Palace. The area is filled with museums, churches, shops, cafes, pubs and tearooms. View the Scottish Parliament and drive along Princes Street.
During the Edinburgh Festival, you will visit the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.
In the afternoon you can continue to explore Edinburgh at your leisure or take an optional trip to the Rosslyn Chapel as featured in the Da Vinci code (extra charge payable locally).
Evening is at leisure and you can enjoy a Scottish night out (extra charge payable locally).
Overnight at your hotel in Edinburgh.
Day 3: Edinburgh – Inverness:
After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for Inverness in an air-conditioned luxury coach, accompanied your tour director. Drive over the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews, home of the famous golf course. There will be a photo stop at the 18th hole and time to see the ecclesiastical ruins in town before continuing via Dundee and Perth to charming Pitlochry.
See Blair Castle and visit a famous whisky distillery en route to Culloden Moor, scene of the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Finally, you arrive in Inverness. Overnight at your hotel in Inverness.
Day 4: Highlands and Isle of Skye Excursion:
Set out after breakfast with your Tour Director and learn the secret of a Hidden Treasure! Drive along the banks of Loch Ness and stop at Urquhart Castle to see if you can spot ‘Nessie’. Continue along the shores of Loch Cluanie through Glen Shiel.
Visit Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the Kyle of Lochalsh to Portree or the Isle of Skye. Admire the beauty of the Cuillin Mountains before returning to the mainland to travel via Loch Carron and Achnasheen back to Inverness.
Dinner and overnight your hotel in Inverness.
Day 5: Inverness – Glasgow:
Set out after breakfast and drive past Fort William viewing Britain's highest peak, Ben Nevis, en route to Glencoe. See the Clan Memorial before a drive along the banks of Loch Lomond to Glasgow.
Arrive in Glasgow and check into your hotel, the Radisson SAS. Overnight at your hotel in Glasgow.
Day 6: Glasgow Orientation and Lowlands Excursion:
After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Glasgow visiting St. Mungo’s Cathedral and viewing Clydeside, the City Chambers and George Square.
Drive out to Alloway to see where the famous Scottish poet Robbie Burns was born. Afterwards, you will Culzean Castle and country park before heading back to Glasgow.
Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner together with your Tour Director.
Day 7: Depart Glasgow:
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and taken in an air-conditioned luxury coach to the Glasgow airport for your return flight home.
28 Apr - 07 Aug: Sunday
08 Aug- 24 Aug: Sunday & Thursday
25 Aug - 13 Oct: Sunday
7 Days/6 Nights
Start time: Depends upon your time of arrival
Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
This tour starts in Edinburgh and ends in Glasgow.
Tour starts with you pick up form Edinburgh Airport. (Please advise your flight timings at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour ends at Glasgow Airport.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
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