See some of the highlights of Scotland on this tour. Enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh and see some of the main attractions such as the Old Town quarter and the Scott Monument. Visit the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, where you can explore the Royal apartments including a tiny room in which Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to the boy who was to become King of Scotland and England. While in Edinburgh, don’t miss the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels.
This tour also takes you to the spectacularly beautiful Scottish Highlands, drive through the vast wilderness through valleys and glens rich in history. Visit Loch Ness where you will enjoy a cruise on the lake, and speculate if the monster really exists.
Your tour starts at Kings Cross Rail Station at 0630h (6.30am). A representative will meet you outside the main ticket office and you will be given an information pack with all you will need for your tour including a round trip train ticket (with reserved seats), an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, a hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, details of your overnight accommodation and itinerary.
You will arrive at Edinburgh at approximately 1130h (11.30am) and close to the railway station. You can leave your bags in hotel, board an open top bus for a city tour. The hop-on hop-off ticket allows you the freedom to leave and re-join the bus as often as you like. Frequent departures throughout the day mean you can plan your day the way you choose.
The hop-on, hop-off bus tour includes, the Old Town, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, the Scott Monument, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament Building.
Your tour includes an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle to see the Royal apartments. The dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels are also on display in this Castle, which lies on top of an extinct volcano and affords spectacular views across the City and beyond.
Your evening will be spent at leisure. You will be accommodated in a 3* hotel in the centre of Edinburgh which will be close to the cities bars, restaurants and evening entertainment.
Next morning, after breakfast, you will leave Edinburgh for a day exploring the Scottish Highlands. Travel in a coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Our route takes us through ‘Rob Roy MacGregor’ country; Rannoch Moor, then through Glen Coe, the site of the 1692 battle of the MacDonalds and Campbells, and past Fort William.
Drive on, through the Great Glen, stopping by at the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, then along the shores of Loch Ness for some monster spotting! Enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness and explore the Urquhart Castle on its banks. Urquhart’s remains include a tower house that commands splendid views of the famous loch and Great Glen.
Proceed to Inverness to discover the capital of the highlands, and head south to Perthshire the tourist capital of the Highlands, famous for its scenery and hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. Return to your hotel in Edinburgh.
The next morning, after breakfast, you can spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh.
At the end of the tour you will be returned to London. You will reach Kings Cross Railway Station, where the tour ends, at around 2230h (10.30pm).
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
3 Days / 2 Nights
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
The tour departs from Kings Cross Station (main ticket office).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to Kings Cross Station.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
You can use the hop on hop off ticket either on the first or third day
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