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SALE: Explore the best of Scotland

2023 dates frozen at 2022 prices! Offer ends 3 Aug '22

Eager for a different kind of adventure? Get off the beaten track and discover the true beauty of Scotland with a small group of like-minded explorers.

FROM
$4,959PP
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DURATION
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9 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your 9 day journey at a glance

Enjoy the company of a small group as you avoid the motorways and travel the back roads.

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey take you from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

With no more than 18 people, you can expect a more personalised touring experience – and with like-minded travellers at your side, you’ll find that a journey shared is a journey best enjoyed.

Have we sparked your imagination? Call our team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place today!

Inclusions

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  • 9 nights in boutique style accommodation
  • 14 meals (9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
Tour Highlights
  • Spend days touring the breathtaking Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull
  • Uncover the intricacies behind Scottish whisky culture with a tasting experience
  • Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Culloden Battlefield
  • Savour a day exploring the magnificent Cairngorms National Park

Accommodation

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On your tour you will spend 9 nights in boutique style accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

From $4,959 pp twin share

  • Tue 4 Oct - Thu 13 Oct 2022
  • Tue 3 Oct - Thu 12 Oct 2023
  • Thu 12 Oct - Sat 21 Oct 2023

From $5,059 pp twin share

  • Thu 29 Sep - Sat 8 Oct 2022
  • Thu 28 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2023

From $5,509 pp twin share

  • Tue 20 Sep - Thu 29 Sep 2022
  • Thu 22 Sep - Sat 1 Oct 2022
  • Tue 18 Apr - Thu 27 April 2023
  • Thu 21 Sep - Sat 30 Sep 2023

For more pricing, please call our friendly travel team on freecall 1300 414 198.

Why not extend your stay in the UK or head to Europe? Don't forget to ask our consultants about booking your flights and travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Edinburgh

Majestic landscapes, scenic roads and imagination-firing landscapes: Scotland delivers on every level. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal.

  • Stay: Eden Locke (or similar)
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - St Andrews

After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and take to the scenic route. Now, the journey begins! Travelling along the coast, we’ll stop in at tiny East Neuk fishing villages before reaching St Andrews: a small town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Next, we’ll visit the historic town of Dunkeld, enjoying a walk around to discover its medieval cathedral. Later today, we’ll check into our accommodation in the Cairngorms region.

  • Stay: The Lodge on the Loch (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Cairngorms National Park

Get ready to delve into a day of truly authentic Scottish experiences. First, we'll explore the stunning surrounds of Cairngorms National Park, heading to specially chosen viewpoints. Next, we’ll stop at the open-air Highland Folk Museum, used as the filming location for the TV series Outlander. Then, a lesson in Scotch whisky awaits. We’ll uncover the centuries-old legends and intricate processes behind turning malted barley into ‘liquid gold’ – sampling a dram or two while we’re at it. This evening, we’ll have some free time to spend as we wish.

  • Stay: The Lodge on the Loch (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Loch Ness

Our day will begin in dramatic fashion as we travel through the awe-inspiring scenery of Cairngorms National Park on the way to the atmospheric Culloden Battlefield. At the Visitor Centre, we’ll immerse ourselves in the fascinating history of the Highlands and gain a unique insight into the battle that took place on this vast moorland. Next, a chance to spot the illusive Nessie in mythical Loch Ness. Our final stop of the day will be Inverness, the welcoming capital of the Highlands. Tonight, we’ll come together to share stories of the day’s adventures over an included meal.

  • Stay: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Inverness

After this morning’s orientation tour, the city is your oyster. Visit Inverness Castle and Cathedral, explore the charming Victorian Market or simply hunt down a good pub to relax in. What you do today is completely up to you! For dinner tonight, why not take advantage of the array of local eateries filled with character and delicious Scottish fare.

  • Stay: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Plockton

This morning: a visit to the quaint village of Plockton, where painted cottages cluster around a picturesque bay. We’ll have the opportunity to stroll the harbour and observe the passing yachts – before enjoying lunch at our leisure. The day’s final destination will be the breathtaking region of Skye: our home for the next two nights. At our hotel, we’ll share the excitement for tomorrow’s adventures over an included dinner.

  • Stay: Duisdale House Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Isle of Skye

Sensational landscapes, rare wildlife and imagination-firing history – the Isle of Skye delivers on every level. This is North Highland scenery on a grand scale! We’ll spend the day taking in the island’s unique geology and jaw-dropping scenery – including the extraordinary Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Storr. After a full day of exploring, we’ll have the evening free to dine at our leisure or relax in our idyllic surrounds.

  • Stay: Duisdale House Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Isle of Mull

Today we’ll continue our journey through soul-stirring Scottish scenery before taking a short ferry ride over to the breathtaking Isle of Mull. Here, the evening will be yours to spend as you please.

  • Stay: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Isle of Iona

First today, we’ll visit the grand staterooms and empty dungeons of the imposing Duart Castle – the oldest inhabited castle on the island. Then: the best way to see the Hebrides is by island hopping – and this afternoon, we’ll do just that. From Mull’s little village of Fionnphort, we’ll set sail to Iona: where the Abbey and Nunnery await us. After a busy day, we’ll return to our hotel on Mull to enjoy a final dinner together.

  • Stay: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Edinburgh

Back to the mainland we go. It’s been a tour that’s delved deep into Scotland’s heritage, so it’s only right that we finish with a stop in historic Stirling. A drive through the Old Town will bring us to the magnificent hilltop castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive and significant monuments. Here, we’ll spend some time exploring the castle’s many rooms and soaking up the sweeping views from atop the castle walls.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change. Call 1300 414 198 to speak to our local travel team to secure your booking.

Questions

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How much luggage can I bring?

As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.

What clothes should I bring?

A suggested packing list will be provided in your pre-departure information. We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

Top 10 items to bring:

  • Chargers and adapters
  • A waterproof jacket or umbrella
  • Towel
  • Medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Layers
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport

What level of mobility do I need?:

You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooter or wheelchair users. If you have any medical issues, please declare them to us in advance of your tour. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.

Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • $200 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, full payment required 60 days prior to departure.
  • Deposit is non refundable but will be issued as a credit to use within 1 year of cancellation. Further cancellation fees within 60 days of travel.