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Tour the highlights of Scotland

Explore Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands on one amazing-value tour!

FROM
$1,665PP
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DURATION
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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
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About this holiday

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ou'll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience in Edinburgh

Kick-start your seven-day adventure through Scotland in feisty Glasgow, with stays in Edinburgh and the Highlands, as your journey takes you past lochs, glens and heather-clad purple peaks. You'll walk in the footsteps of brave clansmen, admire cliff-top castles and trace the legacy of Rob Roy, Bonnie Prince Charlie and an elusive Loch Ness Monster on this epic quest to discover the heart and hearth of Scotland.

Inclusions

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Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 8 Meals - 6 Breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Variety of optional experiences and free time
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye to mainland Scotland

Sightseeing Inclusions:

  • Edinburgh - Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Glasgow - View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • St. Andrews - View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
  • Fort William - See the Commando Memorial and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous 'Glen of Weeping'
  • Loch Lomond - See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain

Accommodation

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Your accommodation includes:

  • Ibis Glasgow City Center (2 nights)
  • Craiglynne Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport (2 nights)

Travel dates

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

Twin share from $1,665 per person / Single traveller from $2,055 per person

  • 16 - 22 September 2023

Twin share from $1,886 per person / Single traveller from $2,366 per person

  • 1​2 - 18 August 2023

T​win share from $2,025 per person / Single traveller from $2,445 per person

  • 2​0 - 26 July 2024

Twin share from $2,295 per person / Single traveller from $2,815 per person

  • 1​0 - 16 August 2024

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for details of other departure dates in 2023/24.

Why not extend your stay and see more of Scotland? We can book your flights and accommodation and arrange your travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 Arrive Glasgow

Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your visit to gritty Glasgow will be anything but. After checking in, resist the urge to recover from your journey and hit its edgy streets on your own exploration of the sights. Keep a brolly at hand so Glasgow’s notoriously unpredictable mochie doesn’t put a damp end to your sightseeing. And even if it does, there’s a cozy pub on every corner to warm your heart with a little local whisky. You’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a glimpse into what lies ahead, then spend a free evening perhaps with a wee dram or two at a favorite local.

  • Stay: Ibis Glasgow City Center (2 Nights)

Day 2 Glasgow

Kick-start your day with a lesson in Glasgow’s industrial past and modern revival that have given the city its characteristic gallus strut. Your orientation tour of the city will include views of Glasgow Cathedral and George Square where many of Scotland’s famous sons are immortalized in stone. Enjoy views of the People's Palace, the Winter Gardens and the River Clyde, which for over 200 years was the center of shipbuilding.

  • Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences at additional cost

  • Glasgow City Evening

Day 3 Glasgow – Glencoe – Scottish Highlands

Channel your inner Highlander next, embarking on a journey north to the banks of Loch Lomond, where a cruise past Rob Roy's cave could be on the cards should you choose to join this Optional Experience. In Fort William, see the Commando Memorial and the peaks of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Continue through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Take a moment to remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692 fighting relentlessly for their beliefs. Head to the heart of the Highlands and your home for the next two nights, where dinner is served at your hotel.

  • Stay: Craiglynne Hotel (2 Nights)
  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences at additional cost

  • Loch Lomond Boat Trip

Day 4 Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye

Your first stop today is the tragic battlefield of Culloden where you'll pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising. Continue your journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness keeping a keen eye out for Nessie. Admire the rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle at the heart of three great sea lochs and learn about its role in the 17th and 18th-century Jacobite risings which led to its destruction. Cross 'over the Sea to Skye' and embark on a scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula against the backdrop of purple tufts of heather and dramatic peaks. Later, return to the mainland by ferry after a day of irresistible views. Tonight, dinner is at your Highland hotel.

  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Robert Burns once wrote of his beloved hills of the Highlands. Your scenic drive through its mystical landscapes will leave you similarly inspired as you venture to picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel. There’s time to explore this salmon fishing center on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, beckon and you’ll have an opportunity to snap a selfie against the backdrop of the famous 18th green. Continue to Edinburgh – the Scottish capital with a mystical air combining ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Time your visit to coincide with the rousing Edinburgh Tattoo with tickets included on certain departures.

  • Stay: Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport (2 Nights)
  • Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences at additional cost

  • Pitlochry, Visit of Blair Castle

Day 6 Edinburgh

The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia or an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle.

  • Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences at additional cost

  • Dinner and Drive to Historic Torphichen
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Scottish Show with Dinner
  • Edinburgh Castle Experience

Day 7 Depart Edinburgh

Tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast with tattie scones and all the trimmings. You’ll want one final reminder of your epic encounter with Scotland before preparing to return home. Say a fond bye for noo to new friends, closing the curtain on a memorable journey through Scotland.

  • Included Meals - Breakfast

All Optional experiences for this trip are bookable with the Travel Director when you travel.

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Questions

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Will I need a passport/visa?
Passports are needed when travelling outside of your home country. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your guided holiday. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Please note that obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. It is strongly advised that you consult your Travel Agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require and how to obtain them.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Properties used in the tour are subject to change without notice.