Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures, and elusive monsters, quiet fairways, and boisterous bagpipes, this tour of Scotland is a study in stark contrasts among the most beautiful of classrooms. Hitting the highpoints of the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond, ferry to the dramatic Isle of Skye, and visit the home of golf, St. Andrews. More lush landscapes await as you search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness, stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films, and swoon over the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle nestled on a tidal island and featured in numerous films. If green means go, you have the go-ahead to pack your tams, tartans, and knickers for vibrant and verdant Scotland.
ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
GLASGOW. EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND & STIRLING
Keys to Scottish Lochs LOCH LOMOND Enjoy a scenic cruise on the lake.
HIGHLANDS Join a guided tour of a whisky distillery.
STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares.
LOCAL TASTES They can take the low road, but we’ll take the high road to Loch Lomond for a stunningly scenic cruise. We’ll raise a wee dram of malt whisky at an historic distillery, distilling in slow Scottish style in the highlands for many years. Slàinte Mhath!
GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS
Spectacular in Scotland Take a scenic drive past Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.
ISLE OF SKYE Take a scenic drive across the Inner Hebridean island.
EILEAN DONAN Drive past a picturesque castle on the small tidal island.
LOCH NESS Stop at the lake.
INVERNESS Free time in the evening.
LEGENDS & LORE Survey the shores of famed Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of its mysterious Nessie. Hear of the folklore and firm believers in the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which is said to swim in the shimmering waters.
Noble Warriors & Natural Wonders CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Take a scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park.
TOMINTOUL Stop at the highest village in the Scottish Highlands.
PICTURE PERFECT From wild mountain peaks to the heathered moors to idyllic forests and farms, Cairngorms National Park is a Highlands paradise of breathtaking vistas, rivers, and wetlands that offer a haven to rare and endangered species that thrive here. Watch for eagles on the wing for a thrilling photo opportunity.
Tees & Drinks with Jam & Bread
PERTH Enjoy coffee with shortbread and take a guided visit at Scone Palace, the stately home of the Earls of Mansfield for over 400 years.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and practice on the golf range.
EDINBURGH Free time.
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS See the fairways and greens at the birthplace of golf, where legendary players of the Scottish game made history in the university town of St. Andrews.
Crown Jewels & Castle Views
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain”. Here you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
Breakfast and Dinner Included
Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
$2150 per person (double occupancy)
Deposit $500 per person
Full payment due April 15, 2023
Rates are not locked and will fluctuate until a deposit is made.
Flights are not included.
Extend your stay 4 more days and visit London. If interested, you can inquire when requesting a quote.
Scotland Entry Requirements
There are no Covid-19 travel conditions to visiting Scotland, regardless of what country you live in or your vaccination status.
WHEN IN SCOTLAND
Passport is required
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation, from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, Isle of Skye ferry.
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