Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group size: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!
Starting: Glasgow
Ending: Edinburgh
Tour Highlights
Key attractions: Edinburgh Castle
  1. Day 1 Highlights of Glasgow

    Arrive in the thriving city of Glasgow where your Scottish trip begins. At 2:30pm meet your tour director at your city centre hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow; see the sights of the city from the red sandstone Victorian buildings to green parks, see the imposing Glasgow Cathedral and travel along the banks of the River Clyde, once famous for its shipbuilding industry. Visit extensive and varied art collections in the elegant Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which dates back over a century and is set within the leafy Kelvingrove Park. By evening join your tour director and fellow travellers at a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.

    Overnight: Jurys Inn Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Loch Lomond and Inveraray Castle

    Departing Glasgow, we drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond where we embark on a short cruise on the loch to appreciate the remote tranquillity of the waters and admire surrounding panoramic highland views. Passing West we see the town of Inveraray before visiting Inveraray Castle, home of the Campbell family for centuries; you may recognise this elegant turreted, 17th century manor as it featured in season IV of Downton Abbey. We continue across the desolate Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe valley, renowned as the infamous site of the Clan Macdonald massacre at the hands of the Campbells in 1692. We continue to the Ballachulish coast for our overnight stay.

    Overnight: Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 The Isle of Skye, Clan Donald Centre and Loch Ness

    This morning we journey north via Fort William and take the scenic “Road to the Isles” stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument with views of the famous viaduct. At Mallaig we cross by ferry to the “Misty Isle”, the Isle of Skye; here we visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Crossing a scenic part of the South of the island we return to the mainland by bridge, stopping for photos at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle which featured in the Highander movie. A final scenic highland drive takes us along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, where you can keep an eye out for the legendary monster before arriving in the highland town of Nairn for our overnight stay.

    Overnight: Newton Hotel, Nairn

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Culloden Moor and Sheepdog Trials

    A short drive from our hotel we visit Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre dedicated to the infamous 18th century battle where the British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Wander the eerie moorland to see various monuments commemorating troops and discover the history to this bloody battle and how it changed the traditional Highland way of life amongst the clans forever. Making our way South we pass through the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains to Leault Farm where we see traditional farming methods first-hand as the farmer and his dogs herd their flocks of sheep in a demonstration of skill. Later we arrive in our gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

    Overnight: Athol Palace Hotel, near Pitlochry

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 Blair Castle and Scottish Whisky

    A short drive from our hotel brings us to Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to the 13th century, the site has been transformed through the ages, from medieval stronghold to Victorian baronial manor; hallmarks from each era can still be seen today across the 30 rooms on full display. We’ll hear tales about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria's famous stay. Later we visit Blair Athol Distillery to discover the art of whisky making, Scotland’s Water of Life. Tour the facilities and sample a “wee dram” at the end of the tour. Your afternoon is at leisure to spend in the hotel grounds or the Victorian Highland town of Pitlochry, just a short walk from your hotel.

    Overnight: Athol Palace Hotel, near Pitlochry

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 Glamis Castle, St Andrews and Scottish Evening

    Today we pass south to visit Glamis Castle; the legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and childhood home of the late Queen Mother this majestic building is filled with an array of priceless and unique artefacts and antique furnishings. We then cross Tay Bridge in to the rolling Fife countryside to St Andrews, the "Home of Golf." Here we see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to browse the town - you may shop in golf specialty stores or simply wander the medieval town with its ruined cathedral, castle and Scotland's oldest university. After making our way south to our hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, we enjoy a Scottish Evening of food and traditional song, dance and story-telling.

    Overnight: Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (at Scottish evening) included

  7. Day 7 Edinburgh Castle and City Tour

    This morning we explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour taking in the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town" and the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Along the way we'll see the key sites and areas of the city. We end our tour at the city's crowning glory at Edinburgh Castle where you can explore the historic buildings see the Stone of Destiny and gain splendid views of Edinburgh. The balance of the day is free for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of city independently. On departures from July 29 to August 19 we'll also enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which takes place on the Castle esplanade.

    Overnight: Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  8. Day 8 Tour ends in Edinburgh

    Today our programme ends after taking a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. You are then free to return to the airport for a return flight to your home nation, or to make your way in to central Edinburgh to explore further independently or to embark on your onward travel within Scotland or England. Please let us know if you require onward rail travel to London.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique experiences

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond.
  • Drive the road to the Isles and visit the remote Isle of Skye.
  • Experience the eerie 17th century battlefield at Culloden Moor.
  • Visit a whisky distillery and sample a dram.
  • Spend free-time in St Andrews, the home of golf.
  • Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening of food and entertainment.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
  • Experience the Military Tattoo on departures between July 29 to August 19 departures.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels, as detailed on itinerary.
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning.
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach.
  • The services of your professional tour director.
  • Ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
  • 6 x evening dinners including: 1 x Scottish evening in Edinburgh and 5 x table d'hote dinners at your hotels per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour.
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • Glasgow City Tour
    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
    • Inveraray Castle
    • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
    • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
    • Blair Castle
    • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
    • Glamis Castle
    • Edinburgh Tour
    • Edinburgh Castle Tickets for the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo (selected departures, please see pricing information)
  • Personal headsets for walking tours and group photo
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Tour feature

  • This tour includes a complete sightseeing programme - there are no unexpected costs for extra excursions during your tour!

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
  • Rail travel to Glasgow prior to your tour (from any other Britain destination).
  • Onward rail travel from Edinburgh after your tour.
  • Airport transfers.

Departure Dates 2017/18

We have 2018 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a quotation.

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start Date End Date Status Price
(per person)*
 
March 18, 2018
March 25, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,355
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March 25, 2018
April 1, 2018
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£
1,355
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April 1, 2018
April 8, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,430
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April 11, 2018
April 18, 2018
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£
1,430
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April 15, 2018
April 22, 2018
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£
1,430
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April 18, 2018
April 25, 2018
-
£
1,430
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April 20, 2018
April 27, 2018
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£
1,430
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April 22, 2018
April 29, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,430
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April 27, 2018
May 4, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,430
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April 29, 2018
May 6, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 2, 2018
May 9, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 4, 2018
May 11, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 6, 2018
May 13, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 11, 2018
May 18, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 13, 2018
May 20, 2018
-
£
1,580
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May 16, 2018
May 23, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 18, 2018
May 25, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 23, 2018
May 30, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,580
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May 25, 2018
June 1, 2018
-
£
1,610
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May 27, 2018
June 3, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,610
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May 30, 2018
June 6, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 1, 2018
June 8, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 3, 2018
June 10, 2018
-
£
1,645
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June 6, 2018
June 13, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 10, 2018
June 17, 2018
-
£
1,645
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June 13, 2018
June 20, 2018
-
£
1,645
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June 17, 2018
June 24, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 20, 2018
June 27, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 22, 2018
June 29, 2018
-
£
1,645
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June 24, 2018
July 1, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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June 29, 2018
July 6, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 1, 2018
July 8, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 4, 2018
July 11, 2018
-
£
1,645
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July 6, 2018
July 13, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 8, 2018
July 15, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 13, 2018
July 20, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 15, 2018
July 22, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 18, 2018
July 25, 2018
-
£
1,645
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July 20, 2018
July 27, 2018
-
£
1,645
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July 22, 2018
July 29, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,645
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July 29, 2018
August 5, 2018
-
£
1,935
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August 1, 2018
August 8, 2018
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
£
1,935
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August 5, 2018
August 12, 2018
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
£
1,935
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August 8, 2018
August 15, 2018
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£
1,935
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August 10, 2018
August 17, 2018
Tattoo tickets
£
1,935
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August 12, 2018
August 19, 2018
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
£
1,935
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August 15, 2018
August 22, 2018
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
£
1,935
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August 19, 2018
August 26, 2018
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
£
1,935
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August 22, 2018
August 29, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,755
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August 24, 2018
August 31, 2018
-
£
1,755
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August 29, 2018
September 5, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,755
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August 31, 2018
September 7, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 2, 2018
September 9, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,650
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September 5, 2018
September 12, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 7, 2018
September 14, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 9, 2018
September 16, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,650
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September 12, 2018
September 19, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,650
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September 14, 2018
September 21, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 16, 2018
September 23, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,650
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September 19, 2018
September 26, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 21, 2018
September 28, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 23, 2018
September 30, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,650
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September 26, 2018
October 3, 2018
-
£
1,650
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September 30, 2018
October 7, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,480
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October 3, 2018
October 10, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,480
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October 5, 2018
October 12, 2018
-
£
1,480
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October 7, 2018
October 14, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,480
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October 12, 2018
October 19, 2018
-
£
1,480
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October 14, 2018
October 21, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,480
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October 17, 2018
October 24, 2018
-
£
1,480
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October 19, 2018
October 26, 2018
-
£
1,480
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October 21, 2018
October 28, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,480
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.
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