Improved Itinerary  

Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size of 40. Tour Style - Comfortable.
Starting: Edinburgh
Ending: Glasgow
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Scotland

    This morning, arrive in to Scotland, the land of legends and romance, famed for the cultural cities of the south and dramatic mountains and misty lochs of the Highlands, this country never fails to deliver jaw-dropping monuments vistas. If you arrive at Edinburgh Airport, today you’ll benefit from complimentary shared transfers to your Edinburgh hotel (available at 09:00, 11:00 and 13:00). After checking-in at your centrally located hotel, the rest of your first day is yours to relax or begin exploring Edinburgh before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at 17:30 for a Welcome Dinner. *On selected departures in August, you will also attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    Overnight: Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh

    Meals: Dinner with wine included.

  2. Day 2 Edinburgh, Scotland’s Cultural Capital and Edinburgh Castle

    This morning we are joined by a Local Expert to assist us as we explore the many highlights of this beautiful city. We’ll drive along Princes Street passing the ornate Scott Memorial, then tour the 18th century New Town with its elegant avenues and classical Adam façades. Over in the medieval Old Town we climb the Royal Mile to visit the majestic Edinburgh Castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland's crown jewels. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure, why not visit one of the city’s many galleries and museums or indulge in a spot of souvenir shopping.

    Overnight: Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 St Andrews and Inverness, Capital of the Highlands

    Bidding farewell to Edinburgh, we cross the Firth of Forth into the rolling hills of Fife; here we make our way to St. Andrews, where golf was born on the Old Course in the 15th century, to enjoy some free-time to explore. Then we cross the Tay and drive to the charming Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, famous for its salmon leap before crossing the Grampian Mountains to the sparkling Spey Valley. Here we visit Blair Castle and Gardens, which has been home to the Atholl family for over seven centuries. Later we continue to Inverness, to check in to your quality hotel is set within four acres of manicured grounds, offering the very best in Highland hospitality.

    Overnight: Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine included.

  4. Day 4 Culloden Moor, Loch Ness and the Northern Highlands

    A short drive from Inverness we visit the eerie Culloden Moor where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army was finally crushed in 1746; we see the battlefield and discover its history in the excellent Visitor Centre and exhibition. We then pass along the shores of Loch Ness where you can keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the monster! Following the rugged coast-line we pass in to the scenic far northern Highlands to the fishing town of Wick where you can choose between visiting the Old Pulteney Distillery to learn about the production of the national drink and sample a wee dram yourself, or alternatively visit the Wick Heritage Museum for the history of thriving fishing community. We continue to Thurso for our overnight stay.

    Overnight: The Pentland Hotel, Thurso

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  5. Day 5 The Magical Island of Orkney

    This morning, we head to the most northerly town on the British mainland, John O’Groats before boarding the ferry to the beautiful Orkney Islands. The rest of our day today is dedicated to exploring the untamed scenery and array of historic and pre-historic sites of this remote island where the hardy locals live "below the wind and above the water". Our day of sightseeing includes visits to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, the mysterious standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, Kirkwall, the isle’s main town, and the small chapel built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII. By evening we return to the mainland and your Thurso Hotel this evening.

    Overnight: The Pentland Hotel, Thurso

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine included.

  6. Day 6 The Northern Highlands and the Isle of Skye

    Returning south along the northern coast with its white sandy beaches, and inland through the stunning and pristine landscapes of the northern Highlands we'll see misty valleys and glens, lochs and rushing waters. Your drive will take you along stretches of the renowned Scottish NC 500 route. Then it’s "Over the Sea to Skye", the largest and most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. On route you’ll hear romantic tales of how young Flora MacDonald helped rescue Bonnie Prince Charlie with their escape to this remote island.

    Overnight: The Dunollie Hotel, Broadford

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine included.

  7. Day 7 The West Coast and Glencoe

    This morning we explore this wild and beautiful island before crossing Skye Bridge to the Kyle of Lochalsh. There’s the chance for a photo at remote Eilean Donan Castle, which under a clear sky offers a perfect reflection in its loch. Further south we arrive at the WWII Commando Memorial with stunning views of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. We’ll pass through the port town of Fort William before continuing to the Valley of Glencoe, its dramatic peaks still echoing with the ghastly cries of massacred clansmen. Tonight enjoy a grand finale dinner at your hotel.

    Overnight: Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe/Royal Oban

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine included.

  8. Day 8 Loch Lomond and Glasgow

    Continuing south, we pass through the beautiful scenery of the Scottish Highlands and along the "Bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond where you'll have the opportunity to join a cruise on the chilly waters. Later we continue to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city; an orientation drive shows you the city’s grand public buildings, including the statues and city hall of George Square and St Mungo’s cathedral. Then the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore this thriving centre for Scottish culture, perhaps enjoy the best shopping in Scotland or visit the magnificent Kelvingrove Museum in the fashionable West End.

    Overnight: Holiday Inn Glasgow - City Centre Theatreland

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  9. Day 9 Glasgow Farewell!

    Your tour comes to an end after checking out of your Glasgow hotel. You may choose to return to the airport for your home-ward flight (fixed-time, shared transfers available), continue to explore the city independently or make your onward travel within Scotland or south in to England.

    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

  • Spend a full day touring the remote Isle of Orkney.
  • Drive along stretches of the NC500 scenic coastal route around Northern Scotland.
  • Sample Scotch Whisky at a distillery in the Northern Highlands.
  • Spend a night on the peaceful Isle of Skye.
  • For selected departures in August, witness the breath-taking spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival.

What’s Included

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury motor-coach.
  • The services of your professional Tour Director.
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily.
  • Ferry crossings to Orkney as required.
  • 1 x Afternoon Tea.
  • 6 x evening meals including 5 x dinners with wine.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Blair Castle and Gardens
    • Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre
    • Old Pulteney Distillery or Wick Heritage Museum
    • Ring of Brodgar and Sites of Orkney
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

Tour features

  • Maximum group-size of 40 passengers on board.
  • Small group departures available (max 24 guests).
  • Executive coach with extra leg-room and on-board Wi-Fi (subject to local connection) and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets for all guided visits allowing you to wander without missing any commentary.
  • All service charges, taxes and porterage are included.

Optional Extras

  • Rail travel to Edinburgh from London or other UK destinations before your tour.
  • Additional nights in Glasgow or London after your tour has concluded.
  • Onward rail travel back to Edinburgh or London from Glasgow if required.
  • Your tour already includes a comprehensive sightseeing program however some additional excursions are available to enhance your trip further - these are fully optional and bookable during your tour.


  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates

August 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28, 2021 departures include Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival tickets.


Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
September 25, 2021
October 3, 2021

Fully booked

September 27, 2021
October 5, 2021
Guaranteed departure
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October 2, 2021
October 10, 2021

Fully booked

* 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 2021/22

Single Supplement: From £550.


All discounted tours need to be fully paid by May 24, 2021.


This tour starts at 5:30 pm with a Welcome Dinner on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast on the final day of travel. If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central Edinburgh, Glasgow or London, please let us know.

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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