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Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour feature: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs! Accommodation is in superior first class hotels. Leisurely pace, multiple two or three night stays.
Starting: Glasgow
Ending: Edinburgh
Tour Highlights
  1. Day 1 Glasgow Arrival, Doune Castle and the Trossachs

    Arrive in to Glasgow and travel to your city centre hotel. Meet your tour director at 2:00pm and set out for a short drive. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and we'll enjoy a panoramic tour of the city's main sites includng the Victorian archiecture of George Square and Glasgow Cathedral. IN the leafy West End we'll see Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow University which featured in the popular TV series “Outlander.” By eveving we enjoy a welcome drink with the group before dining independently.

    Overnight: Malmaison Hotel Glasgow, Glasgow

  2. Day 2 Stirling Castle and Doune Castle

    Today is dedicated to two contrasting castles; firstly we'll visit the impressive Stirling Castle, which rivals that of Edinburgh for its Royal history. We'll enjoy free-time in Stirling to wander the historic streets and take lunch. This afternoon, we visit the 14th-century ruin of Doune Castle whose ancient structure has been used in film and TV including Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Later we head to a whisky distillery for a sampling, then go back to Glasgow to dine at your hotel.

    Overnight: Malmaison Hotel Glasgow, Glasgow

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 Glencoe and Eilean Donan Castle

    Today we pass north across the desolate Rannoch Moor and deep in to the majestic Highlands; journey through Glen Coe and hear haunting tales of the infamous 1692 clan massacre. After a stop at Spean Bridge Woollen Mill we continue in to Scotland’s Northern Highlands to visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle; an icon of Scotland, Eilean Donan was constructed at the meeting point of three lochs and is closely linked to the Mackenzie and Macrae clans. Later we continue to our nearby Highland hotel.

    Overnight: Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 The Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle and Portree

    Leaving the Scottish main-land we cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge to explore this beautiful “Misty Isle” which is closely linked with Bonnie Prince Charlie who fled here after his defeat at Culloden Moor. We visit the enigmatic Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of MacLeod clan for nearly 800 years. We then enjoy views of the Trotternish Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock a spectacular sea cliff of huge, vertical basalt columns. Finally we’ll visit Flora Macdonald’s grave before continuing to the quaint town of Portree to see the pastel coloured fisherman’s cottages of this picturesque port.

    Overnight: Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 Clan Donald Centre and Highland Train Ride

    This morning we visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle on Skye where we discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the island. We then pass by ferry to Mallaig on the mainland where we board a Highland train; our rail ride takes us offers stunning views of Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Monument and over the magnificent 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. At Fort William we disembark the train and re-board the coach to drive along the Great Glen to Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

    Overnight: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 Loch Ness Cruise, Urquhart Castle and Culloden Moor

    Today we explore the highlands surrounding Inverness; we'll visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle perched on the weather-beaten shores of Loch Ness before embarking on a cruise of the Loch itself. Then on to the eerie Culloden Battlefield to learn about the battle when British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746, detailed in the intriguing Visitor Centre. Later we return to Inverness in time for dinner and a gentle walking tour.

    Overnight: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 Johnstons of Elgin and Brodie Castle

    This morning we visit the magnificent Johnstons of Egin to discover the history and craftmanship behind their traditional Scottish woolens. Then we visit Brodie Castle, a 16th century tower house with fairy-tale towers and turrets that is set in spacious grounds and housing fine collections of antique furnishings and artwork. Later we return to Inverness and enjoy some free time for independent dining.

    Overnight: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included

  8. Day 8 Sheepdog Trials and Culross Walk

    Our journey today takes us South to a traditional Highland working farm where we enjoy a unique experience seeing the farmer and his talented sheepdogs at work. We then continue to Culross, a traditional 16th century Scottish town; here we enjoy a walking tour of this charming settlement with highlights including the historic Town House and tower, Culross Palace and the picturesque hillside remains of Culross Abbey. Later we continue to Edinburgh and our Manor House hotel close to the city; tonight enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner, lively singing and story-telling.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (at Scottish evening) included

  9. Day 9 Edinburgh and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

    This morning we explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour taking us from the elegant avenues, town houses and mansions of the Georgian "New Town" to the winding alleys and the cobbled "Royal Mile" of the medieval old town. We then tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of The Queen, and walk through the opulently furnished chambers. The balance of the day is free to explore the city independently. On Jul 30th to Aug 20th departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  10. Day 10 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.

    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 traditional Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.
  • Keep an eye out for Nessie on a Loch Ness cruise.
  • Experience live sheep dog trials on a working farm.
  • Tour the Trotternish Peninsula, far North of the Isle of Skye.
  • Take a Highland train ride over the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
  • Sample Scotch Whisky and tour a working distillery.

What's included

  • 9 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 from the Isle of Skye
  • 6 x evening dinners
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include :
    • Doune Castle
    • Stirling Castle
    • Whisky Distrllery Tour and Tasting
    • Eilean Donan Castle
    • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
    • Highland train ride over Glenfinnan Viaduct
    • Loch Ness Cruise
    • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
    • Brodie Castle
    • Sheepdog trials at Highland Farm
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Jul 30 to Aug 20, departures
  • 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!
  • Leisurely pace, all two or three-night hotel stays.

Optional extras

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

Departure Dates 2019/20

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
April 2, 2020
April 11, 2020
-
from
£
1985
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April 16, 2020
April 25, 2020
Small group
from
£
2380
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April 30, 2020
May 9, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2055
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May 14, 2020
May 23, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2095
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May 28, 2020
June 6, 2020
-
from
£
2095
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June 4, 2020
June 13, 2020
Limited availability
from
£
2165
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June 11, 2020
June 20, 2020
Small group
from
£
2520
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June 25, 2020
July 4, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2235
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July 23, 2020
August 2, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2180
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July 30, 2020
August 9, 2020
Limited availability
from
£
2450
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August 6, 2020
August 15, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2520
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August 13, 2020
August 22, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2520
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August 20, 2020
August 29, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2880
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September 3, 2020
September 12, 2020
-
from
£
2165

Fully booked

September 10, 2020
September 19, 2020
-
from
£
2165

Fully booked

September 17, 2020
October 26, 2020
Small group
from
£
2520
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September 24, 2020
October 3, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
1985
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October 1, 2020
October 10, 2020
-
from
£
1880
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October 8, 2020
October 17, 2020
Small group
from
£
2235
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October 15, 2020
October 24, 2020
-
from
£
1805
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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 2019/20

Single Supplement: from £920.

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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