Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: 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 2:00pm meet your tour director at your city hotel and set out on an introductory tour of Glasgow; see the sights of the city from the elegant architecture of George Square to the imposing Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for its shipbuilding industry. In the West End we'll see the varied art collections in the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum set within the leafy Kelvingrove Park area. By evening join your tour director and fellow travellers at a welcome drink before dining independently.

    Overnight: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow

  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 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". Later, we continue across the desolate Rannoch Moor and through the breath-taking scenery of Glencoe. By evening we enjoy dinner at our loch-side hotel.

    Overnight: Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  3. Day 3 Glenfinnan, the Isle of Skye 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 to visit Armadale Castle. Crossing a scenic part of the south of the island we return to the mainland by bridge and enjoy a scenic highland drive that takes us along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, where you can keep an eye out for the legendary "Nessie" monster! Later we arrive at our highland hotel where dinner awaits.

    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 and learn about the battle in the excellent visitor centre. Making our way south we pass through the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains to a Highland farm where we see the resident farmer and his skilful dogs herd their flocks of sheep. Passing through the Grampians we arrive in our gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

    Overnight: Atholl 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; we’ll hear tales about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria's famous stay. Later we visit Blair Atholl Distillery to discover the art of whisky making; we'll tour the facilities and, of course, sample a wee dram or two ourselves. Your afternoon is at leisure to spend in the hotel grounds or the Victorian Highland town of Pitlochry.

    Overnight: Atholl 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 a fairy-tale castle of towers and turrets; Glamis is the legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. We then cross Tay Bridge in to the rolling Fife countryside to St Andrews, the "Home of Golf". We'll enjoy free-time to explore this old university city and its dramatic castle and cathedral ruins. After making our way south to our hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, we enjoy a Scottish Evening of food and traditional song, dance and story-telling. *On departures between July 31 to August 21, 2022, enjoy an evening free to explore and dine independently.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (at Scottish evening) included.

  7. Day 7 Edinburgh Castle and City Tour

    This morning we explore Edinburgh on a panoramic tour taking in the elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town and the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses of the old town. We end our tour at the city's crowning glory at Edinburgh Castle where you can explore the historic buildings and see the Scottish Crown Jewels. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of city independently. *On departures between July 31 to August 21, 2022, enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near 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 (group transfers to Edinburgh Airport available at set times). Alternatively, 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.
  • Experience the eerie 17th century battlefield at Culloden Moor.
  • Visit a whisky distillery and sample a dram.
  • Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening of food and entertainment.
  • Experience the Military Tattoo on selected 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.
  • 5 x evening dinners.
  • 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)
  • 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.


  • 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

We are very sorry, there are no available dates for this tour at this time.

Please contact us to discuss similar tours which may still be available or for dates into the 2021 or 2022 travel season.

Pricing 2022

Single Supplement from £525.

This tour starts at 2.00pm 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 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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