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  New tour for 2020  

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
Towns and Cities: Edinburgh, Inverness, St Andrews, Stirling
Key attractions: Edinburgh Castle
  1. Day 1 Arrive Dunblane and Afternoon Tea

    Arrive in to Scotland and make your way to the quaint Scottish town of Dunblane (complimentary group transfers available from Glasgow dependent on flight arrival time). After checking in to your beautifully restored Victorian-style hotel, you'll be treated to a traditional Scottish afternoon tea. You'll then have free-time to explore the 10 acres of private grounds or indulge in the hotel's leisure facilities which include an indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink before dinner.

    Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton, Dunblane

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Stirling and the Trossachs National Park

    Today we visit the historic town of Stirling; we'll make our way to the enchanting Stirling Castle which boasts a pivotal role in Scotland's Royal history having been held by "Braveheart" William Wallace in the 13th Century and later by Robert the Bruce. By afternoon we get a taste of Scotland's natural beauty on a scenic drive through the enchanting landscapes of the Trossachs National Park before returning to your hotel for some leisure time before dinner.

    Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton, Dunblane

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

    Today we enjoy another scenic drive in to Scotland's highlands. We'll cross the haunting Rannoch Moor and pass between the towering hills of Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful places. On the weather-beaten shores of Loch Ness we'll visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle before embarking on a short cruise on Loch Ness. Later we arrive in Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where you can rest and relax in your hotel before dinner.

    Overnight: Ness Walk, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Scottish Wool, Whisky and Cawdor Castle

    Today we head to the renowned Johnstons of Elgin to discover the 220-year-old story of their production of traditional Scottish woolen and cashmere products. A short onward drive brings us to a Speyside distillery where we'll tour the facilities to learn about the production of the Scottish "Water of Life" and of course sample a wee dram ourselves! Our final stop today is the Cawdor Castle, a fairtale castle of turrets and towers se in extensive gardens. We'll explore this 600 yr old mansion which is reputedly the setting of Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth.” Later we return to Inverness for dinner.

    Overnight: Ness Walk, Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 The Cairngorms and Glamis Castle

    Today we pass South through the heart of the Cairngorms National Park where we'll pause in one of the Highland villages. We'll then head for Glamis Castle; this magnificent house also has connections to Macbeth but is best known as the much-loved childhood home of the late Queen Mother - we'll explore this majestic building filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. By evening we cross the Tay bridge to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf” where you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Fairmont St Andrews Hotel, St Andrews

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 Discover St Andrews

    This morning the choice is yours - make use of freetime at the hotel leisure facilities, head out for a round of golf or enjoy a walking tour with your tour director. Your stroll around this medieval town will take in the highlights including the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, the British Golf Museum and the ruins of St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral which dates back to the 8th century. By afternoon we drive across the Queensferry Crossing into Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital city. Enjoy a free evening to dine at your leisure.

    Overnight: The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  7. Day 7 Edinburgh sightseeing

    Today we expllore the Scottish Capital, Edinbrgh. We'll compare and contrast the wide avenues and elegant town-houses of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” with the cobbled lanes and stacked medieval houses of the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Then we'll make our way to the imposing Edinburgh Castle for splendid views of the city of Edinburgh. Your afternoon is free for independent exploring before we come together for a farewell dinner this evening. On August 7 & 14 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

    Overnight: The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  8. Day 8 Tour Ends and Return Home

    Your tour ends after breakfast in your hotel this morning. Complimentary group transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Alternatively, continue to explore Edinburgh at your leisure or board a train for onward travel to other parts of the UK.

    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 afternoon tea upon arrival in Scotland.
  • Visit a Whisky distillery to learn about the Whisky making process and sample a wee dram.
  • Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening in Edinburgh and tickets for the Military Tattoo on selected August 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.
  • 5 x evening dinners and afternoon tea.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour.
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Stirling Castle
    • Loch Ness Cruise
    • Cawdor Castle
    • Whisky Distillery Tour.
    • Glamis Castle
    • St Andrews Castle and Cathedral ruins.
    • 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!
  • A leisurely paced tour with muiltiple two-night stays.
  • High-end accommodation in either boutique style hotels or spa hotels with leisure facilities.

Optional extras

  • Pre/post tour hotel accommodation in Glasgow/Edinburgh.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from your departure/return cities.
  • Rail travel to Dunblane or onward from Edinburgh before or after your tour.

Departure Dates 2020

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
May 8, 2020
May 15, 2020
Small group
from
£
1945
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June 5, 2020
June 12, 2020
-
from
£
2085

Fully booked

July 10, 2020
July 17, 2020
Small group
from
£
2160
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July 17, 2020
July 24, 2020
Small group
from
£
2160
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August 7, 2020
August 14, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2515
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August 14, 2020
August 21, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2515
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September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020
-
from
£
1945

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 2020

Single Supplement: from £930.

 

This tour starts early morning on the first day of travel and returns around 6pm 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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