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7 Day Scotland Tour

This truly is a tour encompassing a broad spectrum of Scotland. You will be shown a vast array of castles, historic landmarks and places of interest. You will experience an array of differing and often contrasting places of interest and you will be given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Scotland and the Scottish people. You will take home with you memories of iconic and famous places which will stay with you forever.




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Tour Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh.
  • Orientation of Glasgow and Stirling.
  • View the 18th green at St Andrews.
  • Visit Glencoe People's Palace, Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle.
  • See the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness,
  • Visit Pitlochry and the Isle of Skye,
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Edinburgh

Day 2

Edinburgh Sightseeing

Day 3

Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Pitlochry and the Scottish Highlands

Day 4

Isle Of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion

Day 5

Scottish Highlands, Glencoe and Glasgow

Day 6

Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion

Day 7

Depart Glasgow

Day 1

Explore and relax in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers and your travel director for a welcome reception which includes a light meal and drinks.

 

Day 2

The spectacular Edinburgh Castle, sits a top and rises above the city. You will see the Palace of Holyrood house, Royal Mile and skirt King Arthur’s Seat. And, the new Scottish Parliament building. Georgian architecture galore in the New Town.

If in August your ticket will include tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo.

In August do not miss the month of comedy at the famous Edinburgh Festival.

Includes Full Breakfast.

Optional Experiences

Rosslyn Chapel
We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. You’ll also visit one of Scotland’s most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now ‘The Da Vinci Code’.

Scottish Show With Dinner
Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There’s even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

Day 3

Today you will cross the Firth of Forth, look out for the old railway bridge, an iconic structure of Scottish engineering.

On to St. Andrews, famous for its golfing green, take a photo at the 18th hole. See the university where Prince William studied and met his future wife. Drive north and cross the Tay at Dundee.

Visit the delightful village of Pitlochry situated beside the Tummel River. Peruse the village at your leisure or as an optional tour visit Blair Castle, the home of the Duke of Atholl and his ancestors.

Tonight, dine and unwind at your hotel.

Includes Full Breakfast and Dinner.

Optional Experiences

Highland Farm Experience
Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the pups and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle
Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, you’ll visit the castle and find out more about the home of the Duke of Atholl – the only man in Britain to have a private army.

Day 4

Board a ferry from Mallaig this morning to the Isle of Skye. Admire the Scottish coastline as you approach Armadale and see the stunning outer islands of Scotland.

You will drive up the spectacular Sleat Peninsula where you will have a light lunch.

View Eilean Donan Castle via a road bridge, a castle built where 3 lochs greet each other.

Your journey continues through the glens and past lochs spread throughout the Scottish Highlands and visit the battlefield of Culloden. This battlefield represents the final fight of the Jacobites in 1745 and was significant in the religious wars that were to come in the British civil war.

Relax and unwind at your hotel for the night.

Includes Full Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5

Ben Nevis greets you this morning, the highest mountain in Britain and towering above the town of Fort William. Visit the Commando Memorial near the town before continuing south through Glencoe. See ‘Glen of the Weeping’ the site where the Macdonald clan were massacred by the Campbells in 1692. Following the lyrics of the famous Scottish song, drive beside the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the vibrant city of Glasgow.

Includes Full Breakfast.

Optional Experiences

Glasgow City Evening
You’ll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

Loch Lomond Boat Trip
Discover the wild beauty of the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy’s cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

Day 6

Begin your day tour seeing the city enjoying splendid views of the Winter Gardens first opened in 1898, the People’s Palace. The architecturally renowned George Square and the former heart of the shipbuilding revolution on the River Clyde.

Later, have some free time to wander the city, exploring the shops and perhaps visit the Botanical Gardens in the West End.

In the afternoon, visit Stirling Castle, a place of great importance to the Scottish people and once symbolised great power. Be sure to see the ‘Stirling Heads’, the great halls and the bedrooms and chapels in this magnificent castle. Look out for the Wallace Monument from the walls of the castle, in memorial to Sir William Wallace and overlooks the battlefield.

Next on to the whisky distillery at Glengoyne situated in Trossachs National Park. Enjoy sampling the ‘liquid of fire’.

For the night enjoy being a guest at a working farm in the hills for a farewell feast.

Includes Full Breakfast and Be My Guest Dining.

Day 7

After a farmhouse breakfast say good-bye to your travel companions and your travel director as your tour of the Scottish Highlands ends.

Transfers available subject to conditions.

Includes Full Breakfast.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes
  • Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland's most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky.
  • Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Dining Highlights

  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners (including Be My Guest)

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
  • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
  • Optional Experiences and free time.
  • All porter-age and restaurant gratuities.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival.
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
  • VIP entry to many sights.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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