About This Trip

Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Culloden and Edinburgh

Come to know Scotland... From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles drenched in history, Scotland’s treasures are diverse and compelling. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Learn the secrets of making Scotch whisky during a tour and tasting at a typical distillery. Marvel at the magnificent landscape of the Highlands and Islands.

Dates & Prices

  • Jun 22 2018 to Jun 30 2018
  • Land Only From: $2315 per person Services begin in Glasgow and end in Edinburgh
  • Single Room Supplement: $470
  • Travel Protection Plan (Optional) $234 per person For complete Travel Protection Plan details, please contact our office.

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 8 nights hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast [B] and 6 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Glasgow, St. Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Sheepdog trials at Leault Farm
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting & tour
  • Visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, St. Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase
  • Tour Director for Days 1 – 8
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, June 22 Glasgow

Tour begins at 2:30 pm, Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.

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Day 2: Saturday, June 23 Glasgow – Loch Lomond – Ballachulish

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views of the Highlands. Browse around the town of Inveraray before taking a guide tour of Inveraray Castle which you may recognize from the Downton Abbey series. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the coast.

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Day 3: Sunday, June 24 Ballachulish – Nairn

Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Board a ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Return to the mainland, stopping for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.

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Day 4: Monday, June 25 Nairn – Culloden Battlefield – Pitlochry

A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the Visitor Centre which explains how events led to the conflict ending the clan system in Scotland. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

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Day 5: Tuesday, June 26 Excursion in area

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a whisky making tour and a sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum and other facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry.

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Day 6: Wednesday, June 27 Pitlochry – Edinburgh

Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This is a majestic building filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing.

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Day 7: Thursday, June 28 Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On July 29 to August 19 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.

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Day 8: Friday, June 29 Edinburgh

Spend the day on an independent hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh; there are a number of different routes that you may choose to explore distinct areas of the city. Also enjoy a walking tour around parts of the city’s historic areas – you will have a selection of different tours and routes. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 9: Saturday, June 30 Edinburgh – Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to airport for return flight.

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