7 Day Scotland Tour to Glasgow, Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh

Kick-start your seven day adventure through Scotland in feisty Glasgow, with stays in Edinburgh and the Highlands, as your journey takes you past lochs, glens and heather-clad purple peaks. You’ll walk in the footsteps of brave clansmen, admire cliff-top castles and trace the legacy of Rob Roy, Bonnie Prince Charlie and an elusive Loch Ness Monster.

2024 Departures in April, May, June & October for under $2,000 CAD per person!

 

ABOUT THIS TRIP

Glasgow

View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour

Loch Lomond

See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain

Fort William

See the Commando Memorial and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous 'Glen of Weeping'

St. Andrews

View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course

Edinburgh

Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle

 


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON EVERY TRIP

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included

  • City orientation tours

  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries

  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye to mainland Scotland

  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - ARRIVE GLASGOW

Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your visit to Glasgow will be anything but. After checking in, resist the urge to recover from your journey and hit its edgy streets on your own exploration of the sights. Keep a brolly at hand so Glasgow’s notoriously unpredictable mochie doesn’t put a damp end to your sightseeing. And even if it does, there’s a cozy pub on every corner to warm your heart with a little local whisky. You’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a glimpse into what lies ahead, then spend a free evening perhaps with a wee dram or two at a favorite local.

Day 2 - GLASGOW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Kick-start your day with a lesson in Glasgow’s industrial past and modern revival that have given the city its characteristic gallus strut. Your orientation tour of the city will include views of Glasgow Cathedral and George Square where many of Scotland’s famous sons are immortalized in stone. Enjoy views of the People's Palace, the Winter Gardens and the River Clyde, which for over 200 years was the center of shipbuilding.

Included Meals - Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • GLASGOW CITY EVENING ($)
    Discover the vibrant character and joy of Glasgow as the city transforms at night, heading out on the town with your Travel Director for an evening of good food, drinks and unique experiences. Home to cosy bars, a famous live music scene and historic Victorian architecture; Glasgow offers a delightful mix of venues for travellers to explore.

  • THE KELPIES AND THE FALKIRK WHEEL ($)
    Discover two of modern Scotland's great achievements as a contrast to its scenery and historic sights. Watch the Falkirk Wheel in action, an engineering marvel and the world's first revolving boat lift in a tranquil setting linking Scotland's two canals.  Further down the Forth and Clyde canal are the Kelpies, towering metal horse sculptures, a tribute both to the Scottish legend of the water horse and the work horses of the canals by Scotland's foremost modern sculptor.

Day 3 - GLASGOW – GLENCOE – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Channel your inner Highlander next, embarking on a journey north to the banks of Loch Lomond, where a cruise past Rob Roy's cave could be on the cards should you choose to join this Optional Experience. Continue through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Take a moment to remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692 fighting relentlessly for their beliefs. In Fort William, see the Commando Memorial and the peaks of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Head to the heart of the Highlands and your home for the next two nights, where dinner is served at your hotel.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • LOCH LOMOND BOAT TRIP ($)
    Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond' as we set sail on one of Scotland's most impressive destinations. As we cruise along the loch, the skipper will share mystical stories of the area and point to landmarks, such as Rob Roy's Cave, as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

  • HIGHLAND FARM EXPERIENCE ($)
    Travel to a real Highland Sheep Farm to meet Neil the Shepherd and discover the charms of local life in the Scottish Highlands. Meet his beautiful border collies and learn how he uses different whistles to command each dog, before having the opportunity to feed the lambs yourself. This hands-on tour is one for the bucket list.

Day 4 - CULLODEN – LOCH NESS – ISLE OF SKYE

Your first stop today is the tragic battlefield of Culloden where you'll pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising. Continue your journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness keeping a keen eye out for Nessie. Admire the rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle at the heart of three great sea lochs and learn about its role in the 17th and 18th-century Jacobite risings which led to its destruction. Cross 'over the Sea to Skye' and embark on a scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula against the backdrop of purple tufts of heather and dramatic peaks. Later, return to the mainland by ferry after a day of irresistible views. Tonight, dinner is at your Highland hotel.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – PITLOCHRY – ST. ANDREWS – EDINBURGH (AIRTH)

Robert Burns once wrote of his beloved hills of the Highlands. Your scenic drive through its mystical landscapes will leave you similarly inspired as you venture to picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel. There’s time to explore this salmon fishing center on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, beckon and you’ll have an opportunity to snap a selfie against the backdrop of the famous 18th green. Continue to Edinburgh – the Scottish capital with a mystical air combining ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Time your visit to coincide with the rousing Edinburgh Tattoo with tickets included on certain departures.

Included Meals - Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • PITLOCHRY, VISIT OF BLAIR CASTLE ($)
    Step inside the enchanting gardens and grand halls of Blair Castle, taking in 750 years of Scottish history spanning significant events such as the Civil War and hosting notable figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Home to the Dukes of Atholl for centuries, the historic castle is rich in cultural stories and artefacts for you to discover on your tour.

  • CEILIDH EVENING AND DINNER AT GHILLIE DHU ($)
    Experience the best of Scottish tradition at Ghillie Dhu, where we'll be welcomed by a Scottish piper and enjoy a welcome drink before settling in for a delicious three-course meal and live Ceilidh music. And you can't miss the iconic Piping in the Haggis ceremony, a true highlight of the Scottish experience. 

Day 6 - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience of an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle.

Included Meals - Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • EDINBURGH CASTLE EXPERIENCE ($)
    Dominating the skyline of the city, Edinburgh Castle has stood strong on Castle Rock since the 12th century. Led by our Local Specialist, we'll pay a visit to the castle that is famous for being the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked fortresses in the world. We’ll also see the crown jewels, known as the Honours of Scotland, and the National War Museum of Scotland.

  • DINNER AND DRIVE TO HISTORIC TORPHICHEN ($)
    Kick back and relax as we enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, historically associated with Scottish Kings and Knights Templar. At the Torphichen Inn, your arrival will be toasted by our gracious host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and cultural entertainment. 

  • ROSSLYN CHAPEL ($)
    We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where we’ll hear the inside story of the famous Rosslyn Chapel from a Local Specialist. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Day 7 - DEPART EDINBURGH

Tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast with tattie scones and all the trimmings. You’ll want one final reminder of your epic encounter with Scotland before preparing to return home. Say a fond bye for noo to new friends, closing the curtain on a memorable journey through Scotland. 

Included Meals - Breakfast

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