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Discover Scotland

$2450

per person

This delightful journey ventures into the dramatic landscapes of Scottish lochs and islands, and explores soaring cathedrals and ancient castles. Starting from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, we visit its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands region. It is steeped in history and is the gateway to Loch Ness. Check out Glasgow’s historic architecture, Art Gallery and Museum, pubs and whisky distillers.

Enjoy haggis, whisky and shortbread with the friendly locals and their distinctive accents.

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9 Days, 8 Nights:Β Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow

β“˜ Semi-Guided Tour Includes hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, driver, admission fees, private airport and train station transfers

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⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐ Hotels + Edinburgh City Tour + Inverness City Daily Walking Tour + the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle + the Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour + Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Day Tour + Train Tickets + Private Airport and Train Station Transfer
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Edinburgh Skyline View with Calton Hill

River Ness flows by Inverness City

Isle of Skye, Scotland


Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich

People’s Palace, Glasgow

George Square, Glasglow


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DAY 1: ARRIVE EDINBURGH

Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Start your Scottish cultural experience in this historic city that has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Edinburgh 🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: EDINBURGH CITY TOUR

Today’s Edinburgh City Tour (group) explores Edinburgh New Town, Royal Botanical Gardens, Newhaven Harbour, the Royal Yacht Britannia, The Shore in Leith, Stockbridge, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and Edinburgh Castle.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: Original Harry Potter Locations Tour (2 hours @6pm)

Enjoy a Harry Potter-themed walking tour across Edinburgh.

Traverse the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your knowledge of Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz and earn points for your house. Find out which Hogwarts House you’re in, and whether you’re a pure-blood, a muggle, or a squib. Visit Tom Riddle’s grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass by JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside the City Chambers.

 

DAY 3: EDINBURGH

Free day.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tour (3 hours @12pm)

Start your tour with haggis, neeps and tatties. Sip a fantastic lowland single malt. Enjoy creamy cheese and experience a traditional afternoon tea with local Scottish cakes.

 

β“˜Β ADD-ON: Discover Malt Whisky Day Tour (9 hours @ 9:30 AM, Admissions included)

The tour introduces you to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky.

Take a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond for a tasty pub lunch (lunch at your own cost) and the chance to sample some local beers. After lunch we recommend a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before heading towards the second distillery of the day. Deanston Distillery is a converted cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith. It has many interesting features and produces some unique whisky flavors.

 

DAY 5: EDINBURGH – INVERNESS, INVERNESS WALKING TOUR

Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness (10:30 AM – 14:15 PM).

Inverness is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, the stunning region of Scotland that offers breathtaking landscapes and ancient sites.Β  It is just 20 minutes to famous Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster Nessie and many historic castles.

The Inverness City Daily Walking Tour visits several attractions (1.5 hour @5:30pm).

Discover Inverness through the eyes of a local. See how Inverness developed, its history, folklore, and highland culture.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Inverness🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: ISLE OF SKYE AND EILEAN DONAN CASTLE TOUR

Today we discover the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle (12 hours @8am).

Visit the Isle of Skye, including its capital Portree, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. See Loch Ness from Invermoriston, Loch Carron, and Eilean Donan Castle.

Follow the shores of Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you will stop for a short break. Grab a coffee, take scenic photos, and try to spot Nessie!

Continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, set on its own island at the head of Loch Duich.

If you like, you can enter the castle and learn about its history (entrance fee not included). Or just admire the picturesque castle and its scenic surroundings.

Next we journey to the Isle of Skye. Portree is a small colorful town fringed by cliffs and rolling hills.

Enjoy lunch and the views of the pretty harbor.

Head to the Old Man of Storr which is an iconic rock formation.Β Take a walk at Lealt Falls to admire the beautiful waterfall and gorge.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 7: GLASGOW & CITY WAKING TOUR

Take the train to Glasgow and transfer to the hotel (9:40 AM – 1:15 PM).

Enjoy the Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour (1.5 hours @5 PM). See George Square, pass by the City Chambers, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis, St. Mungo at High Street and Gallery of Modern Art.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Glasgow🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: STIRLING CASTLE, LOCH LOMOND AND CRUISE

After breakfast we join the Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Day Tour (9 hours @9am).

Spot the magnificent Stirling Castle perched on a crag. This stronghold is known as the β€˜Key to Scotland’, and has witnessed several battles that were turning points in Scottish history.

From Stirling you travel into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park. This land is full of shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops, and forest-filled glens. And it used to be a perfect place for outlaws like Rob Roy to hide.

Hear the tale of this fascinating folk hero and enjoy the magnificent nature all around you before proceeding to lunch in picturesque Aberfoyle (lunch at your own cost).

After lunch you continue the journey through the national park to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Framed by majestic mountains and adorned with over 30 islands, this stunning loch has been celebrated in songs and poems for centuries. Join an optional hour-long cruise to admire the loch from a different angle and enjoy tales of local wildlife, folklore, and history.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 8: GLASGOWΒ 

Free day

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: GLASGOW AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE ON A DOUBE-DECKER (1.5 hours @12pm or 3pm)

Hop on a vintage double-decker and get ready for a unique adventure. Sit back, relax, and delight your senses whilst taking in many interesting sites that the city has to offer.

Choose either a traditional afternoon tea and coffee or add gin cocktails with aromatic herbs and dainty edible flowers.

Take in popular attractions such as the People’s Palace, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, and the Transport Museum.

Taste delicious sandwiches, petite fours, cupcakes, scones, and mini quiches, and sip on a glass of prosecco before you leave.

 

β“˜Β Add-on: Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour (8 hours @8:30am)

Visit a combination of distilleries that make whisky in the Highlands or Lowlands regions of Scotland, crafting luxury spirits using local barley and spring water.

Taste different whiskies along with local shortbread at 3 famous distilleries β€” all included.

 

DAY 9: END OF TOUR

After breakfast, transfer to Glasgow Airport (GLA) for your flight home to the USA or Canada.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.

 


Fixed Date Semi-Guided Departure (Land Only)

Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons

  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Friday
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Year 2024 Β 
  • Apr 11 – Apr 19
  • Apr 18 – Apr 26
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 10
  • May 9 – May 17
  • May 16 – May 24
  • May 30 – Jun 7
  • Jun 6 – June 14
  • Jun 13 – June 21
  • Jun 20 – Jun 28
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 25 – Aug 2
  • Aug 1 – Aug 9
  • Aug 8 – Aug 16
  • Aug 15 – Aug 23
  • Aug 22 – Aug 30
  • Sep 5 – Sep 13
  • Sep 12 – Sep 20
  • Sep 19 – Sep 27
  • Sep 26 – Oct 4
  • Oct 3 – Oct 11
  • Oct 10 – Oct 18
  • Oct 17 – Oct 25
$3445+ Airfare
  • Oct 31 – Nov 8
  • Nov 7 – Nov 15
  • Nov 14 – Nov 22
  • Nov 21 – Nov 29
  • Dec 5 – Dec 13
  • Dec 12 – Dec 20
$2450+ Airfare

 


Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Day 2 Original Harry Potter Locations Tour (group) $55
  • β€£ Day 3 Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food (group) $190
  • β€£ Day 3 Discover Malt Whisky Day Tour Including Admissions (group) $250
  • β€£ Day 8 Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience (group) $115
  • β€£ Day 8 Glasgow Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour (group) $400
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.  

Destination
  • Premium Class
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Edinburgh
Inverness
Glasgow
  • Holiday Inn Glasgow City Centre Theatreland, an IHG Hotel
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  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Fixed Date Semi-Guided Departure (Land Only)

Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons  
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Friday
Premium ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Year 2024 Β 
  • Apr 11 – Apr 19
  • Apr 18 – Apr 26
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 10
  • May 9 – May 17
  • May 16 – May 24
  • May 30 – Jun 7
  • Jun 6 – June 14
  • Jun 13 – June 21
  • Jun 20 – Jun 28
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 25 – Aug 2
  • Aug 1 – Aug 9
  • Aug 8 – Aug 16
  • Aug 15 – Aug 23
  • Aug 22 – Aug 30
  • Sep 5 – Sep 13
  • Sep 12 – Sep 20
  • Sep 19 – Sep 27
  • Sep 26 – Oct 4
  • Oct 3 – Oct 11
  • Oct 10 – Oct 18
  • Oct 17 – Oct 25
$3445+ Airfare
  • Oct 31 – Nov 8
  • Nov 7 – Nov 15
  • Nov 14 – Nov 22
  • Nov 21 – Nov 29
  • Dec 5 – Dec 13
  • Dec 12 – Dec 20
$2450+ Airfare
  • β€£ Airfare prices and flight schedulesΒ shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking.
  • Fixed Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.

  • Flex Date Tours (Land Only. Choose Your Dates)
  • β€£Β  Please inquire
  • Flex Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Daily departure.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 blackout dates: Easter, Dec 16-31 andΒ major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

  • Flight Add-On
  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
  • β€£ The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport (GLA).
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

  • Inclusions
  • β€£ Private Airport Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

  • Exclusions
  • β€£ International Air Fare
  • β€£ Tourism Tax per room per night paid directly to the hotels (for example between 3-4 Euros)
  • β€£ Visa (if applicable. Free visa on arrival for American and Canadian)
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

  • Deposit
  • β€£ A deposit of $850 is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.


  • Optional Add-Ons
  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Day 2 Original Harry Potter Locations Tour (group) $55
  • β€£ Day 3 Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food (group) $190
  • β€£ Day 3 Discover Malt Whisky Day Tour Including Admissions (group) $250
  • β€£ Day 8 Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience (group) $115
  • β€£ Day 8 Glasgow Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour (group) $400
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation


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