EDINBURGH | LOCH NESS | INVERNESS | ISLE OF SKYE | GLASGOW | LOCH LOMOND
This 8-day tour begins in Edinburgh, the capital city resting on seven hills, packed full of Scottish culture and awe-inspiring architecture. Enjoy city tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow, overnight in quaint Inverness and discover the beautiful Isle of Skye and its capital city of Portee. End your journey in Glasgow, known for its friendly people and beautiful parks and gardens.
- City tours of Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow
- Free time at Loch Ness
- Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle
- Whisky distillery experience
- Total 7 nights accommodation in 3& 4-Star hotels
- 3 nights in Edinburgh at Brooks Hotel, Standard Room
- 2 nights in Inverness at Kingsmill Hotel, Classic Room
- 2 nights in Glasgow at Jury's Inn, Standard Room
- Comfort-class train tickets: Edinburgh – Inverness – Glasgow
- Private transfers; touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Scottish Breakfast daily
- Hotel taxes and service charges*
Optional Add-on Tours
- Traditional Taste of Scotland show
- Excursion to St. Andrew’s Links, the Home of Golf
International airfare not included. Minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
Touring schedules may vary based on seasonality.
Price as indicated valid April 1, 2018, subject to availability at time of booking. For alternative dates, inquire for pricing. Itineraries are fully customizable. Not valid during trade shows, bank holidays and other special events. Blackout periods may apply.
*Tourist/city taxes are payable locally in participating European cities, subject to change at any time.
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Tour Code: EU0717
EDINBURGH Arrive in Edinburgh a city with dramatic skylines and spectacular buildings set among seven hills. Private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. We suggest a Scotch Whisky Experience or the world-famous Taste of Scotland show this evening, not included.
Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, Double Room
Day 2 Breakfast
EDINBURGH After breakfast, make your way to the Waverly Bridge to jump aboard an open-top mini-coach (maximum 16 passengers); travel along Princes Street and past the famous Scott’s Monument; learn about Edinburgh Castle. Hop-off at the Grassmarket, offering a variety of boutiques, traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants. Work your way up the Royal Mile; see the Old Town where you can hop off at Lawnmarket. Stop at Charlotte Square to visit the new town or do some shopping on George Street. Hop-off at St. Andrews Square; then on towards the Parliament and Holyrood Park. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
LOCH NESS, GLENCOE & HIGHLANDS After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to your meeting point to begin your small-group tour by passing through magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692, and on through Fort William, the beginning of the “Great Glen” and the Caledonian Canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here, you can enjoy lunch on your own, a boat trip (subject to availability) or walk along the lochside with spectacular views of the loch. Return south to Edinburgh via “Monarch of the Glen” country, and Highland Perthshire.
EDINBURGH – INVERNESS After breakfast at your hotel, private transfer to the train station to board your train to Inverness, whose name comes from the Scottish Gaelic Inbhir Nis, meaning the mouth of the River Ness. Upon arrival, take a taxi on your own to your hotel, just a short 5-minute ride away. Settle in and explore Inverness on your own. We suggest a stop at St. Andrews Cathedral, considered to be one of Dr. Alexander Ross’s finest buildings.
SKYE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE After an early breakfast, travel through the spectacular mountains of Wester Ross towards the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, where you can stop to visit before travelling over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Head through the mountainous heart of the island, home to the mighty Cuillin mountain range, before arriving in the bustling harbour town of Portree for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, visit the world-famous natural beauty of the Trotternish Peninsula. In the early evening, travel along the shores of Loch Clunie towards the Great Glen before returning to Inverness.
INVERNESS – GLASGOW After breakfast at your hotel, take a taxi on your own to the train station to take you into Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure to explore. 2-day Hop-on, Hop-Off bus pass included.
LOCH LOMOND & DISTILLERY EXPERIENCE Enjoy your morning at leisure. Make your way to your meeting point to begin your afternoon small-group tour. Travel north into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Stroll along the shores of Loch Lomond in Balloch Country Park or soak up the atmosphere in the bars and restaurants at Loch Lomond Shores. Travel to the foot of the former volcanic plug at Dumgoyne Hill to visit Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and learn how their single malt is produced from water that runs out of the volcanic rock behind the distillery. Return to Glasgow.
GLASGOW – HOME After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel. Private transfer to the airport to board your flight home.
General Information & Maps
- Airport and departure taxes
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Reciprocity and/or local taxes if applicable
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.