Learn More About Scotland Tours
Scotland is comprised of the southern Lowland area, a region of moorland and pastoral scenery, as well as the northern Highlands, a mountainous region. Lochs indent the striking coastline, and islands dot the west coast. It is a nation of incredible scenery, generous hospitality and, of course, treasured history with its numerous castles.
Scotland tours typically begin and/or end in Edinburgh. Here, you can't miss Edinburgh Castle, dominating the city's skyline. Edinburgh is divided into Old Town, which retains its medieval heritage, and New Town, which is actually not that "new"; it was built in the mid 18th century. Modern thinkers created this area of the city, whose sites include pretty Charlotte Square and plenty of designer shops to browse.
Other popular stops on Scotland vacations include St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf; Inverness on the banks of the River Ness (stop at Urqhart Castle to try to spot the Loch Ness Monster "Nessie"); and Glasgow with its magnificent St. Mungo's Cathedral.
It's likely that somewhere along your Scotland tour, you'll hear traditional bagpipe music. Perhaps you'll partake in the traditional Haggis Ceremony or watch some Highland dancers. And don't forget, Scotland is also known for its tartan plaid and its fine whisky - two souvenirs you might want to take home to remember a lovely Scotland vacation.