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12 Day Scottish Highlands & Glens

12 Day Scottish Highlands & Glens


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Scotland
Depart to Glasgow, Scotland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Glasgow
Arrive in the vibrant port city of Glasgow, an emerging center of new and stylish sophistication; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this friendly city on your own. This evening, your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM if possible
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Glasgow City Tour
Today’s tour of Glasgow reveals views of this 1400-year-old city with its rich and diverse history. View the splendid Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture before continuing to magnificent George Square and the bustling River Clyde, the center of the city’s famed shipbuilding industry. Stop at timeless St. Mungo's Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city before time to discover this spirited city on your own. Or, join the optional tour to Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn Monument. Visit historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Next, continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. In the evening, discover Glasgow’s rollicking pubs and nightlife on your own
Optional: Stirling Castle with Bannockburn (PM)
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Cruise Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle
A scenic drive this morning takes you to the “bonnie banks” of storied Loch Lomond. Here, board a cruise on this lake renowned for its natural beauty, history, and serenity. Enjoy spectacular views of fjord-like landscapes, mysterious islands, and picturesque villages before returning to shore. Stop for a relaxing lunch on your own in the pristine surroundings before visiting fairytale Inveraray Castle, dominating the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s. This ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll is strikingly set against the ruggedness of the highland scenery. Tour the enchanting interior highlighted by magnificent French tapestries and priceless art collections. Walk through the exquisitely manicured gardens before continuing to your hotel in Oban for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Oban
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Isle of Mull, Iona Abbey
On the peaceful Isle of Mull, the second largest of the Inner Hebrides, view magnificent sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, bright rose-pink granite mountains rising from emerald seas. Proceed to the windswept Isle of Iona, birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. Here, visit the 800-year-old reconstructed Iona Abbey, spiritual center of the island, where it is believed that monks created the remarkable illuminated Book of Kells. Time to view the museum’s treasures and the Romanesque chapel that marks the burial place of Scotland’s kings before time on your own. Return to your hotel for dinner
Overnight: Oban
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Travel to Fort William, Village of Ullapool
Travel north to Fort William, via Fort Augustus and Invermoriston Falls, nestled on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Admire the magnificent panoramas from this town situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak and the lush Glen Nevis Valley. Braveheart, Rob Roy, and the Harry Potter series were filmed here! Drive through spectacular scenery to the quaint fishing village of Ullapool in the Northwest Highlands, nestled on the picturesque shores of Lochbroom, a popular holiday getaway. Tonight, dinner together in Ullapool
Overnight: Ullapool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Scenic Drive, Castle & Gardens of Mey, Thurso
This morning, embark on a scenic drive through the countryside to Castle of Mey. Upon arrival at the Castle and Gardens of Mey*, with its isolated charm, you’re welcomed by a feast of turrets topped by honey colored stones. This isolated castle and former home of the Queen Mother, is still visited today by the Royal Family. The castle offers stunning views across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Visit the castle’s interior designed by the Queen Mum and the unique and romantic walled gardens that she personally restored to one of the most beautiful in Scotland. At the Visitor Center, time for lunch. Next, on to Thurso for overnight. Dinner together recaps a lovely day For Jul 23 & Oct 1 departures, Castle of Mey visit will be replaced by a sheepdog demonstration
Overnight: Thurso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Orkney Islands
Board a ferry this morning from the coastal village of John O’Groats to Burwick, a village on the island of South Ronaldsay in the spellbinding Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland with a unique history and culture. The islands encompass mysterious Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs, and seal colonies. Drive across the Churchill barriers created during WWII to deter submarines; view the ornate Italian Chapel, constructed by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War. After lunch, continue via Kirkwall and stop at the ancient settlement of Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old preserved village. Then, return to Thurso in time for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Thurso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Whisky Distillery, Dunrobin Castle, Aviemore
Learn the many steps involved in whisky making on your behind-the-scenes tour of a local whisky distillery. Visit the facilities, listen to enlightening lectures and sample a “dram” of this definitive brew. Afterward, on to Dunrobin Castle, dating back to 1275, with over 190 rooms - the largest castle in northern Scotland. View the regal rooms, priceless artifacts, and library with over 10,000 volumes. Arrive at the hotel in Aviemore for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Blair Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh
A day of outstanding scenery on the drive to fairytale Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl settled in the dramatic landscape of the highlands. Tour the stately rooms displaying priceless treasures before a walk in the Georgian-designed gardens. The drive continues to the charming town of St Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and internationally renowned St Andrews University, where Prince William and Catherine studied. Then, it’s on to dramatic Edinburgh, the country’s capital city with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Discover Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s rich heritage is revealed today on a tour of this historic and stately capital, built on seven hills. Pass the elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” on your way to the Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile. Admire regal Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Afterward, visit splendid Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city; view Scotland’s magnificent crown jewels, St. Margaret’s Chapel and the Stone of Destiny, returned from London after 700 years. After stunning panoramic views from its ramparts, return to the center of the city for leisure time to explore this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Scotland and your newfound friends at dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Glasgow, Edinburgh-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Glasgow
  • 2 nights Oban
  • 1 night Ullapool
  • 2 nights Thurso
  • 1 night Aviemore
  • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Tour 1400-year-old Glasgow with its splendid Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond, renowned for its natural beauty, history and serenity
  • Visit fairytale Inveraray Castle strikingly set against the rugged highland scenery
  • Spend time on the peaceful Isle of Mull with its jagged mountains rising from emerald seas
  • On the windswept Isle of Iona visit the 800-year-old Iona Abbey, spiritual center of the island
  • Travel to Fort William, fabulously situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak
  • Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, with its isolated charm, former home of the Queen Mother
  • Ferry to the spellbinding Orkney Islands with mysterious Neolithic sites and sandstone cliffs
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of a local whisky distillery with informative lectures and tastings
  • Tour the regal rooms with priceless artifacts at Dunrobin Castle, the largest in northern Scotland
  • At stunning Blair Castle, view irreplaceable treasures and walk in the Georgian-designed gardens
  • A day of outstanding scenery en route to St Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and famed university
  • View Scotland's crown jewels on a tour of stately Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


    Accommodation Details:
    Some departures may stay at the Macdonald Highlands Hotel in Aviemore instead of the Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

    Triple rooms are not available.

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    Accommodations

    Hilton Glasgow
    This deluxe hotel is located in central Glasgow in the heart of the financial district.

    Muthu Alexandra Hotel
    This tourist class hotel overlooks Oban Bay and the island of Kerrera.

    Royal Hotel
    This tourist class hotel overlooks Loch Broom.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    The Castletown Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown.

    St. Clair Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Thurso.

    Station Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the town of Thurso.

    Station Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the town of Thurso.

    Station Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the town of Thurso.

    Station Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the town of Thurso.

    Station Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in the town of Thurso.

    Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
    This tourist class hotel is located a short ride away from the Aviemore railway station.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.6
    Accommodations
    5
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    4
    Value for Money
    4

    Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    The trip was very nice but the food was not of a good quality. More like cafeteria grade.

    The tour of the highlands of Scotland was all that we hoped for. The weather cooperated, except for one morning, but it did not dampen our experience. Our favorite parts of the tour was the Isles of Mull, Iona and the Orkneys.


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