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What’s playing tonight? Nothing as dramatic as the stunning scenery of lush and verdant Scotland. With its glacial glens, mysterious lochs, and dramatic coastlines, Scotland has rightfully served as the beautiful backdrop for many of our favorite dramas, thrillers, and cliffhangers. While James Bond, Harry Potter, and the clans of Outlander have introduced us to this awe-inspiring land, the magnificent moors, mountains, woodlands, and waterfalls steal the scenes. See them all on this splendid tour of Scotland as you take the low roads, high roads, and winding roads through the Lowlands, Highlands, and islands to witness the country’s breathtaking castles, hallowed battlefields, and mysterious ruins—stopping to catch your breath in the boisterous breweries and dizzying distilleries along the way. Spoiler alert—this is the most unspoiled scenery you’ll witness in your lifetime.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
    GLASGOW Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    GLASGOW–FALKIRK–ROYAL BURGH OF CULROSS–LINLITHGOW–EDINBURGH.
    FALKIRK See The Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.
    ROYAL BURGH OF CULROSS Walking tour with a Local Guide.
    LINLITHGOW Visit to Linlithgow Palace ruins, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and a filming location for the series Outlander.
    EDINBURGH Free time. (B)
    74 mi / 119 km

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Edinburgh with a Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    EDINBURGH.
    EDINBURGH Walking tour with a Local Guide includes Royal Mile, a visit to St. Giles Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    EDINBURGH. EXCURSION TO ABBOTSFORD.
    ABBOTSFORD Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
    EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 07 through August 21 only). (B)
    80 mi / 129 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS.
    ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
    PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort; [LF] visit a whisky distillery.
    Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park en route to Inverness. (B,D)
    200 mi / 325 km

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION.
    THE HIGHLANDS Visit the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns. See the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Brodie Castle.
    INVERNESS Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
    45 mi / 70 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    INVERNESS–THURSO.
    DUNROBIN Visit the castle and gardens.
    THURSO Free time this afternoon. (B,D)
    109 mi / 176 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS.
    JOHN O’GROATS Ferry crossing to South Ronaldsay.
    ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing on a local coach with a driver-guide includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. [LF] Guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, light lunch at the brewery’s Tasting Hall café, and visit to Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)
    119 mi / 191 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    THURSO–ULLAPOOL–ISLE OF SKYE.
    ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port; [LF] a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
    219 mi / 353 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    ISLE OF SKYE.
    ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island; visit the Museum of Island Life; stop in the picturesque island capital of Portree and take in the views of the Cuillin Hills. (B,D)
    100 mi / 161 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    ISLE OF SKYE–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF MULL.
    ISLE OF SKYE Visit Museum of the Isles.
    ARMADALE Ferry crossing on the Sound of Sleat.
    GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.
    ISLES OF MULL Visit to the capital of Tobermory. (B,D)
    135 mi / 217 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    ISLE OF MULL. EXCURSION TO ISLE OF IONA.
    ISLE OF MULL Scenic drive across the island.
    ISLE OF IONA Scenic ferry to the island and visit to the center of Celtic Christianity. (B,D)
    72 mi / 116 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    ISLE OF MULL–INVERARAY–GLASGOW.
    CRAIGNURE Return by ferry to Oban on the Scottish mainland.
    INVERARAY Scenic drive over the Pass of Brander.
    LOCH LOMOND Vist the lake.
    GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this evening. (B,D)
    108 mi / 174 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    GLASGOW.
    GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals:
Full Scottish breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 9 three-course dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations


Glasgow: DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton - Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow City Centre. It is ideally located for the Central Train Station and for all the sights and special events that make Glasgow so unique. The hotel is within a short distance of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Princes Square, the roar of Hampden Park for football or music events and the 'Armadillo' for concerts.
Address:
Cambridge Street
Glasgow , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
The grand, classically designed Carlton has an excellent central location just off the Royal Mile and is equidistant between the castle and Holyrood Palace. With 189 spacious air-cooling rooms, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. It offers the elegant Bridge Restaurant, a cocktail bar, a fitness suite with Techno gym equipment, swimming pool, sauna, steam room spa, and a squash court.
Address:
North Bridge
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Inverness: Mercure Inverness Hotel
Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel.  Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants.
Address:
33 Church Street
Inverness , United Kingdom
Thurso: St Clair Hotel
Unpack and relax in your room. All 34 rooms are freshly decorated and have the essential direct dial telephone, television with Freeview, hairdryer, hospitality tray and en suite shower rooms with complimentary toiletries.
Address:
Sinclair Street
Thurso-Caithness , United Kingdom
Isle of Skye: Dunollie Hotel
The Dunollie Hotel is set by the serene waterside of Broadford Bay, at the foot of the mountains that lead to the famous Cuillin Hills. With 84 en suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, it is perfectly placed to explore an area rich in history.
Address:
Broadford
Isle of Skye , United Kingdom
Isle of Mull: Isle Of Mull Hotel
Situated on the crescent Craignure Bay, you will find the breathtaking Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. With its convenient location to the ferry terminal, the hotel is situated in the perfect place; central while still giving you the feeling of being a million miles away from it all. With panoramic sea views, extensive spa facilities and Sheallach-Na-Mara restaurant.
Glasgow: Radisson Blu Glasgow
Offering Free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout, the hotel compromises 250 rooms with complimentary amenities like iPod docking stations, bathrobes and slippers. Collage Restaurant, two stylish bars, access to LA Fitness and a first floor dedicated solely to meetings and events round out the offerings. Glaswegian hospitality and Radisson Blu service standards blend to offer guests a memorable, upscale stay.
Address:
301 Argyle St.
Glasgow , United Kingdom

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Questions & Answers

Question: Do we visit tartan factories, shortbread bakeries, an puffin habitats?

The daily itinerary does not list Tartan Factories, Shortbread Bakeries or Puffin Habitats as included excursions.

Question: What is the dress code for included dinners?

The 9 included dinners on Scottish Highlands and island Globus tour will be hosted in different venues, included your hotel lobby eating area and local restaurants. There will be 3 courses, with wine, and you will have your choice of menu. So dress code can vary depending on the location of the dinner. Most travelers were dress smart casual.

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
4.2
Accommodations
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Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 59 reviews - currently showing 16 reviews with comments only

Excellent tour of Scotland. Itinerary was comprehensive, the pacing was just right, tour director was superior. A very good tour and one that we highly recommend.

This was a great trip! Wonderful mix of history and modern - from Whiskey Distilleries to 5000 yr old villages. Our tour guide Andrew was FANTASTIC! I would have gotten a MUCH better grade back in my school days in history, if my teacher had made it as interesting as Andrew did. We saw a lot, but also had plenty of on our own time.

Great tour, and director & driver, awesome! Booked a group of 6, all were pleased, with the exception of one hotel, and optional excursions.

The itinerary is wonderful for people that want to see small towns, and the nature of Scotland. The pace is slower than some tours. I stayed 2-3 nights in the same hotel. It was very nice. The islands were very interesting. There is a good mix of historical sites, castles, and small towns. Not many tours go to the Highlands. This is one of the few.

The hotel in the Isle of Skye was horrible and not the normal quality we have come to expect with Globus. It would have been better to stay at a better hotel outside of Skye and just come over to tour

The Scottish Highlands trip was a comprehensive look at Scotland, north,south, east and west. We chose it because of its extensive itinerary, and the fact that each stop was a 2 night stay. The trip was well run, and rewarding.

Scotland is a country of interesting cities, lovely towns, quaint villages, wooly sheep, rugged mountains, beautiful lochs, sheep grazing on the hills, historic clans and castles, bagpipes, unbelievably narrow roads, sheep on those roads, colorful tartans, haggis and blood pudding (which are both very good), shaggy Highland Cows; in short it has it all. Oh, and did I mention the sheep?

James at Affordable Tours was great. Courteous and helpful. Globes leaves much to be desired with tour director and some accommodations,

Excellent Itinerary, Driver and Tour Director.

I went to places that I always wanted to go like the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Mull, and the Isle of Iona. The Orkney tour portion was intriguing with prehistoric dwellings and stone circle. Clava Cairn was fascinating. Since I am not a Scotch or beer enthusiast, the distillery and brewery tours could have been eliminated. Many folks on our tour loved it though.

The best part of this tour of Scottish Highlands & Islands was getting to see most of the country without the hassle of remembering to drive on the left. The con of any tour is not having enough time to spend seeing specific sights. Also, the tour group was too big and unwieldy as there were 42 of us.

If you want an in-depth tour of Scotland, this is the tour for you. Although we have toured Scotland several times before, we visited areas we have not explored. The tour provided enough time to go exploring on your own.

Great trip! Guide was the best that we've had in the five trips that we've taken.

There were 43 in our group! Large group size was unacceptable. If Globus will run a tour with as few as 12 people, then the size of the group should have been capped or divided into 2 separate groups.

the description by Globus was not appropriate for the trip that I took...it said it was leisurely, but this only meant that you stayed 2 nights in each place...the degree of walking, stairs and inclines was much more than I expected...I will ask the operator about the ins and outs of future tours to make the wisest choice.

excellent tour of the highlands and outer islands

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