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2022 Scottish Isles & Glens - 12 Days/11 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Scotland

Cities Visited

Edinburgh , Glasgow , Inverness , Kirkwall , Ullapool

  1. Day 1
    Glasgow Arrival
    Your tour begins at
  2. Day 2
    Isle of Bute | Mount Stuart House
    Take a ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy a free evening in Glasgow and dine independently. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Loch Lomond | Eilean Donan Castle
    Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and visit romantic Eilean Donan Castle, spectacularly situated on an island at the meeting of three lochs. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Portree
    Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Enjoy photo opportunities including stunning Kilt Rock. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Inverewe Gardens | Ullapool
    Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port, and check in to your hotel near the harbor. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Highland Scenery | Ferry to Orkney
    Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities along the way. Continue to Gill’s Bay on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney Islands. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Orkney Sights | Ring of Brodgar | Skara Brae | St Magnus Cathedral
    Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently. (B)
  8. Day 8
    Dunrobin Castle | Inverness
    Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this grand castle resembles a French chateau and its gardens were inspired by those at the Palace of Versailles. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands. (B, D)
  9. Day 9
    Urquhart Castle | Loch Ness Cruise | Culloden Battlefield
    Keep your camera handy as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle and take a cruise on Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Return to Inverness with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river. (B, D)
  10. Day 10
    Sheepdog Demonstration | Whisky Tasting | Scottish Evening*
    Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Spend some free time in the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting. Travel on to Edinburgh and check into your city center hotel. Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment. July 30 – August 15 departures will enjoy an evening free to explore and dine independently. (B, D*)
  11. Day 11
    Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle
    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy an evening free to explore independently. July 30 – August 15 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Tour Ends In Edinburgh Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B
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Health and Safety Protocols for CIE Tours

Before You Arrive

Because rules and guidelines vary from country to country and are continually changing, before you travel, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to ensure you are informed about protocols in your destination.

Most airlines have announced new procedures including requiring flight attendants to wear masks, sanitizing all surfaces between flights and having seating configurations that allow for physical distancing. We recommend visiting your airline's website for specific information on their policies.

On the Road
  • For guests who elect to go on a group tour, the majority of our departures will be small groups, with a number of empty seats on coaches to allow guests to space out for a more comfortable experience. For those who prefer an even smaller group and more independence, we have an extensive offering of private driver and self-drive options. While specific protocols will vary from location to location, some general guidelines will be followed:
  • The interiors of our coaches will be sanitized daily, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas and surfaces. Scheduled stops will facilitate frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
  • At hotels, guest rooms will be disinfected thoroughly between stays and common areas such as lobbies, elevators, restaurants and fitness centers will be cleaned continuously throughout each day.
  • When visiting attractions, all appropriate local safety precautions will be followed, and guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated in some form in most activities and visits. Teams are working hard to make this as seamless as possible, ensuring your comfort and security.
Our Team

Our Tour Directors are not only local experts but are also trained to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. They will be thoroughly trained on enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures, and will ensure that guests know what to expect every step of the way. If any issues arise, we have systems and protocols in place and the Tours Directors also have extensive local support to assist.

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Accommodations

Package: Scottish Isles & Glens 12 days/11 Nights Land tour

Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel
us Tours is proud to partner with the 4-star Novotel Glasgow Centre, which is located in the heart ...

Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel
us Tours is proud to partner with the 4-star Novotel Glasgow Centre, which is located in the heart ...

Balmacara Hotel
This traditional Highland hotel is beautifully located on scenic Loch Alsh, with views of the Isle o...

The Royal Hotel
This property was originally a 19th century coaching inn and has undergone many renovations to creat...

Ayre Hotel
This family-run hotel is in a classic Victorian building on Kirkwall Harbour. Rooms are modern and s...

Columba Hotel
Opened in 1881, this grand historic hotel combines contemporary style and amenities with traditional...

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
This contemporary hotel is a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, which can be viewed from some of t...

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Questions & Answers

Question: Our flight gets into Glasgow at 7:05AM. When and where do we get our transfer to the hotel?

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Question: How many meals are included in this tour?

11 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners are included on this tour.

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
3.7
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

Scottish Isles & Glens tour is good for people interested in seeing the countryside of Scotland. We traveled through the north Highlands and up to Orkney island. The country is really beautiful and very special. Many people who travel to Scotland stick to the major cities and never experience the further reaches of the countryside.

This CIE tour exceeded our every expectation...! We were absolutely blown away at the quality level of the Scottish Isles and Glens tour...!

The guide did not provide detail information of the sights we saw. Did not accompany us to any attractions. Gave us tickets at entrance and we were on our own. Individual headsets were not provided something the Gate 1 provides . This way we can listen to the guide in a crowded place . The Balmacara hotel was did standard The beds were not good and the shower did not release hot water . Food at Columba Hotel in Inverness was sub standard .

Only negative remarks would be that at castles and facilities that offered a listening audio device available with tour, was not provided by CIE. Did not get much out of Cullodon Battle field venue. Had to read plaques to get history. A listening device would have been better which was not provided. Also the Edinburgh castle and one other venue. Day at Kirkwall in Orkney Islands after visiting St Magnus church, the listed schedule was "free time" for the afternoon. Problem was it was cold, rainy and windy. Tour guide left us to walk back to the hotel after church visit. Should have used common sense due to weather and had the bus wait a 1/2 hour or so and take those that wanted to go back to the hotel without walking in the rain. Some tour events we had more time than needed and others not enough.

CIE and it's tour guide, Grahm, and driver John, were excellent. Itinerary could not have been better. Only one accommodation was insufficient (at least to my standard). Balmacara Hotel...while it was an outstanding location and the staff highly capable and friendly, the plumbing was horrible in my room, Water was either super hot or super cold, and one could not mix them...then the water turned off when another began using the system.,,right in the middle of my being soaped up! This was the only hitch in my travel experience.

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