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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Experience the Best of Scotland from Edinburgh Castle to the eclectic streets of Glasgow. Revel in the romance and history of the Scottish Highlands and contemplate the mysterious depths of Loch Ness, before toasting bonnie Scotland’s lochs, glens and legendary locals.

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Scotland

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Edinburgh
    Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh – the Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a light meal and drinks.Accommodation: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Discover Enchanting Edinburgh
    Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere.Accommodation: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Venture into the Scottish Highlands
    Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its riverside setting. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cozy dinner at our hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.Accommodation: Highlander
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Explore Culloden, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye Make Travel Matter
    Follow the Great Glen towards Fort Augustus where we stop to view Loch ness, keeping a keen eye out for the elusive ‘Nessie'. Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide to learn more about the highlands and the iconic hairy coos. The soul-stirring sight of Eilean Donan Castle is our last stop on the mainland before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye. The tragic battlefield of Culloden will be our final stop of the day, where we pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising.Accommodation: Highlander
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Journey to Thriving Glasgow
    Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Here we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive at our final stop for the day – Glasgow.Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn City Center
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Walk the Walls of Stirling Castle Connect with Locals Dive Into Culture
    Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. Later, join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to Connect With Locals over a home-cooked Farewell Be My Guest experience, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes during lunch. Next, we head to a whiskey distillery. Here we'll Dive Into Culture and learn how whiskey is made, followed by a chance to sample a wee dram.Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn City Center
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  7. Day 7
    Farewell Glasgow
    The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s people forever in your memory, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Dining Summary

  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Be My Guest

  • Kinlochard: Join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish Be My Guest lunch, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes.

Dive Into Culture

  • Stirling:

Iconic Experience

  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Scottish Highlands: Admire picturesque lochs and glens as you travel through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Fort William: Enjoy an excellent view of Ben Nevis from the World War II Commando Memorial.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings of Glasgow, including George Square.
  • Stirling: Visit Stirling and see its castle, once the seat of Scottish royalty.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Aviemore: Rothiermurchus Estate is working to promote an appreciation of the special flora and fauna and wildlife of the highlands. Nestled in Cairngorm National Park, this estate encompasses 17,500 acres and has been in the care of the Grant family for over 500 years. On your Make Travel Matter experience, you will learn about the beautiful landscape and even meet some of the most adorable animals, like the hairy coos!

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Glasgow and Stirling
  • : Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Glasgow Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle and a whisky distillery.
  • : View the 18th green at St. Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Necropolis and George Square in Glasgow
  • : Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates
  • Glencoe: Drive through this Highland village on Loch Leven.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : Ferry from the Isle of Skye to Mallaig
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye to Mallaig
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Do you have 2020 dates for Scotland?

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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.

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
3.9
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4.5
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Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 43 reviews - currently showing 14 reviews with comments only

I took my 22 year old nephew with me on this tour as a gift for his college graduation. I was a bit worried he would not like the pre planned daily scheduled / excursions / dinner, but he absolutely loved it! We have not stopped sharing our experience with family and friends! I look forward to more adventures planned with Affordable Tours /Trafalgar !

Trafalgar tour Best of Scotland was exceptional! We enjoyed our tour director & our driver very much!

The tour was everything we hoped. It is well balanced between city and nature. The Isle of Skye was a highlight and well worth the long bus day. We really enjoyed the included and optional excursions that involved connecting with the local people. Highly recommended.

We toured Scotland. Out tour guide and bus driver were from Scotland which helped to make the trip arrangements go extremely well.

It was a great trip. The tour group leader (Gary) was excellent.

It would be best if they included several of the optional tours as standard part of the package. For example Rosalind Chapelle and Blair castle

It was nice to know of optional tours before leaving on vacation to allow for extra money to be set aside. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very approachable and friendly. Mason was very helpful and returned calls quickly. Very professional.

We had a wonderful trip including an excellent tour director and bus driver.

Our tour guide Malcom was excellent. Born and raised in Scotland, he was very knowledgeable not only of the complex history of his country, but gave us a glimpse of the present daily life there. He was very attentive to our needs. And whenever the ever changing weather of the Highlands dampened plan A, he always had a very good plan B up his sleeve. I will most likely want him back as my guide for my next trip to Scotland. There is so much more to explore. Nigel, our bus driver, showed us his remarkable skill, driving us through those oh so very narrow roads up in the Highlands! Another highlight for me was to experience a shepherd farm. I can't remember the shepherd's name but to see him work with 15 plus dogs and the sheep was very interesting. The meal at the Ladard farm was also a remarkable experience. I found the people in Scotland very warm, friendly and honestly polite. My only little disappointment was that we didn't get to go in to see the Holyroodhouse, which was listed as one of the places we were going to see. We only drove around it. I was looking forward to walking this iconic site. Everything else was fantastic!

Booking agent was wonderful and assisted us in every issue; she went out of her way to make it a memorible and pleasant trip.

Rachel was our tour director and was wonderful. She offered so many tips and facts as we were on the bus. It made those long drives bearable. I would gladly book another trip with her as the director.

Kate was excellent..very knowledgeable, personale and would love to travel with her again. Ian a fabulous bus driver!

The trip was fabulous and included everything we wanted to see! The price was a great value.

Everything was smooth and professional. The group was friendly and fun to be with . The trip was a wonderful experience and I will definitely refer Trafalgar and Affordable Tours to everyone!

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