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Tour Itinerary

Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures, and elusive monsters, quiet fairways, and boisterous bagpipes, this tour of Scotland is a study in stark contrasts among the most beautiful of classrooms. Hitting the highpoints of the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond, ferry to the dramatic Isle of Skye, and visit the home of golf, St. Andrews. More lush landscapes await as you search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness, stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films, and swoon over the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle nestled on a tidal island and featured in numerous films. If green means go, you have the go-ahead to pack your tams, tartans, and knickers for vibrant and verdant Scotland.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
    Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    GLASGOW. EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND & STIRLING
    Keys to Scottish Lochs LOCH LOMOND [LF] Enjoy a scenic cruise on the lake.
    STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle. [LF] Join a guided tour of a whisky distillery.
    GLASGOW Orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. (B)
    81 mi / 131 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES They can take the low road, but we’ll take the high road to Loch Lomond for a stunningly scenic cruise. We’ll raise a wee dram of malt whisky at an historic distillery, distilling in slow Scottish style in the highlands for many years. Slàinte Mhath!


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS
    Spectacular in Scotland Take a scenic drive past Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe.
    FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
    GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.
    ISLE OF SKYE Take a scenic drive across the Inner Hebridean island.
    EILEAN DONAN Drive past a picturesque castle on the small tidal island.
    LOCH NESS Stop at the lake.
    INVERNESS Free time in the evening. (B)
    251 mi / 404 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS & LORE Survey the shores of famed Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of its mysterious Nessie. Hear of the folklore and firm believers in the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which is said to swim in the shimmering waters.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–TOMINTOUL–ABERDEEN
    Noble Warriors & Natural Wonders CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Take a scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park.
    TOMINTOUL Stop at the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. (B,D)
    111 mi / 178 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    PICTURE PERFECT From wild mountain peaks to the heathered moors to idyllic forests and farms, Cairngorms National Park is a Highlands paradise of breathtaking vistas, rivers, and wetlands that offer a haven to rare and endangered species that thrive here. Watch for eagles on the wing for a thrilling photo opportunity.


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  5. Day 5
    ABERDEEN–PERTH–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
    Tees & Drinks with Jam & Bread PERTH Enjoy coffee with shortbread and take a guided visit at Scone Palace, the stately home of the Earls of Mansfield for over 400 years.
    ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and [LF] practice on the golf range.
    EDINBURGH Free time.
    THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Tattoo performance. (Departures July 28 through August 18 only). (B)
    172 mi / 277 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    ICONIC FOOTSTEPS See the fairways and greens at the birthplace of golf, where legendary players of the Scottish game made history in the university town of St. Andrews.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    EDINBURGH
    Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a 1,100-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain”. Here you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The Castle forms the background of the spectacular Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    EDINBURGH
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Accommodations

Glasgow: DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton - Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow city center. 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.
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Cambridge Street
Glasgow , United Kingdom
Inverness: AC Hotel by Marriott Inverness
Where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, AC Hotel Inverness, the largest hotel in the city, offers modern accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This perfectly positioned hotel is only a short walk from Inverness Railway Station and the finest shopping and sightseeing spots. Our thoughtfully designed guest rooms offer modern decor, flexible workspace, free Wi-Fi, a smart TV and plenty of space to unwind or focus before your meeting in a calm environment. The perfect blend of form and functions for a stay in Inverness. Start the day with a European-style breakfast and end it with hand crafted cocktails at the AC Lounge. The restaurant completes the offer with tapas-style bites and local flavors, perfectly paired with iconic views across the river. After a long day of exploring the legend of Loch Ness, let us pour you a glass of our signature gin tonic whilst you welcome a moment of tranquility on our riverside terrace. Unfold an enriching stay in one of Scotland¿s most picturesque cities.
Aberdeen: The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
A modern hotel just three miles south of the Granite City, The Aberdeen Altens Hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome, complemented by friendly service and delicious food in the Cairngorm restaurant and light bites and bar snacks in the Cairngorm bar. Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. The 216 rooms are fully equiped with all the facilites needed to ensure that your stay is comfortable and relaxing. The hotel also boasts a health & leisure club with indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, spa pool, sauna and steam room.
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Souterhead Road
Aberdeen , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket lies in the historical heart of the city, right next door to Haymarket station and a vast array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Discover the numerous sights and events in this lively city.
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1 Morrison Link
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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Questions & Answers

Question: Tatoo must be included and retired military and teachers

Please submit an online quote request for your preferred departure date and one of our agents will email you the information. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs for tour departure dates of July 28 through August 18 only.

Question: Are vaccinations and masks still required in 2024 trips ?

Globus no longer requires passengers to be vaccinated.

Question: In London, does the tour offer optional excursions?

Yes, optional tours will be offered for you to book while on tour or sometimes in advance.

Question: Why do ads say free air but the airfare isn't included?

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Question: On the tours do you have time to shop and are there gift stores to buy souvenirs

You definitely have free time to shop and look for souvenirs.

Question: Is this tour available in reverse?

This tour is not available in reverse.

Question: We have 8 people going including 2 children ages 2 yr and 15 yr. Can they be accommodated?

No, children must be older than 8 to participate on a Globus tour. We do have several operators that can accommodate a 2 year child, please contact us at 1-800-935-2620 to speak with a travel consultant.

Question: How many people are on each tour? size of bus?

The amount of people on tours vary. The average number of people on a Globus tour is 38 and the maximum is 44 in Europe. While it is customary to install and sell 53 seats on this size motor coach, Globus installs fewer seats so all passengers get extra leg room.

Question: Do you have land and air prices?

We always send quotes for land only by default, but any of our consultants are happy to provide an air quote if requested.

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
4.1
Accommodations
3.3
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 64 reviews - currently showing 19 reviews with comments only

This tour was great. The only thing I would change is to iimprove time allocation to spend more time at the castles and allocate less time for drinks. This was particularly true for the excursion to Dunnatur castle.

Trip was great, enjoyed the whole itinerary, Marge was extremely knowledgeable and funny, she made our trip so much fun!! Our driver Graham was the best driver I have seen, he made it thru some narrow roads and tight spots, he is an exceptional driver!

The interaction and expereience witth Affordable Tours were professional, and met expectations.

Did NOT like the required seat rotation on the bus. The meals provided were below my expectations as were the rooms. The number of travelers in the group were too large.

I had an amazing time on the Bonnie Scotland Globus tour. The itinerary was great introduction to Scotland. I've found the places that I want to go back and visit more in depth. I think that having an awesome Tour Director (Ana) and Driver (John) made it for a more enjoyable experience being on a coach tour.

Customer assistance was very helpful when I missed my connecting flight in Newark due to delayed departure in Phoenix. Was not impressed with United Airlines especially when I later found out the plane sat on the tarmac until 9:20 p.m. due to weather conditions. They knew there were two of us who arrived at the gate shortly after it closed; could they have not gotten us on the flight since it was also delayed?

Some of the hotels were only fair

The itinerary was excellent! We've been to Scotland many times, and this tour, though considerably shorter than we've ever taken, included SO many of the highlights we wanted to repeat AND also some highlights that we new to us.

The Bonnie Scotland tour was a great way to see the different areas and locations around Scotland.

Affordable Tours was great and the itinerary was great. Unfortunately we had a terrible tour director.

Missing is group Pictures! Excellent services!!

The hotel on the Isle of Skye was really bad. My daughter and I had to share a full-size bed, plumbing was inadequate, and some of our tour group slept in closet-sized rooms. We were not informed that liquids and solid cosmetics had to be in separate plastic bags in carry-on luggage or that liquids leaving the UK were limited.

Traveling with Globus makes the trip idiot-proof for a single traveler.....Great trip, great guides and terrific bus driver!!!!

The only thing I didn't like is that the travel agent sent my documents to my co-traveler, not to me.

The first night in Glasgow was not good, because we could not sleep till 1AM due to loud music at hotel for their event. Nobody can help this situation. Very unpleasant and sad. Also, the hotel and breakfast cost quote for additional 4 days are too expensive compared to what I got.

This was my third tour with Globus. Very happy with them.

The Royal Arms on the Isle of Skye had a mildew problem. I did enjoy the rustic atmosphere, but I'm very sensitive to molds and mildew so I was somewhat uncomfortable. Other than that everything was terrific.

had a great time - loved seeing Scotland - especially the Highlands!

the rooms were booked as a couple, with double beds, they were reserved as two singles. tour guide and bus driver were fabulous, highly recommend them

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