Scotland

//Scotland
Scotland 2021-08-04T14:04:31+00:00

Project Description

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also famous for golf, the game first played at the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1400s.

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CELTIC HIGHLIGHTS

13 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow
From their breath-taking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Sligo in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, in Belfast you will visit the Titanic Experience to learn more about this ship and its ill-fated maiden voyage.
You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this Britain and Ireland tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breath-taking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago.

2021:
Sept 6, 13 $4293
Sept 20 $4645
Sept 27 $4265 Oct 4 $3761
2022:
April 25 $4409
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27,$4481
July 4, 18, 25 Aug 1, Sept 5, 12, 19 $4481
july 11, Aug 29 $4841
Aug 18, 15, 22 $4670
Sept 26 $4445 Oct 3 $3923

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS ESCAPE

6 DAY TOUR FROM EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW
Travel through the serene glens, lush forests, and rushing rivers of The Trossachs—Scotland’s first national park. Relish in the lovely views of Loch Lomond. Take a drive through Glasgow to see its 12th-century cathedral, stately university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built in the heyday of the tobacco barons. Finally, gather with your traveling companions, and raise a glass to this bonnie jaunt of a guided vacation in Scotland.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT WAIVED FOR 2021/2022:
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 14, 21, 28 $1169 Dec 5 $1019
2022:
Jan 2, 23 $1019
Feb 13, 20, Mar 6 $1169

Mar 13, 20, 27 $1319

Highlights of Scotland

7 days
Edinburgh to Glasgow City
Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country’s natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park. In between, you’ll have the opportunity to try traditional Scottish fare (yes, we’re talking about haggis!) and learn about how whisky is made with a tour and tasting. It’s the best way to satiate your inner history and whisky aficionado, in equal measure.
Follow the historic Jacobite rising in Inverness
Learn about whisky-making with a tasting and guided tour
Opt to kayak among beautiful Scottish landscapes in Cairngorms National Park
Catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the British Isles — Ben Nevis
See the viaduct in Glenfinnan made famous by Harry Potter
Uncover the legend of Loch Ness

2022:
May 1, 8, June 6, 26 $2899  July 3 $3059 Aug 14 $3199 Sept 4, 11, $3059

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND FLING


10 Day Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow
This 10-day escorted tour of Scotland’s highlands starts with two nights and sightseeing in Edinburgh before crossing Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews—the home of golf. Then it’s off to the highlands through the grand Grampian Mountains to Culloden, where Scottish clans met their fate in the famous battle there. Spend the night in the Highland capital, Inverness, and take a guided tour of a whiskey distillery before heading on to the majestic Dunrobin Castle. Board a ferry from John o’Groats at Britain’s mainland most northerly tip for an excursion to the Orkney Islands. Cross the historic Churchill Barriers at Scapa Flow, then taste the local ale at the famed Orkney Brewery. Visit Skara Brae’s 5,000-year-old ruins of a Neolithic village, and the mystical stone circle of the Ring of Brodgar, regarded as the Orkneys’ “Stonehenge”. Travel along the rugged scenery of the North Coast 500 route, and pass through Durness and Scourie to enjoy traditional fish & chips in the old fishing port of Ullapool. Explore the beautiful Isle of Skye, then ferry across the Sound of Sleat back to the mainland. See the Jacobite monument in Glenfinnan and the viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films. Travel through Fort William beneath Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in British Isles), and beautiful Glen Coe. Stay the night in Oban—gateway to Scotland’s Hebridean Islands, including the isles of Mull and Iona on today’s excursion. Travel through the Trossachs’ stunning landscapes, and stop at Loch Lomond en route to Glasgow to conclude your spectacular guided vacation in Scotland.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:

Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 $3476 Sept 30 $3391
2022:
April 28, May 5, 12, 29 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3626 May 26 $3887
July 7, 28 $3887
July 14, 21, $3626
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 $3824
Sept 8, 15, 22, $3626
Sept 29 $3527
Book by April 26, 2021

BRITISH ESCAPE


7 Day Tour from London to Edinburgh
On this Escape, visit the must-see landmarks and experience the culture of Britain without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. It’s the perfect, concise Britain escorted tour that offers you the unforgettable sights of this great land! Have your camera ready to capture all the magnificent experiences as you travel from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.
Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that’s not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; and in Edinburgh, you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. From the historical sights to the beautiful scenery to the special experiences, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great way to sample everything Britain has to offer at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.
Single supplement waived for 2021/2022
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 $1569
Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 $1419
2022:
Jan 16, 23, Feb 6, 13 $1419 Feb 20 $1569
March 6, 13, 20, 27 $1569

Scotland Highland Escapes


6 Day Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Take an exciting Caledonian adventure through the highlands from Edinburgh to Glasgow on this guided vacation in Scotland! Enjoy the moors even more by visiting during the off season, with fewer crowds and lower prices. Begin in Edinburgh to visit the Castle and admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the home of golf at St. Andrews. Stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry and admire its Scottish Baronial architecture, then cross the battleground at Culloden Moor. Spend the night in the Highland capital of Inverness, and prepare for a day of glorious Scottish scenery on your drive along the shores of Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for the elusive Nessie! Take a spirited tour of Ben Nevis whisky distillery, and admire even more beautifully rugged landscapes from Glen Coe to Oban on the western coast of Scotland.
Travel through the serene glens, lush forests, and rushing rivers of The Trossachs—Scotland’s first national park. Relish in the lovely views of Loch Lomond. Take a drive through Glasgow to see its 12th-century cathedral, stately university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built in the heyday of the tobacco barons. Finally, gather with your traveling companions, and raise a glass to this bonnie jaunt of a guided vacation in Scotland.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT WAIVED FOR 2021/2022
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 $1169
Dec 5, 12 $1019
2022:
Jan 2, 23 $1019
Feb 13, 20, Mar 6 $1169
Mar 13, 20, 27 $1319

CELTIC HIGHLIGHTS

13 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow
From their breath-taking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Sligo in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, in Belfast you will visit the Titanic Experience to learn more about this ship and its ill-fated maiden voyage.
You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this Britain and Ireland tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breath-taking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
2021:
Sept 20 $4889 Sept 27 $4489 Oct 4 $3959
2022:
April 25 $4409
May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 $4481
July 4, 18, 25 Aug 1, Sept 5, 12 $4481
May 23, July 11, Aug 29, Sep 19 $4841
Aug 8, 15, 22, $4670
Sept 26 $4445
Oct 3 $3923
2023:
April 24 $4409
May 1, 8, 15, 29 June 5, 12, 26 July 3, 17, 24, 31, Sept 4, 11 $4481
May 22, June 19, July 20, Aug 28, Sept 18 $4841
Aug 7, 14, 21 $4670
Sept 25 $4445
Oct 2, $3923
Book by Sept 13, 2021

Scottish Highlands & Islands

14 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow
From its historical castles to its stunning landscapes and from its exciting cities to its charming, small towns, Scotland has it all. On this comprehensive Scotland tour, you’ll overnight in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Isle of Skye, and Isle of Mull. Along the way, you’ll visit some of its historical castles; witness its unspoiled, breath-taking scenery; experience its cities and some of its small towns; learn about its fascinating history; and much more. Scotland is known for its many castles, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century and home of the Scottish Crown Jewels; Brodie Castle, with its outstanding art collection and magnificent library; and Dunrobin Castle, where you’ll also visit the formal gardens. Scotland is also known for its interesting and often bloody history, and you’ll have an opportunity to visit some of its historical sights. On the Orkney Islands, visit Skara Brae, with remains from a 5,000-year-old Neolithic village. Learn about 13 centuries of clan history at the Museum of the Isles on the Isle of Skye. Outlander fans will be treated to visits of two prominent sites: Linlithgow Palace, and the Royal Burgh of Culross, once a port city on the River Forth. f course, no vacation to Scotland is complete without seeing the amazing scenery. Throughout this Scotland tour, sit back and enjoy as you witness Scotland at its best—the breathtakingly wild and unspoiled scenery and miles of yellow sandy beaches on Scotland’s northern coast; the waterfalls and jagged, dark peaks on the Isle of Skye; the inspiring hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches on the “Road to the Isles”; and much more—while being escorted by an expert Tour Director who will bring Scotland to life with in-depth knowledge of its history, customs, stories, and secrets.
2021:
Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 $3659 Sept 30 $3569
Based on double occupancy

Scottish Escape

7 Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh
This off-season Scottish Escape tour is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of Scotland’s rural landscapes, as well as the energy of its cities and iconic sites. Your escorted vacation begins in Scotland’s largest city—Glasgow. You’ll take a guided tour of a whisky distillery, visit Stirling Castle—home to Scotland’s Kings and Queens—and explore the sights of Glasgow as well. Travel along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, and see awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster, and learn about historic conflicts between Scottish clans.
Spend the night in the Scottish highland capital of Inverness, and see the mountain resort of Pitlochry, and the legendary home of golf at St. Andrews. Cross the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh, to spend three nights to see the historic sites, such as Edinburgh Castle and stunning views. Make your escape to see the best of Scotland, while enjoying reduced crowds and prices on the off-season. You’ll enjoy your guided tour of Scotland all the more!
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT WAIVED FOR 2021/2022
2021:
Nov 28 $1399 Dec 5, 12, $1249
2022:
Jan 9, Feb 13, 20 $1249
March 6, 13 $1399
March 20, 27 $1459

ISLE OF ARRAN

Discover the diverse landscapes of the Isle of Arran and see some of mainland Scotland’s highlights, too!
On route to the wild and windswept island, visit impressive Culzean
Castle and spend time in ‘Burns Country,’ where Robert Burns (Scotland’s national poet) was born.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
FROM $629 Per person based on double occupancy
LAND ONLY B&B OR 3-STAR ACCOMMODATION
INCLUSIONS:
Professional driver/guide, Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
Ferry transfer to and from Isle of Arran FROM  Edinburgh
Tour Highlights:
Culzean Castle – An 18th century castle with beautiful grounds and gorgeously elegant rooms.
Robert Burns Country – Discover the locations that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet.
Brodick and Brodick Castle – A quintessential Victorian castle that’s said to be haunted by a ‘grey lady’.
Kintyre Peninsula – Admire gorgeous coastal views in this hidden away part of Scotland.
Loch Lomond – One of Scotland’s largest lochs.
Admire the views and take postcard perfect photos to share with your friends and family.