Scotland

//Scotland
Scotland 2020-08-03T09:35:24+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.

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
On sale!
2021:
May 2, Jun 6 $2379
July 4 $2549
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

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: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22 $3659
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 $3859 Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 $3659 Sept 30 $3569
Based on double occupancy

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.
2020:
Thursdays:   Oct 1 $3212
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement: $1016

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!
2021: Feb 14, 21 $1119 Mar 7, 14 $1249 Mar 21, 28 $1299
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

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.