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Scottish Highland Fling Escorted Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Embark on a 9-night Escorted Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow and be awed by Scotland's finest attractions. Experience Edinburgh Castle, St. Andrews golf course, Culloden Moor, Isle of Mull, and Glasgow. Enjoy brewery tours, fish and chips, whisky tastings, and more local favorites.

Scottish Highland Fling Escorted Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow

DEPARTURE DATE: June 27, 2024
Countries Visited: Scotland

OVERVIEW

Don’t be shy—you’re not the only daydreamer with a major crush on Scotland. With its lush rolling hills, dramatic coastlines, tiny villages, and towering fairytale castles, what’s not to love? On this Undiscovered Tour of Scotland, you’ll feel your heart skip a beat as you journey through the breathtaking Highlands, ferry to its most beautiful islands, and immerse yourself in a world of haunting bagpipes, hallowed battlefields, and hoppy brews — the perfect choice for washing down traditional fish and chips at a Scottish chippy. With visits to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the legendary golf town of St. Andrews, and a famous whisky distillery for a tour and a wee dram, this Scotland vacation offers countless opportunities to raise a glass to your many passions. Making a spectacular scenic loop from Edinburgh to Glasgow, this Scottish Highland Fling tour is indeed an affair to remember.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
June 27, 2024from $4,149 CAD - (compared to $4,349 CAD)Per Person
June 27, 2024from $5,299 CAD - (compared to $5,499 CAD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 9 night escorted tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 7 dinner
  • Included excursions and experiences
  • Taxes

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as “the most besieged place in Great Britain.” Here, you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

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.

HISTORIC SPOT At Culloden moor, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. On 16 April 1746, the two armies met. Over 1,500 Jacobites were killed or wounded, while British government forces lost about 100 soldiers. The last pitched battle fought on British soil lasted less than an hour.

PICTURE PERFECT Called “Eagle Island” by wildlife watchers, the Isle of Mull is a paradise for birds of prey keeping a watchful eye on the wonderful wild landscapes below. Watch for Scottish red deer, iconic Highland cattle, and rolling hills that paint a picture of quintessential Scotland. The medieval abbey on the Isle of Iona is the resting place of many Scottish monarchs and chiefs.

HISTORIC SPOTS In Scotland’s most populous city, Glasgow’s uniquely rich architectural heritage ranges from 19th-century masterpieces to the modern designs of the unique style of Glasgow-born Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Discover exciting experiences around every corner!

LOCAL FAVORITES:

HISTORY & TRADITION
Orcadian water, the best malt, hops, and yeast are the only four ingredients of hand-crafted ales such as Orkney Dark Island, Northern Light and the world-famous Skull Splitter named after a vicious Orkney Earl. Enjoy a guided tour of the brewery and learn the traditions of beer making and a long, long history of brewing quality ales.

LOCAL TASTES Walk along the whitewashed cottages with views of lovely Loch Broom in the charming seaport town of Ullapool. Feast on traditional fish and chips, a Scottish favourite that never fails to satisfy.

LOCAL TASTES Raise a dram of whisky for Scotland’s proud heritage at an historic, local distillery whilst you learn all about Scotland’s favorite spirit.

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Thu Jun 27EDINBURGH
2Fri Jun 28EDINBURGH
3Sat Jun 29EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS
4Sun Jun 30INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–DUNROBIN–THURSO
5Mon Jul 1THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS
6Tue Jul 2THURSO–DURNESS–ULLAPOOL–GAIRLOCH
7Wed Jul 3GAIRLOCH–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLENCOE
8Thu Jul 4GLENCOE. EXCURSION TO THE ISLES OF MULL AND IONA
9Fri Jul 5GLENCOE–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW
10Sat Jul 6GLASGOW

DAY 1 – Welcome to Edinburgh!

Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner

DAY 2 – EDINBURGH

Drummers, Pipes & Precious Jewels

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and the Old Town and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Tattoo performance. (Departures August 1 through August 22 only).

Breakfast

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 an 11,000-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.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Scottish Evening
No trip to Scotland is complete without an authentic Scottish evening filled with traditional food, drinks, singers, dancers, bagpipes, and, of course, the unforgettable Ceremony of the Haggis!

3h 30m
Price Range: $$$$

DAY 3 – EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS

Mulligans & Mountains

ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.

PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort then drive through the scenic Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.

Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Clava Cairns and Pub Visit
Enjoy an unrestricted encounter with Bronze Age history at the 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns burial site, then reflect on its symbols and significance during an included drink at a local pub!

3h 30m
Price Range: $

DAY 4 – INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–DUNROBIN–THURSO

Brave Lads & Bonnie Lands
CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.
DUNROBIN Visit the castle and walled gardens.

Breakfast
Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT At Culloden moor, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. On 16 April 1746, the two armies met. Over 1,500 Jacobites were killed or wounded, while British government forces lost about 100 soldiers. The last pitched battle fought on British soil lasted less than an hour.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Ceilidh Evening
This fun excursion takes you fireside to The Old Smiddy pub for full immersion into a world filled with lively Gaelic storytelling, music, and two drinks of your choice.

2h 30m
Price Range: $$

DAY 5 – THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS

An Ancient Archipelago
THURSO Drive to Scrabster to board a ferry for a scenic crossing to the Orkney Islands.
ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes Old Man of Hoy, Skara Brae and Skaill House, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. Globus Local Favorite Join a guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, and have a light lunch at the Tasting Hall café. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORY & TRADITION
Orcadian water, the best malt, hops, and yeast are the only four ingredients of hand-crafted ales such as Orkney Dark Island, Northern Light and the world-famous Skull Splitter named after a vicious Orkney Earl. Enjoy a guided tour of the brewery and learn the traditions of beer making and a long, long history of brewing quality ales.

DAY 6 – THURSO–DURNESS–ULLAPOOL–GAIRLOCH

Spectacular Sights & A Scottish Chippy
THURSO Take a scenic drive along the spectacular North Coast 500 route via Durness and Scourie.

ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port includes Globus Local Favorite a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Walk along the whitewashed cottages with views of lovely Loch Broom in the charming seaport town of Ullapool. Feast on traditional fish and chips, a Scottish favourite that never fails to satisfy.

DAY 7 – GAIRLOCH–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLENCOE

Sea & Skye
ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.

FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak. Visit Globus Local Favorite a whisky distillery.

Breakfast
Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Raise a dram of whisky for Scotland’s proud heritage at an historic, local distillery whilst you learn all about Scotland’s favorite spirit.

DAY 8 – GLENCOE. EXCURSION TO THE ISLES OF MULL AND IONA

Island Dreams & Scottish Kings

OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.

ISLE OF MULL Take a scenic drive across the island.

ISLE OF IONA See the burial place of many Scottish kings and chiefs. Visit one of the first Christian monasteries in the British Isles.

Breakfast
Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Called “Eagle Island” by wildlife watchers, the Isle of Mull is a paradise for birds of prey keeping a watchful eye on the wonderful wild landscapes below. Watch for Scottish red deer, iconic Highland cattle, and rolling hills that paint a picture of quintessential Scotland. The medieval abbey on the Isle of Iona is the resting place of many Scottish monarchs and chiefs.

DAY 9 – GLENCOE–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW

Glasgow Gems & Gorgeous Glens

GLENCOE Depart for a scenic drive through Glen Coe and The Trossachs National Park.
LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.

GLASGOW Enjoy an orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast
Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS In Scotland’s most populous city, Glasgow’s uniquely rich architectural heritage ranges from 19th-century masterpieces to the modern designs of the unique style of Glasgow-born Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Discover exciting experiences around every corner!

DAY 10 – GLASGOW

Safe travels until we meet again!

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

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