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Scottish Isles and Glens Escorted Coach Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Explore Scotland's Coasts, Highlands, and Islands. Hike, tour, and visit charming towns like Tobermory. Drive through scenic national parks, see castles and Edinburgh's top sights. Stay at a unique Scottish castle hotel and take a scenic train ride. Search for the Loch Ness Monster and marvel at all the wonderful things to see and do on this incredible escorted tour.

Scottish Isles and Glens Escorted Coach Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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DEPARTURE DATE: August 24, 2024
Countries Visited: Scotland

OVERVIEW

Explore Scotland's coasts and islands

Head a little off the beaten path on this tour of Scotland's rugged Highlands, coastal byways, and the archaeological treasures on Orkney and the Isle of Skye.

Highlights:

  • Take a ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House.
  • Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions.
  • Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod.
  • Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created.
  • Visit the heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the dramatic, picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, dating back to the 13th century.
  • Take a tranquil cruise on Loch Ness to admire the scenery.
  • Visit a sheep farm to watch highly skilled sheepdogs demonstrate how they herd their flock.
  • Visit The Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, to discover the traditional art of whisky-making and enjoy a tasting.
  • Discover Edinburgh’s highlights

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
August 24, 2024from $5,495 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 11 breakfast, 7 dinner
  • An evening of Scottish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Taxes

Our welcome gift to you:

  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Aug 24Glasgow
2Sun Aug 25Isle of Bute | Mount Stuart House
3Mon Aug 26Loch Lomond | Eilean Donan Castle
4Tue Aug 27Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Portree
5Wed Aug 28Inverewe Gardens | Gairloch or Ullapool
6Thu Aug 29Dornoch | Dunrobin Castle | Orkney
7Fri Aug 30Orkney Sights | Ring of Brodgar | Skara Brae | St Magnus Cathedral
8Sat Aug 31Italian Chapel | Inverness
9Sun Sep 1Urquhart Castle | Loch Ness Cruise | Sheepdog Demonstration
10Mon Sep 2Whisky Tasting | Scottish Evening*
11Tue Sep 3Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle
12Wed Sep 4Tour Ends In Edinburgh

Day 1 – Glasgow Arrival

Your tour departs at 2:30 PM from your Glasgow hotel. Enjoy a tour around the city famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. A prosperous port city due to international trade and shipbuilding, today Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural hub. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 – Isle of Bute | Mount Stuart House

Take a ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy a free evening in Glasgow and dine independently. (B)

Day 3 – Loch Lomond | Eilean Donan Castle

Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and visit romantic Eilean Donan Castle, spectacularly situated on an island at the meeting of three lochs. (B, D)

Day 4 – Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Portree

Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Enjoy photo opportunities including stunning Kilt Rock. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 5 – Inverewe Gardens | Gairloch or Ullapool

Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to your hotel in Gairloch or Ullapool and enjoy some free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 6 – Dornoch | Dunrobin Castle | Orkney

Spend the morning in the historic seaside resort town of Dornoch before touring the nearby Dunrobin Castle, which boasts a fairytale setting with breathtaking coastal views. The grand castle’s stunning architecture and majestic gardens were inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Admire the dramatic Highland scenery as you continue on to Scrabster on the northern coast for the ferry to the Orkney Islands, your home for the next two nights. (B)

Day 7 – Orkney Sights | Ring of Brodgar | Skara Brae | St Magnus Cathedral

Today is an Orcadian adventure, visiting the heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a scenic drive around the north of the main island, past the Earl’s Palace at Birsay. Visit Skara Brae to see this amazing 5,000-year-old village. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a ceremonial stone circle. Return to Kirkwall for a visit to St Magnus Cathedral, Scotland’s oldest. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening as you wish; Kirkwall is a lively town with many independent food producers, craft shops, galleries, and restaurants. (B)

Day 8 – Italian Chapel | Inverness

Drive across the Churchill Barriers, causeways created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next explore the tiny Italian Chapel, a beautiful symbol of reconciliation built by Italian prisoners of war. Board a ferry back to the mainland and travel south to Inverness. Enjoy some time to explore this small city, known as the capital of the Highlands, before dining at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9 – Urquhart Castle | Loch Ness Cruise | Sheepdog Demonstration

Keep your camera handy as you visit the dramatic, picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, dating back to the 13th century. Then take a tranquil cruise on Loch Ness to admire the scenery. Next visit a sheep farm to watch highly skilled sheepdogs demonstrate how they herd their flock. Dine at your hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 10 – Whisky Tasting | Scottish Evening*

Visit The Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, to discover the traditional art of whisky-making and enjoy a tasting. Set in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, the Glenturret has been producing whisky since the 1700s. Proceed to Edinburgh and your hotel in the Grassmarket area of the old town. Enjoy some free time before enjoying a festive Scottish evening with lively traditional entertainment over dinner. (July 27 – August 12 departures will enjoy an evening free to explore and dine independently.) (B, D*)

Day 11 – Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle

Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy an evening free to explore independently. July 27 – August 12 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 12 – Tour Ends In Edinburgh

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner. >

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