Scottish Discovery – Glasgow, Edinburgh & Beyond

  • 9 Days , 7 Cities
  • From $7,540
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One of the gems throughout this tour is the Three Isles Tour; get ready to discover the wonders of three Scottish islands in one day. Taking you through the stunning scenery of the Isle of Mull, followed by a visit to the Isle of Iona to see the famous Abbey, the last island’s stop is the awe-inspiring Isle of Staffa, with its unique hexagonal basalt column cliffs and Fingal’s Cave.
Countries Visited United Kingdom
Places Visited Glasgow, , Spean Bridge, Gairloch, Aberdeen, Edinburgh
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Glasgow, Scotland

    Arrive in Glasgow and meet your guide for a city’s panoramic tour. Glasgow it's famous for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding.

    Glasgow City Chambers The focal point of George Square is one of the city’s most iconic and imposing buildings.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Oban - Explore the nature and history of Scottish outskirt

    We leave Glasgow to explore the nature and history of Scottish outskirt reaching Loch Lomond, one of the most beautiful and iconic places in Scotland.

    With a short detour, we reach The Hill House. This is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic masterpiece.

    Driving along the shore of the picturesque lake, we drive towards Inveraray to visit the stunning castle. We follow now through a less beaten coastline full of unpredictable views, crossing the small country and fishing villages where time has a much slower pace and traditions still have strong roots.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Oban - Discover the wonders of three Scottish islands

    With the Three Isles Tour, you will discover the wonders of three Scottish islands in one day. Taking you through the stunning scenery of the Isle of Mull, followed by a visit to the Isle of Iona to see the famous Abbey, the last island’s stop is the awe-inspiring Isle of Staffa, with its unique hexagonal basalt column cliffs and Fingal’s Cave.

    Overnight in Oban.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Inverness - Up to the blue Sky

    We start the day at Nevis Range in Fort William -home to the UK’s only mountain gondola. The car cable transports the visitors to the top of Aonach Mor mountain, where you can capture the stunning scenery of the surrounding Lochs and Glens.

    We then proceed to the magnificent Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's largest castles. It resides on the banks of Loch Ness and remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. We will then explore Loch Ness by sailing on its legendary waters. Afterward, we make our way to Inverness, known as the 'Highland Capital'.

    Overnight in Inverness.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Inverness - The Magic Ring

    This circular route takes you through the Wester Ross area of the North West Highlands. This is a land of spectacular mountains and beautiful lochs, marvelously sandy beaches, and stark rocky promontories. Also, you can indulge in some of the best views in Scotland.

    Overnight in Inverness.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Aberdeen - Life & Soul

    After breakfast, we depart from the hotel to Aberdeen. En route stop at the Speyside Cooperage. Still using many traditional methods, our Coopers are busy shaping, shaving, and charring casks for what is an integral part of the whisky industry.

    The second stop is Craigellachie Bridge. The bridge is a cast iron arch bridge across the River Spey. It was designed by the renowned civil engineer Thomas Telford and built from 1812–1814.

    In the afternoon, discover the story of the Glenlivet on a sensory introduction to the whisky-making process, the Glenlivet Distillery.

    Today our last visit is Crathes Castle, Gardens & Estate. Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its glorious gardens, Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house. Inside you'll find a labyrinth of cultural history, from family portraits and fine antique furniture to painted ceilings.

    Overnight in Aberdeen

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Edinburg - Traditions and History: Dunnottar Castle and Glamis Castle

    Today, departure from hotel and first, we start with Dunnottar Castle. This dramatic and evocative ruined cliff-top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream, and an iconic tourist destination.

    Next visit is Glamis Castle, which has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and the birthplace of HRH Princess Margaret.

    In the afternoon, we arrive in St. Andrews, which is known around the world as the 'Home of Golf'. To play here is a truly memorable experience. Join an expert guide on a tour of the world’s most famous golf course. Your tour will take place around the 1st, 17th, and 18th holes of the Old Course where you will be able to walk in the footsteps of icons of the game and experience a player’s eye view of the fabled links. St Andrews Cathedral is a “must-see” for every visitor to St Andrew's. The Cathedral’s ruins (free to enter) are truly spectacular –but they can only hint at the vast grandeur of what was once the largest church in Scotland.

    Overnight in Edinburgh

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Edinburg - Explore the medieval Old Town Edinburgh

    Today, we begin by visiting Edinburgh, with its medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress that dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, thanks to its position on Castle Rock.

    Mary King's Close; hidden beneath the Royal Mile, lies Edinburgh's deepest secret: a warren of hidden 'closes' where real people lived, worked, and died.

    The Scottish National Gallery, which displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable, Turner, Monet, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, amongst many others.

    Overnight in Edinburgh

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Depart from Glasgow Airport to fly back home

    Today is the departure day. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Glasgow Airport for a home flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $7,540 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 8-Night in 4-star accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis
    • 1-Night Glasgow city center
    • 2-Night Oban
    • 2-Night Inverness
    • 1-Night Aberdeen
    • 2-Night Edinburgh city center
  • Private transfer with driver-guide from Glasgow airport and visit of Glasgow
  • Driver guide for 6 days touring as per program
  • Full day visit of Edinburgh with driver-guide
  • Entrances: Hill house, Inveraray Castle, Urquhart Castle, Cooperage experience, Distillery, Crathes Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Glamis Castle, St. Andrews Cathedral, Edinburg Castle, Mary King’s close.
  • Excursion to Mull, Iona & Staffa
  • Gondola ride
  • Accommodation and meals for the driver-guide where needed
  • Quote includes Value Added Tax (VAT) at the current rate
  • All tickets and services are subject to availability at the time of booking

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Sightseeing in the City of Glasgow
  • Glasgow City Chambers
  • Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Admire famous and scenic lakes in Loch Lomond
  • Short detour the Hill House
  • Visit the stunning castle at Inveraray
  • Discover the wonders of three Scottish islands in Three Isles Tour
    • Mull
    • Iona
    • Staffa
  • Visit Nevis Range in Fort William
    • The car cable transports to the top of Aonach Mor mountain
  • Discover the magnificent Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland’s largest castles
  • Explore Loch Ness by sailing on its legendary waters
  • Visit Wester Ross area
    • Land of spectacular mountains and beautiful lochs, of marvelous sandy beaches and stark rocky promontories
  • Time for Life & Soul
    • Speyside Cooperage
    • Craigellachie Bridge
    • The Glenlivet distillery
    • Crathes Castle, Gardens & Estate
  • Explore the Traditions and History of the region
    • Dunnottar Castle
    • Glamis Castle
    • St. Andrews (Home of Golf)
    • St Andrews Cathedral
  • Edinburg
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Mary King’s Close
    • The Scottish National Gallery
      • Displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable, Turner, Monet, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, amongst many others.

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