A luxury escorted coach tour of Scotland, with first class hotel accommodation and the services of a tour director to welcome you to Scotland. If you only have a limited amount of time available and want to see the highlights of Scotland then this is the tour for you. In just five days you'll discover Scotland's two great cities, tour the bonnie Scottish Highlands, take a cruise on Loch Ness, visit a whisky distillery and much, much more! Departs: Sundays from March to November, and Tuesdays and Fridays from April to November.
Highlights: Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Spean Bridge, Loch Ness (Cruise included), Nairn, Culloden Moor, Blair Athol Malt Whisky Distillery and Edinburgh
Day One - Welcome to Glasgow!
Welcome to Glasgow. There are complimentary transfers from Glasgow International Airport departing at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs or 12:00 noon. There's time to relax before joining your fellow passengers for a tour of Glasgow departing at 14:30 hrs.
Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow's unique history. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner..
Overnight: Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Two - Glasgow to the Highlands
Depart Glasgow and travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting views and keep an eye out for "Nessie.” Continue to Nairn and enjoy a Scottish Highland evening with haggis and other traditional foods as well as bagpipe music and dance.
Overnight: Newton Hotel, Nairn or Columba Hotel, Inverness (or similar)
Day Three - Inverness to Edinburgh (2 nights)
Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre to learn about the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the British army in 1746, changing the traditional way of Highland clan life forever. Drive through the Grampian Mountains to visit Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, a few miles from the city and set in lovely grounds. Head into Edinburgh to a popular restaurant for dinner which is followed by a fun walking tour with a local guide to discover the haunts of Edinburgh's eccentric characters in the narrow streets and alleys of the medieval city.
Overnight: Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Four - Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning see the principal sights of Edinburgh as you drive along Princes Street and through the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along parts of the Royal Mile where some houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On July 29 to August 19 departures, seats are reserved for the famous Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
Day Five - Homeward bound
After breakfast spend independent time in Edinburgh or transfer to Edinburgh Airport in good time to check in for your flight.
- Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver and guide
• First Class hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• 4 full Scottish breakfasts
• 1 table d’hôte dinners
• Scottish Highland Evening with entertainment
• Edinburgh restaurant dinner
• Welcome get-together drink with your tour director
• Admission and visits to Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and Edinburgh Castle
• Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh with your tour director
• Loch Ness scenic cruise
• Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting
• Edinburgh ghost walking tour
• Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
• The services of a professional Tour Director
• Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo on 30 July to 20 August departures
• Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 5
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure PointThistle Glasgow Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN
Departure TimeCheck In: 14:00 Departs: 14:30
Expected return TimeReturns: 09:00 Day 5
Duration of Tour5 days
Months of OperationMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Rates & Dates
09 March to 30 November, 2014
Tuesdays and Fridays
1 April to 4 November, 2014
|Tour (Per Person in GB Sterling )|
|Date||Package per person (Hotels)|
9,23 March 2014
Sharing a Twin room: £595.00
Single Room: £777.00
30 March 2014
Sharing a Twin room: £604.00
Single Room: £787.00
29 March 2014
Sharing a Twin room: £655.00
Single Room: £838.00
29 July 2014
Sharing a Twin room: £808.00
Single Room: £991.00
Tour price is per person, staying in a first class hotel
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