Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures, and elusive monsters, quiet fairways, and boisterous bagpipes, this tour of Scotland is a study in stark contrasts among the most beautiful of classrooms. Hitting the highpoints of the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond, ferry to the dramatic Isle of Skye, and visit the home of golf, St. Andrews. More lush landscapes await as you search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness, stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films, and swoon over the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle nestled on a tidal island and featured in numerous films. If green means go, you have the go-ahead to pack your tams, tartans, and knickers for vibrant and verdant Scotland.
Highlights of Bonnie Scotland
GG|Bonnie Scotland GGE|With London
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation, from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, Isle of Skye ferry.
6 guests in a party: $1,254*18 guests in a party: $324*
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Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.
Forth Road Bridge|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
GLASGOW. EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND & STIRLING Keys to Scottish Lochs LOCH LOMOND [LF] Enjoy a scenic cruise on the lake.HIGHLANDS [LF] Join a guided tour of a whisky distillery.STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.GLASGOW Orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. (B) 81 mi / 131 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES They can take the low road, but we’ll take the high road to Loch Lomond for a stunningly scenic cruise. We’ll raise a wee dram of malt whisky at an historic distillery, distilling in slow Scottish style in the highlands for many years. Slàinte Mhath!
GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS Spectacular in Scotland Take a scenic drive past Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.ISLE OF SKYE Take a scenic drive across the Inner Hebridean island.EILEAN DONAN Drive past a picturesque castle on the small tidal island.LOCH NESS Stop at the lake.INVERNESS Free time in the evening. (B) 269 mi / 434 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Survey the shores of famed Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of its mysterious Nessie. Hear of the folklore and firm believers in the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which is said to swim in the shimmering waters.
INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–TOMINTOUL–ABERDEEN Noble Warriors & Natural Wonders CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Take a scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park.TOMINTOUL Stop at the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. (B,D) 111 mi / 178 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT From wild mountain peaks to the heathered moors to idyllic forests and farms, Cairngorms National Park is a Highlands paradise of breathtaking vistas, rivers, and wetlands that offer a haven to rare and endangered species that thrive here. Watch for eagles on the wing for a thrilling photo opportunity.
ABERDEEN–PERTH–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH Tees & Drinks with Jam & Bread PERTH Enjoy coffee with shortbread and take a guided visit at Scone Palace, the stately home of the Earls of Mansfield for over 400 years. ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and [LF] practice on the golf range. EDINBURGH Free time. (B) 172 mi / 277 kmLOCAL FAVORITE 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.
EDINBURGH Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 3 through August 20 only). (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTMUSIC & 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 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.
EDINBURGH Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central||DoubleTree by Hilton - Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow city center. It is ideally located for the Central Train Station and for all the sights and special events that make Glasgow so unique. The hotel is within a short distance of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Princes Square, the roar of Hampden Park for football or music events and the 'Armadillo' for concerts.||Glasgow||Cambridge Street||Superior First-Class|
|2||Columba Hotel||Columba Hotel is a 4-star hotel boasting a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet, is in a peaceful area offering marvelous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness.||Inverness||Ness Walk||First-Class|
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|4||Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket||The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket lies in the historical heart of the city, right next door to Haymarket station and a vast array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Discover the numerous sights and events in this lively city.||Edinburgh||1 Morrison Link||First-Class|