Scottish Highland Fling
Don’t be shy—you’re not the only daydreaming traveler 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.
Highlights of Scottish Highland Fling
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $1,975*18 guests in a party: $535*
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 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 tour—without the crowds.
Scottish Highland Fling
Heart of Neolithic Orkney|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Full Scottish breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Welcome to Edinburgh! Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
EDINBURGH EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 4 through August 25 only). (B)
EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort. Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.CULLODEN Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. (B) 201 mi / 323 km
INVERNESS–DUNROBIN–THURSO ROSS-SHIRE [LF] Guided tour of a whisky distillery.DUNROBIN Guided visit to the castle and walled gardens.THURSO Free time before dinner. (B,D) 110 mi / 177 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Thurso with an excursion to a local pub before dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS JOHN O’GROATS Scenic ferry crossing to the islands.ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. [LF] Guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, light lunch at the Tasting Hall café, visit to Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon. (B,L) 90 mi / 145 km
THURSO–DURNESS–ULLAPOOL–GAIRLOCH Scenic drive along the North Coast 500 route via Durness and Scourie.ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port includes [LF] a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L,D) 194 mi / 312 km
GAIRLOCH–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–OBAN ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.GLEN COE Scenic drive en route to Oban. (B,D) 234 mi / 376 km
OBAN. EXCURSION TO THE ISLES OF MULL AND IONA OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.ISLE OF MULL 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. (B,D) 94 mi / 151 km
OBAN–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW Scenic drive through Loch Lomond & the The Trossachs National Park.LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.GLASGOW 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. (B,D) 91 mi / 147 km
GLASGOW GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Marriott Courtyard||Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.||Edinburgh||1 - 3 Baxter's Place||Superior First-Class|
|2||Mercure Inverness Hotel||Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel. Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants. All 121 guest bedrooms have HD TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. Enjoy panoramic views of the River Ness in the hotel's riverside restaurant or explore The 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie signature menue.||Inverness||Church St,||First-Class|
|3||St Clair Hotel||Unpack and relax in your room. All 34 rooms are freshly decorated and have the essential direct dial telephone, television with Freeview, hairdryer, hospitality tray and en suite shower rooms with complimentary toiletries.||Thurso-Caithness||Sinclair Street||First-Class|
|4||Gairloch Hotel||Nestled beside Gairloch Bay, the Gairloch hotel overlooks several quiet, secluded beaches with views of the world famous Isle of Skye. With 70 guestrooms, as well as a restaurant and lounge bar, guests can enjoy a calendar of live entertainment on site. All guestrooms are complete with en suite facilities as well as a television, hairdryer, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities.||Gairloch||Gairloch||First-Class|
|5||Oban Bay Hotel||On the edge of Oban's picturesque esplanade in the heart of Argyll, Oban Bay Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Scotland's west coast and the Highlands. Following a multi-million pound investment the hotel and its restaurant have a fresh modern look. The remodelled spa area features a sauna, steam room, hydropool and treatments from organic Scottish skincare brand ishga. All rooms are en-suite and include a hospitality tray, Scottish toiletries and hairdryer, with front-facing rooms and the hotel's spacious sun lounge offering panoramic views of incredible sunsets over the bay.||Oban-Argyll, Scotland||Corran Esplanade||First-Class|
|6||Maldron Hotel Glasgow||Maldron Hotel Glasgow is a brand new centrally located hotel in Glasgow offering 300 brand new bedrooms and Grain & Grill Restaurant with dishes prepared from fresh, local produce. It is in walking distance to theaters, shops, restaurants/bars, and sightseeing attractions. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all the modern amenities.||Glasgow||50 Renfrew Street||First-Class|