Scottish Highland Fling
Don’t be shy—you’re not the only daydreamer 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 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 and Orkney ferries.
6 guests in a party: $2,745*18 guests in a party: $606*
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.
Scottish Highland Fling
Forth Road Bridge|Heart of Neolithic Orkney|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Full buffet 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 travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
EDINBURGH Drummers, Pipes & Precious Jewels EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and the Old Town and a 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 July 31 through August 21 only). (B)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–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS Mulligans & Mountains ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort then drive through the scenic Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.201 mi / 323 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTICONIC 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.
INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–DUNROBIN–THURSO Brave Lads & Bonnie Lands CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.DUNROBIN Visit the castle and walled gardens. (B,D) 120 mi / 193 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT At Culloden moor, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. On 16 April 1746, the two armies met. Over 1,500 Jacobites were killed or wounded, while British government forces lost about 100 soldiers. The last pitched battle fought on British soil lasted less than an hour.
THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS An Ancient Archipelago THURSO Drive to John O’Groats to board a ferry for a scenic crossing to the Orkney Islands.ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. [LF] Join a guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, have a light lunch at the Tasting Hall café and then visit Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon. (B,L,D) 90 mi / 145 kmLOCAL FAVORITE HISTORY & TRADITIONOrcadian water, the best malt, hops, and yeast are the only four ingredients of hand-crafted ales such as Orkney Dark Island, Northern Light and the world-famous Skull Splitter named after a vicious Orkney Earl. Enjoy a guided tour of the brewery and learn the traditions of beer making and a long, long history of brewing quality ales.
THURSO–DURNESS–ULLAPOOL–GAIRLOCH Spectacular Sights & A Scottish Chippy THURSO Take a scenic drive along the spectacular 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 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Walk along the whitewashed cottages with views of lovely Loch Broom in the charming seaport town of Ullapool. Feast on traditional fish and chips, a Scottish favourite that never fails to satisfy.
GAIRLOCH–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLENCOE Sea & Skye 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. (B,D) 190 mi / 306 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Magic abounds on the Isle of Skye, home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes which enchant the senses. With magnificent mountain ranges, miles of captivating coastline, and heroic history, Skye casts a spell with its breathtaking beauty and sense of highland adventure.
GLENCOE. EXCURSION TO THE ISLES OF MULL AND IONA Island Dreams & Scottish Kings OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.ISLE OF MULL Take a 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) 166 mi / 268 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Called “Eagle Island” by wildlife watchers, the Isle of Mull is a paradise for birds of prey keeping a watchful eye on the wonderful wild landscapes below. Watch for Scottish red deer, iconic Highland cattle, and rolling hills that paint a picture of quintessential Scotland. The medieval abbey on the Isle of Iona is the resting place of many Scottish monarchs and chiefs.
GLENCOE–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW Glasgow Gems & Gorgeous Glens GLENCOE Depart for a scenic drive through Glen Coe and The Trossachs National Park.LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.GLASGOW [LF] Guided tour of a whisky distillery. Enjoy an 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) 96 mi / 155 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Raise a dram of whisky for Scotland’s proud heritage at an historic, local distillery whilst you learn all about Scotland’s favorite spirit.
GLASGOW Safe travels until we meet again! 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||The Isles of Glencoe Hotel||"Built on a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven, The Isles of Glencoe hotel is right at the heart of Glencoe¿ with Fort William a short drive away, and the stunning scenery of Scotland¿s west coast on the doorstep. The Hotel offers 59 newly refurbished bedrooms with the views of the loch and the mountains and comes with all modern facilities. The conservatory restaurant has plenty of space and panoramic views and uses the best ingredients from the local area inspired by land and sea. There is a heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. "||Glencoe||Ballachulish, Glencoe, Fort William, Ballachulish||First-Class|
|6||Clayton Hotel Glasgow||The hotel is situated on Clyde Street overlooking the beautiful River Clyde and just a 10 minutes' walk from George Square, and Glasgow's main shopping streets, art galleries, bars and restaurants. All rooms are air-conditioned and include King Koil mattresses for an enhanced sleep experience, HD TVs with Chromecast, WIFI and complimentary use of fitness suite.||Glasgow||286 Clyde St||Superior First-Class|