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Overview

Scottish Highlands Escape

Take an exciting Caledonian adventure through the highlands from Edinburgh to Glasgow on this guided vacation in Scotland! Enjoy the moors even more by visiting during the off season, with fewer crowds and lower prices. Begin in Edinburgh to visit the Castle and admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the home of golf at St. Andrews. Stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry to admire its Scottish Baronial architecture and take a spirited tour of a whisky distillery. Spend the night in the Highland capital of Inverness, and prepare for a day of glorious Scottish scenery crossing the battleground at Culloden Moor on your drive along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William. Admire even more beautifully rugged landscapes from Glen Coe to Oban on the western coast of Scotland.

Travel through the serene glens, lush forests, and rushing rivers of The Trossachs—Scotland’s first national park. Relish in the lovely views of Loch Lomond. Take a drive through Glasgow to see its 12th-century cathedral, stately university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built in the heyday of the tobacco barons. Finally, gather with your traveling companions, and raise a glass to this bonnie jaunt of a guided vacation in Scotland.

Highlights of Scottish Highlands Escape

Price Details US

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Related Option Title

January & March 2020 Travel

UNESCO Sites

Forth Road Bridge|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select 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.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,136*
18 guests in a party: $259*

Inclusions

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, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Welcome to Edinburgh! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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Day 2

EDINBURGH Traditions & Treasures 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. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, rules 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 also marks the starting point of the Royal Mile, the historic processional route and location of many of the city’s famous landmarks, including St. Giles’ Cathedral.


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Day 3

EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS Mulligans & Malts Scenic drive over the elegant Forth Road Bridge and through the historic county of Fife.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY [LF] Guided tour of a whisky distillery. (B)
200 mi / 325 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES For those who appreciate a fine Scotch whisky, where better to learn about the distillery process with a sample of authentic and historic malt whisky in the Highlands. Lift a dram of Scotland’s proud heritage.


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Day 4

INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–FORT WILLIAM–OBAN Noble Warriors & Epic Monsters CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site.
Scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness.
FORT WILLIAM free time.
OBAN Free time. (B,D)
125 mi / 201 km

TOUR 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.


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Day 5

OBAN–THE TROSSACHS–GLASGOW Natural Sights & City Lights Travel through The Trossachs and past Loch Lomond.
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. A farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 99 mi / 160 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Spanning both banks of the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow gives art and architecture lovers a grand time. From its Victorian and art nouveau architecture to its beautiful Georgian-style squares and the medieval grandeur of its cathedral, Glasgow is brimming with historic and artistic sights to savor during an orientation drive through this national cultural hub, home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and National Theatre of Scotland.


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Day 6

GLASGOW Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-10-26 2024-10-27 2024-11-01 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41027A Not Available
2 2024-10-26 2024-10-27 2024-11-01 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41027 Not Available
3 2024-11-01 2024-11-02 2024-11-07 $1529 $0 $1529 KATX41102KA Available
4 2024-11-01 2024-11-02 2024-11-07 $1529 $0 $1529 KATX41102K Available
5 2024-11-02 2024-11-03 2024-11-08 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41103A Available
6 2024-11-02 2024-11-03 2024-11-08 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41103 Available
7 2024-11-09 2024-11-10 2024-11-15 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41110 Available
8 2024-11-16 2024-11-17 2024-11-22 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41117 Available
9 2024-11-23 2024-11-24 2024-11-29 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41124 Not Available
10 2024-11-23 2024-11-24 2024-11-29 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX41124A Available
11 2024-11-29 2024-11-30 2024-12-05 $1429 $0 $1429 KATX41130K Available
12 2024-11-30 2024-12-01 2024-12-06 $1199 $0 $1199 KATX41201A Available
13 2024-11-30 2024-12-01 2024-12-06 $1199 $0 $1199 KATX41201 Not Available
14 2024-12-07 2024-12-08 2024-12-13 $1199 $0 $1199 KATX41208A Not Available
15 2024-12-07 2024-12-08 2024-12-13 $1199 $0 $1199 KATX41208 Not Available
16 2025-01-04 2025-01-05 2025-01-10 $1099 $0 $1099 KATX50105 Available
17 2025-01-18 2025-01-19 2025-01-24 $1099 $0 $1099 KATX50119 Available
18 2025-01-24 2025-01-25 2025-01-30 $1329 $0 $1329 KATX50125K Available
19 2025-02-08 2025-02-09 2025-02-14 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX50209 Available
20 2025-03-01 2025-03-02 2025-03-07 $1299 $0 $1299 KATX50302 Available
21 2025-03-08 2025-03-09 2025-03-14 $1399 $0 $1399 KATX50309 Available
22 2025-03-15 2025-03-16 2025-03-21 $1399 $0 $1399 KATX50316 Available
23 2025-03-21 2025-03-22 2025-03-27 $1629 $0 $1629 KATX50322K Available
24 2025-03-22 2025-03-23 2025-03-28 $1399 $0 $1399 KATX50323 Available
25 2025-03-29 2025-03-30 2025-04-04 $1399 $0 $1399 KATX50330 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 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
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 AC Hotel by Marriott Inverness Where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, AC Hotel Inverness, the largest hotel in the city, offers modern accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This perfectly positioned hotel is only a short walk from Inverness Railway Station and the finest shopping and sightseeing spots. Our thoughtfully designed guest rooms offer modern decor, flexible workspace, free Wi-Fi, a smart TV and plenty of space to unwind or focus before your meeting in a calm environment. The perfect blend of form and functions for a stay in Inverness. Start the day with a European-style breakfast and end it with hand crafted cocktails at the AC Lounge. The restaurant completes the offer with tapas-style bites and local flavors, perfectly paired with iconic views across the river. After a long day of exploring the legend of Loch Ness, let us pour you a glass of our signature gin tonic whilst you welcome a moment of tranquility on our riverside terrace. Unfold an enriching stay in one of Scotland¿s most picturesque cities. Inverness Superior First-Class
4 The Ballachulish Hotel The Ballachulish hotel is a friendly, cozy place to stay. All the 53 bedrooms offer modern decor, inspired by all that the West Highlands has to offer. With free WIFI, and all the home comforts you would expect, the hotel is a great place to stay and explore the local area. With views as far as the eye can see and the use of the local leisure, soak up the views of Loch Linnhe while tucking into the food locally sourced and prepared by hotel¿s chefs, the FISH restaurant is the good spot to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Glencoe Nr Fort William 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 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
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