12 DAY SCOTTISH ISLANDS & GLENS -

Scottish Isles & Glens 12 Days / 11 Nights
Scotland travel tours
Explore the islands of Scotland in more depth on this guided bus tour of Scotland. Of all the places in the world, few can capture the hearts as Scotland can. It is a timeless place, soft and green, yet wild and beautiful, where narrow roads meander along the banks of sparkling rivers - and sheep have the right of way.

Scottish Isles & GlensHighlights: Scottish Evening & Dinner, Two overnights in Edinburgh’s Georgian “New Town”, Isle of Mull, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor, St. Andrews, Edinburgh Castle


Day 1 Glasgow Arrival Welcome to Scotland, one of the most peaceful places on earth.  Castles mark the strongholds of ancient clans, villages hug the banks of coal-black lochs, and tiny cottages covered in turf dot stone-walled fields.  Moor and glen, castle and cottage, loch and stream - and history abound.  Your first glimpse of the this Victorian city is upon arrival. Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Take a tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then enjoy a free evening for dining independently.

Day 2 Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart House Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3 Loch Lomond & Eilean Donan Castle Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for refreshments and shop for Scottish goods. Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy a photo opportunity or two, featuring the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 Inverewe Gardens & Ullapool Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port. Check in to your hotel near the harbor. (B, D)Glasgow

Day 6 Highland Scenery & Orkney Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities at Kylesku. Continue to Scrabster on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney, enjoying dinner on board. (B, D)

Day 7 Orkney Sights & Skara Brae Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently. (B)

Day 8 Dunrobin Castle & Inverness Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this is the largest castle in northern Scotland. Stop for photo opportunities amidst its scenic hills. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands. (B, D)

Day 9 Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield Watch out for the monster as you trace the shores of Loch Ness.  Loch Ness is a solid blue, with an occasional white sail skimming across it.  The Monster is free-ranging, but he is said to have his base around Urqhuhart Bay, guarded by the ruins of a 14th century castle. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Return to Inverness with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river. (B, D)

Day 10 Sheep Herding & Whisky Tasting Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting. Enjoy the evening at your leisure in Edinburgh. (B)

Day 11 Edinburgh Castle & Traditional Scottish Dinner Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. The August 1 – 15 departures departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B, D)

Day 12 Tour Ends In Edinburgh Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Scotland travel tours INCLUDES:
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
    • 11 breakfasts and 9 dinners including a fun Scottish evening in Edinburgh with traditional songs, stories and dancing.
  • Dunrobin Castle Inverewe Gardens Isle of Skye Loch Ness Cruise Mount Stuart House Ring of Brodgar Skara Brae Urquhart Castle
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies


  • YOUR SCOTLAND VACATION PACKAGE HOTELS Stay at the following (or similar):
    • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel, Glasgow (2 nights) 
    • Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights) 
    • The Royal Hotel, Ullapool (1 night) 
    • Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall (2 nights) 
    • Columba Hotel, Inverness (2 nights) 
    • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) 
    Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

    Call 1-800-221-2474   9AM - 5PM or Please Email Us For Information

    2021 in USD

    12 DAY
    START GLASGOW USD
    APR 10 $2,995
    MAY 1 $3,165
    MAY 29 $3,325
    JUN 5 $3,575
    JUN 19 $3,575
    JUL 17 $3,575
    JUL 26 $3,575
    AUG 2 $3,485
    AUG 7 $3,485
    AUG 30 $3,575
    SEP 4 $3,575
    SEP 25 $3,265
    SEP 13 $3,479
    OCT 2 $3,165

     

    Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: : Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person