Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • St Andrews
  • Clan Donald Centre
  • Edinburgh Tattoo
Best of Scotland
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Glenfinnan, Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Stirling Castle.

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7 day tour from £1295

Sundays
24 April to 09 October, 2016
Thursdays
04, 11 t& 18 August, 2016

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 1295 per person
Children from 1165 per child
Single room from 1520 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 17 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
1,295-1,720

Tour Summary

The serene Isle of Skye, perfectly photogenic castles and the grand cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow beckon.

Your experience of Scotland is enhanced with visits to a traditional whisky distillery, St Andrews and breathtaking views of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Day 1:Welcome to Scotland. The remainder of today is free for you to rest. This evening join your tour director at a welcome reception.

Day 2: This morning enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon is free.

Day 3: Visit St Andrews and charming Pitlochry then drive through the Cairngorm National Park to your hotel.

Day 4: Spend today exploring the Isle of Skye and visiting the famed Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Day 5: Visit awesome Glen Coe and drive along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. In Glasgow enjoy a city tour.

Day 6: Today visit Stirling Castle and Bannockburn. Later visit attractive Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery and enjoy a Farewell dinner on a working farm.

Day 7: The tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers are available.

Tour features

  • Visit the Edinburgh, Isle of Skye and Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (2); Scottish Highlands (2) and Glasgow (2)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
Arrive Edinburgh
On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks.
Overnight: Novotel City Centre, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Two
Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning, your local guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town.
During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Overnight: Novotel City Centre, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Three
Edinburgh - St Andrews - Scottish Highlands
Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Overnight: Highlander Hotel/Laggan Hotel/Morlich Hotel, Cairngorm National Park (or similar)
Day Four
Isle of Skye and Scenic Highlands Excursion
Travel through Inverness, known as the capital of The Highlands and along the banks of the famous Loch Ness. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre and the Museum of the Isles, where you can trace your genealogy or explore the wonderful gardens. Later take the ferry to Mallaig and continue your journey through the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to your hotel.
Overnight: Highlander Hotel/Laggan Hotel/Morlich Hotel, Cairngorm National Park (or similar)
Day Five
Scottish Highlands Glencoe Glasgow
Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glen Coe, Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow.
Overnight: Radisson Blu, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Six
Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion
Start your day with an orientation of Glasgow including the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. You'll also visit St. Mungo's Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city. Enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge.
Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making with a visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a wee dram'. Tonight, experience a Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard.
Overnight: Radisson Blu, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Seven
Depart Glasgow
After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of first class travel whilst enjoying amazing value then an Escorted Tour is just for you. All these tours are carefully researched and combine quality hotels, luxury travel, informative visits and leisure time. Youll find our Escorted Tours to be memorable for all the right reasons!
You will travel aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.
An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities youll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and many meals.
Youll have the chance to personalise your touring experience by participating in some carefully planned optional excursions. These are at additional expense and details will be provided with your tour documentation.The group will stay together in first class or superior tourist class hotels.
Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate youll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities.
A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table dhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twins are subject to availability.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.  
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on an Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, theres always a lighter continental option available too. Youll find that some evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whats Included list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach Scotland then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk 
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach.
Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary transfers are included on day-one from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Hotel at 09:00 hrs, 11:30 hrs and 14:00 hrs and on day-thirteen from the Glasgow Hotel to arrive at Glasgow Airport at 07:00 hrs and 09:00 hrs.

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2-7)
  • Welcome reception with your Tour Director
  • 2 table d'hote dinners
  • Farewell Dinner on a working farm
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle
  • City tour of Edinburgh
  • Orientation tours of Glasgow and Stirling
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 04 to 21 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide
  • Departure information

    You can check in to the Edinburgh Hotel at your leisure on day one.
    The tour will commence at 17:00 hrs at the Novotel City Centre, 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE

    * Left luggage facilities are available at the hotel if you wish to check-in earlier.
    Please note - your room may not be available until the standard check-in time.


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