Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Polperro
  • York
Best of Britain
See, Visit & Explore: Stonehenge, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor, Cardiff, Chester, Liverpool, Lake District, Glasgow, Glen Coe, Isle of Skye, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick, York and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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11 day tour from £1695

Saturdays
02 April to 15 October, 2016
Wednesdays
03, 10 & 17 August, 2016

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 1695 per person
Children from 1525 per child
Single room from 2090 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
1,695-2,290

The departure and return times shown are for guidance only. Please refer to your tour documentation for the confirmed times.

Tour Summary

Explore the many contrasts of Britain: see ancient Stonehenge, investigate the Abbey ruins and Roman spas in Bath, roam the scenic Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye and visit the unique cities of Plymouth, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, and Cardiff.

Day 1:Travel to ancient Stonehenge then explore Roman Bath. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception.

Day 2: Explore Plymouth before travelling to picturesque Polperro. Later tour across Dartmoor to visit Buckfast Abbey.

Day 3: Visit Glastonbury to tour the ruined Abbey. Enjoy a special lunch on a working farm before driving to Cardiff, the Capital of Wales.

Day 4: Today travel to Ludlow then enjoy a walking tour of Chester. Later drive to Liverpool to hear the story of the Beatles.

Day 5: Visit the picturesque Lake District and see Lake Windermere. Travel to Glasgow for a city tour.

Day 6: Tour along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Stop in awesome Glen Coe then see Ben Nevis, Britains tallest mountain. Stay in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Day 7: Enjoy a full day excursion to the magical Isle of Skye. Day 8: Our first visit is to charming Pitlochry then tour to St Andrews, the home of Golf.

Day 9: This morning enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon is free.

Day 10: Travel to Alnwick to see its famous Castle. Later cross the River Tyne and tour to York where there is a guided walking tour and farewell dinner to enjoy.

Day 11: Today we have relaxing visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare before returning to London.

Tour features

  • Visit Stonehenge, the Scottish Highlands and York
  • Overnight accommodation: Exeter (2); Cardiff (1); Liverpool (1); Glasgow (1); Scottish Highlands (2); Edinburgh (2) and York (1)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 11 days/10 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
London Stonehenge Exeter
This morning travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival in Bath see the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Later we arrive into the historic cathedral city of Exeter. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director during your Welcome Reception at your hotel.
Overnight: Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter (or similar)
Day Two
Dartmoor Excursion
Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Consider taking an optional cruise around the famous coastline. Visit Polperro, a quaint fishing village nested around a picturesque harbour. Cross rugged Dartmoor, famous for its dramatic and breathtaking scenery. Later enjoy a Cultural Insight at Buckfast Abbey where Abbotts have lived and prayed for nearly 1000 years.
Overnight: Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter (or similar)
Day Three
Exeter Glastonbury -Cardiff
Enjoy a picturesque drive through the South West countryside to Glastonbury. Visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Later enjoy a special lunch in a 15th century Manor House on a working dairy farm in Somerset. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is your final destination. View the impressive Castle and the Millennium stadium during your orientation, before checking in at your hotel.
Overnight: Clayton Hotel, Cardiff (or similar)
Day Four
>Cardiff Chester Liverpool
View the Malvern Hills on your way to visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation tour of Chester, which includes views of the medieval walls, the Cathedral and the famous Tudor Rows. Liverpool is the home of the Merseybeat. This evening hear tales of the Fab Four' as you drive through Liverpool with your Local Specialist on an included Beatles tour.
Overnight: Jurys Inn, Liverpool (or similar)
Day Five
Liverpool Lake District Glasgow (Cumbernauld)
Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake - Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Celebrate your first night in Scotland with a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.
Overnight: Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld (Glasgow) (or similar)
Day Six
Glasgow Glen Coe Scottish Highlands
Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre Glen Coe − Glen of the Weeping'. At the Commando Memorial near Fort William see breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands.
Overnight: Highlander Hotel, Newtonmmore/Morlich Hotel, Aviemore (or similar)
Day Seven
Isle of Skye and Scenic Highland Excursion
Travel through Inverness, known as the capital of The Highlands and along the banks of 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, Newtonmmore/Morlich Hotel, Aviemore (or similar
Day Eight
Scottish Highlands St. Andrews Edinburgh
Heading south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before driving to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the Old Course, where the game was first played 600 years ago. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.
During the Edinburgh Festival tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included.
Overnight: Marriott Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Nine
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
his morning your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, followed by your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. 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 in the New Town. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?
Overnight: Marriott Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Ten
Edinburgh Alnwick York
Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Hotel 53, York (or similar)
Day Eleven
York Stratford-upon-Avon London
View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard was born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the River Avon. Later, travel back to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.

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 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 the United Kingdom 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.
How many people will be on the tour?
The number of people travelling on an Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 50 passengers. 
Are airport transfers included?
This tour will depart from a Central London departure point that can easily be reached by public transport. Airport transfers are not offered on this tour.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 -11)
  • Welcome reception and dinner with your Tour Director
  • 3 table d'hote dinners
  • Light lunch in Somerset
  • Farewell dinner in York
  • Admission to Stonehenge, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, Roman Baths in Bath, Clan Donald Centre, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeares Birthplace
  • City tours of Liverpool and Edinburgh
  • Orientation tours of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 30 July to 20 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 and guide
  • Departure information

    Departure time will be confirmed in your tour documentation
    from Trafalgar Tours, 79 York Road, London, SE1 7NJ
    Tour returns at: 19:00 hrs approx


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