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  • Kisimul Castle
  • North Uist
  • Tarbert
Scotlandís Gaelic West Coast
See, Visit & Explore: Glasgow, Inveraray, Oban, Jacobite Steam Train, Isles of Benbecula, Barra, South & North Uist, Harris, Lewis, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Scone Palace, Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle.

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11 day tour from £2644

Fridays
18 May, 2018
6 July, 2018
3 August, 2018
21 September, 2018

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 2644 per person
Children from £ 2380 per child
Single room from £ 3299 per person

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Tour Summary

Discover the Land of the Gaels in-depth on this amazing Island hopping adventure.

The idyllic Western Isles lie off the West Coast of Scotland and feature dazzlingly white beaches, loch-dotted landscapes and an amazing array of wildlife. Explore Neolithic standing stones, enjoy a steam train ride on the famous West Highland Railway and visit stately castles and palaces. This tour really has something for everyone!

Day 1: Arrive in Glasgow and enjoy a city tour. Later join your fellow passengers for a welcome drink.

Day 2: From Glasgow head to the ďbonnie, bonnie banksĒ of Loch Lomond. Visit stately Inveraray Castle then tour to Oban to discover how whisky is carefully produced at the local distillery.

Day 3: Tour through the Appin Hills to reach Fort William where youíll enjoy a trip on the famous Jacobite Steam Train - itís one of the Worldís great rail journeys! Spend free time in Mallaig before boarding a ferry for the crossing to the Outer Hebrides.

Day 4: Day excursion to the Island of Barra.

Day 5: Today we travel through the string of islands that make up the Outer Hebrides. Along the way weíll visit a traditional smokehouse, community run tea-room and the Museum of the Arts.

Day 6: Today we explore the island of Harris. Travel through mountainous scenery to reach spectacular and unspoilt beaches. Discover how Harris Tweed is still traditionally made before returning to Stornoway.

Day 7: Discover the neighbouring island of Lewis. Visit prehistoric sites including Dun Carloway Broch and the Callanish Standing Stones. Marvel at how life was lived on the islands when we stop at Gearannan Blackhouse Village.

Day 8: Enjoy free time in Stornoway before boarding a cruise-ferry for the crossing to Ullapool. On arrival tour to Inverness.

Day 9: Start the day with a visit to Culloden Moor where Bonnie Prince Charlieís dreams of capturing the British Crown came to a bloody end. Tour through the Highlands to reach Scone Palace for a visit. Later travel to Edinburgh. Selected departures will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Day 10: This morning enjoy a tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. The remainder of today is at leisure. This evening attend a lively Scottish show.

Day 11: Bid farewell to Scotland. Airport transfers are available.

Tour features:

  • Visit The Western Isles, Oban and Edinburgh Castle
  • Overnight accommodation: Glasgow (1); Oban (1); Benbecula (2); Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (3); Inverness (1) and Edinburgh (2)
  • Depart from Glasgow and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 11 days/10 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
Welcome to Scotland & Glasgow City Tour
Our tour begins 2:00 p.m. at your Glasgow hotel. Tour the highlights of Glasgow and discover its unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city, Provands Lordship. In the evening join your group for a welcome drink before dinner.
Overnight: Westerwood Hotel, Glasgow (Cumbernauld) (or similar)
 
Day Two
Glasgow - Inveraray - Oban
Drive along the famous banks of  Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Visit Inveraray Castle, home of the 12th Duke of Argyll. Tour the elaborately decorated castle containing an armory, many historic relics, and its portrait collection. In the seaside town of Oban, visit Oban Distillery, one of the few distilleries to be built before the town itself. Learn about whisky production and savour a sample of the finished product.
Overnight: Perle Oban Hotel, Oban (or similar)
 
Day Three
Oban - Jacobite Steam Train - Benbecula
Drive along the scenic shores of Loch Linnhe to Fort William, the largest town in the Western Highlands. Board the Jacobite Steam Train and enjoy a spectacular railway journey across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as featured in the Harry Potter movies, to the fishing port of Mallaig. Spend some free time exploring on your own, then embark on a scenic ferry ride to Lochboisdale on South Uist. Travel to your hotel on the Isle of Benbecula. Enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Overnight: Dark Island Hotel, Isle of Benbecula (2 nights) (or similar)
 
Day Four
Isle Of Barra Excursion
Drive through scenic South Uist and board the ferry to Ardmhŗr on Barra to admire the beautiful white sand beaches. Stop in Castlebay, the main town of the isle, and browse independently before continuing to Vatersay, an island just south of Castlebay. After a drive around, take the return ferry to Eriskay. Enjoy a drink with your group at The Politician Bar before returning to your hotel.
Day Five
North Uist - Harris - Stornoway
Explore the island of North Uist, a stunning landscape of miles of sandy beaches with fresh and saltwater lochs. Visit the Hebridean Smokehouse to see the island's largest industry from smoking to packing and shipping, and enjoy a taste. Stop for tea at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre, a key community facility and favorite spot for visitors to the island, before heading to see work of local artists at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum of Arts. Continue north to Berneray and board the ferry to Leverburgh on Harris. Travel on to tour Stornoway, the largest town in the Outer Hebrides. 
Overnight: Caberfeidh Hotel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (3 nights) (or similar)
 
Day Six
Exploring the Isle of Harris
Enjoy a scenic tour of Harris, which boasts a wide range of landscapes. Visit Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches, then head to Tarbert. Go behind the scenes at the Isle of Harris Distillery to witness the distilling operation and enjoy a sample. See a Harris Tweed weaving demonstration, and take a tour of Stornoway. Dinner is at your hotel in Stornoway.
 Day Seven
Exploring the Isle of Lewis
Sightsee around the Isle of Lewis, a relatively flat island with many picturesque sandy beaches and rugged coastline. At Bosta Beach see the Iron Age House, a reconstructed Iron-Age dwelling. Located above Loch an Duin, visit Dun Carloway Broch, which dates back over 2000 years. Continue exploring with a stop to marvel at the ancient Callanish Standing Stones, which date from 2000 BC. Experience history and heritage at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, a former community converted to a museum and visitor center. Return to Stornoway for a free evening to dine and explore on your own.
 
Day Eight
Stornoway - Ferry Crossing - Inverness
Take a panoramic drive and short walking tour around Stornoway, then enjoy some free time to explore independently. You may choose to visit An Lanntair, an arts and exhibition centre, or Lews Castle, which boasts an interactive museum including the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen. Or, visit the Lewis Loom Centre with demonstrations of spinning wheels, the hand loom, and a craft gift shop. In the afternoon board the ferry to Ullapool on the mainland. Travel to Inverness for dinner then join a local guide for a walking tour around the city.
Overnight: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness (or similar)
 
Day Nine
Inverness - Scone Palace - Edinburgh
Head to Culloden Battlefield to tour the Visitor Centre, where, on April 16, 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). Visit Scone Palace and see the fine collections of antiques before heading to Edinburgh. Enjoy an evening of dinner and traditional Scottish song and dance. On the 3 August 3 departure enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.
Overnight: The Principal Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) (or similar)
 
Day Ten
City tour and Edinburgh Castle
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, comparing the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town" with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour Edinburgh Castle's historic buildings with splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free to explore, shop, and dine on your own.
Tonight enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment and food.
 
Day Eleven
Tour Ends at Edinburgh Airport
Your tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers are available

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you. Youíll travel in a group that is restricted to around 40 fellow travellers. Travel is 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 youíll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are fully inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and most meals. Savvy travellers appreciate that these tours have no hidden extras Ė all the ingredients needed for a great tour are included in the tour price. There are no optional extras for you to budget for during your holiday. The group will stay together in first class/superior standard 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 youíll 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 díhote, 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 beds.
Double 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 twin rooms 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 a Premium Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, thereís always a lighter continental option available too. Youíll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whatís IncludedĒ 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. 
How many people will be on the tour?
The number of people travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 40 passengers.
Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary transfers are included on day-one from Glasgow Airport to the Cumbernauld Hotel at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs and on day-twelve from the Edinburgh Hotel to arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 06:30 hrs and 09:00 hrs.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 11)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • 7 table díhŰte dinners
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Admission to Provands Lordship, Inveraray Castle, Hebridean Smokehouse, Taigh Chearsabagh Museum of the Arts, Isle of Harris Distillery, Dun Carolway Broch, Gearannan Blackhouse village, Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, Scone Palace and Edinburgh Castle
  • Tour and tasting at Oban Malt Whisky Distillery
  • Harris Tweed weaving demonstration
  • Ferry fares and reservations
  • Single journey from Fort William to Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • City tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Walking tours of Inverness and Stornoway
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 3 August departure
  • 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 guide or driver

    Departure information

    You can check in to the Glasgow (Cumbernauld) hotel at your leisure on day one.
    The tour will commence at 14:00 hrs
    from the The Westerwood Hotel, 1 Saint Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld, Nr Glasgow, G68 0EW
    The tour will end after breakfast on day 11


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