Taste of Scotland
If you only have a limited amount of time available and want to see the highlights of Scotland then this is the tour for you. In just five days you'll discover Scotland's two great cities, tour the bonnie Scottish Highlands, take a cruise on Loch Ness, visit a whisky distillery and much, much more!
Welcome to Glasgow
Welcome to Glasgow. There are complimentary transfers from Glasgow International Airport departing at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs or 12:00 noon. There's time to relax before joining your fellow passengers for a tour of Glasgow departing at 14:30 hrs.
Overnight: Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)
Glasgow to the Highlands
Depart Glasgow and travel alongside famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting views and keep an eye out for "Nessie.” Continue northwards to Inverness and Nairn, our home for tonight.
Overnight: Newton Hotel, Nairn or Columba Hotel, Inverness (or similar)
Inverness to Edinburgh (2 nights)
We start with a drive through the Cairngorm National Park then through the Grampian Mountains to reach Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St Andrews, renowned as the "Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland's oldest. Spend some time to explore on your own before driving to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, a few miles from the city and set in lovely grounds with a golf course. In the evening dine at a Scottish Evening with excellent cuisine (including a wee taste of haggis) songs, stories and traditional Highland dancing.Overnight: Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning see the principal sights of Edinburgh as you drive along Princes Street and through the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along parts of the Royal Mile where some houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On 04 to 25 August departures, seats are reserved for the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
After breakfast spend independent time in Edinburgh or transfer to Edinburgh Airport in good time to check in for your flight.