Scottish Isles and Glens - 12 day tour

Tour Summary

Scottish Isles and Glens
12 day / 11 night

Although this magnificent tour spends quality time in the sophisticated cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the main focus is the beauty and history of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. You’ll discover well-known icons such as Glen Coe, Loch Ness, and Culloden Moor during your travels. You’ll also get off the beaten track to visit lush Inverewe Gardens, the picturesque Isle of Bute and even take the ferry to explore the ancient Orkneys. If you want to get under the skin of Scotland, this is the tour for you.

Isle of Bute - visit the Victorian splendour of Mount Stuart House 

Dunvegan Castle - discover the history of the Clan Macleod and see priceless family heirlooms, including the “Fairy Flag”

Inverewe Gardens - discover exotic plants from around the world, creating a riot of colour and scents

Orkney Islands - see the famous pre-historic attractions of Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar 

Edinburgh - tour through the Georgian New Town and ancient Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle 

Movie locations - Made of Honour, The World is not Enough and Trainspotting

Hotel accommodation included

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Location: Glasgow (2); Kyle of Lochalsh (2); Ullapool (1); Kirkwall (2), Inverness (2) and Edinburgh (2)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (11)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • Table d’hôte dinners (6)
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh (not Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo departures)

Visits, Admissions and Experiences

  • Admission to Mount Stuart House, Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, Skara Brae, Italian Chapel, Ring of Brodgar, St Magnus Cathedral, Italian Chapel, Dunrobin Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Moor Visitor Centre and Edinburgh Castle
  • Sheepdog demonstration on a working Highland farm
  • Tour and tasting at Blair Athol Whisky Distillery
  • Cruise on Loch Ness
  • City tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 27 July to 12 August, 2024 departures

Tour Essentials

  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with extra-legroom, reclining seats, on board washroom and Wifi
  • Ferry to the Isle of Bute
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Service charges and taxes

Departure information

Please check your tour documentation for the commencement time of the tour

From The Novotel Glasgow City Hotel
181 Pitt St
Glasgow G2 4DT

The tour will end in Edinburgh after breakfast on day 12

Check-in: 14:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 15:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 9:00 hrs

Child details

Child discount applies to children aged 8 to 18 years inclusive on the basis that they share a room with an adult.

We’re sorry but children aged under 8 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.  

Price Notes

The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Selected departures include a visit to this famous celebration of music, dancing and culture performed against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code 
CIE 00768

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