Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities - 13 day tour

Tour Summary

Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities
13 day / 12 night

This all-embracing touring experience will introduce you to many sides of Scotland. From the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the remote Orkney Islands, famous for their pre-historic history. Visit grand castles, peaceful abbeys and famous battlefield sites. Enjoy some of Scotland’s best scenery, including drives along the famed North Coast 500 route and the picturesque Road to the Isles.

Edinburgh - enjoy a city tour with a local expert, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle

Glamis Castle - let Shakespeare’s Macbeth take centre stage when we visit the childhood home of HM The Queen Mother

Isle of Skye - explore the breathtaking scenery of the Magical Isle with a tour of the picturesque Sleat Peninsula

Orkney Islands - visit pre-historic Skara Brae village and marvel at the Ring of Brodgar standing stones

The Trossachs - experience a memorable lunch served at a 15th Century farm by the banks of Loch Ard  

Movie locations - Local Hero, Harry Potter and Highlander

Hotel accommodation included

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Location: Edinburgh (3); Dundee (1); Inverness (1); Thurso (2); Isle of Skye (1); Oban (2) and Glasgow (2)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (12)
  • Welcome reception with your Tour Director
  • Table d’hôte dinners (4)
  • Farewell lunch on a working Scottish farm

Visits, Admissions and Experiences

  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle, Italian Chapel, Skara Brae, Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle
  • City tour of Edinburgh
  • Orientation tours of Dundee, Glasgow and Stirling
  • Visit to a whisky distillery with tasting
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 03 to 19 August 2024 departures

Tour Essentials

  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with extra-legroom, reclining seats, on board washroom and Wifi
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye
  • Ferry to the Isles of Mull and Iona 
  • 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 Apex Haymarket Hotel
90 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5LQ

The tour will end in Glasgow after breakfast on day 13

Check-in: 14:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 14:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 09:00 hrs

Child details

Child discount applies to children aged 5 to 17 years inclusive on the basis that they share a room with an adult.

We’re sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.  

Price Notes

The price of the 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 
TT 00328

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