Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Holyrood House Edinburgh
  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Loch Katrine
Scottish Clans and Castles
See, Visit & Explore: Glasgow, Doune Castle, The Trossachs, Stirling Castle, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Jacobite Steam Train, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Brodie Castle, The Whisky Trail, Sheep Dog Demonstration, Pitlochry, Culross, Edinburgh and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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10 day tour from £1665

4 & 18 April, 2019
2, 16 & 23 May, 2019
6, 13 & 27 June, 2019
4, 11 & 25 July, 2019
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August, 2019
5, 12 & 19 September, 2019
3 & 17 October, 2019


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 1665 per person
Children from £ 1498 per child
Single room from £ 2450 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 8 to 18 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 8 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£1,665 - £3,450

Product code: CIE 02098

Tour Summary

This comprehensive tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands contains many must see attractions and hidden gems.

Join us and youíll experience a scenic cruise on Loch Ness; a steam train trip on the famed West Highland Railway Line and visits to five spectacular castles - Doune, Stirling, Eilean Donan, Urquhart and Brodie. All this is just a flavour of what awaits you on this marvelous tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Glasgow and transfer to your hotel in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Later enjoy a visit on Doune Castle and tour the scenic Trossachs area.

Day 2: Enjoy a relaxing visit to majestic Stirling Castle and historic Bannockburn battlefield.

Day 3: Tour through Rannoch Moor and see awesome Glen Coe. Explore the Great Glen then visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle.

Day 4: Spend today touring the magical Isle of Skye.

Day 5: Visit the Clan Donald Centre before catching the ferry to Mallaig. All aboard the Jacobite steam train for an unforgettable journey on the West Highland Line.

Day 6: This morning take a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness to view Urquhart Castle. Later visit evocative Culloden Moor site of the last battle fought on British soil.

Day 7: Explore Brodie Castle then hit ďThe Whisky TrailĒ to visit a local distillery and enjoy a tasting.

Day 8: Explore the Cairngorm National Park and enjoy a sheep dog demonstration. Spend time in Culross before arriving in Edinburgh.

Day 9: Discover Edinburgh today on a city tour and visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Selected departures will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Day 10: Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfer available.

Tour features:

  • Visit the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness Cruise and Jacobite Steam Train trip
  • Overnight accommodation: Drymen (2); Kyle of Lochalsh (2); Inverness (3) and Edinburgh (2)
  • Depart from Glasgow (Drymen) and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 10 days/9 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
Glasgow Arrival & Loch Katrine Cruise
Your Scottish trip starts at 3:00 pm at your hotel in Drymen. It is 20 miles north of Glasgow Airport so please ensure that you have appropriate transfer arrangements in place. Meet your tour director and set out for the short drive to visit Doune Castle, which has enjoyed fame in the "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander" TV series. Later enjoy a scenic tour through the picturesque Trossachs region. Return to your hotel and enjoy free time to rest and relax. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers about your trip with a welcome drink before sitting down to dinner in your hotel.
Overnight: Winnock Hotel, Drymen (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Two
Stirling Castle & the Trossachs Excursion
Drive to Stirling to visit Stirling Castle. Walk through some of the many chambers and halls to learn about notable people such as "BraveheartĒ William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots. In 1314 King Robert the Bruce secured a famous victory over the army of King Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn. This was an important step in Scotland's fight for independence. We'll tour the battlefield and explore the exciting new visitor centre then experience the amazing 3D battle show. Return to your hotel in good time for dinner.
Day Three
Drymen - Glen Coe - Kyle of Lochalsh
Today head up into the majestic Highlands. Journey across mysterious Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, a spectacular glen made famous by the Campbellsí massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Stop at Spean Bridge Woollen Mill and drive alongside some the long, narrow lakes in the Great Glen. Continue your drive north to visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle. The first fortified castle was built in the 13th century, rebuilt several times and partially ruined in 1719. Check in to your charming family-owned hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh.
Overnight: Balmacara Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh or similar (2 nights)
Day Four
Isle of Skye & Portree Excursion
Today cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge to explore this lovely island, sometimes called the "Misty IsleĒ. It has many strong associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie as he fled here after his defeat at Culloden Moor. Travel to Dunvegan Castle, stonghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years, making it the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Stop in Portree to get lunch on your own and take a walk to admire brightly-painted houses that cluster around a large bay.  Drive along the Trotternish Peninsula to view Kilt Rock, a sea cliff with huge, vertical basalt columns. Return to your hotel for free time before dinner.
Day Five
Kyle of Lochalsh - Jacobite Steam Train - Inverness
Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Take a ferry to Mallaig on the mainland and transfer to a train for a fun ride through some of Scotlandís loveliest scenery. The rails run alongside the "Road to the IslesĒ so you may view Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Monument, another reminder of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. Reboard your coach at Fort William and drive to Inverness.
Overnight: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness (or similar) (3 nights)
Day Six
Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield Excursion
Embark on a cruise of Loch Ness to visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotlandís largest castle which was destroyed in Jacobite wars. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the battle when British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie on 16th April 1746. The Visitor Centre shows the background to this bloody battle and how the battle brought an end to the clan system in Scotland. Stop for photos at Clava Cairns, a prehistoic burial place with a circle of standing stones that inspired the "Outlander" books. Return to Inverness in time to relax and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide.
Day Seven
Whisky Tasting & Brodie Castle Excursion
Drive through part of the Speyside region, where many distilleries are based close to sources of pure water from the River Spey. Visit a distillery to learn about the simple ingredients and many steps involved in whisky making. Tour the facilities and sample a "wee dram.Ē Visit Brodie Castle, a 16th century tower house with fairytale towers and turrets that is set in spacious grounds. The house contains fine furnishings, a collection of paintings and a library with over 6,000 volumes. Return to Inverness and enjoy some free time for a stroll along the River Ness in front of your hotel.
Day Eight
Inverness - St Andrews - Edinburgh
Drive south through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where dogs obey commands to round up sheep. Drive south through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains and stop for a look around the town of Pitlochry. Drive to the east coast to Culross for a relaxing walking tour around this charming 16th Century town. See the 1626 Town House, Culross Palace and the remains of Culross Abbey. In the "Outlander" TV series Culross acts as the fictional village of Cranesmuir. Drive south to Edinburgh, Scotlandís capital, and your manor house hotel on the outskirts. Enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner, lively singing and story-telling
Overnight: Norton House Hotel, Ingliston, Edinburgh (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Nine
Edinburgh Tour & Palace of Holyroodhouse
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New TownĒ with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. See Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare that separates the two areas. Learn about many prominent Scottish inventors, doctors and writers. Tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of The Queen, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. The balance of the day is free.  

On July 26 to Aug 16 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.
Day Ten
Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast.

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
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 Drymen Hotel at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs and on day-ten from the Edinburgh Hotel to arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 06:30 hrs and 09:00 hrs.

What's Included

  • 9 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 10)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • 7 table díhŰte dinners
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Admission to Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Brodie Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Sheep dog demonstration on a working Highland farm
  • Tour and tasting at a Speyside Whisky Distillery
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye
  • Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Scenic rail journey from Mallaig to Fort William on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • City tours of St Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Walking tour of Inverness
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 26 July to 16 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 guide or driver

Departure information

You can check in to the Glasgow (Drymen) hotel at your leisure on day one.
Please note that this hotel is located 20 miles from Glasgow Airport.
The tour will commence at 15:00 hrs from the
Winnock Hotel, The Square, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0BL
The tour will end after breakfast on day 10

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