Isabella
Trip offered by Isabella Travel expert in Scotland

Trip summary

  • Departure Edinburgh
  • End Edinburgh
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Are you fascinated by the green landscapes and strong traditions of Scotland? Fancy visiting ancient castles in the northern part of Europe, in the extreme north of the UK? Then this tour in Scotland is the holiday and trip for you!

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During this marvelous adventure, including kilts, whiskey and bagpipes, you will have the opportunity to visit:

The maximum number of participants is 38- coaches have 48 seats to allow you to make a more comfortable journey.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Edinburgh
    Day 1
    Edinburgh

    Arrive at the airport, you can book the transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh. In the afternoon time available for private tours of the city of Edinburgh, through its classic monuments and its elegant buildings. Overnight at the hotel.
     

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  • 2
    Edinburgh
    Day 2
    Edinburgh

    Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide. Departure for the tour of the city with visit of Edinburgh Castle, the beautiful fortress that dominates the city from its volcanic rock. Free lunch. In the afternoon optional visit to Rosslyn Chapel, beautiful chapel surrounded by mysterious legends about the Freemasons and the Templar Knights, and made ​​famous by the filming of the movie "The Da Vinci Code". Leisure in the rest of the afternoon. Free dinner, you can attend a tipical Scottish evening. Overnight at the hotel.

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  • 3
    Edinburgh - Perth - Dundee
    Day 3
    Edinburgh - Perth - Dundee

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to visit the ruins of the Royal Palace in Linlithgow. Continue to Perth, free lunch and visit Scone Palace, considered one of the largest and best preserved Scottish mansions. Even today the palace is owned by the Mansfields earls that reside there when it is closed to the public. Scone Palace was also the crowning place of Scottish kings, including Macbeth, Robert the Bruce.

    Free lunch in Perth. Continue to St. Andrews and visit of its characteristic cathedral built in 1158 and located in a dominant position overlooking the bay. Continue to Dundee. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight. On some dates overnight is in Carnoustie.

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  • 4
    Dundee- Aberdeen- Aviemore
    Day 4
    Dundee- Aberdeen- Aviemore

    Breakfast in the hotel. Photo stop to admire the evocative ruins of Dunnottar Castle, situated on a breathtaking cliff overlooking the sea. Continue with the visit of Aberdeen. Free lunch. Continue in the afternoon through the valley of the Speyside and visit a famous whiskey distillery with tasting. Continue to Aviemore, arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight. On some dates overnight is planned in Grantown on Spey.

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  • 5
    Aviemore -Loch Ness - Inverness -Aviemore
    Day 5
    Aviemore -Loch Ness - Inverness -Aviemore

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for the mysterious Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster "Nessie". Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle and short cruise on Loch Ness. Free lunch in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Afternoon drive to Fort George: military fort still used by the British army. The fort was built in 1727 to oversee the Highlands after the Jacobite rebellions and still offers stunning views over the Moray Firth. Return to Aviemore, dinner and overnight.

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  • 6
    Aviemore -Skye -Oban or Inveraray
    Day 6
    Aviemore -Skye -Oban or Inveraray

    Breakfast in the hotel. Stop at the exterior of the Eilean Donan Castle on a small island, to be reached through a quaint pedestrian bridge in stone. The shooting of the film "Highlander" made ​​this castle famous in the world. Out to Skye, panoramic tour of the island. Free lunch. Continuation to board the ferry to Armadale and Mallaig. Continue to Fort William through a beautiful landscape rich in green valleys. Arriving in Oban, dinner and overnight at the hotel. On some dates overnight is planned in Inveraray.

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  • 7
    Oban or Inveraray - Glasgow
    Day 7
    Oban or Inveraray - Glasgow

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the lower part of the Highlands through lush beautiful nature. Visit Inveraray Castle and stop at Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain. Free lunch. In the afternoon it's on to Glasgow, guided visit of the city and Kelvingrove art gallery. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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  • 8
    Glasgow - Edinburgh
    Day 8
    Glasgow - Edinburgh

    Breakfast at the hotel and leisure time till transfer to the airport (not included) in Glasgow or Edinburgh. End of service. 

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • 7 nights in 3/4-star standard category hotels in twin/double ensuite rooms 
    • Scottish breakfast at the hotel
    • 5 dinners at the hotels from Day 3 to 7
    • Coach and guide for the whole tour from Day 2 to 7 as per program
    • Ferry Skye to Mallaig
    • Loch Ness cruise
    • Service and taxes

    Price does not include

    • 2 dinners in Edinburgh
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
    • Entry tickets
    • Lunches
    • Drinks
    • Tips (In Scotland it is common rule to leave a GBP 5.00 for the guide and driver at the end of the tour)
    • Porterage
    • Any other extra not mentioned in the price includes section
    • Entry package: GBP 85.00 per adult/GBP 60.00 per kid up to 14 years. To be paid locally directly to the guide in one go. Sightseeing and entry fees included in the package: Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Scone Palace, St.Andrews Cathedral, Whisky distillery, Fort George, Urquhart Castle, Inveraray Castle, Kelvingrove art gallery. 
    • Optional visits that can be booked locally directly with the guide: Guided tour of Rosslyn Chapel £32.50 per person (min 10 participants) with coach and guide. Scottish evening at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh £60.00 per person (min 15 participants) including: 3 -course dinner, wine, 2-hour music and dance live show, return transfers by coach and assistant
    • Airport transfers upon request
    • Triple room reduction with 3 adults: £10.00 per person
    • Kids 2-14 years in a room with 2 adults: £350.00 per kid (Triple rooms and third bed for kids can be booked upon request - limited avalability)
    • Single room supplement