We Love —
- Discover Scotland's ancient monuments, famous battlefields and legendary myths, folklore and unearthed gems on this comprehensive tour.
- Visit the sights of Edinburgh and Glasgow or Inverness in just 7 days on this fantastic exploration of these great cities.
- Our members will stay in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast included along the way, and will be treated to a variety of incredible excursions!
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Your Destinations —
Scotland is a country steeped in tradition and the people are fiercely proud of their independence from neighbouring England, as well as their heritage. The highland games show the Scots in full flow and you might be lucky enough to see one of these events in action, where the locals come out resplendent in their traditional kilts and compete in events like hammer throws and caber tossing, as well as showing their prowess with the axe!
Your Itinerary —
Day 1 - 4 Edinburgh
Nicknamed the Athens of the North, Edinburgh combines old and new in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere, where medieval palaces sit side by side with beautiful modern buildings. Here you will find two cities in one: the old and the new offer an amazing contrast. Old Town, a medieval gem with its maze of narrow streets, dominated by the Castle perched on its rocky peak; and New Town, the most beautiful ensemble of Georgian architecture in Europe built below in the 13th century, with its neoclassical houses… Discover the double face of the Scottish capital.
Check in at the Brooks Hotel or similar with breakfast included for 3 nights in Edinburgh
THE OLD TOWN - A medieval district stretching along a ridge from the spectacular castle perched on its rocky peak to the palace of Holyrood.
The following excursions are included in this offer.
A symbol of the city that it dominates and overlooks. Often besieged, several times demolished, the citadel was a royal residence from the 11th century and served as a military garrison. In addition to the Esplanade, where the "Military Tattoo" and the fortifications, with a superb view of "Princess Street" unfolds, you will discover the jewels of the Scottish crown "Honors of Scotland" as they are kept within it. This castle has witnessed many great moments in Scottish history. In 1140, this is where the Scottish Parliament meets for the first time. In 1566, it was in its walls that was born the son of Mary, Queen of Scotland, who later became King of Scotland and England. In 1745, the castle had its last seat when the garrison resisted Bonnie Prince Charlie.
DAY TOUR TO ST ANDREWS
Enjoy a charming one day tour from Edinburgh at a relaxed pace, with plenty of free time to explore Scotland’s home of golf, the ancient town of St. Andrews and the fishing villages of the “Kingdom of Fife”. We leave Edinburgh, crossing the iconic Forth Bridge, into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife”. We enjoy a photo stop at Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.
We stop in the town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, then we travel through the villages of Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres which were made prosperous by trade within the continent. We arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the town, where Prince William met Kate, home to the oldest university in Scotland, famous Cathedral and golf course. Enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, and have lunch and refreshments.
Heading homewards we travel across the Lomond hills to Falkland for a photo stop. The village was used as the setting for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander series. Then, descending to Loch Leven (scene of Mary Queen of Scot's imprisonment and escape) and on to the picturesque village of South Queensferry where we enjoy our final stop before returning to Edinburgh.
ENTRANCE TO SCOTCH WHISKY EXPERIENCE
You now have the choice of spending the remainder of your trip in either Glasgow or Inverness.
Day 4 - 7 Edinburgh to Glasgow
Elected European city of architecture and design in 1999. After having flourished at the end of the 19th century, its fortunes declined in the 1960s, at the closure of its shipyards, before finding a new boom. The architecture bears witness to this history: Georgian classical facades, Baroque palaces of the Victorian era, modernist wonders, futuristic buildings ... Discover this amazing city, mixing tradition and modernism.
Stay at the Jury Inn Glasgow Hotel or similar with breakfast included for 3 nights in Glasgow
KELVINGROVE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY - This beautiful museum and art gallery contains some of the UK’s best examples of British and European Art.
The following excursions are included in this offer.
Leaving our departure city we head towards Loch Lomond (the largest expanse of fresh water in the country) where we stop off at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing. We then head deep into the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery (including views along Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). The countryside here is rich in history. We pass haunting Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) and the Pass of Brander (where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory).
By lunchtime, you'll have reached Oban and will have time to explore this Victorian seaside town, climb up to McCaig's Tower, take in the views to the isles of Mull and Kerrera and try some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted. On the way back to Edinburgh, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we'll stop so that you can enjoy ice-cream, homemade sweets, cakes and coffee and drink in the beauty of Loch Fyne.
1 DAY HOP ON HOP OFF PASS IN GLASGOW
Discover all the best sights and attractions of this incredible city in a day. On this hop on hop off pass, you have the freedom to pick and choose where, and when you want to go.
Day 4 - 7 Edinburgh to Inverness
Straddling the outlet of Loch Ness. Considered as the capital of the highlands, you will discover in particular: a reconstruction of the castle of Macbeth, the remains of the 17th-century prison, the Gothic town hall and built in the 19th century…
Stay at the Columba Hotel or similar with breakfast included for 3 nights in Inverness
INVERNESS CASTLE - This 1800s red sandstone castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness & offers lush grounds open to the public.