Summary of The Day: Welcome to Scotland!
Today is free for arrivals, and you're welcome to self-transfer to our start hotel in Edinburgh at anytime. Your guide guide will be waiting for you at the hotel between 2:00pm and 5:00pm to explain the tour's itinerary and details. If you arrive outside that time please look for an information sheet in the hotel lobby.
Once you and your fellow travelers have checked in, we'll take a guided walking tour of Scotland's capital, learning about its rich history and culture. Did you know that this was where JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel?
Afterwards, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner to get to know your fellow travelers.
Summary of The Day: Start your tour off with a visit to one of Scotland's most iconic attractions: Edinburgh Castle! We'll take the morning to explore this impressive fortress, discovering its rich military history and role in Scotland's political life.
The rest of the day will be yours to explore on your own. Takea strole down the Royal Mile, join an optional tour (own expense), or relax in a trendy Edinburgh cafe.
Summary of The Day: From Scotland's capital will head out to one of the most lovely regions in the world: the Scottish Highlands!
First up, we'll travel to the city of St Andrews, a university town home to both the University of St Andrews, the third oldest institute of higher learning in the English-speaking world, and the home of gold.
After exploring here we'll journey to Pitlochry for free time and lunch. Take this chance to see the unique salmon ladder, which allows fish to bypass the town's dam.
In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a tasting of Scotland’s most famous export at a whisky distillery, a unique experience not to be missed. Then we'll head to the Queen’s View, wehre we'll enjoy divine views of Loch Tummel and the Scottish Highlands.
We'll end the day at our lovely hotel in the Scottish Highlands and a delicious meal.
Summary of The Day: Get out of the hotel today and explore the rich landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. You can join us for an optional excursion to Loch Ness to spot Nessie as well as visit the Urqhart Castle and Dunrobin Castle (own expense).
Summary of The Day: Prepare yourself as we head to one of the most lovely regions in Scotland with an day tour to the Isle of Skye. As we head to this gem of Scotland we'll stop at Eileen Donan for a photo stop.
Upon setting foot on the island you'll discover why this is such a sought after destination. First, we'll visit Kilt Rock, a sea cliff where we'll enjoy immaculate views of the Scottish coast. From here we'll head to the Old Man of Storr for a photo stop of this impressive and towering rock formation.
On our way to our hotel for the night we'll enter the Ben Nevis region and stop at the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the famous railway bridge that features in the movies Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Summary of The Day: From the Highlands we'll head south on a scenic drive past Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the British Isles - and visit Glencoe, one of the most stunning places in Scotland.
Next up we'll visit Wallace Monument, built to commemorate William Wallace’s most famous victories at The Bridge of Stirling.
By the afternoon we'll reach Glasgow, renowned home of the friendliest people in the world, where we'll enjoy a guided walking tour to discover their great culture and history.
Summary of The Day: Sadly today our journey through Scotland will come to an end after breakfast. We'll say our farewells as we head out on our next adventure.
You may choose to end your tour in Glasgow or return to Edinburgh.
|Number of people||USD $1,180.00|
*Price is per person based on double occupancy.|
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*This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
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