Scotland's Famous Cities: Edinburgh, Inverness & Glasgow

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Seven nights exploring Scotland's three most popular cities - what could be better? You'll spend your first two nights in Edinburgh, where you can discover the medieval highlights of the city's old town, then experience the juxtaposition in the modern and elegant New Town. You'll then pick up your rental car and make your way to Inverness, the cultural capit...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
    • Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24 hours)
    • The Complete Loch Ness Experience (ASA)
    • Glasgow City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (1 Day)

What's this trip about?

    Seven nights exploring Scotland's three most popular cities - what could be better? You'll spend your first two nights in Edinburgh, where you can discover the medieval highlights of the city's old town, then experience the juxtaposition in the modern and elegant New Town. You'll then pick up your rental car and make your way to Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Explore Loch Ness and go on a hunt for Nessie one day, then partake in some authentic Scottish Craic the next! Your final two nights will be spent in vibrant Glasgow, where you'll find the streets alive with art, music, and creative energy. Walk through the streets and admire the Victorian and art nouveau buildings, explore the plethora of art galleries, and take a stroll through the city's picturesque parks and gardens. 

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityEdinburgh
End CityScotland

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats


  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland


  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Short Cruise
  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy classairfare into Edinburgh (EDI), out of Glasgow (GLA)
    • Private round-trip airport transfers
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre or similar
    • Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour (24-hour ticket)
    • Manual car rental for 3 nights- upgrade to automatic available
    • 3 nights in Inverness at the Leonardo Hotel Inverness or similar
    • The Complete Loch Ness Experience tour
    • 2 nights in Glasgow at the Millennium Glasgow or similar
    • Glasgow City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour (1 Day)
    • Breakfast Daily

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Day 1 Welcome to Edinburgh!

Arrive in Edinburgh and enjoy a private transfer to your first accommodation: the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

Take advantage of your included pass for the Edinburgh City sightseeing tour today. Take in the city’s major sites from the top of a tourist bus while enjoying recorded audio commentary. 

Day 2 Edinburgh

Today you may want to visit the city's Georgian-era new town. Walk through the broad streets and admire the well-preserved 18th and 19th-century neoclassical and Georgian-style architecture. You'll also want to walk along the famous Princes Street; do a bit of shopping or admire the stunning Scott Monument, a gothic monument dedicated to Sir Walter Scott.

Day 3 Edinburgh - Inverness

Pick up your rental car and make your way to your next accommodation, located in Inverness. Along the way you'll be treated to some of the most scenic views of the country; don't hesitate to pull over and snap a photo or two along your journey!

Day 4 Inverness

Enjoy your included Loch Ness Experience tour today!

Day 5 Inverness

Explore the city surrounding your accommodations today! Take in the historic St Andrew's Cathedral or hike up to Inverness Castle for sweeping views of the city. You may also want to head to Culloden Battlefield and learn about the final battle of the famed Jacobite Rising. 

Day 6 Inverness - Glasgow

Make your way to Glasgow today, Scotland's cultural hub. After dropping off your rental car and settling in, consider making a trip to the city's Lighthouse center and climbing to the top; here you can enjoy some breathtaking views of the cityscape.

Day 7 Glasgow

Make use of your included sightseeing tour bus pass today and then pick which Glasgow attraction you're keen to visit.

Day 8 Depart Scotland

Enjoy a private transfer from your hotel to the airport in accordance with your departure flight.

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Last Updated: 7/13/2023

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