Country Roads of Scotland (Summer, Classic)

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Set foot on the stomping grounds of the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, see the grand Georgian architecture of Glasgow and sail across the sea to the Isle of Skye—the most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. Enjoy a quieter pace of life on the tranquil Orkney islands as you explore the 1000-year-old Norse Town of Kirkwall and the mysterious Ring of Brodgar....
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Edinburgh: A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    • Edinburgh: Your Local Expert walks with you inside the walls of the Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
    • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Expert as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
    • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
    • Inverness: See the River Ness, Inverness Castle and beautiful scenery as you explore the history of this Highland city.
    • Inverness: At the exciting Culloden Visitor Center, discover why the Battle of Culloden lasted only an hour yet changed the Highland way of life forever.
    • Loch Ness: Drive along the shores in search of the legendary monster.
    • Isle of Skye: See the dramatic Cuillin Hills and stay in pretty Broadford.
    • Eilean Donan: Stop for a photo of this gorgeous castle.
    • Fort William: Enjoy an excellent view of Ben Nevis from the World War II Commando Memorial.

What's this trip about?

    Set foot on the stomping grounds of the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, see the grand Georgian architecture of Glasgow and sail across the sea to the Isle of Skye—the most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. Enjoy a quieter pace of life on the tranquil Orkney islands as you explore the 1000-year-old Norse Town of Kirkwall and the mysterious Ring of Brodgar. In Wick, whet your whistle with a wee dram of whisky at the Old Pulteney Distillery or visit the fascinating Heritage Museum on this Insight Choice. After exploring the charming cobbled streets of St. Andrews, take afternoon tea at Blair Castle—the historic home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityEdinburgh
End CityGlasgow

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland

Activities

  • Culture
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Edinburgh

Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant. On select departures, during your time in Edinburgh you will also attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo — a colorful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh.

Dinner with Wine

Day 2: Edinburgh, The Capital of Culture

Join a Local Expert to see the highlights of the city. In the Old Town, see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the King. Drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial, then see the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Geor...

Day 3: To St. Andrews and the Highland Capital of Inverness

Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and journey to St. Andrews, passing the Old Course, home of golf since its creation in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore. Perhaps stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous 'Chariots of Fire' scene was filmed? Alternative...

Day 4: Culloden, Loch Ness and onto Thurso

Keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness monster this morning duringa scenic drive along the legendary lake. See Culloden Moor in the morning, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army was crushed in 1746. Visit the Culloden Visitor Center. Next, follow the rugged co...

Day 5: A Day in the Orkney Islands

Start the day by boarding the ferry to the beautiful Orkney Islands where the countryside is breathtakingly majestic and the tranquillity supports a quieter pace of life. Here the hardy locals say they live ‘below the wind and above the water.’ Your Travel Director ac...

Day 6: Over the Sea to Skye

Travel through stunning, pristine landscapes along the northern coast with its white sandy beaches, and further inland to misty valleys and glens, lochs and rushing waters. Then it’s ‘Over the Sea to Skye,’ the largest and most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. ...

Day 7: Through the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe Relaxed Start

Explore this wild and beautiful island on your own, before crossing to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Stop for a photo at remote Eilean Donan Castle, which under a clear sky offers a perfect reflection in its loch. Move on to the WWII Commando Memorial where there is a fine vi...

Day 8: Along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond to Glasgow Relaxed Start

Spend time around peaceful Loch Lomond, ‘Queen of Scottish Lochs’ according to Sir Walter Scott and the largest in Great Britain. Perhaps experience the beauty and tranquillity of the loch with an optional cruise before continuing to Glasgow? An orientation drive thro...

Day 9: Depart Glasgow

Today, bid farewell to your journey along the country roads of Scotland as you transfer to the airport.

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Accommodation

Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh. Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. The Pentland Hotel, Thurso. The Dunollie Hotel, Broadford. Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe. Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.,
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Meals Included
  • 6 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Afternoon Tea (AT)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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