Sights of Scotland Tour

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You’ll find Scotland is a country with a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife, wonderful local produce and of course its people, combined with a colorful history and epic battles. YMT’s Sights of Scotland tour is a great way to see and experience it all. Over 10 days you will see Edinburgh, the capital with its Royal connections, the Highlands inclu...
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Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • See Edinburgh and tour Edinburgh Castle
    • Witness the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands
    • Loch Ness and scenic cruise
    • Included whiskey distillery tour & tasting
    • Learn about the history and culture of the Scottish Clans
    • Additional optional sightseeing opportunities

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    You’ll find Scotland is a country with a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife, wonderful local produce and of course its people, combined with a colorful history and epic battles. YMT’s Sights of Scotland tour is a great way to see and experience it all. Over 10 days you will see Edinburgh, the capital with its Royal connections, the Highlands including the Cairngorm Mountains, Loch Ness and Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Fort William and the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, and finally Glasgow. Along the way we’ve included visits to palaces and castles, museums and historic sites where you’ll get a real insight into this lands’ Celtic roots and no visit to Scotland would be complete without visiting a Scotch Whiskey distillery, so we’ve included one of those too. Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Sights of Scotland Tour!

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityEdinburgh
End CityGlasgow

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland


  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Loch Ness
  • The Isle of Skye


  • History
  • Nature
  • Short Cruise

Trip includes

    • 8-Nights Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double rooms in moderate hotels.
    • Sightseeing: Special events as listed.
    • Meals: 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners included (includes welcome dinner and farewell dinner).
    • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
    • Fully Escorted: A professionally trained Tour Director throughout. They will provide you with a wealth of information during your tour and their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

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Day 1

Depart for Edinburgh, Scotland:

Your vacation begins as you depart on your transatlantic flight. Overnight in flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Scotland:

If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a YMT representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel where the balance of the day is at leisure. This evening you’ll get a chance to meet all your fellow travelers and your YMT Tour Director at a welcome dinner. (D)

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Day 3


This morning we take the short drive to Edinburgh for an included panoramic tour of Scotland’s capital city which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sights will include the Royal Scottish Academy, The Georgian House, St. Giles Cathedral, The Scottish Parliament, Pa...

Day 4

Edinburgh to The Highlands:

First stop at the iconic Scone Palace in the city of Perth. Scone Palace is the home of the Earl of Mansfield and it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots. Robert the Bruce was crowned here in 1306 and the last coronation was of...

Day 5

The Highlands:

In the morning you will visit the historic site of the Battle of Culloden Moor just minutes away from Inverness. Here the scene was set for the big defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish Clans in the spring of 1746. At the Visitor Center enjoy an innovative and in...

Day 6

Loch Ness and Inverness

Enjoy stunning views of Inverness and the Moray Firth as you make your way into the Great Glen, world famous as the setting for Loch Ness. At up to 755 feet, the lake has plenty of hiding space for the mythical Loch Ness Monster, or “Nessie” as she is referred to loca...

Day 7

Isle of Skye & Western Highlands:

Your tour takes you to the Isle of Skye, one of the Inner Hebrides islands. You will visit the Clan Donald Centre, a heritage center for what used to be the biggest clan in Scotland, ruling the western part of the country and the islands. A short ferry crossing will t...

Day 8

Argyll and Glasgow:

The itinerary takes you farther south along the rugged shoreline and into Argyll. First, you will visit Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, the head of Clan Campbell. An Inveraray Castle has been standing on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400’s, although...

Day 9


During a panoramic morning city tour, you will see the remnants of the monastery at Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis, an ancient cemetery in the middle of the city. The tour will also take you to the most popular park in town, the Glasgow Green. You will also visi...

Day 10

(Friday) Glasgow

Bid farewell to Scotland and depart for home. On certain tour dates, you may choose to combine our Scotland and Ireland tours. If you choose that option, on your last day you will fly to Dublin to join our Best of Ireland tour. (B)

Important Note:
Accommodations used throughout this tour are commonly situated in rural, scenic areas and local amenities may be limited. Any hotels situated outside towns and cities will always have an on-site restaurant. Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itiner...

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Price From $1,199
Price per day$120
Single supplement (single occupancy)$500
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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