Bonnie Scotland with London


  • 10 days

  • Scotland

  • Steady pace

tour : GGE

Overview

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Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breath-taking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whiskey distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights.

Stunning scenery awaits you on this tour. You’ll cruise along pretty islands on picturesque Loch Lomond, and follow the “Road to the Isles,” with its breath-taking hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches. You’ll visit the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, be on the lookout for the mysterious Loch Ness monster in the Highlands, and drive through Cairngorms National Park, with its sub-arctic mountains and varied wildlife.

Learn about Scotland’s fascinating history and visit one of the most famous battle sites, the Culloden Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the battle in 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charles was defeated. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of royalty, this Scotland tour offers Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs, and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You’ll also board and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary, fascinating experiences offered by Globus on this fun-filled, exciting Scotland vacation.

At the conclusion of your Scotland tour, board the first-class express train to London for a 3-night stay, plenty of time at leisure, and guided sightseeing, including all the famous landmarks. All services in London, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

Highlights

GLASGOW
Welcome dinner; orientation drive
LOCH LOMOND[LF] Cruise the loch
GLENGOYNE Guided tour of the whisky distillery
STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle
FORT WILLIAM
GLENFINNAN
Take pictures of the monument and the Harry Potter viaduct
MALLAIG–ARMADALE Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
CULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site’s visitor center
TOMINTOUL Visit the 18th-century planned Highland village
SCONE PALACE
Coffee, shortbread and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home
ST. ANDREWS [LF] Practice at the Golf Center
EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
EDINBURGH-LONDON
By Express Train
LONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Day
1

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

GLASGOW. LOCH LOMOND & STIRLING EXCURSION

Day
2

Beautiful Loch Lomond is your first destination today, and a LF CRUISE past pretty islands brings you from Luss to the picturesque village of Balmaha. Then, enjoy a guided tour of a WHISKY DISTILLERY, where you hear about the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Next, visit STIRLING CASTLE, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favored residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Back in vibrant Glasgow, take an orientation drive to see the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by wealthy tobacco barons.
Today’s Distance: 81 mi / 131 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF SKYE.*

Day
3

A day of striking scenery. Follow dramatic mountain ranges and idyllic lochs as you proceed via the awe-inspiring expanse of Rannoch Moor, scenic Glen Coe, Fort William, and the “Road to the Isles” to Glenfinnan. Take photographs of the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films. At Mallaig, board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides and famous for its dramatic landscapes. Before dinner tonight, why not join an optional excursion that includes a visit to a local pub?
Today’s Distance: 167 mi / 269 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE*–CULLODEN MOOR–TOMINTOUL–ABERDEEN

Day
4

Return to the mainland this morning and trace the shores of Loch Ness on your way to the CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, where you hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, enjoy more spectacular Highland scenery as you drive into the Cairngorms National Park to stop at Tomintoul, the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, before arriving at your overnight destination—Aberdeen.
Today’s Distance: 200 mi / 322 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ABERDEEN–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

Day
5

In contrast to the valleys and rolling hills of the past days, today you’ll travel along the shores of the North Sea and through rich, fertile, and wide-open farmland to Perth for a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. During your welcome over COFFEE and SHORTBREAD, hear about the crowning of Scottish kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, then join a tour of the Murray family home. Plenty of time later to explore the palace grounds. On to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. A fun inclusion is the opportunity to hit a few balls at the LF ST. ANDREWS GOLF PRACTICE CENTRE. Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Today’s Distance: 172 mi / 277 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH

Day
6

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this exceptional evening. For departure numbers August 2 through August 23, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

EDINBURGH–LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
7

Travel by EXPRESS TRAIN (first-class) to London. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
8

Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks including ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
9

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • August 2 through August 23 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included
  • May 17 through September 20 Sunday Departures-overnight at Columba Hotel (F) in Inverness instead of Isle of Skye.

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