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Welcome to Edinburgh! Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 05 through August 26 only).
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY Guided walk through the Victorian mountain resort. Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.CULLODEN Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.
201 mi / 323 km
ROSS-SHIRE LF Guided tour of a whisky distillery.
DUNROBIN Guided visit to the castle and walled gardens.THURSO Free time before dinner.
110 mi / 177 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Thurso with an excursion to a local pub before dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
JOHN O’GROATS Scenic ferry crossing to South Ronaldsay.
ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing via a local coach with a driver-guide includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. LF Guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, light lunch at the Tasting Hall café, visit to Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon. 90 mi / 145 km
Scenic drive along the North Coast 500 route via Durness and Scourie.
ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port includes LF a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant. 194 mi / 312 km
ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.
GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
GLEN COE Scenic drive en route to Oban. 234 mi / 376 km
OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.
ISLE OF MULL Scenic drive across the island.ISLE OF IONA See the burial place of many Scottish kings and chiefs. Visit one of the first Christian monasteries in the British Isles.
94 mi / 151 km
Scenic drive through Loch Lomond & the The Trossachs National Park.
LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
91 mi / 147 km
GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.
Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel. Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants.
Unpack and relax in your room. All 34 rooms are freshly decorated and have the essential direct dial telephone, television with Freeview, hairdryer, hospitality tray and en suite shower rooms with complimentary toiletries.
Nestled beside Gairloch Bay, the Gairloch hotel overlooks several quiet, secluded beaches with views of the world famous Isle of Skye. With 70 guestrooms, as well as a restaurant and lounge bar, guests can enjoy a calendar of live entertainment on site. All guestrooms are complete with en suite facilities as well as a television, hairdryer, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities.
On the edge of Oban's picturesque esplanade in the heart of Argyll, Oban Bay Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Scotland's west coast and the Highlands. Following a multi-million pound investment the hotel and its restaurant have a fresh modern look. The remodelled spa area features a sauna, steam room, hydropool and treatments from organic Scottish skincare brand ishga. All rooms are en-suite and include a hospitality tray, Scottish toiletries and hairdryer, with front-facing rooms and the hotel's spacious sun lounge offering panoramic views of incredible sunsets over the bay.
Maldron Hotel Glasgow is a brand new centrally located hotel in Glasgow offering 300 brand new bedrooms and Grain & Grill Restaurant with dishes prepared from fresh, local produce. It is in walking distance to theatres, shops, restaurants/bars, and sightseeing attractions. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all the modern amenities.
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