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Welcome to Edinburgh! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the Scottish capital at your own pace. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
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. Tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Drive over the elegant Forth Road Bridge and through Fife to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing. Then, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Overnight at Inverness, the Highland capital.
Today’s Distance: 200 mi / 325 km
A day of glorious Highland scenery begins with a drive along the shores of Loch Ness, looking out for its mysterious monster. Enjoy a guided tour of a LF Whiskey Distillery in Fort William, where you hear about the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Visit intensely dramatic and scenic Glen Coe, before arriving at Oban, a lively port town on the western coast and gateway to Scotland’s Hebridean islands.
Today’s Distance: 114 mi / 180 km
After time in Oban, travel through The Trossachs with its serene glens, lush forests, rushing rivers, and admire the stunning scenery of Scotland’s first national park. Enjoy the breathtaking views at the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond on your way to Glasgow where an orientation drive takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by wealthy tobacco barons. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.