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Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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GLASGOW Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
FALKIRK See The Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.
ROYAL BURGH OF CULROSS Walking tour with a Local Guide.
LINLITHGOW Visit to Linlithgow Palace ruins, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and a filming location for the series Outlander.
EDINBURGH Free time.
74 mi / 119 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Edinburgh with a Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. 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.
EDINBURGH Walking tour with a Local Guide includes Royal Mile, a visit to St. Giles Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
ABBOTSFORD Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
80 mi / 129 km
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort; LF visit a whisky distillery.
Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park en route to Inverness.
200 mi / 325 km
THE HIGHLANDS Visit the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns. See the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Brodie Castle.
INVERNESS Free time the remainder of the day.
45 mi / 70 km
DUNROBIN Visit the castle and gardens.
THURSO Free time this afternoon.
109 mi / 176 km
JOHN O’GROATS Ferry crossing to South Ronaldsay.
ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing on 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 brewery’s Tasting Hall café, and visit to Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon.
119 mi / 191 km
ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port; LF a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant.
219 mi / 353 km
ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island; visit the Museum of Island Life; stop in the picturesque island capital of Portree and take in the views of the Cuillin Hills.
100 mi / 161 km
ISLE OF SKYE Visit Museum of the Isles.
ARMADALE Ferry crossing on the Sound of Sleat.
GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.
ISLES OF MULL Visit to the capital of Tobermory.
135 mi / 217 km
ISLE OF MULL Scenic drive across the island.
ISLE OF IONA Scenic ferry to the island and visit to the center of Celtic Christianity.
72 mi / 116 km
CRAIGNURE Return by ferry to Oban on the Scottish mainland.
INVERARAY Scenic drive over the Pass of Brander.
LOCH LOMOND Vist the lake.
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this evening.
108 mi / 174 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton - Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow City Centre. It is ideally located for the Central Train Station and for all the sights and special events that make Glasgow so unique. The hotel is within a short distance of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Princes Square, the roar of Hampden Park for football or music events and the 'Armadillo' for concerts.
Offering Free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout, the hotel compromises 250 rooms with complimentary amenities like iPod docking stations, bathrobes and slippers. Collage Restaurant, two stylish bars, access to LA Fitness and a first floor dedicated solely to meetings and events round out the offerings. Glaswegian hospitality and Radisson Blu service standards blend to offer guests a memorable, upscale stay.
The grand, classically designed Carlton has an excellent central location just off the Royal Mile and is equidistant between the castle and Holyrood Palace. With 189 spacious air-cooling rooms, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. It offers the elegant Bridge Restaurant, a cocktail bar, a fitness suite with Techno gym equipment, swimming pool, sauna, steam room spa, and a squash court.
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.
The Dunollie Hotel is set by the serene waterside of Broadford Bay, at the foot of the mountains that lead to the famous Cuillin Hills. With 84 en suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, it is perfectly placed to explore an area rich in history.
Situated on the crescent Craignure Bay, you will find the breathtaking Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. With its convenient location to the ferry terminal, the hotel is situated in the perfect place; central while still giving you the feeling of being a million miles away from it all. With panoramic sea views, extensive spa facilities and Sheallach-Na-Mara restaurant.
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.