Scottish Highlands & Islands


  • 14 days

  • Europe

tour : GJ

£50 per person Air Credit

Save 10% on 2021

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£2,949pp

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£2,654pp

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What’s playing tonight? Nothing as dramatic as the stunning scenery of lush and verdant Scotland. With its glacial glens, mysterious lochs, and dramatic coastlines, Scotland has rightfully served as the beautiful backdrop for many of our favorite dramas, thrillers, and cliffhangers. While James Bond, Harry Potter, and the clans of Outlander have introduced us to this awe-inspiring land, the magnificent moors, mountains, woodlands, and waterfalls steal the scenes. See them all on this splendid tour of Scotland as you take the low roads, high roads, and winding roads through the Lowlands, Highlands, and islands to witness the country’s breathtaking castles, hallowed battlefields, and mysterious ruins—stopping to catch your breath in the boisterous breweries and dizzying distilleries along the way. Spoiler alert—this is the most unspoiled scenery you’ll witness in your lifetime.

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 European 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 Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 9 dinners

ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Day
1

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.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

GLASGOW–FALKIRK–ROYAL BURGH OF CULROSS–LINLITHGOW–EDINBURGH

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH.

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH. EXCURSION TO ABBOTSFORD

Day
4

ABBOTSFORD Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 07 through August 21 only). 80 mi / 129 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS

Day
5

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION.

Day
6

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INVERNESS–THURSO

Day
7

DUNROBIN Visit the castle and gardens.
THURSO Free time this afternoon. 109 mi / 176 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS

Day
8

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

THURSO–ULLAPOOL–ISLE OF SKYE

Day
9

ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port; LF a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant.
219 mi / 353 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE

Day
10

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF MULL

Day
11

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ISLE OF MULL. EXCURSION TO ISLE OF IONA

Day
12

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ISLE OF MULL–INVERARAY–GLASGOW

Day
13

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GLASGOW

Day
14

GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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