Duration: 7 Days
This off-season Scottish Escape tour is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of Scotland’s rural landscapes, as well as the energy of its cities and iconic sites. Your escorted holiday begins in Scotland’s largest city—Glasgow. You’ll take a guided tour of a whisky distillery, visit Stirling Castle—home to Scotland’s Kings and Queens—and explore the sights of Glasgow as well. Travel along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, and see awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster, and learn about historic conflicts between Scottish clans.
Spend the night in the Scottish highland capital of Inverness, see the mountain resort of Pitlochry, and the legendary home of golf—St. Andrews. Cross the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh, to spend three nights to see the historic sites, such as Edinburgh Castle and stunning views. Make your escape to see the best of Scotland, while enjoying reduced crowds and prices on the off-season. You’ll enjoy your guided tour of Scotland all the more!
GLASGOW Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
GLENGOYNE (Local Favourite) Guided tour of a whisky distillery.
STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. (B) 81 mi / 131 km
Scenic drive along the banks of Loch Lomond.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor centre. (B,D) 178 mi / 286 km
PITLOCHRY Guided walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening. (B) 202 mi / 326 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Edinburgh with a Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount.
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. (B)
EDINBURGH Free time before a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)