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2023 Tour Details
Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures, and elusive monsters, quiet fairways, and boisterous bagpipes, this tour of Scotland is a study in stark contrasts among the most beautiful of classrooms. Hitting the highpoints of the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond, ferry to the dramatic Isle of Skye, and visit the home of golf, St. Andrews. More lush landscapes await as you search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness, stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films, and swoon over the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle nestled on a tidal island and featured in numerous films. If green means go, you have the go-ahead to pack your tams, tartans, and knickers for vibrant and verdant Scotland.How about a trip on the Thames before you cross the pond? Add a 3-night extension to London to your tour of Scotland and let an express train whisk you from Edinburgh to the palaces, pubs, and pints that await. Raise a glass to guided sightseeing and ample time on your own for personal pursuits.
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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and November 11, 2023 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992 PRMW0992
GLASGOW Welcome dinner; orientation driveLOCH LOMOND Cruise the lochGLENGOYNE Guided tour of the whisky distillerySTIRLING Visit Stirling CastleFORT WILLIAMGLENFINNAN Take pictures of the monument and the Harry Potter viaductMALLAIG–ARMADALE Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferryCULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site’s visitor centerTOMINTOUL Visit the 18th-century planned Highland villageSCONE PALACE Coffee, shortbread and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home ST. ANDREWS Practice at the Golf CenterEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurantEDINBURGH-LONDONBy Express TrainLONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral
Motorcoach; Loch Lomond cruise; ferry to the Isle of Skye; express train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
GLASGOW. EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND & STIRLING Keys to Scottish Lochs LOCH LOMOND Enjoy a scenic cruise on the lake.HIGHLANDS Join a guided tour of a whisky distillery.STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.GLASGOW Orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares.
Breakfast 81 mi / 131 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES They can take the low road, but we’ll take the high road to Loch Lomond for a stunningly scenic cruise. We’ll raise a wee dram of malt whisky at an historic distillery, distilling in slow Scottish style in the highlands for many years. Slàinte Mhath!
GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–GLENFINNAN–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS Spectacular in Scotland Take a scenic drive past Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.ISLE OF SKYE Take a scenic drive across the Inner Hebridean island.EILEAN DONAN Drive past a picturesque castle on the small tidal island.LOCH NESS Stop at the lake.INVERNESS Free time in the evening.
Breakfast 269 mi / 434 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Survey the shores of famed Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of its mysterious Nessie. Hear of the folklore and firm believers in the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which is said to swim in the shimmering waters.
INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–TOMINTOUL–ABERDEEN Noble Warriors & Natural Wonders CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Take a scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park.TOMINTOUL Stop at the highest village in the Scottish Highlands.
Breakfast Dinner 111 mi / 178 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT From wild mountain peaks to the heathered moors to idyllic forests and farms, Cairngorms National Park is a Highlands paradise of breathtaking vistas, rivers, and wetlands that offer a haven to rare and endangered species that thrive here. Watch for eagles on the wing for a thrilling photo opportunity.
ABERDEEN–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH Tees & Drinks with Jam & Bread PERTH Enjoy coffee with shortbread and take a guided visit at Scone Palace, the stately home of the Earls of Mansfield for over 400 years. ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and practice on the golf range. EDINBURGH Free time.
Breakfast 172 mi / 277 kmLOCAL FAVORITE ICONIC FOOTSTEPS See the fairways and greens at the birthplace of golf, where legendary players of the Scottish game made history in the university town of St. Andrews.
EDINBURGH Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Dinner at a local restaurant.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 3 through August 20 only).
Breakfast DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHTMUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain”. Here you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The Castle forms the background of the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.
EDINBURGH–LONDON Welcome to London! Travel from Edinburgh to London by express train. In London your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your time.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY SIGHTS A favorite character in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice noted “London is so diverting; there is so much to entertain!” This is even more true today, from its panoramic views of wide-open spaces and leafy landscapes to its bustling British sense and sensibilities, museums, galleries, and iconic sights. Mingle with the serenity of Hampstead Heath or Kensington Gardens. Be enthralled by a dazzling show at one of the West End’s historic theaters, a fabulous bookend to your time in London.
LONDON The Royal Treatment Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past London’s famous landmarks including sights of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horse guards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays).
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SITES See the legendary landmarks of Britain’s historic capital city. Walk where voices have rung out for centuries in Parliament Square and where chimes rise high above you with the ringing of Big Ben’s quarter bells. See Westminster Abbey, where royal coronations, weddings, and funerals have made history.
LONDON Kettle’s On! Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Host has many recommendations.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDS & LORE Double-decker buses, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, British pubs, and sweet shops are waiting to be discovered with a leisurely day in London town. Find your hideaway in Hyde Park’s lush gardens or find styles to suit your fancy in some of Britain’s most famous boutiques in Mayfair, Kensington or Chelsea.
LONDON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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