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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 vacation begins in Scotland’s largest city—Glasgow. You’ll 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!
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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 January 3, 2024 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 Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time.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 May be withdrawn at any time.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 driveGLENGOYNE Guided tour of the whisky distillery STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle FORT WILLIAMCULLODEN MOOR Visit the battle site’s visitor centerPITLOCHRY Visit the Victorian mountain resortST. ANDREWS Visit the home of golfEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh castle, farewell dinner
Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
Full Scottish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow and a farewell dinner in Edinburgh
ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Welcome to Glasgow! Free time for the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
GLASGOW. STIRLING EXCURSION Bravehearts & City of Arts STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares.
Breakfast 81 mi / 131 kmLOCAL FAVORITEHISTORIC SPOT "They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!" Explore Stirling Castle, a great symbol of Scottish national pride and the place Mel Gibson fought for in Braveheart. Through the centuries it was used as a royal residence for Scotland's Kings and Queens, a fortress, and a battlefield for independence. Now a museum, Stirling is one of the best-preserved, ornately decorated and furnished Renaissance castles in the UK.
GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–CULLODEN MOOR–INVERNESS Bonnie Lands & Brave Lads 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.
Breakfast Dinner 178 mi / 286 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT At Culloden moor, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. On 16 April 1746, the two armies met. Over 1,500 Jacobites were killed or wounded, while British government forces lost about 100 soldiers. The last pitched battle fought on British soil lasted less than an hour.
INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH Mountains & Mulligans PITLOCHRY Time in the Victorian mountain resort.ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town. EDINBURGH Free time this evening.
Breakfast 202 mi / 326 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTICONIC 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 and Old Town. Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, rules 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 also marks the starting point of the Royal Mile, the historic processional route and location of many of the city’s famous landmarks, including St. Giles’ Cathedral.
EDINBURGH Celebrating Scotland EDINBURGH Free time before a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel.
Breakfast DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY SIGHTS Soak in the origins of traditional Georgian architecture on your free day in Edinburgh. Stroll by the ordered symmetrical grid of Neoclassical houses and private gardens. Experience the spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment as you admire elegant ironwork of the New Town streets and squares including Charlotte Square regarded as an architectural masterpiece.
EDINBURGH Safe Travles Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Having spent most of my youth in the hospitality industry, I became a Tour Director many years ago. Originally from Edinburgh, I enjoy showing travelers Britain and Ireland-from Land's End and John O'Groats to Giant's Causeway and Waterford. It fills me with so much pride to show off the countries and tell the stories of my ancestors to our guests."