Scottish Highland Fling ( GM)

10 Day Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Don’t be shy—you’re not the only daydreamer with a major crush on Scotland. With its lush rolling hills, dramatic coastlines, tiny villages, and towering fairytale castles, what’s not to love? On this Undiscovered Tour of Scotland, you’ll feel your heart skip a beat as you journey through the breathtaking Highlands, ferry to its most beautiful islands, and immerse yourself in a world of haunting bagpipes, hallowed battlefields, and hoppy brews — the perfect choice for washing down traditional fish and chips at a Scottish chippy. With visits to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the legendary golf town of St. Andrews, and a famous whisky distillery for a tour and a wee dram, this Scotland vacation offers countless opportunities to raise a glass to your many passions. Making a spectacular scenic loop from Edinburgh to Glasgow, this Scottish Highland Fling tour is indeed an affair to remember.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Welcome to Edinburgh! Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

EDINBURGH Drummers, Pipes & Precious Jewels EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and the Old Town and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Tattoo performance. (Departures August 1 through August 22 only).
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a 1,100-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 Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.


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Day 3

EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–INVERNESS Mulligans & Mountains ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort then drive through the scenic Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.
Breakfast Breakfast
201 mi / 323 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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.


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Day 4

INVERNESS–CULLODEN MOOR–DUNROBIN–THURSO Brave Lads & Bonnie Lands CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.
DUNROBIN Visit the castle and walled gardens.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
120 mi / 193 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC 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.


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Day 5

THURSO. EXCURSION TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS An Ancient Archipelago THURSO Drive to Scrabster to board a ferry for a scenic crossing to the Orkney Islands.
ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes Old Man of Hoy, Skara Brae and Skaill House, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. LF Join a guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, and have a light lunch at the Tasting Hall café. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner
47 mi / 76 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORY & TRADITION
Orcadian water, the best malt, hops, and yeast are the only four ingredients of hand-crafted ales such as Orkney Dark Island, Northern Light and the world-famous Skull Splitter named after a vicious Orkney Earl. Enjoy a guided tour of the brewery and learn the traditions of beer making and a long, long history of brewing quality ales.


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Day 6

THURSO–DURNESS–ULLAPOOL–GAIRLOCH Spectacular Sights & A Scottish Chippy THURSO Take a scenic drive along the spectacular North Coast 500 route via Durness and Scourie.
ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port includes LF a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner
194 mi / 312 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Walk along the whitewashed cottages with views of lovely Loch Broom in the charming seaport town of Ullapool. Feast on traditional fish and chips, a Scottish favourite that never fails to satisfy.


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Day 7

GAIRLOCH–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLENCOE Sea & Skye ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak. Visit LF a whisky distillery.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
154 mi / 248 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Raise a dram of whisky for Scotland’s proud heritage at an historic, local distillery whilst you learn all about Scotland’s favorite spirit.

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Day 8

GLENCOE. EXCURSION TO THE ISLES OF MULL AND IONA Island Dreams & Scottish Kings OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.
ISLE OF MULL Take a scenic drive across the island.
ISLE OF IONA See the burial place of many Scottish kings and chiefs. Visit one of the first Christian monasteries in the British Isles.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
138 mi / 222 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Called “Eagle Island” by wildlife watchers, the Isle of Mull is a paradise for birds of prey keeping a watchful eye on the wonderful wild landscapes below. Watch for Scottish red deer, iconic Highland cattle, and rolling hills that paint a picture of quintessential Scotland. The medieval abbey on the Isle of Iona is the resting place of many Scottish monarchs and chiefs.


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Day 9

GLENCOE–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW Glasgow Gems & Gorgeous Glens GLENCOE Depart for a scenic drive through Glen Coe and The Trossachs National Park.
LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.
GLASGOW Enjoy an orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
96 mi / 155 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS In Scotland’s most populous city, Glasgow’s uniquely rich architectural heritage ranges from 19th-century masterpieces to the modern designs of the unique style of Glasgow-born Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Discover exciting experiences around every corner!

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Day 10

GLASGOW Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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ANA SHAW

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

" I have always loved to share my passion and knowledge for the British Isles with friends from all over the world, showing them first my home town and then my country. Great Britain and Ireland offer you all you could imagine and more; hear about it whilst you admire their outstanding natural beauty."

Tour Director -  ANA SHAW

MATTHEW BELL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I always tell people that I want them to go home having learned all about our beautiful and historic countries, but also having enjoyed themselves. You're among friends here, and I will look after you from arrival to departure!"

Tour Director -  MATTHEW BELL

 Accommodations

EDINBURGH

MARRIOTT COURTYARD

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

INVERNESS

MERCURE INVERNESS HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

THURSO

ST CLAIR HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GAIRLOCH

GAIRLOCH HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GLENCOE

THE ISLES OF GLENCOE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GLASGOW

CLAYTON HOTEL GLASGOW

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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