Known for it's dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline, Scotland may not always be sunny but your will surely receive a warm welcome. Join us as we explore castles, look for Nessie and taste the famous whisky.
- Have your breath taken away with spectacular peaks and water falls
- Catch a glimpse of "Nessie" at Loch Ness
- Sample a wee dram
- Be in Awe at St Andrew's, the "Home of Golf"
This tour can be combined with our Ireland Tour or our England & Wales Tour to become the Ultimate UK Grand Tour. Grand Tours offer an exceptional experience for an in depth tour of an area. By combining these two tours you can enjoy a seamless tour of both destinations while only having one international flight.
Meet your tour guide at Glasgow Airport, before a panoramic tour of Glasgow. Drive around George Square, filled with statues of Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria and other influential people. See the Victorian City Chambers, opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria. Visit St. Mungo’s Cathedral where the Saint’s tomb is in the lower crypt.
The cathedral was built before the reformation from the late 12th century and
although it is no longer designated as a cathedral, it is still a place of active Christian worship.
Then visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. The house was originally part
of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Transfer to your nearby hotel, check
in and settle into your room. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for welcome get-together
drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel
Near Glasgow, stop at the celebrated Loch Lomond, Scotland's longest loch. Upon arrival embark on a leisurely cruise of the loch so you can see wonderful views and the island, which is the final resting place of the Chiefs of the Clan MacGregor.
Stop in Balloch Castle Country Park before
making your way through the Glencoe Region, an area known for the Massacre of Glen Coe in
1692. During the massacre, the Campbells slaughtered many of the Macdonald clan. Then check
into your Fort William hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodations: Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Today, head to Mallaig and take a ferry to Armadale. Then visit Armadale Castle, which was once home to the MacDonald’s chief as early as the seventeenth century. Today, not much remains of the castle abandoned in 1925, except for the visitor center, museum, and gardens. Return to the mainland via the scenic Skye Bridge.
Next, stop for photos of Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most
iconic images of Scotland. At least four different versions of the castle have existed as the feudal
history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries on this site. Continue to your hotel in Inverness
and check into your hotel. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel
Accommodations: Kingsmill Hotel
After breakfast, head to Urquhart Castle and visit the ruins of what was once the largest castle in
Scotland. The castle is situated on a scenic promontory where many sightings of the monster have
been reported. See panoramic views of Loch Ness, a freshwater loch. Return to Inverness where
you will have some time on your own before dinner with your group.
Accommodations: Kingsmill Hotel
Motor a short distance to Culloden Moor and tour the Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefield where, on April 16, 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne. The brutal measures imposed after the battle signaled the end of the distinctive Highland way of life and culture.
Continue on to visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl. Take a tour of the castle
and enjoy the fine collections of furniture, portraits, china and armor. Nearby, visit the Edradour
Distillery, which was established in 1825 and Scotland's smallest distillery. Enjoy a tour and tasting
before checking into your Perth hotel. Tonight, you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants
or pubs scattered throughout the city.
Accommodations: Murrayshall Hotel
This morning, visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of the story, "Macbeth" and childhood
home of the Queen Mother. Then head to St. Andrews where you will have some time on your
own. You could also visit St. Andrews Castle, Falkland Place or even St. Andrews Cathedral. In the
afternoon, make your way to Edinburgh and check into your hotel. In the evening, you can dine at
one of the many traditional or modern dinner venues located within Edinburgh.
Accommodations: Intercontinental The George Hotel
Set off on a guided tour of Edinburgh to see some of the city’s magnificent highlights. During your tour, you will travel through the Old Town and of course along the Royal Mile. If time permits, you will also see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, St. Giles Cathedral and even the National Museum of Scotland. Next, tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock and dominates the skyline.
The castle has been involved in many historical conflicts from the War
of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Rising in 1745 and even acted as a military prison during
both World Wars. Enjoy the afternoon free to sightsee and shop.
Tonight, head to a unique Scottish venue, for dinner followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh. The night includes lively music, dancing and of course the ceremonial Haggis.
Accommodations: Intercontinental The George Hotel
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Double Occupancy - $5999 CAD (Sharing a room) - Approx. $5000 USD
Single Occupancy - $7499 CAD (Your own room) - Approx. $6200 USD
If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.
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Final Payment due - April 2, 2022
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Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.
Minimum - 10 ladies
Maximum - 13 ladies
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Directly adjoining Central Station, The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow was originally built in the late 19th-century as a great British railway hotel. One of the city's most prestigious buildings, the hotel has welcomed many famous guests including Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill, throughout the years.
The Bridge of Orchy Hotel have 32 well appointed rooms altogether. 10 of the 32 rooms situated in the main building. These newly refurbished rooms are decorated in a traditional style and overlook the surrounding countryside.
The Kingsmills Hotel is a fabulous 4-star luxury hotel in Inverness. Set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, they offer a variety of extremely luxurious rooms, impeccable dining options and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality to all their guests.
From the welcoming smile that greets you at reception to our bespoke golfing experiences, your holiday or event in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland is all about you. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed evening in Stutts Bar, a golfing break, or a chance to simply switch off and relax among stunning scenery and quiet surroundings, we have it covered.
The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens.