Scottish Lochs & Castles

8 Day Guided Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh with CIE Tours

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on CIE Tours 8 Day Scottish Lochs & Castles. A great family adventure, including the Harry Potter train, a Highland Safari, a Loch Ness cruise and Edinburgh.

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Glasgow
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Edinburgh
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Family
Trip Style
Family
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Scotland
Trip Operated By:
CIE Tours
CIE Tours
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
DRF20

Itinerary

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1 Glasgow & Tall Ship

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel with a panoramic tour of central Glasgow including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. On the River Clyde, climb aboard a Victorian tall ship. Enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow travelers before dinner at your hotel. (D)

2 Stirling Castle & Trossachs

Drive to the historic Stirling Castle, once home to Mary, Queen of Scots. Learn about the castle's history and enjoy the many interactive displays. Embark on a scenic drive through Trossachs National Park and Glencoe before arriving at your hotel in Fort William. Enjoy dinner with your group in the evening. (B, D)

3 Highland Train Ride & Loch Ness Cruise

Travel along the scenic shores of Loch Linnhe. Board the Jacobite Steam Train for a ride through some of Scotland's most picturesque scenery, including crossing the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. Stop for free time in the fishing port of Mallaig. Continue your drive to Loch Ness, where you'll embark on a short cruise to admire enchanting scenic views and perhaps spot the famous monster. Your hotel tonight is in Aviemore. (B, D)

4 Sheepdog Demonstration & Blair Castle

Continue your journey through majestic Highland scenery. Visit a farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel past the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to the magnificent Blair Castle, the 700-year-old home of the Atholl family. Travel on to the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)

5 Highland Safaris & Pitlochry

An interactive nature experience with Highland Safaris will introduce you to the local wildlife and habitat of the region. At the Red Deer Encounter learn about Britain's largest native land mammal. You will have an opportunity to pet, feed, and photograph the animals and take a trail into the forest with a ranger. Have lunch there before enjoying a free afternoon in Pitlochry, a bustling resort town. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (B, D)

6 Boat Cruise & Scottish Evening

Drive to St Andrews, known as the "Home of Golf", and enjoy some free time. On your way to Edinburgh stop off for a relaxing boat cruise on the Firth of Forth, admiring the beautiful panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline and the Three Bridges. Later, enjoy a Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing. (B, D)

7 Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore Edinburgh with a guide. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian "New Town" with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. August 2 and 16 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

8 Tour Ends In Edinburgh

Your programs ends after breakfast. (B)

CIE Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Castle
Authentic Local Experiences
  • Take a breathtaking journey on the Jacobite Steam Train featured in Harry Potter movies.
  • Come face to face with Britain's largest land mammal, the Red Deer, at Highland Safaris.
  • Reserved seats for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 – 16 departures.
Accommodation
  • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel
  • The Moorings Hotel
  • Macdonald Highlands Hotel
  • Atholl Palace Hotel (4 Stars)
  • Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place
Included Meals
  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D), including a traditional Scottish evening in Edinburgh
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change at the full 2020 brochure release.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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Friday 17 Apr 2020 Friday 24 Apr 2020 439per person 2,062per person Enquire
Friday 08 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 506per person 2,380per person Sold Out
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 597per person 2,803per person Enquire
Friday 12 Jun 2020 Friday 19 Jun 2020 552per person 2,591per person Sold Out
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Friday 24 Jul 2020 Friday 31 Jul 2020 583per person 2,740per person Sold Out
Friday 31 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 606per person 2,845per person Sold Out
Friday 14 Aug 2020 Friday 21 Aug 2020 107per person 3,472per person Sold Out
Friday 28 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 114per person 3,683per person Sold Out
Wednesday 09 Sep 2020 Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 99per person 3,185per person Sold Out
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