Highlights of Scotland

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 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Edinburgh
 Trip Finishes
Glasgow
7 Day Highlights of Scotland Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: Scotland
Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
16
Pace
Leisurely
Trip Style
Classic
Trip Code
EUEG

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 7 Day Highlights of Scotland. Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country's natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park. In between, you'll have...read more the opportunity to try traditional Scottish fare (yes, we're talking about haggis!) and learn about how whisky is made with a tour and tasting. It's the best way to satiate your inner history and whisky aficionado, in equal measure.

Itinerary

We recommend arriving a few days early to explore Scotland's compact, hilly capital. Stay: Stay City Edinburgh West End

Enjoy an orientation walk of Edinburgh ending in the heart of the city, the Royal Mile. Opt to visit Edinburgh Castle, or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, hop on a private transfer to the Highlands. Stay: Glen Mhor Hotel Inverness (B)

Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland. This morning, opt to visit Cairngorms National Park and enjoy a CEO-led hike in Glenmore Forest, ending in Loch Morlich Beach. Or, consider a kayaking excursion or a visit to a reindeer farm with a ranger. After lunch, board a cruise towards Loch Ness. Experience the infamous "loch" by boat and learn about the history (and legend) surrounding its mysterious lake creature. Explore Urquhart Castle before returning to Inverness. En route, visit Culloden Moor, famous for the Jacobite rising of 1745. Stay: Glen Mhor Hotel Inverness (B)

Discover the beautiful Isle of Skye. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Isle, stopping at the iconic Eilean Castle while en route for a snap of the old fortress. Once on the Isle, visit Sligachan, where you can spot the Black Cullin mountains in the background. Head north to visit Dunvegan Castle and its Gardens. In the evening, take a Ferry Armadale to Mallaig and enjoy some free time in Fort William. Stay: Muthu Fort William Hotel (B)

Visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by Harry Potter. Settle back at the viewpoint in time to see the Jacobite Steam train cross over the viaduct. Afterwards, stretch your legs with a forest walk in Ben Nevis followed by a distillery tour and whisky tasting at Ben Nevis Distillery. Continue on to explore Glencoe and learn about this key valley and its importance in Scotland's history. Stay: Muthu Fort William Hotel (B)

Head south towards Glasgow. Enjoy some free time to explore Scotland's largest city. Take time to explore this port city by visiting its museums, joining a brewery tour or jumping on a bike tour of the city. Stay: Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square (B)

Depart at any time. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Follow the historic Jacobite rising in Inverness.
  • Learn about whisky-making with a tasting and guided tour.
  • Opt to kayak among beautiful Scottish landscapes in Cairngorms National Park.
  • Catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the British Isles — Ben Nevis.
  • See the viaduct in Glenfinnan made famous by Harry Potter.
  • Uncover the legend of Loch Ness.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Edinburgh orientation walk
  • Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart Castle visit
  • Culloden Moor visit
  • Dunvegan Castle and gardens visit
  • Whisky distillery tour and tasting
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct viewpoint
  • Ben Nevis forest walk
  • Glencoe visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Hotels (6 Nights)
  • On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations.
  • Note that most accommodation in Europe does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.

  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

  • 6 breakfasts

  • Train, private vehicle, walking

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

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