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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 take a guided tour of a whisky distillery, 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!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner; orientation drive
Guided tour of the whisky distillery
Visit Stirling Castle
Visit the battle site’s visitor center
Visit the Victorian mountain resort
Visit the home of golf
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle; farewell dinner
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbiesNotes:
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Meals & Itinerary
Full Scottish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 GLASGOW. STIRLING EXCURSION
Start your tour of Scotland with a guided tour of a WHISKY DISTILLERY in Glengoyne, where you hear about the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Then, visit STIRLING CASTLE, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favored residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Back in vibrant Glasgow, an orientation drive takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by wealthy tobacco barons.Today’s Distance: 81 mi / 131 km
Day 3 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–CULLODEN MOOR–INVERNESS
Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, and head through wild Rannoch Moor, scenic Glen Coe, and lovely Loch Linnhe to reach Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Pass Loch Ness en route to Culloden, and look for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTER, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.Today’s Distance: 178 mi / 286 km
Day 4 INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
Today’s main highlights are the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry; St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. Tonight, consider an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.Today’s Distance: 202 mi / 326 km
Day 5 EDINBURGH
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” as well as the “Old Town.” Visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries, and take in the fantastic views over the city. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect residence for glittering state visits and family vacations, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6 EDINBURGH
Today is yours to discover the Scottish capital at your own pace. Alternatively, you could join an optional Outlander excursion, taking in sights and places featured in the popular TV series. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Day 7 EDINBURGH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
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