SCOTTISH ESCAPE

SCOTTISH ESCAPE

Escape to the Scottish highlands on your guided tour of Scotland. This off-season 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 Scottish vacation begins in Scotland’s largest city—Glasgow. You’ll take a guided tour of a whisky distillery, visit Stirling Castle—home to Kings and Queens—and explore the sights of Glasgow as well. Travel along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, and see the 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 legendary Scottish clan conflicts while on tour. 

Spend the night in the Scottish highland capital of Inverness, and see the mountain resort of Pitlochry, and the legendary home of golf at 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!

 

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 [LF] WHISKY DISTILLERY, 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.


Day 3 : GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS

On the way this morning: the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, the awe-inspiring expanse of Rannoch Moor, scenic Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. In the afternoon, look out 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. 


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.


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.” Drive up the narrow Royal Mile to 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.


Prices are for all land arrangements as per Itinerary.

  • GLASGOW  : Welcome dinner; orientation drive
  • GLENGOYNE [LF] : Guided tour of the whisky distillery 
  • STIRLING  : Visit Stirling Castle 
  • FORT WILLIAM :  CULLODEN MOOR Visit the battle site’s visitor center
  • PITLOCHRY : Visit the Victorian mountain resort
  • ST. ANDREWS : Visit the home of golf
  • EDINBURGH : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh castle, farewell dinner
Exclusions:

Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)

Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.