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Caledonian Gems: The Enchanting Highlands

Scotland in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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$2,299

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Combine spectacular natural landscapes with vibrant, historical cities in Scotland! This tour will expose you to massive lands of greenery, gothic-style architecture and an impressive cruise around Loch Ness.

Trip Highlights

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    Edinburgh
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    Glasgow
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    Inverness
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    Isle of Skye
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    Stirling
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    Trossachs

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Activities

  4. Breakfast only

Availability

  1. Departures available until May 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + $610

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 6 Nights

Itinerary

Get to know the fairy-tale-like scenery of Scotland as you navigate cities, castles and the mountainous regions of the Highlands. From urban delights, Edinburgh , Stirling and Glasgow to the stunning landscapes of the Isle of Skye , the Highlands and the legendary Loch Ness , enjoy the eclectic beauty of this region.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to board a flight to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Night on board*.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Edinburgh

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Arrive in Edinburgh and self-transfer* to the hotel. Once settled, spend the rest of the day exploring the Scotland capital at your leisure. Edinburgh is famed for its charming medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with neoclassical gardens and buildings. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

 

*You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
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3609 Reviews

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3rd Day: Edinburgh – Stirling – Whisky Distillery – Highlands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an adventure towards the highlands. En route, you will stop by Stirling, a charming city in central Scotland where you will briefly visit a couple of historical sites and attractions such as the Wallace Monument, arguable the most important landmark of the city. You will have time to explore Stirling at your own pace, ideal for you to grab lunch. 

 

After spending some time in Stirling’s urban and natural beauty, continue north to visit one of Scotland’s most famous exports; whisky. You will tour a working distillery where you will become acquainted with the processes and production and sample a ‘wee dram’. Overnight stay in the Highlands.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Ness Hotel or similar
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310 Reviews

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Activities

included
Whisky distillery with Tour and Tasting

Light

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4th Day: Highlands – Isle of Skye – Loch ness – Highlands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make your way towards the west of Scotland for a visit to the beautiful and scenic Isle of Skye, known for its rugged landscapes, medieval castles and picturesque fishing villages. Take this time to appreciate Scotland in its full natural glory. 

 

On the way back to your hotel, you will hop on a brief cruise in the Loch Ness for an unforgettable experience! If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Nessie! Overnight stay in the Highlands.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Ness Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

310 Reviews

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Activities

included
Loch Ness Cruise

Light

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included
Visit to the Isle of Skye
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5th Day: Highlands – Fort William – Trossachs – Glasgow

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready to head back down to the south of Scotland to acquaint yourself with its biggest city, Glasgow. En route, stop in Fort Augustus which sits on the impressive 60 mile Caledonian Canal, halfway between Inverness and Fort William and offering spectacular views down Loch Ness. 

 

From here, continue south through the Trossachs and Loch Lomond, the largest loch in the country. Once you have arrived in Glasgow, you will check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Glasgow.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Glasgow Centr... or similar
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2115 Reviews

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6th Day: Glasgow – Edinburgh

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take part in a city tour of Glasgow where you will learn about its history, culture and impressive architecture and stop by some of its most emblamatic attractions, including: the Glasgow Cathedral, the Kelvingrove art gallery and more.

 

From here, enjoy some free time at your leisure to grab a bite to eat. Next, head back to Edinburgh to embark on another city tour where you will familiarize yourself with its top sites, including the Royal Mile and more. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3609 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic tour of Edinburgh

Moderate

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Glasgow Panoramic Visit

Moderate

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7th Day: Edinburgh

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your own leisure; the perfect way to take in the beauty of the city one last time at your own pace. Perhaps this would also be a good time to go shopping for some souvenirs to take back home or stop by the impressive Edinburgh Castle. For dinner, you're invited to an optional experience* called the Spirit of Scotland. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

*Optional Spirit of Scotland dinner and show: Dine on 3 delightful courses as you enjoy an exciting show of song and dance that showcases the unique artistic traditions of Scotland.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3609 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Light

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8th Day: Edinburgh - US

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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

 

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

 

** You will have the option to add a transfer to the airport in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

Included

Whisky distillery with Tour and Tasting

Included activity for day 3

Tour the location of this whisky distillery to familiarize yourself with the production process before getting a chance to sample a tasting of the delicious alcoholic beverage.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Loch Ness Cruise

Included activity for day 4

Enjoy the beauty of Loch Ness in all its wonder. Immerse yourself in Scotland's most famous legend on a 30-minute cruise. An unforgettable Highland experience!

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Visit to the Isle of Skye

Included activity for day 4

Get to know the beauty of the Isle of Skye where you will become acquainted with the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago’s indented coastline of peninsulas and narrow lochs, radiating out from a mountainous interior.

Physical rating:

Light

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Panoramic tour of Edinburgh

Included activity for day 6 in Edinburgh

Soak up the history and learn about the city's numerous myths and legends as you stroll along the Royal Mile, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Be captivated by the stories of kings and queens and admire the rich architecture of the old town.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Suggested activity for day 7 in Edinburgh

Enjoy an evening of Scottish traditional song and dance, complete with a 3-course dinner. Arrive for the show is at 06:45 pm, dinner begins at 07:00, and the show is from 08:00 until 09:30.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Edinburgh, Edinburgh - US.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide from day 3 to day 6.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Scotland airport transfers are not included. You can book them for an additional cost on the next step of the booking process.

 

* Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 2PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

** Please note: During the winter season, the itinerary may be affected. In this case, it is important to review the notes section before your departure.

Note: Please keep in mind that the tour has a lot of ground to cover within a short schedule. In order to keep on track, we will be traveling for several hours per day.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    A visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.

  • Currency

    Pound Sterling.

  • Language

    English.

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US/Canada.

  • Time zone

    UTC.

  • Other useful information

    People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    www.visitbritain.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, although rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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