Scottish Outland Adventure

Scottish Outland Adventure

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Scottish Outland Adventure

7 Days Starting and ending in Glasgow, UK

Visiting: Glasgow, Stirling, Culross, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Strathpeffer, Ullapool, Skye, Glenfinnan, Fort William

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

9070-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Boat/Cruise Excursion

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$1490
$1325 Operator discount: -$127 Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$37 -11%

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Tour Overview

Take a journey into the fabled land of adventure on this affordable vacation in Scotland. From the elegant Georgian squares and 12th-century cathedral in Glasgow, you’ll travel to legendary Edinburgh, stop in Stirling to admire the prized castle of Scottish kings and symbol of the country’s independence. Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing in Edinburgh, including 200-year-old New Town—home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels and, for specific departures, be thrilled by the Royal Military Tattoo presented on the castle’s esplanade in a mass spectacle of Scottish pipe bands, music, dance, and pageantry by performers from around the world.

Next, you’ll take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews—the home of golf, the cross Firth of Tay, and head into the Highlands. You’ll stop on the way in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry before crossing haunting Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites made their final stand in 1746. Continue into the Highlands for an overnight stay in Strathpeffer and a west coast excursion through spectacular Scottish landscapes and vistas. Your Scottish adventure leads you through the heather-clad moors of the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. Then, via ferry across the Sound of Sleat, it’s back to the mainland. Take in the scenic highlights on your way back to Glasgow, including Glenfinnan and the monument to fallen clansmen, the viaduct that is recognizable to Harry Potter fans, and many other historic spots. Drive along the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond as well. Your value-minded vacation in Scotland is an experience of spectacular landscapes, legends, and lore.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing in Edinburgh, including 200-year-old New Town—home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists

  • Take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews—the home of golf, the cross Firth of Tay, and head into the Highlands

  • Stop on the way in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry before crossing haunting Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites made their final stand in 1746

Places You'll See

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Glasgow,Scotland

Location: Glasgow

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Meals Included: Dinner

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or discover Scotland’s great cultural city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 : Glasgow-Stirling-Culross-Edinburgh

Location: Glasgow, Stirling, Culross, Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Edinburgh Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Start your day with an orientation drive taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. Continue on to Stirling where you will have time to admire the castle, a great symbol of Scottish independence and preferred residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Pause in Culross featured in the popular TV series “Outlander.” After arrival in Edinburgh, why not join an optional excursion: a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis?
Today’s Distance: 69 mi/ 111 km

Day 3 : Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Edinburgh Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town,” home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, join an optional tour with dinner. For departure August 11 tickets are included for tonight’s performance of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Day 4 : Edinburgh-St. Andrews-Pitlochry-Culloden Moor-Strathpeffer

Location: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Strathpeffer

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ben Wyvis Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A day of memorable sightseeing. Take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing, then cross the Firth of Tay and head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then proceed to your Highland destination.
Today’s Distance: 225 mi/ 362 km

Day 5 : Strathpeffer. West Coast Excursion

Location: Strathpeffer, Ullapool, Strathpeffer

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ben Wyvis Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

More spectacular Scottish scenery: Dornoch Firth, the Kyle of Sutherland, the Mountains of Assynt, and Knockan Crag. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote fishing harbor on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. Our recommendation for this afternoon: join the optional Loch Ness Experience, which includes a lake cruise, followed by supper.
Today’s Distance: 123 mi/ 198 km

Day 6 : Strathpeffer-Isle Of Skye-Glenfinnan-Fort William-Glasgow

Location: Strathpeffer, Skye, Glenfinnan, Fort William, Glasgow

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig. Pause at Glenfinnan to see the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct well known to “Harry Potter” fans before reaching Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way back to Glasgow.
Today’s Distance: 234 mi/ 377 km

Day 7 : Glasgow

Location: Glasgow

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

UNESCO Sites

Forth Road Bridge|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Meals

Full Scottish breakfast daily; 3 dinners with choice of menus

Accommodation

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End



Multistory Hotel set in prestigious West End, 4 miles from city center.





Novotel Edinburgh Park



The 4 star Novotel Edinburgh Park is ideally located for a city break in Edinburgh. The hotel has free on site parking, leisure facilities including a pool, gym and steam room.





Ben Wyvis Hotel



Placed in the heart of the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer, the Ben Wyvis Hotel is a 91-bedroom Victorian Mansion house set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. The hotel offers a selection of classic guestrooms many with views of the surrounding woodland and gardens, and Ben Wyvis Mountain. Room facilities include WIFI, TV, room service and complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy main meals or light bites in a bar and lounge or hotel restaurant.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 64 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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