Scotland

Scotland

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Scotland

6 Days

Visiting: Edinburgh, The Kelpies, Stirling, Pitlochry, Culloden, Inverness, Fort William, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Glasgow

Tour operator:

Europamundo

Tour code:

28758

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

40 - 72

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

3-85

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through Scotland, starting with a guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, where the city's UNESCO World Heritage-listed center and majestic castle await. Delve into the rich heritage of Scotland's national drink at a traditional whiskey distillery, before exploring the iconic Kelpies sculptures and the historic battlegrounds of Culloden. Marvel at the beauty of Stirling Castle, wander through the picturesque town of Pitlochry, and immerse yourself in the "Capital of the Highlands," Inverness. Your adventure continues with a visit to the most photographed fortress in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle, and a mysterious boat tour on Loch Ness. Conclude your tour with breathtaking landscapes, a stop at Fort William, and a stroll around Loch Lomond, before arriving in the vibrant city of Glasgow. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Scotland's stunning landscapes, rich history, and cultural treasures.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh

  • including its UNESCO World Heritage Site center and Edinburgh Castle

  • Visit to a whiskey distillery in Edinburgh to learn about the making of Scotland's national drink

  • Photographing The Kelpies

  • enormous sculptures representing the strength and beauty of horses

  • Exploring Stirling's impressive historic center and its significant castle

  • Visiting a traditional whiskey distillery in Pitlochry

  • the heart of Scotland's whiskey production

  • Touring the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of northern Scotland

  • including Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness with a boat tour

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Day 1 : Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland. Welcome to EDINBURGH. Transfer to the hotel. At 13.00 hrs.- (approximate time). Sightseeing tour with a local guide to the Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city, its steep streets and its parks.

Day 2 : Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

With the group we will learn about the process of making Scotland´s national drink, a whiskey distillery (entrance included), a beautiful liquor made from barley that is drunk not only in Scotland but also all over the world, constituting its largest export. The rest of the day is free to continue enjoying Edinburgh, you can stroll through its lively streets and get to know its rich historical and museum heritage.

Day 3 : Edinburgh, The Kelpies, Stirling, Pitlochry, Culloden, Inverness

Location: Edinburgh, The Kelpies, Stirling, Pitlochry, Culloden, Inverness

After leaving Edinburgh we make a stop to photograph THE KELPIES, enormous sculptures of two horses with water heads from Scottish mythology. They represent the strength and beauty of horses, as well as their connection to water and land. We continue towards STIRLING with its impressive historic center dominated by the great castle, one of the most important in Scotland having witnessed numerous historical events, including not only legendary battles but also thecoronation of several kings. Reservation and tickets included. We continue our route towards the north. Stop in PITLOCHRY, a picturesque town in the center of the Scottish region, where the majority of whiskey is produced. We will visit a traditional whiskey distillery in the area (entrance included). Time for lunch. Continuing north, we will make a stop at CULLODEN, where one of the main battles in Scottish history took place against the British forces with a crushing victory for the English army. The battle had consequences for Scotland as laws and policies were imposed that sought to suppress its culture and traditions. In the evening arrival in INVERNESS, the "Capital of the Highlands", where its castle stands out. We suggest enjoying a walk along the banks of the River Ness and the iconic suspension bridge. Note: depending on the time of year and sunlight, the stop in Culloden might be organized on Monday.Note: due to capacity limitations in traditional distilleries, sometimes we can carry out this visit in a different town/time than in previously scheduled Pitlochry.

Day 4 : Inverness

Location: Inverness

We will have a day full of excitement as we travel along the hauntingly beautiful landscapes, forests, lochs and plains of northern Scotland. We will visit the fascinating EILEAN DONAN CASTLE probably the most photographed fortress in the entire country (entrance included). Next, we will travel to FORT AUGUSTUS where we will visit the sluice gate system. Time to have lunch and a stroll. In the afternoon, we will then travel to LOCH NESS and go on a boat tour on the lake’s dark and mysterious waters. After that, we will visit the medieval castle of URQUHART (entrance included). Accommodation in INVERNESS.

Day 5 : Inverness, Fort William, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Glasgow

Location: Inverness, Fort William, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Glasgow

We will continue enjoying a stage with gorgeous landscapes. We will make a brief stop in SPEAN BRIDGE to visit a monument that speaks about the Second World War. We will later stop in FORT WILLIAM, a tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the United Kingdom. We will go by KILCHURN Castle, which displays its beautiful ruins right by a dark lake. INVERARAY, a quite picturesque historic village by Loch Fyne with a large castle and quiet streets. Lunchtime. We will return contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. Time for a stroll around BALLOCH, the liveliest town on its banks. Arrival in GLASGOW in the evening. Time for a stroll around the center of this lively city.

Day 6 : Glasgow

Location: Glasgow

After breakfast, end of our services.

What's Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.

  • Includes arrival transfer

  • City tour in: EDINBURGH

  • Boat: loch Ness

  • Ticket admission: Stirling castle, whisky distillery in Pitlochry , Eilean Donan castle, Urquhart castle

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Reviews of this operator

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I have taken a trip with them through Spain and Portugal and everything was very organized. Professional guides and wonderful places. Without a doubt, I will return.

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We had a fantastic trip with EuropaMundo. We visited France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and Spain. Gonzalo our guide was incredibly knowledgable and friendly, gave us a fantastic tour throughout the whole trip. We learned about history, art, culture and much more. He kept us entertained, was happy to answer all of our questions, also offered recommendations of things to do, see and places to eat during the tour. Also want to thank our drivers Narciso and Olivier both did a fantastic job driving us safe. Money and time well invested. Highly recommended.

Nabanita Dey (Google Reviewer)  

My husband and I booked...

31-Jan-2024

My husband and I booked Europamundo's Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia tour in October 2023. It was an amazing experience. This is our second trip with them. Starting from the hotels to places that they took us in 08 days and the guides were excellent. All hotels were 4 star with quality breakfast and dinners were all in the hotel which was a great plus. Our guide Igor was patient and kind. the thing I loved the most is you meet people from so many different countries and you end up making friends for lifetime. Our group had 45 people from all over the world but our guide was kind enough and he did a great job by switching in Spanish and English. I will recommend it to all not only because its affordable but also you get quality and its worth every penny.

Debashish Bera (Google Reviewer)  

Highly satisfied with the management...

16-Oct-2023

Highly satisfied with the management and employees of Europomondo. Me, with my wife and one grown-up daughter took "Discover Italy" tour from Europomondo. The itinerary was thoughtfully planned and executed accordingly so that tourists can get a perfect picture of whole of Italy during the specified time. Though it was hectic and we had to walk a lot.....but we were informed about this fact beforehand. Our coach was very comfortable and its driver Mr Marco is an amazing person. He is gentle in nature as well as in driving. Our regular guide Ms Paula is ever smiling and helpful in nature with a vast knowledge of the subject she is speaking about and has a sense of responsibility. All the hotels were comfortable though we had very little time to enjoy our hotel stay. Our first hotel , G P Hotel in Roam, is the best among the lot. Also appreciate the pickup and drop service , which are very punctual . Over all time management was praiseworthy. Though small hitch was there with one or two hotels, considering the vastness of the tour and overall arrangements those small hitches can be ignored. Looking forward for a next tour with Europomondo

Paul Quan (Google Reviewer)  

Just finished a 3 week...

22-Oct-2023

Just finished a 3 week tour not do long ago. Most of it was great, I couldn't ask for a better experience. Except for 1 tour guide (Maria). First of she and the driver was over an hour late to our hotel to pick every one up, which is fair enough, unexpected things happen. Then I thought that everyone was punished due to them being late. We were rushed everywhere we went. She made us pay for a toilet only to walk us down to the city centre to only allow us 45 minutes to find a restaurant to have so called lunch at around 3:00pm. Then we drove for at least 6 hours with very little breaks, not even to allow everyone to have toilet breaks. I would recommend eurpomando but not Maria as a tour guide. Every other tour guide we had were fantastic.

Glenn (Google Reviewer)  

We had an incredible time...

12-Dec-2023

We had an incredible time visiting Switzerland and Paris, and there was no need to worry about anything. The organization was perfect, and the hotels were booked and all this was at a resonable cost. But an issue arose with an extremely rude and unpleasant driver(Andres) for one of the days, who abruptly slammed the brakes on a high-speed bus because he was angry at kids talking. This could have been very dangerous for the passengers also. Would have given 5 stars if it wasbt for the driver

Arielle Nicole (Google Reviewer)  

The absolute worst. They do...

02-Sep-2023

The absolute worst. They do not follow the itinerary provided. When we arrived in Versailles, tickets are sold out since instead of morning, they changed it to 3-4pm where all the tickets are sold out. Whole day wasted. Most of the museums/sights they state in their itinerary, they will just bring you there, entrance fee is not included. They will only bring you to free places, so just be aware that you will not be getting your money’s worth. Bus is ALWAYS late, today our meetup time is 7:45am, the bus arrived 8:25am, since they had to pick up other guest from a totally different hotel. They frequently change buses, it is a hit or miss. There are times where the airconditioner is good, leg space is acceptable. There are also times, they would rent a bus from a different company, where it is very cramped. Guide: they know the basics but not the nitty gritty details. For example they would just point you “Oh this is blah building, without any further explanation.” Hotels are mostly 4 star hotels with really shitty customer service. Once I had a room (cant remember the hotel in Lyon, France) assigned to me where the room has not been cleaned up. GROSS. One of the other hotel (Dormero Hotel, Zurich), did not have a reception staff at night, so when we were a defective bath tub, we had no one to complain to.

Viviana Baez (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

13-Nov-2023

If you like to be stressed, rushed and be placed in nasty hotels without air conditioning and rude staff then this is the tour company for you. I just came back from a 10 day trip with them. You spend a ridiculously amount of time in the bus, they are disorganized and don’t give you enough time in the cities. They expect you to see an entire city, eat and use the restroom in 1 hour. The bus WILL leave you in you are not back on time. Also, it is NOT IDEAL FOR SENIORS OR PEOPLE WITH ANY TYPE OF DISABILITIES. Two drivers got pissed when they saw we had a walker and one of them kept saying how the company does not allow drivers to get enough rest which can cause accidents. They have the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE. They leave you far from the hotel entrance in the middle of the street at night with all of your luggage. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY.

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