Highlights of Scotland

Start: Edinburgh Finish: Glasgow City

Visiting: Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William, Glasgow City


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 1 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2360 $2006

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Tour Overview

Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country's natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park. In between, you'll have the opportunity to try traditional Scottish fare (yes, we're talking about haggis!) and learn about how whisky is made with a tour and tasting. It's the best way to satiate your inner history and whisky aficionado, in equal measure.

Highlights

  • icon Catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the British Isles — Ben Nevis
  • icon Learn about whisky-making with a tasting and guided tour
  • icon See the viaduct in Glenfinnan made famous by Harry Potter
  • icon Opt to kayak among beautiful Scottish landscapes in Cairngorms National Park
  • iconFollow the historic Jacobite rising in Inverness
  • icon Uncover the legend of Loch Ness
  • iconFollow the historic Jacobite rising in Inverness, Learn about whisky-making with a tasting and guided tour, Opt to kayak among beautiful Scottish landscapes in Cairngorms National Park, Catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the British Isles — Ben Nevis, See the viaduct in Glenfinnan made famous by Harry Potter, Uncover the legend of Loch Ness

Places You'll See

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Piries Hotel Edinburgh

Arrive at any time.

We recommend arriving a few days early to explore Scotland's compact, hilly capital.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Edinburgh/Inverness

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Mercure Inverness

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy an orientation walk of Edinburgh ending in the heart of the city, Royal Mile road. Opt to visit Edinburgh Castle, or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, hop on a private transfer to the Highlands.

Additional Information: Please note that to visit Edinburgh Castle, you'll need to reserve a ticket. To guarantee entrance, we advise pre-purchasing your ticket on their website.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 3: Inverness

Location: Inverness

Accommodation: Mercure Inverness

Meals: BREAKFAST

Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland. This morning, opt to visit Cairngorms National Park and enjoy a CEO-led hike in Glenmore Forest, ending in Loch Morlich Beach. Or, consider a kayaking excursion or a visit to a reindeer farm with a ranger. After lunch, board a cruise towards Loch Ness. Experience the infamous "loch" by boat and learn about the history (and legend) surrounding its mysterious lake creature. Explore Urquhart Castle before returning to Inverness. En route, visit Culloden Moor, famous for the Jacobite rising of 1745.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: AFTERNOON Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Loch Ness lake. This freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands is best known for alleged sightings of Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness Monster. Visit Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland's largest castles at the centre of great conflict during its 500 years as a medieval fortress. Explore the history of this strategic fortress and the stories revolving around the power struggles between the Scots and English amidst the Wars of Independence.

ACTIVITY: Visit the infamous Culloden battlefield, site of the Battle of Culloden, known as the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Here, Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland which therefore put an end the Jacobite rising. Explore the battlefield and moor at your own pace, or opt to join a guided tour.

icon Day 4: Inverness/Fort William

Location: Inverness

Accommodation: Muthu Fort William Hotel

Meals: BREAKFAST

Discover the beautiful Isle of Skye. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Isle, stopping at the iconic Eilean Castle while en route for a snap of the old fortress. Once on the Isle, visit Sligachan, where you can spot the Black Cullin mountains in the background. Head north to visit Dunvegan Castle and its Gardens. In the evening, take a Ferry Armadale to Mallaig and enjoy some free time in Fort William.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Visit this castle originally designed as a defence fortress and learn the history behind Scotland's clan system. Afterwards explore the five acres of the Castle's formal gardens on property. Explore the stark contrast to the barren moor land and mountains that dominate Skye's landscape by getting lost in a hidden oasis of an eclectic mix of plants, woodland glades and shimmering pools fed by waterfalls and streams flowing down to the sea.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

icon Day 5: Fort William

Location: Fort William

Accommodation: Muthu Fort William Hotel

Meals: BREAKFAST

Visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by Harry Potter. Settle back at the viewpoint in time to see the Jacobite Steam train cross over the viaduct. Afterwards, stretch your legs with a forest walk in Ben Nevis followed by a distillery tour and whisky tasting at Ben Nevis Distillery. Continue on to explore Glencoe and learn about this key valley and its importance in Scotland's history.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world to experience the stunning scenery but also to catch a glimpse of the famous Jacobite steam train, also known as the Hogwart's Express in the Harry Potter novels and films, travel across the Glenfinnan viaduct. The viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across an impressive 1,000 ft (305m) span, 100 ft (30m) above the ground.

ACTIVITY: Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Standing at 1,345 metres (4,412 feet 8¾ inches) above sea level, it is at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Set off an easy hike through Achriabhach Forest beginning initially uphill and then continuing through tree-lined paths, passing a waterfall and reaching superb views across Glen Nevis.

ACTIVITY: Visit Ben Nevis Distillery, known for its location at the base of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles, and for its exceptional whisky. Tour the distillery and enjoy a whisky tasting.

ACTIVITY: Scotland's most famous and most scenic Highland glen, Glencoe is also steeped in history. Also known as the weeping valley, it was the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. Visit Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount and learn about the intricate history of this natural paradise.

icon Day 6: Fort William/Glasgow City

Location: Fort William

Accommodation: Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square

Meals: BREAKFAST

Head south towards Glasgow. Enjoy some free time to explore Scotland's largest city. Take time to explore this port city by visiting its museums, joining a brewery tour or jumping on a bike tour of the city.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

icon Day 7: Glasgow City

Location: Glasgow City

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (6 nts).

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts

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    Glencoe visit

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    Ben Nevis forest walk

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Edinburgh orientation walk. Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart Castle visit. Culloden Moor visit. Eilean Donan Castle visit. Dunvegan Castle and gardens visit. Whisky distillery tour and tasting. Glenfinnan Viaduct viewpoint. Ben Nevis forest walk. Glencoe visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Dunvegan Castle and gardens visit

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    Glenfinnan Viaduct viewpoint

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Edinburgh orientation walk

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    Eilean Donan Castle visit

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Culloden Moor visit

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    Whisky distillery tour and tasting

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    Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart Castle visit

Accommodation

Hotels (6 nts).

Meals Included

6 breakfasts

Transport

Train, private vehicle, walking.

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