Scottish Highland Fling

Scottish Highland Fling

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Scottish Highland Fling

10 Days Starting in Edinburgh, UK and ending in Glasgow, UK

Visiting: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Dunrobin, Thurso, Orkney, Durness, Ullapool, Gairloch, Skye, Fort William, Glencoe, Isle of Mull, Iona, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Europe

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

GM-2025

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$3383
$2961 (USD) Operator discount: -$338 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$84 -12%
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Tour Overview

Don’t be shy—you’re not the only daydreamer with a major crush on Scotland. With its lush rolling hills, dramatic coastlines, tiny villages, and towering fairytale castles, what’s not to love? On this Undiscovered Tour of Scotland, you’ll feel your heart skip a beat as you journey through the breathtaking Highlands, ferry to its most beautiful islands, and immerse yourself in a world of haunting bagpipes, hallowed battlefields, and hoppy brews — the perfect choice for washing down traditional fish and chips at a Scottish chippy. With visits to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the legendary golf town of St. Andrews, and a famous whisky distillery for a tour and a wee dram, this Scotland vacation offers countless opportunities to raise a glass to your many passions. Making a spectacular scenic loop from Edinburgh to Glasgow, this Scottish Highland Fling tour is indeed an affair to remember.

Highlights

  • Feel your heart skip a beat as you journey through the breathtaking Highlands, ferry to its most beautiful islands, and immerse yourself in a world of haunting bagpipes, hallowed battlefields, and hoppy brews

  • Visit to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the legendary golf town of St. Andrews, and a famous whisky distillery for a tour

  • Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

Places You'll See

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Marriott Courtyard

Gairloch Hotel

St Clair Hotel

The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel

Clayton Hotel Glasgow

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Edinburgh,Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Courtyard
Meals Included: Dinner

Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2: Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Courtyard
Meals Included: Breakfast

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and the Old Town and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures July 31 through August 21 only).

Day 3: Edinburgh,St. Andrews,Pitlochry,Inverness
Location: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mercure Inverness Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort then drive through the scenic Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.
201 mi / 323 km

Day 4: Inverness,Culloden Moor,Dunrobin,Thurso
Location: Inverness, Culloden Moor, Dunrobin, Thurso
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: St Clair Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.
DUNROBIN Visit the castle and walled gardens.
120 mi / 193 km

Day 5: Thurso. Excursion To The Orkney Islands
Location: Thurso, Orkney, Thurso
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: St Clair Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THURSO Drive to John O’Groats to board a ferry for a scenic crossing to the Orkney Islands.
ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. [LF] Join a guided tour of The Orkney Brewery, have a light lunch at the Tasting Hall café and then visit Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon.
90 mi / 145 km

Day 6: Thurso,Durness,Ullapool,Gairloch
Location: Thurso, Durness, Ullapool, Gairloch
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Gairloch Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THURSO Take a scenic drive along the spectacular North Coast 500 route via Durness and Scourie.
ULLAPOOL Visit to the fishing port includes [LF] a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant.
194 mi / 312 km

Day 7: Gairloch,Isle Of Skye,Fort William,Glencoe
Location: Gairloch, Skye, Fort William, Glencoe
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.
GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
190 mi / 306 km

Day 8: Glencoe. Excursion To The Isles Of Mull And Iona
Location: Glencoe, Isle of Mull, Iona, Glencoe
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

OBAN Ferry crossing to the Isle of Mull.
ISLE OF MULL Take a scenic drive across the island.
ISLE OF IONA See the burial place of many Scottish kings and chiefs. Visit one of the first Christian monasteries in the British Isles.
166 mi / 268 km

Day 9: Glencoe,Loch Lomond,Glasgow
Location: Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Clayton Hotel Glasgow
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

GLENCOE Depart for a scenic drive through Glen Coe and The Trossachs National Park.
LOCH LOMOND Visit the lake.
GLASGOW [LF] Guided tour of a whisky distillery. Enjoy an orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
96 mi / 155 km

Day 10: Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

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

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 three-course dinners

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Forth Road Bridge|Heart of Neolithic Orkney|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Accommodation

Edinburgh:Marriott Courtyard
Inverness:Mercure Inverness Hotel
Thurso:St Clair Hotel
Gairloch:Gairloch Hotel
Glencoe:The Isles of Glencoe Hotel
Glasgow:Clayton Hotel Glasgow

Check out our Q&As

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

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

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

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • 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 Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

Dates & Availability

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Thursday - Saturday

May 09, 2024 - May 18, 2024
$3269 $2933 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$83 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 30, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
$3269 $2933 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$83 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 06, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 13, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 27, 2024 - Jul 06, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 04, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024
$3637 $3290 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$93 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 11, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024
$3231 $2896 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$82 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Aug 01, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
$3422 $3081 (USD)

Operator discount: -$254 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$87 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Apr 24, 2025 - May 03, 2025
$3383 $2961 (USD)

Operator discount: -$338 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$84 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 01, 2025 - May 10, 2025
$4055 $3549 (USD)

Operator discount: -$406 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$100 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 08, 2025 - May 17, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 15, 2025 - May 24, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 22, 2025 - May 31, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

May 29, 2025 - Jun 07, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 05, 2025 - Jun 14, 2025
$4005 $3505 (USD)

Operator discount: -$400 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$99 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 12, 2025 - Jun 21, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 19, 2025 - Jun 28, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jun 26, 2025 - Jul 05, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 03, 2025 - Jul 12, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 10, 2025 - Jul 19, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 17, 2025 - Jul 26, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 24, 2025 - Aug 02, 2025
$4005 $3505 (USD)

Operator discount: -$400 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$99 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Jul 31, 2025 - Aug 09, 2025
$3764 $3294 (USD)

Operator discount: -$376 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$93 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Aug 07, 2025 - Aug 16, 2025
$3764 $3294 (USD)

Operator discount: -$376 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$93 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Aug 14, 2025 - Aug 23, 2025
$3764 $3294 (USD)

Operator discount: -$376 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$93 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Aug 21, 2025 - Aug 30, 2025
$3764 $3294 (USD)

Operator discount: -$376 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$93 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Aug 28, 2025 - Sep 06, 2025
$4005 $3505 (USD)

Operator discount: -$400 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$99 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Sep 04, 2025 - Sep 13, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Sep 11, 2025 - Sep 20, 2025
$3599 $3150 (USD)

Operator discount: -$360 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$89 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Sep 18, 2025 - Sep 27, 2025
$3561 $3117 (USD)

Operator discount: -$356 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$88 (USD)

Thursday - Saturday

Sep 25, 2025 - Oct 04, 2025
$3383 $2961 (USD)

Operator discount: -$338 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$84 (USD)

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  • Low Deposit

    Globus requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

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

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 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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