Scottish Highlands & Islands

Scottish Highlands & Islands

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Scottish Highlands & Islands

14 Days Starting and ending in Glasgow, UK

Visiting: Glasgow, Falkirk, The Royal Burgh of Culross, Linlithgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness, Thurso, Orkney, Ullapool, Skye, Glenfinnan, Fort William, Oban, Isle of Mull, Iona, Inveraray, Europe

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

GJ-2025

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 36

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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Tour Overview

What’s playing tonight? Nothing as dramatic as the stunning scenery of lush and verdant Scotland. With its glacial glens, mysterious lochs, and dramatic coastlines, Scotland has rightfully served as the beautiful backdrop for many of our favorite dramas, thrillers, and cliff-hangers. While James Bond, Harry Potter, and the clans of Outlander have introduced us to this awe-inspiring land, the magnificent moors, mountains, woodlands, and waterfalls steal the scenes. See them all on this splendid tour of Scotland as you take the low roads, high roads, and winding roads through the Lowlands, Highlands, and islands to witness the country’s breathtaking castles, hallowed battlefields, and mysterious ruins—stopping to catch your breath in the boisterous breweries and dizzying distilleries along the way. Spoiler alert—this is the most unspoiled scenery you’ll witness in your lifetime.

Highlights

  • With its glacial glens, mysterious lochs, and dramatic coastlines, Scotland has rightfully served as the beautiful backdrop for many of our favorite dramas, thrillers, and cliff-hangers.

  • The clans of Outlander have introduced us to this awe-inspiring land, the magnificent moors, mountains, woodlands, and waterfalls steal the scenes.

  • Islands to witness the country’s breathtaking castles, hallowed battlefields, and mysterious ruins—stopping to catch your breath in the boisterous breweries and dizzying distilleries

Places You'll See

Doubletree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Dunollie Hotel

St Clair Hotel

The Royal Oban Hotel

Oban Bay Hotel

Radisson Blu Glasgow

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Glasgow,Scotland

Location: Glasgow

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Meals Included: Dinner

Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2: Glasgow,Falkirk,Royal Burgh Of Culross,Linlithgow,Edinburgh

Location: Glasgow, Falkirk, The Royal Burgh of Culross, Linlithgow, Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Meals Included: Breakfast

FALKIRK See The Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.ROYAL BURGH OF CULROSS Take a walking tour with a Local Guide.LINLITHGOW See Linlithgow Palace ruins, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and a filming location for the Outlander TV series.EDINBURGH Free time. 74 mi / 119 km

Day 3: Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Meals Included: Breakfast

EDINBURGH City sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town the Old Town and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

Day 4: Edinburgh. Excursion To Abbotsford

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Meals Included: Breakfast

ABBOTSFORD Take a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 2 through August 16 only). 80 mi / 129 km

Day 5: Edinburgh,St. Andrews,Pitlochry,Inverness

Location: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Inverness Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town then drive across the Firth of Tay via Dundee to Pitlochry.PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort. Take a scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park en route to Inverness. 200 mi / 325 km

Day 6: Inverness. Highlands Excursion

Location: Inverness

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Inverness Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

THE HIGHLANDS Visit the Bronze-Age chamber tomb site of Clava Cairns. See the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Cawdor Castle.INVERNESS Free time the remainder of the day. 45 mi / 70 km

Day 7: Inverness,Thurso

Location: Inverness, Thurso

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: St Clair Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DUNROBIN Visit the castle and gardens.THURSO Free time this afternoon. 109 mi / 176 km

Day 8: Thurso. Excursion To The Orkney Islands

Location: Orkney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: St Clair Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

JOHN O’GROATS Ferry crossing to the Orkney Islands.ORKNEY ISLANDS Sightseeing includes the four Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and Kirkwall. [LF] Enjoy a guided tour of The Orkney Brewery with a light lunch at the brewery’s Tasting Hall café and visit Skaill House. Return to the mainland by ferry in the late afternoon. 119 mi / 191 km

Day 9: Thurso,Ullapool,Isle Of Skye

Location: Thurso, Ullapool, Skye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dunollie Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ULLAPOOL Visit the fishing port and enjoy [LF] a traditional fish & chips lunch at a local restaurant. 219 mi / 353 km

Day 10: Isle Of Skye

Location: Skye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dunollie Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE Drive across the Inner Hebridean island; visit the Museum of Island Life; stop in the picturesque island capital of Portree and take in the views of the Cuillin Hills. 100 mi / 161 km

Day 11: Isle Of Skye,Glenfinnan,Fort William-Oban

Location: Skye, Glenfinnan, Fort William, Oban

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Oban Bay Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ISLE OF SKYE Visit Museum of the Isles. Ferry crossing on the Sound of Sleat to mainland.GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous Glennfinnan Viaduct.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.GLEN COE Scenic drive en route to Oban. 109 mi / 175 km

Day 12: Oban. Excursion To Isles Of Mull And Iona

Location: Oban, Isle of Mull, Iona

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Oban Bay 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 Continue to Iona with a ferry to the island and visit the center of Celtic Christianity before returning to mainland. 97 mi / 156 km

Day 13: Oban,Inveraray,Glasgow

Location: Oban, Inveraray, Glasgow

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

INVERARAY Take a scenic drive over the mountainous Pass of Brander.LOCH LOMOND Stop for photos.GLASGOW Visit [LF] a whisky distillery. Enjoy an orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Free time this evening. 108 mi / 174 km

Day 14: Glasgow

Location: Glasgow

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Additional Services

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Optional

  • Transport

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

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

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.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 9 three-course dinners

UNESCO Sites

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

Accommodation

Glasgow:DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Edinburgh:Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Inverness:Mercure Inverness Hotel
Thurso:St Clair Hotel
Isle of Skye:Dunollie Hotel
Oban:Oban Bay Hotel
Oban:The Royal Oban Hotel
Glasgow:Radisson Blu Glasgow

Check out our Q&As

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

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

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accomanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

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

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • 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.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

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.

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