Scottish Highlands Escape

Scottish Highlands Escape

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Scottish Highlands Escape

6 Days Starting in Edinburgh and ending in Glasgow, UK

Visiting: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Fort William, Oban, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters, Glasgow

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

KAT-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Budget, UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Whisky Tasting

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Tour Overview

Take an exciting Caledonian adventure through the highlands from Edinburgh to Glasgow on this guided vacation in Scotland! Enjoy the moors even more by visiting during the off season, with fewer crowds and lower prices. Begin in Edinburgh to visit the Castle and admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the home of golf at St. Andrews. Stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry to admire its Scottish Baronial architecture and take a spirited tour of a whisky distillery. Spend the night in the Highland capital of Inverness, and prepare for a day of glorious Scottish scenery crossing the battleground at Culloden Moor on your drive along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William. Admire even more beautifully rugged landscapes from Glen Coe to Oban on the western coast of Scotland.

Travel through the serene glens, lush forests, and rushing rivers of The Trossachs—Scotland’s first national park. Relish in the lovely views of Loch Lomond. Take a drive through Glasgow to see its 12th-century cathedral, stately university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built in the heyday of the tobacco barons. Finally, gather with your traveling companions, and raise a glass to this bonnie jaunt of a guided vacation in Scotland.

Highlights

  • Take an exciting Caledonian adventure through the highlands from Edinburgh to Glasgow on this guided vacation in Scotland

  • Begin in Edinburgh to visit the Castle and admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and visit the home of golf at St. Andrews

  • Spend the night in the Highland capital of Inverness, and prepare for a day of glorious Scottish scenery crossing the battleground at Culloden Moor on your drive along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William

Places You'll See

Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Ac Hotel By Marriott Inverness

The Ballachulish Hotel

Oban Bay Hotel

Clayton Hotel Glasgow

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Edinburgh,Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Edinburgh! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 : Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
Meals Included: Breakfast

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Edinburgh with a Scottish evening of Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 3 : Edinburgh-St. Andrews-Pitlochry-Inverness
Location: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: AC Hotel By Marriott Inverness
Meals Included: Breakfast

Scenic drive over the elegant Forth Road Bridge and through the historic county of Fife.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
PITLOCHRY [LF] Guided tour of a whisky distillery.
200 mi / 325 km

Day 4 : Inverness-Culloden Moor-Fort William-Oban
Location: Culloden Moor, Inverness, Fort William, Oban
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Oban Bay Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site.
Scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness.
FORT WILLIAM free time
OBAN Free time.
125 mi / 201 km

Day 5 : Oban-The Trossachs-Glasgow
Location: Oban, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters, Glasgow
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Clayton Hotel Glasgow
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through The Trossachs and past Loch Lomond.
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. A farewell dinner at your hotel. 99 mi / 160 km

Day 6 : 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

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select 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 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 tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Forth Road Bridge|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Accommodation

Edinburgh:Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
Inverness:Columba Hotel
Oban Area:Oban Bay Hotel
Oban Area:The Ballachulish Hotel
Glasgow:Maldron Hotel Glasgow

Check out our Q&As

  • 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

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

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

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • 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.

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Sunday - Friday

Mar 10, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
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Mar 17, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
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Saturday - Thursday

Mar 23, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
$1393 $1355 (USD)

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$1228 $1195 (USD)

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$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

Nov 10, 2024 - Nov 15, 2024
$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

Nov 17, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024
$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

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$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

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$1140 $1108 (USD)

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Jan 25, 2025 - Jan 30, 2025
$1140 $1108 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

Feb 09, 2025 - Feb 14, 2025
$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

Mar 02, 2025 - Mar 07, 2025
$1228 $1195 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$34 (USD)

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Mar 09, 2025 - Mar 14, 2025
$1330 $1293 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$37 (USD)

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Sunday - Friday

Mar 23, 2025 - Mar 28, 2025
$1330 $1293 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$37 (USD)

Sunday - Friday

Mar 30, 2025 - Apr 04, 2025
$1330 $1293 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$37 (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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