Glimpse of Scotland
Glimpse of Scotland
Glimpse of Scotland
4 days – 3 nights
Edinburgh, Kelpies, Loch Lomond, Sterling Castle, Highland Glens, Lochs, Aberfeldy Distillery
Fun, Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize
Day 1 - Fri: Edinburgh
Upon arrival in Edinburgh you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the comfort of a private A/C car. In the afternoon we’ll take you on a tour of the city. On our Edinburgh city tour, we take you sightseeing around all of Edinburgh’s glorious attractions
You’ll learn about the mighty castle and all the cobbled backstreets and you’ll even be introduced to a few of the famous locals along the way. Hop aboard our Edinburgh bus tour at Edinburgh Waterloo Place. From here we travel along Princes Street, where you’ll hear about the famous castle and gorgeous gardens. We then head to the Grassmarket, one of the best places to visit in Edinburgh and a place that functioned both as a lively market place and a notorious place of execution. You’ll learn about Edinburgh’s most famous dog before we take you around Edinburgh’s central university area. The buildings here are stunning and there’s the chance to spot some of the magical places that inspired the Harry Potter books. After we’ve given you an introduction to Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, we venture past the National Gallery and down into the new town. Here you’ll learn about the Scottish pioneers who lived in these beautiful Georgian buildings. Next, we head off the beaten track and into Edinburgh’s quaint Dean Village. This residential zone was once a separate village and is packed full of charming cobbled lanes. We continue exploring the dean area, where you’ll get a view of Stewart’s Melville College and the Galleries of Modern Art. Back into the city center, we travel along George Street and Queen Street before taking you past Calton Hill. From here we head down to the foot of Arthur’s Seat, where the regal Holyrood Palace is located. Our last step of the journey takes us through the Canongate and back to Waverley Bridge. Overnight at your hotel. [B]
Day 2 - Sat: Edinburgh (Kelpies, Loch Lomond, Sterling Castle)
This tour takes you to the magnificent Kelpies monument that stands as testament to Scotland’s industrial past, the Highlands’ lochs and mountains of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Scotland’s past in the heartland of its greatest heroes. You travel the short distance to The Kelpies monument that stand as testament to Scotland’s industrial past. Here you can learn about the power of these legendary water horses and how Scotland’s industrial revolution was driven by horse power. You then continue into the beautiful forest-covered hills of the Trossachs to the “bonny, bonny banks” of Loch Lomond. You will get a great view of the loch; you can relax at the local inn or walk in the footsteps of Rob Roy taking in the nature, tranquility and spectacular views found on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. From here you travel to Stirling Castle, where you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favorite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned. From Stirling we pass The Kelpies once again to return to Edinburgh in the late afternoon. Overnight at your hotel. [B]
Day 3 – Sun: Edinburgh (Highland Glens, Lochs, Whisky Tour)
A journey through the Central Highlands taking in the waterfalls of the Hermitage Forest Walk, Pitlochry, the Queen’s View and the splendor of Loch Tay. You also visit a whisky distillery for a tour and tasting of Scotland’s “Water of Life”. This tour is great for those who enjoy forest walks, waterfalls, dramatic mountain views and learning about the art of making whisky; and you can try it too! Explore the history and legends of the Scottish Highland Heartlands. You travel over the Forth Road Bridge to Dunkeld and The Hermitage for a forest walk amongst spectacular waterfalls and the tallest trees in the country. Then journey north for lunch at Pitlochry before travelling to see the Queen’s View on Loch Tummel. Your afternoon continues as you cross the mountains to majestic Loch Tay sitting beneath dramatic Ben Lawers. Here you will make a stop at the picturesque waterside village of Kenmore. You finish off the day with a visit to Dewar’s World of Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery to discover the secrets of single malt whisky, before returning to Edinburgh. Overnight at your hotel. [B/L]
Day 4 – Mon: Edinburgh, USA
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you’re picked-up at the appointed time to be transferred to the airport and board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch
- Round-trip airfare USA-Edinburgh
- Arrival and departure private transfers
- 3 nights hotel accommodation at the hotel of your choice
- Breakfast daily
- One lunch
- Travel through Edinburgh in a deluxe, open-top mini-coach
- Learn about Edinburgh through the eyes of a local
- See all of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Center
- Guided visit to:
- The Kelpies
- Stirling Castle
- The Trossachs
- Rob Roy country
- Nature trail walk
- Loch Lomond
- Central Highlands
- Queen’s View
- Hermitage Forest Walk
- Tours lead be expert guides
- Hotel taxes
Note: All included tours may be replaced by private tours with driver/guide
Not included in tour
- Airport taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned under inclusions
- Tips to guides or drivers
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Any item not mentioned as “Included”
|The Royal Scots Club||4.5|
|Leonardo Boutique Hotel Simpson||4.5|
|Edinburgh||The Principal Edinburgh George Street||4.5|
|Radisson Blu City Center||4.5|
|Edinburgh||Old Town Chambers||5|
|The Chester Residence||5|
|The Balmoral Hotel||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
Note: Additional nights in Edinburgh available upon request
From: $1,099 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
Cities and sites
The program was designed with shared services; however, we may substitute private sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: SCT02EDI21VT
- Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
- We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
- Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
- If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
- In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
- Booking both air an land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
- We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.