Scottish Clans & Castles CIE Tours International

Scottish Clans & Castles

Small Group Departures Available

The Scottish Highlands come alive filled with spectacular scenery and history. Visit the locations where Harry Potter was filmed, take a lake cruise and a stream train ride along the Road to the Isles. Explore the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, stroll through Glasgow and medieval villages and become immersed in Scotland’s culture and customs.

The 11 day Scottish Clans and Castles tour from CIE Tours dives deep into the history of the clans of families that helped build Scotland. This tour is brimming with amazing photo opportunities whether it be the picturesque Scottish landscape, the scenes from some of your favorite movies and the castles from the picture books of your past. The 11 day Scottish Clans and Castles tour from CIE Tours brings you all this and more in a fast-paced itinerary you won't soon forget.


11 Daysfr. $2,749

  • Brodie Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Doune Castle
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Stirling Castle
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting.
  • Experience the stunning scenery of the highlands during a train ride on the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 26 to Aug 16 departures.
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 8 dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
  • The Winnock Hotel in Drymen, near Glasgow (2 nights)
  • Balmacara Hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
  • Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness (3 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh (3 nights)

GLASGOW ARRIVAL & DOUNE CASTLE

Drymen, United Kingdom

Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Drymen hotel, 20 miles north of Glasgow.

Doune, United Kingdom

Visit Doune Castle, which has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and “Outlander.”

Callander, United Kingdom

Enjoy free time in Callander and a drive through the Trossachs region, often called “Scotland in Miniature” as all aspects of delightful Scottish scenery are found here.

Drymen, United Kingdom

Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.

Dinner

The Winnock Hotel

STIRLING CASTLE & BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTER

Stirling, United Kingdom

Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that dominates the surrounding plain.

Bannockburn, United Kingdom

Tour the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre to learn about medieval weapons and armour, walk the real battlefield where Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated English troops, and enjoy a thrilling 3D battle show.

Drymen, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Winnock Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Winnock Hotel

GLEN COE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Head into the majestic Highlands and journey by Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Stop for photo opportunities along the route.

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Treat yourself to Scottish goods at a woollen mill and continue your journey north to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle.

Overnight at Balmacara Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Balmacara Hotel

ISLE OF SKYE & DUNVEGAN CASTLE

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Explore the Isle of Skye and learn the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Dunvegan, United Kingdom

Travel to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

Portree, United Kingdom

Admire the Trotternish Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock, a 200-foot-high sea cliff with huge, vertical basalt columns. Visit Flora MacDonald’s grave in Kilmuir Graveyard and stop in Portree for free time.

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Balmacara Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Balmacara Hotel

CLAN DONALD CENTER & STEAM TRAIN RIDE

Armadale, United Kingdom

Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle.

Mallaig, United Kingdom

Embark on a ferry ride to Mallaig and transfer to a steam train for a ride through some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery. The Jacobite Steam Train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies.

Inverness, United Kingdom

Travel from Fort William to your hotel in Inverness.

Breakfast, Dinner

Glen Mhor Hotel

LOCH NESS CRUISE & URQUHART CASTLE

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Photo opportunities await as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest castle, and embark on a cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, ending the Jacobite rising. Stop at Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial place with a circle of standing stones that inspired the “Outlander” books.

Inverness, United Kingdom

Return to Inverness for dinner and an evening walking tour.

Breakfast, Dinner

Glen Mhor Hotel

WHISKY TASTING & BRODIE CASTLE

Rothes, United Kingdom

See where many Speyside distilleries are based close to the pure water of the River Spey. . Tour Glen Grant Distillery and sample a "wee dram of whisky."

Elgin, United Kingdom

Tour Johnstons of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship behind their fine woollens.

Forres, United Kingdom

Explore 16th-century Brodie Castle, set in spacious grounds with its fairytale towers and turrets. The house contains fine furnishings, a collection of paintings, and a library with over 6,000 volumes.

Inverness, United Kingdom

Return to Inverness and relax before dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Glen Mhor Hotel

SHEEPDOGS & CULROSS WALK

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a demonstration where dogs obey commands to round up sheep. In Pitlochry, explore and have lunch independently.

Culross, United Kingdom

Continue to Culross for a walking tour around the charming 16th-century town, recently used as a filming location for “Outlander.” Highlights include the Town House, Culross Palace, and the remains of Culross Abbey.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Enjoy free time in Culross before heading to Edinburgh for a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Norton House Hotel & Spa

EDINBURGH TOUR & PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In Edinburgh, see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town are in stark contrast to the Georgian mansions of the 200-year-old New Town. Tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. The rest of the day is free. July 25 to August 15 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast

Norton House Hotel & Spa

INDEPENDENT DAY IN EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Spend the day on an independent hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh. Enjoy a walking tour around parts of the city’s historic areas where you will have a selection of tours and routes. You will receive a taxi voucher to travel from your hotel to the city center, as well as a voucher to visit Edinburgh Castle where you may explore the historic buildings with great views of the city.

Breakfast

Norton House Hotel & Spa

TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Your program ends after breakfast.

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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