Scottish Isles & Glens CIE Tours International

Scottish Isles & Glens

Adventure awaits you on this Scotland tour complete with fairy tale castles and the famous Loch Ness. Visit medieval villages and castles with stunning vistas in the background. Immerse yourself in local culture, taste Scottish whiskey and enjoy local entertainment. Explore the northern Highlands, Inverness, Edinburgh, the Orkney, Arran and Skye islands, Glasgow and beyond.

The 12 day Scottish Isles and Glens tour from CIE Tours packs a lot of adventure into just under two weeks. For first time travelers to Scotland or those looking for the amazing landscapes that make this such a desirable place to visit, this travel tour is perfect for you. You'll cover a lot of ground on this CIE Tour and perhaps that's why the 12 day Scottish Isles and Glens tour is so popular for travelers of all ages and backgrounds.


12 Daysfr. $3,299

  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Isle of Orkney
  • John o’Groats
  • Kilt Rock
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Enjoy dinner on board a ferry as you cruise to the Isles of Orkney.
  • Board the classic and elegant steamship the Sir Walter Scott for a picturesque cruise of Loch Katrine.
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28 to August 13 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)
  • 9 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)
  • The Royal Hotel in Ullapool (1 night)
  • Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel in Inverness (2 nights)
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)

Glasgow Arrival

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Take a tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.

Dinner

Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel

Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart House

Rothesay, United Kingdom

Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy free time before dinner.

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Overnight in Glasgow

Breakfast, Dinner

Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel

Loch Lomond & Eilean Donan Castle

Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions.

Fort William, United Kingdom

Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for refreshments and shop for Scottish goods.

Dornie, United Kingdom

Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your hotel.

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Overnight at Balmacara Hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh

Breakfast, Dinner

Balmacara Hotel

Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Dunvegan, United Kingdom

Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod.

Portree, United Kingdom

Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy a photo opportunity or two, featuring the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner.

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Overnight at Balmacara Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Balmacara Hotel

Inverewe Gardens & Ullapool

Inverewe Garden, United Kingdom

Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created.

Ullapool, United Kingdom

Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port. Check in to your hotel near the harbor.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Royal Hotel

Highland Scenery & Orkney

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities at Kylesku.

Orkney Islands, United Kingdom

Continue to Scrabster on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney, enjoying dinner on board.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall.

Breakfast, Dinner

Ayre Hotel

Orkney Sights & Skara Brae

Orkney Islands, United Kingdom

Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently.

Breakfast

Ayre Hotel

Dunrobin Castle & Inverness

Golspie, United Kingdom

Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this is the largest castle in northern Scotland.

Inverness, United Kingdom

Stop for photo opportunities amidst its scenic hills. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands.

Breakfast, Dinner

Columba Hotel

Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Keep your camera handy as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle and cruise on Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. 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 with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river.

Breakfast, Dinner

Columba Hotel

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Victorian town of Pitlochry.

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Enjoy the evening at your leisure in Edinburgh.

Breakfast

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Edinburgh Castle & Traditional Scottish Dinner

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Scone and the Scottish Crown Jewels.

Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. The July 27 to August 12 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast, Dinner

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Tour ends In Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

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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