Hot Tam!: Scotland by Design Globus

Hot Tam!: Scotland by Design

More haggis or more history? More insider stories or Outlander scenery? Another dram of whisky or a dramatic, cascading waterfall? That’s the beauty of Scotland and now, you can choose how to rock your tartans on this 9-day vacation from Edinburgh to Glasgow with a menu of complimentary YourChoice Excursions.


9 Daysfr. $2,699

  • YourChoice Excursions in Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness
  • Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels
  • See the home of golf and famous university town of St. Andrews
  • Visit Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery in Dundee
  • Take a Guided walk through the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry
  • Visit Blair Castle in Blair Atholl
  • Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park
  • Stop in the Highland resort in Aviemore
  • Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center
  • Drive the length of the legendary Loch Ness
  • Take a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • 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.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 3 dinners
  • Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Mercure Inverness Hotel in Inverness (2 nights)
  • Oban Bay Hotel in Oban (1 night)
  • Maldron Hotel in Glasgow (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Welcome to Edinburgh! Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner

MARRIOTT COURTYARD IN EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION 1: For nearly half a century, the Royal Yacht Britannia carried Britain's royal family across the seas, logging more than a million nautical miles. Today, this last ship in the line of 83 royal yachts is retired, and permanently docked at Edinburgh's port of Leith. Explore this incredible floating palace, including the State Apartments and Drawing Room, Queen's Bedroom, Sun Lounge, and the crew's quarters. Afterward, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine and coffee at a local restaurant.

OPTION 2: Soak in the origins of traditional Georgian architecture on a walking tour of Edinburgh's New Town with a Local Guide through the largest Georgian planned town in the world. Stroll by the ordered symmetrical grid of Neoclassical houses and private gardens. Experience the spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment as you admire elegant ironwork of the New Town streets and squares including the architectural masterpiece of Charlotte Square regarded as an architectural masterpiece. Conclude your tour with a 3-course dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

MARRIOTT COURTYARD IN EDINBURGH

ST ANDREWS Location Information Description

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

After breakfast visit the home of golf and famous university town of St. Andrews.

DUNDEE Location Information Description

Dundee, United Kingdom

Visit Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery.

PITLOCHRY Location Information Description

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

In the afternoon take a Guided walk through the Victorian mountain resort town of Pitlochry.

Breakfast, Dinner

ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL IN PITLOCHRY

PITLOCHRY Location Information Description

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION !: Relax and rejuvenate in the restorative waters of the Pitlochry Spa. Take in the spectacular views of the Scottish landscape while luxuriating in the natural spring water flowing from Ben Vrackie Mountain above. Relax with some traditional afternoon tea, scones with cream, and a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes.

OPTION 2: Visit a small market town located in Highland Perthshire made famous by the Robert Burns' poem, The Birks Of Aberfeldy. Join a private tour and explore the spectacular 16th century castle Menzies, a splendid example of medieval Scottish fortresses. Enjoy a traditional Scottish afternoon tea with scones and a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes.

OPTION 3: Enjoy a round of golf on one of Scotland's finest inland courses, complete with sweeping views and state-of-the-art clubhouse. Work on your putting game on Pitlochry Golf Club's perfectly groomed greens in this golfer's heaven.

Breakfast

ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL IN PITLOCHRY

BLAIR ATHOLL Location Information Description

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

After breakfast visit Blair Castle. Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted over 750 years to suit the needs of the family and style of the day.

AVIEMORE Location Information Description

Aviemore, United Kingdom

Stop in the Highland resort with time for lunch on your own.

CULLODEN Location Information Description

Culloden, United Kingdom

Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Experience the powerful emotions of the Battle of Culloden in the visitor center’s 360-degree battle immersion theatre, which puts you right in the heart of the action.

INVERNESS Location Information Description

Inverness, United Kingdom

Overnight in Inverness.

Breakfast

MERCURE INVERNESS HOTEL

INVERNESS Location Information Description

Inverness, United Kingdom

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION 1: Beware the Curse of Cawdor! Explore Cawdor Castle with a Local Guide to hear all about this legendary home of a noble Scottish family and how it is forever associated with Shakespeare's Macbeth. Admire beautiful antique furniture and fine portraits by famous painters such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence in a 600-year-old collection of intriguing artifacts and ornate tapestries. Spend free time wandering the castle's three unique gardens: the Walled Garden, the Flower Garden and the Wild Garden.

OPTION 2: Set out for a walking tour in the Scottish Highlands to discover the local history and beautiful coastal scenery and architecture. Hear the romantic tales which have shaped Inverness into the thriving city of today. Explore the quintessential sites, including the River Ness for which Inverness was named. Enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the river and learn about the history of Inverness' Town House, a Victorian baronial house; Inverness Castle; The Victorian Market, and its quaint little shops; breathtaking St Andrew's Cathedral; and the Old High Church and Graveyard, featured in the Outlander books.

OPTION 3: Enjoy the natural beauty of the Highland capital on easy-to-ride cruiser bikes. Pedal at a leisurely pace with your Local Guide to explore the scenic areas of Inverness. Follow the canal with views out to the Beauly Firth (estuary inlet) and ride through the Merkinch Nature Reserve out to the Moray Firth, while keeping watch for local dolphins. Head back to the city, once again along the River Ness.

Enjoy free time this afternoon in Inverness.

Breakfast

MERCURE INVERNESS HOTEL

LOCH NESS Location Information Description

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

After breakfast drive the length of the legendary Loch Ness lake.

OBAN Location Information Description

Oban, United Kingdom

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION 1: A guided historical tour of Oban features unique, off-the-beaten-path insights into the history and culture of this charming resort town. See the 12th-century Dunstaffanage castle and St. Conan's Kirk, a uniquely famous church which holds the bones of Robert the Bruce. Enjoy photo opportunities at the 15th-century Kilchurn Castle, the original home of Scotland's large and powerful Clan Campbell. En route back to Oban, pass through Glen Lonan-the "road of kings" in a verdant valley of standing stones and highland cattle. Take an opportunity to get close to the meandering cows and their calves (seasonal), and arrive in Oban in time for a sumptuous seafood lunch with views of local fishing boats, and hear insights into the "Seafood Capital of Scotland".

OPTION 2: Hear the stories of Victorian entrepreneurs who developed the town known as the "Gateway to the Isles." Hear legendary tales of giants, maidens, Clan chieftains, and warriors, as well as the heroic Royal Air Force crewmen of World War II. Discover a wealth of noteworthy buildings and businesses, and visit two of Oban's historic cathedrals: St. John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral and St. Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and hear about its third: the Cathedral of Trees. Learn about the history and artisanship behind legendary Oban whisky with a visit to the distillery's filling store, and sample traditional cask-drawn Oban single malt.

Enjoy free time this evening in Oban.

Breakfast

OBAN BAY HOTEL

LOCH LOMOND Location Information Description

Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

After breakfast enjoy a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond.

GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Enjoy free time this afternoon in Glasgow and a farewell dinner this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

MALDRON HOTEL GLASGOW

GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, May 03, 2024 – Wait-list
$2,999.00
Fri, May 10, 2024 – Wait-list
$3,099.00
Fri, Jun 14, 2024
$3,199.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
$2,699.00
Fri, Jul 19, 2024
$3,029.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2024
$3,199.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2024
$3,099.00
Fri, May 02, 2025
$3,299.00
Fri, May 16, 2025
$3,519.00
Fri, May 30, 2025
$3,519.00
Fri, Jun 13, 2025
$3,519.00
Fri, Jun 27, 2025
$3,519.00
Fri, Jul 11, 2025
$3,499.00
Fri, Jul 25, 2025
$3,499.00
Fri, Sep 05, 2025
$3,519.00
Fri, Sep 19, 2025
$3,399.00

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
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • 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.
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  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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