Best of Scotland Trafalgar Tours

Best of Scotland

Beauty, history and rich traditions are revealed on this Best of Scotland escorted tour. Explore stunning castles, storied waterways, battlefields and Gaelic culture as you travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands, Culloden, the Isle of Skye and Glencoe before finishing your memorable journey in spectacular Glasgow.

Stroll through Edinburgh's medieval Old Town and see the gorgeous Palace of Holyroodhouse. You've seen it's majesty above the city, now ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle. Golf and history fans will love beautiful St. Andrews. Pay tribute to those lives lost during the Jacobite Uprising as you visit the battlefield of Culloden. Keep an out for Nessie as you pass Loch Ness. Marvel at gorgeous Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive across across the Sleat Peninsula on Isle of Skye. Honor World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William and admire Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak. See the Glen of Weeping in Glencoe and remember those in the MacDonald clan who were massacred in 1692. In Glasgow take in the Necropolis and regal George Square. See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Conclude your thrilling journey with a wee dram of whisky and stories of Rob Roy, outlaw and hero.


7 Daysfr. $1,525

  • ORIENTATION of Glasgow and Stirling
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST sightseeing in Edinburgh
  • VISIT Edinburgh Castle
  • TOUR Pitlochry
  • EXPLORE the Isle of Skye
  • VISIT Culloden Battlefield
  • TOUR Glasgow Cathedral
  • VISIT Stirling Castle
  • VIEW the 18th green at St Andrews
  • SPEND TIME at Eilean Donan Castle
  • SEE the Glenfinnan Monument
  • WITNESS Loch Ness
  • STOP AT Glencoe
  • SEE the Necropolis and George Square in Glasgow
  • GUIDED TOUR at Glengoyne, known as Scotland's most beautiful whisky distillery
  • WHISKY TASTING of unique Highland single malt whisky
  • JOIN the Wood family at their 15th-century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish 'Be My Guest' dinner
  • HEAR tales of Rob Roy
  • ENJOY ceilidh music
  • GAIN INSIGHT into World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William
  • ASCEND Castle Rock
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • 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.
6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket in Edinburgh, Scotland (2 nights)
  • Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge in Scottish Highlands (2 nights)
  • Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, Scotland (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours 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 EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh - the Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks.

Dinner

Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket

EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere.

Breakfast

Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket

EDINBURGH - ST. ANDREWS - PITLOCHRY - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Location Information Description

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands.

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom

A scenic drive takes you north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its river-side setting or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Your day in beautiful surroundings comes to an end with a cozy dinner at your hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Breakfast, Dinner

Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge

CULLODEN, LOCH NESS, EILEAN DONAN CASTLE AND ISLE OF SKYE EXCURSION Location Information Description

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

Continue your journey to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising, then journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness.

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey to the coast and cross to the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Indulge in some free time for lunch before boarding your ferry in Armadale and crossing to Mallaig, back on the mainland.

Breakfast, Dinner

Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS - GLENCOE - GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glencoe, United Kingdom

Your first stop today you commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which you'll admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak - Ben Nevis. Journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Here you'll remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Continuing towards the River Clyde, you'll arrive at your final stop for the day - Glasgow.

Breakfast

Crowne Plaza

GLASGOW ORIENTATION AND STIRLING CASTLE EXCURSION Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow's iconic sights. Enjoy views of the Necropolis, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the center of shipbuilding.

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Stirling, United Kingdom

Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence.

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Loch Ard, United Kingdom

Later, you'll 'Dive Into Culture' at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy a wee dram before joining the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to 'Connect With Locals' over a home-cooked Farewell 'Be My Guest' dinner, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes.

Breakfast, Dinner

Crowne Plaza

DEPART GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland's people forever in your memories, enjoy one last hearty breakfast with your travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 29, 2021
$2,150.00
Sun, Sep 12, 2021 – Wait-list
$1,975.00
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
$1,975.00
Sun, Oct 03, 2021
$1,975.00
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
$1,695.00
Sun, Oct 31, 2021
$1,550.00
Sun, Nov 14, 2021
$1,550.00
Sun, Nov 28, 2021
$1,525.00
Sun, Dec 12, 2021
$1,525.00
Sun, Jan 09, 2022
$1,525.00
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
$1,525.00
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
$1,550.00
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
$1,550.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$1,550.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$1,550.00
Sun, Apr 03, 2022
$1,695.00
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
$1,780.00
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
$1,875.00
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
$1,875.00
Sun, May 01, 2022
$1,895.00
Sun, May 08, 2022 – Wait-list
$1,990.00
Sun, May 15, 2022
$1,990.00
Sun, May 22, 2022
$1,990.00
Sun, Jun 05, 2022 – Wait-list
$1,990.00
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
$2,021.00
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
$2,021.00
Sun, Jul 10, 2022
$2,021.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$2,021.00
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
$1,925.00
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
$1,925.00
Sun, Jul 31, 2022
$2,025.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,408.00
Sun, Aug 07, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,408.00
Thu, Aug 11, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,408.00
Sun, Aug 14, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,408.00
Thu, Aug 25, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,408.00
Sun, Aug 28, 2022
$2,228.00
Thu, Sep 01, 2022
$2,118.00
Sun, Sep 04, 2022
$2,118.00
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
$2,118.00
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
$2,118.00
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
$2,118.00
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
$2,085.00

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
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% 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.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 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).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Trafalgar Terms & Conditions for more information.
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