Day 1 - Saturday | Glasgow
Meet your tour guide at Glasgow Airport, before a panoramic tour of Glasgow, considered one of Europe’s most exciting and beautiful destinations. You will explore Saint Mungo’s Cathedral and visit Provand’s Lordship. Transfer to your hotel where you will enjoy a welcome drink and some free time.
Dinner/Overnight – Menzies Hotel, Glasgow
Day 2 - Sunday | Burns Country
Depart for Ayrshire, where the first stop of the day is Culzean Castle. Culzean is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests and secret gardens. Later, continue to Rabbie Burns Country and the Burns National Heritage Park. The museum is the focal point of this beautifully landscaped park where visitors can cross the Brig o’Doon and visit the poet’s birthplace.
Overnight – Menzies Hotel, Glasgow
Day 3 - Monday | Loch Ness & Inverness
Depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling along Scotland’s West Coast and Loch Ness. Highlights of the day include Loch Lomond, dramatic Glencoe, a visit to Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Dinner/Overnight – Kingsmills Hotel – Inverness
Day 4 - Tuesday | Isle of Skye
Today a day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. Enjoy some spectacular views of the West Coast Mountains, including the Five Sisters of Kintail and Glen Shiel. Arriving on the island over the Skye Bridge, your journey will take you up the East Coast, through pretty little hamlets & villages with quaint cottages, experiencing breathtaking views of the Red & Black Cuillin Mountains. Next stop is Portree, capital of the island. You can enjoy some free time here, exploring the multi-coloured harbour, or warming up by a real coal fire in a local pub. On our return to Inverness, you will visit Eilean Donan Castle.
Dinner/Overnight – Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Day 5 - Wednesday | Culloden, Speyside & Perthshire
Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. You will visit the new visitor centre which features an interpretive exhibition. Before leaving Speyside, stop at Kincraig for an impressive display from the Working Sheepdogs. Continue onto Perthshire for a visit either Blair Atholl or Edradour distillery, where you will sample hand-crafted single malt whisky. On arrival at your hotel, you will be welcomed with another ‘wee dram’!
Dinner/Overnight – Hilton, Dunkeld
Day 6 - Thursday | St. Andrews & Falkland
Depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at St. Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf. You will have time to explore this charming royal burgh which retains many historic sites. After lunch, head to Falkland to visit the village and the Palace, built by the King James V in 1539. It became a favourite retreat of the Stuart Dynasty including Mary Queen of Scots. The gardens contain the original Royal Tennis Court and the oldest in Britain.
Overnight – Crowne Plaza Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh
Day 7 - Friday | Edinburgh
After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle - imagine having the opportunity to explore this magnificent site with no one else around? It really is an unforgettable experience. An expert guide will take you on a journey of the castle’s rich history and colourful characters. You will then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh which features the ‘New’ and the ‘Old’ towns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city. This evening, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at the Jam House.
Dinner/Entertainment/Overnight – Crowne Plaza Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh
Day 8 - Saturday | Edinburgh
Your tour ends this morning after a hearty Scottish breakfast, with a transfer to Glasgow airport.
The Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo included on August 1st, 8th & 15th.
Prices are land-only per person in Canadian Dollars. Under 12 sharing with 2 adults $1199. Arrival and Departure transfers included for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.