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Scottish Outland Adventure

Take a journey into the fabled land of adventure on this affordable holiday in Scotland. From the elegant Georgian squares and 12th-century cathedral in Glasgow, you’ll travel to The Trossachs National Park to take in the rugged hills and serene lochs. On your way to legendary Edinburgh, stop in Stirling to admire the prized castle of Scottish kings and symbol of the country’s independence. Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing in Edinburgh, including 200-year-old New Town—home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels and, for specific departures, be thrilled by the Royal Military Tattoo presented on the castle’s esplanade in a mass spectacle of Scottish pipe bands, music, dance, and pageantry by performers from around the world.

Next, you’ll take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews—the home of golf, the cross Firth of Tay and head into the Highlands. You’ll stop on the way in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry before crossing haunting Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites made their final stand in 1746. Continue via Inverness into the Highlands for an overnight stay in Strathpeffer and a west coast excursion through spectacular Scottish landscapes and vistas. Your Scottish adventure leads you through the heather-clad moors of the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. Then, via ferry across the Sound of Sleat it’s back to the mainland. Take in the scenic highlights on your way back to Glasgow, including Glenfinnan and the monument to fallen clansmen, the viaduct that is recognizable to Harry Potter fans, and many other historic spots. Drive along the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond as well. Your value-minded holiday in Scotland is an experience of spectacular landscapes, legends, and lore.

Please note: Itinerary is based on 2020, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
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Tour Provider Cosmos
Number of Days
7
Price From
RRP: $1,769 eSeaShores price: $1,734
Start Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
End Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Age Range
Avg. 40+
Group Size
20 to 44
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Expand all
Day 1 - ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
Check into your hotel. in the afternoon, there's time to rest or discover Scotland's great cultural city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for dinner at the hotel. (D)
Day 2 - GLASGOW-THE TROSSACHS- STIRLING-EDINBURGH.
Start your day with an orientation drive taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. Then, head into The Trossachs National Park and enjoy views of rugged hills and beautiful lochs. Pause in Aberfoyle before continuing on to Stirling where you will have time to admire the castle, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favoured residence of Scotland's kings and queens. After arrival in Edinburgh, why not join an optional excursion: a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis? (B) Today's Distance: 82 mi/ 131 km
Day 3 - EDINBURGH.
A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town," home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. in the "Old Town," visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds out this optional evening. For departure numbers 0809, 0816, and 0823, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B)
Day 4 - EDINBURGH-ST. ANDREWS- PITLOCHRY-CULLODEN MOOR- INVERNESS-STRATHPEFFER.
A day of memorable sightseeing. Take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing, then cross the Firth of Tay and head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then via inverness, proceed to your Highland destination. (B,D) Today's Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km
Day 5 - STRATHPEFFER. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
More spectacular Scottish scenery: Dornoch Firth, the Kyle of Sutherland, the Falls of Shin, the Mountains of Assynt, and Knockan Crag. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote fishing harbour on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. Our recommendation for this afternoon: join the optional Loch Ness Experience, which includes a cruise, followed by supper. (B) Today's Distance: 123 mi/ 198 km
Day 6 - STRATHPEFFER-ISLE OF SKYE- GLENFINNAN-FORT WILLIAM-GLASGOW.
More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the inner Hebridean isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by FERRY across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig. Pause at Glenfinnan to see the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct well known to Harry Potter fans before reaching Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen C, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the "Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way back to Glasgow. (B,D) Today's Distance: 234 mi/ 377 km
Day 7 - GLASGOW.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Inclusions Expand
6 breakfasts
6 dinners
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price AUD
02 May 2021 08 May 2021 Open $1,734
09 May 2021 15 May 2021 Open $1,841
16 May 2021 22 May 2021 Open $1,841
23 May 2021 29 May 2021 Open $1,841
30 May 2021 05 Jun 2021 Open $1,841
06 Jun 2021 12 Jun 2021 Open $1,841
13 Jun 2021 19 Jun 2021 Open $1,841
20 Jun 2021 26 Jun 2021 Open $1,841
27 Jun 2021 03 Jul 2021 Open $1,841
04 Jul 2021 10 Jul 2021 Open $1,841
11 Jul 2021 17 Jul 2021 Open $1,841
18 Jul 2021 24 Jul 2021 Open $1,841
25 Jul 2021 31 Jul 2021 Open $1,841
01 Aug 2021 07 Aug 2021 Open $1,841
08 Aug 2021 14 Aug 2021 Open $2,047
15 Aug 2021 21 Aug 2021 Open $2,047
22 Aug 2021 28 Aug 2021 Open $2,047
29 Aug 2021 04 Sep 2021 Open $1,841
05 Sep 2021 11 Sep 2021 Open $1,841
12 Sep 2021 18 Sep 2021 Open $1,841
19 Sep 2021 25 Sep 2021 Open $1,841
26 Sep 2021 02 Oct 2021 Open $1,734