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Best of Scotland Summer 2018

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Best of Scotland Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
Best of Scotland Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
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6 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+10
Ends
Glasgow
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Highlights

  • Experience the Isle of Skye firsthand
  • Drive through the Scottish Highlands
  • Explore Trossachs National Park
  • Visit the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start in Edinburgh and end in Glasgow! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Scotland Summer 2018, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Edinburgh to Glasgow and through Edinburgh, Scotland and 10 other destinations in Scotland. Best of Scotland Summer 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JB
    Written on September 2, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    My sister was buried yesterday. We had planned to go to Scotland as a dream realized. Unfortunately, that will never be and now that I am trying to cancel the trip so close to our travel date Trafalgar has decided to not only will they rebate a very small amount of the trip to me, they will also charge my sister who is no longer alive. Be very careful to read the fine print and please make sure you are healthy before you make your plans.
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  • SM
    Written on September 19, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    To start with, the group was very numerous (about 48 people). Fortunately all but the 2 of us were (US and Canadian) courteous and punctual people very well disposed towards others. My main complaint is the organization of it, as it gave the impression we "saw" places which only some of us were able to fleetingly perceive as a flash when driving by on the coach. Too many hours on the coach, practically no stops other than the sleeping place and one spot in each of the two main cities. Hardly any time for lunch or shopping. No photo opportunities other than bad photos taken while driving at normal speed. The guide wasn't bad, but he should have foreseen at least some photo stops at lovely panoramic spots, having had beautiful weather all along. I had the feeling we often set out early so he could have a longer time ahead of him at the end of the afternoon. Hotels were good in Edinburgh and Glasgow, but in the latter there was a "function" going on in the floor beneath ours which meant loud music till 1pm for two nights!.We were given ear plugs, a basket of fruit and an apology, but we still couldn't sleep properly. Also in Glasgow, they kept supplying only 1 set of towels though it was a twin room for 2 occupants. The hotel in Laggan wasn't fantastic and it was far from absolutely everything. The food there was OK, the desserts were very good.
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  • DS
    Written on May 2, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very well organized and interesting tour, highly recommended. Hotel in Laggan has somewhat old equipment, shower hardly provided warm water. The rest was perfect.
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  • MD
    Written on April 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Took this trip with my 14 year old grandson. He loved the castles we toured and Britannia. We both enjoyed the Scotish entertainment evening. Loved the food. The scenery was unforgettable and we visited a sheep farm to watch the sheep dogs train which was delightful.
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  • S
    Written on April 6, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    six night too short, not enough time to see places. Need to be at least nine and not so far to go each day
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  • HW
    Written on December 23, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Beautiful coach, friendly driver and knowledgeable guide. Fantastic tour covering the best parts in a week. Cool though. Should have had a warmer coat for the Highlands. Highly recommend it and I'd love to go again.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Edinburgh Sightseeing
  3. Day 3: Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion
  5. Day 5: Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)
  6. Day 6: Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion
  7. Day 7: Depart Glasgow

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 9, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • April 9, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Novotel Centre in Edinburgh anytime during the day. Spend the rest of your day exploring Edinburgh's rich history before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • April 9, 2018

      Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are included in the tour price, however, they are only available at certain times and are subject to change until your booking is confirmed. Arrival transfers in Edinburgh are available at 9 am, 11.30 am and 2 pm. Departure transfers from Glasgow are available at 7 am and 9 am.

      If you arrive or depart outside of these times we can arrange a transfer for you for an additional cost once you have a confirmed booking.

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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 July 2018 the full payment of $1,752 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1752 for Best of Scotland Summer 2018, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 652 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 49 km
    • St Andrews (Scotland)
    • 70 km
    • Pitlochry (Scotland)
    • 91 km
    • Inverness (Scotland)
    • 27 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 108 km
    • Isle of Skye (Scotland)
    • 64 km
    • Mallaig (Scotland)
    • 55 km
    • Ben Nevis (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Glencoe (Scotland)
    • 105 km
    • Glasgow (Scotland)
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