4.5
Based on 14 reviews
Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities - Trafalgar
13 days

Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities

From Edinburgh to Glasgow
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
$3,325
-10%
US $2,993
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Places You’ll See

  • Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
  • St Andrews
    St Andrews
  • Pitlochry
    Pitlochry
  • Culloden
    Culloden
  • Inverness
    Inverness
  • Loch Ness
    Loch Ness
  • Orkney Islands
    Orkney Islands
  • Ullapool
    Ullapool
  • Isle of Skye
    Isle of Skye
  • Ballachulish
    Ballachulish
  • Glasgow
    Glasgow
  • Stirling
    Stirling
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Bask in the serenity and beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Go in search for the legendary monster of Loch Ness
  • Enjoy a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes with a local family
  • Sample some whisky at a distillery in the Grampians
  • Wander through the enchanting halls of Edinburgh Castle

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
  3. Day 3: Excursion to The Borders
  4. Day 4: Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Glamis Castle – Dundee
  5. Day 5: Dundee – Pitlochry – Culloden – Scottish Highlands
  6. Day 6: Scottish Highlands – Loch Ness – Inverness – Thurso (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Orkney Islands Excursion
  8. Day 8: Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye
  9. Day 9: Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)
  10. Day 10: Mull and Iona Excursion
  11. Day 11: Ballachulish – Glasgow (2 Nights)
  12. Day 12: Stirling Castle and Bannockburn Excursion
  13. Day 13: Depart Glasgow
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
    Berth / Cabin

      Customer Reviews

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        Excellent
        4.5
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        5.0
      • Guide
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        5.0
      • Transport
        Excellent
        5.0
      • Accommodation
        Good
        4.0
      • Food
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      • S
        October 31, 2019
        Rose is an exceptional tour guide. She is well-organized, energetic, and strives to ensure that everyone in her group is having a good time. From the beginning to the end our trip, she made sure that we were informed with the daily itinerary and even... Show more
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        Trip date: October 2019
      • S
        October 31, 2019
        Your best kept secret gem is Rose. She should be your standard by which other directors are measured. If you could clone her all your tours would be rated outstanding and you would be turning people away.
        Trip date: September 2019
      • R
        October 28, 2019
        Rose Brown is an excellent Ambassador for Trafalgar and the countries of her tours. She is knowledgeable of the history of the areas and the names of some of the most difficult to pronounce cities on the tour. Her articulate descriptions and story... Show more
        Trip date: October 2019
      • M
        October 26, 2019
        Fantastic trip and Rose made the trip extra special with her knowledge, attentiveness, sense of humour. My fourth trip overseas and definitely the best so far. She is simply the best tour guide I have ever encountered. I hope to find her on my next... Show more
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        Trip date: October 2019
      • D
        October 25, 2019
        We had a wonderful time on this tour. Rose Brown was an outstanding Tour Director. She was very attentive and engaged the entire time. She seemingly has the ability to be in more than one place at a time!
        Trip date: October 2019
      • A
        October 04, 2019
        We had the best guide ever. Kate was very experienced and most knowledgeable. Once she did not know the answer to a question and she went out of her way to get the answer. When our day’s trip to the Orkney Islands was cancelled due to high winds, she... Show more
        Trafalgar commented on this review
        At Trafalgar, we are fully aware of the important role that our Travel Directors play in the success of our trips, and as such, all of our representatives have received thorough training to be able to manage our departures with the highest level of... Show more
        Trip date: September 2019
      • RG
        October 03, 2019
        Too little priority on allocating at least two hours to the visits of important historic sites, such as Culloden. Instead, when time was short, it was always the historic sites that took the hit in time allocated so that sufficient time was available... Show more
        Trafalgar commented on this review
        Exploring so many captivating destinations in a snapshot of time can be quite an adventure, and we always strive to include the perfect amount of time at each location for some in-depth discovery. Therefore, we were sorry that you felt not enough time... Show more
        Trip date: September 2019
      • EB
        September 23, 2019
        Kate Allen is an amazing historian and guide! She provided answers to questions, entertainment of regional music, Scottish folklore, and song! Highly recommended!
        Trafalgar commented on this review
        Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Scotland's Highlands Islands and Cities guided holiday with Trafalgar along with the great photos. We are delighted to know that Kate went above and beyond to share her vast knowledge and... Show more
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        Trip date: September 2019
      • CJ
        July 08, 2019
        We recommend this tour - a mix of one and two night stays with a very active itinerary. We enjoyed the castle and historical site visits as well as the spectacular scenery. Some of the Highland hotels were “quaint” with very deep tubs that would benefit... Show more
        Trafalgar commented on this review
        Thank you for sharing your review of the Scotland's Highlands, Islands and Cities guided holiday with Trafalgar. We love creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, and one of the best ways to do that is through our passionate Travel Directors... Show more
        Trip date: June 2019
      • F
        June 10, 2019
        The tour was excellent. We found Trafalgar dishonest by calling this a 13 day tour as the first and last day should not have counted. Furthermore some optional 'experiences' should have been part of the paid tour. Eg Side trip on Skye. A cheap money... Show more
        Trafalgar commented on this review
        Thank you for sharing your review of the Scotland's Highlands Islands and Cities guided holiday with Trafalgar. It is often the case that the first day and last days of the trip are left mostly free for our guests to relax, explore and recover from or... Show more
        Trip date: May 2019

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      Frequently asked questions

        • Are the flights included?

          We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

        • Where and when does the tour start?

          Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, so you can arrive in Edinburgh at any time. A welcome reception will be held in the evening, where you can get to know your tour guide and fellow travellers. Trafalgar often uses the Novotel Centre hotel as their first accommodation choice, however, please note that the meeting place for the tour group will be confirmed closer to the time of the trip.

        • Do you arrange airport transfers?

          All Trafalgar guests travelling on a European Tour receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post-holiday hotel night(s) from Trafalgar.

          Arrival transfers from Edinburgh airport depart at 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00. Departure transfers to Glasgow airport are scheduled to arrive at 07.00 & 09.00

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