What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Select Meals on Itinerary

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Tuesday 12th September 2023 – Welcome in Scotland

Arrive at Glasgow Airport and meet with your driver and guide. Transfer to Stirling. En-route, visit William Wallace Monument The National Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero. Visitors enter through the visitor centre. Path leading up to the Monument is quite steep (9-seater shuttle bus available every 20 minutes). Visitors will need at least 15 minutes to walk up to the Monument. Inside, there are 4 floors, each with an exhibition about William Wallace (his trail, his sword, etc.) or Scotland’s war history. 246 steps in a narrow circular staircase to reach the top of the tower. Check in to your hotel. Please note check in to hotel may not be possible until after 3pm. Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Stirling or area

Day 2 Day 2: Wednesday 13th September 2023 – Stirling to Inverness

This morning, visit Stirling Castle One of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture, Stirling Castle commands the countryside for many miles around. It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314. Situated on a volcanic outcrop guarding the lowest crossing point of the River Forth, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish Independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. It has seen many royal dramas and witnessed the lives and deaths of almost every Scottish monarch up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603. As you depart Stirling, you will see Stirling Bridge. After, visit Doune Castle Doune Castle was the home of Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany. He was ruler of Scotland, in all but name, from 1388 until his death in 1420. The castle was long thought to have been entirely built for Albany, but recent research has shown there are significant remains of an earlier castle incorporated into the structure. Doune’s most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse, which includes the splendid Duke’s Hall with its musicians’ gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen. This impressive architecture has made it popular with production companies. It was Swamp Castle, Castle Anthrax and Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and more recently a location in the pilot for Game of Thrones and the fictional Castle Leoch for the TV adaption of the Outlander novels. Continue to Inverness/Aviemore area and check into your hotel. Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Inverness/Aviemore or area.

Day 3 Day 3: Thursday 14th September 2023 – Inverness

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Inverness. Next enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness. Visit Urquhart Castle Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart saw great conflict during its 500 years as a medieval fortress. Control of the castle passed back and forth between the Scots and English during the Wars of Independence. The power struggles continued, as the Lords of the Isles regularly raided both castle and glen up until the 1500s. The last of the government troops garrisoned here during the Jacobite Risings blew up the castle when they left. Urquhart’s iconic ruins remain, offering glimpses into medieval times and the lives of its noble residents. Return to your hotel Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Inverness/Aviemore or area.

Day 4 Day 4: Friday 15th September 2023 – Isle of Skye

Today you will enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Skye. Travel across Skye Bridge onto the island, drive all the way to Portree, where you will have free time for lunch. Enjoy the scenic drive back to the mainland. En route back to your hotel you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Inverness/Aviemore or area.

Day 5 Day 5: Saturday 16th September 2023 – Inverness to Aberdeen

This morning visit Culloden Battlefield Scene of the 1746 Battle of Culloden between the Jacobite and the British armies. As the last battle being fought on British soil, Culloden marks the beginning of the dismantlement of the structures of Highland society. In the aftermath of the battle, kilts and tartans were banned. It was here that the Jacobite army fought for a Stuart king in order to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians. Today, 250 years on, Culloden is still a site that connects us intimately with Britain's past. Find out why this battle lasted only one hour but still changed the course of Scotland's history. Listen to accounts from genuine characters who were involved in the Battle, experience the battle in a 360 degrees theatre, get a bird's eye view of the forces and tactics at play. Next visit Glenfiddich Distillery Set in the heart of the Highlands, Glenfiddich (meaning 'Valley of the Deer’ in Gaelic) is a place of breath taking beauty. Glenfiddich is little changed since 1886, when William Grant and his nine children rolled up their sleeves to build the Distillery with their bare hands. These same silent warehouses and steamy mash rooms produce the world’s favourite single malt Scotch whisky today. Feel the heat rising from the mash tun and discover the giant washbacks, hand-made from Douglas fir and five metres high. Experience one of their traditional warehouses - whose earthen floors, stone walls and age-old atmosphere nurture this famous whisky to life. Continue to Aberdeen and check in to your hotel Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Aberdeen or area

Day 6 Day 6: Sunday 17th September 2023 – Aberdeen to St Andrews

Today, enjoy a morning walking tour of Aberdeen. Visit the Tolbooth Museum The Tolbooth Museum is one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings and one of the best-preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland. It features displays on local history and the development of crime and punishment through the centuries. The Tolbooth Museum provides a unique experience in the form of its atmospheric 17th and 18th century cells, original doors and barred windows. Displays include the Maiden and the blade of Aberdeen's 17th century guillotine. Depart Aberdeen and travel to St Andrew’s where you will enjoy a walking tour, including a stop at the Old Course and time at the golf shop. Visit St Andrews Cathedral The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. St Andrews Cathedral dominated the history of the medieval Church in Scotland, from its construction in the 12th century until the Protestant Reformation in 1560. As Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, the cathedral was the seat of the country's leading bishops. It occupied a site used for worship since the 8th century AD, when the relics of St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, are said to have been brought here. The cathedral buildings are surrounded by a graveyard, and encircled by the most complete and imposing monastic enclosure walls in Scotland. Continue to Perth and check in to your hotel Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Perth or area.

Day 7 Day 7: Monday 18th September 2023 – Perth to Edinburgh

This morning, visit Dunfermline Abbey Dunfermline Palace and Abbey are the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century and is today the final resting place of King Robert Bruce, notably minus his heart, along with seven other Scottish kings. The abbey complex encompasses the ruins of a palace built by King James VI in the 16th century, which became home to his queen, Anna of Denmark. After the couple’s departure for London, royal interest in Dunfermline waned but the ruins of the abbey’s neighbouring palace still make for an interesting discovery. This was the birthplace of Charles I, the last monarch born in Scotland. Continue to Edinburgh and enjoy a walk along the Royal Mile. Finally today, visit Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across the City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvellous views, it continues to spellbind with its wonderful story. Check in to your hotel Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Edinburgh or area

Day 8 Day 8: Tuesday 19th September 2023 – Edinburgh

Today, visit Palace of Holyroodhouse Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland and is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past. Mary, Queen of Scots lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. At the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile and against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse visitors can explore the 14 historic State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey. The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. This afternoon, visit Glenkinchie Distillery The home of 'The Edinburgh Malt' is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings. Distilling (mostly illegal) was taking place here long before the skills of crop rotation were known; in 1777 Edinburgh housed perhaps four hundred illicit distilleries. When the law was changed to permit smaller licensed distilleries, many farmers took out licenses. By the time Glenkinchie was founded in 1837, 115 licensed distilleries were recorded in the Lowlands, though their products would probably not pass muster today! This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Spirit of Scotland Dinner Show. Return to your hotel Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Edinburgh or area

Day 9 Day 9: Wednesday 20th September 2023 – Farewell

Today transfer at Edinburgh Airport for your flight back home.

Enhance Your Journey

Edinburgh extension Starting from $698

Day 1: Wednesday 20th September 2023 – Edinburgh   
Spend the day at leisure in Edinburgh. 
  
OPTIONAL: Round of golf at one of below golf courses 
Duddingston Golf Club (Edinburgh) or similar 
Green fees with return transfer (4 hours duration) 
For up to 4 guests $330 pp 
For up to 8 guests $290 pp  
For up to 10 guests $275 pp 
For up to 12 guests $270 pp 
For up to 16 guests $265 pp 
For up to 20 guests $260 pp    

Jubilee or New Course (St. Andrews)  
Green fees with return transfer (8 hours duration) 
For up to 4 guests $415 pp 
For up to 8 guests $350 pp  
For up to 10 guests $335 pp 
For up to 12 guests $325 pp 
For up to 16 guests $320 pp 
For up to 20 guests $310 pp      

Muirfield Golf Course (Muirfild) championship-level golf course 
Green fees with return transfer (8 hours duration) 
For up to 4 guests $650 pp 
For up to 8 guests $585 pp  
For up to 10 guests $569 pp 
For up to 12 guests $559 pp 
For up to 16 guests $549 pp 
For up to 20 guests $545 pp 

Day 2: Thursday 21st September 2023 – Edinburgh   
Spend the day at leisure in Edinburgh.    

Day 3: Friday 22nd September 2023 – Farewell   
Today transfer at Edinburgh Airport for your flight back home.

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, September 12, 2023
    From $4298
Tour: XR23 Code: G