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Best of Scotland

7 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Enjoy Scotland: experience its cities, and discover its castles, legends and lochs.

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    • Edinburgh Tattoo 2-24 August 2019 We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on the departures 01 August, 04 August, 08 August, 11 August, 15 August, 18 August and 22 August 2019.
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      • Edinburgh Tattoo 2-24 August 2019 We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on the departures 01 August, 04 August, 08 August, 11 August, 15 August, 18 August and 22 August 2019.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh and Glasgow to the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: BBOS

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 6 full breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh

        • ORIENTATION of Glasgow and Stirling

        • VIEW the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

        • VISIT Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Day 3

      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)

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      Day 4

      Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion

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      Day 5

      Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)

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      Day 6

      Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion

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      Depart Glasgow

      Day 1

      Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh - the Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere. If your travel dates coincide with the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the magnificent Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

      Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the haunted Torphichen Inn your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

      Adult Price: £46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Rosslyn Chapel

      We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

      Adult Price: £18.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Scottish Show With Dinner

      Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

      Adult Price: £60.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Day 3 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)

      Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its river-side setting or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cosy dinner at our hotel - one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

      Hotel

      Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Highland Farm Experience

      Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the lambs and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

      Adult Price: £14.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

      Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, we'll discover the ancient home of the Dukes of Atholl, home to Europe's last remaining private army. Unique amongst Scottish castles, Blair has hosted royalty from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Victoria.

      Adult Price: £20.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion Day 4 - Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion

      Journey to the coast, arriving in Mallaig where we'll board our ferry and cross to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula. Indulge in some free time for lunch before crossing the bridge back to the mainland. The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless, before you continue your journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising, then return to your hotel this evening.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights) Day 5 - Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)

      Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak - Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the "Glen of the Weeping". Here we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive at our final stop for the day - Glasgow.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Glasgow City Evening

      You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

      Adult Price: £37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Loch Lomond Boat Trip

      Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

      Adult Price: £15.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion Day 6 - Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion

      Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow's iconic sights. Enjoy views of the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the centre of shipbuilding. Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. Later, we 'Dive Into Culture' at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy a wee dram before joining the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to 'Connect With Locals' over a home-cooked Farewell Be My Guest Dinner, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Glasgow Day 7 - Depart Glasgow

      The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland's people forever in your memories, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 7

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-sg/tours/best-of-scotland for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Join the Wood family at their 15th-century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish Be My Guest dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes. (Day 6)

      • Stays with Stories
        Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. (Day 3)

      • Dive in Culture
        Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland's most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky. (Day 6)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh

        • ORIENTATION of Glasgow and Stirling

        • VIEW the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

        • VISIT Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle


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      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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