Every month, we put the spotlight on the trip our community most want to take that month. Whether it’s past guests who rave about the trip or first timers who are booking the trip for their upcoming travels, there’s always one trip that’s trending with Trafalgar guests. This month, the most popular trip is Best of Scotland. We turn to our social community to find out why this trip is the flavour of the month and look at some of the top trip reviews from our past guests.
What’s so hot about our Best of Scotland trip?
From spectacular highlands and ancient castles to legendary locals and famous water monsters, this 7-day tour is the perfect introduction to bonnie Scotland.
“The Best of Scotland tour gave our family a great introduction to Scotland and has helped us determine all the places we want to visit again in the future! Such a beautiful country!”
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You’ll kick off this trip in the capital of Edinburgh where you’ll wander the magical cobbled streets and see historic gems like Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Rosslyn Chapel and the Royal Mile. If you’re there at the right time, you can even score tickets to the impressive Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
“The Military Tattoo was fantastic. The castles were breathtaking. The Highlands were beautiful.”
“Edinburgh, Isle of Skye and St. Andrew’s were the 3 must-sees and this itinerary proved all of them plus so much more. I feel like I was there for 2 weeks instead of just one.”
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After Edinburgh, it’s time to explore the mystery and history of the Scottish Highlands. Marvel at the ancient castles like Blair Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, set amongst the spectacular lochs, glens and mountains. Learn the history of the battlefield of Culloden and cross to the Isle of Skye for one of the most scenic drives of your life. See if you can spot Nessie at Loch Ness then spend the night in a cosy hotel in the Cairngorms National Park.
“Packed each day with great vistas and historic sites around the Scottish countryside. Good balance of beauty and history. If we make it back to Scotland would definitely go with Trafalgar!”
“This tour was extremely organized, fun, and informative. I would never have learned so much history or known about many places had I not taken the tour. Also, to have so many visual sites and stops every day was unexpected and amazing! Meeting and eating with everyone in the evening was unexpected and great!”
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It’s off to gorgeous Glasgow, where you’ll see famous sights like George Square, River Clyde, Glasgow Cathedral, and the Necropolis. Explore the hilltop fortress of Stirling Castle and walk in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, then enjoy a wee dram at the Glengoyne whisky distillery. You’ll also get a taste of that famous Scottish hospitality when you meet the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard. Join them for a home-cooked Be My Guest dinner, as you hear thrilling tales of Rob Roy and dance the night away to ceilidh tunes.
“We got to see a lot more of Scotland than we would have seen if we were travelling on our own and the [Be My Guest] experience will remain as a very fond memory in years to come. We’ve recommended this trip to friends who are planning a Scotland trip within the next few years.”
“We signed up for all the optional experiences and they were all excellent. But we were really impressed with Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. Had seen work of border collies in the past, but seeing them actually herding hundreds of sheep on a vast farm was a memorable experience.”
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“Literally the trip of a lifetime for me! We were able to enjoy the experience a couple of years ago and it was AMAZING!”
“This was the best trip ever! 🏴 🚌 🧳”
“We were recently in Scotland – it’s SO beautiful. Much more than I expected. Have got to return one day.”
“We loved this trip in May! We had the best time at the Ledard farm Be My Guest! Fergus was the best host and entertainer!”
“Loved our trip in April. Have fun!”
“Had a wonderful lunch with the Woods!!! ❤️”
“We so enjoyed this dinner and history when we took this trip….. my hubby presented the Haggis.”
Shirley Sue Stiffler
“Been on two of your Scotland tours. Excellent service, accommodations, guide (Kate) and bus driver.”
“I have enjoyed all of my visits to Skye.”
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Can’t wait to go on the Best of Scotland?
You’ll join these excited travellers on our most popular trip of the month…
“Can’t wait to join this tour. See you October.”
Melody Gould Longcor
“Our tour is booked! Can’t wait!”
“How exciting! Booked for this coming August! 😃”
“We’ll be there in June!”
Follow along on our socials to hear from other Trafalgar travellers who have experienced the Best of Scotland trip or are planning to join this trip soon! And keep an eye out for next month’s spotlight to find out the most popular trip of the month.