Scottish Highlands & Islands (GJ) - 2016

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14 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow

Scottish Highlands & Islands
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland
The Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh serves as the offical residence of the Queen
Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye
Isle of Mull, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views
Loch Lomond
Culloden Moor

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Excursion to Rosslyn Chapel Described as a 'Bible in Stone', the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel is one of the most remarkable buildings and yet at the same time, one of the most mysterious places in Scotland. During your excursion to Rosslyn you will have time to visit the medieval chapel with its exquisite carvings, which have inspired - and intrigued - artists and visitors for generations, as well as the visitor center containing an award-winning exhibition. You might also like to take a short walk to photograph the ruins of nearby Rosslyn Castle.

Approximate value: £19 GBP per person

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Enjoy a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was used on over 700 overseas visits and sailed over a million nautical miles. Having served royalty and prime ministers and hosted presidents, the last commissioned royal yacht offers a rare opportunity to explore areas not normally seen on a conventional visit to a royal residence; from the bridge through the private and state apartments, from the officer and crew quarters to the engine room. After the visit, dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £59 GBP per person

Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis No visit to Scotland's capital city would be complete without joining a Scottish evening. A piper welcomes you in traditional Scottish style, then savor a delicious four-course banquet with wine and let your host lead you through an evening of music, song and dance culminating in the traditional Ceremony of the Haggis and the joint singing of 'Auld Lang Syne' written by Robert Burns.

Approximate value: £67 GBP per person

Loch Ness Exhibition, Cruise & Urquhart Castle Visit Explore the Loch Ness Exhibition, a fascinating experience, revealing the legends, history and natural wonders of the world's most famous lake. Then, visit Urquhart Castle. It commands great views up the length of the loch, is one of Scotland's most iconic castles and also one of the main sites for reported sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Finally, board a motorboat for a cruise on the loch and maybe a glimpse of the famous monster.

Approximate value: £38 GBP per person

Ceilidh Evening, Thurso Take an early evening drive to the Old Smiddy Inn. Surrounded by old blacksmith tools and articles from the days of work horses, you can relax by the coal fire and enjoy Gaelic storytelling and local music with two drinks of your choice. Unmissable!

Approximate value: £26 GBP per person

Eilean Donan Castle and Pub Visit One of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan castle is situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet. First inhabited around the 6th century, it has 800 years of history of the Clan Macrae within its walls. You have the opportunity to explore the castle at your own pace and to capture it on your camera from all possible angles. Later, discuss your impressions over a drink at a local inn.

Approximate value: £23 GBP per person

Private Visit to Duart Castle Duart Castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean. Standing proudly on a cliff top guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart enjoys one of the most spectacular and unique positions on the West Coast of Scotland. For over 400 years this has been the base of the Clan Maclean's sea-borne power. Discover the history of the castle and the Macleans during this private visit which includes a glass of whisky in the banqueting hall.

Approximate value: £31 GBP per person