Bonnie Scotland (GG) - 2016

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7 Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh


Bonnie Scotland
Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye
Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye
Loch Lomond
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Pitlochry, Scotland
For over forty years, the Royal Yacht served the British Royal Family.  Britannia is now a unique five-star visitor experience; come and tour five decks of this historic ship.
Culloden Moor
View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland
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The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland

Vacation Overview

Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whisky distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights.

Stunning scenery awaits you on this tour. You’ll follow the “Road to the Isles,” with its breathtaking hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches. You’ll overnight on the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, and drive through Cairngorms National Park, with its sub-arctic mountains and varied wildlife. Be on the lookout for the mysterious Loch Ness monster in the Highlands, and take photos of stunning Loch Lomond.

Learn about Scotland’s fascinating history and visit some of the famous battle sights, including the Bannockburn Visitor Centre, commemorating one of Scotland’s most notable battles in 1314, and the Culloden Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the battle in 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charles was defeated. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of royalty, this Scotland tour offers Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs, and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You’ll also board and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary, fascinating experiences offered by Globus on this fun-filled, exciting Scotland vacation.

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GLASGOW
Welcome dinner; orientation drive

GLENGOYNE
Guided tour of the whisky distillery

STIRLING
Visit Stirling Castle

BANNOCKBURN
Visit the innovative new visitor centre commemorating Robert the Bruce’s victory

LOCH LOMOND
Take photographs of this stunning beauty spot

FORT WILLIAM

GLENFINNAN
Take pictures of the monument

MALLAIG–ARMADALE
Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry

CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the battle site’s visitor center

HIGHLANDS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a fascinating sheepdog display at Leault Farm

PITLOCHRY
Visit the Victorian mountain resort

SCONE PALACE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Coffee, shortbread, and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home

ST. ANDREWS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Practice at the Golf Center

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

NOTE:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures August 4, 11 & 18


DAY 1Arrive In Glasgow, Scotland

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (Dinner)

Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 
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DAY 2Glasgow. Glengoyne, Stirling & Bannockburn Excursion

Start your day with a guided tour of a WHISKY DISTILLERY, where you hear about the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Next, visit STIRLING CASTLE, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favored residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Today’s final highlight is the BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTRE, commemorating the key battle in the Scottish Wars of Independence of June 23-24, 1314. Back in vibrant Glasgow, an orientation drive takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by wealthy tobacco barons. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Glasgow–Fort William–Glenfinnan–Isle of Skye

Drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, scenic Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Glenfinnan. At Mallaig, board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides and famous for its dramatic landscapes. Before dinner tonight, why not join an optional excursion to the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, followed by a drink at a local pub? (Breakfast, Dinner)

Loch Lomond The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye Loch Lomond 
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DAY 4Isle of Skye–Culloden Moor–Pitlochry–Dunkeld

Return to the mainland this morning and trace the shores of Loch Ness on your way to the CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, where you hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, a unique treat: admire a champion shepherd at Leault Farm as he manipulates his flock with up to eight border collies in a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SHEEPDOG DISPLAY. Enjoy more spectacular Highland scenery as you drive through Cairngorms National Park and Glen Garry to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry and then to your overnight destination: Dunkeld. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Dunkeld–St. Andrews–Edinburgh

Look forward to a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Join your guide on a private tour of the Murray family home and hear about the crowning of Scottish kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, then enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COFFEE and SHORTBREAD. Plenty of time later to explore the palace grounds. Continue on to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. A fun inclusion is the opportunity to hit a few balls at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ST. ANDREWS GOLF PRACTICE CENTRE. Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (Breakfast)

View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland 
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DAY 6Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique experience: board the former Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this exceptional evening. For departures August 4, August 11 and August 18, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes and drums at the Military Tattoo performance The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland For over forty years, the Royal Yacht served the British Royal Family.  Britannia is now a unique five-star visitor experience; come and tour five decks of this historic ship. 
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DAY 7Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; ferry to the Isle of Skye. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full Scottish breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow and a dinner at a local restaurant in Edinburgh


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

GAVIN CRUICKSHANK

Years of Experience: 24 years

Having spent most of my youth in the hospitality industry, I became a Tour Director many years ago. Originally from Edinburgh, I enjoy showing travelers Britain and Ireland-from Land's End and John O'Groats to Giant's Causeway and Waterford. It fills me with so much pride to show off the countries and tell the stories of my ancestors to our guests.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Bonnie Scotland:

  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh