MAP - Bonnie Scotland 2017

Bonnie Scotland (GG)

7 Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh

2017 Tour Details

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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

GLASGOW
Welcome dinner; orientation drive
GLENGOYNE
Guided tour of the whisky distillery
STIRLING
Visit Stirling Castle
BANNOCKBURN
Visit the innovative 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 and the Harry Potter viaduct
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
ST. ANDREWS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Practice at the Golf Center
SCONE PALACE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Coffee, shortbread, and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

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Day 2 Glasgow. 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 Breakfast

Day 3 Glasgow–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. Take photographs of the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films. 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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 Isle of Skye–Culloden Moor–Pitlochry–Dundee

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: Dundee.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 Dundee–St. Andrews–Edinburgh

A leisurely start to the day with a drive across the Tay Bridge 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. Continue on to Perth and a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. During your welcome over Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COFFEE and SHORTBREAD, hear about the crowning of Scottish kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, then join your guide on a private tour of the Murray family home. Plenty of time later to explore the palace grounds. 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 Breakfast

Day 6 Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the 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 departure numbers August 3, August 10, and August 17, 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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

MATTHEW BELL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I always tell people that I want them to go home having learned all about our beautiful and historic countries, but also having enjoyed themselves. You're among friends here, and I will look after you from arrival to departure!

Tour Director - MATTHEW BELL

 Accommodations

Glasgow
Isle of Skye
Dundee
Edinburgh

Glasgow

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central

First-Class

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central Cambridge Street, Glasgow,   United Kingdom

Cambridge Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom

DoubleTree by Hilton - Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow City Centre. It is ideally located for the Central Train Station and for all the sights and special events that make Glasgow so unique. The hotel is within a short distance of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Princes Square, the roar of Hampden Park for football or music events and the 'Armadillo' for concerts.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone

Isle of Skye

Dunollie Hotel

First-Class

Dunollie Hotel Broadford, Isle of Skye,   United Kingdom

Broadford
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Dunollie Hotel is set by the serene waterside of Broadford Bay, at the foot of the mountains that lead to the famous Cuillin Hills. With 84 en suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, it is perfectly placed to explore an area rich in history.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite

Dundee

Doubletree Hilton Dundee

Superior First-Class

Doubletree Hilton Dundee Kingsway West, Dundee,  United Kingdom

Kingsway West
Dundee, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Built in 1870, this historical Scottish mansion, set among six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and Walled Garden, enjoys a quiet suburban location a short drive from Dundee city. Original features and intricate details of this landmark including Latin inscriptions adorn the intimate family chapel. The hotel boasts the conservatory-style Maze restaurant, a lounge bar, fitness center, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as a 24-hour business center. Complimentary WiFi is provided throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

Edinburgh

Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street

First-Class

Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street 53 Princes Street, Edinburgh,   United Kingdom

53 Princes Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A fine 3 star Edinburgh hotel, ideally located in the city center's popular Princes Street. Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel has great views of Edinburgh Castle. The 158 stylish rooms all have internet access and satellite TV. PrincesDining Room and Bar are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for light snacks and drinks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Isle of Skye
Edinburgh

IsleofSkye

Eilean Donan Castle and Pub Visit

Eilean Donan Castle and Pub Visit

Surrounded by both loch and mountain, it's easy to appreciate why Eilean Donan is the most photographed landmark in Scotland. Enjoy an in-depth visit of this Scottish icon, followed by a drink at a charming local pub.

Price Range: $

Edinburgh

Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

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 with dinner, wine and a show featuring singers, dancers, bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Price Range: $$

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