Hot Tam!: Scotland By Design (FA)

9 days from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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More haggis or more history? More insider stories or Outlander scenery? Another dram of whisky or a dramatic, cascading waterfall? That’s the beauty of Scotland and now, you can choose how to rock your tartans on this 9-day vacation from Edinburgh to Glasgow with a menu of complimentary YourChoice Excursions.

Why This Tour is Plaid to the Bone:
  • An in-depth journey through the Lowlands and Highlands.
  • A balance of Scotland’s bucket-list destinations and off-the-beaten-path delights.
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness.
  • Bagpipes, baby!


Save 5% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, South & North America vacations.*
Hot Tam!: Scotland By Design map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, 3 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH

Welcome to Edinburgh! Free time this afternoon. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

DELVE: Fit for a Crown
DELVE: Fit for a Crown
For nearly half a century, the Royal Yacht Britannia carried Britain's royal family across the seas, logging more than a million nautical miles. Today, this last ship in the line of 83 royal yachts is retired, and permanently docked at Edinburgh's port of Leith. Explore this incredible floating palace, including the State Apartments and Drawing Room, Queen's Bedroom, Sun Lounge, and the crew's quarters. Afterward, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine and coffee at a local restaurant.
GAZE: A Scottish Stroll
GAZE: A Scottish Stroll
Soak in the origins of traditional Georgian architecture on a walking tour of Edinburgh's New Town with a Local Guide through the largest Georgian planned town in the world. Stroll by the ordered symmetrical grid of Neoclassical houses and private gardens. Experience the spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment as you admire elegant ironwork of the New Town streets and squares including the architectural masterpiece of Charlotte Square regarded as an architectural masterpiece. Conclude your tour with a 3-course dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 EDINBURGH–ST ANDREWS–DUNDEE–PITLOCHRY

ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
DUNDEE Visit Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery.
PITLOCHRY Take a Guided walk through the Victorian mountain resort.

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Day 4 PITLOCHRY

PITLOCHRY YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

PLAY: Tee Time in Tummel Valley
PLAY: Tee Time in Tummel Valley
Enjoy a round of golf on one of Scotland's finest inland courses, complete with sweeping views and state-of-the-art clubhouse. Work on your putting game on Pitlochry Golf Club's perfectly groomed greens in this golfer's heaven.
GAZE: Castle Stones & Tea with Scones
GAZE: Castle Stones & Tea with Scones
Visit a small market town located in Highland Perthshire made famous by the Robert Burns' poem, The Birks Of Aberfeldy. Join a private tour and explore the spectacular 16th century castle Menzies, a splendid example of medieval Scottish fortresses. Enjoy a traditional Scottish afternoon tea with scones and a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes.
CHILL: Pampered in Pitlochry
CHILL: Pampered in Pitlochry
Relax and rejuvenate in the restorative waters of the Pitlochry Spa. Take in the spectacular views of the Scottish landscape while luxuriating in the natural spring water flowing from Ben Vrackie Mountain above. Relax with some traditional afternoon tea, scones with cream, and a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PITLOCHRY–BLAIR ATHOLL–AVIEMORE–CULLODEN–INVERNESS

BLAIR ATHOLL Visit Blair Castle.
Scenic drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park.
AVIEMORE Stop in the Highland resort with time for lunch on your own.
CULLODEN Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.

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Day 6 INVERNESS

INVERNESS YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

STROLL: Out and About in Inverness
STROLL: Out and About in Inverness
Set out for a walking tour in the Scottish Highlands to discover the local history and beautiful coastal scenery and architecture. Hear the romantic tales which have shaped Inverness into the thriving city of today. Explore the quintessential sites, including the River Ness for which Inverness was named. Enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the river and learn about the history of Inverness' Town House, a Victorian baronial house; Inverness Castle; The Victorian Market, and its quaint little shops; breathtaking St Andrew's Cathedral; and the Old High Church and Graveyard, featured in the Outlander books.
GAZE: Macbeth's Ghost & Grand Gardens
GAZE: Macbeth's Ghost & Grand Gardens
Beware the Curse of Cawdor! Explore Cawdor Castle with a Local Guide to hear all about this legendary home of a noble Scottish family and how it is forever associated with Shakespeare's Macbeth. Admire beautiful antique furniture and fine portraits by famous painters such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence in a 600-year-old collection of intriguing artifacts and ornate tapestries. Spend free time wandering the castle's three unique gardens: the Walled Garden, the Flower Garden and the Wild Garden.
PEDAL: Inverness on Two Wheels
PEDAL: Inverness on Two Wheels
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Highland capital on easy-to-ride cruiser bikes. Pedal at a leisurely pace with your Local Guide to explore the scenic areas of Inverness. Follow the canal with views out to the Beauly Firth (estuary inlet) and ride through the Merkinch Nature Reserve out to the Moray Firth, while keeping watch for local dolphins. Head back to the city, once again along the River Ness.

INVERNESS Free time this afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 INVERNESS–LOCH NESS–OBAN

LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake.
OBAN YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

FEAST: Castles, Clans & Catch of the Day
FEAST: Castles, Clans & Catch of the Day
A guided historical tour of Oban features unique, off-the-beaten-path insights into the history and culture of this charming resort town. See the 12th-century Dunstaffanage castle and St. Conan's Kirk, a uniquely famous church which holds the bones of Robert the Bruce. Enjoy photo opportunities at the 15th-century Kilchurn Castle, the original home of Scotland's large and powerful Clan Campbell. En route back to Oban, pass through Glen Lonan-the "road of kings" in a verdant valley of standing stones and highland cattle. Take an opportunity to get close to the meandering cows and their calves (seasonal), and arrive in Oban in time for a sumptuous seafood lunch with views of local fishing boats, and hear insights into the "Seafood Capital of Scotland".
SIP: Chieftains, Cathedrals & Casks
SIP: Chieftains, Cathedrals & Casks
Hear the stories of Victorian entrepreneurs who developed the town known as the "Gateway to the Isles." Hear legendary tales of giants, maidens, Clan chieftains, and warriors, as well as the heroic Royal Air Force crewmen of World War II. Discover a wealth of noteworthy buildings and businesses, and visit two of Oban's historic cathedrals: St. John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral and St. Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and hear about its third: the Cathedral of Trees. Learn about the history and artisanship behind legendary Oban whisky with a visit to the distillery's filling store, and sample traditional cask-drawn Oban single malt.

Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 OBAN–LOCH LOMOND–GLASGOW

LOCH LOMOND Scenic cruise on the lake.
GLASGOW Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening.

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Day 9 GLASGOW

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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

No Excursions are available at this time.

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,618*
18 guests in a party: $428*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 and 2022 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



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