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Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • City sightseeing
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • War sites
  • Art and architecture
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ yrs
  • max group size 48
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ends Glasgow, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore in Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Dundee, Orkney Islands, Stirling and Glasgow
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, Blair Athol whisky distillery in Pitlochry, the battlefield and Visitor Centre of Culloden, Dunrobin Castle, John O'Groats, The Italian Chapel in Orkney Islands, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, St. Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow and Stirling Castle
  • View Jedburgh Abbey, the 18th​ green at St. Andrews, Inverness Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe
  • See Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates
  • Connect With Locals Join the Wood family at their 15thcentury farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a homecooked Scottish Be My Guest lunch, tales of Rob Roy and a few foottapping ceilidh tunes.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit Blair Athol Whisky Distillery in the foothills of the Grampian Mountains for a tour and tasting of their single malt whisky.
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The tour "Scotlands Highlands Islands And Cities" starts in Edinburgh and ends in Glasgow. It is a city sightseeing trip that takes 13 days taking you through Thurso, Orkney Islands, Scottish Highlands and 5 other destinations in Scotland. "Scotlands Highlands Islands And Cities" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

This unforgettable Scottish Highlands trip travels into the far-reaches of Scotland’s rugged countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for Nessie, delve into the history of the kings and warriors and join the Wood family for a ceilidh and lunch in the ‘presence’ of Rob Roy.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Welcome to Edinburgh
  • Day 2: Discover Enchanting Edinburgh
  • Day 3: A Day of Abbeys, Landscapes and History
  • Day 4: Explore Glamis Castle and on to Creative Dundee
  • Day 5: Venture to Culloden and Inverness
  • Day 6: Journey to Loch Ness and Thurso
  • Day 7: A Day on the Orkney Islands
  • Day 8: Over the Sea to Skye
  • Day 9: Onwards to Oban
  • Day 10: Sail to the Isles of Mull and Iona
  • Day 11: Off to Glasgow
  • Day 12: Uncover Stirling Castles Secrets
  • Day 13: Farewell Glasgow
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Others
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye to Mallaig
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Return ferry to the Orkney Isles
  • Return ferry to the Isle of Mull and Iona
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Edinburgh and from Glasgow are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 July 2022, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Awarded "Safe Travels" stamp
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

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    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

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    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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