Scotland

Take a journey through Scotland!
June 3-10th, 2022

Make the most of every moment of your Scotland vacation—you’ll discover all the can’t-miss Scottish scenery and history on this fast-paced tour.

Escorted tours let you relax and enjoy your trip. CIE Tours brings nearly a century of experience to every tour and their trips feature the key highlights of every destination, along with authentic experiences you can’t book on your own.  Every activity and breakfast (along with many lunches and dinners) is included—so there’s no hidden extras.  You will hear personal stories and insider information to enhance every stop along the way. And you’ll enjoy the camaraderie that comes with making friends with your travel mates.

What’s Included? 

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  •  7 hot breakfasts, 5 dinners,  including a festive Scottish
    evening in Edinburgh
  •  Immerse yourself in farm life
    to see how a farmer works with
    highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.

Hotels – 7 Nights (or alternate hotels of similar quality):
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor | Glasgow (1)
Isles of Glencoe Hotel | Ballachulish (1)
or Ballachulish Hotel, Ballachulish (1)
Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1)
Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2)
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel | Edinburgh (2)

Contact us for more information! 

Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow Tour & Kelvingrove Art Gallery
and Museum

Your tour begins at 2:30 PM at your Glasgow
hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central
Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone
Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow
Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once important
for shipbuilding. Visit the extensive and varied art
collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and
Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow
travelers over a welcome drink. Your evening is
free to dine independently.

Day 2:  Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to
appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and
admire panoramic views. Browse around the town
of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before
taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured
in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch
Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one
of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful
places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of
Loch Leven. (B, D)

Day 3: Isle of Skye & Loch Ness

Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping
for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to
the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle, a
romantic ruin surrounded by magnificent gardens.
Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of
Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a
lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near
the North Sea. (B, D)

Day 4: Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials

A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden
Battlefield where the British government forces
defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward
Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Walk around the battlefield and the visitor center.
Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a
local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs
herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of
the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manorstyle hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)

Day 5: Blair Castle, Whisky Tasting & Pitlochry

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of
Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of
Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen
Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of
Europe’s only private army, the Atholl
Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol
Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished
product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring
the hotel gardens and museum or browsing
around Pitlochry. (B, D)

Day 6: Glamis Castle, St Andrews & Scottish
Evening

Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis
Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and
childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This
majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts
and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home
of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient
Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to
browse around the medieval town. Head to your
hotel near Edinburgh, where you will enjoy a
Scottish evening with traditional food, music, and
dancing. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Panoramic Tour & Edinburgh
Castle

Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the
wide streets and elegant mansions of the
Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the
narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the
Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the
imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views
of the city. The rest of the day is free for
independent exploring, shopping, and dining. (B)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
NOTE: The features, itinerary and hotels shown for this tour are based on 2021 departures, and may be subject to change for 2022 departures.