5 days across Scotland

Discover the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, Scotland. With a long history and beautiful lands to visit, you will not be bored a single second.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that possesses a unique beauty, ancient and legendary.

Built on seven hills, you can admire the city from several vantage points, among which the highest is the 'Arthur’s Seat, followed by Calton Hill and then definitely Castle Rock, the seat of the historic castle.

Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a true capital of culture, home to world-renowned museums, vibrant festivals and one of the best live music scenes in the UK.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Edinburgh


Arrival at the airport and private transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh. Our driver and an English speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with your name board, and take you directly to the hotel.

Free time at leisure for the rest of the day

*Note 1: Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00

*Note 2: Driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.

Stay at our selected 3-star hotel for 4 nights

Hotels: Edinburgh: Holiday Inn Exp Edinburgh or similar



Day 2

Edinburgh


After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is a city that possesses a unique beauty, ancient and legendary.

Built on seven hills, you can admire the city from several vantage points, among which the highest is the 'Arthur’s Seat, followed by Calton Hill and then definitely Castle Rock, the seat of the historic castle.

We will reserve for you the entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

3000 years of history are hidden in the castle of Edinburgh: the oldest evidence of human settlements, in fact, dates back to 900 BC.

Today Edinburgh Castle is not only a symbol of Scottish national pride, but it is also the spiritual cradle of Scottish military history and is the place where every year in August the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place.

One of the most captivating features of Edinburgh is undoubtedly its dark side, which emerges for the many stories of ghosts and witches, popular legends that for centuries surround the city of charm and mystery.

It is not surprising then because it was in Edinburgh that one of the first parapsychology faculties was founded at the University of Edinburgh, in which disciplines such as clairvoyance, telepathy and telekinesis were examined.

Edinburgh is also a city home to major museums such as the National Scottish Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the renowned National Library of Scotland, which often hosts exhibitions and events.

After the visit to the castle, you will spend the rest of the day at leisure.



Day 3

Edinburgh, Highlands


After breakfast, you will transfer independently to the Waterloo Place where you will start your full-day tour of the legendary Highlands.

You will visit some of the most scenic places in Scotland.

Your first stop will be Callander, is a former spa resort in central Scotland, in the county of Stirling and situated in the Trossachs area and along the Teith River.

It is commonly considered the "gateway" to the Highlands.

You will proceed to the small city of Glencoe, located within the picturesque Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and the impressive Glencoe Mountains were formed several centuries ago as a result of glacial erosion and volcanic eruptions and it is today considered one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in all of Scotland.

You then enter the glacial valley known as the Great Glen and pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain and you will arrive in Fort Augustus on the banks of Lochness.

You will have free time here and if you are lucky you will spot the famous monster.

You will continue to enjoy the stunning scenery of Highlands passing through Cairngorms National Park and  Blair Castle.

Before heading back to Edinburgh you will stop at the UNESCO world heritage centre, Fort Bridge.

With its two and a half kilometres long and 110 meters high, it represents the apogee of the construction engineering works of nineteenth-century bridges and is the best bridge cantilevered with lattice beams in the world. When it opened in 1890, it boasted the longest light in the world. It was at the same time the first large soft steel structure and still, today is a powerful emblem of industrial and scientific heritage, architectural and infrastructural of the UK.


Once arrived in Edinburgh, you will transfer independently to your hotel.



Day 4

Edinburgh, Glasgow


After breakfast, you will transfer independently to the train station, where you will take the train to Glasgow (approx 50 min).

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a true capital of culture, home to world-renowned museums, vibrant festivals and one of the best live music scenes in the UK.

You will discover Glasgow on board a hop on hop off tour.

We suggest having a walk-in  George Square, the neuralgic centre of Glasgow full of historic buildings, columns and statues to discover.

We recommend entering the  Cathedral of St Mungo, a Gothic wonder, as well as the only medieval cathedral of "continental" Scotland, survived to the fury of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.

One of the most beautiful corners of the Cathedral, also called High Kirk of Glasgow, is the Crypt of the thirteenth century where the Tomb of the saint is located.

And here, by the way, were filmed some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenes of the second season of the TV series Outlander.

Just behind the Cathedral, climbing a small hill, is the Necropolis, a huge Victorian cemetery.

After visiting St Mungo’s Cathedral, cross the street to arrive at  Provand’s Lordship, famous for being Glasgow’s oldest building.

But, these are only some of the many spots that this beautiful city has to offer.

Onboard the sightseeing bus, you will discover many more treasures of Glasgow.


After your tour, you will transfer independently to the train station and take the train back to Edinburgh



Day 5

Edinburgh


After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel hall for the transfer to the airport.

Included

4 nights accommodation with breakfast
Private Transfer from Edinburgh airport.
Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
Full-day Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands by Rabbie’s tour
Return train ticket Edinburgh - Glasgow
24h Hop on hop off tour tickets in Glasgow
Private Transfer to Edinburgh airport

Not Included

Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
City tax to be paid to the hotel upon check-in
Travel insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”.

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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