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Wonders of Scotland

(7 days / 6 nights)

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10-15% OFF IN 2023

Explore Scotland’s Beauty and Discover its Culture

This guided tour will show you the Scotland you can’t experience through guidebooks, introducing you to the classic sights as well as off-the-beaten-track spots. With a local driver-guide, who will regale you with tales of history and folklore, you will enjoy many of Scotland’s top attractions and hidden gems, including Edinburgh, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye, and learn the fascinating stories behind each site. You will also be treated to true Scottish hospitality, staying in unique hotels around the country and enjoying gourmet local cuisine.

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10-15% OFF IN 2023

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

2672GBP

You save: 401 GBP per person

The amount will be charged in GBP

Approx 2271 GBP

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Groups limited to 15 travellers
  • Hassle-free travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local experts in Scotland
  • Great customer reviews

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  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore some of Scotland’s top sights on the famous and breathtaking Isle of Skye
  • Walk along the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness
  • Photograph the iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Discover Scotland‘s historic capital Edinburgh and stroll up the Royal Mile
  • Experience the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Admire the stunning scenery of Glen Coe
  • Enjoy some quiet time in nature at the Trossachs National Park
  • Taste the flavour of the country at a local whisky distillery
  • Stay at unique properties & enjoy gourmet local cuisine
  • Hassle-free travel experience with a local tour driver-guide

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Best Seller i, Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Highlands i, Isles i, Off the Beaten Path i, Whisky i

Pace level

Level 2/3 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 2/4 (Moderate) i

Season

May - Sep

Max group size

15

Departure

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Interest

Best Seller i, Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Highlands i, Isles i, Off the Beaten Path i, Whisky i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Scotland

    When you arrive in Scotland, make your way into Edinburgh city centre where your hotel will be located. Many travellers opt to take a taxi or use public transport, but for a more direct and comfortable ride, we will be happy to organise a private airport transfer for you.

    For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon walking through the city, strolling along the Royal Mile and exploring the Old Town and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit in the city centre, including the majestic Edinburgh Castle. For a spectacular view over the city we recommend going up Calton Hill. Tonight you can enjoy dinner at one of Edinburgh‘s many gourmet restaurants and spend the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night at Nira Caledonia or similar.

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  • Day 2: INTO THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    Today, your guide will pick you up to start your epic trip around Scotland. The tour will start with a drive across the Firth of Forth, taking in the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Forth Rail Bridge, before heading north to Inverness.

    On the way, we’ll have the opportunity to go for a forest walk at the picturesque Hermitage, followed by a visit of the nearby Dunkeld. From there we will continue through the Cairngorms National Park where we will stop at the Highland Folk Museum.

    Arriving near Inverness, we will stop to visit the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746. Nearby we will also visit the mysterious Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones dating back roughly 4,000 years. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at the hotel together.

    Spend the night at The Palace Hotel & Spa or similar.

    Included:
    • Entrance to Highland Folk Museum
    • Entrance to the Battlefield of Culloden
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Dinner at the hotel restaurant

    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8 Hours

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  • Day 3: LOCH NESS, CASTLES & THE ISLE OF SKYE

    Today we will experience some of Scotland‘s most famous attractions. Our guide will drive us along the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness, where we will have a chance to take photos and see if we can catch a glimpse of Nessie. Next up the guide will make a stop at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, a sight you will surely recognise from films.

    This afternoon we will make our way over to the Isle of Skye and set sail on a Misty Isle boat tour on Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin Hills. This will be a great photography and sightseeing opportunity for bird watchers and marine lovers, as we may spot marine wildlife such as minke whales, seals and dolphins as well as giant sea eagles which soar above these parts. Tonight, we'll enjoy another dinner as a group.

    Spend the night at Hame on Skye or similar.

    Included:
    • Misty Isle boat tour
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Dinner at the hotel restaurant

    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8 Hours (including a 1h45min boat tour)

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  • Day 4: THE WONDERS OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

    Today we will have a full day to take in the magic of Skye, a haven for nature lovers. Our guide will take us to the northern part of the island, to the breathtaking Trotternish Peninsula. This is where so many of the island’s mythical and spectacular landscapes lie.

    Driving over the Quiraing, we will be able to admire some of the jaw-dropping natural sights. We’ll also take a walk to the gorge overlooking Lealt Falls, see waterfalls plunging over the 90-meter Kilt Rock sea cliffs, pass by the iconic “The Old Man of Storr” rock pinnacle, and we’ll even be able to go looking for dinosaur footprints at the An Corran Beach at Staffin. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at the hotel together.

    Spend another night at the Hame on Skye or similar.

    Included:
    • Guided walk at Lealt Falls (20mins)
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Meal at the hotel tonight

    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8 hours

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  • Day 5: SCOTTISH WILDLIFE & GLENFINNAN

    Today we take the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig on mainland Scotland. On the drive down to Loch Lomond, we’ll stop by the stunning Camusdarach Beach where we’ll have some time to admire its white sand and crystal-clear water. We will then drive to Glenfinnan where you can visit the Glenfinnan Monument, overlooking the beautiful Loch Shiel, and admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct high above, which you may recognise from the Harry Potter film series. Later, we will travel through Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous valley. Here, we will go on a guided 20-minute walk, a perfect chance to take photos. Tonight, we will enjoy a farewell dinner together at the hotel.

    Spend the night at Knockderry House or similar.

    Included:
    • Guided walk at Glen Coe (20mins)
    • Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Farewell dinner

    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8 hours (including 30-minute ferry crossing)

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  • Day 6: THE TROSSACHS, WHISKY AND STIRLING CASTLE

    Today we will explore the impressive Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. In the village of Doune we will enjoy a tour and tasting at Deanston Whisky Distillery. We will also pass by the beautiful city of Stirling, where we'll visit the impressive Stirling Castle sitting atop the hill. Our last stop on this tour will be the Kelpies, two impressive horse-head statues that will capture your attention.

    Your guide will then drop you off at your accommodation in Glasgow. You can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in Scotland’s largest city. 

    Spend the night at Grand Central Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Tour and tasting at Deanston Whisky Distillery
    • Entrance to Stirling Castle
    • Breakfast at your hotel

    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8 hours

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  • Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM SCOTLAND

    On your day of departure, make your way back to the airport. If you would like to add any additional nights to your trip or to arrange a private transfer, you can add the option below. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may have time for some last-minute shopping on Buchanan Street, a visit to one of Glasgow’s museums, or one last stroll through the charming West End.

    Included:
    • Breakfast at your hotel

    Optional Extras

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh, the Nira Caledonia is a boutique hotel house in an elegant Georgian townhouse. Its central location, only a short stroll from Princes Street, will be...

The Palace Hotel is located at the heart of the city of Inverness, by the River Ness and across from Inverness Castle. Dating back to the 19th century, you’ll find a stunning combina...

Your hotel on the Isle of Skye is located 5 mins south of the western town of Dunvegan, near the shores of Pool Roag by Loch Vatten. Hame on Skye offers an incredible location, amidst the...

Your hotel on the Isle of Skye is located 5 mins south of the western town of Dunvegan, near the shores of Pool Roag by Loch Vatten. Hame on Skye offers an incredible location, amidst the...

Knockderry is a 4-star charming country house hotel located on the shores of Loch Long, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs area. It is composed of the original 19th-century main house and a...

The Grand Central Hotel is located right by the stunning Glasgow Central Station, making up one of the city’s most iconic building. Set at the heart of the city centre, it is a per...

The hotels mentioned are our first priority for this tour. Please note that although we have included specific accommodations in the tour, these are subject to change in some cases. We reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard. We will send you the final list of hotels before you arrive for your tour.

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 15 participants.

Price p.p. from

Approx 2271 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

  • Arrival
    Price
    Availability
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023
    2672 GBP 2271 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023
    2672 GBP 2405 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023
    2672 GBP
    3 spaces left
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023
    2856 GBP 2570 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023
    2856 GBP 2570 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 25 July 2023
    2856 GBP 2570 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 1 August 2023
    2892 GBP 2603 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 8 August 2023
    2892 GBP 2603 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 22 August 2023
    2892 GBP 2603 GBP
    Available
  • Tuesday 12 September 2023
    2856 GBP 2570 GBP
    Available

Monthly price comparison

Our best price per person when booking for two.

2023

Optional extras

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Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, your tour guide, deposit payments, accommodation, and other useful information for your travels.

Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with children under the age of 13. As the legal drinking age is 18, those aged 17 and under will not take part in the distillery tour.

YOUR TOUR DRIVER-GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland. Not only will the guide offer their local knowledge and share hidden gems and stories with you, but they will act as the logistical organiser for the group, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday. As an expert and a local, your tour guide will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information. If you join our guided small group tour, you will get a personal experience for your Scottish adventure. There will be one guide per tour, who will drive and lead the tour aboard a comfortable, high-quality mini-bus.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels and guesthouses around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. Generally, in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please note that twin rooms, triple and family rooms are not commonly available in Scotland, so please contact us for booking assistance if that is something you would like. Please also be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we usually select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are often no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR TOUR

  • A small backpack to store your daily items on the bus
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • For more information on what to pack, please visit our Online Travel Guide.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION
This tour is by mini-bus and so, to ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, there is a limit to the size and amount of luggage you can bring. Each guest is allowed one large suitcase or bag that can be stored in the back of the van and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials

The guidance size for the larger luggage is that it cannot exceed 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in and weigh more than 20kg. If you have more luggage, we ask you to please make arrangements to store it while you are on the tour.

FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at some of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the bus each day.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy four dinners with the group, as per the package’s inclusions. They will usually be based on a set dinner menu and be produced using a good variety of local fresh ingredients. Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM GLASGOW
If you are planning on arriving in Glasgow, you could book a private transfer from Glasgow Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh to start the journey in a comfortable way.

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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