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Scotland in a Nutshell
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Scotland in a Nutshell

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7 days
3 cities
2nights

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As if right off a lovely postcard, the incredible Scottish capital, Edinburgh, is a city that is just begging to be explored. Boasting a mind-blowing location among the green hills and rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, Edinburgh delicately weaves its massive castles and sharp towers into the gorgeous scenery, instilling confidence that you are a part of a magical fairytale about dragons and beautiful princesses. Step inside the spectacular Edinburgh Castle, take a trip to the 16th-century Palace of Holyrood house, catch the breathtaking panoramas from Calton Hill to understand why the greatest philosophers and writers have come here to find their inspiration. Those who still need more reasons to fall in love with stunning Edinburgh should know that the city is also famous for its colorful festivals and rich cultural life, wonderful museums, traditional bagpipe performances, and countless pubs. In fact, here everyone finds something to their liking, so everything you need to do is plan a trip!...
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    Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh
    Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

    Upon arrival, you are met by your driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

    Day 2: Edinburgh Royal Mile
    Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! 

    Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the palace of Holyrood House.

    Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle  you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

    Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

    *Note: entrance tickets to the castle are included.

    Day 3: Departure to Inverness
    Following breakfast in your hotel you have a check-out and meet the driver for train station transfer.

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    Market Street Hotel
    4-star hotel
    Market Street Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    The Market Street Hotel is located in a historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique rooms, decorated with natural materials with soft woolen accents, and handcrafted pieces.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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RailRail
Connection | Edinburgh - Inverness
1st Class Seat
Edinburgh Central Station
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 h
Inverness Central Station
Inverness, United Kingdom
2nights

Inverness, United Kingdom

The main city of the renowned Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the northernmost hub of the United Kingdom. Set in a picturesque location by the River Ness, Inverness is shrouded in legends about the famous Loch Ness Monster (Lake Ness is less than 6 miles away and makes an ideal spot to immerse into the splendor of the local nature). However, the city is an attraction in its own right, as Inverness boasts some one-of-a-kind attractions to discover. Apart from challenging your luck in catching the glance of the world-famous monster, you can enrich your Inverness tour by visiting the impressive Inverness Castle, marveling at the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and enjoying a peaceful stroll around the Botanic Gardens. To make the experience even more saturated, head to one of the local pubs or restaurants to check out the local cuisine coupled with excellent Scottish whiskey!...
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    Day 3: Arrival in Inverness
    Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.  

    Day 4: Exploration of the Isle of Skye
    After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

    Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

    The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

    Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

    Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

    Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.  

    *Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included. 

    Day 5: Departure to Glasgow
    Following breakfast and check-out you meet with the driver and have a transfer to the train station.

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    Kingsmills Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GB, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
    Kingsmills Hotel
    Classic Room Breakfast Included
    Set in a beautiful Victorian garden, Kingsmills Hotel is just 1 km away from the Inverness city centre. Most of the rooms have views to the garden and coffee-making facilities.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Group Tour Isle of Skye
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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RailRail
Connection | Inverness - Glasgow
1st Class Seat
Inverness Central station
Inverness, United Kingdom
3 h 30 min
Glasgow Queen Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2nights

Glasgow, United Kingdom

If the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is more about conservatism and respect for traditions, vibrant Glasgow will gladly immerse you into the colorful side of the country. Having evolved into one of the most outstanding British metropolises in just a couple of decades, Glasgow is beautiful in its sophisticated urbanism. As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is considered to be the center of arts, numerous festivals, and exhibitions. Providing a magnificent ensemble of Victorian mansions and public structures, the city boasts quite an enviable number of cultural legacy and first-rate collections housed in such venues as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Riverside Museum. Moreover, Glasgow captivates by its bustling social life: authentic bars, live music performances, and affable locals make Glasgow a notably friendly scene. So what can be better than enjoying a pint of beer at the local bar after a day full of exploration to catch the true vibe of Glasgow?...
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    Day 5: Arrival and City Tour
    Upon arrival, you meet with the driver and have a transfer to the hotel.

    Today you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start a 4-hour walking tour. Together you explore the gems and the great historical importance of Glasgow.

    This port city on the River Clyde, famous for its shipbuilding industry, is famed for its outstanding Victorian and art nouveau architecture, fine art museums and excellent shopping opportunities. Following the tour we recommend you to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel  for check-in. 

    Day 6: Tour to Striling Castle, the Trossachs and Distillery
    Together with the driver-guide you start a small group tour to Striling Castle, the Trossachs and one famous Scotland distillery.

    The first stop on the route is Stirling Castle - Scotland's heritage capital which is the home to the finest collection of historic buildings in Scotland. Here you have time to visit* the Royal Palace, the jewel of Stirling Castle’s crown and view the King and Queen’s apartments.

    Drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. View the UK's largest expanse of fresh water from the best spots.
    And finally, you arrive in Glengoyne to enjoy an optional tour  with tasting* tour at one the best distilleries in Scotland.
    *Note: entrance tickets, tastings are not included and can be purchased on spot.

    Day 7: Departure
    This is the last day of your amazing Scotland tour! 

    After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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  • Included in your trip
    The Principal Grand Central Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GB, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3SF
    The Principal Grand Central Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    The award-winning Grand Central Hotel is an iconic hotel set in central Glasgow. The stylish bedrooms all feature modern amenities. The hotel also has a magnificent Champagne Central Bar and an elegant Tempus Restaurant.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
    • Full day Group Tour to Striling Castle, the Trossachs and Distillery
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1s class train tickets Edinburg - Inverness and Inverness - Glasgow;
  • Small group tours to Isle of Skye and Stirling Castle with Trossachs;
  • Private tour with professional English-speaking guide in Edinburgh and Glasgow;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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