2025 : Scottish Isles & Glens

13 Days/12 Nights

Explore Scotland's coasts and islands

Head a little off the beaten path on this tour of Scotland's rugged Highlands, coastal byways, and the archaeological treasures on Orkney and the Isle of Skye.

Trip Highlights:

  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Isle of Skye
  • Orkney Islands
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Skara Brae
  • Mount Stuart House and Gardens
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Hotels:

  • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel
  • Balmacara Hotel
  • Gairloch Hotel
  • Ayre Hotel
  • Columba Hotel
  • Crieff Hydro Hotel
  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel
  • Call (800) 733-5524 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503605

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowGlasgow Arrival : Your tour departs at 2:30 PM from your Glasgow hotel. Enjoy a tour around the city famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. A prosperous port city due to international trade and shipbuilding, today Glasgow is Scotland's cultural hub. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and dinner at your hotel. (D)
    Day 2GlasgowIsle of Bute - Mount Stuart House : Take a ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy a free evening in Glasgow and dine independently. (B)
    Day 3Kyle of LochalshLoch Lomond - Eilean Donan Castle : Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland's most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and visit romantic Eilean Donan Castle, spectacularly situated on an island at the meeting of three lochs. (B, D)
    Day 4Kyle of LochalshIsle of Skye - Dunvegan Castle - Portree : Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Enjoy photo opportunities including stunning Kilt Rock. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 5UllapoolInverewe Gardens - Ullapool : Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port, and check in to your hotel near the harbor. (B, D)
    Day 6KirkwallDunrobin Castle - Ferry to Orkney : Visit grand Dunrobin Castle, in a fairytale setting with breathtaking coastal views. With 189 rooms, the stunning architecture and majestic gardens were inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Admire the amazing scenery of the Highlands as you continue on to Gill's Bay on the northern coast of Scotland. Take a ferry to the Orkney Islands, where you will spend the next two nights. (B)
    Day 7KirkwallOrkney Sights - Ring of Brodgar - Skara Brae - St Magnus Cathedral : Today is an Orcadian adventure, visiting the heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a scenic drive around the north of the main island, past the Earl's Palace at Birsay. Visit Skara Brae to see this amazing 5,000-year-old village. Enjoy free time for lunch in the port town of Stromness. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a ceremonial stone circle. Return to Kirkwall for a visit to St Magnus Cathedral. Your evening is free to explore the town and dine as you wish. (B)
    Day 8InvernessItalian Chapel - Inverness : Drive across the Churchill Barriers, causeways created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next explore the tiny Italian Chapel, a beautiful symbol of reconciliation built by Italian prisoners of war. Board a ferry back to the mainland and travel south to Inverness. Enjoy some time to explore this small city, known as the capital of the Highlands, before dining at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 9InvernessUrquhart Castle - Loch Ness Cruise - Sheepdog Demonstration : Keep your camera handy as you visit the dramatic, picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, dating back to the 13th century. Then take a tranquil cruise on Loch Ness to admire the scenery. Next visit a sheep farm to watch highly skilled sheepdogs demonstrate how they herd their flock. Dine at your hotel this evening. (B, D)
    Day 10EdinburghWhisky Tasting - Scottish Evening* : Visit The Glenturret Distillery, Scotland's oldest working distillery, to discover the traditional art of whisky-making and enjoy a tasting. Set in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, the Glenturret has been producing whisky since the 1700s. Proceed to Edinburgh and your hotel in the Grassmarket area of the old town. Enjoy some free time before enjoying a festive Scottish evening with lively traditional entertainment over dinner. (July 27 - August 12 departures will enjoy an evening free to explore and dine independently.) (B, D*)
    Day 11EdinburghEdinburgh Panoramic Tour - Edinburgh Castle : Discover Edinburgh's highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian 'New Town' and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy an evening free to explore independently. July 27 - August 12 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
    Day 12EdinburghIndependent Sightseeing in Edinburgh : Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing using the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus voucher. (B)
    Day 13EdinburghTour Ends In Edinburgh : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/05/2025$4,295.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    04/26/2025$4,295.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    05/05/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    05/19/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    05/31/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    06/02/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    06/23/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    07/26/2025$5,395.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    08/04/2025$5,395.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    08/11/2025$5,395.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    08/30/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    09/01/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    09/08/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    09/27/2025$4,795.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    10/04/2025$4,545.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    10/13/2025$4,995.00* (USD) / 13 Days from Glasgow to EdinburghQuote
    Lodging
    Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel
    Balmacara Hotel
    Gairloch Hotel
    Ayre Hotel
    Columba Hotel
    Crieff Hydro Hotel
    Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel

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    • 2025 : Scottish Isles & Glens

      From $4,295.00 (USD)

      Explore Scotland's coasts and islandsHead a little off the beaten path on this tour of Scotland's rugged Highlands, coastal byways, and the archaeological treasures on Orkney and the Isle of Skye.

     
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