Enthralling London & Edinburgh
Best of Scotland
Days : 8 | Nights : 7Edinburgh , Scotland, UK
Spend your Holiday touring the beautiful sprawling grasslands of Scotland and walking through the old streets and lanes of London with this unique 8 days Scotland package that promises a truly fun-filled vacation for the entire family.
The amazing Edinburgh tour takes you to the most prominent travel destinations across Britain and Scotland. While in Scotland, visit the beautiful Edinburgh castle which is a resounding testimony to the glorious empires that resided within the walls of the grand castle. The palace is an absolute spectacle nestled on top of a beautiful hill where you can breathe the fresh mountain air of the Scottish countryside. Down in the city, you can also visit the bustling marketplaces and warm up to the local people.
The Museum of Scotland tour gives you insight into the natural history of the country that has evolved through the ages.
The tour also takes you to London where you can visit the most famous British landmarks. Take a trip in the iconic hop in hop out buses that take you on a guided city tour to some of the most prominent monuments and landmarks. The Big Benis a beautiful work of art timepiece that stands tall in this beautiful city and tells that tale of the city glorious past.
Day 01: Arrival Edinburgh
Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Rest of the day free to explore Edinburgh on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: In Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel, today we proceed for a Morning Guided City Tour of Edinburgh with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. (Admission Included). In the afternoon we will proceed to Glasgow for a Guided Panoramic City Tour. In the evening return to Edinburgh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: In Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for Edinburgh Tour. Make your own way to the starting point of the tour which is Hanover Street. Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the top of a Edinburgh Tour Bus. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. See the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. The tour will highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel, Full Day Guided Tour of Loch Ness Tour. Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands, discover majestic Urquhart Castle and take a monster cruise on Loch Ness. We leave Edinburgh behind we head towards Stirling with its ancient castle then stop for morning coffee stop at Kilmahog. Next it's Rob Roy Country and dramatic Rannoch Moor before arriving at the Weeping Glen – Glen Coe, the infamous site of the 1692 Massacre of the resident Mac Donalds by Government troops of the Campbell Clan. After a short drive we arrive at Fort William which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. After lunch there is time for a photo stop at Spean Bridge before we enter the scenic beauty of the famous Great Glen, a landscape of soaring mountains and shimmering lochs. Our journey follows the route of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness and the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle. The Castle provides a superb vantage point to see the deepest part of the loch. Here you can enjoy an optional visit to the castle and take a short cruise on the loch. On our homeward journey, we pass by Inverness then enter the wild beauty of the Cairngorm National Park. Our descent through the Grampian Mountains takes us into scenic Perthshire. We'll stop for refreshments in the heart of "Big Tree Country”. The last part of our tour takes us through the ancient Kingdom of Fife to the famous Forth Rail Bridge and the conclusion of our tour in Edinburgh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel. Full Day Guided Tour of Highland Glens, Castles and Whiskey Tour – we start the tour and make our way to the Kingdom of Fife and our first stop of the day at Dunfermline Abbey and Palace. The great abbey of Dunfermline (optional) was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the foundations of the original building lie under the stunning 12th century Romanesque style nave. The Abbey Church is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens including the great freedom fighter Robert the Bruce. We continue our tour through beautiful Glen Devon and pass the famous Gleneagles Hotel, the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The attractive spa town of Crieff is the location of quaint Glenturret Malt Whiskey Distillery (optional), the home of the Famous Grouse. You can get a behind the- scenes tour of the distillery with an opportunity for a tasting and visit to the shop, a must for any whiskey connoisseur.
Select a tasty dish from the lunch menu in the restaurant or take a stroll in the distillery’s extensive grounds. Next we venture into the Highlands taking the picturesque route through the "Sma Glen” and Strathbaan. Here the scenery takes on a rugged splendor, which is a fine introduction to the Highlands of Scotland. The picturesque villages of Dunkeld and Birnam are set on opposite banks of the River Tay in the heart of Highland Perthshire and make a very pleasant stop. There’s an opportunity for a gentle stroll when we stop at The Hermitage, an impressive wooded gorge. A pleasant walk will reward us with views an 18th Century folly overlooking the dramatic Falls of Black Linn. After our leisurely stroll we head southwards and travel through the undulating hills towards Perth and then through the Kingdom of Fife. Watch out for Loch Leven, forever linked to the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Enjoy fine views of the Firth of Forth and the Forth Bridges when we make our last stop of the day in pretty South Queensferry. It’s a short drive back to Edinburgh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Edinburgh – St Andrews – Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel, We leave Edinburgh we travel across the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife. Our scenic coastal route takes us round the East Neuk of Fife, calling at Anstruther, a fishing village, also famous for the best “Fish & Chips” in Scotland. When we arrive in St. Andrews you have three hours at leisure to explore the town, from the ruins of the 13th Century Castle to Scotland's Oldest University. St. Andrews is renowned as the Home of Golf, with four courses including the world famous Old Course and the British Golf Museum, which is well worth a visit. After we have enjoyed ourselves in this fascinating town, we make our way to South Queensferry. This small town dates back to the 13th century. Here you will view the famous bridges and can marvel at the great engineering feat of the Forth Rail Bridge, the largest cantilever bridge in the world. Later return to Edinburgh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel, Day free at leisure to explore Edinburgh or surrounding areas, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Edinburgh
Breakfast at Hotel. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Edinburgh Airport or Train Station for your onward journey. (Private Transfer).
Days : 8 | Nights : 7