Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Country Roads of Scotland (Summer 2020)

From the great capital of Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands and Skye, you'll travel through 8,000 years of history and become immersed in Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 18 Apr 20
      • 26 Apr 20
      • $3,925

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,533 for this departure

      • 25 Apr 20
      • 3 May 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 2 May 20
      • 10 May 20
      • $3,995

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 9 May 20
      • 17 May 20
      • $3,995

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 16 May 20
      • 24 May 20
      • $3,995
      • 23 May 20
      • 31 May 20
      • $3,995
      • 30 May 20
      • 7 Jun 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

    • Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 6 Jun 20
      • 14 Jun 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 13 Jun 20
      • 21 Jun 20
      • $4,050
      • 15 Jun 20
      • 23 Jun 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 20 Jun 20
      • 28 Jun 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 27 Jun 20
      • 5 Jul 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 29 Jun 20
      • 7 Jul 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 4 Jul 20
      • 12 Jul 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

      • 11 Jul 20
      • 19 Jul 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

      • 13 Jul 20
      • 21 Jul 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

      • 18 Jul 20
      • 26 Jul 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

      • 25 Jul 20
      • 2 Aug 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

      • 27 Jul 20
      • 4 Aug 20
      • $4,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,686 for this departure

    • Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,776 for this departure

      • 3 Aug 20
      • 11 Aug 20
      • $4,195
      • 8 Aug 20
      • 16 Aug 20
      • $4,450
      • 10 Aug 20
      • 18 Aug 20
      • $4,450
      • 15 Aug 20
      • 23 Aug 20
      • $4,450
      • 17 Aug 20
      • 25 Aug 20
      • $4,450
      • 22 Aug 20
      • 30 Aug 20
      • $4,450
      • 24 Aug 20
      • 1 Sep 20
      • $4,450
      • 29 Aug 20
      • 6 Sep 20
      • $4,450
      • 5 Sep 20
      • 13 Sep 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 7 Sep 20
      • 15 Sep 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 12 Sep 20
      • 20 Sep 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 19 Sep 20
      • 27 Sep 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 21 Sep 20
      • 29 Sep 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 26 Sep 20
      • 4 Oct 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 28 Sep 20
      • 6 Oct 20
      • $3,925

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,533 for this departure

      • 3 Oct 20
      • 11 Oct 20
      • $3,925

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,533 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Edinburgh.

    Welcome to Scotland - land of legends and romance, from the great cultural cities in the south, to the dramatic mountains and misty lochs of the Highlands. On arrival at Edinburgh airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00 and 13:00. Then the rest of the day is yours to relax before joining your Travel Director at 17:30 for a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant. On select departures, you will also attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo — a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Edinburgh, The Capital of Culture.

    Join a Local Expert to see the highlights of the city. Drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial, then wander the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Georgian facades. In the Old Town, visit Edinburgh Castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the Honours of Scotland. At the bottom of the Royal Mile stands the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen. The rest of the day is at leisure; why not visit the art treasures in the National Gallery?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - To St. Andrews and the Highland Capital of Inverness.

    Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and journey to St. Andrews, passing the Old Course, home of golf since its creation in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore. Perhaps stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous 'Chariots of Fire' scene was filmed? Alternately, wander to St. Andrews University where the love story of Kate Middleton meeting her Prince Charming began. Cross the Tay and journey to the charming Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, famous for its salmon run. Continue via Blair Atholl and pass the Grampian Mountains on the way to the sparkling Spey Valley. Stop at Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, one of the only occupied castles in Scotland, inhabited by the same family since the 16th century. As guests of the castle you will be treated to an authentic Farm-to-Table experience, in the tradition of a Scottish Tea and Scones. Continue to Inverness, where your luxury hotel is set within four acres of manicured grounds offering the very best in Highland hospitality.(Breakfast / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)

     

    Day 4 - Culloden, Loch Ness and on to Thurso.

    See Culloden Moor in the morning, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army was crushed in 1746. Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre before continuing along the shores of Loch Ness. Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary monster! Next, follow the rugged coast north to the fishing port of Wick. Pause at the Old Pulteney Distillery to taste a wee dram of whisky and learn about the production of this national drink.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 5 - A Day in the Orkney Islands.

    Start the day by driving to the most northern point of the British mainland, John O’Groats. Board the ferry to the beautiful Orkney Islands where the countryside is breathtakingly majestic and the tranquility supports a quieter pace of life. Here the hardy locals say they live ‘below the wind and above the water.’ Your Local Expert accompanies you as you visit the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, the mysterious Ring of Brodgar, Kirkwall and the small chapel built by Italian prisoners during World War II.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 6 - Over the Sea to Skye.

    Travel through stunning, pristine landscapes along the northern coast with its white sandy beaches, and further inland to misty valleys and glens, lochs and rushing waters. Then it’s ‘Over the Sea to Skye,’ the largest and most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. On the way to Broadford, hear romantic tales of how young Flora MacDonald helped rescue Bonnie Prince Charlie and see the dramatic Cuillin Hills.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 7 - Through the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe.

    Explore this wild and beautiful island on your own, before crossing to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Stop for a photo at remote Eilean Donan Castle, which under a clear sky offers a perfect reflection in its loch. Move on to the WWII Commando Memorial where there is a fine view of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. You'll enjoy more spectacular scenery en route to the Valley of Glencoe, its dramatic peaks still echoing with the ghastly cries of massacred clansmen. In the evening, enjoy market-fresh Scottish ingredients and wine as you get together with your newfound friends for a sumptuous Celebration Dinner. Don't be surprised if, by the end of the evening, you're 'Toasting to the Lassies' or singing 'Auld Lang Syne'.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 8 - Along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond to Glasgow.

    Spend time around peaceful Loch Lomond, ‘Queen of Scottish Lochs’ according to Sir Walter Scott and the largest in Great Britain. Perhaps experience the beauty and tranquillity of the loch with an optional cruise before continuing to Glasgow? An orientation drive through the city will show you the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo’s Cathedral. Then the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore as you wish.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 9 - Depart Glasgow.

    Your travels come to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Glasgow airport at 06:30 and 09:00.(Breakfast)

     

    Country Roads of Scotland (Summer 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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