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Highlights of Scotland

  • Highlights of Scotland

Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country's natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park. In between, you'll have the opportunity to try traditional Scottish fare (yes, we're talking about haggis!) and learn about how whisky is made with a tour and tasting. It's the best way to satiate your inner history and whisky aficionado, in equal measure. G-Adventures » code: 25019 » id: 37193

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  • United Kingdom
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow City
  • Europe
  • British Isles

Day 1 Edinburgh


We recommend arriving a few days early to explore Scotland's compact, hilly capital. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2 Edinburgh/Inverness (1B)


Enjoy an orientation walk of Edinburgh ending in the heart of the city, Royal Mile road. Opt to visit Edinburgh Castle, or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, hop on the train to the Highlands. Included Activities: Edinburgh Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (3.75 hour(s), 275km)


Day 3 Inverness (1B)


Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland. Explore the legend of Loch Ness and learn about the history of the mysterious lake creature. Drive alongside the famous lake ending with a visit to Urquhart Castle, or opt to experience the infamous "loch" by boat. In the afternoon, visit Culloden Moor, famous for the Jacobite rising of 1745. Continue to Cairngorms National Park and enjoy a CEO-led hike in Glemore Forest ending in Loch Morlich Beach. Opt to go kayaking or canoeing or to visit a reindeer farm with a ranger. Return to Inverness for the evening. Included Activities: Loch Ness Drive & Urquhart Castle Visit Culloden Moor Visit Glenmore Forest HIke Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)


Day 4 Inverness/Fort William (1B, 1D)


Discover the beautiful Isle of Skye. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Isle, stopping at the iconic Eilean Castle en route. Once on the Isle, visit Sligachan, where you can spot the Black Cullin mountains in the background. Head out on a CEO-led waterfall hike. In the afternoon, enjoy a whisky tour and tasting before ending the day in Fort William. Included Activities: Eilean Donan Castle Sligachan Waterfall Walk Talisker Whisky Distillery Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours)


Day 5 Fort William (1B, 1D)


Visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by Harry Potter. Settle back at the viewpoint in time to see the Jacobite Steam train cross over the viaduct. Afterwards, stretch your legs with a forest walk in Ben Nevis. Continue on to explore Glencoe and learn about this key valley and it's importance in Scotland's history. Included Activities: Glenfinnan Viaduct Viewpoint Ben Nevis Forest Walk Glencoe Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)


Day 6 Fort William/Glasgow City (1B)


Head south towards Glasgow. Enjoy some free time to explore Scotland largest city. Take time to explore this port city by visiting its museums, joining a brewery tour or jumping on a bike tour of the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 202km)


Day 7 Glasgow City (1B)


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Edinburgh Orientation Walk. Loch Ness Drive & Urquhart Castle Visit. Culloden Moor Visit. Glenmore Forest Hike. Eilean Donan Castle Visit. Sligachan Waterfall Walk. Talisker Whisky Distillery Tour. Glenfinnan Viaduct Viewpoint. Ben Nevis Forest Walk. Glencoe Visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. On truck trips in Africa, aboard the M/S Expedition or our Galapagos yachts, while trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.


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Follow the historic Jacobite rising in Inverness, Learn about whisky-making with tasting and guided tour, Opt to kayak among beautiful Scottish landscapes in Cairngorms National Park, Catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the British Isles — Ben Nevis, See the viaduct in Glenfinnan made famous by Harry Potter, Uncover the legend of Loch Ness
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