THE HEART OF SCOTLAND

HEART OF SCOTLAND

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Key features for GTOs

⌚ Duration: recommended 5 days +

📷 Visiting: Scotland

🦋 Theme(s): general sightseeing, history

😴 Accommodation: 3/4 star hotel

✔️ Includes: all entrance fees

📢 Tour guide: recommended

📌Start/end: optional (UK-wide)

⚙️ Customisable: fully

📲 Planning integrations: app, pdf, print

Highlights

  • Central Scotland's stunning landscapes
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Balmoral & Royal Deeside
  • Whisky tasting & tour of distillery
  • Dundee & the V&A
  • Perth & the Palace of Scone

Get in touch

  • Give us a call

    Call our UK office  on +44(0)191 500 95 71 to see how we can help


    Email us

    Email [email protected] with your query and your details


    Enquire online

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Day 1 Stirling Castle & The Trossachs forests

Either use this day for travelling or, if already nearby, why not travel with your group to the picturesque Trossachs forests & through Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Discover forested hills, stunning mountains and beautiful lochs during your journey. In the afternoon visit the stronghold of Stirling Castle & learn about the Wars of Independence, William Wallace & Robert the Bruce that shaped the history of Scotland...

Day 2 Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle & Speyside Whisky Trail

Start the day with a scenic drive though the breathtakingly beautiful Cairngorms National Park with views from the Cairnwell Pass and passing Braemar, home to the iconic annual Highland Games Gathering. Visit Balmoral Castle and Estate, romantic highland summer retreat of the Royal Family since the time of Queen Victoria. Continue your journey to the Speyside to taste some of Scotland’s famous “elixir of life” in one of the smallest distilleries around.

Day 3 Surprise yourself: Dundee & the V&A

By complete contrast explore some of Scotland’s industrial past with a visit to the vibrant coastal city of Dundee, formerly famous for its three Js of jam, jute and journalism and today home to the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum, Scotland’s design museum. Marvel at the RRS Discovery, built in 1901 for Captain Scott’s first voyage to the Antarctic.

Day 4 Perthshire & Palace of Scone

Travel south today through Perthshire and enjoy a visit to the Palace of Scone, world famous crowning place of the Kings of Scots including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce. Enjoy a ramble through the palace grounds before heading west for a detour past the stunning Loch Tay, once home to ancient settlers and stop at the picturesque village of Killin and its spectacular series of rapids, the Falls of Dochart.

Day 5 Depart at leisure

After a hearty breakfast, depart at leisure - speak to us to create a small highlight on your journey home - or another accommodation night half-way?

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SCOTTISH HIGHLAND HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND HIGHLIGHTS

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Key features for GTOs

⌚ Duration: recommended 8 days +

📷 Visiting: Scotland

🦋 Theme(s): general sightseeing

😴 Accommodation: 3 star hotel(s)

✔️ Includes: all entrance fees

📢 Tour guide: recommended for city tours

📌Start/end: optional (UK-wide)

⚙️ Customisable: fully

📲 Planning integrations: app, pdf, print

Highlights

  • Private city tour of Glasgow
  • Stunning scenery in the Western Highlands
  • Whisky tasting & guided tour
  • Jacobite steam train journey
  • Explore the Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness & Nessie
  • Sheep dog demonstration
  • Story of the Jacobites & visit to Cullodon Battlefield
  • Private city tour of Edinburgh

Get in touch

  • Give us a call

    Call our UK office  on +44(0)191 500 95 71 to see how we can help


    Email us

    Email [email protected] with your query and your details


    Enquire online

    You can alternatively leave us a message using our contact form here

Day 1 Glasgow – Perfect Mix of Old & New

Tour the highlights of Glasgow and discover its unique history & character!

Day 2 Castles & Whisky – Scotland says hello!

Drive along the famous Loch Lomond and visit Inveraray Castle,home of the 12th Duke of Argyll & film location for Downton Abbey. Later, in Oban, visit Oban Distillery, learn about whisky production and savour a sample of the finished product.

Day 3 The most scenic landscapes by rail

Discover the beautiful & historically important shores of Loch Linnhe to Fort William. Board the spectacular Jacobite steam train, featured in the Harry Potter movies, to Mallaig and, on the journey, pass the famous Glenfinnan Memorial. Embark on a short ferry ride to the spectacular Isle of Skye - watch out for potential basking shark sightings during your crossing.

Day 4 Isle of Skye

Explore the Isle of Skye and its Bonnie Prince Charlie connections. Discover Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years. View priceless family heirlooms and stroll through formal gardens. Explore the scenery that inspired countless myths and legends.

Day 5 Botanical highlight in the Highlands…

Take a panoramic drive through the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of trees and shrubs was created from 50 acres of bleak headland in 1862. The varied plantings thrive due to the warmth of the Gulf Stream.

Day 6 Jacobites…and a monster…

Keep your camera handy as you cruise on Loch Ness to visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest castles which was destroyed in Jacobite wars. Head to Culloden Battlefield to tour the Visitor Centre, where, on April 16, 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Stop for photos at Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial place with a circle of standing stones that inspired the “Outlander” books.

Day 7 Sheep dogs…

Travel through the picturesque Cairngorms National Park past Scotland’s ski resort of Aviemore to Kingussie for a demonstration of Scottish sheepdogs… Continue over the spectacular Forth Bridge into Edinburgh.

Day 8 Scotland’s capital: Edinburgh

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, comparing the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city.

Day 9 Depart at leisure

After a hearty breakfast, depart at leisure - speak to us to create a small highlight on your journey home or why not add a day/night in Yorkshire to break your journey?

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WALES – LAND OF THE DRAGON

WALES - LAND OF THE DRAGON

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Key features for GTOs

⌚ Duration: recommended 6 days +

📷 Visiting: Wales, North West England

🦋 Theme(s): general sightseeing

😴 Accommodation: 3/4 star hotel(s)

✔️ Includes: all entrance fees

📢 Tour guide: recommended

📌Start/end: Cardiff/Chester

⚙️ Customisable: fully

📲 Planning integrations: app, pdf, print

Highlights

  • Stunning landscapes of Wales
  • Glenydwr Vineyard incl. lunch, wine tasting, & tour
  • Private city tours of Cardiff & Chester
  • Mount Snowdon Railway journey to summit of Mount Snowdon
  • Light lunch & canal boat journey over Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Isle of Anglesey

Get in touch

  • Give us a call

    Call our UK office  on +44(0)191 500 95 71 to see how we can help


    Email us

    Email [email protected] with your query and your details


    Enquire online

    You can alternatively leave us a message using our contact form here

Day 1 The Welsh Capital: Cardiff

Begin your adventures of Wales with a tour of the nation’s capital city, Cardiff, before heading to Glyndwr, the oldest vineyard in Wales. Enjoy a talk & tour as well as a sample of some of their fine wines before a relaxed lunch in the grounds.

Day 2 In the valleys...

Journey into the Southern Welsh Valleys, home to the National Coal Mining Museum ‘Big Pit’ – here you descend a real mine and learn more about how coal mining it shaped an entire nation. Continue into the scenic Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey, one of Britain’s most important monastic ruins. Return back to Cardiff via Caerleon, a small town which marks the site of one of only three permanent Roman Legionary fortresses across Britain – maybe even the home of King Arthur’s Camelot…

Day 3 Northwards - along the coast

With glorious beaches, a warm atmosphere and fine Victorian houses painted in sugared almond colours, Tenby in Pembrokeshire is one of our prettiest and cosiest seaside towns. Enjoy a quick stop-off here before continuing through Aberystwyth towards Snowdonia National Park.

Day 4 Snowdonia - the peak of it all

Enjoy a relaxing day in Snowdonia National Park with a dramatic rail journey to Wales’ highest point on Mount Snowdon. At 3,560ft you are truly on “the rooftop of Wales” and enjoy, weather permitting, spectacular views.

Day 5 Isle of Anglesey

Discover the world of coastal Wales and explore the Isle of Anglesey, rich in history thanks to its Viking, Celtic and Medieval settlers. Soak in the leisurely drive along the coastline, dotted with stunning views, quaint towns and golden beaches. See Beaumaris Castle, King Edward I’s last and largest - and still unfinished. Marvel at the 1826-constructed Menai Bride and then, head to the little village that’s known for its impossibly long name and quirky souvenirs…

Day 6 UNESCO World Heritage in Llangollen

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the quaint town of Llangollen - stroll along the Victoria Promenade, enjoy the Riverside Park or watch the river tumble down beneath the bridge. In the afternoon, experience a fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct canal boat trip on a motorised boat, taking you along a five mile stretch of the Llangollen Canal which runs along the picturesque Dee Valley. Your 2 hour trip includes a crossing of the world famous aqueduct, also known as the ‘Stream in the Sky’, as well as a light lunch onboard.

Day 7 A short visit to Chester before departure

Before travelling home, why not explore the historic city of Chester which has the most complete city walls and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. There is a 1,000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows to discover. After, depart at leisure.

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