Discover Scotland’s Stunning Highlands and Islands
Posted October 24, 2019
From the Isle of Skye and dramatic waterfalls of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to storied castles and battlegrounds, our Scotland: Highlands and Islands tour will surprise you with its arresting landscapes, colorful history, and culturally rich cities. Priced from $4,396 (air & land inclusive), the 12-day Scotland: Highlands and Islands takes us on a tour of this northernmost region of the United Kingdom.
begin in Glasgow, where we glimpse the city’s impressive Victorian-era
our time in Glasgow, we also enjoy a private guided tour of Pollok House, which
houses the UK’s greatest collection of Spanish art; and pay a visit to the
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum …
is home to a number of renowned pieces of art, including Salvador Dalí’s
“Christ of St. John of the Cross,” and an impressive collection of arms and
armaments – a testament to Scotland’s rich battle history.
After Day 3’s quick course in Scottish history at Kelvingrove, Days 4-6 provide us the opportunity to visit some of the regions most storied fortresses – among them the ruins of Castle Urquhart, dating to at least the 13th century.
visit to hallowed Culloden Moor, site of the last battle of the Jacobite Rising
in 1746, counts as another tour highlight.
no tour of Scotland would be complete without a boat ride through Loch Ness,
known the world over for the otherworldly creature alleged to live deep in its
portion of the tour also brings us in view of some of Scotland’s most arresting
landscapes, including Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and
Glencoe’s deep valleys flanked by steep-sided mountains, rushing rivers, and
dramatic waterfalls …
latter half of our tour puts us back in touch with more recent achievements in Scotland’s
impressive built environment. Our visit to the striking Dunrobin Castle &
Gardens stands out as a highlight.
Our time at Dunrobin also includes a
falconry demonstration on Day 7.
And we enjoy a herding dog demonstration in Kincraig on Day 8 – during which time we get the opportunity to meet some of Scotland’s border collies-in-training.
We also see some working border collies in action …
Our trip concludes with visits to two
of Scotland’s most historic cities – medieval seaside St. Andrews, home of
golf, and Edinburgh …
Select departures also enjoy reserved seating at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, set against the evocative backdrop of the flood-lit Edinburgh Castle.
our final day wraps up in “Royal” fashion for all – with touring of Holyrood,
official residence of the Queen when in Scotland.
A truly varied tour of a singular place, Scotland: Highlands and Islands takes us from loch to loch, glen to glen, and city to city. We hope to have you join us in Scotland in 2020.