I have come to expect excellence from Odysseys Unlimited and have never been disappointed.
Michael E. Leahy Oak Lawn, IL
We have been to many, many places all over the world, with many different tour companies. None of them compare to the Odysseys Unlimited small group experience.
Nancy & William Sondervan Sherrills Ford, NC
The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.
Bill Jones Vancouver, WA
All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.
Susan & Paul Krupp Georgetown, TX
Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.
Barbara Schoetzau New York, NY
Very early in the tour we saw we got much more for our dollar than anything we could have put together ourselves. The value exceeded our expectations.
Tara Malmberg Quitman, TX
Good value for $ — accommodations, food, guide, itinerary, and [small] size of group. Have traveled with other tour groups ... and like you best.
Jean Hall Prairie Village, KS
We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.
Roger Soder Seattle, WA
The combination of excellent hotels with a small group is the way I like to travel. I would highly recommend Odysseys to everyone I know.
Patricia Joyce Peoria, AZ
We love the small group experience.
Dave & Alice Wilson Williamstown, MA
Odysseys is the best company we have traveled with. You have first-rate tours at affordable prices, with great itineraries, excellent guides, and outstanding accommodations.
Jane & Ronald Decker Chicago, IL
Odysseys tours are just right for us: great value, nice group size, complete trips, sufficient free time.
Laurin & Phyllis LeTart Shepherdstown, WV
This trip far exceeded our expectations: the small group size, the quality of the tour director (the best we’ve ever had), the ability to have dinners on our own, the lower cost without a significant reduction in the quality of the accommodations.
Barry & Bobbi Rosner Somerset, NJ
I thought I would not like traveling in a group but I was wrong! [Our tour director] was so good at making the group seem as one that it turned out to be the best part of the trip.
Donna Stevenson Dublin, OH
It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.
Trish Merrill & Mac White Austin, TX
This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.
Merle Frank Miami, FL
Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.
Ken & Carolyn Helm Newburgh, IN
Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!
Ronni Goldberg New York, NY
Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.
Harvey Wine Dallas, TX
I like the small size of Odysseys tours. [You] have excellent Tour Directors, great itineraries and spend more time in areas than some of the other tour companies.
Lynn Bafaloukos Glendale, AZ
Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!
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.