Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures and elusive monsters, quiet fairways and boisterous bagpipes—this undiscovered tour of Scotland is a study in stark contrasts among the most beautiful of classrooms. Hitting the highpoints of the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond, ferry to the dramatic Isle of Skye, and even drive a golf ball at the legendary St. Andrews Golf Practice Centre. More lush landscapes await as you search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness, stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films, and swoon over the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle nestled on a tidal island and featured in numerous films. If green means go, you have the go-ahead to pack your tams, tartans, and knickers for vibrant and verdant Scotland.How about a dip in the Thames before you cross the pond? Add a 3-day Monograms vacation to London to your tour of Scotland and let an express train whisk you from Edinburgh to the palaces, pubs, and pints that await. Raise a glass to guided sightseeing and ample time on your own for personal pursuits.
Location: Arrive In Glasgow, Scotland
Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Location: Glasgow. Excursion To Loch Lomond & Stirling
LOCH LOMOND LF Scenic cruise on the lake.GLENGOYNE LF Guided tour of a whisky distillery.STIRLING Visit Stirling Castle.GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. 81 mi / 131 km
Location: Glasgow–Fort William–Glenfinnan–Isle Of Skye–Inverness
Scenic drive through Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.GLENFINNAN See the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct.ISLE OF SKYE Scenic drive across the Inner Hebridean island.EILEAN DONAN Drive past a picturesque castle on a small tidal island.LOCH NESS Stop at the lake.INVERNESS Free time the remainder of the day. 269 mi / 434 km
Location: Inverness–Culloden Moor–Tomintoul–Aberdeen
CULLODEN MOOR Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center.Scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park.TOMINTOUL Stop at the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. 111 mi / 178 km
Location: Aberdeen–St. Andrews–Edinburgh
SCONE PALACE Have a coffee with shortbread and take a guided visit to the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home.ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and LF practice on the golf range. 172 mi / 277 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Edinburgh with a Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Welcome to the Monograms portion of your vacation. Travel from Edinburgh to London, England by express train (first class). Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past London’s famous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank and visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays).
Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts have many recommendations.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Prices for sole occupancy are available on request
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