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Welcome to Scotland. On arrival at Edinburgh airport, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. Discover the Georgian period New Town, the Old Town and the Royal Mile on your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour. Journey through the cobblestone streets and courtyards to take in the main sights of this wonderful city. Your experience includes entrances fees to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and Royal Yacht Britannia. There are more than ten other stops along the route and a host of other famous sights to see.

Sample Hotel

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Highlights

Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia

Hidden below Edinburgh’s South Bridge is a haunting labyrinth of chambers with a history of torture, body snatching, and wicked murder. Only for those with nerves of steel, join a local specialist and you’ll be led by torchlight through vaults that are rumoured to be amongst Edinburgh’s most haunted. This evening glimpse into an unnerving and shocking history as you’re taken through the Blair Street Underground Vaults and then onto a true ghost tour of Canongate graveyard.

Sample Hotel

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Edinburgh’s Underground Vaults

Pick up your car rental at Hertz’ Edinburgh Downtown depot. Embark on your journey north, towards Cairngorms National Park. Climb aboard your 4x4 with your Local Specialist & Safari Ranger and get close to nature in the heart of the Highlands. Watch out for the majestic red deer, the famous grouse and the soaring golden eagle as you travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks. At your leisure, continue through Cairngorms National Park to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Sample Hotel

Kingsmills Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cairngorms National Park, Inverness, Scottish Highlands

Explore Inverness, the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, at your leisure. The city’s Old Town features the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, an Old High Church and indoor Victorian Market. 

Sample Hotel

Kingsmills Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Inverness Cathedral, Victorian Market

Travel to the beautiful Isle of Skye. Why not stop and discover the mystical Eilean Donan Castle, surrounded by majestic scenery. The castle is one of the most iconic and well recognized in all of Scotland.

Sample Hotel

Duisdale House Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle

Spend the day exploring the wilds of the island. Take in the snow-tipped peaks of the Cuillin Mountain in the morning, followed by a stroll through the quaint shopping street in Portree. Round off your day cozying up with a cup of something warm in a local pub.

Sample Hotel

Duisdale House Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cuillin Mountain, Portree

Travel along the banks of Loch Ness where you’ll see ancient ruins and diverse scenery. Keep your eyes peeled on your Loch Ness cruise, who knows, you may even spot the famous monster, Nessie! Continue through stunning Glencoe and the majestic backdrop of Ben Nevis.

Sample Hotel

The Moorings Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Glencoe, Loch Ness

Before reaching Scotland’s largest city Glasgow, take in the spectacular Loch Lomond situated in Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the largest body of fresh water in the British Isles and the jewel in Scotland's first national park.

Sample Hotel

Maldron Hotel Glasgow

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park

Enjoy all the best of Glasgow’s food scene on your walking food tour of the city. You will get the chance to taste locally sourced food and beverages and see why so many people love to visit this immersive city. With happy tummies, head to Argyle Street, Glasgow’s hotspot for shoppers.

Sample Hotel

Maldron Hotel Glasgow

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Argyle Street

This morning you will be picked up by your private driver and transferred to Glasgow airport for your departure flight.

Meals

Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations

The hotels as featured above are included in this sample package price. You can customize your accommodations by choosing from our hand-selected B&Bs, castles, manors and hotels; prices may vary.

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The sightseeing highlights featured above are included in this sample package price. You can customize and pre-arrange your sightseeing experiences and city tours at each stop; prices may vary.

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $1769 , mid $2566  and high $2773 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20

^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $2275, mid $3297 and high $3570 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598