Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • River Clyde
  • Bath
  • Hadrian's Wall
England and Scotland Heritage
See, Visit & Explore: Windsor, Bath, Gloucester, Chester, Liverpool, Lake District, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, York, Leeds and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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8 day tour from £795

Wednesdays
11 April to 3 October, 2018

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 795 per person
Children from £ 715 per child
Single room from £ 995 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 17 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£795-£1,125

The departure and return times shown are for guidance only. Please refer to your tour documentation for the confirmed times.

Product code: TT 00330

Tour Summary

Experience the best of Britain and great value on this fabulous tour

Take a look at Britain's past and present on this amazing tour. Explore vast Hadrianís Wall, Elizabethan Stratford-upon-Avon, the inspirational Lake District, Viking York and stately Edinburgh. All at a very special price!

Day 1: Make the short journey to Windsor to see the famous Castle then travel further west to explore Bath.

Day 2: The Roman city of Chester is the main focus today. Later drive to Liverpool on the River Mersey.

Day 3: Today travel to the picturesque Lake District and see Lake Windermere. Cross the Border into Scotland and drive to Glasgow.

Day 4: Drive along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond; stop in awesome Glen Coe and enjoy a scenic drive through the Scottish Highlands.

Day 5: Visit the pretty town of Pitlochry before spending time in St Andrews, the home of Golf.

Day 6: This morning enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh. Afternoon is at leisure. Selected departures will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Day 7: Explore Hadrianís Wall before spending quality time in York. Make the short drive to your hotel in Bradford.

Day 8: Today visit Shakespeareís birthplace Ė Stratford-upon-Avon before returning to London.

Tour features

  • Visit Windsor, Edinburgh and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Overnight accommodation: Gloucester (1); Liverpool (1); Glasgow (1); Scottish Highlands (1); Airth (Edinburgh) (2) and Bradford (1)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
London Ė Windsor Ė Gloucester
This morning visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the World. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen's novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Gloucester. Dinner

Overnight: Hatton Court Hotel, Gloucester (or similar)

Day Two
Gloucester Ė Chester Ė Liverpool
This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman walls, Cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ĎThe Rows'. Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod. Later arrive at your hotel.
Overnight: Ibis Centre Albert Dock, Liverpool (or similar)
Day Three
Liverpool Ė Lake District Ė Glasgow
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ĎDaffodils'. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe's liveliest cities.

Overnight: Ibis City Centre, Glasgow (or similar)

Day Four
Glasgow - Glen Coe - Scottish Highlands
See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glen Coe, Glen of the Weeping on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.
Overnight: Gaskmore Hotel, Laggan (or similar)
Day Five
Scottish Highlands Ė St. Andrews Ė Near Edinburgh
Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the River Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a Ďfish ladder' on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years.
Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?
Overnight: Airth Castle Hotel, Airth (Edinburgh) (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Six
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith.
During the Edinburgh Festival tickets to the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included.
Day Seven
Edinburgh Ė York Ė Bradford
Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian's Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. Finish the day in Bradford, where you dine tonight at your hotel.
Overnight: Holiday Inn, Bradford (or similar)
Day Eight
Bradford Ė Stratford-upon-Avon Ė London
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and visitor centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? Say goodbye to your Travel Director and new found friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of first class travel whilst enjoying amazing value then an Escorted Tour is just for you. All these tours are carefully researched and combine quality hotels, luxury travel, informative visits and leisure time. Youíll find our Escorted Tours to be memorable Ė for all the right reasons!
You will travel aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.  An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities youíll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights.
These tours are inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and many meals. Youíll have the chance to personalise your touring experience by participating in some carefully planned optional excursions. These are at additional expense and details will be provided with your tour documentation.
The group will stay together in first class or superior tourist class hotels. Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate youíll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities.
A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table díhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. 
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds.
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed.
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). 

Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twins are subject to availability.  
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on an Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, thereís always a lighter continental option available too. Youíll find that some evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whatís IncludedĒ list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach the United Kingdom then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach. 
How many people will be on the tour?
The number of people travelling on an Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 50 passengers. 
Are airport transfers included?
This tour will depart from a Central London departure point that can easily be reached by public transport. Airport transfers are not offered on this tour.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 8)
  • 3 table díhote dinners
  • City tour of Edinburgh
  • Orientation tour of Glasgow
  • Walking tour of York
  • Tickets are included
  • All baggage for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 1-15 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver and guide

Departure information

The tour departure time will be confirmed in your tour documentation.
from 79 York Rd, London SE1 7NJ
Returns: 19:00 hrs


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