Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


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Rockin' Britain
See, Visit & Explore: London, St Paulís Cathedral, Tower of London, Stratford-upon- Avon, Liverpool, Lake District, Gretna Green, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond and Glasgow

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8 day tour from £1560

Fridays
6 April, 2018
18 May, 2018
1, 8, 22 & 29 June, 2018
13 & 27 July, 2018
17 & 24 August, 2018
7 & 28 September, 2018
5 & 19 October, 2018

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 1560 per person
Children from £ 1404 per child
Single room from £ 2102 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 8 to 18 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 8 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£1,560 - £2,593

Product code: CIE 00773

Tour Summary

This relaxing one way journey from London to Scotland visits many of Britainís must-see sights.

Thereís time to explore London, Edinburgh and Glasgow plus the scenic beauty of Englandís famed Lake District and the Scottish Highlands.

Day 1: Arrival in London. Afternoon panoramic tour of London.

Day 2: Take in more sights of London by open-top bus. Choose to visit either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace.

Day 3: Tour through the Cotswolds to reach the Beatles city of Liverpool.

Day 4: Explore the beautiful Lake District then cross the border into Scotland. Drive to Edinburgh and attend a lively Scottish show.

Day 5: Morning City Tour of Edinburgh then free time for shopping. Selected departures will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Day 6: Visit Scone Palace then tour through the picturesque Scottish Highlands to reach Inverness.

Day 7: Drive along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness then visit awesome Glen Coe. Enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond before arriving at your hotel.

Day 8: Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfer available.

Tour features:

  • Visit The Tower of London, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands
  • Overnight accommodation: London (2); Liverpool (1); Uphall (Edinburgh) (2); Inverness (1) and Glasgow (1)
  • Depart from London and return to Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
London Arrival & City Tour
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Along the way your guide will highlight some of London's rock-and-roll history. In the evening meet your tour director to discuss your trip over a welcome drink and dine in your hotel.
Overnight: Park Plaza Hotel, Riverbank, London (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Two
Tower of London & City Sights
Today you can schedule your own London sightseeing when you take an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently.
Day Three
London - The Cotswolds - Liverpool
Drive through the Cotswolds, a delightful hilly region with mellow-hued stone houses. Enjoy a traditional pub lunch then continue to Liverpool where a local guide will show you around places associated with various aspects of the lives of the "Fab Four.Ē Check in to your hotel.
Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Liverpool (or similar)
Day Four
Liverpool - Lake District - Edinburgh (Uphall)
Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the childrenís author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, then cross the border into Scotland. Stop at the Old Blacksmithís Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. Check in to your hotel near Edinburgh and head out to a Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music.
Overnight: Macdonald Houston House Hotel, Edinburgh (Uphall) (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Five
Edinburgh City Tour & Edinburgh Castle
Explore central Edinburgh this morning, starting in the 200-year-old "New TownĒ with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities.
On 3 to 17 August departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Day Six
Edinburgh (Uphall) - Scone Palace - Inverness
A warm welcome awaits us at Scone Palace, a fairytale castle set in 100 acres of grounds. In ancient times this was the crowning place of the Scottish Kings. The Palace contains remarkable treasures including Marie Antoinette's writing desk and embroidery worked on by Mary, Queen of Scots herself. At Dalwhinnie Distillery we'll stop to discover how Scotch Whisky is lovingly produced and even enjoy a wee sample! Continue to Inverness, the "Capital of the HighlandsĒ. Check in to your hotel beside the River Ness in the City Centre.
Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness (or similar)
Day Seven
Inverness - Loch Ness Glasgow 
Travel south through more wonderful Highland scenery today, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness with views of this deep lake. Drive past Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, and through the towering mountains of Glen Coe, which is famous for the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692. Take a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a brief drive around Glasgow before checking in to your hotel.
Overnight: Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Eight
Depart Glasgow for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you. Youíll travel in a group that is restricted to around 40 fellow travellers. Travel is 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 fully inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and most meals. Savvy travellers appreciate that these tours have no hidden extras Ė all the ingredients needed for a great tour are included in the tour price. There are no optional extras for you to budget for during your holiday.
The group will stay together in first class/superior standard 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 twin rooms 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 a Premium 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 a number of 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 Scotland 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 a Premium Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 40 passengers.
 Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary airport transfers are included on day-one from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Hotel and on day-eight from the London Hotel to London Heathrow Airport. 


What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full English/Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 8)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • 1 table díhŰte dinner
  • Welcome dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Admission to Old Blacksmithís Shop, Gretna Green, St Andrews Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle
  • London open-top bus tour with a visit to the Tower of London or Kensington Palace
  • Beatles themed tour of Liverpool
  • Walking tour of St Andrews
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere and Loch Lomond
  • Tour and tasting at Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery
  • City tours of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 3 to 17 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

You can check in to the London hotel at your leisure on day one
The tour will commence at 14:00 hrs
from the Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank London Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ
The tour will end after breakfast on day 8


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