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The one that keeps your spirits high in The Highlands, with all things quintessentially Scottish

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  • Duration

    6 days

  • Places

    7 places

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands, West Highlands, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Isle of Skye, Stirling

Top Experiences

6 included & 4 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Try and spot 'Nessie' on a cruise along the spectacular Loch Ness

    Included

    Scottish Highlands

  • See Ben Nevis Britains highest mountain

    Included

    West Highlands

  • Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales

    GBP 23.00

    Edinburgh

Scotland

6 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Try and spot 'Nessie' on a cruise along the spectacular Loch Ness
  • Visit St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • See the spectacular Eilean Donan castle
  • See Ben Nevis Britains highest mountain
  • Visit the seaside town of Portree
  • See the William Wallace Monument

4 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish food, music and dancing (haggis for the brave) GBP 39.00
  • Get exclusive entry and a guided tour of the richly historical Edinburgh Castle GBP 20.50
  • Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales GBP 23.00
  • Eat in a local pub with the owners and be serenaded by local musicians, Glasgow GBP 37.00

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 5 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    5 nights in Hotel

    For 5 bonny nights, you'll sleep tucked up in twin-share rooms in quaint hotels just bursting with Scottish charm.

About this trip

Not afraid of frocking up in a kilt and jumping on the bagpipes? Perhaps you've got some Scottish blood! And lucky you if you do. Home to mystical castles, glorious highlands and enough whisky to booze the Loch Ness Monster, you'll be head over heels with all things Scottish by the time your week of adventure here is up.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Edinburgh

  2. via via

    St. Andrews

  3. 1 1 night

    Scottish Highlands

  4. via via

    Isle of Skye

  5. 1 1 night

    West Highlands

  6. via via

    Stirling

  7. 1 1 night

    Glasgow

DAY 1 - Arrive Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Royal mile, old Castle, home of the brave, Edinburgh is going to turn it on from start to end. With days of good time ahead, go out in search of haggis, a whisky bar and join the jolly locals before meeting up with the crew tonight, in anticipation of the good times that are yet to come.

Stay

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City West (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish food, music and dancing (haggis for the brave)

    GBP 39.00

DAY 2 - Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Today is yours to roam free - but if you want to get the low down on the history of this city why not join our local guide for an optional tour of Edinburgh Castle (which is resting on an extinct volcano!!) to kickstart your love affair with this city. Or maybe you'll do a spot of tartan shopping on Princes Street. Strictly for the purpose of being cultural, you should probably make time for a traditional deep fried chocolate bar during your day. The things we do for cultural immersion...

Stay

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City West (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Get exclusive entry and a guided tour of the richly historical Edinburgh Castle

    GBP 20.50

  • Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales

    GBP 23.00

DAY 3 - Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands via St Andrews

Edinburgh

Wake from your fried chocolate food coma crazy travellers, it's time to blaze a trail out of Edinburgh & head for the Scottish Highlands.

St. Andrews

On the way to the main affair of the day we'll stop by St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, would you believe? As well as Scotland’s oldest university town.

Scottish Highlands

Already blown away by the beauty of the rugged mountain scenery en route, we'll arrive in the Scottish Highlands amped up for mystical tales and a lake cruise on Loch Ness.

Stay

Loch Ness Lodge Hotel Drumnadrochit (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Try and spot 'Nessie' on a cruise along the spectacular Loch Ness

  • Visit St. Andrews, the home of golf

DAY 4 - Scottish Highlands to West Highlands via Isle of Skye

Scottish Highlands

We might be coming down from a high (geographically speaking) this morning, but as we seek out the stunning Isle of Skye, the mood will only be rising.

Isle of Skye

Time to explore an island famed for its pastel houses that fringe the coastline like a giant selection of marshmallows. We'll look around a fishing port and the seaside town of Portree, all the while learning how people live in this dramatic environment.

West Highlands

Before the day's out we'll set our eyes on Britain's highest mountain. Whether capped by snow or overflowing with green, it's sure to take your breath away & leave you more than content with your day's discoveries.

Stay

Regent Hotel Oban (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the spectacular Eilean Donan castle

  • See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain

  • Visit the seaside town of Portree

DAY 5 - West Highlands to Glasgow via Stirling

West Highlands

After a few days of remote and rugged goodness, a change of pace in Scotland's biggest city is sure to fire things up a notch.

Stirling

We make a stop in Stirling, known for it's famous Castle nestled right on a hill, and the town where William Wallace took on the English and yelled "Freeeedom!"

Glasgow

Get involved with everything great about Glasgow. Live music on every corner, a gothic cathedral & plenty of quirky characters make this city unique.

Stay

Ibis Glasgow City Centre (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the William Wallace Monument

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat in a local pub with the owners and be serenaded by local musicians, Glasgow

    GBP 37.00

DAY 6 - Depart Glasgow

Glasgow

Our trip ends this morning after breakfast. Say goodbye to your travel squad, and get started on planning the next big travel adventure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What health and hygiene protocols are in place on trip?

The health and wellbeing of everyone who travels with Contiki has been, and always will be, our top priority. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols. Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. You can find details about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us here.

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).