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Scottish Island Explorer

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* Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes air & airport taxes, transportation, hotels, tours, and daily breakfast. Additional baggage charges may apply.
 

From Edinburgh to the countryside

This is the Scotland you've been dreaming about! Stay in quaint villages, explore Scotland's spectacular green countryside, and feast your eyes on sparkling lakes and coastlines. Enjoy the perks of an escorted tour, such as comfortable transportation and a knowledgeable guide who will take you to the best local spots. Visit the Isle of Skye, Inverness, Edinburgh, and more!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Private, round-trip airport transfers
  • 1 night in Edinburgh at the Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel, or similar
  • 9-night guided tour including:*
    • 1 night in Inverness at the Glen Mhor Hotel, or similar
    • 2 nights in Kirkwall at the Albert Hotel, or similar
    • 2 nights in Ullapool at the Royal Hotel, or similar
    • 2 nights in Stornoway at the Crown Hotel, or similar
    • 2 nights in Portree at The Rosedale Hotel, or similar
    • Transportation by luxury private 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
    • Services of professional driver/guide
    • Service charges & VAT tax
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel, or similar
  • Royal Edinburgh Ticket, which includes fast track access to:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Holyrood Palace
    • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Breakfast daily

*Please Note: Lunches are not included. However the tour will either stop in small villages with a choice of lunch options, or at a local family establishment where there is a choice to suit all budgets. These places are always chosen for their charm and character - to give you the taste of local hospitality.

*Entrance fees to some visitor attractions are not included, to allow you greater flexibility to choose the sites that you would like to enter. Please check with your guide, as in some cases discounted admission has been arranged on behalf of tour participants.

Great Ways to Explore
  • Explore the medieval streets of Edinburgh at your own pace.
  • Immerse yourself in local Scottish culture on the archipelago of Orkney.
  • Enjoy a stay in picture-perfect Portree, a colorful seaside town on the Isle of Skye.
  • Stretch your legs with tons of stops along the drive. You may visit Glencoe, Fort William, and Eilean Donan Castle!
  • Find comfort in having a guide by your side. Don't worry about maps or transportation, just focus on the beauty and history.
Package Overview

So, you want to experience Scotland's stunning Highlands and Isles, but you also want to visit the storybook city of Edinburgh. You're probably thinking, How do I do both? We come to you with good news: this package is how! Enjoy three nights on your own in Edinburgh, then embark on a 9-night escorted tour up to the Highlands, the Isle of Skye, and the archipelagos of Orkney and Hebrides! On this once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you won't ever stress about transportation. With included airport transfers and a full-time driver during your tour, you'll see all the nooks and crannies of Scotland the easy way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Scottish adventure of a lifetime!

Your first night will be spent in the medieval city of Edinburgh. Sip on whiskey in a traditional pub, then rest up for your trek up north! The next morning, you'll meet your guide and embark to Inverness, your first stop. After an awesome night in the "capital of the Highlands," you'll hop on a ferry to the Orkney Archipelago, where you will stay in the Viking village of Kirkwall! Immerse yourself in ancient Norse culture and visit centuries-old castles, villages, and cathedrals. 

From Kirkwall, you'll sail back to the mainland for your stay in spectacular Ullapool. Enjoy scenic drives through vast greenery, sparkling "lochs" (lakes), and sky-high mountain ranges. After a wonderful stay in the quaint village of Ullapool, you'll set sail for The Hebrides! Enjoy two nights in the colorful harbor-side town of Stornoway, then head to the majestic Isle of Skye. Feast your eyes on landscapes that come straight out of a fairytale, from the glistening waterfalls of Kilt Rock and the Fairy Pools to mossy rock structures near the Old Man of Storr and Quiraing. Stay in the picture-perfect town of Portree, filled with vibrant pubs and family-run restaurants.

Back in Edinburgh, you'll have two nights to get to know the city. Stroll down colorful Victoria Street, visit Edinburgh Castle, climb Arthur's Seat, and feel like royalty in Holyrood Palace. Be sure to take advantage of your included tours in Edinburgh! 

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