You have Javascript disabled. Certain parts of our site won’t work well without it. For assistance with your inquiries, see more information below about how to contact us.
scottish-clans-castles - CIE-Tours

Scottish Clans & Castles

  • 2019 Scottish Clans & Castles 11 day/10 night tour
Starts Glasgow
Ends Edinburgh
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 25th, August 1st, August 8th and August 15th departures
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting
  • Experience the stunning scenery of the Highlands during a steam train ride across the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Trip Highlights:


  • Brodie Castle

  • Clan Donald Centre

  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle


  • Culloden Battlefield


  • Doune Castle


  • Dunvegan Castle


  • Eilean Donan Castle


  • Isle of Skye


  • Stirling Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Hotels:

  • The Winnock Hotel, Drymen (2 nights)
  • Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
  • Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness (3 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa, near Edinburgh (3 nights)

Hotels

Expand All Hide All

The Winnock Hotel, Loch Lomond

The Winnock Hotel,  Loch Lomond Description:

Picture yourself soaking up the atmosphere of this 18th century Inn near Loch Lomond, sitting beside the roaring log fire whilst planning your day’s exploration of the surrounding beautiful Trossachs countryside with many castles, gardens and city attractions within easy reach.

Balmacara Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh

Balmacara Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh Description:

This traditional Highland hotel is beautifully located on scenic Loch Alsh, with views of the Isle of Skye and the hills of Wester Ross. All rooms are tastefully decorated, and many enjoy stunning views. A delicious full English breakfast is served in the 1930s-style coffee lounge. The hotel is close to the Isle of Skye Bridge and Eilean Donan Castle.

Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness Description:

This hotel is located on the banks of the River Ness, a 3-minute walk from Inverness city centre. Accommodation is divided between four charming Victorian townhouses, with many rooms offering wonderful views across the river to the cathedral and Eden Court Theatre. Nico’s Seafood & Grill House offers a variety of local, fresh and seasonal dishes. Drinks, including an extensive whisky collection, are served in the bar. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh Description:

This Victorian mansion was built in 1840 on 55 Acres of parkland and gardens. The hotel offers 83 luxury bedrooms with satellite TV/DVD player and a minibar. Ushers Restaurant offers fine dining and specialty wines in elegant surroundings. The Brasserie offers traditional British cuisine, and The Glass Lounge serves classic cocktails and afternoon teas. Guests can relax in the sauna, steam room or hydrotherapy pool in the luxurious spa. Edinburgh is a 20 minute drive, and Edinburgh Airport is 3 miles away.

Itinerary

Expand All Hide All

2019 SCOTTISH CLANS & CASTLES 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

Day 1GLASGOW ARRIVAL & DOUNE CASTLE

Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Drymen hotel, 20 miles north of Glasgow. Visit Doune Castle, which has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and “Outlander.” Enjoy free time in Callander and a drive through the Trossachs region, often called “Scotland in Miniature” as all aspects of delightful Scottish scenery are found here. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2STIRLING CASTLE & BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTER

Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that dominates the surrounding plain. for lunch. Tour the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre to learn about medieval weapons and armour, walk the real battlefield where Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated English troops, and enjoy a thrilling 3D battle show. (B, D)

Day 3 GLEN COE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE

Head into the majestic Highlands and journey by Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Stop for photo opportunities along the route. Treat yourself to Scottish goods at a woollen mill and continue your journey north to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle. (B, D)

Day 4ISLE OF SKYE & DUNVEGAN CASTLE

Explore the Isle of Skye and learn the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Travel to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Admire the Trotternish Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock, a 200-foot-high sea cliff with huge, vertical basalt columns. Visit Flora MacDonald’s grave in Kilmuir Graveyard and stop in Portree for free time. (B, D)

Day 5CLAN DONALD CENTER & STEAM TRAIN RIDE

Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Embark on a ferry ride to Mallaig and transfer to a steam train for a ride through some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery. The Jacobite Steam Train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. Travel from Fort William to your hotel in Inverness. (B, D)

Day 6LOCH NESS CRUISE & URQUHART CASTLE

Photo opportunities await as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest castle, and embark on a cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, ending the Jacobite rising. Stop at Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial place with a circle of standing stones that inspired the “Outlander” books. Return to Inverness for dinner and an evening walking tour. (B, D)

Day 7WHISKY TASTING & BRODIE CASTLE

See where many Speyside distilleries are based close to the pure water of the River Spey. . Tour Glen Grant Distillery and sample a "wee dram of whisky." Tour Johnstons of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship behind their fine woollens. Explore 16th-century Brodie Castle, set in spacious grounds with its fairytale towers and turrets. The house contains fine furnishings, a collection of paintings, and a library with over 6,000 volumes. Return to Inverness and relax before dinner at your hotel. (B, D

Day 8SHEEPDOGS & CULROSS WALK

Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a demonstration where dogs obey commands to round up sheep. In Pitlochry, explore and have lunch independently. Continue to Culross for a walking tour around the charming 16th-century town, recently used as a filming location for “Outlander.” Highlights include the Town House, Culross Palace, and the remains of Culross Abbey. Enjoy free time in Culross before heading to Edinburgh for a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment.(B, D)

Day 9EDINBURGH TOUR & PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

In Edinburgh, see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town are in stark contrast to the Georgian mansions of the 200-year-old New Town. Tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. The rest of the day is free. July 25 to August 15 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 10INDEPENDENT DAY IN EDINBURGH

Spend the day on an independent hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh. Enjoy a walking tour around parts of the city’s historic areas where you will have a selection of tours and routes. You will receive a taxi voucher to travel from your hotel to the city center, as well as a voucher to visit Edinburgh Castle where you may explore the historic buildings with great views of the city. (B)

Day 11TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Dates and Prices

No Credit Card Fees credit-card

Select a date to request a quote?

All
Apr 2019
May 2019
Jun 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sep 2019
Oct 2019

Prices are not available at this Moment

Start End Price
Thursday Apr 4, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Apr 14, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $2949 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Apr 18, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Apr 28, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3549 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday May 2, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday May 12, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3139 Book Now
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday May 26, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3189 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday May 23, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jun 2, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3739 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Jun 6, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jun 16, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3289 Book Now
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jun 23, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3839 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Jun 27, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jul 7, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3399 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Jul 4, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jul 14, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3449 Book Now
Thursday Jul 11, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Jul 21, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3999 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Jul 25, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Aug 4, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3699 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Sold Out
Thursday Aug 8, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Aug 18, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3799 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Call to book
Thursday Aug 22, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Sep 1, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $4349 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Aug 29, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Sep 8, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3299 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Sep 5, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Sep 15, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3289 Book Now
Thursday Sep 12, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Sep 22, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3289 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Sep 29, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $3839 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Oct 13, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $2849 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Oct 17, 2019 from Glasgow Sunday Oct 27, 2019 to Edinburgh 11 Days $2749 Guaranteed Book Now

9 Reviews

4.4/5

Excellent

5

Good

1

Average

1

Rather Poor

1

Bad

1

5/5

5/5

5/5

5/5

5/5

Subscribe for deals and private sales.

See our Privacy Policy