Explore Scotland's coasts and islandsHead a little off the beaten path on this tour of Scotland's rugged Highlands, coastal byways, and the archaeological treasures on Orkney and the Isle of Skye.
Tour start Glasgow
Tour end Edinburgh
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01 Apr 2023 - 31 May 2023
Ring of Brodgar
This stone circle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
Isle of Skye
Admire the rugged coastlines and ancient ruins of this Scottish island.
These islands encompass dramatic vistas, Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies.
Enjoy a garden of Eden in the unlikeliest of places, with 2,000 exotic plant species from around the world, including towering California redwoods, a "Savage Garden" of carnivorous plants, and rhododendrons from China, India, and Nepal.
Loch Ness Cruise
Cruise across this lake known for sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".
Admire the beautiful ruins of a Scottish icon by land — and from the dark waters of Loch Ness.
Discover the ruins of a 5,000-year-old village, unearthed by the sea more than a century ago.
Mount Stuart House and Gardens
This innovative Victorian and Georgian building will enthrall you. With dazzling design inspired by astrology, art, and mythology, it features an early telephone system and a Victorian elevator.
Looking like it came out of a fairytale with its magnificent spires, Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands has been continuously inhabited for over 700 years.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Our July 30th to August 15th departures get to enjoy the precision and performance of pipe and drum corps from around the world.
Day 1Glasgow Arrival
Day 2Isle of Bute | Mount Stuart House
Day 3Loch Lomond | Eilean Donan Castle
Day 4Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Portree
Day 5Inverewe Gardens | Ullapool
Day 6Highland Scenery | Ferry to Orkney
Day 7Orkney Sights | Ring of Brodgar | Skara Brae | St Magnus Cathedral
Day 8Italian Chapel | Dunrobin Castle | Inverness
Day 9Urquhart Castle | Loch Ness Cruise | Culloden Battlefield
Day 10Sheepdog Demonstration | Whisky Tasting | Scottish Evening*
Day 11Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle
Day 12Tour Ends In Edinburgh
Where you’ll stay
Inclusive package with no hidden extras
- Full daily breakfast and many meals*
- An evening of Scottish entertainment
- Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
- Welcome drinks with your group
- Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
- All entrance fees to attractions
- Comprehensive travel itinerary
*Breakfast is not included on Day 1
Our welcome gift to you
- A travel backpack
- Travel adapter
- Rain poncho
- Luggage strap and tags
- Documents wallet
From our travelers
This holiday tour of Scotland was the second time I traveled with CIE. The best by far! I wouldn’t contemplate booking with any other company. Our brilliant tour guide Graham was so friendly and knowledgeable.Vanessa
See what people are saying about this trip
CIE Tours Customer
Would not recommend single people payment the extra of single supplement.
Overall the tour was good. The weather was very kind and we hardly had any bad weather at all. A couple of hotels let down the tour badly.
Cecilia Brown Thomas
Like living in a fairy tale!
The coach bus was comfortable and pleasant and our driver, Gordon, was absolutely outstanding, especially his impressive handling of those tiny, winding roads! Some hotels were better than others -- the last one was the best. With some of the others we had issues with cold showers, resources running out (like toilet paper) and poor service but the rooms were safe and clean. We wished the survey had been provided each day instead of at the very end of the tour because we could have been more specific about the hotels while fresh in our minds. The breakfast buffets and dinners were wonderful and we appreciated times on our own for some of the lunches and dinners. There simply aren't enough words to describe the breathtaking, educational sightseeing opportunities -- every day was amazing. We cannot imagine ANY tour guide better than our Linda and we would request her in the future. We would definitely use CIE Tours again and recommend them to friends and family!
David William Hyser
Would definitely recommend and will consider using again in the future
Our guide Graham was the very best. Scenery was beautiful. Trip was well organized
CIE Tours Customer
I loved the Highlands and seeing parts of Scotland that weren't just touristy destinations.
CIE Tours Customer
It was a trip of a lifetime that I will continue to have fond memories.
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