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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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
Beautiful scenery but inconsistent food and lodging
After using CIE in 2017, we were excited to travel again with CIE to Scotland and see all the beautiful scenery and explore the culture via a small group tour. The scenery and destinations met our expectations. We expected simple food and lodgings in the Highlands, but our hotel in Inverness, the Columba, was poor; the hotel’s dining room was dirty, the food served from our menu didn’t match the descriptions, the breakfast options were sparse. Our tour group didn’t take advantage of our prepaid dinner the next night based on the prior evening’s experience. CIE needs to change the Inverness hotel given all the options in the city and outskirts. Given our time in the city, there was no benefit to being centrally located. Our Orkney Island substitute bus driver served as a tour guide and was excellent. Our regular guide was average - perhaps the lack of enthusiasm was due to the fact that it was the end of her season. Bottom line - great scenery/destinations, but lodgings/food options can use a revamp.
Caitlin Sierra Reinard
Perfectly planned trip
I feel like for the money I paid I wish we had more time in certain cities for more free time. There were so many things I wanted to see in Scotland and we didn’t have time
CIE Tours Customer
Scotish Isles and Glens is a fantastic tour.
Covers a lot of territory in a well planned itinerary,
It was great, we enjoyed the tour. We were lucky to have the best tour guide and bus driver. Everyone was helpful at the hotels and on the tours themselves. Enough personal time to do what we wanted, enough time off the bus so it wasn't that long of a bus ride and the ferry rides were short but sweet. Good tour, good memories.
Mrs. Christine Carol Izzo
I unconditionally recommend CIE.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, professional and thoughtful. The driver was excellent. I always felt safe on tour. The tour itself was very well organized and when one of the sites was not possible due to the weather, they made sure we had other places to see to make up for the missed events.
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CIE Tours includes every experience and most meals so you won't be hit with hidden expenses.