Tartan Adventure - Glasgow

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    Tartan Adventure - Glasgow

Tour length

8 days



Experience the best of Scotland! Stay in cozy family run B&B’s, four-star city centre hotels, and then top it all off with a stay in a Scottish Castle or Manor. Step back in time and enjoy a stay in some of our favourite castle accommodations where the elegance and comfort are only surpassed by the genuine hospitality and warmth extended.

Glasgow Tartan
Start your holiday in Glasgow—one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Travel to Oban and through Glencoe, visiting Urquart Castle. After two nights in Inverness, head through Pitlochry for an overnight stay in Perthshire. Visit St Andrews before your last night at Dalhousie Castle, a stunning four-star castle just outside Edinburgh.




Glasgow Arrival

Arrival in Scotland. Collect your hire car and travel to Glasgow to your accommodation for the next two nights. Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendour of Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland's largest city.

Overnight - Doubletree by Hilton Central, Glasgow ****




Enjoy a full day exploring Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and home to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Here the legacy of centuries of wealth and achievement comes vividly to life in an architectural heritage recognized and celebrated worldwide. Visit Glasgow Cathedral, built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, was thought to have been buried in AD 612. It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete. You can also visit Pollok House, built in 1740 and extended in 1890 by Sir John Stirling Maxwell. Set within Pollok Country Park, the house contains a renowned art collection and selection of furniture appropriate for an Edwardian country house.

Overnight - Doubletree by Hilton Central, Glasgow ****



Loch Lomond & Oban

You will drive through the area known as the Trossachs in the heart of Scotland, around the scenic Loch Lomond and through the Argyll Forest one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Make a stop at Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne where you can visit Inveraray Jail, which tells the tale of prison life in the 18th & 19th centuries. Continue north to Oban, the ‘Gateway to the Western Isles’ for overnight.

Overnight - Oban area B&B



Glencoe & the Highlands

Start the day with a visit to Dunstaffnage Castle located just outside of Oban. Built before 1275 on a huge rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn, Dunstaffnage was the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls. The castle, with its huge curtain wall, was captured by Robert the Bruce in 1309 and remained in royal possession for some years. Today continue north from Oban through Glencoe with its spectacular landscape and on through Fort William towards Inverness. Make a stop at Urquhart Castle, one of the largest castles in Scotland which was blown up in 1692 to prevent it being occupied by Jacobites. This is a very scenic spot and also the place where the most sightings of “Nessie” have been.  

Overnight - Inverness area B&B



Ullapool & Inverness

Enjoy a day visiting the West Coast of Scotland. You will stop at Corrieshalloch Gorge, one of Britain’s finest examples of a box canyon. This dramatic mile-long gorge is 200 feet deep. The river, which carved out the gorge descends 150 feet at the Falls of Measach. A suspension bridge a short way downstream from the falls was erected by John Fowler (1817-98), best known as joint designer of the Forth Railway Bridge. Journey across to Ullapool, a quaint fishing village before visiting the beautiful Inverewe Gardens, run by the National Trust. These magnificent gardens have a famous rhododendron collection and who would expect to find palm trees in Scotland. Return through the magnificent scenery of the Torridon area and past Loch Maree.

Overnight - Inverness area B&B



Speyside & Perthshire

Travel south today taking the Speyside route to explore some of the Malt Whisky Trail. The Speyside area is home to more than half of all the country's distilleries plus the coopers who repair the oak casks each year. Continue towards Perthshire visiting Dunkeld Cathedral en route. Beautifully situated beside the River Tay, Dunkeld is Scotland’s most romantic cathedral. The nave and bell tower, dating from the 1400s, fell into ruin at the Protestant Reformation of 1560, but the 13th-century choir became the parish church, and has remained so to the present day.

Overnight - Perthshire area B&B



St Andrews & Edinburgh

Today if time permits visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. Visit the impressive ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, once the most magnificent in the country and St Andrews Castle where visitors can wander through damp, mossy tunnels to the dungeons. St Andrews is also the famous home of golf, played on the Old Course since the 15th century. Continue along the coast via the small fishing villages of Elie and Pitenweem. Cross the Forth Road Bridge with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth before arriving at your final overnight accommodation.

Overnight - Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg ****




Unfortunately it is now time to leave Scotland. Return your hire car and join your flight home.


Room Type DoubleTriple (1x Twin, 1x Single)Single2xTwin
No Tour Availability listed.

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars. Subject to availability.
Child rate $699 is applicable for 1 child sharing with 2 adults.
Triple is based on 2 rooms (1 Twin & 1 Single).
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Tour Highlights

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery
  • Pollock House
  • Trossachs
  • Inveraray
  • Dunstaffnage Castle
  • Glencoe
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • St Andrews

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation pre-booked including 2 nights city centre hotel in Glasgow and a deluxe castle stay
  • 7 Day "Royal Coverage" self-drive standard car rental
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • Touring map of Scotland
  • Glasgow City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour
  • Entrance to Blair Athol Distillery (Standard Tour)

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