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Scotland: Highlands and Islands

August 05 - 16, 2024
Length: 12 days
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“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen to glen, we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life serves up the colorful past – and cosmopolitan present.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Discover vibrant Glasgow during a two-night stay, including a tour highlighting the city’s distinct architecture.
  • Stop by storied Loch Lomond’s bonnie banks on the way to Fort Williams.
  • Visit one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots—dramatic Glencoe—with its deep valleys, steep mountains, rushing rivers, and dramatic waterfalls.
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the stunning Isle of Skye.
  • Take a boat ride in fabled Loch Ness, best known for its rumored inhabitant, and see Urquhart Castle’s evocative ruins.
  • Continue to the hallowed ground of Culloden Moor, site of the last battle of the Jacobite Rising.
  • Further explore the Highlands with an excursion along the ancient Pictish Trail.
  • Attend a falconry demonstration at striking Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.
  • Sample handcrafted single malt whisky at a small local distillery.
  • Watch a sheepdog demonstration en route to legendary Saint Andrews, considered golf’s birthplace, for an overnight stay and touring.
  • In stately Edinburgh tour its “New Town” and its atmospheric “Old Town,” visiting Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood on the renowned Royal Mile.
  • As a special treat, attend a performance of the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an entertainment extravaganza set against the evocative backdrop of flood-lit Edinburgh Castle.

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