Scotland: cities & castles tour

Tour information

  • Scotland / United Kingdom
  • 7 days / 6 nights
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  • Unlimited tickets available
  • Unlimited tickets available
  • 24/7 help line
  • Accomodation
  • Audio Guide System
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Beverages and extra services
  • Car rental
  • Carriage Ride
  • City tax
  • Concierge service
  • Cooking lesson
  • Daytrip shuttle bus
  • Daytrips
  • Everything not mentioned in the program
  • Ferry ticket
  • Full Board meals
  • Half Board meals
  • Hotel services and facilities
  • Luggage assistance
  • Museums entry
  • Shuttle bus
  • Tour guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visit of "Salins du midi" with a little train
  • Visit of the Ornithological Park
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Info about the tour

We have done our best to include the most interesting and accessible attractions of Scotland. However, the design and layout of some castles and historical buildings makes access very difficult. Therefore, some of them will be partially visited.

Scotland: cities & castles tour

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Day 1

Arrival in Edinburgh. Pick-up of the rented car. You will vsit of the city center and the Edinburgh castle. Overnight.rnrnTip: we suggest to visit the Castle during lunch time for the one ou0027clock gun firing.rnrnA magnificent city nestled within a series of volcanic hills, Edinburgh is divided into two distinct areas. One is the old city, perched on the crest of the hill that connects the castle with the Holyroodhouse palace, along Royal Mile path, with its markets, alleys, courtyards, taverns and clubs. The other one is the new part, surrounding Gorge Square, where the Royal Theatre, the Register House, the Physicians Hall and Assembley Rooms are located. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline; it is full of history and is an excellent introduction to Scotland. Inside the walls we will be able to visit Saint Margaretu0027s Chapel, the Stone of Destiny and the crown jewels. Beyond the castle we will admire the Old Town and the Georgian New Town with their remarkable and fascinating architectural contrasts, museums and art galleries; the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace and much more.

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Day 2

After breakfast, you will drive towards Stirling (approximately 1 hour by car). In the morning you will have the time to visit the Stirling Castle and to enter the very heart of the Scottish Renaissance. In the afternoon, you can visit the National Wallance Monument, a monument that celebrates the national hero Sir William Wallace and that offers wonderful views of the victory field of the Battle of Stirling Bridge.rnrnYou will visit the beautiful historical town of Stirling and you will discover the past that made Scotland the nation that is today. Stirling is a vibrant mix of old and new, and is immersed in a historical atmosphere.

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Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel and departure early in the morning to reach Iverness (3 hour driving by car). After lunch you will immerse yourself in Scotlandu0027s most famous legend.rnrnLocated at the mouth of the River Ness, Inverness is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and is located at the gates of the Scottish Highlands. Its wide shallow river is famous for jumping Atlantic salmon and flows through the heart of this small town. The river starts from the dark depths of Scotlandu0027s most famous lake, which gives its name to the famous monster.

  • Inverness, Regno Unito

Day 4

Departure from Inverness, stop at Cullodoen battlefield (15 minutes from Iverness) and then continue towards Aberdeen (2 hour-40minute travelling). Arrival in Aberdeen for lunch. Visit of the ancient city with its medieval streets. Visit of Machar Cathedral.rnrnPerched on the stormy and drizzly, but somewhat majestic north-east coast, Aberdeen is the third largest city of Scotland and is known as the u0022Granite Cityu0022. The soft tones of grey granite shine in the sunlight, and when it is cloudy, there is a visual illusion of buildings merging into the sky.

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Day 5

Departure from Aberdeen and first stop at the Crathes Castle (40 minutes by car). Continuing south (1 hour and 15 minutes), you will stop at Arbroath Abbey, at the gates of the city of Dundee (30 minutes). Arrival in Dundee, lunch and free afternoon in the city with the opportunity to visit the Vu0026A Dundee Museum.rnrnAmong the best cities of 2018 according to Lonely Planet, Dondee is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Scotland as well as UNESCO heritage site for being a city of design.

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Day 6

Departure from Dundee and stop at Saint Andrews Cathedral (30 minutes by car from Dundee) before reaching Edinburgh (1 hour and a half by car). Lunch and free time in the afternoon. rnrnTips: we could take advantage of the free afternoon to experience the traditional English Afternoon Tea (that can be done also at the Royal Yacht Britannia). You could visit the Scottish Parliament Building and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to admire some Matisse and Picasso workarts. rnrnThis is the last day to visit the ruins of the gretest Scottish church and enjoy the beauty of Edimburgh (and buy the lasts souvenirs!) or, why not, stay a little bit longer in Dundee.

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Day 7

Departure day, return to your own country.

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