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Spirit of Scotland

Visit the whole of Scotland with this history and culture-filled guided tour: discover Edinburgh and Arran Island, the Isle of Mull and Iona, not to mention Glasgow and Inverness. Visit castles, taste whisky and – if you’re lucky – photograph Nessie!

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you get to focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, meals, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.


Note: This tour is only offered in French.

Location

Edinburgh, Glasgow region, Oban and Inverness region

Location:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (EDI), Glasgow, Scotland, UK (GLA), Oban, Scotland, UK, Inverness, Scotland, UK, Great Britain, UK

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Edinburgh (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Edinburgh
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners and 2 tastings
  • French-speaking guide
  • Entrance to:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Brodick Castle and gardens
    • Arduaine Garden
    • Iona Abbey
    • Glencoe Visitor Centre
    • St Mungo’s Cathedral
    • Urquhart Castle
    • Scone Palace
  • Distillery visit with whisky tasting
  • 1-hour cruise on the Loch Ness
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Edinburgh.

Day 2

Welcome to Edinburgh

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Edinburgh.

Meal(s): Dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 3

Edinburgh - Glasgow (approx. 130 km)

After your Scottish breakfast, take advantage of a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. Visit the Georgian New Town, medieval Old Town and Edinburgh Castle, perched on the top of the Royal Mile, towering over the city. The ramparts provide spectacular views on the Firth of Forth, the North Sea and the whole city. Enjoy free time in the afternoon, then depart for Glasgow, where you'll enjoy supper and spend the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 4

Glasgow: Arran Island (approx. 100 km)

In the morning, depart for Ardrossan, southwest of Glasgow, to take the ferry to Arran Island. Despite its small surface, the island features a wide variety of landscapes, which has earned in the nickname “Scotland in miniature.” Visit the superb Brodick Castle, former seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, then continue exploring this breathtaking island's coastline. Taste famous Cream Tea in one of the island's tea rooms. then take the return ferry to Ardrossan and head back to Glasgow.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 5

Glasgow - Argyll - Inveraray - Oban (approx. 262 km)

Transfer to downtown Glasgow, where you can admire St Mungo's Cathedral, the only cathedral on mainland Scotland to survive the Reformation intact, then stroll along the Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Scotland. Explore the picturesque village of Luss, situated along the lake, then continue to Inveraray, then along the spectacular Argyll peninsula, where you'll reach the Arduaine Garden. Continue to Oban, where you're free to explore before checking into your hotel for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 6

Oban: Isle of Mull and Iona Abbey (approx. 230 km)

Take the ferry to the beautiful Isle of Mull. Visit the charming town of Tobermory, with its small coloured houses, boutiques, pubs and well-regarded arts centre. Continue towards Iona - walk across the bridge linking Mull and Iona, and visit the magnificent Iona Abbey, with architecture dating from the 13th to the 16th century. Return to your Oban hotel at the end of the day.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 7

Oban - Glencoe - Urquhart - Inverness (approx. 200 km)

Head out towards Glencoe, where you can explore the Glencoe Visitor Centre, which outlines the region's history through fascinating exhibits. Continue along the banks of the Loch Ness and enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the river, then visit the famous Urquhart Castle. Conclude your day in Inverness, the ancient capital of the Highlands. Eat dinner and spend the night in Inverness.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 8

Inverness - Pitlochry - Perth - Edinburgh (approx. 260 km)

Distillery visit today! Depart for the charming Highland town of Pitlochry to visit a whisky distillery and taste Scotland's national drink, and the country's first export. Continue to the beautiful region of Perthshire and stop at Scone Palace. En route to Edinburgh, travel over the suspension bridge at the Forth estuary. Enjoy free time for dinner, or take part in an optional Scottish evening (booked locally) ($).

Meal(s): Breakfast and tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 9

Edinburgh - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (EDI)
Haymarket Hub Hotel(or similar)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK (GLA)
Riverside Lodge(or similar)
Oban, Scotland, UK
Dalmally Hotel(or similar)
Inverness, Scotland, UK
Strathspey Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room throughout the trip.
Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 Dates:
June 06 & 20
July 4 
August 22
 

This coach tour is operated exclusively in French.

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.