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Highlands, Castles & Tea

Settle in for a taste of Scotland's cultural capital on this 9-day vacation to Glasgow and surrounding area. Explore Glasgow's Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture and stroll the banks of the River Clyde. Take a day trip to the Highlands, Oban, Lochs and Inveraray, and top off your holiday in Scotland with a day in cosmopolitan Edinburgh.

Location

Glasgow, West Highlands and Edinburgh

Location:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK (GLA)

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Glasgow (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Glasgow
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Round-trip train ticket between Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • 4 More Moments activities included:
    • 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Edinburgh (valid 24 hours)
    • 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Glasgow  (valid 24 hours)
    • Afternoon tea at Willow Tea Rooms
    • Full-day tour: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles (English only)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Glasgow.
 

Day 2

Welcome to Glasgow

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3 & 4

Glasgow: Sightseeing & Afternoon Tea

Explore one of Europe's most exciting cities at your own pace with your 24‐hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass. Pick a day to take advantage of your included afternoon tea at the world-famous Willow Tea Rooms.

More Moments Activities Included:
Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Pass:
  • Tour Glasgow at your own pace with your 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass. Discover what makes Glasgow one of Europe's most exciting cities, and hop on and off the double-decker tourist bus as you explore the city's attractions.

LOCAL GEMS:
  • Afternoon Tea at Willow Tea Rooms: Pick a day to take advantage of your included afternoon tea at the world-famous Willow Tea Rooms. Sit in a beautifully furnished setting, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, while sampling from a choice of quality, home-baked goods and, of course, tea!

Meal(s): 2 Breakfasts

Day 5

Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Excursion (approx. 292 km)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then make your way to the departure point for an all-day excursion to some of Scotland's most picturesque regions: the west Highlands!

More Moments Activities Included:
Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles:
  • Delve into picture-perfect Scotland, with its epic castles, mysterious lochs, mesmerizing landscapes and historic towns that boast incredible tales. This tour is sure to satisfy your wildest Scottish dreams. 

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6

Glasgow : At Leisure

Today, further explore this port city on the River Clyde as you wish. Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th- to 20th-century prosperity from trade and shipbuilding. Today, Glasgow is a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7

Glasgow: Edinburgh Sightseeing (approx. 67 km)

Today, visit Edinburgh. Make your way to the train station and hop on board for Scotland's capital city. Use your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to explore the Scottish capital before making your way back to the train station to return to Glasgow.

More Moments Activities Included:
Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Pass:
  • Check out the old town and Georgian new town, Holyrood Park, Calton Hill, and Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland's Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. After you have taken in everything the stunning capital has to offer, head back to Glasgow for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8

Glasgow: At Leisure

Enjoy one last day of leisure in Glasgow.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9

Glasgow - 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
Glasgow, Scotland, UK (GLA)
Artto Hotel(or similar)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK (GLA)
Jurys Inn Glasgow(or similar)

Room Specifications

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

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Land portion offered daily from January 1 to December 31, 2020

Packages offered from June to September, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

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

ACTIVITIES

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.

Oban, Glencoe, Highland Locks & Castles:

Operates: Daily
Departs: 8:30 a.m. / Returns to Glasgow: 7:00 p.m.
Departure point: 266 George Street, Parish Halls Building, Glasgow G1 1QX
English-speaking guide

Subject to availability:  we will always try to book an alternative 1-day tour if there isn't any availability, at no extra cost. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that they are at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Coaches will not be held for passengers who are late.

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.