Scotland

Scotland, the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, has three distinct topographical regions: the Northern Highlands, occupying almost most of the northern half of the country; the Central Lowlands, with an average elevation of about 150 metres; and the Southern Uplands, with moorland cut by many rivers and valleys. The highlands claim the highest point in Britain, Ben Nevis at 1,343 metres, and Loch Ness, home of the of the fabled “monster”.

The largest city in Scotland, and the UK’s 4th largest, Glasgow has re-invented itself from a rather economically depressed industrial centre to an interesting modern metropolis with a thriving arts and culture scene, which has earned it accolades like the ‘European City of Culture’ title in 1990, ‘City of Architecture’ in 1999 and the ‘UNESCO City of Music’ in 2008.

The city has more than 20 galleries and museums to complement the architectural heritage of architects like Alexander Thomson, renowned for his classical designs, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, master of Art Nouveau. Tourists find plenty to see and do in Glasgow, and can also use it as a base to explore the surrounding countryside, boasting some of Scotland’s most scenic mountains, glens, lochs and coastline

Edinburgh presents a distinctly Gothic cityscape as it spreads out below its ancient castle, reaching out to the port of Leith. The canny Scots have crafted a capital with enthralling culture and festivity, veneered with sophistication but seeped in history. It’s a heady combination that never fails to charm visitors to the city. The first thing that catches the eye in Edinburgh is the looming battlements of the castle, sitting atop sheer granite cliffs that can only be accessed from one steep ridge. The New Town; named a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Old Town, is the artistic heart of the capital, with an abundance of galleries, shops, cafes and historical sites.

Although, unquestionably engaging from historical and cultural perspectives, Edinburgh also has a strong culinary presence, with five restaurants sporting Michelin stars and a growing fine-dining and bar scene. A spirited city at any time of year, Edinburgh’s eclectic nature is never more pronounced than during the summer months, when the Edinburgh Festival fills the city with drama, creativity and colourful visitors from around the world.

Featured Trips - Scotland

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there, here are just a few we’ve hand-selected for you to discover.

Highlights of Scotland

Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country’s natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park. In between, you’ll have the opportunity to try traditional Scottish fare and learn about how whisky is made with a tour and tasting. 

Small Group Tour

7 Days

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CAD

$2,899*

Highlights of Scotland

Classic folklore and stunning landscapes make Scotland a compelling destination for historians, those looking to explore their Scottish roots, and pop culture fiends who follow famous TV shows that film here. This seven-day tour takes you through all the best cultural highlights with visits to important Jacobite sites in Inverness like Culloden Moor and picturesque spots (like the Glenfinnan Viaduct) along with moments to soak in the country’s natural beauty in Cairngorms National Park.

Best of Ireland & Scotland

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities. Take in unique insider experiences as you tour Trinity College with a university insider in Dublin, join a working member of the famous Irish Stud Farm for a private, behind-the-scenes visit of the stud where many legendary racehorses were bred in Kildare, and sightsee with one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls in Londonderry.

Group Tour

14 Days

from

CAD

$6,195*

Best of Ireland & Scotland

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities. Take in unique insider experiences as you tour Trinity College with a university insider in Dublin, join a working member of the famous Irish Stud Farm for a private, behind-the-scenes visit of the stud where many legendary racehorses were bred in Kildare, and sightsee with one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls in Londonderry.

British Escape

On this Escape, visit the must-see landmarks and experience the culture of Britain without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.

Group Tour

7 Days

from

CAD

$1,419*

British Escape

On this Escape, visit the must-see landmarks and experience the culture of Britain without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.

Portree on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Custom Scotland

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

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Portree on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Custom Scotland

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

Connect with us to start the conversation.

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change and availability.

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