Day 1 - Meet your Tour Manager in Glasgow
Your tour begins in Glasgow, where your Tour Manager will be
waiting for you at the hotel. Take some time to settle in, or
explore Glasgow at leisure before we meet for dinner in the hotel's
Day 2 - Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Tattoo
After a morning at leisure, we set out by coach for the
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway and our trip on one of the
lovingly-restored locomotives. The line takes us along the shore of
the Forth and climbs into the hills, before pulling into Birkhill,
a picturesque town set on a wooded incline. We continue on to
Scotland's cosmopolitan capital, where we have plenty of time to
enjoy dinner before settling into our seats for the highlight of
our trip, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This musical spectacular,
featuring the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments, is
set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, perched
high above the ancient city and dominating the skyline.
Day 3 - Exploring the West Highlands
We set off today on the enchanting West Highland Line,
renowned for its incredible views across the Scottish countryside.
Sit back and relax in your seat as the train carries us along the
banks of rippling lochs and through verdant forests, past cascading
waterfalls streaming down craggy rock-faces. Rugged peaks and
untamed moorland stretch as far as the eye can see, and we reach
Fort William under the looming bulk of Ben Nevis. After time for
lunch, we take a boat for a wonderful cruise on Loch Linnhe. We
enjoy the alternative views of the dramatic mountain scenery and
the chance to spot local wildlife, before returning by coach to
Glasgow through the Glencoe region and Loch Lomond.
Day 4 - A day at leisure in Glasgow
Today is free to explore the city of Glasgow. Admire the
architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Glasgow's most
famous sons, visit the cathedral or discover one of the numerous
art galleries and museums in the city.
Day 5 - Homeward bound at leisure
After breakfast this morning you are free to say your goodbyes
and leave Glasgow at your leisure. Alternatively, why not explore
this handsome city further before departing later today?
These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature
the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown