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April — October

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Explore Scottish heritage and history in greater depth and at a more leisurely pace, whilestaying in smaller, more traditional hotels.

Day 1: Glasgow Arrival & Doune Castle

Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Drymen

hotel, 20 miles north of Glasgow. Visit Doune

Castle, which has been featured in “Game of

Thrones” and “Outlander.” Enjoy free time in

Callander and a drive through the Trossachs

region, often called “Scotland in Miniature”

as all aspects of delightful Scottish scenery

are found here. Enjoy a welcome drink with

your group before dinner.. (D)

Day 2: Stirling Castle & Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that

dominates the surrounding plain, before

some free time on your own for lunch. Tour

the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre to

learn about medieval weapons and armour,

walk the real battlefield where Scottish King

Robert the Bruce defeated English troops,

and enjoy a thrilling 3D battle show.(B, D)

Day 3: Glencoe & Eilean Donan Castle

Head into the majestic Highlands

and journey by Loch Lomond, across

Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe,

often considered one of Scotland’s most

spectacular and beautiful places. Stop for

photo opportunities along the route. Treat

yourself to Scottish goods at a woollen

mill and continue your journey north to the

romantic Eilean Donan Castle.(B, D)

Day 4: Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle

Explore the Isle of Skye and learn the history

of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Travel to Dunvegan

Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited

castle in Scotland. Admire the Trotternish

Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock, a

200-foot-high sea cliff with huge, vertical

basalt columns. Visit Flora MacDonald’s

grave in Kilmuir Graveyard and stop in

Portree for free time.(B, D)

Day 5: Clan Donald Centre & Steam Train Ride

Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles

at the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale

Castle. Embark on a ferry ride to Mallaig and

transfer to a steam train for a ride through

some of Scotland’s most picturesque

scenery. The Jacobite Steam Train crosses

the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was

featured in some of the Harry Potter movies.

Travel from Fort William to your hotel in

Inverness.(B, D)

Day 6: Loch Ness Cruise & Urquhart Castle

Photo opportunities await as you visit the

picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once

Scotland’s largest castle, and embark on a

cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden

Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how

British Government forces defeated the

army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, ending

the Jacobite rising. Stop at Clava Cairns,

a prehistoric burial place with a circle

of standing stones that inspired the

“Outlander” books. Return to Inverness for

dinner and an evening walking tour.(B, D)

Day 7: Whisky Tasting & Brodie Castle

See where many Speyside distilleries are

based close to the pure water of the River

Spey. Tour Glen Grant Distillery and sample

a “wee dram of whisky.” Tour Johnstons

of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship

behind their fine woollens.Explore 16th-century

Brodie Castle,set in spacious grounds with its fairytale

towers and turrets. The house contains fine furnishings, a

collection of paintings, and a library with over

6,000 volumes. Return to Inverness and relax

before dinner at your hotel.(B, D)

Day 8: Sheepdogs & Culross Walk

Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a

demonstration where dogs obey commands

to round up sheep. In Pitlochry, explore

and have lunch independently. Continue

to Culross for a walking tour around the

charming 16th-century town, recently

used as a filming location for “Outlander.”

Highlights include the Town House, Culross

Palace, and the remains of Culross Abbey.

Enjoy free time in Culross before heading

to your hotel near Edinburgh for a Scottish

evening with a farewell dinner and traditional


(B, D)

Day 9: Edinburgh Tour & Palace of Holyroodhouse

In Edinburgh, see how the medieval

townhouses along the Royal Mile in the

heart of the Old Town are in stark contrast

to the Georgian mansions of the 200-year-

old New Town. Tour the impressive Palace

of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish

residence of the Queen, and walk through

the majestically furnished chambers. The

rest of the day is free. July 25 to August

15 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh

Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.(B)

Day 10: Independent Day in Edinburgh

10-day tour ends.


The Winnock Hotel | Drymen (2)

The Balmacara Hotel |

Near Kyle of Lochalsh (2)

Glen Mhor Hotel | Inverness (3)

Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh(2)

Contact details

CIE Tours
10 Park Place
Suite 510
Coach Driver guide Small coach
Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Ancestry Architecture Castles History Landscapes Whisky

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CIE Tours

The premier tour operator for Scotland, CIE Tours offers fully inclusive and expertly guided tours from coach tours to small group travel and highly curated private itineraries. Over its 86‐year history, CIE Tours has earned a reputation for excellence rooted in its signature Irish hospitality, the genuine warmth and expertise of its guides and hosts, and a talent for fostering lasting friendships. CIE Tours makes it easy for travelers to immerse themselves with exclusive access, authentic experiences, and in‐depth knowledge that, in the spirit of Celtic heritage, often begins with a story.

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