Scotland – Edinburgh & Glasgow
Scotland – Edinburgh & Glasgow
10 days | 8 nights
Split your adventure between Scotland’s two biggest cities, from charming Edinburgh to bustling Glasgow, and head out to see the country’s unforgettable countryside.
With a country as vast and bountiful as Scotland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.
The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.
Day 1 – Travel Day to Edinburgh
Day 2 – Check in Hotel Welcome to Edinburgh
Day 3 – Edinburgh Sightseeing
Castles and whisky today! Take advantage of your Edinburgh Castle entrance, then continue to The Scotch Whisky Experience.
Scotch Whisky Experience: Take a barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky-making process. Learn all about this magical craft with the help of expert tour guides and whisky advisors. Discover different aromas and flavours, and find your perfect single malt whisky.
Day 4 – Edinburgh: St. Andrews Excursion
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!
St. Andrews Excursion: Journey over the the iconic Forth Bridge into the ancient Kingdom of Fife.
Stop for a photo op in Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife. Stop in Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, then pass through Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, en route to the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews, home to the oldest university in Scotland, a famous cathedral and a golf course.
Your return route takes you across the Lomond hills to Falkland, the setting for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander series, for a photo stop. Continue to Loch Leven, the scene of Mary, Queen of Scots’ imprisonment and escape and on to the picturesque village of South Queensferry for a final stop before returning to Edinburgh.
Day 5 – Edinburgh: At Leisure
Day 6 – Edinburgh – Glasgow
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station and hop on board for Glasgow. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 7 Glasgow: Sightseeing
Explore Glasgow aboard an open-top double-decker bus: Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off: See all the main sights as you hop on and off 21 conveniently located stops around the city.
With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Glasgow.
Day 8 Glasgow: Oban Excursion
Oban Excursion: Cross the Firth of Clyde, past Dumbarton’s rock fortress and castle. Stop in Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century on the shores of Loch Fyne.
If you like, visit Inveraray Castle ($), or explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.
Continue north into the Highlands through stunning scenery, passing Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles.
Next, stop for lunch ($) and some free time in the picturesque harbour town of Oban. Explore its horseshoe-shaped bay and see McCaig’s Tower. Travel onwards past Castle Stalker before reaching Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.
Return via Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Luss, a pretty village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Walk along the shore or explore the quaint village. Return to Glasgow.
Day 9 – Glasgow: At Leisure
Day 10 – Travel Day: Return to Canada