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Best of Scotland (2019 Preview)

7 Days from $1,733 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

The land of the ancients – cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved wee dram.

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The land of the ancients – cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved wee dram.

  1. Get lost among the enchanting cobbled lanes of Edinburgh – the quirky Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9 am, 11.30 am and 2 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Spend your day at leisure exploring its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks.

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    hotel:Novotel Centre
  2. Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, watching imposingly over the surrounding cityscape. Meander through the picturesque Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's charming atmosphere. If your travel dates coincide with the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the magnificent Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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  3. Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews, the home of golf en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive brings us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee, to the picturesque village of Pitlochry. After lunch enjoy some free time to explore its river-side setting or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end over a cozy dinner at our hotel sharing tales of the day with our fellow travelers.

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    hotel:Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodation/Highlander
  4. Meandering to the coast, we arrive in Mallaig where we'll board our ferry and cross to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the breathtaking Sleat Peninsula where we will have some free time to enjoy lunch before crossing a road bridge back to the mainland. The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Highlands, Scotland's infamous Loch Ness en route to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the fierce final battle of the Jacobite Uprising before returning to your hotel this evening.

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  5. Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, where we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond the quaint village of Glencoe to see the “Glen of the Weeping” and remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive in our final stop for the day – Glasgow.
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    hotel:Crowne Plaza
  6. Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your fascinating orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow's iconic sights. Enjoy views of the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the epicenter of shipbuilding. We travel to visit the hilltop fortress of Stirling Castle. Today a symbol of national pride, the royal residence was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. Later, we indulge in a Cultural Insight at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy a wee dram before we join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farms on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-taping Ceilidh tunes.

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  7. The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland's people forever in your memories, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Return transfers will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7 am and 9 am. Conditions apply.

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  • Edinburgh Tattoo: This departure includes the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $300 p.p.

Triple Room Discount: $10 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $67 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9:00 am. 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

6 nights, 6 full breakfasts, 4 dinners.

Included Highlights

Be My Guest

  • Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

Authentic Accommodations

  • Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

Cultural Insight

  • Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland's most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Glasgow, Stirling
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle
  • View the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Scotland must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Scotland.

  • The currency in Scotland is the Pound (£). While it’s a good idea to bring some pounds for when you first arrive in Scotland, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Scotland’s culture is based on the country’s rich and colorful past, with a long-standing passion for festivals, myths, bagpipes, art, castles, and literature.  Highlights to explore include the city of Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Stirling Castle.

  • Food and drink in Scotland goes far beyond haggis, porridge, and whiskey.  Other specialties to try include kippers, fish and chips, Scotch broth, smoked salmon, sausages, shortbread, and Dundee cake.  For a meal that’s inexpensive and authentic, try a pub meal with a pint of Scottish ale.

  • The weather in Scotland is mild, moist, and quickly changeable. We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Important items to bring include sturdy walking shoes and a waterproof jacket with a hood. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping is less common in Scotland than in the U.S. When dining in a restaurant, it’s appropriate, although not required, to leave a tip of 5-10 percent.  Leave your gratuity on the table rather than adding it to your credit card receipt to ensure that your waiter receives it.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend £2.50 per person/per day for your driver and £4.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 pounds per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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Reviews

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Mistakes made in booking. We had to keep contacting GET to get things finalized.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Please accept our apologies for the difficulties you faced during the booking process. We have reviewed your booking and shared it with our Reservation Manager in order to use this as a training opportunity for our team. Thank you for letting us know and we do hope you enjoyed your trip overall.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vacation : Wonderful and we really enjoyed Tom Lang our tour guide
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Theresa Nibblett
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The guide, Tom Lane, was excellent: he was very knowledgeable and handled all the arrangements expertly. Our accommodations were excellent as were all meals provided. The reason for the Good rating was because we both thought the tour group was too big and that we spent too much time on the bus and not enough time viewing the sights on the itinerary. The optional dinner at the Club 29 in Glasgow was a bit of a disappointment as it was not as described in the brochure. The final evening provided meal was a fun, enjoyable way to end the tour, but again, because there was so many people on our tour, we were packed into the venue, shoulder to shoulder making it uncomfortable for everyone.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate you sharing your experience and will be passing this on to the Quality Control teams for immediate review. Thank you.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vacation : Same as prior evaluation.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The trip was at a good pace. Tour guide and driver were excellent.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing! We're pleased to know you enjoyed your Scotland vacation. Happy travels!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Vacation : Would have preferred fewer people on the trip.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Thomas Cummings
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : your staffs service was excellent, it was parts of the trip that were poor.
Vacation : Novatel was a poor choice, cooling system was poor and hotel was undergoing renovation. Tour broken into two groups and our group seemed to get the short end of the stick on time at Sterling Castle, a hotel upgrade and who knows what else. A drive across a bridge to a restaurant for lunch, I do not consider a visit to the Isle of Skye. Tour guide and driver were both very good
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to see you were disappointed with parts of your trip. We do try to provide clean. comfortable and convenient accommodations and appreciate the feedback when those criteria are not met. We will share your experience with the Quality Control team at Trafalgar.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Randy was very helpful and it was easy to arrange
Vacation : I was disappointed with a number of things. No time spent in Glasgow with tour. Farewell dinner was good but no room to move, too many people on the tour for that particular venue. Welcome dinner was very poor. Some listed things did not happen and no explanation of why. All hotels good. This was my 2nd Trafalgar tour, probably my last.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.  We will be certain to share them with Trafalgar's Quality Control team and ask them to review for immediate improvement.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : James Thompson our tour director was excellent!
Vacation : James Thompson our tour director was excellent!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : This was our first ever guided bus tour so we didn't know what to expect. We enjoyed the sights, the special little amenities, but most importantly we believe we were extremely fortunate to travel with a great group of people.
Vacation : The price seemed on par with other travel groups, but going through AARP provided a sense of quality and the discounts were helpful.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Martha Mccormick
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Tour Guide and bus driver were excellent - well organized and ready to provide assistance. Tour Guide had to step in the last minute as the scheduled guide had a family emergency and he was up to the task.
Vacation : Only did one but thoroughly enjoyed the meal and entertainment.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sarabeth D.
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : We had a wonderful time, beyond all expectation. The itinerary was a well planned experience of history, culture, and beauty. Aryan the guide was very knowledgable and attentive and the driver Katrina was a a master at maneuvering our big bus. We are already planning another Grand European tour for next year. The US support people beforehand could have been more helpful when I had questions.
Vacation : The optional experiences that we bought enhanced our immersion in the Scottish culture
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Good driver, clean bus, well versed and pleasant tour director, plenty rest stops, not too fast lunch breaks giving time to shop, good lodgings, interesting itinerary. I especially liked the final diinner at a local citizen's sheep farm who also entertained us with stories and music.
Vacation : I'm assuming you mean the optional trips.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Guide was excellent and food good. Probably won't travel again due to our ages.
Vacation : Saw all the highlights of Scotland. Highlands were beautiful!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Too many optionals that could have been included. Inexperienced, disorganized tour director.
Vacation : I expected more for the money. Too little substance.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Glenn Letts
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Tour director attention to detail, in keeping guests happy and tour running smoothly
Vacation : Was able to show my wife most of the places that I went to while stationed in the Navy in Scotland, and with the extra days booked was able to do the rest.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Rosemary Toohey
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Sights seen and ground covered excellent for the money spent.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Best of Scotland vacation and the service of your Travel Director. The Edinburgh Tattoo is indeed a fantastic experience, and the Scottish Highlands should be on everyone's bucket list! 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Vacation : The military tattoo in Edinburgh was wonderful, but my favorite part was the drive through the Highlands and the stay at the picturesque Laggan Hotel. The Laggan needed just a few touches to be absolutely perfect...small things, for example a decent size mirror in the room, a hook on the bathroom door for clothes and a small table in the bathroom for toiletries. Food and drink service at the Laggan was excellent.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Josh was always available to answer any questions, etc.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to Scotland and the service Josh provided.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Vacation : Excellent trip, tour guide, and bus driver. Would have liked more time at Loch Ness, and in Glasgow on our own.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Everything went very smoothly from the time I booked the trip up to and receiving all my documents.
Vacation : Although the trip was very interesting I was very disappointed in the hotels.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
James Niser
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Trip was hectic but a lot of fun. Seen a great deal of Scotland in a single week.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for taking the time to write.  Glad to hear that, despite (or perhaps due to) the packed schedule, you enjoyed your Best of Scotland trip!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Vacation : Fun, interesting, busy, many excursions should be avoided. Dinner and best served with the locals, not the tour.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kay Wideman
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Met us at the airport when we arrived. Excellent guide. Excellent hotels. Loved Scotland!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Scotland is a truly wonderful destination.  Glad to hear your trip was a success!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Vacation : I'm not sure what you mean by purchases? We didn't have a lot of shopping time. If you are referring to the purchase of the trip, it was fine.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Initial service via website and phone was good. The design of the trip was not. I don't know if that relates to European Travel or Trafalgar, but advertising the trip as "comfortable" was definitely a misnomer. I do not think that walking a half mile each way, then climbing 93 stairs up and then down is comfortable! Especially when the vast majority of travelers were retiree age.
Vacation : I am unsure if this refers to the tour itself or purchases made while there.
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, often referred to as "the most spectacular show on earth," is an exciting celebration showcasing the best of Scottish music, dance, and military pageantry.  In 2019 it will take place in Edinburgh from August 2nd to August 24th, and is sure to draw entertainers and spectators from around the world. 

Tickets and arrangements have been included on these select departures. Book early as they will sell out quickly!

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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