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Edinburgh and the Highlands Weekend Tour from London

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Discover the top attractions and hidden secrets of Scotland on this 4-day Edinburgh and the Highlands weekend tour from London. Take the overnight coach to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city of Edinburgh with a guide. Delve into centuries of Scottish history during a walking tour and enjoy free time at your leisure. Afterward, take an optional tour deep into the Highlands (own expense) — home to famous sites including the Forth Bridge and the Wallace Monument. This 4-day tour includes round-trip travel by executive coach from central London.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: London to Edinburgh

Pass By: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland
This castle situated atop a volcanic rock called Castle Rock has been a royal castle since the 12th century. Its part as an important fortress during the Wars of Scottish Independence makes it a historically important monument. It is hosts a series of performances known as Edinburgh Military Tattoo where parades of pipes and drums fills the air.

Pass By: Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland
This museum located in central Edinburgh in a neoclassical design by William Henry Playfair, houses the Scottish national collection of fine art, including Scottish and international art. The collections represented begin from the Renaissance up to the 20th century. Masterpieces by Jacopo Bassano, Van Dyck among others will leave art lovers interested for hours.

Pass By: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF Scotland
This museum was once the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and The Royal Scottish Museum before being joined together. Its collections relating to Scottish Antiquities, culture and history and the Royal Museum covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures are some of the best in the world.

Pass By: Calton Hill, St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Scotland
This hill in central Edinburgh just next to Princes Street is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Atop the hill we can see some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks such as the National Monument, the Nelson Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument among others whilst offering panoramic views of the city.

Pass By: Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ Scotland
This Gothic monument dedicated to the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott overlooks Princes Street near to Edinburgh Waverly Station. With a height of 61 meters, it offers a series of viewing platforms open to the general public.

Pass By: Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Scotland
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the British monarch and is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle. It has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century. Visitors can enter and get a unique view of how royalty live.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 2 nights accommodation with breakfast included

Day 2: Scottish Highlands

Pass By: Queen's View, Pitlochry Scotland
As well as a stunning viewpoint overlooking the loch and beyond to the iconic Schiehallion, the area offers a range of woodland walks suitable for all abilities.

Stop At: Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY Scotland
Go on a tour of one of Scotland's famous distilleries and see the process of making a fine single malt.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Wallace Monument, Hillfoots Road Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF Scotland
The National Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry KY11 1HP Scotland
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Centre. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Rooms based on multiple occupancy (2-3 people of same gender sharing a room)
  • Please note that the majority of passengers are students, but non-students are welcome
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach from central London
  • Guide
  • Two nights' accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Athol Distillery


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument


Departure Point
London, London, England


Departure Time
10:00 PM

Duration
2 days

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