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 Over 90 years of sharing the UK with visitors... CIE knows Scotland!

SAVE 5% off tour price when you book by June 30, 2024.

Revisit the past on this leisurely Scottish tour filled with castle ruins, ancient battlefields, and colorful stories from the country's rich history. Your full sized, luxury coach includes free wi-fi and plenty of space to spread out (maximum of 26 guests).

The CIE advantage allows you to sit back, relax and make new memories. Everything is included in your fare - your hotels, transportation, local guide, entertainment & entrance fees, plus 9 breakfasts and 7 dinners. Tours balance immersive and CIE-exclusive experiences with plenty of down time to let you explore and enjoy on your own.

As a bonus, each traveler receives a CIE travel backpack (perfect as a day pack), travel adapter, luggage strap and tags, rain poncho and document wallet.


April 10, 2025

Depart the US on an overnight flight on April 9, 2025. Flights are not included in pricing but can be quoted on request.

Your tour departs from your hotel at 2:30 PM. Take a panoramic tour of Glasgow, seeing sights like George Square, Kelvingrove Park, the cathedral and the university, all featured in the popular TV series “Outlander”. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining at your hotel.

Dinner included

Hotel: Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel


April 11, 2025

Visit Stirling Castle, a magnificent stronghold that was the childhood home of many Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Next, sample a dram at Glengoyne Distillery and learn about its two centuries of whisky-making. Return to Glasgow, where you will be free to explore and dine as you wish.

Breakfast included

Hotel: Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel


April 12, 2025

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 as you continue your journey to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, before arriving at your hotel on the shore of Loch Alsh.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Balmacara Hotel


April 13, 2025

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.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Balmacara Hotel


April 14, 2025

Photo opportunities await as you embark on a cruise of Loch Ness. Next, see the spectacular mountainous scenery as you drive along the edge of the Cairngorms National Park to your next destination: a farm where you’ll watch a demonstration of talented sheepdogs displaying their skills as they work with the farmer to herd their flock. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Inverness


April 15, 2025

Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how British government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie to end the Jacobite Rising. Proceed to Aberdeenshire to visit Fyvie Castle, Garden and Estate. Discover 800 years of the castle’s history and see the extraordinary collection of art, arms, and armor gathered by a local man who made his fortune in the American steel industry. Dine at your luxurious manor-house hotel in Aberdeen this evening.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Ardoe House Hotel & Spa


April 16, 2025

Visit Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle to meet a farmer raising Highland cows. See and photograph these famously gentle, long-haired creatures up close. Next, tour Drum Castle, Garden and Estate and see its imposing medieval tower and impressive Victorian library. Return to your hotel to dine with your group.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Ardoe House Hotel & Spa


April 17, 2025

Visit Dundee, once known as the city of “jute, jam, and journalism” for its local industries, and now a cultural hub and the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. Take some free time to explore the transformed waterfront, with its impressive architecture, museums, and an urban beach. Travel on to St Andrews, known as the home of golf and rich in medieval heritage. Take a panoramic drive and explore the city independently before departing for your hotel near Edinburgh. Your evening is free to dine independently.

Breakfast included

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh, Queens Ferry Crossing


April 18, 2025

In Edinburgh, see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town stand 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 King, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. Next, visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and great views of the city. Enjoy a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queens Ferry Crossing


April 19, 2025

Your tour ends after breakfast  If flights have been booked through CIE, your transfer to the airport is included. If flights have been booked independently, transfers can be arranged.

Additional time in Scotland or further travel to Ireland or England can be arranged.

Breakfast included.

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Per Person Pricing

Double Room (double occupancy) $3,945 One Double/Queen Bed
Twin Room (double occupancy) $3,945 Two Twin Beds
Single Room (single occupancy) $5,040 One Bed

SAVE 5% off tour price when you book by June 30, 2024. 
$250 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.

Specific bed requests (two twins vs. one double/queen) can be made but are not guaranteed.

Additional cost for airfare, travel insurance, optional pre-tour hotel night (4/9/25), meals not listed, gratuities and items of a personal nature.


Book by June 30, 2024 to receive 5% off the listed tour price.
Non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking.