4-day Edinburgh and The Scottish Highlands Tour From Cambridge

Cultural & Theme Tours in Edinburgh

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Enjoy a weekend tour to Scotland, Edinburgh and The Highlands where you will have the chance to experience the best of Scotland on this 4-day tour.
ItineraryDay 1: Cambridge EdinburghStop At: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis 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. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis 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. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Scott Monument, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis 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: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis 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, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis 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: Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, ScotlandThe 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 includedDay 2: Scottish HighandsStop At: Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandThe 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 minutesStop At: National Wallace Monument, Stirling, ScotlandThe 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 also known as Braveheart.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: The Kelpies, Falkirk, Falkirk District, ScotlandThe Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Queen's View, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandThe Queen’s View lies at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel and is surrounded by part of the Tay Forest Park. 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.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Breakfast included

Itinerary

Day 1: Cambridge Edinburgh Stop At: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 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. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, 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. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Scott Monument, Edinburgh, 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: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 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, Edinburgh, 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: 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 Highands Stop At: Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, 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 Stop At: National Wallace Monument, Stirling, 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 also known as Braveheart. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: The Kelpies, Falkirk, Falkirk District, Scotland The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Queen's View, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland The Queen’s View lies at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel and is surrounded by part of the Tay Forest Park. 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. Duration: 30 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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