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Join us on a holiday to Scotland

For a country so small and with so much open countryside, Scotland has had a huge impact on world culture. 

Its great cities - Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, were powerhouses of British Imperial commerce. These cities were also at the forefront of scientific discovery and exploration, culture and learning, and remain some of the most popular holiday destinations. Its natural wonders, too, attract visitors from around the globe. Just their names - Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, The Old Man of Storr, the Cairngorms National Park, the Mull of Kintyre, Loch Ness - call up visions of unspoilt scenery, timeless beauty and unresolved mystery. 

Be it escorted tours, cruises, or family cabin holidays, Scotland has plenty to offer. Explore the Scottish Highlands, enjoy a scenic train journey or head to the Trossachs, an outstandingly beautiful area of mountains, lochs, rivers, castles and woodlands. Scotland's natural and historic treasures aren't confined to the mainland, though. Around 800 islands lie scattered off its coast, islands like Skye, Mull, Arran, or beyond them the Outer Hebridean isles offer their own beguiling mix of magnificent scenery, myths and legends. Whether you're planning a romantic break or setting off on a solo trip, discover historic tales of valour, romance and rebellion on our Scotland tours.

Our featured Scotland tours

Explore the beautiful and mysterious sights of Scotland on one of our award-winning tours. Take a trip on The Royal Caledonian, visit Edinburgh’s Christmas markets or soak up the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. 

Popular No single supplement

Scottish Highland Railways

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 Excursions Included, 8 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 9 Airports
  • 20 Dates - May 2024 - Oct 2024
Popular

Classic Scotland

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 8 Excursions Included, 7 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 4 Airports
  • 6 Dates - May 2024 - Oct 2024
Popular

Christmas in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 2 Excursions Included, 9 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 8 Airports
  • 23 December 2024
Popular No single supplement

Best of the Scottish Highlands

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 5 Excursions Included, 12 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 6 Airports
  • 17 Dates - May 2024 - Oct 2025
Popular

The Royal Caledonian

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 14 Excursions Included, 9 Meals Included
  • Train Travel Included - 1 Train Station
  • 3 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
Popular

Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 days

Scotland, British Isles, United Kingdom
  • 5 Excursions Included, 10 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 5 Airports
  • 2 Dates - Oct 2024
Edinburgh Christmas Market in Scotland
No single supplement

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1 Excursion Included, 3 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 7 Airports
  • 2 Dates - Nov 2024 - Dec 2024

The Edinburgh Tattoo

United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • 2 Excursions Included, 4 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 8 Airports
  • 2 Dates - Aug 2024
Exclusively solos No single supplement

Highlights of the Scottish Highlands – Exclusively Solos

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 4 Excursions Included, 9 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 6 Airports
  • 11 Dates - Jul 2024 - Oct 2025

Scotland tours for solo travellers

Discover our collection of holidays for solo travellers, including our Highlights of the Scottish Highlands - Exclusively Solo tour. This trip is for those who are travelling alone, but want to experience Scotland with like-minded people, guided by our expert Tour Managers. This trip does not include a compulsory single supplement, you will have your own room included in the price. For some of our other Scotland tours, we offer no single supplement on select departures. However, these are based on availability so be quick to secure your spot. For more information about our solo trips click here

Things to see in Scotland

Take a look through our gallery of interesting things to see in Scotland. From the Edinburgh to The Highlands, Scotland is full of incredible sights.

Scotland holiday highlights

The below are the must visit locations when visiting Scotland. From vibrant cities to tranquil, remote islands, Scotland has something for everyone. 

Scotland by region

From the green, idyllic parts of the Scottish Highlands to the remote outcrops of the Hebrides, there is simply so much to experience throughout Scotland. 

Scotland FAQs

Here are some questions you might have about Scotland.

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  • Some of the best Scotland tours include:

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  • Scotland is known for its rolling highlands, whisky, ancient castles, and arts scene involving bagpipes, rock music and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • As most of you know, the currency of Scotland is the GBP, so you won’t need to change your money. It always helps to get cash out in advance, as small Scottish towns may have limited cash machine facilities.

  • August is a very popular month for tourists to visit Scotland, due to the calendar of events including the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. However, Scotland is beautiful year-round, particularly in the spring when the colourful natural sights burst to life. The weather is similar to other areas in the UK, however, Scotland tends to be a bit colder and wetter.

  • Due to the country’s abundance of rural land, it produces incredible fresh produce. Some highlights include Aberdeen Angus steaks, wild trout, and salmon. Scotland's national dish is haggis, a meat pudding typically served with mashed potato and turnips.

    With a rich history in distilling, Scotland is also famous for its whisky. 

  • The Scottish Highlands offer an incredibly tranquil and scenic getaway, with wonderful landscapes at every turn. Edinburgh is one of our favourite cities in the UK and in August it comes alive with the vibrant Edinburgh Tattoo. We also can’t forget the wonderful islands found of the Western Isles. Portree on the Isle of Skye is home to stunning colorful buildings and the empty, sandy beaches could even give the Caribbean a run for its money. 

  • We offer a number of different tours to the Scottish Highlands. Take a stunningly beautiful train journey on The Royal Caledonian or opt for our Exclusively Solo tour which covers the highlights including Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park and the picturesque town of Aviemore. 

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