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Woman at Castle in Scottish Highlands Small Group Tour with The Traveling Professor

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Small group tours to Scotland are considered to be the best by The Traveling Professor

Who Goes on Our Tours?

Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Scenic Rail

Join our small group of 8-16 adult travelers on this ramble through the best of Scotland. Feel at home in Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Inverness, Skye, and Glasgow as we roll throughout the countryside by scenic train.  There is an ambitious itinerary, terrfic hotels, expert guides, and a wonderful small group of travelers to make this experience unforgettable.

Great Museums and Attractions:  Royal Yacht Brittania, Holyroodhouse, Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Princess Street Gardens, Calton Hill, St. Andrews Golf Course, University of St. Andrews, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Urquart Castle, and much more.

Scenic Train Tours:   Three wide-ranging scenic train jouneys through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe. 

Professionally Guided City Walking Tours: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Inverness, and Glasgow.

VIP Museum Admission and Unlimited Public Local Transportation:  VIP admission to all attractions in Edinburgh as well as those listed on the itinerary.  Hop-On, Hop-Off bus in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

What's Included?
  • 5 nights accommodations in Edinburgh, 4 in Inverness, and 2 in Glasgow.  Breakfast is included.
  • Professional guide services.  A tour leader is with the group 24/7.
  • Rail and private ransportation between all destinations on the itinerary.
  • VIP admission to all sites on the itinerary plus other sites not listed on the itinerary.
  • Hop-On, Hop-Off bus in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Loch Ness cruise.
  • All excursions as indicated on the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers.  Tour leaders do not accept tips.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 8-16 friendly travelers.  We move about quickly and efficiently at our own pace. 
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.  Approximately 50% of our travelers are return travelers.
  • Professional guide services.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Edinburgh.  Tour ends in Glasgow.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Hotels:
  • Extra nights in Edinburgh or Glasgow available upon request.

2021 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Dates: Starts Thursday, September 23 in Edinburgh, ends Monday, October 4 in Glasgow.  Please get on our waiting list for this tour.
  • Pricing:  Because many hotels and travel suppliers in Scotland are still temporarily closed, we do not have firm pricing for 2021 tours.  However, we expect pricing to be very similar to our 2020 tour price of $3299 per person.  Firm pricing will probably be announced by the end of September 2020.  If you have sent in a deposit to hold your place and then decide the price is not for you, notify us and we will promptly send a refund or your deposit.
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