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Real Scotland

Summary:

You've seen the Insta carousels. Now it’s time to witness those waterfalls, coastlines, lochs and more IRL. Worried about budgeting for your Scottish adventure? This one goes modest on food and accommodation, but major on locations and experiences to help...

Duration
8 Days
Next Departure
13-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 2,189.00
USD 2,125.00
Price per day
USD 266.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
Real Scotland
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

You've seen the Insta carousels. Now it’s time to witness those waterfalls, coastlines, lochs and more IRL. Worried about budgeting for your Scottish adventure? This one goes modest on food and accommodation, but major on locations and experiences to help you squeeze every drop of inspo from your trip – without breaking the bank. You'll stay in dorm accommodation and share budget-friendly meals with up to 16 fellow travellers, exploring the biggest and best of Scotland (plus a few hidden gems) with a local guide.

Map: Real Scotland (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Edinburgh To Loch Ness Via Dunkeld And Cairngorms ...
Day 2
Loch Ness To Orkney
Day 3
Orkney
Day 4
Orkney To Ullapool
Day 5
Ullapool To Stornoway
Day 6
Stornoway To Portree
Day 7
Portree
Day 8
Portree To Edinburgh Via Mallaig

Highlights

Included Experience

  • Dunkeld: Dunkeld is a wee charming town! We'll take a guided tour through the pretty Perthshire town, passing cute 18th century houses leading to Dunkeld Cathedral. Our tour ends under the shadow of this striking partial ruin, dating back hundreds of years.
  • Scottish Highlands: One for the history buffs. Learn more about the Jacobite uprising and their defeat at this atmospheric battlefield.
  • Scottish Highlands: Take a guided walk through the Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial grounds dating back to the Bronze age. We'll recount stories of famous people buried here and see the eye-catching remains of a medieval chapel.
  • Loch Ness: Take a scenic drive across the North Coast to John O' Groats; the very top of mainland Britain. This coach tour will be full of stunning seascapes and insta-worthy moments.
  • Visit Orkney, a dreamy cluster of islands brimming with history. We'll stop at the Italian Chapel, Neolithic settlements and Kirkwall, the ancient capital or Orkney.
  • This ornate, seafront red and white building was constructed by Italian prisoners of war who were held captive on Orkney during WWII.
  • Ramble around the Viking-influenced capital of the Orkney Islands. And watch the world go by at the harbour.
  • Visit this Neolithic village to get a glimpse into life in prehistoric Scotland.
  • This Neolithic stone circle will give you a snapshot of Orkney’s prehistoric past. And it makes for some great pics.
  • This ritualistic array of megaliths is said to be Britain’s most ancient Neolithic stone circle.
  • Photo op! Explore the rugged cliffs of Britain’s most northerly-easterly point and take in the incredible views.
  • Want to step inside the mouth of a natural sea cave? Smoo Cave's 50ft high entrance is one of the biggest in Britain. Watching the salt crystals glitter and shine within Smoo Cave is a gotta-be-there kind of moment, for sure.
  • Ullapool: This dainty coastal village in the Scottish highlands is the definition of a hidden gem! Think stunning waterside views, green valleys, and charming locals when it comes to Ullapool.
  • Ullapool: This mysterious Neolithic stone circle was built around 3000 BC for rituals and to observe the stars. Pretty cool eh?
  • Stornoway: See this ancient hamlet by the sea. The traditional Scottish houses with quaint thatched roofs give us total Outlander vibes.
  • Scotland: With its white sands and turquoise waters you could think you were on a tropical island. Except for the weather!
  • Scotland: Sample whisky straight from the source at Harris Distillery, a cute village on the Isle of Harris.
  • Mallaig: Visit the stunning landscape of Glen Coe and find out why it's a sought-after filming location.
  • Mallaig: Be transported to another world in the Scottish wilderness. Bogs, rivers, lochans and a mountainous backdrop make this a magical place.
  • Mallaig: Horse around and get some pics with these giant sculptures of ancient folklore monsters. They even light up in rainbow colours at night!
  • Mallaig: Book this version of the trip to secure your seat on this iconic experience. Feel like you're on the Hogwarts Express as you journey on the Jacobite Steam Train through the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

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