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Best of Ireland and Scotland Guided Tour

15 Day Ireland and Scotland Tour from Dublin to Edinburgh

15 days, 3 countries and 21 cities

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14 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

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Travel to see the very Best of Ireland and Scotland, from delicate Waterford Crystal to the golfing greats of St. Andrews. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you’ll be sharing tales from Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the Scottish Highlands for years to come.

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Sightseeing highlights.

Explore Dublin, Londonderry, Belfast and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist

Discover Waterford, Adare, Galway and Glasgow

Visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Experience in Belfast, a whisky distillery and Edinburgh Castle

View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews

See St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Galway Cathedral and Loch Lomond

Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry

Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates

See Glencoe

Drive through this Highland village on Loch Leven.

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Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland

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On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Exploring Scotland & Ireland

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Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh on a panoramic coach tour or by foot – it’s your choice! Learn the secrets of making Scotch whisky and enjoy a tasting. Cruise famed Loch Ness and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a traditional evening of Scottish food and entertainment. Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast and remember the century-old tragedy that shook the world. Walk the Giant’s Causeway (UNESCO) and soak up incredible views of the Causeway Coast, one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys. Visit Ireland’s bustling capital city of Dublin and tour historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.

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  • 6 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options

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  • Whisky Distillery

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11 Breakfasts

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Best time for travel exploring scotland & ireland.

While just about any month is great to visit Scotland and Ireland, there are a few prime times of the year for the Exploring Scotland & Ireland tour. Here are some recommendations from our destination experts.

Spring: Springtime is a wonderful time to visit the region! The countryside comes alive with flowers and shades of green, and the days of sunlight are growing just a bit longer, giving you more time to explore.

Summer: August is the perfect time to visit Edinburgh, as the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival both take place then. It’s crowded, but the city is alive with many cultural events. And generally, it’s good weather (fingers crossed for not too much rain!).

Fall: Daylight hours grow shorter, and the weather is not quite as hospitable as summer, but the changing colors of the landscape are truly lovely. Fewer crowds make it easier to navigate sites and take your time to enjoy them.

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Must-See Inclusions:

  • Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.

Embark on a scenic cruise on beautiful Loch Ness.

Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.

Cultural Experiences:

Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.

Explore the Titanic Experience in Belfast.

Discover the heritage of Glasgow with a local guide.

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.

Taste apple cider at a family-run farm.

Join in the fun during a night of traditional Scottish food and entertainment.

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Highland Evening
  • Titanic Experience
  • Giant's Causeway
  • The Causeway Coast Rail Journey

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After visiting Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, choose how you’ll explore Scotland’s hilly capital. For your first choice, get acquainted with the regal city via panoramic tour on your motorcoach. The route will take you through Old Town, including the Royal Mile – a traditional processional route for royalty.The coach will also take you through the Georgian-style New Town, full of elegant squares, terraces, and gardens, including Charlotte Square,and the charming local cafes and shops of Princes Street. For your second choice, explore Edinburgh on foot. Focused on the Old Town, walk along the winding cobblestone streets learning about sites such as the medieval John Knox Houseand the iconic St. Gile’s Cathedral — an integral site during the Scottish Reformation. The walking tour will also show you the vibrant Grassmarket neighborhood, a marketplace dating back to the 15th century that still hosts standing shops and visiting vendors today.

Start your trip with 3 nights in London – the capital of England and the United Kingdom. Use your included Oyster card to navigate the city with a local expert – hopping on the Tube and taking a walking tour along the River Thames, where you can see St Pauls' Cathedral, the Tate Modern Art Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe and the food stalls of Borough market. Take advantage of your included Tower of London pass. You’ll have ample time at leisure to make your stay in London exactly what you want it to be. Your other option is to book a pre night?

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  • You’re on your way to the United Kingdom. Begin in England and enjoy a 3-night stay in London.
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  • Experience London, the esteemed capital of the United Kingdom. Often described as a world within a city, London is a sophisticated metropolis with a timeless style all its own.
  • Navigate the city with a local expert. Using your included Oyster card, hop on the famous underground Tube. Take a walking tour along the Thames River, where you can see St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Art Gallery and Shakespeare’s Globe. End at Borough Market, London’s premier food market, with history dating back around 1,000 years. You will love independently strolling the small, specialty produce stalls and sumptuous street food traders. Enjoy the afternoon to further explore the city.
  • See London your way today! Be sure to take advantage of your included ticket to the Tower of London to peek into the city’s storied past and uncover the secrets of this 11th-century fortress.
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  • Wish London goodbye as you take a high-speed train through the English countryside to Scotland.

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Explore one of Ireland's best-kept secrets. Enjoy a fun and engaging evening with a local singer/songwriter and discover how the tale of Derry is intertwined with many of Ireland's most important events. Come and experience a three-course dinner at a restaurant serving pub-style food. See first-hand why Derry was named the UK City of Culture in 2013.

Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories!

Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at a historic pub where you will soak up the atmosphere of days gone by. After lunch, continue on to the nearby Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage and discover the technique needed to pour the perfect pint! Classic Guinness ads and memorabilia create a nostalgic ambiance as you indulge in a complimentary pint and learn about a different yet key part of Ireland's history.

Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.

Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.

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Country Roads

Explore Northern Ireland & Ireland alongside Scotland’s Gaelic Grandeur on This 2-Week Guided Tour

Experience centuries of rich Gaelic history as you take High-Tea at the Ardgowan Estate near Glasgow and see the Queen’s residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Glencoe offers a glimpse of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis ahead of a cruise on Loch Ness and the chance to seek out Scotland’s most infamous bonnie monster. Up in the highlands, a whiskey tasting at a distillery, to uncork tales of smugglers before the vacation embarks on a grand tour of the Scottish capital. Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint with the Royal Mile, home to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Scottish Parliament. Not to be outdone, Dublin impresses with the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College and the millennia old Book of Kells.

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, St. Andrews, Loch Ness Cruise, Urquhart Castle, Highland Evening, Glasgow, Belfast, Titanic Experience, Giant’s Causeway, The Causeway Coast Rail Journey, Derry, Cider Farm Tour, Dublin.

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Day 2-3: Radisson Collection Hotel Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh Day 4-5: Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness, Inverness Day 6: Hilton Glasgow, Glasgow Day 7-8: Maldron Hotel Belfast City, Belfast Day 9-10: City Hotel Derry, Derry Day 11-12: Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin

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Derry – The Spirit of Derry • $80 pp

Explore one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy an engaging evening that reveals the history of Derry and the North through music and song. The tale of Derry is intertwined with many of Ireland’s most important events. Come and experience a three-course dinner at a restaurant serving pub-style food. See first-hand why Derry was named the UK City of Culture in 2013.  Duration: Approximately 3 hours.  Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

Dublin – Pub Lunch & The Guinness Storehouse • $85 pp

Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at a historic pub where you will soak up the atmosphere of days gone by. After lunch, continue on to the nearby Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s top international visitor attraction. Learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage and discover the technique needed to pour the perfect pint! Classic Guinness ads and memorabilia create a nostalgic ambiance as you indulge in a complimentary pint and learn about a different yet key part of Ireland’s history. Reservations will not be accepted within 7 days of departure. This option is not offered on St. Patrick’s Day or Easter Sunday. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult and may not participate in the tasting at Guinness Storehouse.  Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours.  Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

Edinburgh – Scottish Cultural Show: A Night of Food, Song & Dance • $135 pp

Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories! This option will not be offered on departures that include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Duration: Approximately 3 hours.  Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

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Touring Scotland

The need to know

Getting around

Odyssey usually travels by coach and occasionally uses local transport, including trains and ferries. Specifics are always outlined in your tour itinerary. Scotland has a centralised and impressively extensive rail network run by Transport Scotland, which links towns to the major cities. It is also covered by a bus network that is said to place 95% of the popuation within 5 minutes walk of a bus stop, catering to local, national, and international services.

Accommodation

In major cities, Odyssey stays in centrally located 3-4 star hotels, with easy access to public transport. In smaller towns or rural areas, we usually stay in family-run hotels or guesthouses. On our long stay tours, during which you spend the length of the tour in a single location, we use serviced apartments.

Tour Guides

Odyssey always engages local guides with regional knowledge to ensure an authentic experience during which you can learn as much as possible about the history and culture of places you visit.

Geography, environment & weather

Scotland forms part of the United Kingdom, and the northern third of the island of Great Britain as well as 790 additional surrounding islands. These are encompassed by the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, and the Inner and Outer Hebrides. In terms of topography, it’s mountainous and rugged, although most of the population is to be found in the Lowlands in the south and east.

Scotland’s climate is above all distinguished by its changeability and variation. Sometimes, a short drive will take you to completely different conditions, so the key to preparation is layering! During Spring, Summer, and Autumn, max temperatures tend to range between 7 and 17 degrees celcius, and during winter, the average maximum temperature is 5 degrees. In Spring and Autumn, you’ll find that the weater is usually pleasant but there will still be snow on the mountains. The country is also known for its rain. However, because of Scotland’s topography, it rains far more in the west than it does in the east. Scotland’s sunniest location is The Fife Coast, with an average of 1500 hours of sunshine per year.

World Heritage Sites

The United Kingdom boasts 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which are located in Scotland. You can view the official list of the sites here https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/gb. It is well worth visiting every site, if you are able. But here’s a few highlights from the bunch:

New Lanark – a picturesque restored 18th century mill village that sits on the River Clyde. It includes recreated houses of those who worked at the cotton mill, and includes a shop selling locally made textiles!

The Forth Bridge – This is a distinct and gorgeous bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth. In 2016, it was voted Scotland’s greatest manmade wonder, and is often seen as a symbol of the country.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh – This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but remember, if you’re visiting Edinburgh, take your time to explore and wander through one of the best-preserved cities in the UK.

Festivals & events

The most famous and grandest Scottish festival is, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you’re interested in the Fringe, check out Odyssey’s tour, which runs every year and includes a series of hand-picked events! Also worth putting on the calendar is the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Fesitval, which takes place around May each year, and includes over 500 whisky-centric events. These include distillery tours, tastings, and much more. If you’re into literature, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is among the world’s finest writers’ festivals. Taking place in August, it usually hosts around 1,000 writers and thinkers from across the globe.

Reading List

  • The Island Nurse by Mary J MacLeod
  • The Furrow Behind Me: The Autobiography of a Hebridean Crofter by Angus MacLellan
  • Standing Stones by Beth Camp
  • The Scottish Islands:
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island by Hamish Haswell-Smith

Eating & Drinking

Now is a better time than ever to explore Scotland’s food and drink culture. This is because in early 2018, Scotland began to implement a national strategy to position itself as a global destination for cuisine.

Scotland is probably best known for its whisky, the export of which brings billions of dollars into the economy. In regions known for whisky such as Speyside and the Isle of Islay, many distilleries are open for tours and tastings. You’ll also find that the flavour of whisky differs significantly depending on its region of origin, so it’s worth exploring a range of distilleries!

But Scotland isn’t simply a nation of whisky. Scottish lobsters are among the most sought after in the world, showing up on the menus of many Michelin-starred restaurants. Scotland is also known for its salmon, which is the nation’s biggest food export. It is generally of prestige quality, a product for which buyers will pay a premium.

Health & Safety

While much of Scotland is usually safe to travel around, it’s important to stay alert to anything unusual. Also, you will often see signs warning of pickpockets in areas popular with tourists, so it’s important to keep a close eye on your belongings at all times.

Electrical supply

Whenever you travel overseas, it’s always wise to take an appropriate travel adaptor. The electricity supply runs at 230V, 50Hz. British plugs have three flat, rectangular pins which form a triangle. These are shared by Ireland, Malta and some former British colonies, but Australia is not one of them.

The best of Scotland

Scotland History: A house at Skara Brae, Orkney

Skara Brae, a village on Orkney first inhabited 5,000 years ago by Neolithic settlers. It is so well preserved that it has been referred to as the "Scottish Pompeii"

Jacobites, Scottish History small group mature travellers tour

  • Edinburgh Castle

It may be well worn but you can't go past Edinburgh Castle. This impressive structure is perched on Castle Rock, a location that archaeologists believe has been occupied since the 2nd century AD, and has endured 26 sieges!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival small group for Mature travellers

The Royal Mile is a series of streets forming the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh's Old Town. Its combination of cultural history and stunning architecture make it one of the most beautiful locations in one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Tour Reviews

Excellent itinerary, transport and local guides!

Participant 2016

Overall the trip was great and met my expectation.

Errol H. June 2017

Please evaluate your tour Program Leader, Robert Williams Communication - Exceeded expectations Organisation - Exceeded expectations Local knowledge - Exceeded expectations Engagement - Exceeded expectations Friendliness - Exceeded expectations Care and concern for your needs - Exceeded expectations Do you have any comments to make (good or bad!) about your tour Program Leader? - I cannot compliment him too highly

Participant -17

Lovely hotel and the location could not have been better. I'd stay there again.

Great hotel (perfect location), wonderful tour guide (Robert was excellent in every respect), the half-day walking tour was fun and informative, and the events selected exposed me to Fringe events I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. Very well thought out and put together.

We found all the guides in each place excellent, some more than others, but always knowledgeable and obviously in love with their chosen careers. David our coach driver was excellent also, coping with some difficult situations with a cool head and providing us with a running commentary on a country he knows so well - especially Norfolk his home county!

Sally and Angus H. June 2017

Wife Brenda and I just completed Odyssey tour in UK entitled “Canals and Railways” led by Mal Bock. Absolutely superb, and Mal’s leadership faultless. Extremely good value considering only seven guests, superb local guides and drivers, a most comfortable coach with seating for 24. . Hotels chosen were excellent, most with real character, not places one would have chosen without local knowledge and recommendation, . My wife and I have visited the UK many times- I was born there, but we saw so many places which were new to us. Thank you Odyssey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian Sanderson

Excellent selection and diversity from different types of events. We saw wonderful things that would not have occurred to me on my own.

What time zone is Scotland in?

Scotland has a single time zone , Greenwich mean time. The nation observes daylight saving time from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

Is tipping customary?

If you’re on an Odyssey tour, we take care of tipping so you don’t need to give it a second thought. However, in your free time, or if travelling independently, it’s essential that you make sure you tip an appropriate amount for services, as is the case throughout much of Europe. It’s customary to tip 10-15% of the bill at restaurants, or 1 to 3 GBP at a more casual establishment. It’s polite to round a bill up to the nearest whole figure or leave the change when buying drinks. It’s also customary to tip 10% in taxis, and leave a note or two with hotel porters and concierges.

What is the internet service like in Scotland?

Internet access is easily accessible, and most hotels and many cafes will be able to offer it.

However, when visiting the remotest parts of Scotland the service maybe non existent or of a poor or low quality until you reach more built up areas.

Can I use my mobile phone in Scotland?

Check with your cell phone provider to see whether you’re able to make calls and use data while in Scotland. Many providers will offer a daily fee that allows you to make calls and check the internet while only being charged your regular rates. However, be certain to inform your provider that you’re heading overseas, because just like a bank they can turn off your service as a result of unusual activity.

Should I visit Loch Ness while I'm in Scotland?

This huge freshwater loch is probably one of the most famous bodies of water in the world, largely due to the myth of the monster that may dwell within its dark waters. Loch Ness is found within the Great Glen in the Scottish Highlands, around 20 minutes’ drive from Inverness, and 3,5 drive from Edinburgh. We’d say that you need at least half a day to see the major highlights, but ideally you would allocate a whole day which will give you time to see most of the attractions as well as circumnavigate the whole loch.

Why visit the highlands and islands of Scotland?

An escorted small group tour for couples and solo travellers of the Scottish isles including the isle of Skye draws on local guides to share their knowledge of the destinations in this unique part of Scotland . UNESCO world heritage site are visited as breathtaking scenery and authentic experiences are shared in a group of like-minded people on this guided tour of remote Scotland.

What is a small group tour?

Odyssey specialises in educational small group tours , for seniors , typically groups between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 18 travellers. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs, since 1983.

We offer a wide range of educational, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.

What language do you speak in Scotland?

Depending on who you ask, Scots is a language , a dialect of English, or slang.

It is still one of Scotland’s three official languages (the other two are English and Scottish Gaelic ), but it is mostly mutually intelligible with English.

What can you do in 'wild' Scotland?

The Scottish wildlife offers different kind of adventures of all types of outdoor activities, including walking holidays, cycling, mountain biking, sailing, whale-watching, fishing and all kinds of adventures.

What can you expect on this small group tour?

Odyssey offers easy, convenient, and relaxed escorted small group tours across Scotland and includes the Scottish isles. We explore the Scottish isles fairy-tale natural beauty, its ancient heritage, its World Heritage Sites, and world-famous islands, all with some truly spectacular scenery along the way. This and more are all waiting to be explored on one of Odyssey’s small group tours of Scotland, designed for the senior traveller, and led by experienced, and enthusiastic likeminded people.

These Scottish island tours are small group tours that include a tour of the Outer Hebrides, Orkney small group tours and the tours of Shetland islands that are specifically tailored for mature aged and senior travellers interested in exploring beyond the Scottish mainland the historic sites on the Orkney archipelago and the Outer Hebrides in particular.

Why choose best Scottish tours?

Odyssey’s highlights include:

  • Experience Scotland in miniature on the Isle of Arran .
  • Explore the outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris with their fantastic geological formations, standing stones, and Broch.
  • See Iona , the tiny island from which St. Columba took Celtic Christianity to the British Isles.
  • Visit the Western Isles of the Hebrides where our ferry takes us to the Isle of Skye .

What are the most beautiful places to go in Scotland?

Scotland , with its wild beaches, sparkling lochs and romantic castles, is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth:

  • Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  • Bow Fiddle Rock, Moray
  • Skara Brae ., Stromness, Orkney
  • Mealt Falls, Isle of Skye
  • Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran
  • Stornoway, Harris & Lewis
  • Duart Castle, Isle of Mull
  • The Shetlands
  • Islet of Iona

What are the best tours in Scotland?

Join Odyssey Traveller on one of our Scottish island tours including the small group tours Shetland Islands. a guided tour that is a journey through each Scottish isle ( islands ) including the opportunity to visit the Shetland isles , for 20 days with 3 departures each year. This unique travel experience explores the nation’s living history visiting not just the popular Scottish isle(s) but also the smaller islands for their uniqueness and stunning scenery using the calmac ferry network to operate this island tour. While the islands ‘ residents mostly lead modern lives, there is still evidence of a much older way of life. The Scottish Islands are ancient sites and among the world’s great repositories of archaeological sites and treasures, such as the prehistoric Callanish standing stones and stone circle on Lewis and Harris, as well as isolated monuments and unforgettable naturally spectacular scenery and quaint villages . This program also includes guided tours of Shetland and Orkney Islands. On the Orkneys the escorted small group tour spends time exploring and learning about the Neolithic Orkney around Skara Brae . Our guided tours also include a visit to a whisky distillery on the Isle of Arran.

BST – British Summer Time / GMT – Greenwich Mean Time

What kind of temperatures can you expect in Scotland?

You can expect average maximum temperatures to range from approximately 7°C to 13 °C during the months of March, April and May.

June, July and August are normally the warmest months in Scotland , with average maximum temperatures ranging from approximately 15°C to 17°C.

In the Autumn (or Fall), Scotland is likely to experience temperatures ranging from around 8°C to 14°C from September to November.

December, January and February are generally the coldest months in Scotland, with the average maximum temperature usually around 5°C.

What is the journey on the Jacobite steam train like?

Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84-mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain , Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis.

Why is a local tour guide important?

Local guides are local experts. They know all the best places in their city and can provide insider access that enables you to experience a destination like a local. They can also adapt to situations and change plans quickly.

How many in your group?

Odyssey specializes in educational s mall group tours for seniors, typically groups sizes are between 6 to 12 people. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.

Which experiences are best for tours in Shetland islands?

There are plenty of things to do in Shetland. The islands have some of the most incredible landscapes in the UK and a Viking heritage. Odysseys Scottish Islands and Shetland small group tour, we. will view the wild, untamed scenery of Shetland , where we may catch a glimpse of some of the islands’ tiny ponies, colonies of sea birds, and other wildlife. We trace the ancient Celtic and Viking influences on the Shetland Island peoples and their language, as we visit some of the remote villages in our search for historical treasures. We will also visit the Shetland island museum in Lerwick , the harbour of Scalloway, the Sunburgh Head, and Jarlshof, where the museum explains the sprawling sea-front ruins spanning 3,000 years.

The Shetlands are just over 300 kilometres from the Norwegian coast and were under Norse rule until 1469. About 14 of the hundred or so islands in the Shetland Island group are occupied and these cliff-edged islands now form the northernmost part of Scotland. Shetlanders have a distinctive dialect derived from their long connection with Norway and nowhere on the islands is more than 8 kilometres from the sea, so that fishing and salmon farming still provide a major contribution to the economy. However, North Sea Oil has been the major source of recent revenue. Shetland too boasts some of Britain’s most stunning coastal scenery, awesome colonies of sea birds, abundant marine life, and a rich pre-history.

Which experiences are best for tours in Orkney islands?

On Odysseys small group tour to Scotland that includes the Orkneys , we will experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the British Isles. On the Orkney mainland we learn on our Orkney tour about some of the prehistoric, Celtic, and Viking influences on the island peoples, visit some of the picturesque small towns and villages, and catch a glimpse of some of the island’s seals, otters, and colonies of sea birds while we search for historical treasures in its great collection of ancient sites. After lunch the Orkney tour visits the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodga, and the prehistoric village of Skara Brae . We will also learn about the wartime history of the island as we view the Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel, the St Magnus Cathedral.

Both Orkney and Shetland have close links to the Nordic countries through language, lifestyle, and history, despite the fact that the Orkney Islands are within 10 kilometres of mainland Scotland. The Orkney isles differs from the Shetland Isle in that it has flat and undulating islands with rich soil, which makes the grass green and nurtures summer crops of grain. Shetlanders are fishermen with farms while Orcadians are farmers with boats. Orkney is, however, still known for its dramatic coastal scenery, abundant marine bird life, and islands which contain the densest concentration of prehistoric and ancient sites in Britain, testifying to their long history of settlement. Eighteen of the 67 Orkney Island are inhabited.

On the second day on Orkney small group tours , we will have a morning guided tour of Kirkwall, and a visit to Bishop’s and Early’s Palaces, before leaving you the afternoon to further explore Orkney Island.

Articles about Scotland published by Odyssey Traveller.

The following list of articles published by odyssey Traveller for mature aged and senior travellers to maximise their knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland when visiting:

  • Questions about Scotland
  • Peat & Scotland
  • Shetland Islands Discovered
  • Questions about the Outer Hebrides
  • Scotland & Scotch Whisky
  • Visiting Edinburgh places to consider visiting
  • Country Spotlight; Scotland
  • Nelson Mandela Place; a Glasgow story
  • Glasgow’s Architectural heritage
  • Stone circles

For all the articles Odyssey Traveller has published for mature aged and senior travellers, click through on this link .

External articles to assist you on your visit to Scotland

  • History of Edinburgh castle
  • Everything to know about Scotch Whisky
  • Understanding the language of the Scotch whisky
  • Overview of Scottish history

Responsible Travel Tips for Scotland

  • If sightseeing in rural areas, remember to be respectful of residents and locals. As well as being tourist attractions, these are peoples’ homes!
  • Learn at least the local greetings to break the ice, a bit of Gaelic perhaps.. Although many locals speak English, the more you know of the native language and it’s slang, the greater your experience of the country will be.
  • Carry a business card in your wallet or purse from your local hotel, to assist you with the return journey if you do become lost.
  • Always ensure that you are covered by travel insurance. If you need advice on this feel free to contact Odyssey and we’ll be able to help.
  • When travelling independently, make sure you check the opening hours of shops and museums so that you don’t miss out! Museums and galleries are often closed on Mondays. Also be certain to check whether your trip coincides with any public holidays, so you can plan accordingly.
  • Consider contacting your bank to inform them that you may be making purchases overseas. Otherwise, they may flag any activity on your account as suspicious. Also, check which ATMs and banks are compatible with your cards, to ensure you can withdraw cash with minimal fees.
  • Before departing, make sure you have a number of euros in a range of denominations. You don’t want to be carrying around enormous amounts of cash, but take enough to make it easy to pay in locations that might not accept credit card. It will also help you avoid card transaction fees, and it makes tipping a breeze.

About Odyssey Traveller

We specialise in educational small group tours for seniors, typically groups between six to 12 people from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Britain. Our maximum number of people on a tour is 18 mature aged travellers.We have some 150 tours and offer 300 scheduled departures on offer each year. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983.

Odyssey Traveller is committed to charitable activities that support the environment and cultural development of Australian and New Zealand communities.

Odyssey Traveller scholarship for Australia & New Zealand University students.

We are also pleased to announce that since 2012, Odyssey has been awarding $10,000 Equity & Merit Cash Scholarships each year. We award scholarships on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. We award at least one scholarship per year. We’re supported through our educational travel programs, and your participation helps Odyssey achieve its goals. Students can apply for the scholarship by clicking on this link to find out more details.

Join our loyalty program when you join an international small group tour.

Every International small group tour taken typically contributes to your membership level in our Loyalty Program for regular travellers. Membership of the alumni starts when you choose to take your first international small group tour with Odyssey Traveller, discounts in tour pricing for direct bookings accrue from your third tour with Odyssey Traveller. To see the discounts and benefits of being a Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond alumni member with us, please see this page .

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Hi all,My dream for my 70th birthday this summer is an a 12 day CIE tour, Taste of Scotland & Ireland. I am concerned about the physical demands. This tour includes the military tattoo, several castles, etc. I have difficulty walking long distances, hills and stairs.Any and all advice appreciated. Thanks

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As with many parts of Europe, there is alot of walking on uneven surfaces and the castles can have many stairs. You do not have to complete each tour. Just let your guide know about your difficulties. They will take care of you. I would not let this deter you from enjoying two of the most beautiful countries in the world.The scenery alone is worth the trip.

scotland ireland tours for seniors

I'm sure you will enjoy your tour of Scotland and Ireland. Yes, there will be some uneven ground and quite a lot of stairs perhaps in the castles etc. Could I suggest perhaps that you bring a fold-up walking stick with you to perhaps just give you a little bit of something to lean on and to give you some confidence. Also, with regards to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo - you will love it!! However, there is a bit of an incline to walk up to the castle for this and some steps once you get to the seating area. The seating is in the open air, so be prepared in case it rains (as it often does). I think perhaps some plastic rainwear may be made available, but I'm not sure if there are extra costs involved. In any event, you might want to pack some lightweight waterproof outer clothing for your trip. You may get more answers regarding this from the Edinburgh forum - here is the link

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g186525-i108-Edinburgh_Scotland.html

I'm sure that if you discuss your mobility concerns with your agent prior to travel, and again with your guides once on the tour, your needs will be accommodated.

Also, do a bit of research via Google on the places you are to visit, look at photos etc. and get the lie of the land so that you know roughly what to expect. Google Earth is also a very handy tool - we use that a lot when organising a holiday and find it invaluable.

Hope that helps and happy panning!!

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Sheepdog Demonstration

Get a little taste of farm life—and enjoy watching the hardest working dogs in the business herd their flocks.

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Loch Ness Cruise

Cruise along Scotland's most famous Loch, enjoying views of Urquhart Castle above—and keeping an eye out for the mysterious "Nessie" below.

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Blair Athol Distillery

Sample a wee dram of the good stuff—and see how Scotch whisky is made.

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Cliffs of Moher

Let the view from these 700-feet-tall shale and sandstone cliffs take your breath away.

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Edinburgh Castle

Tour the iconic castle at the heart of the capital, which boasts the Crown Jewels of Scotland.

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Titanic Belfast

Learn the history of the making—and sinking—of this legendary ocean liner, in the city where it was built.

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Blarney Castle

Kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of gab at this historic castle, with beautiful gardens to enjoy.

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Medieval Castle Banquet

Experience the magic of Ireland's Medieval Castle Banquet, where you can indulge in a lavish feast, immerse yourself in medieval ambiance, and enjoy captivating entertainment.

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Day 1 Glasgow Highlights

Day 2 loch lomond | loch ness cruise, day 3 whisky tasting | st andrews, day 4 edinburgh castle | city tour | scottish evening*, day 5 ferry to ireland | titanic belfast, day 6 dublin sightseeing | christ church cathedral | canal dinner cruise, day 7 farmhouse tea with sheepdog demonstration | blarney castle | killarney, day 8 jaunting car ride | ring of kerry | skellig experience, day 9 cliffs of moher | medieval castle banquet, day 10 tour ends in shannon, where you’ll stay.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, Glasgow

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central boasts 300 elegant guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi, a 40-inch LCD TV, work desk, and 24-hour room service. Select an executive room for access to the Executive Lounge, serving complimentary breakfast, drinks, and snacks. Nestled in the heart of the city, the hotel features on-site parking, Juvenate leisure club complete with 14m pool, gym, sauna and steam room. They have their stylish 'Cask' bar or signature 'Brisket' restaurant.

Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Central

Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Central

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  • Daily Maid Service
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Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn

Muthu Newton Hotel is close to the Nairn golfing links and the Moray Firth offering unrivalled peace and tranquility. Just 10 miles from Inverness airport and less than a mile from Nairn train station. Once frequented by Charlie Chaplin it stands overlooking the Moray Firth and beyond to the Black Isle. The Hotel has 63 rooms with a lush view, the Highland Conference Centre and a wedding venue. The sea-side town of Nairn is one of the prime locations and one of the sunniest spots in Scotland. 

Muthu Newton Hotel

Muthu Newton Hotel

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Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Edinburgh

In addition to a full-service spa, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club features a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. Dining is available at one of the hotels 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 3 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotels 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center.

Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Exterior

Dalmahoy Hotel

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Hyatt Centric The Liberties, Dublin

Boasting a garden, a fitness centre as well as a bar, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin is set in the Dublin City Centre of Dublin, 650 feet from St Patrick's Cathedral. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel all rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.

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Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney

The Killarney Avenue Hotel is a warm and comfortable haven guaranteed to offer a charming welcome to all guests. With an ideal town centre location, guests can explore all that The Kingdom has to offer including boat trips to The Gap of Dunloe, a walk-through Muckross House & Gardens, a round of golf in some of the most scenic golf courses in the world, or venturing further afield along the famous Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way.

Killarney Avenue Hotel

Killarney Avenue Hotel

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Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick

The 4-star Limerick Strand Hotel is the ideal riverside base when exploring the Wild Atlantic Way offering stunning panoramic views overlooking some of Limericks most historical landmarks. The multi-awarding winning hotel offers 184 newly refurbished bedrooms in a purpose-built state-of-the-art facility with complimentary 200mb Wi-Fi as well as 13 meeting rooms, onsite parking, Energize leisure centre & award-winning dining from Executive Chef, Tom Flavin (Fáilte Ireland Food Champion).

Limerick Strand Hotel

Limerick Strand Hotel

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I enjoyed all the destinations, especially Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and Holyrood palace. Our guide and driver were very knowledgeable and provided information about Scotland and its people that I would not have known had I been traveling on my own.

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Great time.

It was great. Nice size group.

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Amazing time filled with l exciting experiences. wonderful tour guides.

Bucket list trip! CIE packed so many amazing sites and experiences in this trip. My grandson and I were both treated very well.

Scotland & Ireland trip of a lifetime!

👍Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Wonderful tour guide! Beautiful country all around. Would use CIE again.

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England, Ireland and Scotland Tours for Seniors

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Essential Britain & Ireland Tour

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Essential Britain & Ireland

I’ve just returned from this fabulous tour! I highly recommend it. We had the greatest tour guide and bus driver. The itinerary was fascinating . You read about the itinerary before you go, but the reality of the itinerary far exceeded my expectation! We were blessed with great weather, too. We only had misty rain on two of the 10 days. I would probably change one of the hotels and one if the meals, but of those were fine. Others were just better! The excursions were great. I went on four out six of them. Did our own thing the last night in London. The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge was my favorite hotel and it was strategically located!

Britain and Ireland Delight (Summer, 8 Days) Tour

Britain and Ireland Delight (Summer, 8 Days)

We had a very lovely experience.

Britain and Ireland Experience (12 Days) Tour

Britain and Ireland Experience (12 Days)

Fast paced tour, covered a lot. Stuart was an excellent driver and Hamish a very knowledgeable guide, both got us from A-B safely & on time. Breakfast were all good, three set dinners okay. Hotels clean, comfortable but locations mostly remote.

Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland Tour

Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland

We felt there was too many places and not enough time Plymouth was a waste of time and Cardiff.we didnt see any thing of Fort William or Inverness and as for Hadrians wall what a joke !! Group photos at Anne Hathaway cottage but no time to see cottage or gardens .then dropped off at shakespeares birthplace for shops !! Long way to Culloden not to have time to go into the museum. Too many hours at Blarney on a wet day in the woolen mill. But apart from that Rosemary was fantastic Julian great driver took a while to warm... enjoyed our holiday but not one of our better cosmos experiences.

Best of UK & Ireland Tour

Best of UK & Ireland

Great driver Paul and tourleader Peter who wasVery informative and gave us lots of places to see or visit on free time to experience.Would do another tour with. Expat .
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Wonders of Britain and Ireland (12 Days) Tour

Wonders of Britain and Ireland (12 Days)

First trip hard to compare. Suited us fine.
  • €100 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Britain & Ireland Explorer (Classic, 13 Days) Tour

Britain & Ireland Explorer (Classic, 13 Days)

We had a great holiday and highly recommend insight tours . We had lovely hotels and a fantastic tour guide who was very knowledgeable with places and the history.

Celtic Highlights Tour

Celtic Highlights

The itinerary. I do not think we would have ever seen so much of these countries if we had tried to do this on our own. I did feel a little rushed sometimes and would have liked to stay another 30 minutes here and there. So I do think there could be some adjustments made for a few stops.

Britain and Ireland Panorama (16 Days) Tour

Britain and Ireland Panorama (16 Days)

Anna was amazing. I really enjoyed the trip it actually was more than I expected. Our guide ANNA really made the trip.

The Best of Britain & Ireland Tour

The Best of Britain & Ireland

Tom and John were great and gave us a very informative trip.

Britain & Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, 15 Days) Tour

Britain & Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, 15 Days)

10-Day United Kingdom and Ireland Tour

10-Day United Kingdom and Ireland

Jose the tourist guide was excellent, the hotels except for the last one were very good, the landscape and scenery was amazing, very recommended

Exploring Britain & Ireland featuring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (Edinburgh to Dublin) (2024) Tour

Exploring Britain & Ireland featuring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (Edinburgh to Dublin) (2024)

Castles & Kingdoms (21 Days, Door To Door) Tour

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Castles & Kingdoms (21 Days, Door To Door)

Exploring Britain & Ireland featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Edinburgh to Dublin) Tour

Exploring Britain & Ireland featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Edinburgh to Dublin)

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Very nice itinerary ... jam packed days and evenings. I chose not to do any of the extra evening excursions that were offered so I was able to use the time to explore every overnight stop on my own. The tour guide was amazing... so full of knowledge about all the countries/areas we visited.
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The best tours and trips for seniors in Scotland. Are you a senior traveller looking for a great trip? Choose from 122 senior tours to Scotland with tour durations varying from 1 to 38 days. Our tours for senior citizens have received 23 customer reviews. If you are looking for something special, you can also design and customize your own senior tour to Scotland , where a travel expert will help build the trip of your dreams.

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Best Of Scotland Tour

  • Starts Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ends Glasgow, Scotland

Best of Scotland

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  • No booking fees
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Natural landmarks sightseeing City sightseeing , Natural landmarks sightseeing , Mountains & Art and architecture 'data-more-tripid='22540'>+2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry & Coach
  • Age Range 5-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,850
  • Special Deal (11%): - US$ 210
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,640
  • Apr 21 Only 7 seats left
  • Apr 28 Only 6 seats left
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Isle Of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness Tour

  • Ends Edinburgh, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness

  • Activities Chill out & Honeymoon
  • Accommodation Guest House
  • Transport Ferry & Train
  • May 27 Only 1 seat left
  • Jun 03 Only 4 seats left

Highlights Of Scotland Tour

Highlights of Scotland

  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Local culture & Natural landmarks sightseeing Local culture , Natural landmarks sightseeing , Classes and workshops & Mountains 'data-more-tripid='22775'>+2 more
  • Transport Train, Private Vehicle, Boat, Ferry & Bus
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,599
  • Special Deal (20%): - US$ 520
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,079
  • May 14 10+ seats left
  • May 19 Only 2 seats left

Scottish Highlands Cycle Tour

  • Starts Inverness, Scotland
  • Ends Pitlochry, Scotland

Scottish Highlands Cycle

  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation Villa, Guest House & Resort
  • Transport Train
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Apr 13 10+ seats left
  • Apr 17 10+ seats left

Highland Fling Tour

Highland Fling

  • Activities Explorer & Train tours Explorer , Train tours & Honeymoon 'data-more-tripid='30343'>+1 more
  • Accommodation Hostel
  • Transport Ferry
  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
  • Apr 22 Only 7 seats left
  • Apr 29 Only 3 seats left

Best Of Scotland Tour

  • Activities City sightseeing & Natural landmarks sightseeing City sightseeing , Natural landmarks sightseeing , Art and architecture & Mountains 'data-more-tripid='23441'>+2 more
  • Transport Coach & Ferry
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Apr 28 Only 10 seats left

Highland Trail Inspired By Outlander

Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

  • Activities Walking tours & Natural landmarks sightseeing Walking tours , Natural landmarks sightseeing & Art and architecture 'data-more-tripid='20936'>+1 more
  • Brochure Price: US$ 4,595
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 460
  • Total Price from: US$ 4,135
  • May 13 Only 8 seats left
  • May 20 Only 5 seats left

Scotlands Highlands Islands And Cities Tour

Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities

  • Activities City sightseeing & Natural landmarks sightseeing City sightseeing , Natural landmarks sightseeing , Art and architecture & War sites 'data-more-tripid='22537'>+2 more
  • Brochure Price: US$ 4,875
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 496
  • Total Price from: US$ 4,379
  • May 06 Only 6 seats left
  • Jun 10 Only 7 seats left

Majestic Scotland Tour

  • Starts Glasgow, Scotland

Majestic Scotland

  • Activities Adventure
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,650
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 165
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,485
  • May 25 Only 8 seats left
  • Jun 22 10+ seats left

The Great Glen Way Tour

  • Starts Fort William, Scotland
  • Ends Inverness, Scotland

The Great Glen Way

  • Activities Walking tours & Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel & Villa
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Taxi
  • Apr 14 10+ seats left

Winter Highlands & The Isle Of Skye Tour

Winter Highlands & The Isle of Skye

  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Bus
  • Oct 26 10+ seats left
  • Oct 30 10+ seats left

West Highland Way Tour

  • Starts Drymen, Scotland
  • Ends Fort William, Scotland

West Highland Way

  • Accommodation Resort, Guest House, Hotel & Sleeper Train
  • Transport Taxi, Sleeper Train & Train

Isle Of Skye And The Highlands Tour

Isle Of Skye And The Highlands

  • Activities Chill out
  • Apr 17 Only 9 seats left
  • Apr 20 Only 8 seats left

Lochs And Bens Tour

  • Starts Perth, Scotland
  • Ends Perth, Scotland

Lochs and Bens

  • Accommodation Guest House & Villa

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Scotland Treasures for Seniors: Immersive History Tour

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Explore over 5,000 years of history on this 12-day Scotland tour for seniors. From the wild Orkney Islands to royal Edinburgh, travel with a historian guide to discover neolithic remains, medieval towns, and the wondrous landscapes for which Scotland is famous. This is a slow-paced tour that includes many iconic highlights, such as whisky tasting, castles, Viking times, and coastlines.

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Orkney islands – scottish wilderness impressions.

After flying to Edinburgh, you will switch planes for the short jaunt to the Orkney Islands. After landing in Kirkwall, you will be met by your local guide for a short transfer to your hotel in the islands’ capital. Nothing will be planned for today. Your guide will go over the itinerary in more depth and explain different options for the next few days. Then, you can indulge in a welcome dinner and get your first dose of Scottish hospitality.

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Orkney Islands – Scotland’s Ancient Past

Today, you will immerse yourself in Scotland’s past on a sublime trip across rugged island landscapes. You can step inside a neolithic village from 5,000 years ago, where stone furniture still stands proudly. You can also cross the causeway to Birsay at low tide to find what remains of a Norse settlement and a small Romanesque church that once served as a pilgrimage point 1,000 years ago. Also on today’s route will be Iron Age discoveries and the Standing Stones of Stenness. Afterward, you will spend a relaxed evening back in the capital of the Orkney Islands.

Thurso – Neolithic Wonder and Vikings

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn evokes 5,000 years of history. It is a monument to the advancements that were made by neolithic civilizations in this corner of the world. You will explore it in depth this morning, especially the graffiti created by the Vikings who raided the tomb four millennia after it was built. After checking out from your hotel, you will venture to the mainland by ferry and explore the cute town of Thurso. This is a place of colorful architecture and atmosphere. The town is also surrounded by green valleys and dominated by golden-hued walls.

Ullapool – The Incredible Scottish West Coast

Scottish scenery is often beyond comparison, and while many go to the Highlands and East Coast, the West Coast remains a wonderfully off-the-beaten-path destination. Today’s relaxed drive will lead you along a wild northern coastline to Durness. Here, the peculiar Smoo Cave has an unusual tale. Hugging the West Coast, you will meander to Ullapool, passing fishing villages and remnants from the 18th century. You will then step out of the vehicle and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Then, you can wander with your guide in untouched surroundings. This will be a private tour, and there are many places to explore.

Inverness – Lochs and Highland Beauty

Today will be another day of sublime scenery. You will travel toward the coast to discover the Scottish Highlands. Heather adds purple color to the narrow valleys, as lakes twinkle mystically upon the landscape. Fort George is just one place of remarkable war history. The fort and the Culloden battle site will help you understand the region’s life and times. Great mountains rise to the sky, and once again, you will have the opportunity to walk and wander. Inverness is a lovely old city, and your hotel will have a view of the castle.

Pitlochry – Whisky and Bronze Age Remains

Today, you will stop in Aviemore before crossing the rugged beauty of Cairngorms National Park. Here, there are great vistas across rolling plateaus and plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs in the wilderness. Your guide knows of some excellent trails if you want to walk in the wild before exploring superb Bronze Age remains. You can spend the afternoon and evening in Pitlochry, which is the home of Scottish whisky. Here, you will visit two distilleries and meet the distillers to understand the history and process of the country's famous drink.

St. Andrews – The Ancient Kingdom of Fife

After a few days of hopping between destinations, you will now have two nights in St. Andrews, which is a stately university town that is famous for being the home of golf. Before the town, there is beauty to find all over the ancient kingdom of Fife, especially in the Edwardian Hill of Tarvit. This day was designed to be very slow and laid back, so you can feast your senses on Fife before a relaxing afternoon of exploring St. Andrews on your own. Perhaps, you will try one of the local gastro pubs for an atmospheric evening of dining.

St. Andrews – The Best of St. Andrews

With a full day in St. Andrews, you can explore a history that is very different from the Highlands and Orkney Islands. You can enjoy exclusive access to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club beyond where visitors can normally go. Then, you can marvel at what remains of both cathedral and castle when exploring the history of Scotland’s ecclesiastical capital. The story here goes back to St. Andrew himself and the eighth century, although you will need your historian guide to help separate the facts from the myth and fiction.

Stirling – Renaissance Stirling Castle

This will be a full day of sights in a small geographical area, beginning with a secret Cold War bunker that hides beneath a farmstead. Falkland Palace ignites the imagination with its Renaissance style and sumptuous quarters, and the town of Culross will showcase a regal version of Scotland from the 18th century. As always, the exact timings can be adjusted to your preferences, and your guide will outline other potential stops you can make. Then, it will be onward to Stirling later in the day for an after-hours tour of the Renaissance castle, which is one of the finest of all Scottish buildings.

Edinburgh – Exploring Edinburgh

After the short drive to Edinburgh, you can check in to your hotel and rest before an afternoon of embracing the capital city’s history. You can start with a ride to Edinburgh Castle and spend around two hours in the most famous Scottish sight. Then, you can descend by car or on foot to the Royal Mile. Much of the Royal Mile is pedestrianized, but you do not need to walk the hills if this is something that you do not want to do. Instead, you can stroll slowly on the flat sections, while your guide leads you into the backstreets for a complete town history.

Edinburgh – Free Day in the Capital

This final day will be left free so that you can customize it to your interests. You may want to keep it free so that you can cruise around the Royal Mile and do some shopping. Melrose is one of the day trip options. Here, a house that was home to 27 monarchs is just one relic of tradition. Glasgow is completely different to Edinburgh and will offer a modern take on Scottish culture. Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford House can be combined in a single afternoon trip.

Edinburgh – Departure

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the wild wonder of remote Scotland with two days on the Orkney Islands
  • Uncover Scotland’s neolithic past by visiting many of the country’s finest old sites, including a chambered tomb that is marked by Viking graffiti
  • Explore the very best of Edinburgh on a private tour, including the castle and Royal Mile backstreets
  • Relax in St Andrews, which is an old-world town that is surrounded by the ancient kingdom of Fife
  • Spend an evening at the home of whisky and meet the distillers on a private tasting tour
  • Discover Scotland’s most magnificent scenery along the West Coast and in the Highlands
  • Compare the centuries as you travel from the untouched 18th-century Culross town to Stirling Castle
  • Travel with an expert historian and at your pace with the program being tailored to your energy and interests each day

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    One week vacationing in Ireland and another in Scotland makes for an extraordinary Celtic adventure. Staying only in boutique hotels, you'll begin in Dublin. See the Book of Kells, shop Grafton Street, and tap your feet to Irish music. Pick up your rental car, and head to Kilkenny, a medieval gem of craft shops and fine cuisine. From there, it's a glorious drive to Killarney—the Ring of ...

  17. Best Scotland Tours & Trips For Senior Travelers 2024

    Cruise on Loch Ness Lake. The awe-inspiring Isle of Sky. Train ride Mallaig - Fort William. A cruise on Loch Ness Lake. Visiting the Edinburgh Castle. The Talisker Distillery. A wildlife cruise safari, Mallaig. Edinburgh Royal Mile.

  18. Scotland/ Ireland Tour

    Scotland/ Ireland Tour. 13 years ago. Save. Hi all,My dream for my 70th birthday this summer is an a 12 day CIE tour, Taste of Scotland & Ireland. I am concerned about the physical demands. This tour includes the military tattoo, several castles, etc. I have difficulty walking long distances, hills and stairs.Any and all advice appreciated.

  19. Taste of Scotland & Ireland

    CIE Tours includes every experience and most meals so you won't be hit with hidden expenses. Learn More. The perfect combination of two great countries in one itinerary. Start in Glasgow before exploring the Scottish Highlands with a Loch Ness cruise and whisky tasting. Visit St Andrews and Edinburgh, take a quick ferry ride to Ireland and get ...

  20. England, Ireland and Scotland Tours for Seniors

    Nederlands: Engeland, Ierland en Schotland Rondreizen voor Senioren. See the best tours & trips for seniors in England, Ireland and Scotland. Join other 50 plus travelers while exploring places like Edinburgh and Dublin. Choose from 57 trips with 2804 customer reviews.

  21. 10 Best Scotland Tours for Senior Citizens

    The best tours and trips for seniors in Scotland. Are you a senior traveller looking for a great trip? Choose from 122 senior tours to Scotland with tour durations varying from 1 to 36 days. Our tours for senior citizens have received 23 customer reviews.

  22. Scotland Treasures for Seniors: Immersive History Tour

    12 Days. Explore over 5,000 years of history on this 12-day Scotland tour for seniors. From the wild Orkney Islands to royal Edinburgh, travel with a historian guide to discover neolithic remains, medieval towns, and the wondrous landscapes for which Scotland is famous. This is a slow-paced tour that includes many iconic highlights, such as ...

  23. The Best of Scotland and Ireland

    Day 3 - The beautiful Kyle Line and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. Today begins with a journey to Kyle of Lochalsh on the wonderful Kyle Line. Skirting alongside lochs and through wild mountain landscapes, we admire the cascading waterfalls, mesmerising nature, and towering peaks that roll by the windows. Arriving at Kyle of Lochalsh, we ...