Join other midwest travelers for an
unforgettable adventure!

Edinburgh City

Scottish Dream
An Exclusive Tour with Iowa-based travel agency, Good Trip Travel,
around the beautiful cities and highlands of Scotland!

August 2-9, 2023

8 Days / 7 Nights / 11 Meals
$2,915 LAND ONLY per person


Join our amazing 2023 exclusive tour in Scotland! Our annual bucket-list trip is designed especially for midwest travelers. Check the must-sees off your Scotland wish list on this fully inclusive guided tour. 

 

You will need to depart the U.S. on August 1st to accommodate for an overnight flight or plan on arriving in Glasgow for the tour to begin on August 2nd.

 

View the details below, tell your friends, and get signed up today! Limited space available.

EARLY BOOKING BONUS!

Because travel is so much more with friends - we are offering a referral bonus for our Scotland travelers!

If you and your friends book our Scotland Tour by December 20th 2022, you'll be eligible for £25 pounds (GBP) EACH to take with you on the trip. 

How it works -- when your friends book, make sure they list you in the referral field on the booking page. Then both of your rooms will receive the cash reward prior to departure from Good Trip Travel Co. It is on a per room basis, NOT individuals. 

So if three rooms that total six travelers list you as referring them - you will receive £75 total and each of them will receive £25. 

* Good Trip advisors are not eligible to be listed as a referral

Trip Highlights  |  Glasgow to Edinburgh 

  • Cruise on Loch Lomond

  • Inveraray Castle

  • St Andrews

  • Scottish Sheepdog Demonstration

  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  • Isle of Skye

  • Blair Athol Distillery

  • Blair Castle

  • Culloden Battlefield

  • Edinburgh Castle

Included Features

  • 7 nights in hotels

  • 7 daily hot breakfasts

  • 4 dinners

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

  • Immerse yourself in farm life to see how a farmer works with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.

  • Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product

 

What's included in this trip:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach and  all entrance fees to attractions

  • Professional tour director

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries

  • Welcome get-together drink with your group

  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way

  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized

  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

  • Pre-trip whiskey/ beer tasting gathering in Ankeny, Iowa to meet fellow travelers and get travel-ready!

 

Hotels

  • Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel | Glasgow (1 night)

  • Ballachulish Hotel | Ballachulish (1 night)

  • Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1 night)

  • Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2 nights)

  • Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (2 nights)

 

* All hotels and visits may be subject to change for 2023 tours. 
* The max group size for this tour is 44 passengers.
* We are asking all travelers be 21 and over for this group. 

The Itinerary

 

Day 1:  Glasgow Tour & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding. Visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink. Your evening is free to dine independently.

Day 2: Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.  *Breakfast and Dinner included

 

Day 3:  Isle of Skye & Loch Ness
Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle, a romantic ruin surrounded by magnificent gardens. Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near the North Sea. *Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 4:  Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield where the British government  forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the battlefield and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.  *Breakfast and Dinner included

 

Day 5: Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting | Pitlochry
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the hotel gardens and museum or browsing around Pitlochry.  *Breakfast and Dinner included

 

Day 6: Glamis Castle & St Andrews 
Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse around the medieval town. Head to your hotel near Edinburgh. *Breakfast included

Day 7:  Edinburgh Panoramic Tour & Edinburgh Castle
Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. Wrap up the tour with an unforgettable night at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. *Breakfast included

 

Day 8:  Tour Ends in Edinburgh
All good trips must come to an end. Your tour ends after breakfast. * Breakfast Included

 

We are happy to help with Pre-and Post travel arrangements if you'd like to extend your visit with days in London, Ireland or other top European destinations! You will have the option to request more information during the booking process. 

 

Deposits, Cancellation, Changes & Travel Policies:

For reservations, complete the form below by clicking "Book Now" and pay your non-refundable deposit of $250 per person payable by credit card only. 

Optional Trip Protection Insurance is additional at $259 per person and is also due at the time of deposit.

Final payments are due May 24, 2023. 

 

Questions or Want to Learn More? 

Feel free to contact Victoria at 515-201-2371 or vic@goodtrip.biz

Submit your travel request form and your Good Trip Travel Advisor will follow-up with your booking details.
We look forward to creating an exceptionally fun & stress-free travel experience for you!