Scotland

Edinburgh & Glasgow

A classic beauty and a city reinvented

Edinburgh, Scotland’s grand capital, undoubtedly has a beauty to rival any of the great cities of Europe. Elevated by ancient volcanoes, its compact and hilly centre is sliced across by the Royal Mile which links the brooding Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. On one side snake the medieval alleys of the Old Town, a rabbit warren of tenements; on the other, the genteel boulevards of the Georgian New Town. Arthur’s Seat, the precipitous peak of Holyrood Park, looks over this symbiotic meeting of landscape and architecture in ‘the Athens of the North’. But it’s not all lofty ambition – Edinburgh is packed with world-class museums and galleries, and a huge advocate of the arts with its eponymous festival.

Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest metropolis, and arguably its most energetic. Built on an industrial past, Glasgow has spent the last few decades emerging from its less than favourable reputation with a swagger and warmth that is unique to the city. Cosmopolitan and cultural, between the impressive Victorian architecture and medieval churches lie many an innovative museum. Glasgow is also home to an enviable collection of art galleries, and the city continues to progress its reputation for striking architecture with its modern glass and steel buildings for the post-industrial age.

EDINBURGH & GLASGOW: A TALE OF TWO SCOTTISH CITIES

Art, architecture & atmosphere in urban Scotland

  • Enjoy Scotland’s two premier cities, both with very different personalities
  • Elegant Edinburgh is home to beautiful buildings, medieval streets, and excellent museums
  • Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and see how the royal family sailed the world
  • Explore Hopetoun House, Scotland’s most ornate and beautiful stately home
  • Buzzing Glasgow is filled with incredible Victorian buildings and world-class art galleries
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • This tour is also available as an air tour if you don’t want to travel by coach

The price below is based on low season (January – early March; November). Should you wish to travel outside of these times, prices will increase quite substantially if you wish to be in central Edinburgh. For an alternative, see the Scottish Borders tour.

From £299
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, October, November

Suggested Hotel

Ibis Hotel Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, Edinburgh

  • Fantastic location in the centre of Edinburgh
  • Close to all the city centre attractions
  • Clean and comfortable hotel with modern, spacious bedrooms
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Great value for money

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Edinburgh
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    Enjoy time at leisure in Edinburgh with its wealth of attractions. Home to both the Scottish National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, and incredible array of paintings are on display in the city. The beautiful Holyroodhouse is best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, but today its state rooms are regularly used by The Queen. St Mary’s Cathedral is breathtaking with its stained glass windows; the Georgian House offers in insight into life in New Town during the 1800s; and the Royal Botanic Garden is world-renowned. For a more macabre side of the city, visit Edinburgh Dungeon and the Real Mary King’s Close.

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
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    Built in Clydebank, Glasgow and now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht Britannia was a floating residence serving the Royal Family for over 44 years. Used for Royal honeymoons, official receptions, holidays and state visits, this grand yacht has travelled over one million miles across the globe and was recognised as a unique symbol of the Commonwealth.

  • Hopetoun House
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    Scotland’s finest stately home, the splendid Hopetoun House is a grand 18th century property set in beautiful parkland. Magnificent architecture and tranquil surroundings combine in this house filled with incredible collections and immaculately preserved interiors, evoking the elegance and grandeur of the Georgian era.

  • Glasgow
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    The vibrant city of Glasgow has a wonderful legacy of Victorian architecture, including the iconic Art Nouveau designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Glasgow has an impressive artistic and cultural legacy, which can be explored in the world-class exhibitions at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection, and the dynamic Riverside Museum. Explore the stylishly gentrified Merchants City for independent shops and eateries, and don’t miss the elegant, Mackintosh-inspired Willow Tea Rooms.

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