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Scotland & London

Day 1

Welcome to Scotland

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Edinburgh's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Arrive at Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) before 9:00 am.
  • Take included transportation to your first traditional Scottish breakfast in Bridge of Allan.
  • Enjoy a beautiful drive to Glencoe, the scenic glen where Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed. (~4 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your guesthouse nestled in the breathtaking Scottish highlands and settle into your home base in Fort William.
  • Enjoy dinner with the group at a local Scottish restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 2

Explore Glenflinnan & Hike the Lost Valley

  • Have breakfast right at the guesthouse.
  • Depart to Glenfinnan and hike to the viaduct 100 feet above the valley and enjoy the sweeping views the Highlands Region are so famous for.
  • Enjoy a challenging but rewarding hike as you venture into the scenic and dramatic Lost Valley with our mountain guides (~3 hour hike).
  • The terrain is rocky and steep. Good footwear and an active lifestyle is highly recommended!
  • Learn the principles of 'Leave No Trace Hiking' with our Scottish mountain guide.
  • Return back to your guesthouse in Fort William
  • Enjoy dinner with the group at a local Scottish restaurant (not included).
  • Optional night out.

Day 3

Steall Falls Hike & Fort William

  • Have breakfast right at your guesthouse.
  • Experience the glory of Scotland’s second highest waterfall, Steall Falls. (~2 hour hike).
  • The terrain is a clear, well-walked path but can be rocky and steep. Good footwear is highly recommended!
  • Explore Fort William and opt for different optional activities:
    Suggestions: Visit the West Highland Museum; taste some Scottish whiskey at the Ben Nevis Distillery; take a walk to the Neptune Staircase or experience the UK's only mountain gondola to Nevis Range for a stunning view on the Scottish Highlands!
  • Enjoy your last dinner in Fort William with your group.
  • Optional night out.

Day 4

Explore Edinburgh

  • Have breakfast and depart early for Edinburgh.
  • Explore Edinburgh with your Trip Leader.
  • Create your own adventure in the fairytale city.
    Suggestions: Edinburgh Castle; Scott Monument, Museum of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat hike.
  • Have dinner in Edinburgh with your group.
  • Optional night out.

Day 5

Edinburgh Immersion

  • Another delicious Scottish breakfast in the heart of the country's capital.
  • Begin Arthur’s Seat Hike from your hotel.
  • Visit Colton Hill for more views of this beautiful city.
  • Grab lunch in the heart of Edinburgh.
  • Head over to Deans Village after lunch for one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city.
  • Have a final dinner in Scotland - don't forget to try Haggis!
  • Enjoy a night out in Scotland.

Day 6

Welcome to London

  • Depart Edinburgh early in the morning on a direct train to London (~4 hour train ride).
  • Arrive in London before lunch to begin your day in England.
  • Spend your afternoon on a walking tour of the city to see sights.
  • After you take in the sights, create your own adventure in London with a wide range of options.
    Suggestions: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace,The Globe Theater, Tower Bridge, local markets and more.
  • Enjoy your last dinner in the United Kingdom with your new friends and experience the nightlife in London.

Day 7

Relaxation & Departure

  • Depart at any point during the day to the airport.
  • Your Trip Leaders can provide information on trains, taxis, buses and Uber to get you there.
  • If you plan to spend extra time in the city let your Trip Leaders know and they will provide recommendations.

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