When you travel alone in Scotland you are never lonely. Mountains tower over lush valleys and forests are filled with grazing deer. Locals crowd into the coziness of charming pubs to find comfort in conversation and laughter. Lakes sparkle with iridescent light. Castles are set high on the hills and cast shadows over the lowlands. Everyone welcomes you with a smile and is ready to hear your story. This Scotland tour for solo travelers is handcrafted to ensure you make the best of your time there,...
Edinburgh - Beauty in the Unfamiliar
Edinburgh is a city of history and festivals, cobblestone streets, and cozy pubs. You arrive at the airport and your private transfer is already waiting for you. The city charms you from the moment you step out of the airport. The Royal Mile stretches from Edinburgh Castle gate to the Holyrood Palace, fewer than 110 yards away. The wide street gives way to narrow alleyways that house small pubs, hidden restaurants, and historic homes. Near the Royal Botanic Gardens is 8 Howard Place, once home to Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city at your leisure.
Relax in a classic pub, such as The Last Drop, and sit in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle with the locals. Stroll along the colorful facades of Royal Mile near the Scottish Parliament and listen to the bustling city wrap itself around you. UNESCO has recognized Edinburgh as a City of Literature; the Writer’s Museum is dedicated to the literary figures and rich cultural endeavors from the likes of Robert Burns to J.K. Rowling. The interior feels like an antique bookstore. The aroma is ripe with leather-bound books and lacquered wood. Kids and adults roam through the collection of works and memorabilia in utter fascination, remembering their connection to a variety of inspiring fiction.
Edinburgh - Connecting the City
St. Andrews - More than A Single Site
St. Andrews - Taste of Freedom
Inverness - Hearth of the Highlands
Glasgow - Finding Glen Coe
Glasgow - The Many Faces of The City
Glasgow - Depart For Home
- Visit exceptional castles throughout the countryside, including Blair Castle
- Cruise around the pristine waters of Mystical Loch Ness
- Witness the unique characteristics that make the Scottish Highlands a treasured landscape
- View the wondrous wildlife on Rothiemurchus Highland Estate
- Explore the valley and gorge of Glen Coe
- Traverse the historic streets of Edinburgh
- Experience the legendary kindness of the locals in Glasgow
The Highlands have been known through history for its untamable landscape and rowdy communities. On this 8-day tour of Scotland for the solo traveler, you will find truth in some characteristics of the landscape and learn that the people are filled with an indelible kindness. Curious locals greet you with warm smiles. Historic edifices are filled with contemporary shops. The past images of Scotland merge with a modern experience that brings the untamed mountains to treasured ruins, battlefields to paved streets, and distilleries to luxury hotels. You can stroll along the cobblestones at your own pace and immerse yourself in the unique and quintessential Scotland.
Edinburgh expands to the edges of the sea and outwards to the foothills of extinct volcanoes. When you arrive you can see the inherent beauty of one of Great Britain’s most popular cities. Let yourself meander the streets and neighborhoods on your own to get a sense of the energetic areas, both youthful and vintage. Your guide meets you at your hotel and escorts you through the city’s historic and modern mesh of neighborhoods, some dating back thousands of years. North of the capital is St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf and home to one of the world’s most famous courses.
You have the opportunity to play a round, but the city has so much more to offer than just golf. Discover the beauty of the university town and the quaint ambiance of nearby fishing villages. En route to Inverness you can stop at Edradour Distillery for a tour and a sample of the handmade single malt Scotch whisky. Tour inside the pristine façade of Blair castle and wander the lush grounds of the Rothiemurchus Highland Estate. Spend time relaxing in Inverness before discovering the historic pasture of Culloden Battlefield.
Following your tour you head out onto the waters of Loch Ness and indulge in the exceptional scenery often shrouded in mystery and overlooked. Traverse the extraordinary mountains and valley of Glen Coe on your way to Glasgow. The visitor center provides a tremendous view of mountain peaks and waterfalls. Once in Glasgow you have the entire city at your whim, from its proud Victorian buildings to its cosmopolitan Art Nouveau galleries. In Glasgow your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the airport for your flight home. There is no better place to explore on your own than Scotland, a country where you always feel comfortable and at home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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