Scotland’s small size doesn’t mean is has little to offer. Actually this scenic country has so much to offer from Castles, Natural beauty, golf courses, waterfalls, lakes and hidden gems. Take a road trip through the famous landscapes, ancient ruins and old settlements where Scotland’s greatest stories come to life. This journey includes some of Scotland’s most famous sights and routes, from the capital city to the rugged Highlands. Experience the beautiful Isle of Skye and other legendary places, such as Loch Ness, Glenfinnan, and the Trossachs National Park, along with the historical cities of Edinburgh and Inverness.
Explore some of Scotland’s top sights on the famous and breathtaking Isle of Skye
Stay at unique properties & enjoy gourmet local cuisine
Sail on the mysterious Loch Ness to admire the surroundings
Discover Scotland’s historic capital Edinburgh and stroll up the Royal Mile
Experience the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
Enjoy some quiet time in nature at the Trossachs National Park
Taste the flavor of the country at a local whisky distillery
Day 1: June 14 – Welcome to Scotland – Arrive at the Edinburgh Airport
Transfer assistance be set up according to your arrival. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure as your hotel has a central location and is within walking distance to many sites. Enjoy a tour of Edinburgh Castle. Walk along the scenic Royal Mile exploring the Old and New Towns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit within the city center.
Welcome dinner tonight to meet the group. Hotel Apex Waterloo Palace for 2 nights (D)
Day 2: June 15 – Glasgow City tour
Today you are whisked away via train to visit Glasgow city. Tour Queens Street, Merchants square, Theatre Royal and other key sites. Enjoy some free time before taking the train back to Edinburgh.
Dinner at leisure in town tonight. (B,L)
Day 3: June 16 – Depart for Pitlochry
Visit Blair Castle and gardens, The paintings, furniture and other contents of the rooms in Blair Castle reflect the lives, history and interests of the dukes of Atholl. Continue to Tay Forest park a wonderfully varied patchwork of forests across the most scenic parts of Highland Perthshire, featuring some of the country’s best loved viewpoints and tallest trees. Enjoy wonderful woodland trails with unforgettable loch and mountain views. Enjoy a Hermitagge walk with scenic waterfalls, and we end our day. Check into hotel Fonab Castle for 1 night Dinner tonight. (B,D)
Day 4: June 17 – Depart for Inverness
Depart for Inverness stopping for a cruise on the Loch Ness to admire the views of the loch and try to catch a glimpse of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Visit the Urquhart Castle ruins. Continue to Inverness with a walking tour of the town.
Hotel Culloden House for 3 nights. (B,L)
Day 5: June 18 – Isle of Skye
Drive along Loch Ness to the village of Ivermorisston passing the 5 sisters mountains. Arrive at Isle of Skye and enjoy a walk to the crystal-clear Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillin Hills. Pass Glen Suardal to see Red Collen hills with views. Stop at Loch Slappin beach. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, a sight you will surely recognize from many films and TV shows. Return to Iverness via Black Isles. (B)
Day 6: June 19 – North coast 500
One of Scotland’s most scenic driving routes we are off to the Old man of storr with the beautiful Kilt Rock waterfalls. A visit to the Clava Cairns the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava are a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness. A hugely significant and exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years. Next we head to Cowdar Castle, Inverness Cathedral, and then Ness Island. After this full day we return back to our hotel for an evening at leisure. (B, L)
We return to the hotel with time to explore this amazing estate. Dinner tonight at leisure. (B, D)
Day 7: June 20 – Depart for Edinburgh
We make our way back towards Edinburgh driving through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you could stop to take a walk-in nature. For a fun photo opportunity, don’t miss Doune Castle, featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander. Visit Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top attractions. On arrival check into our hotel the Apex Waterloo Palace for 1 night. (B,L )
Day 8: June 21 – Departure Day. Transfer to the Edinburgh airport for your return flight home. (B)
Visitors from the US, Canada and Australia need a valid passport, but visas are not required for Americans, Canadians or Australians visiting for less than 3 months. If you are a citizen of another E.U. country, you do not need a passport, only an identity card. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave the European Union. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it’s a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver’s license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.
The weather in Scotland can be a bit unpredictable at times. Scotland’s high latitude means that during the summer months, the days are long, with an extended sunshine. Temperatures of an average 66°F. for the day and cooler at night.
Scotland follows Greenwich Mean Time (1 hr. earlier than Central European Time). It is 4 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States. Ireland has daylight savings time which lasts from late March to late September.
The currency of Scotland is the British Pound. The best way to get cash in the local currency is from an ATM. Keep in mind that most banks impose a fee every time a card is used at another bank’s ATM, and that fee can be higher for international transactions ($5 or more) so try and withdraw as few times as possible. Credit cards are accepted by most shops and restaurants however check with your credit card company regarding foreign exchange fees. You will also have a better chance making deals at local shops if paying with cash.
The Scottish electric system operates on 240 volts nearly twice the voltage in North America, which is 115 to 120 volts AC. Type G is the universal standard outlet in Scotland, which has two in-line horizontal slits and one vertical slit. Same adaptor as for the UK.
No special vaccinations are required to enter Ireland. Water is safe to drink.
This is a pretty easy tour for the average person. During the tour, we will travel by private bus. At each stop we will be walking quite a bit. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or so miles on some days. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. You will need be able to climb stairs, without any assistance. At times you will need manage your own luggage. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can’t or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate. Packing List:The following items are suggested to help make your tour run smoothly. Lightweight rain jacket, Travel size umbrella, Good walking shoes and or walking sandals, Light weight sweater or jacket. All toiletries needed to a minimum. Hotels provide hair dryers, soap, shampoo, sometimes conditioner. Clothing needs to be cool weather clothing: For Day: waterproof pants, jeans, leggings, long and short sleeved tops. Evening is casual with dresses, casual pants, sweaters etc. No formal evenings. ***Please note evening temperatures will be cooler so dress accordingly. Dressing in layers is always recommended
Any medications you think you need, Camera, Phone, I Pad or Computer, Chargers and extra batteries you need, Any jewelry (costume jewelry is recommended when traveling), Passport, Cash, Pen, Book, Change of clothes, Scarf, Basic toiletries. Please visit the Packing Tips Page to help you pack smart and light. https://womentravelingtheworld.com/travel-tools/#packing-tips<br<>
Please check your ticket type carefully and always check the airlines website for luggage rules and fees. Many airlines are charging for checked baggage these days. If in doubt always call the airline and see what baggage fees your ticket type has. Carry on will also avoid these fees. Always download the Airlines App to use during travel before you leave home. Make sure you have your trip added to the App and that the airline has your Email, Passport and Phone number on the account and record. This will allow you check in on your phone, get updates and alerts when traveling.
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Current tour prices are listed on the page corresponding to each tour. Due to currency fluctuations, cost increase and situations out of our control tour prices may change without notice at any time. Tour participants who already registered for a tour will not be affected by any price changes.
Included in the price of the tour:
A full-time tour leader/guide with 6 or more clients and licensed in-country tour guides are used for tours.
Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.
Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.
Tour prices DO NOT INCLUDE: airfare (unless noted) and airport/departure taxes (unless stated as such in the tour), other transportation to the tour location, laundry charges, telephone calls, room service charges, mini-bar charges, all items of personal nature. Travel, accident, baggage, health, or life insurance policies. Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included in the itinerary. Passport and/or visa when applicable. Additional tours or activities not listed in the itinerary.
In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to re-invoice Participants with correct billing.
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF DELAY, CHANGE OF SCHEDULES, ILLNESS, WEATHER, STRIKES, HOSTILITIES, QUARANTINE, GOVERNMENT REQUISITION OF HOTEL SPACE, OR ANY OTHER REASONS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF WTTW, SHALL BE BORNE BY THE PARTICIPANT.
Single supplements are available on a limited basis at additional cost. The actual cost of a single supplement for each tour is listed on the Tour Details page for each tour.
Roommates: The Tour Organizers will attempt to match you with a roommate based on age/smoker or not. If the Tour Organizers match the Participant with a roommate whom the Tour Participant deems unsuitable, then the Tour Participant must either change roommates on her own or simply accept the current roommate and make the best of it. There will be no refunds for complaints about roommates, and if any Tour Participant departs the tour because of a roommate, there will be no refund. We try to match you up the best we can but cannot promise a guarantee as to companionship. If WTTW cannot find a roommate due lack of enough participants wanting a roommate then a single supplement will be charged.
Baggage: We recommend that Tour Participants take a carry-on bag as per airlines restrictions and include any needed toiletries, medications a change of clothes or anything else you simply can’t’ live without for 24-48 hrs in case of baggage loss or delay. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. We are not responsible for baggage loss/delay due to airline error.
Health: Woman traveling the World tours includes a lot of walking, stairs, hiking, and standing while sightseeing. All Tour Participants should be prepared to walk at least three miles a day on uneven surfaces, including steps, during days on which excursions are scheduled. If you have any concerns regarding your physical ability to participate in the tour, we strongly recommend that you consult your physician before signing up. Any pre-existing physical, mental, or emotional disability that may require attention or treatment must be reported in writing prior to the beginning of a tour. Tour Participants who require any form of assistance must be accompanied by a helper who is capable of and totally responsible for providing such assistance. The group’s itinerary will not be adjusted for people who are not able to keep up with the rest of the group. All Tour Participants are required to complete and sign a Medical Release and Waiver Agreement. On the day the tour begins, or any day thereafter, if you leave the tour for an, unforeseen medical or family emergency, money will be refunded, “ONLY” if you have purchased “trip insurance” then the terms of that policy will apply and the insurance company would be responsible for any refund as per the policy. Woman Traveling the World is not responsible for any refunds for a trip interruption or delay of your own cause. The minimum age for participants is 18. There is no maximum age, however you must be able to keep up with the pace of the group. Smokers may smoke only outdoors and downwind from the group – never in hotel rooms or during group meals or activities. Smokers will stay in a single room, unless they share a room with another smoker.
Travel Insurance: Not included in the tour price. We highly recommend obtaining individual travel insurance for the duration of the tour (trip cancellation, foreign medical, flight delays and cancellations, medical evacuation). For an overview of available options in travel insurance coverage please contact us. You acknowledge that trip insurance has been presented to you in the Tour Booking form if you decline to purchase trip insurance then you are on your on for any cancellations of your own doing or non covered issues as mentioned herein.
Travel documents and Visas: Tour Participants are required to have a valid passport and a visa, if necessary. Incomplete documentation will result in the airline and airport authorities refusing permission to enter the country. The Tour Organizers will not arrange for passports or visas and will not be held liable for any irregularities caused due to improper documentation. Each Participant is responsible for determining specific passport and visa requirements in the Participant’s country of origin and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the anticipated tour date. It is suggested that all Participants check with the appropriate Consulate regarding their visa requirements.
Tour itineraries are subject to change: Due to unexpected circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel, change or substitute an activity or a service. During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. Uncompleted portions of the tour itinerary are not cause for refund.
Waiver of responsibility: Women Traveling the World and its representatives (“Tour Organizers”) are making all ground arrangements pertaining to the Tour, including, but not limited to, hotel and restaurant reservations, sightseeing and side trips, subject to the condition that the Tour Organizers will not be held liable to injury, death, delay, theft, damage, or irregularities, however caused. Tour Organizers will take no responsibility or liability for: 1. injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, including luggage. 2. Additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or schedule. 3. The act or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the Tour Participants, or in carrying out the arrangements of the Tour, or otherwise. 4. Additional expenses incurred or due to sudden sickness, weather conditions, strikes, or other causes or acts of God. 5. Losses due to cancellations.
Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the tour location. Please note that some tours start and end in different cities and an “open jaw” or “Multi City” air ticket is required. This is noted in each itinerary.
Tour Payments: To reserve space on any tour, a deposit of $500.00 per person per tour is required at the time of booking. Some tours require a higher deposit and this is noted in the tour details.
No reservation is considered confirmed until the deposit is received by Women Traveling the World. The deposit is part of the final payment which must reach us no later than 60 days prior to the start of the tour. Returned checks will incur a fee of $50.00 For all deposits and tour payments, we accept personal checks, Visa, Master Card, bank wires, Zelle. Missing the final payment deadline may result in being removed from the tour.
Cancellations and refunds: The tour deposits are not refundable if you cancel for a non insured reason. All cancellations must be sent in writing via email. Do not consider a cancellation received and effective until you get a cancellation confirmation from us.
Tour Cancellation: Although we do our best to avoid this, it may occasionally become necessary for Women Traveling the World to cancel any tour due to insufficient sign-ups or any other cause. We recommend NOT to purchase your air until 60 days prior to departure unless you have been informed otherwise that the tour is a definite go. If a tour is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified at least 60 days in advance of the tour departure date. In this case, your entire payment will be refunded to you within fourteen days after the tour cancellation. Refund of payments made constitutes full settlement, and releases Women Traveling the World from any further liability. We are not responsible for any additional expenses incurred by tour members preparing for a canceled tour, such as nonrefundable airline tickets, travel insurance cost or passport fees. If a tour is cancelled due to a natural disaster, strike, or other event outside our control, we cannot guarantee the 60 days notice.
Loss & Liability: Women Traveling the World strongly encourages all tour Participants to purchase Travel Insurance to cover additional costs (airline tickets, loss of luggage, trip delay or tour cancellation, personal accident, medical evacuation, etc.). We assume no liability for the safety of any Participant while in transit or during the tour. Women Traveling the World is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal injury, accidents, or illness while on tour nor for any type of trip interruption.
Photographs: Representatives of the Tour Organizers may photograph the Tour. The Tour Organizers reserve the right to publish any such photographs without obtaining further consent from any Participant. Each Participant releases the Tour Organizers and their representatives from any liability in connection with any such use of such photographs.
Leaving the tour: The Tour Organizers reserve the right to accept, decline, or retain any person as a Participant on the Tour at any time without liability and without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever. The Tour Organizers take no responsibility or liability for any Participant who leaves the Tour prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any Participant that is not included on the Tour itinerary. There will be no discounts or refunds for any Tour Participant who temporarily leaves the Tour and then returns to the Tour later.
Unruly guest. We at WTTW ask all our clients to conduct themselves in a mature and courteous manner while on tour. If a client becomes unruly, argumentative or drunk beyond control and interrupts the tour or other clients in any way it is our right to call this person aside and issue a formal warning. If this behavior becomes consistent and creates a problem for other clients WTTW reserves the right to ask the participant to either leave the tour early, get her own room at her own cost if she has a roommate who has been interrupted due this behavior or take any and all necessary action to protect the health, safety and well being of the other travelers. Any such action taken that results in additional cost shall be the sole responsibility of the client who has created the issue. This is to protect all clients and assure them of a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.
Special Requests: We will advise hotels of any special requests of Tour Participants provided we receive the request at the time of booking. However, we cannot guarantee all requests.
Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Please answer these questions on the booking form so we can advise the restaurants for the included meals.
Payment of deposit or full payment shall be deemed as consent by the Tour Participant to the above Terms and Conditions.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: I am entirely responsible for my own personal safety, physical and health mental and general well-being during and after the Tour. I release Women Traveling the World LLC and its representatives and any of their employees, assistants, and affiliates of any liability for any injuries or damages mentally or physically I or any of my family members might incur during or after the Tour. I understand that no health insurance or travel insurance will be provided by the Tour Organizers, and, if I wish to be insured, I must do this myself.
Women Traveling the World is registered with the state of Florida as a seller of travel, Registration No. ST38808. We are also bonded.