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04 Days - Historic Scotland

04 Days - Historic Scotland

A 4 day tour taking in the delightful Lake District, Glasgow, Fort WIlliams and Edinburgh

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Early Bird Offer


  • Book 8 weeks in advance and get £10 OFF per adult and child


Tour Highlights


  • Nevis Range with entrance

  • Glasgow City Tour covering Glasgow Cathedral, Main Square and University of Glasgow

  • Edinburgh City Tour covering the Royal Mile and entrance to Edinburgh Castle

  • View the famous Neptune staircase & Commando memorial

  • Whisky Distillery – Learn the art of making whisky

  • View the Forth Road Bridge

  • Photo stop at Falkirk Wheel

  • Lake Windermere Cruise

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Train


Price Includes


  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point

  • 3 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels with breakfast

  • 3 Indian Dinners

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

  • All tips and Service charges

  • Premium service of a Star Tours Tour Manager




  • 3 nights at Novotel or Jurys Inn Glasgow Centre or similar



Additional Excursions





Lake Lomand

10 GBP

(5-12 years)


Pick Up Points


Departure Point


Wembley (HA9 6LL)


Toddington Services (LU5 6HR)


Newport Pagnell (MK16 8DS)


Watford Gap Services (CV7 8NR)


Corley Services (CV7 8NR)


Stafford Services (ST15 0EU)


Keele Services (ST5 5HG)


Knutsford Services (WA16 0TL)


Glasgow Cathedral (G4 0QZ)


Please Note: All pick ups are Northbound Services and all drops will be Southbound Services.

Pick ups are subject to availability and change.



Day 1

London - Glasgow

Depart for Glasgow (approximate driving time is seven hours). En-route stop for lunch at Gretna Green, the UK’s most famous place to get married and home of the world famous Iron Forgeries. On arrival into Glasgow, enjoy the sights, which will include Glasgow Cathedral, Georges Square, University of Glasgow and the City Chambers.


Day 2

Glasgow - Fort William - Glasgow

Drive to Loch Lomond where you can enjoy an optional boat cruise; here appreciate the picturesque views of the highlands, whilst indulging in a warm cup of tea or coffee. Begin your scenic drive to Fort William, to visit the Nevis Range. On arrival enjoy the ascent to the summit by cable car whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains (cable car to Nevis Range is weather permitting). You will also have a photo stop at Commando Memorial & Neptune’s Staircase which is the longest staircase lock in Britain.

B, D

Day 3

Glasgow - Edinburgh - Glasgow

Today drive to Edinburgh, en route visit a local whisky distillery for a short tour (children under eight are not permitted inside the distillery). Arrive into Edinburgh and visit the famous Edinburgh Castle with its fine state apartments and ancient Scottish crown jewels. Descend the hill and cross the Royal Mile to see St Giles’ Cathedral and its crown shaped spire. Continuing the journey, we view the Forth Road Bridge to enjoy a spectacular view of the Forth Rail Bridge. Later stop for a photo stop at Falkirk Wheel which is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The world’s first & only rotating boat lift was opened by her Majesty, The Queen in 2002.

Note: Whisky distillery may be covered on day two.

B, D

Day 4

Lake District - London

Depart for Lake District famous for its lakes, forests and mountains. Continue your journey through the Lake District to enjoy a beautiful scenic cruise on the largest body of water in the Lake District area, Lake Windermere. Followed by a Heritage Steam Train ride from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Later, depart for London and bid farewell to the group.

Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

2018 USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

From $455



2 - 11 yrs

Feb - 10

$ 470

$ 325

Mar - 10, 24

$ 470

$ 325

Mar - 30, 31

$ 490

$ 350

Apr - 07, 12

$ 475

$ 335

Apr - 21, 28

$ 470

$ 325

May - 04, 05, 07, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 29, 31

$ 490

$ 350

Jun - 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

$ 455

$ 310

Jul - 02, 05, 07, 09, 12, 14

$ 470

$ 325

Jul - 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31

$ 475

$ 335

Aug - 02, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30

$ 505

$ 350

Sep - 01, 03, 06, 08, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 27, 29,

$ 475

$ 335

Oct - 04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

$ 470

$ 325

Nov - 03, 17

$ 455

$ 310

Dec - 22, 23, 29

$ 475

$ 335


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $140 for seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$55 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $185


Early Bird Offer

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

$15 OFF per adult & child





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Pick up and Drop off Points.


Passengers should arrive at their pick up point no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your pick up point, address and time will be stated on your invoice. Passengers arriving late will need to make the necessary arrangements to meet the coach at the next suitable location.


Passengers can expect to receive a call from Star tours to confirm details a day prior to their departure. Star Tours reserves the right to amend any pick-up time 12 hours prior to departure.




Scotland's climate is generally cool and wet. It is influenced by the North Atlantic Drift, a warm sea current from the Caribbean, which keeps Scotland's coast ice free in winter, but the day to day weather can vary enormously and unpredictably, and is a national source of daily conversation. The east coast has a marginally more continental climate than the west, with drier weather, sunnier summers and colder winters. The prevailing winds are from the west and southwest, and are constant and important feature in the islands and high hills.



Due to the low pressure systems from the Atlantic Ocean and the hilly nature of the terrain, Scotland is generally cloudier than England.

Although some parts like Fife, Angus, the Lothians, Dumfries, Ayrshire and Galloway gets an average of over 1400 hours of sunshine per year. The coldest parts of Scotland are the more mountainous areas, with an average of only 1100 hours of sun per year. These figures are at their highest in the months of May and June and at their lowest in December.

The high latitude of Scotland means that although winter days are very short, summer days are very long with an extended twilight and on the longest day there no complete darkness in the north region of Scotland.



Many people think that the whole of Scotland experiences high rainfall, in fact, the rainfall in Scotland varies extensively, ranging from 3000mm per year in the western Highlands and to under 800mm per year near the east coast. The wettest parts of Scotland experience an average of 250 days of rain per year, whereas the driest parts only experience an average of about 150 days of rain per year.




January and February are generally the coldest months in Scotland, with the daytime maximum temperatures that ranges of an average of around 5°C to 7°C. July and August are normally the warmest months in Scotland, with temperatures of an average 19°C. The temperatures in Scotland are generally a few degrees cooler than in England because of the hilly terrace and the Atlantic Ocean.




Star Tours operate a luggage handling service under which the driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

In addition, you can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. It is advisable for one passenger to carry a small and bag or backpack between their group in which they can carry essentials like water, tissues, cameras etc.


Clothing & Accessories


During summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments and perhaps keep a light jacket or sweater handy. It is advisable to carry a light waterproof jacket or umbrella, as well as a hat or cap.


Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in the UK vary from that elsewhere).


Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking or copies of prescriptions.




In Scotland the currency you will require will be Pounds (sterling). Star Tours’ advices passengers to exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very convenient to change money and most places we will be visiting will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Scotland is not free.


Children & Young infants 


Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety.


It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children.


Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.




We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tours will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.


Tour Managers


Professional tour managers & local guides accompany our tours throughout the itinerary, on rare occasions the Tour Manager may not meet passengers at their dedicated pick up point but at a later stage, the driver will be there to take care of any of the passengers’ needs.


Your tour manager will accompany you to the sights, and be there to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice and assistance. If you have, any concerns please feel free to ask your tour manager whilst on tour. The tour manager and Tour guides will conduct the tours in English.


Please ensure your tour manager has the mobile number that you are carrying with you on tour. The tour manager will provide passengers with their contact details for the duration of the tour on the first day.

Please note that on the first day of your tour you may collect a list of details for the hotels you will be staying in, as reference. In case you are separated from the group and need to make your way back to the hotel.




All coaches are fitted with arm rests, TV, DVD/CD and toilet facilities. W.C. facilities on coaches have limited capacities and therefore we advice passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis.

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, chevda, drinks etc.


Seating Allocation


Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations & company policy. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.


Distances & Journeys


The drive from Wembley to Glasgow will be about 6.5 hours. It is advisable that passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage




All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom a TV and telephone. Some also include bars,


restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to

pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.


Travel Insurance


Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as Glasgow are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.




Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc. this varies from hotel to hotel.


Passengers will have an option to choose from a range of different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where ever possible Halal) meals. Passengers should advice their tour manager of their preferred diet on the day one. The meals are pre-set buffet and a choice of menu is not available. RESTAURANT: Meals are provided at restaurants, which are prepared by local Indian chefs; a set menu in a buffet style will be provided along with tap water only. 


Cancellation of your Tour


Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.


Additional Excursions


We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour manager and driver will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.


Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.


Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions – our lines are open 24/7 - +44(0)208 9002323.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Corley Services M6 Corley Services M6, Between Junction 3 & 4
Glasgow Cathedral Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street,
Glasgow, G4 0QZ
Keele Services M6 Keele Services M6, Between Junction 15 & 16,
Knutsford Services M6 Knutsford Services M6, Between Junction 18 & 19,
WA16 0TL
Newport Pagnell - M1 Newport Pagnell Services - M1,
Between Junction 14 & 15, Milton Keynes, MK16 8DS
Other Want a different Pick Up & Drop
Call us on 0044 (0)208 900 2323
Stafford Services M6 Stafford Services M6, Between Junction 14 - 15,
Staffordshire, ST15 OEU
Toddington Services M1 Toddington Services M1, Between Junction 11 & 12,
Bedfordshire, LU5 6HR
Watford Gap Services - M1 Watford Gap Services - M1,
Between Junction 16-17, Northamptonshire, NN6 7UZ
Wembley Wembley
Star Tours, 312 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6LL

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