Join us this year for our Scotland Singles Tour Week one our most interesting and fun destinations. According to Wikipedia: “Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, loomed over by its iconic castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also the ‘home of golf’, typified by the 16th-century Old Course at St Andrews.” How can a country that has the Unicorn as their National animal be anything but fun…
During our week (7 or 10 day packages available) we will visit Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, St Andrews, Skye, Eileen Donan Castle, Glasgow & Blair Castle. There will be opportunities for you to independently explore and get in some great sightseeing. Our Scotland Singles Tour is much more than just exploring and learning … you will be traveling with other singles who share the same sense of adventure. This is an opportunity to make life long friends who you may very well travel with again in future years.
7 Day Share* $2,500
7 Day Private $3,200
10 Day share* $3,050
10 Day Private $4,000
May – All Ages
7 Night 9/16 – 9/22 (Sun-Sun)
10 Night 9/16 – 9/26 (Sun-Wed)
Pre & Post Nights Available on Request
Private Room Note:
*For Purchasers of 10 day shared accommodations… If no roommate is found you are responsible for the upgrade to a private room for the last 3 nights ($255). Roommate Matching is guaranteed if booking outside of 60 days of departure, inside of 60 days please check directly with Singles Travel Service.
Air to Scotland NOTE:
Do Not purchase your air for our Ireland Explorer until we confirm you reservation.
See Tabs Below for Further Details:
- 10 nights in premiere city-center hotels
- Round-trip airport city-center shuttle transfers
- Transportation between towns
- Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
- Door-to-door transfer with Driver Guide from Inverness to Glasgow via Blair Castle
- Train from Glasgow to Stirling (10-night)
- Train from Stirling to Edinburgh (10-night)
- Traditional Scottish breakfast every morning
- Welcome Scottish Evening with Dinner & Entertainment
- Included tours & attractions:
- Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Day tour to Stirling Castle or St. Andrews (7-night)
- Day tour to St. Andrews or Rosslyn Chapel (10-night)
- Day Tour to Skye and Eileen Donan Castle
- Glasgow City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Stirling Castle entrance (10-night)
- Complete offerings of optional tours and attractions in each town to spend your trip how you choose!
- All hotel taxes/fees
- Traveler Hotline available 24/7
Scotland 7 & 10 Night Itineraries + Tour Options:
This tour is set up for the independent traveler the itinerary is flexible for those to pick certain day tours based on their interests as well as free time to explore as you’d wish. Here are some additional descriptions for the tour options:
Sunday – Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh. Welcome Scottish Evening with Dinner & Entertainment
Jamie’s Scottish Evening. More than just a show, the evening is a cultural lesson in Scottish history. From the panels and wall adornments there is a lot to be learned about the rich and diverse past of our country. Why not sample one of Scotland’s most famous exports – whisky, of which you will find a fine selection at our Cramond Bar. If there is one thing you should see and, of course try, it is the Ceremony to the Haggis.
Monday – Day 2: Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour
At your leisure: with great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. City Sightseeing will highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
Tuesday – Day 3: Day tour to St. Andrews -OR- Stirling Castle (7-nights) / Rosslyn Chapel (10-nights)
St. Andrews Tour Choice:
This tour takes you to South Queensferry to view the 8th Wonder of the World.Travel into the medieval kingdom of Fife, following the coastal route through the pretty fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife, including a stop in Crail. Take 3 hours to enjoy the historic city of St. Andrews – visit its cathedral, castle and University, shop at leisure or take a walk along its beautiful white sandy beach next to the Old Course, the home of golf. Return westwards through the heart of Fife, stopping in the historic village of Falkland, home to James V’s historic Renaissance Palace.
Stirling Castle Tour Choice:
Highlights: Stirling Castle, The Trossachs, Rob Roy country, Aberfoyle, Inversnaid nature trail walk, Loch Lomond, Lake of Menteith. A day spent in the land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, taking in the magnificent splendour of the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and the beautiful nature and forests of Scotland’s first National Park of Loch Lomond. This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, Renaissance palaces and a healthy walk in beautiful natural scenery with breathtaking views.
10-night tour Rossyln Chapel :
Uncover the myths around the Da Vinci code, the Knights Templar and the heart of Robert the Bruce. Travel south to the world famous Scott’s View, with views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills and on to Melrose exploring the Border Abbey of Melrose, burial place of Robert the Bruce. Following lunch in Melrose, you’ll travel north to the graveyard of Temple, named after the Templars. Afterwards, you’ll go to the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalized in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, where you can find discover the legends surrounding the whereabouts of the Holy Grail.
Wednesday – Day 4: Train transfer to Inverness, afternoon at leisure.
Thursday – Day 5: Day Tour to Skye and Eileen Donan Castle
This one-day adventure takes you thorough some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery to the Isle of Skye. Experience the best that this magical place has to offer before returning home via the beautiful Black Isle. You’ll drive along the shores of Loch Ness, past the Five Sisters mountain range and stop at Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye and up to Braodford. See the iconic Red Cuillin Hills, the views of Bla Bhein, the banks of Loch Slappin and the stunning seascapes towards Rum and other small isles.
Friday – Day 6: Private transfer to Glasgow via Blair Castle in Pitlochry
Saturday – Day 7: Glasgow City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour
At your leisure: with great views, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the city of Inverness, from the center all the way down the Ness River to the Jacobite Cruise center where you can hop on a tour of Loch Ness. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 12 stops and the entire route takes approximately 50 minutes. The bus departs every 45 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
Sunday – Day 8: Depart Glasgow Airport (7-nights) / Train transfer from Glasgow to Stirling. Afternoon/evening free in Stirling. (10-nights)
Monday – Day 9: Visit Stirling Castle. (10-nights)
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle’s grandeur.
A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings and Queens!
Tuesday – Day 10: Train transfer from Stirling to Edinburgh. Afternoon/evening free for any last minute sight seeing or shopping! (10-nights)
Wednesday – Day 11: Depart Edinburgh for your return flight home.
Will I have free time or will I have to stay with the group the entire time?
The foundation of our tours is the flexibility that is built into them. Other than transfers from town to town, it’s your vacation to spend as you please. This Singles Scotland Tour is designed to provide you flexibility and independence in which your itinerary, accommodations and transfers are all pre-arranged to provide you with the structure you need while traveling. The rest of the trip is up to you to do as you please.
For whom are tours recommended?
We recommend our tours for active independent travelers who want an alternative to a fully-planned tour with no freedom or flexibility. This tour is not recommended for those who require a full time guide, private transportation service at all times, luggage handling or have mobility issues requiring wheelchairs, have trouble walking or limiting medical conditions.
Will there be someone accompanying our group while we are on tour?
A full-time host or guide is not provided with this Singles Scotland Tour; however, we do provide a local host during your welcome event on your first evening when you meet the rest of the group. Your Singles Travel Service Sales Host will be happy to work with you prior to departure to answer any of your questions and make suggestions about available things to see or do. On most day tours and attractions there are licensed tour guides available and we also recommend asking the receptionists at your hotels for helpful tips and information. You will be provided with a 24/7 Traveler Hotline if any issues or emergencies do arise and you need assistance.
How/when do we meet up with the group?
A welcome event is included with your tour on your first evening. Your first day is free to tour as you please, on your own. A Facebook event will be created prior to departure and invite all travelers to “join” so that everyone may introduce themselves and discuss the upcoming trip. If travelers would like to set up a time on their own to meet the first day before the welcome event we encourage it!
How do you pick roommates?/When will we find out who our roommate is?
Once we know how many travelers require a roommate, we will pair individuals based on gender and trip length. We will also do our best to match individuals based on age and/or where they are from, if possible. Roommates will be introduced prior to travel via email when travel documents are issued, approximately 7 to 10 days prior to departure.
Do I have to be a solo traveler to join this trip, or can I bring a friend?
You can absolutely bring a friend! Our Singles Tour is set up to be a great way to meet new people, but if you’re more comfortable traveling with a friend, then you can certainly travel together.
Please note that on some of these tours assigned for solo travelers are not exclusive to solo travelers. Transfers from town-to-town may include other travelers and the type of transfer may vary and is subject to change based on the total number of travelers traveling to/from the same destination on any particular date.
What is the age range of the group?
All ages are welcome on this tour. The group usually ranges from late 20’s to early 50’s.
What is the ratio of females to males?
Each trip is different, but on average the ratio is about 3:1 (female to male).
How many people are normally on this tour?
Past Singles tours have ranged from 8 to 20 people. There is no maximum, though we prefer to keep the group under 30 travelers to maintain a more intimate experience.
What are the pick-up times for the transfers between towns?
Pick-up times will vary based on the type of transportation provided. Your Singles Travel Service Sales Host can help provide you with an idea of times so you may choose optional tours prior to travel. You’ll receive exact pick-up times and locations in your travel documents.
Do we need to tip our drivers?
Yes! For each door-to-door transfer or day tour with a tour guide (such as on our optional tours) it is customary to tip between €/£2 to €/£5 per person, per transfer based on the service and information provided by your driver. No tipping is required for drivers of scheduled/public transfers.
Can we pick the hotels we want to stay in?
Accommodations are carefully chosen based on the needs and size of the group. Accommodations are chosen based on location and quality in an effort to meet our travelers’ expectations and ensure satisfaction. Hotel locations provide easy accessibly to attractions, restaurants, pubs and public transportation. Whether it’s a boutique hotel or a large chain property, our hotels will always have a quality rating of three or four stars and a TripAdvisor rating of three or higher.
Will everyone be staying in the same hotel?
We do our best to keep everyone together, but this is not guaranteed. Multiple hotels may need to be utilized in different towns due to availability and different room type requirements.
Do hotels allow guests?
Every hotel has different policies, but at night most hotels check guests at the entrance to ensure only resident guests are staying the night, as well as provide extra security.
Can we book optional day tours/attractions while we are traveling or do we need to book everything ahead of time? If we can book while we are traveling, how do we do that?
Day tours, attractions and activities are available for selection and pre-purchase up to 21 days prior to departure. Travel documents cannot be issued to the group until everyone traveling has submitted their selections so make sure to let your Sales Host know your requests as soon as you can!
By purchasing these options prior to travel you are able to pay in $USD or $CAD while locking in the exchange rate as well as any discounts that may have been extended to our clients. Your space on these tours is also guaranteed as many day tours sell out months prior to operating. Some day tour options are provided to our clients privately and must be purchased prior to travel so minimum group size requirements are met and the proper vehicle size can be reserved.
If you do not plan to arrange your tour and attractions prior to travel you may purchase these items directly from the vendor itself at their retail rates and in the local currency, if there is availability. During your tour please feel free to check with your hotel reception desk or concierge for information on tours or for the location of the tourist office.
Do Not purchase your air to Ireland until we confirm you reservation & you speak with our tour manager.
MAY: Depart USA 5/13 Fly Overnight
Required Arrival: Edinburgh 5/14 Tour Starts approx. 7 PM
7 Night Departs Glasgow 5/21 & Arrives USA Same Day
10 Night Departs Edinburgh 5/24 & Arrives USA Same Day
SEPTEMBER: Depart USA 9/16 Fly Overnight
Required Arrival: Edinburgh 9/17 Tour Starts approx. 7 PM
7 Night Departs Glasgow 9/24 & Arrives USA Same Day
10 Night Departs Edinburgh 9/27 & Arrives USA Same Day
For accommodations, Hotel locations provide easy accessibly to attractions, restaurants, pubs and public transportation. The hotels will always have a quality rating of three or four stars (based on the star level system in Scotland) and a TripAdvisor rating of three or higher. As reflected on the Trip Hotel Details tab, here is an example of the properties used:
All Hotels are subject to change and may be substituted for hotels with similar rating/price.