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Christmas in Scotland

  • Duration
    9 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £2,615pp

After nearly two years of locked down travel, join us for an unforgettable Christmas in bonny Scotland

We invite you to eat, drink and be merry with your Wendy Wu Tours family and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Encompassing the decoration bedecked cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the soaring pine trees and snow-dusted mountains of the southern Highlands, this 9-day all-inclusive tour is overflowing with festive experiences from whisky and chocolate tastings to Christmas markets and a performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet.

Stay at legendary hotels from iconic city centre landmarks and country mansions to boutique ship hotels, and enjoy the finest of Christmas fare.



  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 8 , Lunches: 7 , Dinners: 8
  • Accommodation
    8 nights in 4+ star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 24
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Christmas in Scotland tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Good to Go

You can holiday to Scotland without having to quarantine either on your arrival in the country or on your return to the UK. There are also no travel advisories in place against travel from the FCDO meaning you can book with complete peace of mind.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Glasgow
    Day 1: Arrival in Glasgow

    Check in at the hotel and enjoy time at leisure before the guide's group briefing and the welcome dinner.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Traditions of Glasgow
    Day 2: Traditions of Glasgow

    Begin your introduction to this historic city with a visit to one of its most significant landmarks: the wonderful Glasgow Cathedral - the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland. Stop for lunch before continuing to the National Piping Centre, where you'll enjoy a bagpipe experience and tour of the piping centre before an opportunity to try the bagpipes for yourself! Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the Christmas markets at George Square and Enoch Square before dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Loch Lomond, Loch Tay & Dunkeld
    Day 3: Loch Lomond, Loch Tay & Dunkeld

    Bid farewell to Glasgow this morning and travel north into the Trossachs, where you will enjoy an hour's scenic cruising on Loch Lomond, Scotland's deepest loch. Loch Lomond in winter is a beautiful sight: an atmospheric display of snow-capped mountains, stunning waters and wonderful natural light. Continue to Loch Tay, where you'll enjoy a two-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the waters, before a final short drive to Dunkeld House Hotel, a stately country mansion and our home for the next two nights.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Taste of the Highlands - Chocolate & Whisky
    Day 4: Taste of the Highlands - Chocolate & Whisky

    Continue to the Aberfeldy Distillery to learn about the fine heritage of Dewar's whisky, dating back to 1846. Explore the heritage exhibition and distillery rooms before sitting down to a whisky and chocolate tasting tray of three fine Scotch whiskies, each expertly matched with an artisan dark chocolate. En route back to the hotel, we'll also stop to visit the charming Highland Chocolatier shop and artistic chocolate gallery.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Private opening of the Royal Yacht Britannia & Overnight Stay on Fingal
    Day 5: Private opening of the Royal Yacht Britannia & Overnight Stay on Fingal

    Enjoy time at leisure this morning to relax or explore the hotel's enormous grounds. Around noon, we depart for Leith Docks, where we visit two very special ships: the Royal Yacht Britannia and her sister ship, the Fingal, a luxurious floating hotel. Begin with champagne afternoon tea on the Fingal before checking in to your cabin for an overnight stay. This evening, we are privileged to enjoy a private, out-of-hours opening of the Royal Yacht Britannia, exclusively for our group.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Edinburgh Castle & The Nutcracker (Christmas Eve)
    Day 6: Edinburgh Castle & The Nutcracker (Christmas Eve)

    It's Christmas Eve! Disembark the Fingal this morning and drive 30 minutes into the atmospheric city of Edinburgh. Our first stop is the impressive Edinburgh Castle, where we explore highlights like the Great Hall and the Honours (crown jewels) of Scotland. Enjoy lunch before continuing to the lovely Festival Theatre to enjoy a two-hour performance of the festive classic ballet, the Nutcracker, performed by Scottish Ballet and accompanied by a live orchestra. We have secured excellent seats for you to enjoy this lavish production. Afterwards, check in to the Intercontinental Edinburgh the George and enjoy a few hours at leisure before dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Christmas Day at the Intercontinental
    Day 7: Christmas Day at the Intercontinental

    Wrap up warm and head out to enjoy a crisp Christmas morning walk along the Royal Mile on one of its few quiet days of the year. The lack of crowds will make this a lovely day to see the Royal Mile and appreciate its architecture and landmarks such as St Giles' Cathedral. Return to the George for a delicious Christmas lunch, including a specially arranged glass of bubbly and half bottle of wine (per guest) to celebrate Christmas together. The afternoon is at leisure to play games, call loved ones, or perhaps enjoy the Queen's Speech.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Christmas at the Botanics Light Trail (Boxing Day)
    Day 8: Christmas at the Botanics Light Trail (Boxing Day)

    Boxing Day morning will be at leisure. Late this afternoon, transfer to Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden to enjoy the lovely light trail here. During the winter period, the centre and exteriors are lit up in an incredible field of lights, lending the glasshouses and gardens a festive air. Enjoy some time to explore and admire the illuminations before returning to the hotel for your farewell dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Departure from Edinburgh

    After breakfast, depart in accordance with your onward arrangements from Edinburgh. Check-out is at noon, but should you wish to spend longer exploring the city, a luggage storage service is available at the main reception.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    voco Grand Central Glasgow
    99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF
    voco Grand Central Glasgow
    This iconic, Category A-listed hotel beside Glasgow Central Station first opened in 1883 and has hosted celebrities from Frank Sinatra to John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill. Having undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2020-21, it draws on a palette of rich golds and royal blues which compliment the original Victorian architecture, as designed by National Portrait Gallery architect, Robert Rowan Anderson.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Dunkeld House Hotel
    Blairgowrie Road, Dunkeld PH8 0HX
    Dunkeld House Hotel
    This luxury country house hotel, originally built as the summer residence of the Duke of Atholl in 1897, sits on 280 acres of well-maintained Perthshire woodland. Boasting a mile-long drive and beautiful grounds with an abundance of historic trees, the 98-bedroom house overlooks the wide and fast-flowing River Tay, renowned for its salmon.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    The Fingal
    Alexandra Dock, Edinburgh EH6 7DX
    The Fingal
    The beautiful heritage ship 'Fingal' was once responsible for supplying equipment and vital resources to some of the most remote and far-flung lighthouses in the Scottish isles. After her retirement, she was purchased by the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust in 2014 and lovingly refurbished to the tune of £5 million. Now, she sits proudly beside the Royal Yacht Britannia, and serves as her sister ship as well as a luxurious 23-cabin floating hotel. Each cabin is named after a different Scottish lighthouse, in tribute to the Fingal's service to Scotland's seas.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Elevator
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
    19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
    Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
    This stately hotel has been welcoming guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, originally built in 1775 as homes for the wealthiest citizens of Edinburgh. Famed for its warm welcome and impeccable service, not to mention its beautiful Christmas décor, there are few finer places to enjoy a Scottish Christmas than The George. Rooms provide homely comfort with luxurious treats such as a welcome box of local snacks and a fully-stocked minibar.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
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Places Visited: Glasgow (2N) – Dunkeld (2N) – Fingal, Leith (1N) – Edinburgh (3N)

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