Day 1: Glasgow
Depart for Glasgow (approximate journey time is seven hours). Enroute visit Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in Europe. After darshan, we then drive north to Scotland. In between, stop for lunch and visit Gretna Green, the UK’s most famous place to get married and home of the world famous Iron Forgeries. On arrival, enjoy the sights of Glasgow, which will include Glasgow Cathedral, Georges Square, University of Glasgow and the City Chambers. Enjoy carefully prepared mouth-watering dinner before you go to bed.
Day 2: Scottish Highlands, Glens and Lochs
Begin our best of Scotland tour. The journey continues by the most scenic drive to Loch Lomond, join our cruise on Loch Lomond. Continuing our journey drive past Glencoe, witnessed the massacre of 1692. On arrival, Fort William enjoy your lunch break. Next, we visit the Nevis Mountain Range, the highest mountain range in Britain. On arrival enjoy the ascent to the summit by Gondola system (cable car) whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains (visit to Nevis Range is weather permitting). Next, You will also have a photo stop at Neptune's Staircase which is the longest staircase lock in Britain lifting boats & Commando Memorial dedicated to British Armed Forces during World War II. Later, we drive back to Glasgow for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Edinburgh
Today morning after your breakfast, we drive to Edinburgh, the Scotland Capital City, proceed for city orientation tour to visit the famous Edinburgh Castle with its Portcullis gate, Mons Meg, fine state apartments and ancient Scottish crown jewels. Descend the hill and cross the Royal Mile to see crown shaped spire, St Giles’ Cathedral, Castle Hill, Lawn market, High Street, Cannon gate, and Abbey Strand. Walk down the mile leads to Holy Rood Palace, New Scottish Parliament Building next to Holyrood Palace, Dynamic Earth. The architectural site of the Scottish Parliament complex includes leaf-shaped buildings, a grass-roofed branch merging into adjacent parkland and gabion walls formed from the stones of previous buildings. Drive to visit Calton Hill, the national monument, The Nelson Monument. Later depart for London, en-route visit Lake District while enjoying the most beautiful scenic cruise on the largest body of water in the Lake District, i.e. Lake Windermere. Lake District, home of the Romantics, great poet William Wordsworth, and illustrator Helen Beatrix Potter. Upon arrival, London, bid farewell to all your friends made in the group.
Note: Lake District and cruise may be covered on Day One.