Passport And Required Travel Documents U.S. citizens will need
a passport which will remain valid for 6 months after your return
to the United States.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
Non-U.S. citizens should contact their local embassy, consulate,
or travel agent to determine if visas are required to enter
the United Kingdom.
The weather in Scotland is extremely variable. In general, temperatures
average between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit in spring and fall
and between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.
Thus, some hotels in Scotland do not have air conditioning due
to the generally moderate climate; therefore, make sure to include
some light, warm weather clothing in your travel wardrobe. Beside,
be prepared for occasional rain showers
You must be in good health, as you will have to walk reasonable
distances over uneven ground and cobblestone streets. Besides,
most of the sightseeing can be accomplished on foot only. Make
sure you carry a pair of strong and comfortable walking shoes.
Carry small amount of local currency with you when traveling
in foreign countries. Currency exchange is generally available
at most major airports. Many hotels can also exchange small
amounts and your Tour Director can suggest convenient exchange
points. Many foreign banks are able to provide local currency
using a credit card or traveler's checks. For the best exchange
rates, we suggest using major credit cards and/or ATMs, which
are available throughout the country.
Buy an Explorer Ticket if you want to explore Scotland's historic
attractions. The ticket can be used to see not only castles,
but country houses and ancient stone circles as well. You can
buy single or family tickets for seven- or 14-day periods.
Don’t ever miss out on the many Highland Games, where
kilted Scots compete at such quaint events as Tossing the
Caber. The biggest games are held at Braemar Castle every
September. Check with the British Tourist Authority for a
schedule and map of the games (dancing, pipe bands, marches,
athletic competitions) held each year.
Try some crazy appetite like maybe the thought of eating another
animal’s vital organ has your mouth watering already while
the vegetarian lover can try some of the Western Islands special
including boiled cabbage, turnip, carrots and potatoes and many
In addition, no meal would be complete without a local drink
as accompaniment. Several breweries are now setting up in
competition with the four main companies in the area so you
should try some of the local lagers.
Scots hate to be called an Englishman (and don't refer to the
country as England); they'll never forgive you.