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Scottish Dream | 8 Day Escorted 2019 | From $1,899 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Radisson Blu Hotel (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel  (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry (2 night)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel or Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh (2 nights) 

Meals

  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
  • 5 dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink

Other Inclusions

  • Visits, tours and admissions
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

7 Nights / 13 Meals

Starts in Glasgow / Ends in Edinburgh

Highlights:

Scottish Evening in Edinburgh

Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise

Isle of Skye

Culloden Battlefield

St Andrews

Edinburgh Castle

                                                                     Whisky Tasting

 

8 Day Scottish Dream Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Glasgow City Tour

Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. See the main attractions of Glasgow including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding, especially during the 19th century when the city burgeoned. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, originally opened in 1901. Chat with your tour director and your fellow travelers about your trip with a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.

Day 2 : Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in the “Downton Abbey” series. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.

Day 3: Road to the Isles & Isle of Skye

Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and Visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.

Day 4: Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials

A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

Day 5: Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum, or browsing around Pitlochry.

Day 6: Glamis Castle & St Andrews

Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing.

Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. July 28 to August 18 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.

Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh

Your tour ends after breakfast.

 

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