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Scottish Isles and Glens

Feeling adventurous? Explore Scotland’s traditional culture along its gorgeous coastline and remote islands.

Price Includes
11 NIGHTS 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation
Full breakfast daily
7 dinners including a fun Scottish evening in Edinburgh with traditional songs, stories and dancing
City tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
Cruise on Loch Ness
Guided tour of Mount Stuart House, Dunvegan Castle and Edinburgh Castle
Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting
Sheep herding demonstration
Admission to National Piping Centre, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, Dunrobin Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre 
Ferry travel to the Isle of Bute and Orkney Islands
Welcome get-together drink with your group
Touring with professional driver/guide
Transportation by luxury coach including free WiFi access
Backpack including document wallet, luggage tags, baggage strap, universal power adaptor and rain poncho.

Lead-In Price - From $3,809* per person twin share

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share/Double
Travel Dates

3 October 2020 

Offer Ends

06 Mar 20,

unless sold out prior,availability is limited

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Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow & Bagpipes 
Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Enjoy a tour around the city famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. A prosperous port city due to international trade and shipbuilding, today it is Scotland’s cultural hub. Proceed on to the National Piping Centre, where you’ll learn all about bagpipes and even try your hand at playing a tune. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then enjoy a free evening for dining independently.  Overnight: Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel

Day 2: Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart House 
Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy free time in Glasgow and an independent dinner. (B)
Overnight: Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel 

Day 3: Loch Lomond & Eilean Donan Castle 
Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for refreshments and shop for Scottish goods. Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your hotel. (B, D)
Overnight: Balmacara Hotel 

Day 4: Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle 
Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy a photo opportunity or two, including the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D) 
Overnight: Balmacara Hotel

Day 5: Inverewe Gardens & Ullapool 
Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port, and check in to your hotel near the harbour. (B,D) 
Overnight: The Royal Hotel, Ullapool

Day 6: Highland Scenery & Orkney 
Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities at Kylesku and stop off for lunch in Durness. Continue to Scrabster on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney Islands, enjoying dinner on board. (B, D)Overnight: Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall

Day 7: Orkney Sights & Skara Brae 
Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently. (B)
Overnight: Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall 

Day 8: Dunrobin Castle & Inverness 
Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this is the largest castle in northern Scotland. Stop for photo opportunities amidst its scenic hills. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands. (B, D) Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness 

Day 9: Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield 
Keep your camera handy as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle and cruise on Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Return to Inverness with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river. (B, D)
Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness 

Day 10: Sheep Herding & Whisky Tasting 
Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Victorian town of Pitlochry and visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting. Travel onto Edinburgh and check into your city centre hotel with free time to explore and have dinner on your own. (August 1 – 15 departures have a festive Scottish dinner on this day instead of Day 11) (B)
Overnight: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh 

Day 11: Edinburgh Castle & Traditional Scottish Dinner
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. That evening, enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. August 1 – 15 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade (with the Scottish dinner on Day 10 instead). (B, D)
Overnight: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh 

Day 12: Tour Ends In Edinburgh 
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) 

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

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