2019 - 10 Day Scottish Clans & Castles
3 Star Vacation - 9 Nights /17 Meals
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Best of Britain 10 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 25 to August 15 departures.
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting
  • Experience the stunning scenery of the Highlands during a steam train ride across the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Trip Highlights:

  • Brodie Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre
  • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Doune Castle
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Stirling Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 9 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh.

Hotels:

  • The Winnock Hotel | Drymen (2)
  • Balmacara Hotel | near Kyle of Lochalsh (2)
  • Glen Mhor Hotel | Inverness (3)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (2)
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    2019 SCOTTISH CLANS & CASTLES 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS / 17 MEALS

    Day 1: GLASGOW ARRIVAL & DOUNE CASTLE
    Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Drymen hotel, 20 miles north of Glasgow. Visit Doune Castle, which has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and “Outlander.” Enjoy free time in Callander and a drive through the Trossachs region, often called “Scotland in Miniature” as all aspects of delightful Scottish scenery are found here. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: STIRLING CASTLE & BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTER
    Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that dominates the surrounding plain, before some free time on your own for lunch. Tour the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre to learn about medieval weapons and armour, walk the real battlefield where Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated English troops, and enjoy a thrilling 3D battle show.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: GLENCOE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
    Head into the majestic Highlands and journey by Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Stop for photo opportunities along the route. Treat yourself to Scottish goods at a woollen mill and continue your journey north to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: ISLE OF SKYE & DUNVEGAN CASTLE
    Explore the Isle of Skye and learn the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Travel to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Admire the Trotternish Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock, a 200-foot-high sea cliff with huge, vertical basalt columns. Visit Flora MacDonald’s grave in Kilmuir Graveyard and stop in Portree for free time.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: CLAN DONALD CENTRE & STEAM TRAIN RIDE
    Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Embark on a ferry ride to Mallaig and transfer to a steam train for a ride through some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery. The Jacobite Steam Train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. Travel from Fort William to your hotel in Inverness.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: LOCH NESS CRUISE & URQUHART CASTLE
    Photo opportunities await as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest castle, and embark on a cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, ending the Jacobite rising. Return to Inverness for dinner and an evening walking tour.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: WHISKY TASTING & BRODIE CASTLE
    See where many Speyside distilleries are based close to the pure water of the River Spey. . Tour Glen Grant Distillery and sample a "wee dram of whisky." Tour Johnstons of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship behind their fine woollens. Explore 16th-century Brodie Castle, set in spacious grounds with its fairytale towers and turrets. The house contains fine furnishings, a collection of paintings, and a library with over 6,000 volumes. Return to Inverness and relax before dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: SHEEPDOGS & CULROSS WALK
    Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a demonstration where dogs obey commands to round up sheep. In Pitlochry, explore and have lunch independently. Continue to Culross for a walking tour around the charming 16th-century town, recently used as a filming location for “Outlander.” Highlights include the Town House, Culross Palace, and the remains of Culross Abbey. Enjoy free time in Culross before heading to Edinburgh for a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: EDINBURGH TOUR & PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
    In Edinburgh, see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town are in stark contrast to the Georgian mansions of the 200-year-old New Town. Tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. The rest of the day is free. July 25th to August 15th departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.
    (B)


    Day 10: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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    10 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland
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    Thu Apr 18, 2019Sat Apr 27, 2019US$3299
     
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    Thu May 23, 2019Sat Jun 01 2019US$3399
     
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    Thu Jun 06 2019Sat Jun 15, 2019US$2999
     
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    Thu Jun 13, 2019Sat Jun 22, 2019US$3499
     
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    Thu Jun 27, 2019Sat Jul 06 2019US$3099
     
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    Thu Jul 04 2019Sat Jul 13, 2019US$3149
     
     
     
     
    Thu Jul 11, 2019Sat Jul 20, 2019US$3649
     
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    Thu Jul 25, 2019Sat Aug 03 2019US$3399
     
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    Thu Aug 01 2019Sat Aug 10, 2019US$3399
     
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    Thu Aug 08 2019Sat Aug 17, 2019US$3499
     
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    Thu Aug 15, 2019Sat Aug 24, 2019US$3499
     
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    Thu Aug 22, 2019Sat Aug 31, 2019US$3999
     
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    Thu Aug 29, 2019Sat Sep 07 2019US$2999
     
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    Thu Sep 19, 2019Sat Sep 28, 2019US$3499
     
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    Thu Oct 03 2019Sat Oct 12, 2019US$2599
     
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