2019 - 12 Day Scottish Isles & Glens
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Scottish Isles & Glens 12 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 27th, July 29th, August 3rd, August 5th, August 10th and August 12th departures.
  • Relax and enjoy dinner on board a ferry as you cruise to the Orkney islands.

Trip Highlights:

  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Mount Stuart House
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae
  • Urquhart Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 11 breakfasts and 9 dinners including a fun Scottish evening in Edinburgh with traditional songs, stories and dancing.

Hotels:

  • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel | Glasgow (2 nights)
  • Balmacara Hotel | near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
  • The Royal Hotel | Ullapool (1 night)
  • Ayre Hotel | Kirkwall (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel | Inverness (2 nights)
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel | Edinburgh (2 nights)
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    Scottish Isles & Glens 2019 12 days/11 nights / 20 meals

    Day 1: Glasgow Arrival
    Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Take a tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    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 before dinner in your Glasgow hotel.
    (B, D)


    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)


    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. Later, enjoy a photo opportunity or two, featuring the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner.
    (B, D)


    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. Check in to your hotel near the harbor.
    (B, D)


    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. Continue to Scrabster on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney, enjoying dinner on board.
    (B, D)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting. Enjoy the evening at your leisure in Edinburgh.
    (B, D)


    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 Scone and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. The July 27 to August 12 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B, D)


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


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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    12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland
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    Mon Jul 29, 2019Fri Aug 09 2019US$4149
     
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