2019 Scottish Lochs & Castles Tour
3 & 4 Star Vacation - 7 Nights /14 Meals
Guided Family Vacation

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Highlights

Scottish Dream 8 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Reserved seats for The Rolyal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo on August 1 - 16 departures.
  • Take a breathtaking journey on the Jacobite Steam Train featured in the Harry Potter movies
  • Come face to face with Britain’s largest land mammal, the Red Deer, at Highland Safaris

Trip Highlights:

  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Castle

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D), including a traditional Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Hotels:

  • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel | Glasgow (1 night)
  • The Moorings Hotel | Fort William (1 night)
  • Macdonald Highlands Hotel | Aviemore (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place | Edinburgh (2 nights)
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2019 SCOTTISH LOCHS & CASTLES TOUR 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS /13 MEALS

Day 1: GLASGOW & TALL SHIP
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel with a panoramic tour of central Glasgow including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. On the River Clyde, climb aboard a Victorian tall ship. Enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow travellers before dinner at your hotel.
(D)


Day 2: STIRLING CASTLE & TROSSACHS
Drive to the historic Stirling Castle, once home to Mary, Queen of Scots. Learn about the castle’s history and enjoy the many interactive displays. Embark on a scenic drive through Trossachs National Park and Glencoe before arriving at your hotel in Fort William. Enjoy dinner wtih your group in the evening..
(B, D)


Day 3: HIGHLAND TRAIN RIDE & LOCH NESS CRUISE
Travel along the scenic shores of Loch Linnhe. Board the Jacobite Steam Train for a ride through some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery, including crossing the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was featured in some of the "Harry Potter" movies. Stop for free time in the fishing port of Mallaig. Continue your drive to Loch Ness, where you’ll embark on a short cruise to admire enchanting scenic views and perhaps spot the famous monster. Your hotel tonight is in Aviemore.
(B, D)


Day 4: SHEEPDOG DEMONSTRATION & BLAIR CASTLE
Continue your journey through majestic Highland scenery. Visit a farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel past the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to the magnificent Blair Castle, the 700-year-old home of the Atholl family. Travel on to the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
(B, D)


Day 5: HIGHLAND SAFARIS & PITLOCHRY
An interactive nature experience with Highland Safaris will introduce you to the local wildlife and habitat of the region. At the Red Deer Encounter learn about Britain’s largest native land mammal. You will have an opportunity to pet, feed, and photograph the animals and take a trail into the forest with a ranger. Have lunch there before enjoying a free afternoon in Pitlochry, a bustling resort town. Enjoy a dinner at your hotel this evening.
(B, D)


Day 6: BOAT CRUISE & SCOTTISH EVENING
Drive to St Andrews, known as the "Home of Golf", and enjoy some free time. On your way to Edinburgh, stop off for a relaxing boat cruise on the Firth of Forth, admiring the beautiful panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline and the Three Bridges. Later, enjoy a Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing.
(B, D)


Day 7: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore Edinburgh with a guide. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian 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. In the afternoon take a walking tour of Edinburgh, hearing stories from this beautiful city’s fascinating past. August 2 and 16 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)


Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Your program ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

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8 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland
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Fri Apr 19, 2019Fri Apr 26, 2019US$1949
 
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Wed May 22, 2019Wed May 29, 2019US$2649
 
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Wed Jul 10, 2019Wed Jul 17, 2019US$2949
 
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Fri Aug 02 2019Fri Aug 09 2019US$2689
 
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Fri Aug 16, 2019Fri Aug 23, 2019US$2689
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2019Fri Sep 06 2019US$2989
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019Fri Sep 27, 2019US$2559
 
 
 
 
Wed Oct 16, 2019Wed Oct 23, 2019US$2959
 
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Single room supplement: $630

 

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