2021 - 11 Day Scottish Clans & Castles
10 Nights / 16 Meals

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Scottish Clans & Castles - 11 Days/10 Nights
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 19 departures.
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland's famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting.
  • Discover 800 years of history as you explore Dunvegan Castle - home to Clan MacLeod for 30 generations.

Trip Highlights:

  • Brodie Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Isle of Skye
  • Sheepdog demonstration
  • Stirling Castle
  • Scottish Evening*

Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) 

 * Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

    Hotels - 10 Nights:

    • Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel | Glasgow (2 nights)
    • Balmacara Hotel | near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
    • Glen Mhor Hotel  | Inverness (3 nights)
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing | near Edinburgh (3 nights)
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Glasgow Panoramic Tour | Welcome Drink
      Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your hotel. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Glasgow city seing George Square, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow University all featured in the popular TV series “Outlander.” Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining in your hotel. (D)

      Day 2: Stirling Castle | Whisky Distillery
      Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that was the childhood home of many Scottish kings and queens, including Mary Queen of Scots. Next, head to Glengoyne Distillery; learn about its two centuries of whisky-making and sample a wee dram. Return to Glasgow, where you will be free to explore and dine as you wish
      (B)


      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 as you continue your journey to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, before arriving at your hotel on the shore of Loch Alsh.
      (B, D)


      Day 4: Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Kilt Rock | Kilmuir Graveyard & Portree
      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: Strathpeffer | Hugh Miller's Birthplace | Inverness
      Begin a scenic drive across the beautiful mountainous landscape of the Highlands, stopping off for photos in Lochcarron, a pretty lakeside village of whitewashed cottages. Visit Strathpeffer for some free time to explore this leafly Victorian spa town with its distinctive architecture. Proceed to Hugh Miller's Birthplace in Cromarty to discover one of Scotland's most fascinating 19th century figures; Miller was a fossil hunter, folklorist, stonemason, geologist, and newspaper editor. Arrive in Inverness, and dine in your hotel
      (B, D)


      Day 6: Urquhart Castle | Loch Ness Cruise | Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
      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 a walking tour with your Tour Director before dinner at your hotel.
      (B, D)


      Day 7: Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere | Brodie Castle
      Tour Johnstons of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship behind their fine woolens, then enjoy some free time. Explore 16th-century Brodie Castle, with its fairytale towers and turrets set on spacious grounds. The house contains fine furnishings, a collection of paintings, and a library with over 6,000 volumes. Return to Inverness and enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own.
      (B)


      Day 8: Sheepdogs Demonstration | Culross Walking Tour
      Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a demonstration of dogs obeying commands to round up sheep. In Pitlochry, explore this Victorian town 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 your hotel near Edinburgh. Enjoy a free evening with time to explore and dine independently.
      (B)


      Day 9: Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Palace of Holyroodhouse | Scottish Evening*
      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. Enjoy a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment. July 29 to August 19 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
      (B, D*)


      Day 10: Independent Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour of Edinburgh
      Spend the day on an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of Edinburgh. You will receive a taxi voucher to travel from your hotel to the city center, as well as a voucher to visit Edinburgh Castle where you may explore the historic buildings with great views of the city.
      (B)


      Day 11: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
      Your tour ends after breakfast.
      (B)


      B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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      11 days Glasgow to Edinburgh
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      Thu Jun 10, 2021Sun Jun 20, 2021US$3080
       
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      Thu Jul 01 2021Sun Jul 11, 2021US$3135
       
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      Thu Jul 15, 2021Sun Jul 25, 2021US$3135
       
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      Thu Jul 29, 2021Sun Aug 08 2021US$2995
       
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      Thu Aug 05 2021Sun Aug 15, 2021US$2995
       
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      Thu Aug 12, 2021Sun Aug 22, 2021US$2995
       
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      Thu Aug 19, 2021Sun Aug 29, 2021US$3495
       
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      Thu Aug 26, 2021Sun Sep 05 2021US$2670
       
       
       
       
      Thu Sep 09 2021Sun Sep 19, 2021US$3080
       
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      Thu Sep 16, 2021Sun Sep 26, 2021US$3080
       
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      Thu Sep 23, 2021Sun Oct 03 2021US$3080
       
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      Thu Oct 07 2021Sun Oct 17, 2021US$2730
       
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      Thu Oct 14, 2021Sun Oct 24, 2021US$2730
       
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      Single room supplement: $995

       

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