Treasures of Scotland

Treasures of Scotland
 9 days  Scotland  Max 18 Passengers


Overview
Enchanting lochs, haunting glens and soaring mountains: Scotland is home to many diverse treasures. On this tour of the historic Borders and scenic Central Belt, we'll discover some of the country's most spectacular views, fascinating stories and long-standing traditions - all of which are to be found in lesser-visited locations off the beaten track. Ready to discover another side to Scotland? This is the trip for you!

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The Lynott Difference
- Experience soul stirring views on a Highland safari in Perthshire
- Take a day trip to the unforgettable Isle of Arran
- Meet the owner of Traquair, Scotland's oldest inhabited house and enjoy a guided tour of the property (with included tasting session at the house's brewery)

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Day 1 - Edinburgh - Lilinthgow - Pitlochry
ST. ANdrewsOur journey into the unspoiled scenery of rural Scotland will begin in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Edinburgh, where we’ll meet the group and board the mini-coach for the first time. Our first stop? Linlithgow Palace, the magnificent countryside retreat where Mary, Queen of Scots was born. This afternoon, the royal theme will continue with a visit to the imposing Doune Castle, which featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and was used to depict Castle Leoch in Outlander. We’ll then roll through the spellbinding Sma’ Glen en route to today’s final destination: Perthshire, a region famous for its picturesque lochs and forests. Tonight we’ll come together for a welcome dinner – where we’ll get to know the group a bit better.

Day 2 - Pitlochry - Perthshire - Pitlochry
Who knew that you could hit the safari trail here in Scotland? We’ll explore the vastness of the highlands with a kilted safari ranger today – going off-road through wild terrain to take in the area’s spectacular mountain views (and perhaps glimpsing grouse, mountain hares and golden eagles with our binoculars as we go). After an adventurous ride, we’ll move on to the Red Deer Centre, where we’ll have the chance to see Britain’s largest native land mammal up close. Then: we’ll return to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure time.

Day 3 - Pitlochry - Scottish Crannog Center - Luss
After this morning’s breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to Perthshire and continue our journey to Luss, a picturesque village on the western shore of Loch Lomond that’s famous for its neat cottages and flower displays. But before we get there, we’ve an appointment to keep with the Scottish Crannog Centre – where we’ll take some time to walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers. With craft, textile and cooking demonstrations on the agenda, this Iron Age experience will give us a unique insight into Scotland’s history. Tonight, there’s a private dinner and whisky tasting session to look forward to at the postcard-perfect Glengoyne Distillery. Accommodation: Lodge on Loch Lomond (or similar)

IonaDay 4 - Luss - Glencoe - Luss
More breathtaking scenery is on the cards today as we take a day trip through magnificent Glencoe – whose towering mountains were formed by volcanic eruptions and sculpted by glaciers thousands of years ago. While here, we’ll visit Glencoe Visitor Centre and learn more about the haunting story of the Glencoe Massacre of 1692. Before we return to Luss for the afternoon, we’ll have just enough time to visit the Inverawe Scottish Oak Smokehouse, where there’s a delicious smoked salmon tasting session in store for us. Accommodation: Lodge on Loch Lomond (or similar)

Day 5 - Luss - Alloway - Troon
We couldn’t leave Loch Lomond behind without taking some time to get up close and personal with its mysterious waters – and that’s why we’ll round off our visit to the area with a breathtaking loch cruise this morning. After losing ourselves amidst the views of islands, mountains and trees, we’ll head back to dry land for the journey to Alloway: the birthplace of National Bard Robert Burns (recently voted ‘the most iconic Scot of all time’). We’ll familiarise ourselves with Rabbie’s life, works – and even the cottage where he was born this afternoon. Then: onwards to charming Troon, where an included dinner awaits. Accommodation: Piersland House (or similar)

Day 6 - Troon - Isle of Arran - Troon
Post box ScotlandOften referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’, the enchanting Isle of Arran is the next scenic stop on our itinerary. After our included ferry crossing, we’ll have the whole day to spend browsing the village shops, sampling the local fare in the restaurants, taking in the sweeping country views, and strolling past historic buildings and castle ruins. This evening we’ll return to Troon, where you’ll be free to do as you please. Accommodation: Piersland House (or similar)

Day 7 - Troon - New Larnak - Scottish Borders
Our road will turn away from the coast and back inland today as we set a course for New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home of the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre. After visiting the working textile machinery and discovering more about life in New Lanark in the early 19th century, we’ll move on to our next stop: Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. Here, we’ll have the privilege of meeting the house’s current owner, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, the 21st Lady of Traquair. We’ll even have the chance to take a look around Traquair’s historic brewery – and sample a taste of its produce, too – before we hit the road once more. Tonight, we’ll rest our heads at our accommodation in the Scottish Borders.

Day 8 - Scottish Borders
StirlingToday will begin with a visit to one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks: Melrose Abbey, the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce. Don’t forget to look out for the famous bagpipe-playing pig sculpture while you’re here! Later, there’s more fascinating history in store in the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, where we’ll visit Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre – a tower house that tells the story of the tragic queen. After a day of discovery, we’ll return to our accommodation – where we’ll raise a glass together one last time at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Day 9 - Scottish Borders - North Berwick - Edinburgh
The final day dawns on our adventure – but there’s still plenty left to see! On the last leg of our journey we’ll stop off at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, where we’ll use zoom-in cameras to get an up-close look at the local wildlife – including puffins, gannets and guillemots. Then: back to beautiful Edinburgh, where we’ll have some time to explore the quaint shops and cafés before we say goodbye.

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights Bouyique Hotel
  • 12 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation with Driver
  • Tour Leader
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees

This tour begins and ends at Eden Locke Hotel. Pre and post stays are available.

2020 START DATE END DATE    
CODE EDI EDI Status USD
TSEE28030 28-Mar 5-Apr   3,459
TSEE11040 11-Apr 19-Apr G 3,459
TSEE25040 25-Apr 3-May   3,459
TSEE09050 9-May 17-May   3,599
TSEE16050 16-May 24-May G 3,749
TSEE23050 23-May 31-May   3,749
TSEE06060 6-Jun 14-Jun G 3,599
TSEE13060 13-Jun 21-Jun   3,599
TSEE20060 20-Jun 28-Jun   3,599
TSEE11070 11-Jul 19-Jul   3,599
TSEE18070 18-Jul 26-Jul G 3,599
TSEE01080 1-Aug 9-Aug   3,599
TSEE15080 15-Aug 23-Aug   3,599
TSEE05090 5-Sep 13-Sep   3,599
TSEE12090 12-Sep 20-Sep G 3,599
TSEE19090 19-Sep 27-Sep   3,599
TSEE03100 3-Oct 11-Oct   3,599
TSEE10100 10-Oct 18-Oct   3,599
Single supplement 700


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