Travel Programs for
At Lynott Tours, we have create a faith-based travel program where you will
travel with members from other congregations. Custom travel programs for
Presbyterians, religious tours of Scotland, follow our John Knox Presbyterian
tour of Scotland. You do not have to have your own group to travel with us.
Gather with other like-minded travelers and discover the sources of inspiration
in Scotland. In the 16th century John Knox introduced the Scottish reformation,
and the Presbyterian Church replaced Catholicism as the official religion. 47%
of the population in Scotland are followers of the Presbyterian Church of
Presbyterian Tour of Scotland
Emphasis is made on the Presbyterian heritage in Scotland a well as on Scottish
history, the magnificent landscapes, and the welcoming, friendly people. On
this trip you'll experience the many wonders of this magical land - the large
cities and towns and villages alike, all steeped with a rich culture and
history; spectacular scenic drives in the highlands; plus some of the
fascinating islands to the west and north! Learn about Scotland's role in the
Protestant Reformation and key Reformer John Knox, its turbulent history of
kings and queens, and gain insight into the politics of this proud land.
Day 1 - DEPART FROM HOME
Your vacation begins the moment you board your
flight to Scotland, the land of tartans and heather. Destination: GLASGOW.
Day 2 - ARRIVE GLASGOW
Welcome to Scotland, the land of Rob Roy, and the
setting for the film, Braveheart. Visions of highland games, golf, haggis,
remote islands, and tartans come to life. You arrive in Glasgow. Enjoy your
panoramic tour including the Museum of Transport and Glasgow Cathedral. See the
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life and Art. Welcome dinner to meet your
fellow travelers (D)
Day 3 - STIRLING & GLEN COE Castles,
Stirling Castle, once the home of Scottish kings, is
perched high on a sheer cliff above Bannockburn, where the Scots turned the
English back in their attempt to subdue the Highland clans. Castles mark the
strongholds of ancient clans, villages hug the banks of coal-black lochs, and
tiny cottages in stone-walled fields line your way to Glen Coe. Your hotel
overlooks Loch Linnhe. (B,D)
Day 4 - ISLE OF MULL/IONA DAY TRIP
The Sacred Isle After breakfast we
join the ferry for the 40 minute crossing to the Island of Mull. As we sail
into the Sound of Mull look out for wonderful views of the stronghold of the
Maclean clan. On arrival at Craignure we re-board our coach for the scenic
drive through Glen More en-route to Fionnphort where another ferry awaits us
for the short crossing to the Island of Iona, a place of pilgrimage since St
Columba came from Ireland in AD 563 to found a monastery and convert Scotland
to Christianity. Many early Scottish Kings and chiefs were buried here
including Macbeth. The sense of peace and history that pervades the island will
remain us as we retrace our steps to Oban.(B,D)
Day 5: SHEEPDOG TRAILS AND CULLODEN
Enjoy a leisurely day of discovery in the lovely
countryside and majestic Highland scenery. Just south of Aviemore visit Leault
Farm where dogs herd sheep and ducks through various obstacles. Learn how each
dog responds to individual whistles and see seasonal activities with collie
puppies, newborn lambs or sheep-shearing. Drive to Culloden Moor to tour the
Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefield where, on 16th April 1746, British
Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one
hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne.
Return to Inverness to visit a kiltmaker and learn about the traditions of
Scottish attire. After dinner enjoy a special ceilidh, traditional Scottish
entertainment with singers, a piper and Highland dancers in your hotel. (B, D)
Day 6: GLENFIDDICH WHISKY DISTILLERY/ABERDEEN
pleasant farming country into the gentle rolling hills of the Speyside region,
where many of Scotland's famous distilleries are located. Tour the Glenfiddich
Distillery to see how barley and water are combined to create the Water
of Life and enjoy a tasting. Travel through the lovely scenery of
Aberdeenshire with gentle hills and farms into Royal Deeside, an area that came
into favor with Queen Victoria during the 19th century. Near the village of
Banchory stop at the Falls of Feugh, a charming tea shop, which is popular with
local people. Sample afternoon tea with delicious freshly-baked scones and
enjoy a talk on bagpipes, fishing or other aspects of Highland life. Continue
to Blairs to your elegant 19th century mansion in time for dinner. (B, D)
Day 7 - ST. ANDREWS/EDINBURGH
Enjoy tea and
scones at a local farmhouse. Head south to Glamis Castle, the legendary setting
for Macbeth. Visit the cathedral in the charming university town of St.
Andrews, known as the birthplace of golf. It was in St Andrews that the
Scottish Protestant reformer George Wishart was executed for heresy in 1546,
after John Knox preached in the castle and Parish church here. Travel over the
Forth Road Bridge to exciting Edinburgh. Enjoy a banquet and sample Scottish
specialties, while listening to the skirl of bagpipes. (B,D)
Day 8 - EDINBURGH
High above the city, atop the
volcanic "crag where Edinburgh began", is the majestic Edinburgh
Castle. Here, King James, son of Mary Queen of Scots, was born. James
eventually became king of England and Scotland, and the two crowns have been
united ever since. Scotland's religious history can be seen at St. Giles'
Cathedral, regarded as the mother church of Presbyterianism. .After the
Reformation, John Knox became St. Giles' first minister. This morning you will
continue your tour of Edinburgh with a visit to the historic John Knox House.
The afternoon is free for shopping along Princes St. or exploring the city on
your own. (B)
Day 9 - HEADING HOME
You bid your fond farewell to Scotland as you
travel to Edinburgh Airport for your flight to Ireland or your return flight
- Round trip airfare from USA may be added at extra cost.
- Arrival airport transfers.
- Deluxe motorcoach with driver and a specialist guide throughout (2 persons
- when you have more than 16 passengers).
- First-class accommodations for 7 nights; room with private bath.
- 7 breakfasts (B)
- 6 dinners including a Scottish banquet(D)
- Tea and scones at a farmhouse.
- Baggage handling
- All taxes and service charges.
- All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights: Stirling Castle, Loch
Ness, . Edinburgh Castle, St. Andrews, Scenic ferry to Isle of Mull & Iona,
Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery, Glamis Castle, Military Tattoo (end
July/mid-August at added cost)
Your 3* & 4* first-class hotels:
Mercure Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
Ballachulish or Isles of Glencoe, Ballachulish (2 nights) Mercurea Hotel,
Inverness (1 night) Ardoe House Hotel, Blairs (1 night) Roxburghe Hotel,
Edinburgh (2 nights)
Let us create a faith-based vacation package for your group. Our sample tour above can be modified to suit your congregation.
Customized Travel Programs for Religious
If this tour is not exactly what you want, we can custom design a departure
just for your congregation.
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At Lynott Tours, we create customized travel programs that will satisfy your
congregation and fulfill your objectives. We individually design successful
programs to your exact specifications. WE CAN OPERATE TOURS FOR AS FEW AS 6
Let us create a faith-based vacation package for your group.
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