Scotland Escorted Tour
Scottish Clans & Castles
Superior First Class Hotels - 9 Nts


The best of Scotland travel - our most comprehensive tour - islands, highlands and cities, too. The focus of this Scotland trip  is on the history and scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Travel at a leisurely pace to absorb history and experience gentle lake cruises, the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye, Harry Potter movie locations and a train ride along the Road to the Isles. See lots of castles of different styles and sample whisky in a Speyside distillery. 10 Day Scottish Clans & Castles, am amazing Scottland vacation to remember!

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Day 1: Glasgow City Tour

Your Scottland vacation starts at 3:00 pm at your hotel in Drymen, 20 miles north of Glasgow Airport. The Victorian city of Glasgow is built mainly of red sandstone, but its history goes back to the 6th century.  Meet your tour director and drive a short distance to embark on a cruise aboard the historic steamboat “Sir Walter Scott” to view the natural beauty of Loch Katrine and get some fresh air after your journey. Return to your hotel where you’ll have free time to rest and relax. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers about your Scotland package tour  with a welcome drink before sitting down to dinner in your hotel (D).

Stirling CastleDay 2: Loch Katrine Cruise & Stirling Castle
Drive north into the Trossachs region, often called “Scotland in Miniature” as all aspects of Scottish scenery are found here. Embark on a short cruise aboard a steamboat to view the natural beauty of Loch Katrine. Continue your drive through the Trossachs and on to Stirling. Walk through the various chambers and halls of Stirling Castle, associated with “Braveheart” William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots. A local guide will fill you in on these notable people and their roles in Scottish history. Return to your hotel in good time for dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Glen Coe & Eilean Donan Castle
Today head up into the Highlands as you drive north. Journey across mysterious Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, a spectacular glen made famous by the Campbells’ massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Stop at Spean Bridge Woollen Mill and drive alongside some the long, narrow lakes in the Great Glen. Continue your drive north to visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle. The first fortified castle was built in the 13th century, rebuilt several times and partially ruined in 1719. Check in to your charming family-owned hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh. (B, D)

Day 4: Isle of Skye & Museum of Island Life
Today cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge to explore this lovely island, sometimes called the “Misty Isle”. It has many strong associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie as he fled here after his defeat at Culloden Moor. Drive to the north and along the Trotternish Peninsula to view Kilt Rock, a sea cliff with vertical basalt columns that look like a giant kilt. Visit the Museum of Island Life to see what daily living conditions were like on the island years ago. The museum is housed in a group of thatched cottages. Stop in Portree for free time and admire brightly-painted houses that cluster around a large bay. Return to your hotel for free time before dinner. (B, D)

Royal Highland ShowDay 5: Clan Donald Centre & Steam Train Ride
Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Take a ferry to Mallaig on the mainland and transfer to the Jacobite steam train for a ride through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery. The rails run alongside the “Road to the Isles” so you may view Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Monument, another reminder of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct was featured in some of the Harry Potter movies. Reboard your coach at Fort William and drive to Inverness.
(B, D)

Day 6: Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield
Enjoy a real highlight of your Scotland trip as you embark on a cruise into Loch Ness to view the scenery from the water and perhaps spot “Nessie.” Visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest castle which was destroyed in Jacobite wars. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle which took place on 16th April 1746 when British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, in just one hour. The Visitor Centre shows the background to this bloody battle and you can walk around the moorland to see various monuments commemorating troops. Return to Inverness in time to relax and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide. (B, D)

Day 7: Brodie Castle & Whisky Tasting
Visit Brodie Castle, a 16th century tower house with fairytale towers and turrets that is set in spacious grounds. The house contains fine furnishings as well as a collection of paintings and the library houses over 6,000 volumes. Drive through part of the Speyside region, where many distilleries are based close to sources of pure water from the River Spey. Visit Glenfiddich Distillery to learn about the simple ingredients and many steps involved in whisky making. Tour the facilities and sample a “wee dram” at the end of the tour. Return to Inverness and enjoy some free time for a stroll along the River Ness in front of your hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: Sheepdogs & St Andrews
Drive south through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where dogs herd sheep through various obstacles. Drive south through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains and stop for a look around the town of Pitlochry. Drive to the east coast to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to browse in golf specialty stores or through the medieval town with its ruined cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner and lively singing, story-telling and step-dancing. (B, D)

ST. AndrewsDay 9: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. See Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare that separates the two areas. Learn about many prominent Scottish inventors, doctors and writers. Finish your tour at the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of The Queen, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. The balance of the day is free. On Jul 28 to Aug 18 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.
(B)

Day 10: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:
Superior First Class

The Winnock Hotel Drymen near Glasgow (2 nights)
The Balmacara Hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
Glen Mhor Hotel Inverness (3 nights)
Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh (2 nights)

Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
9 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
8 dinners (D) including
- Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
- 7 table d'hote dinners
Welcome get-together drink
Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
Loch Katrine steamboat cruise & Loch Ness scenic cruise
Ferry from the Isle of Skye
Jacobite steam train ride
Walking tour of Inverness
Glenfiddich Distillery whisky tasting and tour
Sheepdog trials at Leault Farm
Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Jul 28 to Aug 18 departures
Visits and admissions to Stirling Castle, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, Eilean Donan Castle, Kilt Rock, Museum of Island Life, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Brodie Castle, St Andrews, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Headsets for walking tours
Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies


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Continental Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

2018 - 10 Day Scottish Clans & Castles
10 days Glasgow to Edinburgh
Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
Glasgow Edinburgh Twin Sharing Departure
Thu Apr 19, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 US$2960 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu May 03 2018 Sat May 12, 2018 US$2510
Thu May 17, 2018 Sat May 26, 2018 US$2510 Guaranteed
Thu May 24, 2018 Sat Jun 02 2018 US$2555
Thu Jun 07 2018 Sat Jun 16, 2018 US$2605
Thu Jun 14, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 US$3105 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Sat Jun 30, 2018 US$2605
Thu Jun 28, 2018 Sat Jul 07 2018 US$2740
Thu Jul 05 2018 Sat Jul 14, 2018 US$2720 Guaranteed
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 US$3220 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Sat Aug 04 2018 US$2905 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Thu Aug 02 2018 Sat Aug 11, 2018 US$3490 Guaranteed Small Group Tattoo
Thu Aug 09 2018 Sat Aug 18, 2018 US$3075 Tattoo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 US$3075 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 US$2740
Thu Sep 06 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 US$2590 Guaranteed
Thu Sep 13, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 US$3090 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 US$2430
Thu Oct 04 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 US$2835 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 US$2265
Single room supplement: $660
2018 - 11 Day Scottish Clans & Castles
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Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
Glasgow Edinburgh Twin Sharing Departure
Thu Apr 19, 2018 Sun Apr 29, 2018 US$3200 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu May 03 2018 Sun May 13, 2018 US$2800
Thu May 17, 2018 Sun May 27, 2018 US$2800 Guaranteed
Thu May 24, 2018 Sun Jun 03 2018 US$2850
Thu Jun 07 2018 Sun Jun 17, 2018 US$2900
Thu Jun 14, 2018 Sun Jun 24, 2018 US$3450 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Sun Jul 01 2018 US$2900
Thu Jun 28, 2018 Sun Jul 08 2018 US$3045
Thu Jul 05 2018 Sun Jul 15, 2018 US$3015 Guaranteed
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Sun Jul 22, 2018 US$3565 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Sun Aug 05 2018 US$3220 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Thu Aug 02 2018 Sun Aug 12, 2018 US$3875 Guaranteed Small Group Tattoo
Thu Aug 09 2018 Sun Aug 19, 2018 US$3420 Tattoo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 Sun Aug 26, 2018 US$3420 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Sun Sep 02 2018 US$3050
Thu Sep 06 2018 Sun Sep 16, 2018 US$2880 Guaranteed
Thu Sep 13, 2018 Sun Sep 23, 2018 US$3430 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Sun Oct 07 2018 US$2730
Thu Oct 04 2018 Sun Oct 14, 2018 US$3200 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Sun Oct 28, 2018 US$2575
Single room supplement: $765

ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60

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