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, an amazing Scotltand vacation to remember!

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Day 1: GLASGOW ARRIVAL & DOUNE CASTLE

Arrive Glasgow. The Victorian city of Glasgow is built mainly of red sandstone, but its history goes back to the 6th century. Tour begins at 2:00 pm, Drymen hotel, 20 miles north of Glasgow Airport. Your first castle visit is to Doune Castle, which has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and “Outlander.” Enjoy free time in Callandar and a drive through the Trossachs region, often called “Scotland in Miniature” as all aspects of delightful Scottish scenery are found here. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D).

Stirling CastleDay 2: STIRLING CASTLE & BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTER
Today you’ll visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that dominates the surrounding plain. Tour the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Center to learn about the medieval weapons and armor, walk the real battlefield where Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated English troops, then enjoy a thrilling 3D battle show. 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 & DUNVEGAN CASTLE
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. 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 CENTER & 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: LOCH NESS CRUISE & URQUHART CASTLE
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: WHISKY TASTING & BRODIE CASTLE
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 & CULROSS WALK
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. Continue to Culross for a walking tour around the charming 16th century town. Highlights include the 1626 Town House with its 1783 tower, Culross Palace and on the hillside are the remains of Culross Abbey. Enjoy free time in Culross before heading to Edinburgh where a festive Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment awaits. 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 TOUR & PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
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 July 26 to August 16 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

 

Tour Includes:

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Trip Highlights: Brodie Castle Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle Culloden Battlefield Doune Castle Dunvegan Castle Eilean Donan Castle Isle of Skye Palace of Holyroodhouse Stirling Castle
  • Eight dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
  • Winnoch Hotel Drymen 2 nights
  • Balmacara Kyle of Lochalsh 2 nights
  • Glen Mhor Inverness 3 nights
  • Norton House Edinburgh 2 or 3 nights
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B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

10 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland    
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GLASGOW EDINBURGH. SCOTLAND Departure
   
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Sat Sep 29, 2018 US$2590 Call to book
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 US$2430
Thu Oct 04 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 US$2835 Sold Out
Thu Oct 11, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 US$2265 Guaranteed
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 US$2265 Sold Out
Single room supplement: $660
10 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland
   
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GLASGOW EDINBURGH. SCOTLAND Departure
Itinerary changes in 2019  
Thu Apr 04 2019 Sat Apr 13, 2019 US$2905 Guaranteed
Thu Apr 18, 2019 Sat Apr 27, 2019 US$3495 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu May 02 2019 Sat May 11, 2019 US$2960
Thu May 16, 2019 Sat May 25, 2019 US$2960 Guaranteed
Thu May 23, 2019 Sat Jun 01 2019 US$2960
Thu Jun 06 2019 Sat Jun 15, 2019 US$3075
Thu Jun 13, 2019 Sat Jun 22, 2019 US$3665 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jun 27, 2019 Sat Jul 06 2019 US$3235 Guaranteed
Thu Jul 04 2019 Sat Jul 13, 2019 US$3210
Thu Jul 11, 2019 Sat Jul 20, 2019 US$3800 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Jul 25, 2019 Sat Aug 03 2019 US$3430 Sold Out
Thu Aug 08 2019 Sat Aug 17, 2019 US$3630 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Thu Aug 22, 2019 Sat Aug 31, 2019 US$3055
Thu Aug 29, 2019 Sat Sep 07 2019 US$3055 Guaranteed
Thu Sep 12, 2019 Sat Sep 21, 2019 US$3645 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Sep 19, 2019 Sat Sep 28, 2019 US$3055 Guaranteed
Thu Oct 03 2019 Sat Oct 12, 2019 US$3345 Guaranteed Small Group
Thu Oct 17, 2019 Sat Oct 26, 2019 US$2675 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: 
750

 

2018 - 11 Day Scottish Clans & Castles
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Glasgow Edinburgh Twin Sharing Departure
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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