Scotland Escorted Tour
Scottish Clans & Castles
Superior First Class Hotels - 9/10 Nights


Scotland ClanThe 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. 11 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 at your hotel. Enjoy a Glasgow city tour to see George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Park, and Glasgow University all featured in the popular TV series “Outlander.” Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Stirling CastleDay 2: STIRLING CASTLE
Visit Stirling Castle, a mighty stronghold that dominates the surrounding plain, before some free time on your own for lunch. Visit the 14th-century Duone Castle, with its 100-foot-high gatehouse and well-preserved great hall. The formidable structure has been used as a film location for many productions, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Next, head to a whisky distillery for a sampling, then go back to Glasgow to dine at your hotel.(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
Tour Johnstons of Elgin to discover the history and craftsmanship behind their fine woolens, then enjoy some free time for lunch. 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, 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 30 to August 20 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade. (B)

Day 10: TOUR ENDS or

INDEPENDENT DAY IN EDINBURGH Spend the day on an independent hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh. Enjoy a walking tour around parts of the city’s historic areas where you will have a selection of tours and routes. 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

Hotels:
Superior First Class

 

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dancewith reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on  July 30 to August 20 departures.
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting
  • Experience the stunning scenery of the Highlands during a steam train ride across the Glenfinnan Viaduct

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 Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre Doune Castle Dunvegan Castle Eilean Donan Castle Isle of Skye Stirling Castle
  • 9  breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D)including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh.
  • Malmaison Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow (2 nights) 
  • Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights) 
  • Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness (3 nights) 
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa, near Edinburgh (3 nights)
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B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

 

10 DAY 2021
START GLASGOW END EDINBURGH USD
JUL 1 JUL 10 $3,089
JUL 29 AUG 7 SOLD OUT
AUG 12 AUG 21 $2,845
AUG 26 SEP 4 $3,059
SEP 9 SEP 18 $2,999
SEP 23 OCT 2 $2,749
OCT 14 OCT 23 $2,449

 

11 DAY 2021
JUL 29 AUG 8 SOLD OUT
AUG 12 AUG 22 $3,799
AUG 26 SEP 5 $3,359
SEP 9 SEP 19 $3,289
SEP 23 OCT 3 $3,039
OCT 14 OCT 24 $2,689

 

Begins 2022 USD per person
14-Apr SMG 3055
5-May 2320
26-May 2320
2-Jun 2495
30-Jun SMG 2945
14-Jul SMG 2945
28-Jul Tattoo 2845
11-Aug Tattoo 2845
25-Aug 2495
8-Sep SMG 2895
29-Sep 2460
6-Oct SMG 2545
14-Apr SMG 3210
5-May 2495
26-May 2495
2-Jun 2670
30-Jun SMG 3135
14-Jul SMG 3135
28-Jul Tattoo 2995
11-Aug Tattoo 2995
25-Aug 2670
8-Sep SMG 3080
29-Sep 2660
6-Oct SMG 2730

 

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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