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GUIDED SCOTLAND - 250th Anniversary of Ship Hector - JULY 2023

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We are retracing our ancestors steps on the 250th anniversary of the Ship Hector from Scotland

Join us as we explore Scotland and Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Ship Hector.

We are taking 40 passengers on this journey.

Price is $3754.00 CAD per person based on double occupancy.Airfare will be additional and available in August 2022.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Transportation throughout by modern touring coach with a local driver and guide
  • 10 nights accommodation in 3-4* hotels
  • 10 full Scottish Breakfasts
  • 5 evening meals in hotels
  • Tour and tasting at a Kingsbarn Distillery (subject to availability)
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Sheepdog display at Kincraig
  • Dinner and entertainment at the National Piping Centre
  • Farewell dinner and entertainment in Edinburgh (TBA)
  • Entrance to:National Piping Centre, Duone Castle,Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Ullapool Museum, Urquhart Castle, Falkland Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Midhope Castle
  • Gratuities

Day 1 – July 03, 2023

You will be met on arrival at Glasgow Airport by your local driver and guide before undertaking a panoramic tour of the city.The remainder of the day at leisure for so you can relax and unwind. Early this evening you will visit the National Piping Centre, where you will enjoy a demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, and the opportunity to try the bagpipes yourself. Afterward you will join your fellow travellers for a delicious dinner in the Piping Centre’s restaurant.

Dinner/Overnight, Novotel Glasgow or similar, Glasgow

Day 2 – July 04, 2023

After leisurely breakfast we will depart for the town of Stirling and the home of one of Scotland’s grandest castles.Stirling Castle towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s history including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314.Later we visit Doune Castle.In addition to being featured in Outlander as Castle Leoch, Doune Castle was also featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and used for the castle known as Winterfell in the pilot of the award-winning TV series Game of Thrones. The remainder of the day you are free to explore Glasgow.This evening you may choose to dine at a local pub or restaurant.

Overnight – Novotel Glasgow or similar, Glasgow

Day 3 – July 05, 2023

After breakfast you will depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling along Scotland’s West Coast.*We will stop in Loch Lomond and board a cruise along the ‘bonnie banks’ before continuing our northward journey. We will make a photo stop in dramatic Glencoe, followed by a visit to Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness. This evening we will dine on traditional Scottish fayre in a local pub.

Dinner/Overnight, Best Western Inverness Palace or similar, Inverness

Day 4 – July 06, 2023

You will begin your day with a visit to the Clava Cairns, a well preserved, bronze-age cemetery that dates back nearly 4,000 years. After, we travel to Culloden Moor, the site of Scotland’s bloodiest battle, the 1746 Battle of Culloden where Government forces faced the rebel Jacobite Army. Tonight is a free night in Inverness.

Overnight, Best Western Inverness Palace or similar, Inverness

Day 5 – July 07, 2023

Today we trave the scenic route to Ullapool, where, for the next two days we can partake in the festivities surrounding the 250th anniversary of the sailing of the ship Hector. The Caledonian Hotel is ideally located in the centre of town, with views of the harbour and colourful fishing boats on Loch Broom. This evening you may wish to venture out for a night on the town and enjoy dinner in a local pub or restaurant.

Overnight, Caledonian Hotel, Ullapool

Day 6 – July 08, 2023

Today is another day filled with festivities, or if you wish, the chance to take an **optional excursion.

Overnight, Caledonian Hotel, Ullapool

Day 7 – July 09, 2023

This morning we depart for Kincraig, where we will be entertained by an impressive display of sheepdogs hard at work.We will stop in the pretty Highland town of Pitlochry where you can grab a bite to eat, shop for souvenirs or take a leisurely walk around the town and to the Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder.Tonight we stay in the lovely town of Dunblane.

Dinner/Overnight, Doubletree by Hilton or similar, Dunblane

Day 8 – July 10, 2023

This morning we depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at St Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf.We will also visit the family owned and operated Kingsbarn Distillery, for a tour and tasting of the ‘water of life.’Our final visit of the day is the village of Falkland.Here we will visit the village and the Palace, built by King James V in 1539.It became a favourite retreat of the Stuart Dynasty including Mary Queen of Scots.

Dinner/Overnight, voco Edinburgh Haymarket or similar, Edinburgh

Day 9 – July 11, 2023

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a tour of Edinburgh Castle followed by a panoramic tour of the city.The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to further explore this beautiful city.There are many Outlander locations fans of the series may wish to visit during this time, including The Signet Library, used as The Governor’s Jamaican mansion in season 3, The World’s End Pub, the establishment where Jamie secretly meets to keep his illegal smuggling business running, Tweeddale Court, a historic Edinburgh street used to represent the capital in the 1760s, and the Palace of Holyrood, where Jamie and Claire stayed with Bonnie Prince Charlie as his trusted supporters. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a night on the town, and dine at a fashionable restaurant or trendy bistro in Edinburgh.

Dinner/Overnight, voco Edinburgh Haymarket or similar, Edinburgh

Day 10 – July 12, 2023

Another free day in Scotland’s fabulous capital!You may wish to visit some of the city’s most popular sights such as Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood House, The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Dean Village. Those who prefer to indulge in a little retail therapy may wish to visit some of the many fashionable shops that line Princes Street, or for something a little more luxurious George Street.Speaking of indulging, why not treat yourself to high tea while you are here!The Colannades at the Signet Library, The Dome and The Balmoral are a few of the places we recommend.This evening you will dine at a local venue, where you will enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner.

Overnight, voco Edinburgh Haymarket or similar, Edinburgh

Day 11 – July 13, 2023

Sadly, all good thinks must come to an end.A group transfer will take you to Glasgow Airport for your flight home.

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