There She Goes - Scotland

From $4,849.00 CAD per double occupancy

About United Kingdom

May 31, 2019 - June 10, 2019

  • 11 days
  • 15 meals
  • Direct flights from Halifax
  • Hotel accomodations
  • Tour Manager
  • Air conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Local guides
  • Transfers from New Glasgow to airport return
  • $4, 849 CAD per person based on double occupancy
  • Tips and insurance are additions


ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Flight An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.

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Day 2: Glasgow, Scotland - Tour Begins Your tour opens in Glasgow, Scotland’s Victorian capital city. Spend the afternoon and evening becoming acquainted with Scotland's biggest city, which has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain's most intriguing metropolises. Hotel: Jurys Inn, Glasgow.

Doune Castle photo credit: DrMartinS on VisualHunt / CC BY

Day 3: Glasgow - Doune Castle - Stirling Castle - Glasgow Enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens and discover a world of colour, splendour and glorious craftsmanship with a visit to Doune Castle and Stirling Castle. Later, visit the National Piping Centre. After a demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, it’s your chance to give it a go! Then, join your fellow travelers for a lively welcome dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 4: Glasgow - Loch Lomond - Inverness Enjoy some leisure time this morning in Glasgow before visiting one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. After, cruise along Loch Lomond, the focal point for Scotland’s first National Park renowned for its natural beauty, history and tranquility. Continue on to the Highlands, through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely River Ness. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Hotel: Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness

Isle of Skye photo credit: Visual Hunt


Day 5: Inverness - Isle of Skye - Inverness Take a stunning drive along the “Road to the Isles” and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, also known in poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheò (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and the ancestral home of the Chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Conclude your visit with views of the isle from yet another vantage point during a ferry crossing back to the mainland*. Returning to Inverness, see Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns photo credit: Maurice King on Visual Hunt /CC BY

Day 6: Inverness - Clava Cairns - Ullapool - Inverness Begin your day with a visit to the historical grounds of Clava Cairns, a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery dating back about 4, 000 years. Later, visit Culloden Battlefield where on this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of Scotland’s history. Journey to Ullapool, the leaving place of a ship called Hector in 1733 that took immigrants to Nova Scotia. Visit the Ullapool Museum and uncover the unique history of Ullapool and Lochbroom. Travel back to Inverness and spend the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Day 7: Inverness - Urquhart Castle - Loch Ness - Pitlochry Today, enjoy stunning and unspoiled landscapes as you journey through the Highlands and travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes). Visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle before enjoying a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain’s most scenic bodies of water. Keep your eyes open — you never know when Nessie will appear! Continue on to your hotel located in the vibrant Victorian town of Pitlochry. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Hotel: Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh photo credit: Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It.on VisualHunt / CC BY

Day 8: Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh Begin your day with a visit to a local Scottish distillery which stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy some time at leisure in Pitlochry before traveling to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. End your day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. Today breakfast will be included. Hotel: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

Pitlochry

Pitlochry photo credit: S. Alexander Gilmour on Visualhunt.com / CC BY

Day 9: Edinburgh Today it’s your choice! Perhaps you’ll choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour; explore both the Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,** the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots. Or, for a different perspective, maybe you’d rather join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot; descend into the city’s vast underground vaults and uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 10: Edinburgh - Midhope Castle - Edinburgh Begin your day with a visit to Midhope Castle***, located on Hopetoun Estate grounds and dating back to the 15th century. After, return to Edinburgh and explore the city at your leisure, as you become enthralled with its historic Scottish charm. Savor the local cuisine, discover some of Scotland’s stylish shops, visit a local museum or uncover parts of the city by foot on an outdoor adventure. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. Enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. With a “wee dram” in hand, toast the end of a wonderful journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Edinburgh - Glasgow - Tour Ends Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.


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