Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities Summer 2019

Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and witness the beauty of Loch Ness. View the ruins of Melrose Abbey and visit Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
Embrace the allure of Auld Reekie and explore its labyrinthine lanes, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your turas through an unimaginably beautiful part of the world. Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Apex Haymarket
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Let your Local Specialist take you on an informative sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, stopping to view the regal Palace of Holyroodhouse. See the new Scottish Parliament Building and the Royal Mile, delving into the heart of the city, before visiting Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Stroll through the grand New Town with its Gothic fa''ades enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, tickets for the rousing Edinburgh Tattoo will be included. Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 3 - Excursion to The Borders
A scenic day's excursion brings us to the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian Jedburgh Abbey, which we will have an opportunity to view. Continue to nearby Melrose Abbey, said to be the final resting place of the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce. We take the scenic route back to Edinburgh this afternoon, following the lush green landscapes along the Tweed River. Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 4 - Edinburgh --- St. Andrews --- Glamis Castle --- Dundee
This morning, we cross the Firth of Forth to the celebrated home of golf - St. Andrews, to view its ancient university and famous golf course. Shakespeare's Macbeth takes centre stage as we visit Glamis Castle, once the home of the beloved Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and explore its beautiful gardens, before we travel to the waterfront city of Dundee, distinguished for its status as the first UNESCO City of Design, and the original home of marmalade. Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Apex City Quay
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 5 - Dundee --- Pitlochry --- Culloden --- Scottish Highlands
'Dive Into Culture' and learn about the local whisky industry at a famous distillery, including a tasting of Scotland's much-loved golden nectar. Hearts and hands warmed, we wind our way to the tragic battlefield and Visitor Centre at Culloden, past rugged landscapes and the imposing Cairngorm Mountains. Visit the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was defeated. Our final stop for the night is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and gateway to Loch Ness. Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Carrbridge
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 6 - Scottish Highlands --- Loch Ness --- Inverness --- Thurso (2 Nights)
The mystical haunt of Nessie is our first stop today before passing through Inverness en route to Dunrobin Castle. This stately home and its magnificent gardens, inspired by the Palace of Versailles, comes straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Spend your afternoon exploring its ch''teau-like structure and surrounds, once home to the Clan Sutherland. Arriving in Thurso, our home for the next two nights, we enjoy dinner at our hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Muthu Royal/Norseman
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 7 - Orkney Islands Excursion
We board a ferry to South Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands, viewing the stretch of WWII causeways known as the Churchill Barriers. See the prehistoric free-standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar before delving into the stories of the Neolithic Skara Brae village. We stop at beautiful Kirkwall Cathedral for a photo opportunity before returning to our hotel for dinner. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 8 - Thurso --- Ullapool --- Isle of Skye
Dramatic landscapes accompany our scenic drive along the rugged north-west coastline of the Scottish Highlands to remote Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom. We journey to the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, perched on a tiny island where three sea lochs meet, then continue to the Isle of Skye where we'll stay overnight and enjoy a delicious dinner in our hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Kings Arms
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 9 - Isle of Skye --- Ballachulish (2 Nights)
We return to the mainland following a beautiful route that takes us past the Glenfinnan Viaduct, along which Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express once crossed to his beloved school of magic. We pass Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe, renowned as the gateway to Ben Nevis, before continuing to Ballachulish, our Highland home for the next two nights. Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Ballachulish/Isles of Glencoe
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 10 - Mull and Iona Excursion
Set sail from Oban to the Isle of Mull, disembarking at Craignure. Cross the pretty island countryside to catch a ferry from Fionnphort to the island of Iona, which was once the home of a Gaelic monastic community which lived in Iona Abbey. Before our journey back to Ballachulish, we'll have the chance to view R''ilig Odhrain, the final resting place of many of Scottish kings. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 11 - Ballachulish --- Glasgow (2 Nights)
A solemn reminder of the MacDonald clansmen, who were massacred at the Glen of the Weeping, marks our morning journey south to Glasgow. We follow the banks of Loch Lomond, then enjoy an orientation tour that will see you view St. Mungo's Cathedral and George Square with its statues of Britain's famous sons and daughters.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Theatreland
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 12 - Stirling Castle and Bannockburn Excursion
Mary Queen of Scots and several Scottish kings and queens have made Stirling Castle their home over the centuries. Enjoy a visit to its grounds and delve into the history of this royal residence and fortress, besieged by Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 18th century. We'll visit the splendidly decorated Royal Palace of King James V and view the renowned Stirling Heads, before venturing to Bannockburn, where King Robert Bruce of Scotland defeated Edward II of England during the First War of Scottish Independence. Later, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Wood family this afternoon for a memorable Be My Guest lunch at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard, amidst tales of Rob Roy. This evening, we return to Glasgow for time at leisure to enjoy true Scottish hospitality. Full Breakfast, Lunch
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 13 - Depart Glasgow
Our epic journey across Scotland's highlands, islands and cities has come to an end. It's time to say a fond farewell to our travel companions and Travel Director as our memorable holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Dundee, Orkney Islands, Stirling and Glasgow
  • VISIT Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, the battlefield and Visitor Centre of Culloden, Dunrobin Castle, John O'Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, St. Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow and Stirling Castle
  • VIEW Jedburgh Abbey, the 18th green at St. Andrews, Inverness Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe
  • SEE Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn

Dining Highlights

  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry to the Orkney Isles and return
  • Ferry to the Isle of Mull and Iona
  • Ferry from Skye to Mallaig
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

''' International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.Calling all Outlander fans! Similar to our 'Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities' trip but with a 'Jamie Fraser' twist, Trafalgar presents the Highland Trail inspired by Outlander trip code BHOD.Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. Accommodation on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodation on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.Edinburgh Tattoo 2-24 August 2019: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh to departures 03 August, 05 August, 10 August, 12 August, 17 August and 19 August 2019.

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