Best of Scotland Winter 201920

Best of Scotland Winter 201920


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh and Glasgow to the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh - the Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks..
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its river-side setting. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cosy dinner at our hotel.
Accommodation: Highlander Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Culloden, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and Skye
Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak – Ben Nevis. Follow the Great Glen towards Fort Augustus where we stop to view Loch ness, keeping a keen eye out for the elusive ‘Nessie’. The soul-stirring sight of Eilean Donan Castle is our last stop on the mainland before we cross the bridge to the isle of Skye. The tragic battlefield of Culloden will be our final stop of the day, where we pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising. Later, we return to the Scottish Highlands and our accommodation for the night.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Visit Fort William on the banks of Loch Linnie, before we journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the "Glen of Weeping". Here we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive at our final stop for the day - Glasgow. Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Enjoy views of the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the centre of shipbuilding.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Stirling Castle Excursion
Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. Later, join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to 'Connect With Locals' over a home-cooked Farewell Be My Guest Lunch, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes. Then head to Glengoyne whisky distillery. Here we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn how whisky is made, followed by a chance to sample a wee dram.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 7 - Depart Glasgow
The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland's people forever in your memories, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Glasgow
  • VISIT Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle
  • VIEW the 18th green at St Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 3 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)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Question: Do you have 2020 dates for Scotland?

2020 preview dates have just been released. Please search for 2020 Scotland tours on our website. You can filter your search results for specific dates if needed.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

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Ratings based off 30 reviews . Currently showing 9 reviews with comments only.
By Georgiana O on Sep 26, 2019

It would be best if they included several of the optional tours as standard part of the package. For example Rosalind Chapelle and Blair castle

By Antoniette S on Sep 01, 2019

It was nice to know of optional tours before leaving on vacation to allow for extra money to be set aside. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very approachable and friendly. Mason was very helpful and returned calls quickly. Very professional.

By Wayne N on Sep 30, 2018

We had a wonderful trip including an excellent tour director and bus driver.

By Holvin R on Sep 23, 2018

Our tour guide Malcom was excellent. Born and raised in Scotland, he was very knowledgeable not only of the complex history of his country, but gave us a glimpse of the present daily life there. He was very attentive to our needs. And whenever the ever changing weather of the Highlands dampened plan A, he always had a very good plan B up his sleeve. I will most likely want him back as my guide for my next trip to Scotland. There is so much more to explore. Nigel, our bus driver, showed us his remarkable skill, driving us through those oh so very narrow roads up in the Highlands! Another highlight for me was to experience a shepherd farm. I can't remember the shepherd's name but to see him work with 15 plus dogs and the sheep was very interesting. The meal at the Ladard farm was also a remarkable experience. I found the people in Scotland very warm, friendly and honestly polite. My only little disappointment was that we didn't get to go in to see the Holyroodhouse, which was listed as one of the places we were going to see. We only drove around it. I was looking forward to walking this iconic site. Everything else was fantastic!

By Edward G on Aug 09, 2018

Booking agent was wonderful and assisted us in every issue; she went out of her way to make it a memorible and pleasant trip.

By Robin M on Aug 05, 2018

Rachel was our tour director and was wonderful. She offered so many tips and facts as we were on the bus. It made those long drives bearable. I would gladly book another trip with her as the director.

By Amy W on Apr 21, 2018

Kate was excellent..very knowledgeable, personale and would love to travel with her again. Ian a fabulous bus driver!

By Janine M on Sep 24, 2017

The trip was fabulous and included everything we wanted to see! The price was a great value.

By Debra P on Aug 06, 2017

Everything was smooth and professional. The group was friendly and fun to be with . The trip was a wonderful experience and I will definitely refer Trafalgar and Affordable Tours to everyone!


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