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Tour Itinerary

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Aviemore , Edinburgh , Glasgow

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Scotland
Depart for Scotland

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Edinburgh
Arrive in dramatic Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city with its stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Georgian New Town and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle where you can see the Crown Room, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Harry Potter Walking Tour. Begin in the Old Town, exploring areas associated with Harry Potter and other characters created by JK Rowling. Visit the famous graveyard of Greyfriars to view the grave of Tom Riddle and others. Discover the cafes in the university area where the early Harry Potter stories were written. Learn about J.K Rowling and how the city of Edinburgh inspired her to write. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Scottish Dinner with Whisky Pairing
Optional: Harry Potter Walking Tour
Optional: Scottish Dinner with Whisky Pairing (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - St. Andrews, Sheepdog Demonstration, Whisky Distillery & Tasting, Aviemore
A day of outstanding scenery as you arrive in the charming town of St. Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and internationally renowned St. Andrews University, where Prince William studied. Next travel to a working farm to participate in a typical day of a Highland shepherd and his dogs. Watch up to eight dogs working at the same time on the sheep and hear their individual whistle commands - a unique experience! Meet the friendly collie pups, and help shear a sheep. Next, tour a local distillery in the town of Newburgh, along with a lecture about whisky making and tasting of this Scottish delight. Continue the drive and admire the serene landscape on your way to the hotel in the resort town of Aviemore within magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness
Morning visit to the site of the Culloden Battlefield where Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746, marking the collapse of the Jacobite uprising and beginning of the integration of the Highlands into the British Kingdom. Learn more about this famous battle through exhibitions at the Visitor's Center. Afterward, visit Cawdor Castle*, best known for its literary connection to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Tour the 15th century castle with its sumptuous interior and stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens. Then, travel to picturesque Loch Ness, immortalized by the Loch Ness Monster. Take a scenic boat ride past the ruins of iconic Urquhart Castle perched on the banks of the lake, one of the most striking sights in Scotland. From this commanding viewpoint, look out for elusive Nessie, the terrifying monster that according to legend lives in this lake. The rest of the day is yours*Cawdor Castle closes for inside visits from late September through April. When Cawdor Castle is unavailable, it will be replaced with Eilean Donan
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Dunrobin Castle, Wick
This morning, depart Aviemore and travel to Dunrobin Castle, dating back to 1275, with over 190 rooms - the largest castle in northern Scotland. Tour the regal castle, its rooms with valuable artifacts and a library with over 10,000 volumes. In the castle gardens, see an interesting demonstration of falconry by these well-trained birds of prey. Afterward, drive to Wick, one of the most northerly towns in mainland Scotland. Arrive in the charming town, boasting a rich maritime history and spend time at leisure. Perhaps join the optional pub evening for a night of storytelling and traditional music. Tonight, dinner caps a lovely day
Optional: Storytelling & Traditional Pub Evening (PM)
Overnight: Wick
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Orkney Islands
Board a ferry this morning to the spellbinding Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland with a unique culture and history. The islands encompass mysterious Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs, and seal colonies. The first stop is to the ancient settlement of Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old preserved village. Driving across the Churchill barriers created during WWII to deter submarines, view the ornate Italian Chapel, constructed by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Return to Wick in time for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Wick
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Village of Ullapool, Fish and Chips Lunch, Isle of Skye
Depart Wick this morning, on a long and scenic drive towards Isle of Skye. Stop at the quaint fishing village of Ullapool in the North West Highlands - a perfect place to enjoy a fish and chips lunch! Then continue to the magical Isle of Skye or Gairloch. View the stunning landscapes along the way, including jagged mountains, sparkling lochs, delightful fishing villages and medieval castles. After this beautiful day, dinner awaits you at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Isle of Skye or Gairloch
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Skye Museum of Island Life, Flora MacDonald's Monument*, Dunvegan Castle
After breakfast this morning, head to northern Skye's best attraction: The Skye Museum of Island Life. Go back in time and get an insight into island life in the late 1800s. After, walk behind the museum to Kilmuir Cemetery. Here, pay your respects to Flora MacDonald's Memorial, a woman famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape, after his defeat at the battle of Culloden in 1746. Continue your tour to Portree, the main town of Skye with its picturesque harbor and brightly colored houses, for lunch on your own and some leisure time in this delightful town. Later, a visit to Dunvegan Castle, built in the 13th century, on a basalt rock in a bucolic loch side location. It is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel this evening* When staying in Gairloch, visits to Skye Museum and Flora MacDonald Monument are not included
Overnight: Isle of Skye or Gairloch
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Scenic Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
Head south to Glencoe, Scotland's most scenic and most historic glen, site of the infamous massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692 on the orders of King William. Glencoe is one of the places in the country that has been featured in many of the Harry Potter movies. Journey along the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond (immortalized by the song) with time for a relaxing lunch on your own in these beautiful surroundings before arriving in the vibrant port city of Glasgow, famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. This evening, opportunity to discover Glasgow's many lively pubs and restaurants on your own
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Tour Glasgow
In Glasgow, begin the day with views of the city's splendid architecture, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, the centre of the city's shipbuilding industry. Stop at timeless St. Mungo's Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city, before free time to stroll the lively streets. Later, visit the historically-important Stirling Castle, favored residence of the Stuart kings and queens. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to Stirling Castle to revel in its grandeur with its superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. Tour the halls, chapels, and bedrooms of this imposing castle. Before returning to Glasgow, view the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, dedicated to Sir William Wallace. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Scotland and your Tour Manager at dinner
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Edinburgh, Glasgow-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • 2 nights Aviemore
  • 2 nights Wick or Thurso
  • 2 nights Isle of Skye or Gairloch
  • 2 nights Glasgow
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

    Special Features

  • View Scotland's crown jewels on a tour of stately Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city
  • Visit the Culloden Moor Battlefield where the Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746
  • Take a boat ride past Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness
  • At a working farm, participate in a typical day of a Highland shepherd and his dogs
  • Travel to Dunrobin Castle, that resembles a French Chateau - the largest castle in Northern Highlands
  • Learn the art of Scotch whisky making, at a Whisky Distillery and enjoy a tour and tasting
  • Ferry to the spellbinding Orkney Islands with its mysterious Neolithic sites and tall sandstone cliffs
  • Travel to the magical Isle of Skye, with its jagged mountains, sparkling lochs, medieval castles
  • Tour historically important Stirling Castle, favored residence of the Stuart kings and queens
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    When staying in Gairloch, visits to Skye Museum and Flora MacDonald Monument are not included.

    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms not available.

    Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers a double room only, twin rooms will be accommodated as double bed plus sofa bed.

    Hilton Glasgow, Norseman Hotel and Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort triples rooms will be accommodated as a twin and a single room.

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    Novotel Edinburgh Centre
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city, a short walk from the Grassmarket area.

    Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
    This tourist class hotel is located a short ride away from the Aviemore railway station.

    Norseman Hotel
    This tourist class hotel overlooks the Wick River.

    The Gairloch Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located near the beach in Gariloch.

    Hilton Glasgow
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Glasgow's financial district.

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