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2024 Scottish Dream - 9 Days/8 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Scotland

  1. Day 1
    Glasgow Tour & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    Your tour departs from your Glasgow hotel at 2:00 PM. Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding. Visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink. Your evening is free to dine independently.
  2. Day 2
    Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle
    Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Isle of Skye & Loch Ness
    Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle, a romantic ruin surrounded by magnificent gardens. Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near the North Sea. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials
    A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield where the British government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the battlefield and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Blair Castle, Whisky Tasting & Pitlochry
    Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the hotel gardens and museum or shopping in Pitlochry. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Glamis Castle, St Andrews & Scottish Evening*
    Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to explore the medieval town. Head to your hotel near Edinburgh, where you will enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional food, music, and dancing. July 27 – August 18 departures enjoy an evening free to explore and dine independently. (B, D*)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Edinburgh Panoramic Tour & Edinburgh Castle
    Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. July 27 – August 18 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Independent Tour of Edinburgh
    Spend the day on an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of Edinburgh. You will receive a taxi voucher to bring you from your hotel to the city center. Explore and dine as you wish in this fascinating city. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Tour Ends in Edinburgh
    9-day tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner. >
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Accommodations

Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel
Ballachulish Hotel
Ballachulish Hotel
Situated in a breathtaking lochside setting at the foot of dramatic Glencoe, this historic hotel really is a Highland home away from home. All the rooms reflect the region’s Highland heritage, with many offering stunning views of the loch and the breathtaking mountain scenery all around. The hotel serves as a base from which guests can explore the Glencoe and Fort William areas or discover many of the local activities and attractions, from golf to the great outdoors. Enjoy complimentary use of the nearby health club, with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, bio-sauna and exercise room.
Muthu Newton Hotel
Muthu Newton Hotel
This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hotel since 1951. It recently has undergone extensive refurbishments to ensure a comfortable stay. All 56 guest rooms have been modernized while retaining the traditional ambience. This imposing building is set on 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, bordering the Moray Firth on the North Sea and overlooks the Nairn Golf Course.
Atholl Palace Hotel
Atholl Palace Hotel
Originally opened in Victorian times, the Atholl Palace Hotel retains many features of a traditional large country house, with relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the hotel means that every bedroom is unique, with quirky original features, outstanding views and furnishings of the highest standards. The Verandah Restaurant is famed for its stunning views and its quality cuisine, using the very best of local produce. The Stag's Head bar offers a wide range of malt whiskies. The hotel is located in spacious gardens and is within a 15-minute walk of the town of Pitlochry.
Norton House Hotel & Spa
Norton House Hotel & Spa
This Victorian mansion was built in 1840 on 55 Acres of parkland and gardens. The hotel offers 83 luxury bedrooms with satellite TV/DVD player and a minibar. Ushers Restaurant offers fine dining and specialty wines in elegant surroundings. The Brasserie offers traditional British cuisine, and The Glass Lounge serves classic cocktails and afternoon teas. Guests can relax in the sauna, steam room or hydrotherapy pool in the luxurious spa. Edinburgh is a 20 minute drive, and Edinburgh Airport is 3 miles away.

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Questions & Answers

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.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.4
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4
Value for Money
4.2

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It was a fantastic trip! Great value and attention to details.

Highly recommended. Loved the itinerary and whole tour.

This tour was very scheduled. Each day was full of things to do and see but not a lot of time to sit back and relax and wander.

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