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2024 Scottish Clans & Castles - 10 Days/9 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Scotland

Cities Visited

Edinburgh , Glasgow , Inverness

  1. Day 1
    Glasgow Panoramic Tour | Welcome Drink
    Your tour departs at 2:30 PM from your hotel. Take a panoramic tour of Glasgow, seeing sights like George Square, Kelvingrove Park, the cathedral and the university, all featured in the popular TV series “Outlander”. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining at your hotel.(D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Stirling Castle | Whisky Distillery
    Visit Stirling Castle, a magnificent stronghold that was the childhood home of many Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Next, head to Glengoyne Distillery to learn about its two centuries of whisky-making. Return to Glasgow, where you will be free to explore and dine as you wish.(B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Glencoe | Eilean Donan Castle
    Head into the majestic Highlands and journey by Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Stop for photo opportunities along the route as you continue your journey to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, before arriving at your hotel on the shore of Loch Alsh.(B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Isle of Skye | Dunvegan Castle | Portree, Kilt Rock | Kilmuir Graveyard
    Explore the Isle of Skye and learn the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Travel to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Admire the Trotternish Peninsula as you travel to Kilt Rock, a 200-foot-high sea cliff with huge, vertical basalt columns. Visit Flora MacDonald’s grave in Kilmuir Graveyard and stop in Portree for free time.(B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Loch Ness Cruise | Sheepdog Demonstration
    Photo opportunities await as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland’s largest, and embark on a cruise of Loch Ness. Next, see the spectacular mountainous scenery as you drive along the edge of the Cairngorms National Park to your next destination: a farm where you’ll watch a demonstration of talented sheepdogs displaying their skills as they work with the farmer to herd their flock. Dine at your hotel this evening. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Culloden Battlefield | Fyvie Castle
    Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to discover how British government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie to end the Jacobite Rising. Proceed to Aberdeenshire to visit Fyvie Castle, Garden and Estate. Discover 800 years of the castle’s history and see the extraordinary collection of art, arms, and armor gathered by a local man who made his fortune in the American steel industry. Dine at your luxurious manor-house hotel in Aberdeen this evening.(B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Highland Cows | Drum Castle
    Visit Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle to meet a farmer raising Highland cows. See and photograph these famously gentle, long-haired creatures up close. Next, tour Drum Castle, Garden and Estate and see its imposing medieval tower and impressive Victorian library. Return to your hotel to dine with your group.  (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Dundee | St Andrews
    Visit Dundee, once known as the city of “jute, jam, and journalism” for its local industries, and now a cultural hub and the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. Take some free time to explore the transformed waterfront, with its impressive architecture, museums, and an urban beach. Travel on to St Andrews, known as the home of golf and rich in medieval heritage. Take a panoramic drive and explore the city independently before departing for your hotel near Edinburgh. Your evening is free to dine independently.(B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Panoramic Tour | Holyroodhouse | Edinburgh Castle | Scottish Evening*
    In Edinburgh, see how the medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town stand in stark contrast to the Georgian mansions of the 200-year-old New Town. Tour the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the King, and walk through the majestically furnished chambers. Next, visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and great views of the city. Enjoy a Scottish evening with a farewell dinner and traditional entertainment. July 25 – August 15departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.(B, D*)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Tour ends in Edinburgh
    Your tour ends after breakfast(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.>
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Accommodations

Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel
Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel
Balmacara Hotel
Balmacara Hotel
This traditional Highland hotel is beautifully located on scenic Loch Alsh, with views of the Isle of Skye and the hills of Wester Ross. All rooms are tastefully decorated, and many enjoy stunning views. A delicious full English breakfast is served in the 1930s-style coffee lounge. The hotel is close to the Isle of Skye Bridge and Eilean Donan Castle.
Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport
Ardoe House Hotel and Spa
Ardoe House Hotel and Spa
This gracious 19th century manor house hotel is set in landscaped grounds and features period furnishings while offering modern comforts for a gracious Highland experience. 109 traditionally decorated rooms provide wireless internet and satellite TV in addition to other amenities. Blairs Restaurant offers an elegant dining experience and Soapie’s Lounge Bar is perfect for coffee or cocktails. The spa has treatment rooms, an indoor heated pool and fitness room.
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is baggage from bus to hotel room and airport collection to bus handled by tour company?

Yes, porterage is included on CIE tours. Please see information below. Porterage between the coach and your hotel room for one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours and these bags will be stored under the coach during transit. Travelers are responsible for transporting their carry-on bag between the coach and the hotel each day.

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.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 2167 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

CIE has the best hotels and include so many activities

We had a wonderful trip. We were very pleased with the itinerary and the quality of hotels provided through CIE. We would recommend CIE again.

Everything exceeded expectations. I couldn't be happier with our CIE tour.

We had a lovely tour throughout Ireland. The service and accommodation exceeded my expectations! We were fortunate to have good weather. Ireland is very beautiful and the people are gracious to all tourist!

CIE is a solid company who provide friendly, strong tours. Affordable Tours was a excellent company to book through. Having both companies working together to support us outside the tour then during the tour was helpful. We had a very bad situation happen at one of the hotels when the hotel baggage people misplaced our luggage into an empty room thus we did not get our luggage. The CIE director had the hotel staff search every room until the misplaced luggage was found. This piece of luggage had all my wife's clothes and very valuable things locked in it. If not for the tour director this in issue could have been quite miserable for us. The hotel was not taking us seriously until she stepped in and resolved the problem. She was a strong tour director which helped the tour run smoothly.

Good starter tour for someone new to the UK. Use of a Hop on Off in London let's people see more of what interests them. Dinner at the hotel in Bath was excellent.

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

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