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Scotland Designed for You!

Join us on a fantastic Scotland tour - designed with you in mind

Book by Apr 10, 2020
PRICE:
$5999 CAD per person | based on double occupancy

no triples or quad rooms available

• Single Supplement - +$1080

• Non-refundable deposit: $500 per person

• Final Payment: April 10, 2020

 
INCLUSIONS:

• Round trip fl ights from Toronto to Scotland

• All taxes

• 25 meals during tour – 13 full Scottish breakfasts, 12 dinners including farewell dinner

• Touring by Executive air-conditioned coach

• Experienced and lively Tour Manager

• 12 Nights in First Class 4* hotels

• Entrances

• Ferry crossing

• Map & guide kits

 

EXCLUSIONS:

• Items of a personal nature

• Travel Insurance, we recommend that you protect your investment.

Ask us for competitive rates

• Meals not listed, beverages

• Gratuities to drivers and guides

• Experienced and lively Tour Manager

• Porterage

 

• Pre-assigned seat selection on the plane. Available for an extra cost

 

Full Itinerary

June 12: Depart Toronto


Fly over night to Scotland. (B)

June 13: Arrive in Glasgow


Touch down in Glasgow, Scotland. Upon arrival meet the guide to escort you to your Executive Coach. You will be able to enjoy an orientation of Glasgow, the Garden City and Scotland’s centre of arts and commerce. We will have a walking tour of the Merchant City near our hotel and an early dinner after check-in. (D)

June 14: Glasgow


Today we visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a must visit place! With its incredible art collections, themed exhibitions – from natural history to art movements and fascinating periods of history, there is an abundance of activities to uncover here. Visit the Glasgow Transport Museum at Kelvinside before a visit to Glasgow Cathedral and the oldest house in Glasgow followed by the Peoples Palace, telling the story of Glasgow folk through the ages. Visit and tasting at the Clydesdale Distillery before dinner. (B,D)

June 15: Burns Country


This morning, a delightful tour to Burns Country with a visit to the cottage where the famous bard was born, a virtual tour through 18th Century Scotland, followed by Burns Visitor Centre and the bridge depicted by Tam O’Shanter being chased by the devil. We then tour along the coast route with views over to Ailsa Craig and along the ‘Electric Brae’ to Culzean Castle with beautiful grounds and the Eisenhower Apartments. We then return to Glasgow for dinner. (B,D)

June 16: Loch Lomond


Today we travel along the Clyde via Dumbarton to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. We will enjoy a cruise of the Loch and also a visit to the Colquhoun Clan hometown of Luss on the shores of the Loch with beautiful shops and small cafes. We then take to the highlands through Arrochar and along Loch Long to Inveraray Castle, the turreted 18th century fairy-tale home of the Clan Campbell. We then take a beautiful tour along Loch Awe and through the highlands again to Oban for dinner. (B,D)

June 17: Isle of Mull


We are o on a mini cruise to the Isle of Mull. You will have wonderful views of Duart Castle before taking the road to Iona. We then have a short ferry ride to the Holy Island of Iona where St. Columba (a missionary of St Patrick) crossed the Irish Sea to Iona in 563AD to spread Christianity though Europe. You will be able to visit the ancient ruins of the Nunnery before passing MacLeans Cross and up to the Abbey to discover a tapestry of history, as well as the burial places of the Kings of Scotland. We then head back to Oban for dinner. (B,D)

June 18: Loch Ness


As we leave Oban, we will have a coastal journey and then tour inland to the haunting Glencoe and the Glencoe Visitor Centre. We will have the massacre of Glencoe told to us before we tour to Fort William with a brief stop of Neptunes Staircase, a series of canal locks of the Caledonian Canal. We will see Ben Nevis before a stop at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and onto Loch Ness. When we arrive at Loch Ness in Fort Augustus, we will have a cruise on the Loch before travelling along the shores, with views of Urquhart Castle, and onto Inverness for Dinner and hotel. (B,D)

June 19: Culloden


This morning we will visit the site of Culloden, the last battlefi eld in the United Kingdom where Bonnie Prince Charlie lost to the Government forces and now a famous visitors centre and burial place of the Clans. We will return to Inverness for an orientation and free time. (B,D)

June 20: Pitlochry


As we start to tour south, we will be able to take a steam train ride with morning tea reliving the 50’s in Scotland. We will also witness Sheepdog trials, a highlight of your tour as we have been told by many other travellers. We then make our way down to Pitlochry with a visit to The Queens View across Loch Tummel, a favourite site for Queen Victoria as she was travelling to Balmoral, then a visit to Blair Athol Castle dating from 1269 with lavish rooms housing antiques, art and armour, plus walled garden before returning for dinner at hotel. (B,D)

June 21: Dunblane


Today a wonderful tour day as we head through the auld capital of Perth and through to Dunblane to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1315 where you will fi nd out and why. We then make our way to Stirling Castle where Mary Queen of Scots resided, married and gave birth to the future fi rst King of a United Kingdom, James VI. We then make our way to the Gateway of the Trossachs to Callander and Rob Roy Country before a stop at the Falls of Killin and back to Pitlochry. (B,D)

June 22: Kelpies


Today we leave Pitlochry enroute to Edinburgh for 3 nights. We tour south across the Firth of Forth and onto the Kelpies, the giant horse head sculptures and probably the most beautiful you will ever see. The story behind the Kelpies will fascinate you! We then carry on the story of Mary Queen of Scots as well as Outlander at Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle before arriving in Edinburgh. (B,D)

June 23: Edinburgh


A full tour of Edinburgh where we begin at the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and then to the National Museum of Scotland and also the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the wee faithful Skye terrier devoted to his master and now buried in the churchyard of Greyfriars. We then carry on down the Royal Mile past John Knox’s house and also past the Parliament Buildings to Holyrood Palace, another residence of Queen Elizabeth II and also previous home of Mary Queen of Scots. We go from the “Old Town” to the Georgian New Town and along Princes Street before dinner. (B,D)

June 24: Edinburgh


Today we make our way to the 13th century Rosslyn Chapel, made even more famous by the DaVinci Code, before heading to Melrose Abbey 14th century monastic Medieval ruins of Cistercian monastery with museum and burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart. We then return early afternoon for tree time in Edinburgh before our Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

June 25: Depart Scotland


This morning we head back to Glasgow for our flight home.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions: Price is based on a minimum of 20 passengers travelling. Due to the high volatility of the currency markets, prices could be subject to change. Deposit required $500.00 at time of booking plus any travel insurance. Final payment is due no later than April 10, 2020. All deposits and final payments are non-refundable once received. A valid Passport is required for travel. Passport MUST be valid for at least six months after return date.