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Discover Scotland
From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland's treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre's farm to table restaurant. Take a cruise on famed Loch Ness. Visit a local family on their working farm and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Explore the magical Orkney Islands' ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle. Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.
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Tour OperatorCollette
Duration
9 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1GlasgowOvernight Flight: An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.
Day 2GlasgowGlasgow, Scotland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Glasgow, Scotland's Victorian capital city. Start your Scottish adventure with a visit to the National Piping Centre. After a demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, it's your chance to give it a go! Then, join your fellow travelers for a lively welcome dinner at the Centre's farm-to-table restaurant.
Day 3GlasgowGlasgow - Glencoe - Ballachulish: Enjoy a leisurely morning in Glasgow before visiting one of Scotland's renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world's finest. Continue on to the Highlands, through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe.
Day 4BallachulishBallachulish - Isle of Skye - Ballachulish: Take a stunning drive along the 'Road to the Isles' and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, also known in poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheo (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle & Gardens* and the Museum of the Isles to learn about island life and the history of Skye. Conclude your visit with views of the isle from yet another vantage point during a ferry crossing back to the mainland. Returning to Ballachulish, see Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Day 5BallachulishBallachulish - Loch Ness - Thurso: Today, enjoy stunning and unspoiled landscapes as you journey further into the Highlands. Visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle before enjoying a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain's most scenic bodies of water. Keep your eyes open - you never know when Nessie will appear! Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes). Your day concludes in Thurso.
Day 6ThursoThurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso: A day of adventure awaits as you voyage by ferry to the Orkney Islands** - once a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On the crossing you'll see abundant bird life and, if you are lucky, porpoises and seals. A local guide introduces this magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience. Visit Skara Brae where you will discover the remains of a Neolithic village built at the same time as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Next, pass the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Visit the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.
Day 7ThursoThurso - Eastern Highlands: Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of Scotland's history. We also stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle*** which dates back to the 1300s. Take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland's east coast. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands.
Day 8Grantown-on-SpeyEastern Highlands - Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh: Begin your day with a visit to a family-run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. See sheepdogs at work while surrounded by the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Continue on to the vibrant Victorian town of Pitlochry for some time at leisure before traveling to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. End your day in Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.
Day 9EdinburghEdinburgh: Today it's your choice! Perhaps you'll choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour; explore both the Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,**** the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots. Or, for a different perspective, maybe you'd rather join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot; descend into the city's vast underground vaults and uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. Enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland's premier culinary institutions. With a 'wee dram' in hand, toast the end of a wonderful journey.
Day 10EdinburghEdinburgh - Tour Ends: Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
May 14, 2018Land Only$2,599.00 (USD)Quote
June 11, 2018Land Only$2,699.00 (USD)Quote
July 09, 2018Land Only$2,799.00 (USD)Quote
July 19, 2018Land Only$2,799.00 (USD)Quote
September 03, 2018Land Only$2,799.00 (USD)Quote
September 10, 2018Land Only$2,799.00 (USD)Quote
September 17, 2018Land Only$2,799.00 (USD)Quote
October 01, 2018Land Only$2,499.00 (USD)Quote
October 08, 2018Land Only$2,499.00 (USD)Quote
October 15, 2018Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
March 18, 2019Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
April 01, 2019Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
April 08, 2019Land Only$2,399.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Station Hotel Thurso, United KingdomRadisson Blu Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom
Ballachulish Hotel Scotland, United KingdomIsles of Glencoe Hotel Ballachulish, United Kingdom
Hilton Glasgow Glasgow, United KingdomSt. Clair Hotel Thurso, United Kingdom
Grant Arms Hotel Grantown-on-Spey, United KingdomPentland Hotel Caithness , United Kingdom
Castletown Hotel Thurso, United KingdomDoubletree by Hilton Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
  
 

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