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SCOTTISH DREAM

Experience the Highlands and the heart of Scotland on your Scottish Dream tour. From the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the remote Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, the Cairngorms and the heart of Scotland, you'll see clan seats, baronial manors, remote castles, royal palaces, ancient battlefields, malt distilleries and the spiritual home of golf.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights

Regions visited:
Scotland

Start point:
Central Glasgow

End point:
Central Edinburgh

Customizable:
No

Additional information:
Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!

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CONTACT US

UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

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1-866-209-4554

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ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Highlights of Glasgow

Scottish Dream Tour - Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

Arrive in the thriving city of Glasgow where your Scottish trip begins. At 2:30pm meet your tour director at your city centre hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow; see the sights of the city from the red sandstone Victorian buildings to green parks, see the imposing Glasgow Cathedral and travel along the banks of the River Clyde, once famous for its shipbuilding industry. Visit extensive and varied art collections in the elegant Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which dates back over a century and is set within the leafy Kelvingrove Park. By evening join your tour director and fellow travellers at a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: Jurys Inn Hotel, Glasgow - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Glasgow City, George Square and Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum.

DAY TWO

Loch Lomond and Inveraray Castle

Departing Glasgow, we drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond where we embark on a short cruise on the loch to appreciate the remote tranquillity of the waters and admire surrounding panoramic highland views. Passing West we see the town of Inveraray before visiting Inveraray Castle, home of the Campbell family for centuries; you may recognise this elegant turreted, 17th century manor as it featured in season IV of Downton Abbey. A guided tour will reveal the history of the Campbell family as you view the home's magnificent Armoury Hall and collections of tapestries, porcelains and portraits. We continue across the desolate Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe valley, renowned as the infamous site of the Clan Macdonald massacre at the hands of the Campbells in 1692. We continue to the Ballachulish coast for our overnight stay.

accommodationAccommodation: Ballachulish Hotel OR Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Loch Lomond, Inveraray and Inveraray Castle.

DAY THREE

The Isle of Skye and Clan Donald Centre

Scottish Dream Tour - Glenfinnan Monmument

Glenfinnan Monument, Scottish Highlands

This morning we journey north via Fort William and take the scenic "Road to the Isles" stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument with views of the famous viaduct. At Mallaig we cross by ferry to the "Misty Isle", the Isle of Skye; here we visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Crossing a scenic part of the South of the island we return to the mainland by bridge, stopping for photos at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle which featured in the Highander movie. A final scenic highland drive takes us along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, where you can keep an eye out for the legendary monster before arriving in the highland town of Nairn for our overnight stay.

accommodationAccommodation: Newton Hotel, Nairn - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Road to the Isles, Glenfinnan Monument, Isle of Skye, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness.

DAY FOUR

Culloden Moor and Sheepdog Trials

A short drive from our hotel we visit Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre dedicated to the infamous 18th century battle where the British Government forces defeated the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Wander the eerie moorland to see various monuments commemorating troops and discover the history to this bloody battle and how it changed the traditional Highland way of life amongst the clans forever. Making our way South we pass through the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains to Leault Farm where we see traditional farming methods first-hand as the farmer and his dogs herd their flocks of sheep in a demonstration of skill. Later we arrive in our gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

accommodationAccommodation: Athol Palace Hotel, Pitlochry - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Culloden Visitor Centre, Cairngorm Mountains and Leault Farm Sheepdog Trials.

DAY FIVE

Blair Castle and Scottish Whisky

A short drive from our hotel brings us to Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to the 13th century, the site has been transformed through the ages, from medieval stronghold to Victorian baronial manor; hallmarks from each era can still be seen today across the 30 rooms on full display. We'll hear tales about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria's famous stay. Later we visit Blair Athol Distillery to discover the art of whisky making, Scotland's Water of Life. Tour the facilities and sample a "wee dram" at the end of the tour. Your afternoon is at leisure to spend in the hotel grounds or the Victorian Highland town of Pitlochry, just a short walk from your hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: Athol Palace Hotel, Pitlochry - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Blair Castle, Blair Athol Distillery and the highland town of Pitlochry.

DAY SIX

Glamis Castle, St Andrews and Scottish Evening

Scottish Dream Tour - Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, Scotland

Today we pass south to visit Glamis Castle; the legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and childhood home of the late Queen Mother this majestic building is filled with an array of priceless and unique artefacts and antique furnishings. We then cross Tay Bridge in to the rolling Fife countryside to St Andrews, the "Home of Golf." Here we see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to browse the town - you may shop in golf specialty stores or simply wander the medieval town with its ruined cathedral, castle and Scotland's oldest university. After making our way south to our hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, we enjoy a Scottish Evening of food and traditional song, dance and story-telling.

accommodationAccommodation: Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh OR Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh - Dinner included at Scottish Evening.

attractionsHighlights: Glamis Castle, St Andrews and Scottish Evening and entertainment.

DAY SEVEN

Edinburgh Castle and City Tour

Country Roads of Scotland - Glasgow nightlife

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning we explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour taking in the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town" and the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Along the way we'll see the key sites and areas of the city. We end our tour at the city's crowning glory at Edinburgh Castle where you can explore the historic buildings see the Stone of Destiny and gain splendid views of Edinburgh. The balance of the day is free for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of city independently. On departures from July 30 to August 20 we'll also enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which takes place on the Castle esplanade.

accommodationAccommodation: Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh OR Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh.

attractionsHighlights: Edinburgh City, Edinburgh Castle and Military Tattoo (selected dates).

DAY EIGHT

Tour Ends in Edinburgh

Today our programme ends after taking a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. You are then free to return to the airport for a return flight to your home nation, or to make your way in to central Edinburgh to explore further independently or to embark on your onward travel within Scotland or England. Please let us know if you require onward rail travel to London.

MAP

Scottish Dream - Scotland escorted coach tour

INCLUSIONS

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arrowUNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond.
  • Drive the road to the Isles and visit the remote Isle of Skye.
  • Experience the eerie 17th century battlefield at Culloden Moor.
  • Visit a whisky distillery and sample a dram.
  • Spend free-time in St Andrews, the home of golf.
  • Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening of food and entertainment.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle.

arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels, as detailed on itinerary.
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning.
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach.
  • The services of your professional tour director.
  • Ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
  • 6 x evening dinners including: 1 x Scottish evening in Edinburgh and 5 x table d'hote dinners at your hotels per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour.
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • Glasgow City Tour
    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
    • Inveraray Castle
    • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
    • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
    • Blair Castle o Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
    • Glamis Castle
    • St Andrews Castle
    • Edinburgh Tour
    • Edinburgh Castle Tickets for the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo (selected departures, please see pricing information)
  • Personal headsets for walking tours.
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

arrowTOUR FEATURE

  • This tour includes a complete sightseeing programme - there are no unexpected costs for extra excursions during your tour!

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
  • Rail travel to Glasgow prior to your tour (from any other Britain destination).
  • Onward rail travel from Edinburgh after your tour.
  • Airport transfers.

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PRICING

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2016

START DAY
(in Glasgow)
END DAY
(in Edinburgh)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES PRICE PER PERSON
(sharing twin/ double)
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Tattoo / Guaranteed £ 1,499
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 Sun 27 Aug, 2017 Tattoo / Guaranteed £ 1,499
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Fri 01 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 Sun 03 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed Fully Booked
Wed 30 Aug, 2017 Wed 06 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Fri 01 Sep, 2017 Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 Sun 10 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 Wed 13 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Fri 15 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 Sun 17 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed Fully Booked
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 Fri 22 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 Sun 24 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 22 Sep, 2017 Fri 29 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 Sun 01 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Wed 04 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,209
Fri 29 Sep, 2017 Fri 06 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,209
Sun 01 Oct, 2017 Sun 08 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 Wed 11 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 Fri 13 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed Fully Booked
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 Wed 18 Oct, 2017   £ 1,019
Fri 13 Oct, 2017 Fri 20 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019
Sun 15 Oct, 2017 Sun 22 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 Wed 25 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 Sun 29 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,019

Single Supplement: £258.

This tour starts at 2.30pm on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast on the final day of travel. If you require pre or post tour accommodation or onward travel before/after your tour please let us know.

arrowDEPARTURE NOTES

Edinburgh Tattoo - We've included Tattoo tickets for all departures from July 30, 2017 to August 22, 2017 we've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.

arrow2018 DEPARTURES AND PRICING

We have 2018 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a quotation.

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