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2020012 10 Day Discover Scotland

2020012 10 Day 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.

Dates Departure: 03/29/2020--04/27/2020-#2020012

 

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.

Price is Land only, call for information for date and availability. Also includes roundtrip sedan service to and from the Philadelphia airport.

Day 1

Overnight Flight
An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.

Day 2

? Dinner
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? Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital city. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. Enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. Later, with a “wee dram” in hand, toast the beginning of a wonderful journey.

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Day 3

? Breakfast
? High 51° Low 38°
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? Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Today it’s your choice! Choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour, exploring 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 you may 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 afternoon, enjoy free time to explore independently.

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Day 4

Breakfast & Dinner
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? Grant Arms Hotel

Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Eastern Highlands
Travel 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. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its Old World appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Visit 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. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands.

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Day 5


Breakfast
? High 49° Low 38°
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? Pentland Hotel

Eastern Highlands - Thurso
Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of Scotland’s history. Next, make a stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle** which dates back to the 1300s. Later, take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast. Your day concludes in Thurso.

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Day 6

? Breakfast & Dinner
? High 49° Low 38°
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? Pentland Hotel

Thurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso
A day of adventure awaits as you voyage via 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 and 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.

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Day 7

Breakfast & Dinner
? High 36° Low 29°

? The Ballachulish Hotel

Thurso - Loch Ness - Ballachulish
Today, journey through unspoiled landscapes as you return south through the Highlands. Enjoy 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! After your cruise, visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle. Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes), before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe.

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Day 8

Breakfast & Dinner
? High 36° Low 29°

? The Ballachulish Hotel

Ballachulish - 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' Cheò (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle and 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.

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DAy 9


Breakfast & Dinner
? High 52° Low 38°
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? Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow

Ballachulish - Glencoe - Glasgow
Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland, passing through Glencoe and crossing Rannoch Moor. Arrive at one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. This evening, visit the National Piping Centre to learn about the Great Highland Bagpipe. 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 joyous farewell dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant and toast the end to your Scottish adventure.

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Day 10

Breakfast


Glasgow - Tour Ends
Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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Pre Night: Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Standard double pricing - $280 per night

Post Night: Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow

Standard double pricing - $240 per night

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