10 Day Classic Scotland

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10 Day Classic Scotland
Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Edinburgh
Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort Aviemore
Alexandra Hotel Fort William
Ballachulish Hotel Glencoe
Isles of Glencoe Hotel Fort William
Hilton Glasgow Glasgow

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 30  (Sold Out) $2689* $2109
Sep 06  (Sold Out) $2749* $2109
Sep 13  (Sold Out) $2689* $2109
$2719* $2109
$2599* $1949
$2509* $1899
$2549* $1899
$2529* $1949

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Accommodation Details:
Apr 12, 19, 26, and May 17 departures will be accommodated at Ballachulish Hotel in Fort William.

May 10, 31, Jun 28, Jul 12, and Sep 6 departures will be accommodated at the Alexandra in Fort William.

In Aviemore and Glasgow accommodations for triple occupancy will be a single and a double room.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Scotland
Depart for Scotland

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Edinburgh

DAY 3, Friday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Georgian New Town and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle where you can see the Crown Room, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Scottish Dinner with traditional entertainment
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Edinburgh
A day at leisure to enjoy the Scottish Capital. Shop for traditional handicrafts and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this elegant city, known for its arts and military festivals. Catch one of the many museums or join the optional morning visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia. On the tour, learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions. Continue to Holyrood House, official residence of the royal family in Scotland; see the State Apartments, Throne Room and priceless collection of tapestries and paintings
Optional: Half Day Royal Yacht Britannia & Holyrood Palace (AM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - St Andrews, Glamis Castle, Aviemore
Sightseeing begins in the town of St Andrews, renowned for its famous golf course and the University where Prince William studied. Continue to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the Queen-Mother; visit this well-preserved ancient Scottish castle with its literary connections to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Despite local legends of mysterious monsters and ghosts, the castle is still home to the Lyon family. Next, scenic views await you as you travel farther north into the Scottish Highlands and through the mountainous Cairngorms National Park. Arrive in the winter sports resort of Aviemore in time for dinner
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Whisky Distillery & Tasting
Spend the morning at the site of the famous Culloden Battlefield where the Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746. This battle marked the decisive collapse of the Jacobite uprising and the beginning of the integration of the Highlands into the British Kingdom. A Visitor's Center has been established to help in the preservation of the battlefield and educate visitors about the battle through films and exhibitions. On to Clava Cairns, one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites with its mysterious sacred stone burial cairns dating back to the Bronze Age. Next, tour a whisky distillery and enjoy a tasting before returning to Aviemore. The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Fort William Glencoe
Today drive to the most notorious site in all of Scotland, Loch Ness. There will be time to take pictures and try to spot the elusive Nessie in the largest lake in Scotland. The tour continues its exploration of the Highlands up into the Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan Castle and crossing Skye Bridge. Drive through the lush countryside to the Clan Donald Museum of the Isles before returning to the mainland. Arrive in Glencoe in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Glencoe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Loch Lomond, Glasgow City Tour
Continue towards Loch Lomond and enjoy a cruise on the lake, taking in the views of the surrounding Trossachs National Park. This afternoon, arrive in vibrant Glasgow, where we will enjoy a tour of the city sights. Enjoy your night at leisure
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Stirling Castle
Today, enjoy a visit to Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Then view the impressive “Kelpies”, the world's largest equine sculptures and Scotland’s latest iconic landmark rising majestically over the Forth & Clyde Canal. Return to Glasgow in the late afternoon. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

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Optional Tours

Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $90.00
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An exciting morning tour which gives you the opportunity to board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll visit the State Rooms, Captains Cabin, Bridge, galley and engine room and learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions and glittering state visits during 40 years of service to Her Majesty. Continue following in the footsteps of Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers with a visit to Holyrood House*, the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland and see the State Apartments and throne room, with an unrivalled collection of tapestries and paintings.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

*Please note in the event that Holyrood House closes due to State functions, the visit will be substituted with a visit to Rosslyn Chapel.

Day #4 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $80.00
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