DISCOVER SCOTLAND – COLLETTE TOURS
10 DAYS - 14 MEALS SEPT. 28 – OCT. 7TH, 2020 $4,049.00 PER PERSON DBL
INCLUDES AIR FROM TAMPA
BOOK BEFORE MARCH 30TH, 2020 AND SAVE $150.00
Day 1: Overnight Flight
An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.
Day 2: Edinburgh
Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital. Enjoy a lively cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions.
Day 3: 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, -OR- 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.
Day 4: 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 a quaint town in the Eastern Highlands, surrounded by Scottish wilderness.
Day 5: Eastern Highlands – Thurso
Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. 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. Travel off the beaten path to Thurso, one of Scotland’s most remote towns on the North Coast. Embrace the rustic environment of the Scottish Highlands as you settle in for your 2-night stay.
Day 6: Thurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso
Grab your windbreaker – it’s time for an adventure on the Orkney Islands. Ferry to this former Viking stronghold off the northernmost coast of Scotland. A local guide introduces this ethereal 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. Continue on toward the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Make your way through the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.
Day 7: Thurso - Loch Ness - Ballachulish
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 remote countryside hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe.
Day 8: 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. Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle and Gardens and the Museum of the Isles. Returning to Ballachulish along the same road, see Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Day 9: 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
Day 10: Glasgow – Your tour ends.
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