Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities Preview 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

Scotland's arresting natural beauty and centuries-old heritage are the highlights of this adventure that will see you visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and the beauty of Loch Ness. View the remarkably intact ruins of Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, and see Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Stirling and Glasgow
  • See Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn
  • View Jedburgh Abbey, the 18th green at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Dunrobin Castle, John O'Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, St. Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow and Stirling Castle
Dining Highlights
  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry to the Orkney Isles and return
  • Ferry to the Isle of Mull and Iona
  • Ferry from Skye to Mallaig
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (302) 678-9480 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13495449

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2017
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghArrive Edinburgh (3 Nights): Relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Novotel City Centre
Day 2EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing: This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast
Day 3EdinburghExcursion to The Borders: This morning view the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey as well as and visit the neighbouring Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, before following the River Tweed back to Edinburgh.Full Breakfast
Day 4DundeeEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Glamis Castle - Dundee: Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Visit Glamis Castle, former home of the Queen Mother, birthplace of Princess Margaret, and the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and free time to enjoy the beautiful gardens. Later arrive in Dundee, a waterfront city in the Tay Estuary which is the UK's first UNESCO City of Design?Full Breakfast
Apex City Quay
Day 5InvernessDundee - Pitlochry - Culloden - Inverness: This morning, gain a Cultural Insight into whisky distilling by visiting a local distillery for a tour and a 'wee dram'. Travel through untamed Scottish landscapes and the rugged Cairngorm Mountains. Visit the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's army was defeated in 1746. Lately, the site has featured in Diane Gabaldon's fictional novel 'Outlander'. Arrive later in Inverness.Full Breakfast
The Columba
Day 6ThursoInverness - Loch Ness - Thurso (2 Nights): Admire the beauty of Loch Ness, home of the fabled monster, en route to visit Dunrobin Castle. Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland and resembles a French château with its towering conical spires. Stroll through the formal gardens, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Royal
Day 7ThursoOrkney Islands Excursion: Visit John O'Groats, then take the ferry from Gills Bay across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. See the Churchill Barriers, built as part of naval defence to protect the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II. Visit the ornate Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war. Visit Skara Brae and look down on the remains of the famous Neolithic village. Wander freely round the standing stones of Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8Isle of SkyeThurso - Ullapool - Isle of Skye: Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning north west coastline. Visit the quaint fishing village of Ullapool. View the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Dine tonight at your hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Kings Arms
Day 9BallachulishIsle of Skye - Ballachulish (2 Nights): More breathtaking scenery leaving Skye for the mainland. Drive past the Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter films, to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnh. Follow this great loch south to Ballachulish, home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast
Ballachulish
Day 10BallachulishMull and Iona Excursion: Sail from Oban, across the mouth of Loch Linnhe, to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy a scenic drive across the remote island to Fionnphort for a short ferry crossing to the island of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a beautifully preserved medieval abbey, and the ancient burial ground of many Scottish Kings at Reilig Odhrain. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11GlasgowBallachulish - Glasgow (2 Nights): This morning, travel south through Glencoe, 'Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, before arriving in Glasgow. Your orientation tour includes views of the magnificent George Square as well as a visit to St. Mungo's Cathedral.Full Breakfast
Holiday Inn Theatreland
Day 12GlasgowStirling Castle and Bannockburn Excursion: This morning enjoy a guided visit of the historic Stirling Castle and explore the Royal Palace of King James V. See the Stirling Heads making your way to nearby Bannockburn - the site of the famous battle between King Robert Bruce of Scotland and Edward II of England. Enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm with your companions and Travel Director.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 13Depart GlasgowDepart Glasgow: Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your wonderful holiday draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast
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05/07/2018$3,175.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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05/28/2018$3,175.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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08/06/2018$3,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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08/20/2018$3,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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09/03/2018$3,175.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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Disclaimer
Calling all Outlander fans! Similar to our 'Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities' trip but with a 'Jamie Fraser' twist, Trafalgar presents the 'Highlander Trail inspired by Outlander' trip code BHOD.

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