8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS OF SCOTLAND

Aviemore - Ballachulish - Edinburgh - Glasgow
Starting from $1,970.00

HIGHLIGHTS OF SCOTLAND

See the highlights and world famous sites and sounds of Scotland on your 7 day journey across its scenic countryside. Begin your journey in Glasgow heading north visiting Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. Soon after, spend 2 nights in Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns which were named a World Heritage City in 1995. Vacation highlights include: Edinburgh, Aviemore, Ballachulish, Glasgow. Countries visited: United Kingdom.

INCLUDES
  • Airport transfers in Edinburgh on day 2 and in Glasgow on day 8
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 2 nights accommodation at Jurys Inn Hotel Edinburgh
  • 2 nights accommodation at Four Seasons/Highlands in Aviemore
  • 1 night accommodation at Isle of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish
  • 1 night accommodation at Jurys Inn Glasgow
  • 6 Breakfasts (B) and 4 three-course Dinners (D) with choice of entree and coffee or tea, including a Welcome Dinner (WD)
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Private luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and emergency restroom
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide's commentary hidden delight
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Souvenir group photo
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - DEPART USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).


Day 2 - ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Welcome to Edinburgh! You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to begin exploring the Scottish capital on your own. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Welcome Dinner with wine. (Welcome Dinner)


Day 3 - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE

Tour this regal city with your Local Guide. See the highlights, from the Royal Mile to fairytale Holyrood Palace. Visit imposing Edinburgh Castle, set high on a hill overlooking the city. Your afternoon and evening are free to continue discovering more of the city, shop or just relax. In August, during the grand Edinburgh Festival, tickets for the Military Tattoo are included. (Breakfast)


Day 4 - EDINBURGH / AVIEMORE

Heading north, stop at St. Andrews, whose Royal & Ancient Golf Club has given us the Rules of Golf. Call in at the village of Braemar, then take a break for photos at Craithie Church, which the Royal Family attends when they are in Scotland. Pass Balmoral Estate, the Queen’s private Highland residence, and drive through Royal Deeside before arriving in Aviemore, set in Cairngorms National Park. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 5 - HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

Tour the beautiful Scottish Highlands today. Start with a visit to Cawdor Castle, famous for its associations with Shakespeare’s Macbeth, who was promised the Thanedom of Cawdor by the witches. Then to the battlefields of Culloden, where in 1746 the Jacobite cause, with Bonnie Prince Charlie’s leadership, perished. On to visit the Glen Ord Whisky Distillery, established in 1838 by the MacKenzie family. Then enjoy some free time in Inverness, the Highland’s capital, before returning to Aviemore. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 6 - AVIEMORE / ISLE OF SKYE / BALLACHULISH

Traveling to the coast, pass Loch Ness, home to the mysterious monster “Nessie.” Then travel across by bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye. Take in views of the Cuillin Mountains, lochs and cliffs, and see traces of its prehistoric and medieval people. Visit the Clan Donald Visitor Centre to hear about the Lords of the Isles and 13 centuries of Clan history. Later, ferry back to the mainland. Pass Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain, and Fort William as you travel to your hotel in Ballachulish. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 7 - BALLACHULISH / GLASGOW

Admire Glencoe and Rannoch Moor before stopping at “bonnie” Loch Lomond. Take a cruise, enjoying the surrounding scenery. Then continue south to the lively city of Glasgow. (Breakfast)


Day 8 - DEPART GLASGOW

You will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay. (Breakfast)


Notes
  • Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your TPT Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.
  • Triple room reduction: $20
  • Young Traveler Discount: $150

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