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Cuillin Hills Isle of Skye

8 Day Scottish Dream


  • Isle of Skye
  • Inveraray on Loch Fyne
  • Loch Lomond
  • Pitlochry
  • Edinburgh
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glasgow
  • Queen's View Perthshire

 

From £1460 Land Only

 

2018 - 8 Day Scottish Dream
4 Star Holiday - 7 Nights /13 Meals

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 19 departures.
  • Immerse yourself in farm life at Leault Farm to see how a farmer works with highly skilled dogs to herd sheep.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blair Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • St Andrews

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

For further information and bookings please contact us:
E-mail:
  lesley@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
Toll Free:  1-888 678 1567 USA/Canada


2018 SCOTTISH DREAM 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: GLASGOW CITY TOUR
Tour begins at 2:30 pm, Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.
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Day 2: LOCH LOMOND CRUISE & INVERARAY CASTLE
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views of the Highlands. Browse around the town of Inveraray before taking a guide tour of Inveraray Castle which you may recognize from the Downton Abbey series. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the coast.
(B, D)

Day 3: ROAD TO THE ISLES & ISLE OF SKYE
Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Board a ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Return to the mainland, stopping for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.
(B, D)

Day 4: CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD & SHEEPDOG TRIALS
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the Visitor Centre which explains how events led to the conflict ending the clan system in Scotland. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
(B, D)

Day 5: BLAIR CASTLE & WHISKY TASTING
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a whisky making tour and a sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum and other facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry.
(B, D)

Day 6: GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS
Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This is a majestic building filled with priceless artefacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing.
(B, D)

Day 7: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On July 29 to August 19 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade.
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Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Your tour ends after breakfast.

Hotels:

  • Jurys Inn Glasgow, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 19 departures.
  • Immerse yourself in farm life at Leault Farm to see how a farmer works with highly skilled dogs to herd sheep.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blair Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • St Andrews

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

All Tours Include:

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

8 days Glasgow to Edinburgh. Scotland
Start GLASGOW - End EDINBURGH

Single room supplement: £501 - 2018
Single room supplement: £390 - 2019
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Sunday 1 July 2018 £1625
Wednesday 4 July 2018 £1625
Friday 6 July 2018 £1625
Sunday 8 July 2018 £1625
Friday 13 July 2018 £1625
Sunday 15 July 2018 £1625
Wednesday 18 July 2018 £1625
Friday 20 July 2018 £1625
Sunday 22 July 2018 £1625
Sunday 29 July 2018 £1915 Tattoo
Sunday 5 August 2018 £1915 Tattoo
Friday 10 August 2018 £1915 Tattoo
Wednesday 22 August 2018 £1735
Friday 24 August 2018 £1735
Wednesday 29 August 2018 £1735
Friday 31 August 2018 £1630
Sunday 2 September 2018 £1630
Friday 7 September 2018 £1630
Wednesday 12 September 2018 £1630
Sunday 16 September 2018 £1630
Wednesday 19 September 2018 £1630
Sunday 23 September 2018 £1630
Wednesday 26 September 2018 £1630
Wednesday 3 October 2018 £1460
Friday 5 October 2018 £1460
Sunday 7 October 2018 £1460
Friday 12 October 2018 £1460
Sunday 14 October 2018 £1460
Wednesday 17 October 2018 £1460
Friday 19 October 2018 £1460
Sunday 21 October 2018 £1460
2019
Sunday 24 March 2019 £1300
Sunday 31 March 2019 £1330
Wednesday 10 April 2019 £1330
Sunday 14 April 2019 £1330
Friday 19 April 2019 £1330
Sunday 21 April 2019 £1330
Friday 26 April 2019 £1365
Sunday 28 April 2019 £1465
Friday 3 May 2019 £1465
Sunday 5 May 2019 £1465
Wednesday 8 May 2019 £1465
Sunday 12 May 2019 £1465
Wednesday 15 May 2019 £1465
Friday 17 May 2019 £1465
Wednesday 22 May 2019 £1500
Friday 24 May 2019 £1530
Sunday 26 May 2019 £1530
Friday 31 May 2019 £1565
Sunday 2 June 2019 £1565
Wednesday 5 June 2019 £1565
Friday 7 June 2019 £1565
Wednesday 12 June 2019 £1565
Sunday 16 June 2019 £1565
Wednesday 19 June 2019 £1565
Friday 21 June 2019 £1565
Sunday 23 June 2019 £1565
Friday 28 June 2019 £1565
Sunday 7 July 2019 £1565
Friday 12 July 2019 £1565
Wednesday 17 July 2019 £1565
Sunday 21 July 2019 £1565
Wednesday 24 July 2019 £1565
Sunday 28 July 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Wednesday 31 July 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Sunday 4 August 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Sunday 11 August 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Wednesday 14 August 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Sunday 18 August 2019 £1865 Tattoo
Wednesday 21 August 2019 £1700
Sunday 25 August 2019 £1630
Wednesday 28 August 2019 £1630
Sunday 1 September 2019 £1565
Wednesday 4 September 2019 £1530
Wednesday 11 September 2019 £1565
Friday 13 September 2019 £1565
Wednesday 18 September 2019 £1565
Friday 20 September 2019 £1565
Wednesday 25 September 2019 £1530
Friday 4 October 2019 £1430
Sunday 6 October 2019 £1400
Friday 11 October 2019 £1330
Sunday 13 October 2019 £1330


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