Scottish Dream – Tour GB104

For a comprehensive tour of Scotland, The Scottish Dream is perfect. Starting in Glasgow, cruise Loch Lomond, tour Inveraray Castle. Take the ‘Road to the Isles’ to see comprehensive tour of ScotlandSky, visit Eilean Donan Castle and pass Loch Ness. Stand at the battlefield of Culloden and tour the Blair Athol Distillery. Visit Glamis Castle then head to St Andrews, to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and Old Course. End your tour on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh. 

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Visit: Glasgow, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Ballachulish, Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Nairn, Culloden, Blair Castle, Pitlochry, Glamis, St. Andrews, Edinburgh

Day 1 Glasgow City Tour
Tour begins at 2:30 PM at your 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 travelers over a welcome drink.

Day 2 Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle
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mbark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in the “Downton Abbey” series. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven. (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. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and Visit 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 center. 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 tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum, or browsing around 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 majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts 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. Select August departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 8 Tour Ends In Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Scottish Dream Includes:comprehensive tour of Scotland

  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo select August departures
  • Leault Farm to see how a farmer works with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blair Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • St Andrews
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Scottish Dream Hotels:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel or Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow (1 night) 
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh or Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh (2 nights).

Price Per Person In US$: 

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