Bonnie Scotland Tour
Scotland to Edinburgh
Day 1: Arrive in Glasgow, Scotland
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)
Day 2: Glasgow, Scotland
Enjoy an excursion to Sterling Castle & Trossachs. Later enjoy an orientation of Glasgow.
Day 3: Glasgow–Fort William–Isle of Skye–Inverness
Today pass Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Loch Ness on your journey through Scotland. Enjoy a visit to the Museum of the Isles on Skye. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: Inverness–Pitlochry–Dundee
Start the day with a unique treat: admire a champion shepherd as he manipulates his flock with up to 10 border collies in a SHEEPDOG DISPLAY. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE the scene is set of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Enjoy more spectacular Highland scenery as you drive through Cairngorms National Park and Glen Garry to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. This afternoon, visit a WHISKY DISTILLERY, where your guide explains the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Stay the night in the city of Dundee, overlooking the picturesque Firth of Tay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Dundee–St. Andrews–Edinburgh
A leisurely start to the day with a drive across the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. A fun inclusion is the opportunity to hit a few balls at the ST. ANDREWS GOLF PRACTICE CENTRE. Continue on to Perth and a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. During your welcome over coffee and shortbread, hear about the crowning of Scottish kings here, then join your guide on a private tour of the Murray family home. Plenty of time later to explore the palace grounds. Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (Breakfast)
Day 6: Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen’s glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For August 1, August 8, and August 15 departures, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (Breakfast)
Day 7: Edinburgh
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
All local taxes & service charges. Gratuities are NOT included.
2 nights Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
1 night Columbia Hotel, Inverness
1 night Hilton Hotel, Dundee
2 nights Mercure Princess Street, Edinburgh
Private luxury motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room and emergency washroom
Services of a professional driver/guide
Full Scottish breakfast daily (B); 3 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a Welcome Dinner.
Complete sightseeing program as detailed in the itinerary including: Glasgow - welcome dinner; Stirling; Loch Lomond; Fort William; Glenfinnan; Mallaig-Armadale; Isle of Skye; Culloden Moor;Highlands - sheepdog display and guided tour of a whisky distillery; Pitlochry; St. Andrews; Scone Palace; Edinburgh - guided sightseeing and visit Edinburgh Castle
Airport transfers are included if you purchase air from Sceptre. Transfer times: Glasgow Arrival: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm; 3:30pm; Departure 6am – 2pm.