Discover Scotland

From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland's treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre's farm-to-table restaurant. Visit a local family on their working farm and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the panoramic shores of Loch Ness. Explore the magical Orkney Islands' ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle for a falconry display. Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghOvernight Flight: An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.
Day 2EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland's stunning capital city. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. Enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland's premier culinary institutions. Later, with a 'wee dram' in hand, toast the beginning of a wonderful journey.
Day 3EdinburghEdinburgh: Today it's your choice! Perhaps you'll choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour; explore both the Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots. Or, for a different perspective, maybe you'd rather join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot; descend into the city's vast underground vaults and uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore independently.
Day 4EdinburghEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Eastern Highlands: Travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its Old World appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Visit a family-run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. See sheepdogs at work while surrounded by the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands.
Day 5Grantown-on-SpeyEastern Highlands - Thurso: Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of Scotland's history. Next, make a stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle** which dates back to the 1300s. Experience a fascinating falconry display in the formal gardens overlooking the North Sea. Later, take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland's east coast. Your day concludes in Thurso.
Day 6ThursoThurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso: A day of adventure awaits as you voyage via ferry to the Orkney Islands*** - once a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On the crossing you'll see abundant bird life and, if you are lucky, porpoises and seals. A local guide introduces this magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience. Visit Skara Brae and discover the remains of a Neolithic village built at the same time as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Next, pass the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Visit the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.
Day 7ThursoThurso - Loch Ness - Ballachulish: Today, journey through unspoiled landscapes as you return south through the Highlands. Enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain's most scenic bodies of water. Keep your eyes open - you never know when Nessie will appear! After your cruise visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle. Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes), before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe.
Day 8BallachulishBallachulish - Isle of Skye - Ballachulish: Take a stunning drive along the 'Road to the Isles' and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, also known in poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheo (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle and Gardens**** and the Museum of the Isles to learn about island life and the history of Skye. Conclude your visit with views of the isle from yet another vantage point during a ferry crossing back to the mainland. Returning to Ballachulish you'll see Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Day 9BallachulishBallachulish - Glencoe - Glasgow: Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland, passing through Glencoe and crossing Rannoch Moor. Spend time at one of Scotland's renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world's finest. This evening, visit the National Piping Centre to learn about the Great Highland Bagpipe. After a demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, it's your chance to give it a go! Then, join your fellow travelers for a joyous farewell dinner at the Centre's farm-to-table restaurant and toast the end to your Scottish adventure.
Day 10GlasgowGlasgow - Tour Ends: Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/10/2018$2,399.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/17/2018$2,399.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Onich Hotel-DUPLICATE Nr Fort William, United Kingdom
Radisson Blu Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom
Ballachulish Hotel Scotland, United Kingdom
Royal Hotel Thurso Thurso, United Kingdom
Isles of Glencoe Hotel Ballachulish, United Kingdom
Hilton Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Grant Arms Hotel Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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  • Discover Scotland

    From $2,399.00 (USD)

    From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland's treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre's farm-to-table restaurant.

 
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