Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this beautiful Scotland itinerary. Start with two overnights in Glasgow, where you’ll enjoy a special welcome dinner, an orientation of the city’s highlights, and an excursion through the beautiful Trossachs region to Stirling to see its castle, the monument dedicated to Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, and the site of the battle of Bannockburn. Next, follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond and the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you cross the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. Here, visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre. Then, travel across the remote Highlands, taking in the breathtaking scenery and watching out for the mysterious Loch Ness monster as you make your way to Inverness. Stop at Culloden Moor, enjoy a sheepdog display by a champion shepherd, and sample a ‘wee dram’ at a whisky distillery. Visit the mountain resort of Pitlochry and stay the night in Dunkeld. Continue on to Scone Palace in Perth for a guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home. At St. Andrews, hit a few balls at the St. Andrews Links Golf Practice Centre and in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, guided sightseeing features a visit of the castle with its magnificent Crown Jewels.
GLASGOW Welcome dinner; orientation driveABERFOYLESTIRLING Visit Stirling Castle; take pictures of the Wallace MonumentBANNOCKBURN Visit the innovative new visitor centre commemorating Robert the Bruce’s victoryLOCH LOMOND Take photographs of this stunning beauty spotFORT WILLIAMGLENFINNAN Take pictures of the monumentMALLAIG–ARMADALE Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferryISLE OF SKYE Visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald CentreCULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site’s visitor centerHIGHLANDS[LF] Enjoy a fascinating sheepdog display at Leault Farm; guided tour of a whisky distilleryPITLOCHRYVisit the Victorian mountain resortSCONE PALACE [LF] Coffee, shortbread, and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately homeST. ANDREWS [LF] Practice at the Golf CentreEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
GLASGOW Thistle (F)INVERNESS Mercure Inverness (F)DUNKELD Hilton (F)EDINBURGH Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street (F)
Full Scottish breakfast (B) daily; 3 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow
NOTE:Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 31, August 7 and August 14
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry to the Isle of Skye