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Brendan Vacations Best of Scotland Preview 2018 (BBOS)

7 Days from Edinburgh to Glasgow Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Preview 2018 USA
Visits: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthurs Seat, Scottish Parliament Building, New Town, St Andrews, St Andrews Golf Course, Dundee, Mallaig, Loch Ness, Skye Museum of Island Life, Isle of Skye, Newtonmore, Fort William, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Goerge Square, River Clyde, Stirling, Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Glengoyne Distillery, UK

The land of the ancients - cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved 'wee dram'.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Glasgow and Stirling
  • View the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle

Dining Highlights

  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Brendan Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)
On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Edinburgh Sightseeing
This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast
Day: 3 Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion
This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and visit Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 5 Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, 'Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow.Full Breakfast
Day: 6 Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion
Start your day with an orientation of Glasgow including views of the magnificent People's Palace and Winter Gardens which was opened in 1898, the impressive George Square as well as the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making with a visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a 'wee dram'. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 7 Depart Glasgow
After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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04/22/2018 $1,625.00
Guaranteed Departure 04/29/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/06/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/13/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/20/2018 $1,650.00
05/27/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/03/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/10/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/17/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/24/2018 $1,650.00
07/01/2018 $1,725.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/08/2018 $1,725.00
07/15/2018 $1,725.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/22/2018 $1,725.00
07/29/2018 $1,725.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/02/2018 $1,925.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/05/2018 $1,925.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/09/2018 $1,925.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/12/2018 $1,925.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/16/2018 $1,925.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/19/2018 $1,925.00
08/26/2018 $1,795.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/02/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/09/2018 $1,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/16/2018 $1,650.00
09/23/2018 $1,650.00
09/30/2018 $1,650.00
10/07/2018 $1,650.00
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