An enriching week long tour across Scotland - from Rob Roy country to the Highlands... Edinburgh's eclectic blend of history and modern ingenuity... tranquil Loch Lomond... Stirling and Cawdor castles... a private distillery tour... Scottish music and dance... and the Highlands capital, Inverness.



The haunting skirl of the bagpipes during a private evening in Inverness... treasured family tartans... wee drams of single malt whiskies on a private distillery tour... a cruise on fabled Loch Ness... the strong traditions of the Clans...

This is Scotland. Tartans and kilts... the fields of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie lost his chance at the crown and a piece of the nation's heart... the Queen's residence at Holyrood House... Cawdor Castle (home of Macbeth)... St. Andrews (the home of golf)... Edinburgh and the Royal Mile of pubs, shops, and enchanting historical sites... you'll become part of the a unique story of Scotland, today and yesterday...



The haunting skirl of the bagpipes during a private evening in Inverness... treasured family tartans... wee drams of single malt whiskies on a private distillery tour... a cruise on fabled Loch Ness... the strong traditions of the Clans...

This is Scotland. Tartans and kilts... the fields of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie lost his chance at the crown and a piece of the nation's heart... the Queen's residence at Holyrood House... Cawdor Castle (home of Macbeth)... St. Andrews (the home of golf)... Edinburgh and the Royal Mile of pubs, shops, and enchanting historical sites... you'll become part of the a unique story of Scotland, today and yesterday...



Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS - A drive off-the-beaten path in the dramatic Scottish Highlands
  • Entertainment during dinner in Inverness, featuring Scottish bagpipers and Highland dancers
  • Private tour of Glenturret Distillery, Scotland's oldest single Highland malt distillery
  • Private cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Travel through scenic Glencoe, home to Highland moors, forests, mountains & Loch Ness
  • Castle visits steeped in history & lore: Cawdor, Blair, and Edinburgh
  • Private visit to Holyroodhouse (when the Queen is not in residence)

  • Call (207) 623-4591 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15084747

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowArrive Glasgow

    Tour begins: 5:00 PM, The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel. A transfer is included from Glasgow International Airport to The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel, a historic landmark property in the heart of Glasgow. Please join us for a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at the hotel this evening.



    Lodging:The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

    Meals: D
    Day 2GlasgowStirling Castle & Glenturret Distillery

    Visit Stirling Castle, an example of Scottish Renaissance architecture and a town that developed around the castle. At the historic Glenturret Distillery, a tour takes you behind-the-scenes in the Highland's oldest single malt distillery; witness the art of whisky making and enjoy a tasting. Attend a falconry presentation before journeying into the wilderness of the Trossachs, also known as Rob Roy country; return to your hotel for dinner at your leisure this evening.



    Lodging:The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3InvernessCruise on Loch Lomond and a journey to Inverness and the Highlands

    First up today - a scenic journey across moor and mountain that takes you through Glencoe and Loch Lochy. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, home to the fabled Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, before arriving late this afternoon in Inverness, capital of the Highlands.



    Lodging:The Kingsmills Hotel

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4InvernessCulloden, Cawdor Castle, and Scottish traditions

    Accompanied by a local guide, explore centuries of Scottish history today starting with a visit to the medieval, slate-roofed Cawdor Castle, with its magnificent gardens, woods and connections to Shakespeare's tragedy of Scottish kings, Macbeth. Drive to Culloden early this afternoon for lunch followed by a visit to the famous fields where the pivotal 1746 Battle of Culloden was fought, dividing families and clans. Return to your hotel in Inverness for dinner. Tonight, learn about the history of clan tartans and Scottish kilts during a festive Scottish evening complete with bagpipers and Highland dancers.



    Lodging:The Kingsmills Hotel

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5EdinburghAlong the Yellow Roads to Blair Castle en route to Edinburgh

    Visit a country farm today for a sheepdog demonstration then travel Tauck's Yellow Roads through the huge granite Cairngorm mountains and the soaring peaks of the Grampian range to Blair Atholl, the site of majestic Blair Castle. History comes alive on your visit, as you imagine the life of the noble class in 16th-century Scotland; some 30 rooms contain relics of that age. After lunch on your own, head south to Edinburgh, arriving late afternoon; your luxury hotel is set on Princes Street in the heart of the city.



    Lodging:The Balmoral

    Meals: B, D
    Day 6EdinburghA day in Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse

    Drive along the Royal Mile this morning to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a private visit - the home of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Queen's official residence when in Edinburgh (subject to closure). City sightseeing continues on a visit to the medieval fortress of Edinburgh Castle, a witness to many defining moments in Scottish history including the 'Stone of Destiny' on which Scottish kings were crowned. A special Tauck highlight: If you choose a departure date for your Scotland tour August 02 - 23, you'll have the unforgettable thrill of attending the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, performed by Scottish military units against the magical backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.



    Lodging:The Balmoral

    Meals: B
    Day 7EdinburghEdinburgh at leisure, or a visit to St. Andrew's, ending the day with a banquet dinner

    You have a choice today of remaining in Edinburgh for a day spent exploring more of the city's treasure trove of historic sites, museums, galleries and gardens on your own. Or join us for a trip to lovely St. Andrews; for passionate golfers, this beautiful city by the sea is an almost-holy place - but it will come as no surprise that this historic town has much more than just golfing history to offer. Share memories of your remarkable Scotland tour with your traveling companions at this evening's farewell cocktail reception and banquet dinner at The Balmoral in Edinburgh.



    Lodging:The Balmoral

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8EdinburghJourney home

    Tour ends: Edinburgh. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Balmoral to Edinburgh Airport - allow at least 3 hours for flight check-in.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    05/23/2021$4,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    05/26/2021$5,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    06/06/2021$4,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    06/16/2021$5,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    08/20/2021$5,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/22/2021$5,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    09/01/2021$5,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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