Day 1: Your Scotland Vacation package starts when the tour escort collects your party at either Glasgow Airport or Edinburgh Airport and travel to the Argyll Forest Park with its beautiful Mountains, Loch’s, Glens and Woodlands established in 193. Along the way we will be visiting Loch Lomond considered by some to be the jewel of the National Park, Luss which is a “conservation village” made famous as being the location for one of Scotland’s TV soap opera’s “Take the High Road”, Loch Long, Rest & be Thankfuland into the town of Dunoon. We then make our way to our chosen hotel for Dinner, Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast.
Day 2: After breakfast travel to Inverary Castle (headquarters of Clan Campbell and home of The Duke & Duchess of Argyll) and from there travel to the Town of Oban – The Gateway to the Isles - for lunch and then come back the way of the ancient standing stones of Kilmartin and Kilmartin Glen, with its standing stones, burial cairns, rock art and carved rocks it is one of Scotland’s richest archaeological landscapes. Return to our chosen hotel in time for the evening meal.
Day 3: After breakfast travel to the Isle of Skye via Crainlarach, Glencoe visitor centre famous for it's topography and history, Spean Bridge, Fort Augustus in the Heart of the Highlands on the shores of Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle sitting where three Loch’s meet possibly Scotland’s most romantic Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh and across the bridge to the Isle of Skye (commonly known as the Misty Isle) and our chosen hotel in time for dinner.
Day 4: After breakfast we will do a full tour of the island, visiting Armadale castle & Gardens Broadford, Portree the main town in Skye, Uig, Dunvegan Castle and view the splendid Cuillins. We will then return to our chosen hotel in time for the evening meal.
Day 5: After breakfast we head South to Pitlochry situated on the left bank of the river Tummel; which wins the 'Town In Bloom' every year and we shall also visit the smallest distillery in Scotland, which probably has the finest single malt in Scotland. We continue South to the town of Stirling (Braveheart Country) originally a stone age settlement now famous for its Castle where we will stay at our chosen hotel for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 6: After breakfast we visit the historical Stirling Castle which sits majestically on top of volcanic rock, from there we go to visit Wallace's Monument which commemorates Scotland's greatest national hero, Sir William Wallace who defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling bridge in the year 1297. If time permits we can also visit the Bannockburn Heritage Centre to learn more of Scottish history surrounding one of the pivotal battles of the 13/14th Century. We then return to the chosen hotel in time for dinner.
Day 7: After breakfast we head for Edinburgh via South Queensferry to view the magnificent Forth Railway bridge, and then into Edinburgh where the Old town and New town have been listed since 1995 as World Heritage Sites. You can shop in Princess street and the Royal Mile or the other alternative is you can go to the Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book the Da Vinci Code. We shall then make our way to our chosen hotel in Edinburgh or Glasgow for our last night's stay before our departure.
Day 8: Short taxi ride to Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow Airport for your departure flight.
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