2019 - 12 Day Scottish Isles & Glens

3 Star Vacation - 11 Nights/21 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 27th, July 29th, August 3rd, August 5th, August 10th and August 12th departures.
  • Relax and enjoy dinner on board a ferry as you cruise to the Orkney islands.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Mount Stuart House
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae
  • Urquhart Castle

    Dining Experiences:

  • 11 breakfasts and 8 dinners including a fun Scottish evening in Edinburgh with traditional songs, stories and dancing.

    Hotels:

  • Novotel Glasgow Center Hotel, Glasgow (2 nights)
  • Balmacara Hotelnear Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
  • The Royal Hotel Ullapool (1 night)
  • Ayre Hotel Kirkwall (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel Inverness (2 nights)
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)

    All CIE Tours Include

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (888) 825-2779 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13984210

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2018
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowGlasgow Arrival : Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Take a tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2GlasgowIsle of Bute & Mount Stuart House : Journey across a scenic Highland route and over the "Rest & Be Thankful" mountain pass. Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy a free evening with dinner on your own.
    (B)
    Day 3LochalshLoch Lomond & Eilean Donan Castle : Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland's most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for refreshments and shop for Scottish goods. Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 4LochalshIsle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle : Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Later, enjoy a photo opportunity or two, featuring the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 5UllapoolInverewe Gardens & Ullapool : Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port. Check in to your hotel near the harbor.
    (B, D)
    Day 6KirkwallHighland Scenery & Orkney : Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities at Kylesku. Continue to John O'Groats, the most northern place on the British mainland and take a ferry to the Orkney, enjoying dinner on board.
    (B, D)
    Day 7KirkwallOrkney Sights & Skara Brae : Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently.
    (B)
    Day 8InvernessDunrobin Castle & Inverness : Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this is the largest castle in northern Scotland. Stop in Berriedale for photo opportunities amidst its scenic hills. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands.
    (B, D)
    Day 9InvernessUrquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield : Keep your camera handy as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle and cruise on Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Stop at Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial place with a circle of standing stones that inspired the "Outlander" books. Return to Inverness with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river.
    (B, D)
    Day 10EdinburghSheep Herding & Whisky Tasting : Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting.
    (B)
    Day 11EdinburghEdinburgh Castle & Traditional Scottish Dinner : Discover Edinburgh's highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian "New Town" and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Scone and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. The August 2nd - 24th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B, D)
    Day 12EdinburghTour ends In Edinburgh : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/13/2019$3,450.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/04/2019$3,405.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/11/2019$3,405.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/18/2019$3,405.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/25/2019$3,405.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/01/2019$3,660.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/08/2019$3,660.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/15/2019$3,660.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/22/2019$3,660.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/29/2019$3,725.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/06/2019$3,725.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/13/2019$3,725.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/20/2019$3,835.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/27/2019$4,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/03/2019$4,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/10/2019$4,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/17/2019$3,985.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/31/2019$3,725.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/14/2019$3,725.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/28/2019$3,305.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/05/2019$3,305.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Novotel Glasgow Center Hotel, Glasgow (2 nights),
    Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochalsh (2 nights)
    The Royal Hotel, Ullapool (1 night)
    Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall (2 nights)
    Columba Hotel, Inverness (2 nights)
    Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $925

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