Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whisky distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights. </BR></BR>Stunning scenery awaits you on this tour. You’ll follow the “Road to the Isles,” with its breathtaking hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches. You’ll overnight on the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, and drive through Cairngorms National Park, with its sub-arctic mountains and varied wildlife. Be on the lookout for the mysterious Loch Ness monster in the Highlands, and take photos of stunning Loch Lomond. </BR></BR>Learn about Scotland’s fascinating history and visit some of the famous battle sights, including the Bannockburn Visitor Centre, commemorating one of Scotland’s most notable battles in 1314, and the Culloden Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the battle in 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charles was defeated. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of royalty, this Scotland tour offers Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs, and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You’ll also board and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary, fascinating experiences offered by Globus on this fun-filled, exciting Scotland vacation.
GLASGOW Welcome dinner; orientation driveGLENGOYNE Guided tour of the whisky distillerySTIRLING Visit Stirling CastleBANNOCKBURN 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 ferryCULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site’s visitor centerHIGHLANDS[LF] Enjoy a fascinating sheepdog display at Leault FarmPITLOCHRYVisit 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 CenterEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, [LF] visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Full Scottish breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow and a dinner at a local restaurant in Edinburgh
NOTE:Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures August 4, 11 & 18
Motorcoach; ferry to the Isle of Skye. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.