Explore the history and culture of Scotland!

Explore the history and culture of Scotland!

Travel Dates: July 04. – July 11. 2016.


  • Number of days/ nights: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Place of arrival: Edinburgh Airport
  • Place of departure: Edinburgh Airport


  • LAND ONLY PRICE: $2,699.-


  • 7 nights at a good 3/4 star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Breakfast at hotel each day, day 2 – 8 inclusive
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner at local restaurant on day 1
  • Traditional dinner and entertainment at Prestonfield House or similar on day 2
  • Dinner at hotel on day 5
  • Farewell dinner with 3 drinks per person at a local restaurant on day 7
  • Lunch at a local pub/restaurant on day 4

    Edinburgh Castle Rosslyn Chapel Blair Castle
    Blair Atholl Distillery Cawdor Castle Eilean Donan Castle
    Skye Museum of Island Life Stirling Castle
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond with tea and scones on day 6
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 8 full days, days 1 –
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 3 evening return transfer on days 1, 2 & 7
  • English speaking guide x 8 full days, days 1 – 8
  • English speaking guide for Inverness Heritage Tour on day 4
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage in and out of hotels


  • Gratuities to guides, restaurant staff or drivers
  • Transfers where not noted
  • Meals where not noted
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance



Hotel Location No. of nights Category
Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh 2 nights 4 star
Grant Arms Hotel Grantown on Spey 2 nights 3 star
Morar Hotel Portree, Isle of Skye 1 night 3 star
Jury’s Inn Glasgow Glasgow 2 nights 4 star



Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH Edinburgh – Rating: 4 Star

Visit Radisson Blu website

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. The Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is ideally situated in the heart of the city centre, on the historic Royal Mile, halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The principal business and shopping districts are within few minutes of walk, where guests can stroll down to while away time during their visit. Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh offers 238 spacious guestrooms that are fully equipped with all the modern facilities and the best service that one could expect from a superior-class hotel. Physically challenged guests can opt for the specially adapted rooms available for their comfort. Guests can kick start their day with a delicious Scandinavian, the continent and North America as well as with a traditional Scottish breakfast served in the hotel. You can also relish a wide variety of international classics at the in-house restaurant.

Grant Arms, 25 The Square, PH26 3HF Grantown on Spey – Rating: 3 Star

Visit Grant Arms website

In the fine country town of Grantown-on-Spey, not far from the famous Spey River, this impressive 19th century residence has been upgraded to offer modern comforts whilst retaining a traditional character. Experience a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, the perfect combination of mountain scenery, ancient buildings and mysterious lochs. Visit Aviemore, Cairngorms mountains, Inverness, Loch Ness, the Moray Firth and Royal Deeside. Follow the trails of castles, gardens and distilleries, or play golf at the numerous courses found nearby, including the Grantown-on-Spey 18-hole course. Once visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1860, the Grant Arms boasts 50 en-suite bedrooms and comprehensive meeting and conference facilities.

Morar Hotel, Morar, Inverness-shire, PH40 4PA – Rating: 3 star

Visit Morar Hotel website

The Morar Hotel is a friendly hotel on the romantic ‘Road to the isles’, 3 miles from Mallaig, the Southern Gateway to the Isle of Skye. The hotel commands breathtaking views of the famous Silver Sands of Morar and the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum & Eigg. The MOrar offers true Scottish Highland hospitality. The hotel features 30 bedrooms – all with TV, private bathrooms & tea making facilities – comfortable rooms, log fires and good home cooking. A warm Highland welcome is assured.

Jury’s Inn Glasgow, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG – Rating: 4 star

Visit Jury’s Inn Glasgow website

Overlooking the River Clyde, this Jurys Inn is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, next to Glasgow Central Station and convenient to the Scottish Exhibition, shopping, bars and restaurants. The spacious and comfortable rooms are all en-suite with air-conditioning and flat-screen satellite TVs. Breakfast is served in the contemporary restaurant, which also offers an international dinner menu. The bar serves lunch and snacks and fresh coffees and pastries are available at Il Barista. The hotel boasts 10 dedicated meeting rooms.


Day 1: Monday, July 4TH 2016 – Welcome to Scotland

At Edinburgh Airport meet with your English speaking guide and driver and transfer to Edinburgh city center.


Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh City with a local guide

Discover Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, with a panoramic city tour. From the historical closes of the Old Town to the larges avenues of New Town, explore an outstanding city of contrasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along its main thoroughfare, Princes Street, you will witness the most unique sight of Edinburgh Castle, majestically dominating both Old and New Town. See Calton Hill and its National Monument, rightfully giving Edinburgh its nickname: the “Athens of the North”.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure for personal sightseeing or souvenir shopping.

Welcome dinner with cocktail at a local restaurant this evening.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh.

Day 2: Tuesday, July 5TH 2016 – Edinburgh Castle & Rosslyn Chapel

This morning visit Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh-CastleEdinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvellous views, it continues to spellbound with its wonderful story.Visit Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn-ChapelFounded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel is a unique building with its and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting. The chapel took some 40 years to complete, its ornate stonework and symbolism have inspired – and intrigued – artists and visitors ever since it has been completed. Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively. Rosslyn has survived turbulent times and has recently been undergoing an extensive programme of conservation to ensure its long-term future.Return to Edinburgh and spend the balance of the day at leisure.This evening enjoy traditional dinner and entertainment at Prestonfield House or similarNow featuring a nightly performance by acclaimed Three Scottish Tenors, Scotland’s most famous evening of traditional Scottish music, bagpipes, fiddles and dance with wine and dinner is not to be missed. Enjoy exceptional entertainment with wine and a gourmet dinner served by their kilted waiters. A delicious 4-course dinner of Angus beef and Orkney salmon with wine and taste of haggis accompanies this unmissable evening of traditional hospitality and entertainment.Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh.

Day 3: Wednesday, July 6TH 2016 – Edinburgh to Inverness

Today depart Edinburgh for Inverness.En-route visit Blair Atholl DistilleryBlair-Atholl-DistilleryEstablished in 1798, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, and produces a 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky with mellow deep-toned aromas, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. You can see the distillers utilising the most valuable of local resources, the crystal clear waters of the Allt Dour. After absorbing a few secrets of the distillers’ art on a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your complimentary dram.
Lunch under own arrangements in Pitlochry or similar.Then visit Blair CastleBlair-CastleBlair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Perthshire. Visit the castle and enjoy a tour of 30 rooms and the fascinating collections they contain. As one of the first private homes to open to the public in Scotland, Blair welcomes more visitors than any other. Discover the castle, its extensive collections and beautiful gardens. Blair Castle has a long and illustrious history, throughout which it has accumulated many fascinating historical artefacts, including antique furniture, art, period dress and arms and armour.

Continue to your hotel in The Cairngorms and check in.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Grant Arms Hotel.

Day 4: Thursday, July 7TH 2016 – Inverness

This morning visit Cawdor CastleCawdor-CastleCawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century, having been built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor, with the ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree – wherever you look, Cawdor Castle is steeped in intrigue and history. The imposing, rectangular tower-house consisted of four storeys and a garret with one entrance to the outside world set at upper first floor level; the perfect design to keep out unwelcome visitors. The ancient castle, which is home to the Cawdor family to this day, has evolved over 600 years and has been lovingly filled with beautiful furniture, fine portraits, intriguing objects and amazing tapestries.Then journey to Inverness and enjoy an included lunch.After lunch enjoy a heritage walking tour of the city.Visit to the Scottish Kiltmaker CentreA family business, Highland House of Fraser is steeped in the tradition of Highland Dress. Situated on the west bank of the River Ness, they boast a selection of Scotland’s finest clothing, textiles and gifts. Manufacturers of Highland Dress, they have been making bespoke kilts within their premises for over 50 years, continuing the tradition of the finest hand sewn kilts. When you visit The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre in Inverness, you’ll enjoy a fascinating insight into the history, tradition and culture of the kilt – from its origins through to the present day. Set within their kiltmaking workshop, the Centre creates a colourful, authentic and memorable experience, brought to life with audio-visual, costume and tartan displays in all their brilliance.Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Grant Arms Hotel.

Day 5: Friday, July 8TH 2016 – Cairngorms to Glasgow

Today depart The Cairngorms and visit the Isle of Skye.En route enjoy a photo stop at Loch NessLoch-NessLoch Ness is the deepest freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands, and is one of the most visited locations in Scotland. Loch Ness is about 24 miles long by one mile wide and at its deepest point, it goes down nearly 1,000 ft. Lying northeast of the Great Glen in the Highlands, Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the crypto-zoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as “Nessie”.Then visit Eilean Donan CastleEilean-Donan-CastleEilean Donan Castle is one of the most recognised castles in Scotland and without a doubt, a Scottish icon. Strategically located on its own little island, overlooking the Isle of Skye, at the point where three great sea-lochs meet, and surrounded by the majestic splendour of the forested mountains of Kintail, Eilean Donan’s setting is truly breath-taking. Crossing the bridge to today’s castle, the fourth version, you can clearly understand why Bishop Donan chose the tranquil spot back in 634AD to settle on it and create a monastic cell. The castle that visitors enjoy so much today was reconstructed as a family home between 1912 and 1932 by Lt Col John MacRae-Gilstrap, and incorporated much of the ruins from previous destructions. At this point the bridge was added; a structure that is as much a part of the classic image as the very castle itself.Enjoy a scenic drive on the Isle of Skye and visit the Skye Museum of Island Life


Walking into the museum is like stepping back in time to an old Highland village. The museum, which consists of 7 thatched cottages, offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life 100 years ago. Among the many displays, there is found the old Graham family home, the village smithy, the weaver’s house, and a vast array of crofting implements. There are also pictorial and historical archives, including the story of Flora MacDonald. This award winning attraction is a must for all visitors to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Morar Hotel.

Day 6: Saturday, July 9TH 2016 – Isle of Skye to Glasgow

Depart the Isle of Skye and journey to Glasgow.Stop in Fort William or similar for lunch under own arrangements.Enjoy a photo stop at the Three Ladies of GlencoeThree-Ladies-of-GlencoeContinue to Glasgow and on arrival enjoy a walking tourOverflowing with style and culture, Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining .The city tour will take you from George Square in the city centre past the impressive Glasgow Cathedral – the only mainland Scottish Cathedral to have survived the Reformation intact. Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Glasgow.

Day 7: Sunday, July 10TH 2016 – Stirling and Loch Lomond

Today explore the Stirling and the Trossachs National Park with an included coach and guide.Before departing Glasgow enjoy a short panoramic tour by coachVisit Stirling CastleStirling-CastleOne of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture, Stirling Castle commands the countryside for many miles around. It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314. Situated on a volcanic outcrop guarding the lowest crossing point of the River Forth, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish Independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. It has seen many royal dramas and witnessed the lives and deaths of almost every Scottish monarch up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603.Continue to Loch Lomond and enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond with tea and sconesLoch-LomondLoch Lomond has the largest surface area of fresh water in the UK. The Loch is 24 miles long and five miles wide and at its deepest point is some 600 feet deep. On the Loch there are approximately 38 Islands, some of them inhabited and there is even a Hotel on one, Inchmurrin. Loch Lomond must be the world’s most famous Loch and has been much written about, both in song and verse. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquility and offers picture postcard views around every corner. Enjoy the impressive panorama of Loch Lomond, which is often referred as one of Scotland’s most beautiful and most famous lake. Numerous verses and songs have been written about this area.Return to Glasgow.Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Glasgow.

Day 8: Monday, July 11TH 2016 – Farewell

This morning transfer to Edinburgh Airport at approximately 7AM for your return flight home or transfer to Glasgow AP to join the extension in London.

GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION – booking on request

DL 488 JFK   –   EDI JULY 3.    08:16PM – 08:40AM    OPERATED BY DELTA AIRLINES
DL 489 EDI   –   JFK JULY 11.  10:30AM – 01:03PM    OPERATED BY DELTA AIRLINES


If booking flights on your own, please book flights with arrival in Edinburgh before 9AM on July 4th and departure from Edinburgh not later than 10:30AM on July 11th.


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Monday July 11th – Thursday July 14th 2016.


  • Number of days/ nights: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Place of arrival: London
  • Place of departure: London Heathrow Airport


  • LAND ONLY PRICE: $1,399.-


  • 3 nights at a good 4 star hotel, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Breakfast at hotel each day, day 2 – 4 inclusive
  • Dinner at hotel on day 3

    Tower of London British Museum Camden Market
    Stonehenge Old Sarum
  • River Thames Cruise on day 2
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 3 full days, days 1 – 3
  • English speaking guide x 4 full days, days 1 – 4
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 1 transfer from Glasgow hotel to Glasgow Airport on day 1
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 1 airport transfer on day 4
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage in and out of hotels



Hotel Location No. of nights Category
Kensington Close Hotel & Spa London 3 nights 4 star



Kensington Close Hotel & Spa, Wrights Lane, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5SP – Rating: 4 Star

Visit Kensington Close Hotel & Spa website

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Kensington High Street, this 4-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms. It has a 24-hour front desk and a traditional grill restaurant. Hyde Park is a 10-minute walk away. The spacious rooms at Kensington Close Hotel come with a satellite TV, and each is fitted with carpeted floors and wooden furniture. All include a personal safe and a tea/coffee maker. High Street Kensington Underground Station is 150 metres away, and links to Wimbledon and Hammersmith. The famous Museum Mile and Earl’s Court are within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Close Hotel And Spa. Boulevard Restaurant serves a hot breakfast and delicious modern European cuisine meals. After a day out, guests can relax with a drink in the lounge bar. Access to the modern health club facilities is available at a surcharge. Kensington and Chelsea is a great choice for travellers interested inmuseums, culture and food.


Day 1: Monday July 11th 2016 – Welcome to England

After breakfast morning transfer to Glasgow Airport where you will fly to London.Transfer to central London and upon arrival enjoy a Panoramic Tour of London with a local guidelondonToday enjoy a full day touring of London. With over seven million people, three hundred languages and 500,000 years of history, you’ll never be short of things to do in London. Whether you know the capital well or are visiting for the first time, this is a city full of secrets and surprises, but in a city packed with museums, art galleries, theatres and historic buildings, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to begin! Watching the city spread out before you as you are gently lifted over London on the Millennium Wheel, or watching the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are experiences not to be missed.Check in to your hotel.Balance of the day at leisure.Dinner under own arrangements.Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Kensington Close Hotel & Spa.

Day 2: Tuesday July 12th 2016 – London

Today explore London with an included coach and guide.Enjoy a River Thames CruiseRiver-ThamesDiscover 2000 years of history on London’s most exciting sightseeing tour, a Thames river cruise. From the awe-inspiring Houses of Parliament to the ancient Tower of London (with its gruesome past), experience the best views the Capital has to offer while enjoying a carefree cruise along the River Thames.Visit the Tower of London 


The Tower of London is a castle located on the northern bank of the River Thames to the south east of the City of London and next to Tower Bridge. The Tower of London is an internationally famous monument and one of England’s most iconic structures. It is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners. Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.


This afternoon visit Camden Market



Camden’s group of markets is now the fourth most-visited tourist attraction in London. It is the largest street market in the UK, and attracts around 500,000 visitors each week. There are various markets located in Camden Town which are collectively known as Camden Market; these are Camden Lock Market, Camden Stables Market, Camden Canal Market, Inverness Street Market, and Camden (Buck Street) Market. The area around Camden Lock was first developed in 1791 by the Earl of Camden, with the famous Regents Canal opening in 1820. The first market to appear in Camden was Camden Lock Market, which opened in 1972. Today, there are hundreds of designer workshops, studios, stalls, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars selling an individual and extensive array of high quality goods from designer, alternative & vintage clothing and accessories to one-off pieces of art, furnishings, antiques, jewellery, records & CDs, collectables, arts & crafts and international food.


Finally visit the world-famous British Museum



Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to 6 million visitors per year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.

Dinner under own arrangements

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Kensington Close Hotel & Spa.

Day 3: Wednesday July 13th 2016 – Stonehenge & Old Sarum

Today explore England’s heritage with an included coach and guide.Visit StonehengeStonehengeWalk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.Then visit Old Sarum 


Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum. Stand in the footprint of Salisbury’s original cathedral, conquer the royal castle which stood high on the motte, and discover the awe-inspiring Iron Age hill fort where it all began. Unearth over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape.

Return to London.

Farewell dinner at your hotel.
*We will aim for a restaurant on Kensington High Street within walking distance of your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at the Kensington Close Hotel & Spa.

Day 4: Thursday July 14th 2016 – Farewell

Transfer to a London airport for your flight home.

GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION – booking on request

DL 488     JFK – EDI        JULY 3                 08:16PM – 08:40AM OPERATED BY DELTA AIRLINES
BA8725    GLA-LCY         JULY 11               10:55AM – 12:15PM  OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS CITYFLYER



If booking flights on your own, please book flights with arrival in Edinburgh before 9AM on July 4th and departure from London between 3PM and 5:35PM on July 14th otherwise your transfers from/to the airport will be in your own arrangement. If booking flight from Glasgow AP to London City AP, please make sure to book exact same flight as specified above otherwise your transfers to/from the airport will be in your own arrangement.

Please read this information carefully, as a payment of a $500 deposit per person represents your acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions.Payment Schedule: A deposit of $500 per person confirms your reservation. The balance of your invoice is due 95 days (March 30, 2016) before departure. Cancelling the air will incur a $100 fee at any time. Airfare is completely non-refundable once tickets have been issued. For any changes to dates or itinerary once tickets have been issued, a $100 service fee plus any applicable airline imposed fees will apply ($200-$400).Not Included in Tour Price: Airfare if purchasing a Land Only package; personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, room service, and meals not specified; gratuities to your guide and drivers, which are at your discretion; optional sightseeing; and travel protection insurance.Cancellation and Refunds: If you must cancel your trip, the effective date of cancellation will be upon our receipt of your written notification. Refunds for cancellations are subject to the following per person charges: Cancel 95 days or more before departure: $200 charge; Cancel 94-65 days before departure: 25% of package price; Cancel 64-0 days before departure: No refund. No changes are allowed within 30 days of departure.Upon reservation you must provide your full legal name as it appears on your passport, your date of birth and gender. In the event an airline ticket is issued with incorrect information you have provided, you will be responsible for charges associated with the ticket’s reissue.

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