2018 - 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 28 to August 13 departures.
  • Enjoy dinner on board a ferry as you cruise to the Isles of Orkney.
  • Board the classic and elegant steamship the Sir Walter Scott for a picturesque cruise of Loch Katrine.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Isle of Orkney
  • John o'Groats
  • Kilt Rock
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae
  • Urquhart Castle

    Dining Experiences:

  • Nine dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

    Hotels:

  • The Winnock Hotel
    Drymen, near 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)

    All CIE Guided Vacations Include:

  • 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
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call 1 (888) 484-4033 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13605854

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowGLASGOW ARRIVAL & LOCH KATRINE CRUISE : Tour begins 3:00 PM, Drymen hotel, located 20 miles north of Glasgow. Set out for a short drive through part of the Trossachs, often called "The Highlands in Miniature". Embark on the steamboat "Sir Walter Scott" for a short cruise on Loch Katrine to admire lovely scenery. 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 mountain pass of "Rest & Be Thankful." Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery. Take a guided tour of the highly-decorated chambers of Mount Stuart House, built in the late 1870s. See the many Victorian comforts that were highly innovative for the era. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy free time before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 3Kyle of LochalshLOCH LOMOND & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE : Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland's most spectacular and beautiful places. Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for some refreshment and shopping for Scottish goods. Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your charming family-owned hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh.
    (B, D)
    Day 4Kyle of LochalshISLE OF SKYE & DUNVEGAN CASTLE : Explore the Isle of Skye and its Bonnie Prince Charlie associations. Tour the oldest continuously inhabited castles in Scotland -- Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800. View priceless family heirlooms and stroll through formal gardens. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly-painted houses clustered around the bay. 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 trees and shrubs was created from 50 acres of bleak headland in 1862. The varied plantings thrive due to the warmth of the Gulf Stream. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port built in 1788.
    (B, D)
    Day 6KirkwallHIGHLAND SCENERY & ISLE OF 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. Continue to John O'Groats, the most northern place on the British mainland and take a ferry to the Isles of Orkney, enjoying dinner on board.
    (B, D)
    Day 7KirkwallORKNEY SIGHTS & SKARA BRAE : Today you'll discover the Isles of Orkney starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, discover the charm of the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Visit Skara Brae, a 5,000-year-old village with remains of dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see 12th century St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently.
    (B)
    Day 8InvernessDUNROBIN CASTLE & INVERNESS : Ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 but renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms this is the largest mansion in northern Scotland. Explore chambers containing priceless artifacts, including the dining room, music room and library with over 10,000 volumes. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands.
    (B, D)
    Day 9InvernessURQUHART CASTLE & CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD : Keep your camera handy as you cruise on Loch Ness to visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle, once Scotland's largest castles which was destroyed in Jacobite wars. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated in 1746, which ended the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Stop for photos 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 10EdinburghSHEEPDOG TRIALS & WHISKY TASTING : Immerse yourself in farm life at a Cairngorm Mountains farm and watch as skilled dogs obey commands to round up sheep. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a tasting at the end of the tour. Head to Edinburgh where a festive Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment awaits.
    (B, D)
    Day 11EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : 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 where some houses reach 11 stories tall. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Scone and the Scottish Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free. On July 28 to August 13 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
    (B)
    Day 12Tour Ends in EdinburghTOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    April 14, 2018$2,925.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    April 28, 2018$2,840.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 05, 2018$2,885.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 19, 2018$2,885.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 26, 2018$2,885.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 02, 2018$3,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 09, 2018$3,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 18, 2018$3,100.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 30, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 02, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 14, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 16, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 30, 2018$3,475.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 04, 2018$3,475.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 06, 2018$3,475.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 11, 2018$3,475.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 18, 2018$3,375.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 01, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 03, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 15, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 17, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 22, 2018$3,155.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 13, 2018$2,800.00* (USD) / 12 days Glasgow to Edinburgh : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    The Winnock Hotel, Drymen, near 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)
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    Single room supplement: $495

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    • 2018 - 12 Day Scottish Isles & Glens

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      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28 to August 13 departures.

     
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