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Hotel
Single £ 680.00
Twin £ 595.00

All prices are per person

Child fare: 90% of the adult rate
Child reduction applies to children aged 8 to 18 inclusive on the basis
that they travel with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 8 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£595-£923

Tour ends in Edinburgh after breakfast on day 5.

Tour Type: Premium Escorted Tour


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Dates of Operation

Sundays
09 March to 30 November, 2014
Tuesdays and Fridays
1 April to 4 November, 2014<

Departure Information

Check In: 14:00
Departs: 14:30
Returns: 09:00

From: Thistle Glasgow Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN

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What's included

• First Class hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• 4 full Scottish breakfasts
• 1 table d’hôte dinners
• Scottish Highland Evening with entertainment
• Edinburgh restaurant dinner
• Welcome get-together drink with your tour director
• Admission and visits to Provand's Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill and Edinburgh Castle
• Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh with your tour director
• Loch Ness scenic cruise
• Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting
• Edinburgh ghost walking tour
• Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
• The services of a professional Tour Director
• Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo on 29 July to 19 August departures
• Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 5
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your driver and guide

Product Code: CIE 00763

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Taste of Scotland

from Glasgow

Highlights: Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Spean Bridge, Loch Ness (Cruise included), Nairn, Culloden Moor, Blair Athol Malt Whisky Distillery and Edinburgh

If you only have a limited amount of time available and want to see the highlights of Scotland then this is the tour for you. In just five days you'll discover Scotland's two great cities, tour the bonnie Scottish Highlands, take a cruise on Loch Ness, visit a whisky distillery and much, much more!

Day One

Welcome to Glasgow


Welcome to Glasgow. There are complimentary transfers from Glasgow International Airport departing at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs or 12:00 noon. There's time to relax before joining your fellow passengers for a tour of Glasgow departing at 14:30 hrs.

Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow's unique history. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner. (D)

Overnight: Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)

Day Two
Glasgow to the Highlands

Depart Glasgow and travel alongside famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting views and keep an eye out for "Nessie.” Continue to Nairn and enjoy a Scottish Highland evening with haggis and other traditional foods as well as bagpipe music and dance.


Overnight: Newton Hotel, Nairn or Columba Hotel, Inverness (or similar)

Day Three
Inverness to Edinburgh (2 nights)

We start with a drive through the Cairngorm National Park then through the Grampian Mountains to reach Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St Andrews, renowned as the "Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland's oldest. Spend some time to explore on your own before driving to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, a few miles from the city and set in lovely grounds with a golf course. In the evening dine at a popular restaurant and head off on a fun walking tour to discover the haunts of Edinburgh's eccentric characters in the narrow streets of the medieval old city.

Overnight: Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)

Day Four
Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

This morning see the principal sights of Edinburgh as you drive along Princes Street and through the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along parts of the Royal Mile where some houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On July 29 to August 19 departures, seats are reserved for the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

Day Five
Homeward bound

After breakfast spend independent time in Edinburgh or transfer to Edinburgh Airport in good time to check in for your flight.

 


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