Join the Sutherlin Family on a fabulous journey through the Highlands of Scotland as we explore the very areas our ancestors roamed. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Sutherlin/Oakland Scholarship Fund (Sutherlin/Oakland Oregon)
September 1-11, 2021
Departure date from US: Wednesday August 31, 2021
Day 1: Thursday September 1, 2021 Arrive Inverness Scotland where you are met by the Driver/Guide and taken out to your first location – Cawdor Castle where you can indulge in lunch/coffee/treats. Then it’s off to Nairn and the town of Elgin where our ancestor Alexander Southerland was born, before we come to your hotel for the night just outside the city. We will be hosting a welcome dinner tonight
Day 2: Friday September 2, 2021 Day trip to Banff via Fochabers then onward to Cruden Bay and possibly Dufftown before heading back to our hotel for the evening. (Leaving this day up to discretion of the driver)
Day 3: Saturday September 3, 2021 Another day trip – this time to Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Then we drop you off along the Loch Ness where you take a ferry to Urquhart Castle where we pick you up and end our day back at the hotel. Possible visits to Nethy Bridge & Grantown-on-Spey
Day 4: Sunday September 4, 2021 It’s yet another day trip day -This time to Muir of Ord and the Glen Ord Distillery, The Black Isle and the city of Inverness itself. Back to the hotel for our last night there
Day 5: Monday September 5, 2021 It’s time to head up to the Orkney Islands today. We will be making stops at Dornoch Beach, the village of Dornoch and of course our family home DunRobin Castle. We will be overnighting in the town of Wick so we can catch the morning ferry to the islands.
Day 6: September 6, 2021 It’s off to the Orkney Islands! We catch the morning ferry from Gills Bay and land in St. Margaret’s Hope on the Orkney islands. We will be spending time exploring before we end our night at our hotel in Kirkwall.
Day 7: September 7, 2021 We will be hiring another company to take us around to other parts of the islands today as it’s our driver’s well-deserved day off. Enjoy a full day on the islands before we head back to our hotel for the evening.
Day 8: September 8, 2021 We have an EARLY departure off the islands today as we catch the morning ferry back to Gills Bay. Today we are heading to the West Coast. This day is still in the works. After we depart the island, we will be driving along the North Coast 500 and possibly stay overnight along the route close to Bettyhill. Not guaranteed but if we can swing it, we will be road tripping for the next 2 nights. Dinner at our hotel.
Day 9: September 9, 2021 Today is another day tripping kind of day. We will be visiting the villages of Durness, Tongue and the West Coast of Scotland. Depending on how the day before goes, it will determine where we stay this night. Both days are in the works but I can guarantee, it will be to your benefit! Hang tight as we figure these nights out. If we cannot work it out, we will overnight in Ullapool as originally planned Dinner at our hotel.
Day 10: September 10 2021 It’s our last full night in Scotland today. We stop at the Corrieshalloch Gorge for an awesome photo opportunity before we arrive back in Inverness. We drop you at the hotel and you will have time to explore before our hosted Farewell Dinner (hopefully in our favorite night club/pub).Enjoy a wonderful evening of fun and drinks before we end our journey through the Highlands of Scotland.
Day 11: September 11, 2021 All good things must come to an end: We transfer you back to the Inverness Airport for your return flight home HASTE YE BACK
Luxury Coach with Driver/Guide, Tour Manager, 10 nights luxury hotels, all visits, 2 meals daily, ferry to and from the Orkney Islands, full day tour of the Orkney Islands, Cruise along the Loch Ness, porterage of 1 bag each
Group Air to be determined
Extra meals not specified in itinerary, gratuities to driver/guide(s), tour manager or other servers, porterage of extra bags, Travel Insurance (highly recommended), sundries or extras not specified in itinerary, all other costs not shown