JOIN ME IN THE LAND OF ALBA
July 11-25, 2022
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10% non-refundable deposit holds your place on the tour
Coach and Driver, various Guides, all visits according to the itinerary, accommodations with daily breakfast and dinner included, ferry travel to and from the islands, and train tickets(if applicable)
DEPARTURE DAY: Monday, July 11, 2022
Group Flight to Glasgow from US airport to be determined *not included in cost*
Day 1: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Morning arrival into Glasgow
Depart immediately for our hotel in Oban, sitting along the coastline, where we will ready for our early morning ferry to the Isle of Mull
Welcome Dinner Included
Day 2: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Day trip to the Isles of Mull & Iona with time for lunch *on your own* on the island. Breakfast and Dinner included at hotel in Oban
Day 3: Thursday, July 14, 2022
We will have a leisurely morning, where you can walk the city of Oban before we depart for Fort William where you can grab a “take away” lunch at the supermarket before we board the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig (subject to availability). The coach will meet us and take us across to the Isle of Skye where we overnight. Breakfast and Dinner are included at the hotel. (This day is subject to change according to the train availability)
Day 4: Friday, July 15, 2022
It’s a later departure after breakfast. We will spend the day on the Isle of Skye – visiting the Old Man of Storr. Possibly the Fairy Pools amongst other exciting and out of the way places before we land back at our hotel for dinner.
Day 5: Saturday, July 16, 2022
This morning we depart the island via the Skye Bridge. Morning coffee and visit to Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in all of Scotland. After a time here, we stop in the quaint town of Plockton, “the jewel of the hIghlands” well known for the BBC”s Hamish Macbeth series. After lunch, we will head to our overnight location somewhere in the Highlands.
Day 6: Sunday, July 17, 2022
We depart our hotel this morning and visit Dunrobin Castle in Golspie Sutherland, the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and Clan Sutherland. After a walk around the grounds, we take you to a fabulous beach for fun and sun (fingers crossed, it IS Scotland after all) Dornoch Beach. Once the afternoon starts winding down it’s onward to Elgin for our overnight location for 3 nights.
Day 7: Monday, July 18, 2022
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood so we will be giving our driver a very deserved day off. Today we hire another driver to take us around as Colin Guides. It’s a morning visit to Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns – what comes next is a surprise even to me, maybe a distillery. No matter what happens it’s going to be a fabulous day! Back to the hotel for the night.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
This morning we visit the Black Isle, afterward, you’ll get to spend a well-deserved day on our own in the “biggest city in the highlands” Inverness. Enjoy your day out then meet us at the local pub, our favorite nightspot, Johnny Foxes *subject to reservations* for a group dinner.
Day 9: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
We leave the highlands today and head down the East Coast of Scotland. Stopping at Slains Castle east of Cruden Bay, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, and Dunnottar Castle before we end our night in Dundee or thereabouts.
Day 10: Thursday, July 21, 2022
It’s a full day in the Royal Deeside. Leaving this up to the discretion of our driver to take us to some fabulous locations. Enjoy the day before we end up back at our hotel for the night. Possible visits to include the V&A Museum and the Ship Discovery.
Day 11: Friday, July 22, 2022
It’s the capital city today – Edinburgh. You will have the day on your own to explore and enjoy. We drop you at the castle and let you go. We will meet up in the early evening as we then take you to Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code fame for a private visit. We evening at our hotel in Glasgow.
Day 12: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Day out to Stirling and Falkirk where we will visit Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument as well as the majestic Kelpies Statues pictured above! Breakfast and Dinner are included at the hotel
Day 13: Sunday, July 24, 2022
It’s a day out on your own in the city of Glasgow. After breakfast take in a walking tour with our guide if desired, otherwise, enjoy a fun-filled day in MY favorite city! Farewell dinner at pub included
Day 14: Monday, July 25, 2022
As in all good things, this tour must come to an end. It will be sad to see ya’ll go, be sure to come back and join us again for another fun-filled time in Scotland! Haste Ye Back.