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Unique Scotland The Islands & the Castles

Scotland

DAY 1: ARRIVAL -  GLASGOW  
Arrive in Glasgow airport.
Meet your driver at the arrival hall and private transfer to the city center hotel.

Check-in and overnight in Glasgow

DAY 2: GLASGOW
After breakfast meet your private guide at reception for a walking tour of the city.
We suggest visiting St Mungo Cathedral ( closed on Sundays ), the only medieval Scottish church still standing, Kellingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Riverside Museum & Glasgow Science Centre.
Of course you will be enjoying the city centre whilst strolling around.  

Overnight Glasgow.

DAY 3: GLASGOW – LUSS – INVERARAY – OBAN Km. 210
After breakfast in hotel, meet your private driver who will be driving you to your Car Rental collection point ( Car rental NOT provided by Liberty GB )

Collect your car and depart towards Luss, a village situated on the central part of Loch Lomond, one of the largest lake in Scotland. Have a boat tour around the lake if you like. Then drive to Inveraray, a beautiful village situated on the river Loch Fyne and visit to Inveraray Castle. Then travel to Glencoe and to Fort William situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.

Overnight in Oban/Fort William or surroundings in your pre-booked Hotel.
 
DAY 4: FERRY TO THE ISLE OF MULL
This morning you travel across from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull.  This is a short 45 minute crossing.  Mull is a beautiful island with moorland, forest and mountains, and magnificent cliff scenery to the south.  Upon arriving on Mull, travel by car to Torosay Castle and then continue by towards the picturesque fishing village of Tobermory.
Return to mainland in the afternoon for your Overnight in Oban/Fort William or surroundings pre-booked hotel.

DAY 5: ISLE OF SKYE Km. 330
After breakfast you will depart to Mallaig and you will board in to the Ferry to Armadale to discover the beauty of Isle of Skye, the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides which is 80 Km. long but all villages are not more then 9 Km. far away from the sea.

On the way back crossing Kyle of Lochals we will admire Eilean Donan Castle, magnificent ruin worldwide known to be filmed in HIGHLANDER movie.
Back to mainland.

Check-in and overnight Fort Augustus/Inverness (or surroundings ) hotel.
 
DAY 6: FORT AUGUSTUS - INVERNESS Km 110
After breakfast, you will leave for Loch Ness, famous for its improbable inhabitant the Monster Nessie. You will then travel to Fort Augustus, a lovely holiday retreat situated south of the lake.

You may take a boat trip & if you are lucky you may spot Nessie

You then visit Urquhart to admire the remains of the castle. During the day, visit to a local distillery to see the production of whisky. You will then travel to Inverness

Overnight in Inverness or surroundings in your pre-booked hotel.

DAY 7. - INVEREWE GARDENS - ULLAPOL  Km 205
Breakfast in hotel

Along Loch Maree today you will reach the Atlantic coast for the visit of Inverewe Gardens, beautiful tropical gardens, with incredible specimen from the Himalaya, Japan, New Zeland and other exotic destinations.
In the afternoon continue to Ullapol, and if the weather allows it, possibility to board a boat and to have a cruise to admire colonies of seals and various sea birds. If the weather is bad, then you can spend the afternoon visiting the picturesque town of Ullapol.

Overnight in the surroundings of Ullapol.
 
DAY 8. - DURNESS - SMOO CAVES - THURSO / WICK  Km 224
Breakfast in hotel

Departure for Durness, small town surrounded by magnificent cliffs. Nearby, the Smoo Caves, the visit of which will be by foot and on boat.

To follow, a walk around Sandwood Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches of Great Britain, with over 2 kms of sands, of a peculiar pink colour!

In case of bad weather, instead of the caves the you can visit the picturesque village of Bettyhill, ta fairy-tale village.

Late afternoon arrival at Thurso or Wick, for your overnight in the pre-booked hotel.

DAY 9. ORKNEY ISLANDS
Breakfast in hotel

Departure to discover the Orkney Islands. Of the 70 islands of the archipelago, only 20 are inhabited.

Departure towards Burwick. During the morning will visit Scapa Flow and its bay; the tiny isle of Lamb Holm with the charming Italian Chapel; and continue to Kirkwall, the biggest town and capital of Orkney, with many 17th-18th century houses and other structures in the local vernacular style..

In the afternoon, visit the beautiful Skara Brae: stone-built Neolithic settlement, it consists of ten clustered houses, and was occupied from roughly 3180 BCE–2500 BCE. Europe's most complete Neolithic village, Skara Brae gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Back to Thurso or Wick, for your overnight in the hotel.
 
DAY 10. THURSO - GRANTOWN ON SPEY Km 230
Breakfast in hotel

Depart direction south, brief stop in Golspie, small village by the sea, nearby which stands Dunrobin Castle, from the XIV century, still residence of the Ducs of Sutherland.

In the afternoon visit of a local distillery to appreciate the methods and techniques around the production of whisky.

Early evening arrive at Grantown on Spey, and overnight in the pre-booked hotel in Grantown or surroundings.
 
Day 11: CAWDOR Castle – BLAIR CASTLE - PITLOCHRY Km 210
After breakfast departure for Cawdor.

A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for...  Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself. Cawdor Castle is not another cold monument, but a splendid house and the home of the Cawdor family to this day.

Then you will leave for Blair Castle with its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle’s history extends over some 740 years, during which time it has welcomed countless generations of visitors. At the gateway to the Grampian Mountains on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today you can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape, but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place.

You will then travel to Pitlochry, a pretty village considered by Queen Victoria one of the most elegant in Europe.

Crossing legendary valleys you will arrive in Perth or Dundee or surroundings for your overnight in the pre-booked hotel

DAY 12: ST. ANDREWS - FALKLAND PALACE - EDINBURGH Km 145
After breakfast, you will leave for St Andrews. The city is known worldwide as the "home of golf". This is in part because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide.

Do not miss the Cathedral and the Castle ruins destroyed by Henry the VIII army in 1500. You will travel then to Falkland, a pretty village where you will have some time for lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon you will visit the Palace: The Scottish Crown acquired Falkland Castle from MacDuff of Fife in the 14th century. In 1402 Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany imprisoned his nephew David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, the eldest son of King Robert III of Scotland, at Falkland. The incarcerated Duke eventually died there from neglect and starvation. Between 1501 and 1541 Kings James IV and James V of Scotland transformed the old castle into a beautiful royal palace: one of the finest Renaissance palaces in Scotland. James V, already ill, died at Falkland in December 1542 after hearing that his wife had given birth to a daughter: Mary, Queen of Scots.

Arriving in Edinburgh you will admire the Firth of Forth, the railway bridge became the landmark of Scotland.

Check-in at the pre-booked hotel in Edinburgh & Overnight.
 
DAY 13: EDINBURGH
Following breakfast, you will begin a full-day tour of Edinburgh with a private guide for a walking tour of the capital.  

You will admire the old city, the medieval part with the Castle dominating the city-center skyline and the Royal Mile where, at the bottom, you will admire Holyrood Palace, Scotland's Royal Family Home and where Mary, queen of Scots passed long time of her miserable life.

Lunch at your leisure.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

DAY 14: DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the hotel and according to flight time, private transfer to the airport and fly home.

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PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (MIN 2 PAX / MAX 4 PAX)
2 pax            OMR 1,335
3/4 pax            OMR 1,145
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT    OMR 515

 

Hotel suggestion (or similar)
Glasgow: Hilton Glasgow 4* ( or similar )
Oban / Fort William: BW Muthu Queens 4* ( or similar)
Fort Augustus/ Inverness: Jurys Inn Inverness 4* (or similar)
Ullapool or surroundings: Dundollen Hotel 4* (or similar)
Thurso OR Wick: Pentland Hotel 3* (or similar)
Grantown Spey/Avimore or surroundings: The Spey 4* (or similar)
Perth OR Dundee: Double Tree Hilton Dundee (or similar)
Edinburgh: Ten Hill Place BW 4* (or similar)

INCLUSIONS

  • 13 Nights accommodation in 3* & 4* Hotels
  • 13 Breakfasts in Hotel
  • Private Transfer on arrival from airport to hotel in Glasgow
  • Private transfer from Glasgow city centre to Car Hire location
  • Private Transfer from hotel in Edinburgh to Airport on departure
  • 1 x Private Guide in Glasgow with Car at Disposal for 05 Hours
  • 1 x Private Guide in Edinburgh with Car at Disposal for 05 Hours
  • Ferry / return Isle of Mull (Standard Car)
  • Ferry one way to Isle of Skye – one way – Return to mainland by Bridge (Standard Car)
  • Ferry / return to Orkney Islands (Standard Car)
  • Entrance fees included: Glasgow: St Mungo Cathedral / Edinburgh: The Castle & Holyrood Palace

Exclusions

  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees except those included in the price
  • Anything else which is not mentioned in the price include

Terms & Conditions

  • Services are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Prices may vary depending on the travel time & day of the week

Unique Scotland The Islands & the Castles

14 Days / 13 Nights

Starting From:

OMR 1335

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