From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland’s treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Experience all of the charms on this magical tour!
Glasgow, Loch Ness, Inverness, Isle of Sky, St. Andrews, Falkland, Edinburgh, Urquhart Castle, Culloden, & More
Double Occupancy (2 per room) - $4059.00 plus air $2323.49=$6382.49
Single Occupancy (1 per room) - $TBA per person
Triple Occupancy (3 per room) - $3959.00 plus air $2323.49=$6282.49
*All prices are in Canadian dollars and include all taxes. *
Note: The air tickets cost is $1349 plus taxes of $974.43 for a total of $2323.49. You are welcome to book your own airfare if you can find a better rate* Our group transfer to /from Ottawa airport will not be included should you book your own air*.
Day 1 - Friday, September 20, 2024
Travel Day. Your tour begins with pick up's along the hwy 417 Corridor to the Ottawa Airport. Pick up locations are: Beachburg, Pembroke, Cobden, Renfrew, Arnprior and Stittsville/Kanata. We do not go into Ottawa City. (We take the 416 to Hunt Club). Overnight flight.
Meals on Plane.
Group Flight Schedule:
Air Canada #8012. Departing Ottawa 15:45. Arrive Montreal 16:32
Lufthansa #479. Departing Montreal at 18:05. Arrive Frankfurt at 07:05 (now Sept. 21).
Lufthansa #960. Departing Frankfurt at 11:05. Arrive Glasgow at 12:05.
Day 2 - Saturday, September 21, 2024
Welcome to Scotland! Meet your tour guide at your designated pickup point before undertaking a panoramic tour of Glasgow. You will see Glasgow's highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding. We will visit Glasgow Cathedral, one of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact. There will also be time to visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Afterward we check into our hotel where we spend our first two nights.
Dinner/Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow (4*)
Day 3 - Sunday, September 22, 2024 - Burns Country
Depart for Rabbie Burns Country, where the first stop of the day is Burns National Heritage Park. The museum is the focal point of this beautifully landscaped park where visitors can cross the Brig o’Doon and visit the poet’s birthplace. Later, continue to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Culzean is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests, and secret gardens.
Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow (4*)
Day 4 - Monday, September 23, 2024 - Loch Ness & Inverness
Depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling along Scotland’s West Coast and Loch Ness. Highlights of the day include Loch Lomond, dramatic Glencoe, a visit to Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Dinner/Overnight — Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (4*)
Day 5 - Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - Isle of Skye
Today a day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. First stop is Portree, capital of the island. You can enjoy some free time here, exploring the multi-coloured harbour, or warming up by a real coal fire in a local pub. On our return to Inverness, you will visit Eilean Donan Castle.
Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Day 6 - Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - Cullonden & Speyside
Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. Our next stop is at Kincraig for an impressive display from the Working Sheepdogs. Continue on to Perthshire, and our hotel for the night, the beautiful Dunkeld House. Tonight, we are treated to a "Tastetalk" - a Whisky and chocolate pairing experience lead by a local expert.
Dinner/Overnight—Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld (4*)
Day 7 - Thursday, September 26, 2024 - St. Andrews & Falkland
We travel to St. Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf. Leaving St. Andrews, we head to Falkland to visit the village and the Palace, built by King James V in 1539. It became a favourite retreat of the Stuart Dynasty including Mary Queen of Scots.
Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George (4*)
Day 8 - Friday, September 27, 2024 - Edinburgh
After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle. You will then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh which features the “New” and the “Old” towns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city further. Tonight, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons.
Dinner/Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George (4*)
Day 9 - Saturday, September 28, 2024 - Scotland to Ireland
Sadly, our tour comes to an end. We fly home, back to Ottawa from the Edinburgh airpot.
Group flight Schedule:
Lufthansa #1527 Departing Edinburgh at 06:00. Arrive Frankfurt at 08:55
Lufthansa #478. Departing Frankfurt at 14:20. Arrive Montreal at 16:05.
Air Canada #8009. Departing Montreal at 17:15. Arrive Ottawa at 18:00.