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Scotland / Knox


Day 1  EUROPE BOUND
Overnight flight from the United States to Glasgow.

Day 2  GLASGOW
You will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to the hotel.  The remainder of your day is free with many things to do and see.

Day 3 GLASGOW
Enjoy a tour by motor coach of some of the city's important landmarks. These include the University, which overlooks the sloping terraces of one of Glasgow's many parks. We'll drive by Victoria Park and the Botanical Gardens and other famous buildings.  Free time will be allowed for shopping downtown or a round of golf if you wish.  Breakfast and Dinner included.

DAY 4  OBAN/IONA
This morning you will depart Glasgow and drive north along the picturesque shores of Loch Lomond to Oban, where you will board a ferry to the Isle of Mull.  You will drive across Mull and take another short foot passenger ferry from Fionnport to St Columba’s Island of Iona.  Iona the site of the first Christian settlement of Scotland has been known as a  place of spiritual power and pilgrimages for centuries.  You will see many sights on the island and will visit Iona Abbey which is the most visited sight and dates back to the 11th Century.  You will then take the ferry back to the ferry and on to Oban for dinner and overnight.
 

DAY 5   STIRLING/PERTH
We depart Oban and drive through beautiful Highland scenery to the ancient fortress of Stirling and visit one of the most important castles in Scottish history…Stirling Castle.  You will then transfer to Perth to see St John’s where Knox preached and unleashed the storm of the Reformation.  You will have dinner and overnight in Perth.


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6  ST. ANDREWS/EDINBURGH
This morning you will depart Perth and transfer to St Andrew’s, home of golf and named after Scotland’s patron saint.  It was in St Andrew’s that the Scottish Protestant reformer George Wishart was executed for heresy in 1546, after John Knox preached in the castle and Parish church here.  You will visit the castle and the cathedral before transferring to Edinburgh the capital city for dinner and overnight.
 

DAY 7  EDINBURGH
You will be met by your local coach and guide for a tour of Edinburgh including a visit to the impressive Edinburgh Castle, we will drive along the Royal Mile to visit to
St Giles Cathedral with its Thistle Chapel, from whose pulpit Knox spent most of his Reformation years preaching.  We will then visit John Knox medieval town house which is the memorial to John Knox.  You tour will end at your hotel in Edinburgh for dinner and overnight. 

DAY 8  HADDINGTON HOUSE/EDDINBURGH
This morning you will be met by a coach and guide for a visit to Haddington, where John Knox was born and raised, you will visit the gardens of Haddington House (the house itself is not open to the public).  You will then be transferred back to Edinburgh for an afternoon at leisure for individual sightseeing and free time for shopping.  Dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.
 

DAY 9
We bid farewell to this Scotland and take our flight back home.
   

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